Oxford Word of the Year

teabaggerSo close:

In a press release touting “unfriend” as the word of the year, the New Oxford American Dictionary may have unwittingly made a more controversial move than the New Oxford American Dictionary pretty much ever does.

No, it wasn’t another cutesy tech neologism: they included “teabagger” as one of their Word of the Year finalists.

According to the release, they define “teabagger” as “a person who protests President Obama’s tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as ‘Tea Party’ protests (in allusion to the Boston Tea Party of 1773).”

I think I know why “teabagger” didn’t win ….

‘Teabagger’ Was Oxford Word of the Year Finalist [ThinkProgress]

“Zombie Bank” was also a finalist. We came this close to glory.

I think I know why “teabagger” didn’t win ….

…the mental pictures that spring to mind, maybe?

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches:

Clearly all part of the Obama administration’s evil plan, duh. :)

Lately the teabaggers have been screaming that its “Tea Partiers” or some such revisionist history. Now they will be screaming that the liberal dictionary is slandering them.

Sport and Music TJ:

Video of Stanford’s Band mocking U$C alum Joe “Girls Gone Wild” Francis at Saturday’s game.

My money would have been on facebook as a verb: ie, I am so gonna facebook you.

Or: Facebook me.

But maybe it’s already been done.

Next year: I got scozzfavahd. (however that’s spelled)

Watching the new Browns play the old Browns (Ravens) – is Art Modell still alive? If he is, fuck him.

i don’t know where this info belongs in our diologue, or what we should take it for meaning…..
but it sure is in-ter-est-ing: the little strip of desert…that could.
(sometimes i get jewish)

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000

ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:


1988 – Najib Mahfooz


1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat

1990 – Elias James Corey
1994 – Yaser Arafat:
1999 – Ahmed Zewai






1960 – Peter Brian Medawar
1998 – Ferid Mourad



The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000
Only FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:


1910 – Paul Heyse
1927 – Henri Bergson
1958 – Boris Pasternak
1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 – Nelly Sachs
1976 – Saul Bellow
1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 – Elias Canetti
1987 – Joseph Brodsky
1991 – Nadine Gordimer World


1911 – Alfred Fried
1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 – Rene Cassin
1973 – Henry Kissinger
1978 – Menachem Begin
1986 – Elie Wiesel
1994 – Shimon Peres
1994 – Yitzhak Rabin


1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 – Henri Moissan
1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
1910 – Otto Wallach
1915 – Richard Willstaetter
1918 – Fritz Haber
1921 – Albert Einstein
1922 – Niels Bohr
1925 – James Franck
1925 – Gustav Hertz
1943 – Gustav Stern
1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 – Felix Bloch
1954 – Max Born
1958 – Igor Tamm
1959 – Emilio Segre
1960 – Donald A. Glaser
1961 – Robert Hofstadter
1961 – Melvin Calvin
1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 – Julian Schwinger
1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
1971 – Dennis Gabor
1972 – William Howard Stein
1973 – Brian David Josephson
1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
1976 – Burton Richter
1977 – Ilya Prigogine
1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
1978 – P eter L Kapitza
1979 – Stephen Weinberg
1979 – Sheldon Glashow
1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
1980 – Paul Berg
1980 – Walter Gilbert
1981 – Roald Hoffmann
1982 – Aaron Klug
1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
1985 – Jerome Karle
1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 – Robert Huber
1988 – Leon Lederman
1988 – Melvin Schwartz
1988 – Jack Steinberger
1989 – Sidney Altman
1990 – Jerome Friedman
1992 – Rudolph Marcus
1995 – Martin Perl
2000 – Alan J. Heeger


1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 – Simon Kuznets
1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
1976 – Milton Friedman
1978 – Herbert A. Simon
1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 – Franco Modigliani
1987 – Robert M. Solow
1990 – Harry Markowitz
1990 – Merton Miller
1992 – Gary Becker
1993 – Robert Fogel


1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
1908 – Paul Erlich
1914 – Robert Barany
1922 – Otto Meyerhof
1930 – Karl Landsteiner
1931 – Otto Warburg
1936 – Otto Loewi
1944 – Joseph Erlanger
1944 – Herb ert Spencer Gasser
1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 – Hans Krebs
1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 – Joshua Lederberg
1959 – Arthur Kornberg
1964 – Konrad Bloch
1965 – Francois Jacob
1965 – Andre Lwoff
1967 – George Wald
1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 – Salvador Luria
1970 – Julius Axelrod
1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 – Howard Martin Temin
1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 – Daniel Nathans
1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
1984 – Cesar Milstein
1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 – Gertrude Elion
1989 – Harold Varmus
1991 – Erwin Neher
1991 – Bert Sakmann
1993 – Richard J. Roberts
1993 – Phillip Sharp
1994 – Alfred Gilman
1995 – Edward B. Lewis


The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims!

The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew that protests by killing people.

The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels. The Jews don't hide behind women and children when in conflict with their Muslim neighbors!

Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems. Perhaps the world's Muslims should honestly examine their "Bible" (Koran) for its authenticity and content!

Muslims must ask 'what can they do for humankind' before they demand that humankind respects them!!

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel 's part, the following two sentences really say it all:

'If the Arabs put down their guns, there will be peace, if the israeli's put down theit guns, there will be no israel.

So I visited the new APPLE store on the UWS yesterday and it was awesome!!! Packed with geeks breathing heavy over the new MacBook Pro. I bought the new wireless mouse that swipes and has no buttons and completes your life and makes you happy in ways you never dreamed possible. I am about to install batteries. Then I will be happy. I will be soooooooo happy!

Then I came home and watched Elvis Costello singing very flat – very – and Rufus Wainwright singing kinda flat then better but incomprehensible. And I asked myself, if the songs are so personally meaningful to you then why don’t you sing the fucking words so that your auditors can understand them? I don’t understand. But there is much I don’t understand about the ways of the Yanqui.

Oh. And I passed a Honda FIT on the road. Don’t these people know anything? What next, a Toyota MIM?


On the Apple Stores: I’m a pretty big Apple fan (typing this on a C2D Macbook hooked up to a Cinema Display), but the stores always creeped me out a little. They felt like I was walking into a church for a religion that I’m not quite a member of. The new one in NYC certainly seems to feed off that idea.

this has always been a problem for me too. never comfortable being a cult member. however. I have decided I will never EVER buy another microsoft product. ever.
so I guess cult here I come.

actually I am very curious about the new google os.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches:
I read a review of 2012 that described Emmerich as the “Ron Jeremy of disaster porn”

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