Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
: the quality or state of being profligate
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Latin profligatus, from past participle of profligare to strike down, from pro- forward, down + -fligare (akin to fligere to strike); akin to Greek phlibein to squeeze
1 : completely given up to dissipation and licentiousness 2 : wildly extravagant : prodigal
— prof·li·gate·ly adverb
Monday, November 10, 2008
I love architecture that is out of the box (or in the box but a better version of the box). I wish I had the talent, vision and the basic grasp of physics that it takes to construct these great structures.
You can find an audio version of the pronunciation here
plural sine qua nons also sine qui·bus non \-ˌkwi-(ˌ)bu̇s- also -ˌkwī-\
Late Latin, without which not
: something absolutely indispensable or essential
An essential element or condition, as in A perfect cake is the since qua non of a birthday party. This phrase is Latin for "without which not" and has been used in English since about 1600. It appears more in writing than in speech.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Here is the New will.i.am song debuting on Oprah today. Hopefully I can get the whole video soon.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Similarities you ask?
Alan Alda played Arnold Vinick (and won an Emmy I might add), an older gentleman Senator with years of experience. He was a moderate Republican who didn't get quite as "right-wing" as McCain pretended to be during his campaign, but you get the idea.
Jimmy Smits played Matt Santos, the young Hispanic Senator who selects Bartlett's Chief of Staff as his V.P. pick. Leo was an older more experienced Washington insider that gave weight to the ticket.
Do we see some similarities already?
That is just the start. The TV had the Nuclear Leak in California that caused the race to swing in the favor of the Democratic Santos who was against Nuclear Energy. That was the show's catastrophe....and what did we have in real life? The Economy crashed.
I won't give away the whole season, but trust me, the similarities don't end there.
Next thing I know I overhear CNN today in passing about Rahm Emanuel being chosen as Obama's Chief Of Staff. Turns out that Rahm Emanuel worked in the Clinton Administration about the time that West Wing was in its heyday. The character of Josh Lymon (Deputy Chief of Staff) was based on who??? RAHM EMANUEL. Interesting!
There's more. It seems that Rahm Emanuel's brother is Ari Emanuel. Has anyone seen Ari Gold (Jermey Piven) on Entourage? The character of Ari Gold was based on Ari Emanuel.
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Life imitates Art and Art imitates Life.
S Italian dialect pron. of Italian acido, literally, heartburn, acid, from Latin acidus
: a feeling of agitation or anxiety
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Election 2008 Voting Information
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