For National Teacher's Day, what teacher(s) did you have that made you interested in something that you thought you could never be interested in?
For Roast Leg of Lamb day, how do you like your leg of lamb? (Vegetarians may skip this question or describe their ideal salad.) ;-)
Do you like getting dressed up, or are you happier in casual? What does your work require?
Do you think Pluto was treated unfairly and deserves to be a planet?
The Twitter Emitter
I can see how typing the word "prolly" instead of "probably" is a huge time saver. Much like the cotton gin.— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) April 29, 2013
So you're going to be the first troop into Syria, right @lindseygrahamsc ? You could probably start your invasion now and we'll catch up.— Karl (@JerryMander) May 6, 2013
That awkward moment when Eric Cantor pledges to have another vote to repeal Obamacare and no one can remember if it's the 38th or 39th.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) May 6, 2013
Oh by the way, America, while they have you focused on Benghazi, Congress is trying to take away your overtime pay.— allanbrauer (@allanbrauer) May 6, 2013
Lesson of the day: the only thing standing between you and fabulous wealth is a truly inventive conspiracy theory.— Hunter (@HunterDK) May 6, 2013
Remember when the GOP attacked Bush when 60 were killed in embassy/consulate attacks btw 2002-08 pre-#Benghazi?— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 6, 2013
"Pope threatens to excommunicate Irish PM for promoting abortion legislation." WHERE ARE THE EXCOMMUNICATIONS FOR PEDOPHILE PRIESTS?!— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) May 6, 2013
#ThatAwkwardMoment when Republicans argue that 15 is too young to get contraception then give a 5-year-old a gun— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 6, 2013
It's not too late. Reading one good book can erase the damage of ten reality shows.— Chris Dashiell (@cdashiell) May 7, 2013
Patina makes things more expensive, unless you're talking toenails.— Andrew Gatto (@AndrewGatto) May 7, 2013
On This Day
In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo off the coast of Ireland.
In 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, to take effect the following day, that ended the European conflict of World War II.
In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans.
In 1992, Michigan ratified a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution, making the 27th Amendment law. The amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself mid-term pay raises.
In 2000, President Vladimir Putin was inaugurated in Russia's first democratic transfer of power.
Born on This Day
1833 – Johannes Brahms, German composer (d. 1897)
1839 - Jules-Adolphe Goupil, French genre painter (d. 1883)
1840 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893)
1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
1919 – Eva Perón, Argentine actress and First Lady, wife of Juan Perón (d. 1952)
1923 – Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985)
1939 – Jimmy Ruffin, American singer
1945 – Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Planxty and Moving Hearts)
1946 – Jerry Nolan, American drummer (The New York Dolls) (d. 1992)
1946 – Thelma Houston, American singer-songwriter and actress (Sisters of Glory)
1946 – Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones The Dead, 7 Walkers, Rhythm Devils, and BK3)
1950 – Tim Russert, American journalist and sometime stenographer (d. 2008)
1968 – Traci Lords, American actress
1986 – Matt Helders, English drummer (Arctic Monkeys and Mongrel)
Died on This Day
1792 - Aert Schouman, Dutch painter (b. 1710)
1795 - Claude-Louis Chatelet, French painter (b. 1753)
1825 – Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750)
1826 - Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier, French painter (b. 1738)
1840 – Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (b. 1774)
1894 - Charles Jacque, French painter and engraver (b. 1813)
1951 – Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)
1989 – Guy Williams, American actor (b. 1924)
1993 – Mary Philbin, American actress (b. 1903)
2000 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
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