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Whose Birthday Is It? January 22, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 22, 2020

Johan August Strindberg (1849) Strindberg was a master of the Swedish language and an innovator of dramatic and literary styles. He achieved renown with the novel The Red Room, in which he satirized hypocrisy in Swedish life. It helped initiate Swedish realism and revealed his remarkable style, which he developed in an impressive assortment of novels, plays, stories, histories, and poems. Which of Strindberg’s plays, now considered the first modern Swedish drama, was originally rejected by the national theater? More…

by · January 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 22, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 22, 2020

Few are the hearts whose happy lot it is at once to recognize in each other’s voices the partner intended for them by Providence. Edwin Abbott (1838-1926) 

by · January 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 22, 2020

Word of the Day: January 22, 2020

dupery  Definition: (noun) Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage. Synonyms: hoax, put-on, humbug, fraudulence Usage: Even the most intelligent among us may be tempted by the dupery of Internet con artists if we are not careful. Discuss.

by · January 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 21, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 21, 2020

John Bodkin Adams (1899) Adams was an Irish-born British physician suspected of having been a serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients, many of them elderly, died under suspicious circumstances—most leaving him money or items in their wills. He was tried for the murder of one patient but was acquitted. He was later convicted of other crimes, but never murder. A 2000 article in the British Medical Journal suggests that Adams may have been the role model for what other serial-killer doctor? More…Discuss

by · January 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 21, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 21, 2020

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · January 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 21, 2020

Word of the Day: January 21, 2020

embonpoint Definition: (noun) The bodily property of being well rounded. Synonyms: plumpness, roundness Usage: He had the lavish embonpoint of a pig. Discuss.

by · January 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 20, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 20, 2020

Federico Fellini (1920) After collaborating on screenplays with Roberto Rossellini in the 1940s, Italian Federico Fellini turned from writing to directing films. His movies earned international acclaim, and a number of them won Academy Awards, including La Strada, 8 Â˝, and Amarcord. Filmed in color starting in 1965, his movies became a celebration of life, with its beauties and grotesqueries, as well as an exploration of Fellini’s dream life. His wife starred in several of his films. Who was she? More…

by · January 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 20, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 20, 2020

Nothing is so great an instance of ill manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none: if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · January 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 20, 2020

Word of the Day: January 20, 2020

reproachful  Definition: (adjective) Expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective. Synonyms: admonishing, reproving, admonitory Usage: The milkmaid cast many reproachful glances over her shoulder at the clumsy strangers, holding her nicked elbow close to her side. Discuss. 

by · January 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 17, 2020

Mack Sennett (1880) Sennett was an American movie director, considered the father of slapstick comedy in film. After directing comedies under the tutelage of D.W. Griffith, he left to form his own Keystone Company and produced the first American feature-length comedy, Tillie’s Punctured Romance, in 1914. He made more than 1,000 comedy shorts, often featuring the wild antics of the Keystone Kops, and received a special Academy Award in 1937. As an actor, Sennett played what iconic character in several films? More…

by · January 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 17, 2020

She might hate me, and revile me, and heap indignity after indignity upon me, as she already had, until I should have hated her; but the pitiful fact remained that I loved her. Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)

by · January 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 17, 2020

Word of the Day: January 17, 2020

arcadian  Definition: (adjective) (Used with regard to idealized country life) Idyllically rustic. Synonyms: bucolic, pastoral Usage: Often she found herself dreaming of the arcadian days of her people, when they had not lived in cities nor been vexed with labor unions and employers’ associations. Discuss.

by · January 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Estranged Wife on Bronx Street

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Estranged Wife on Bronx Street

BRONX MAN SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATALLY STABBING ESTRANGED WIFE ON BRONX STREET Defendant Pleaded Guilty to First-Degree Manslaughter           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 17 years in […]

Whose Birthday Is It? January 16, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 16, 2020

Eric Henry Liddell (1902) Liddell was a Scottish athlete and missionary. Because of his Christian convictions, Liddell refused to run track events on Sundays, a decision that forced him to withdraw from his best event, the 100-meter sprint, during the 1924 Paris Olympics. Instead, he ran the 400 meters, winning the gold medal and breaking the existing world record. His story is depicted in the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Why is he listed in some literature as China’s first Olympic champion? More…

by · January 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 16, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 16, 2020

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism are all very good words for the lips: especially prunes and prism. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · January 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board