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Word of the Day


What It Is:

Abnormal fear of responsibility

About the Word:

Hypengyos means responsible in Greek.

In English, responsible shares the same root as respond. Someone who is responsible can be trusted to respond – or answer – to his or her duties



Maybe He Should Have Played Dead Instead

Bozo criminal for today comes from the International File in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our unidentified bozo was driving a stolen pickup truck when he was spotted by the cops. Instead of pulling over when the cop turned on his lights, our bozo sped away. The officer didn’t engage in a high-speed chase, but it turned out he didn’t need to, as our bozo crashed the truck into a house a short distance away. By the time officers arrived, our bozo had fled the scene and police dogs were called in to aid in the search. It didn’t take long for the dogs to sniff out his hiding place. And it was maybe in the first place a dog would look. The found him cowering in a dog house in a nearby backyard. Busted!


National Labor Union Requested an Eight-Hour Workday.

August 20, 1951. The first ID jingle company to “sing-over” pre-recorded backgrounds – PAMS, Inc. is formed in Dallas, Texas by former radio studio musician Bill Meeks.

August 20, 1951: The ashes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson were blown into the sky above Woody Creek, CO. The ashes were fired from a cannon atop a 153-foot tower that Thompson designed (in the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button) ; and to the tune of Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man.

BORN on this Day:

1833 – Benjamin Harrison the 23rd U.S. President [1889-1893]; married to C. Scott, M. Dimmick [one son, two daughter]; nickname: Kid Gloves Harrison; grandson of 9th U.S. President, William Henry Harrison; died Mar 13, 1901

1890 – H.P. (Howard Phillips) Lovecraft author: horror stories, science fiction: The Color Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, The Thing on the Doorstep, Call of Cthulhu; died Mar 15, 1937

1942 – Isaac Hayes. Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer, song-writer: Theme from Shaft [1970]; score: Shaft; w/David Porter: Soul Man, Hold on I’m Coming; actor: Tough Guys, Truck Turner; died Aug 10, 2008

1948 – Robert Plant, singer: group: Honeydrippers: Big Log, Sea of Love, Rockin’ at Midnight; Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, D’yer Mak’er, Fool in the Rain; solo: Little Sister

1949 – Philip Parris Lynott, musician: bass, singer: [w/Gary Moore]: Parisienne Walkways, Out in the Fields; group: Thin Lizzy: Whiskey in the Jar, The Rocker, Little Girl in Bloom, Still in Love with You, Killer on the Loose; solo: Sarah, Yellow Pearl, Nineteen; died Jan 4, 1986

1954 – Quinn Buckner, basketball: Indiana University; NBA: Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers; one of only three players in history to have won titles at every level: high school, college, NBA, Olympics [Magic Johnson and Jerry Lucas are the others]

1962 – James Marsters, actor: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville, Torchwood, Caprica, P.S. I Love You, Dragonball Evolution

1974 – Amy Adams, actress: Enchanted, Junebug, Catch Me If You Can, Doubt, Sunshine Cleaning, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Julie & Julia, Leap Year, The Fighter, The Muppets

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