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#WTF Space Junk Crash Landing on Friday the 13th
Event starts Fri, Nov 13 2015 8:00 AM EST
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  1. patd says:

    The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia – “Frigg” is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and “triskaidekaphobia” means the fear of “13”. It’s also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, partly from the Greek word Friday. It is a real fear – some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words “Friday the 13th”.


    • Flatus says:

      All of which made me think of Oscar Brand’s Friggin’ in the Riggin’ which is too risque for here but did make the rounds of the boys dorm at school.

      In keeping with the mood of the week, here’s another Oscar Brand ditty that I’m sure has been around since the War in the Pacific.


      • Jamie says:

        In the book Hawaii, Michener uses “frigging in the rigging” when noting all of missionary infants born within a few months of their parents arrival in the Islands. Even rampant seasickness for months couldn’t stop the practice. 🙂


      • Flatus says:

        Jamie, the school that I and my bothers went to was on the old Michener Farm just outside of New Hope, Pa. The founders were WWI veterans who knew that we could, and must, do better. They were marvelous mentors. And it was a marvelously beautiful campus. Solebury School


  2. patd says:

    wow, did i hear right on cbs this morning speaker ryan saying ( from upcoming 60 min clip when asked about can he work with the prez) “he is the president. he is my president”
    pigs are flying! teapers heads are exploding!


  3. Jamie says:

    Love Friday the 13th. Something good always happens.


  4. patd says:

    flatus, here’s some more of oscar. much older (89 in the vid below) and more nostalgic

    Oscar Brand shares some memories of Woody Guthrie and performs, with his son Jordan, “Billy The Kid” (tune used for Guthrie*s “So Long, It’s Been Good Tp Know You”), “The Great Historical Bum” and “Sinking Of The Reuben James”, The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, July 12, 2009


  5. whskyjack says:

    Pat loved the comment section in the Telegraph link.
    The second link was way too slow loading so I said never mind.

    From the Telegraph via the comment section.
    “Friday 13th doesn’t have to be unlucky for everyone – in fact, strange savings can be made if you’re brave”



  6. patd says:

    and another did-he-really-say-that-quote on the news today:

    “I may leave here and you may say oh that was not nice what he said. Who cares? Then, you know, I go back to my life, I don’t have to do interviews, which I don’t like doing to be honest with you. I can leave this scum back here, the press, alone, I don’t need ’em anymore. They’re garbage, no they’re scum. I don’t have to deal with ’em anymore”

    guess who.


  7. patd says:

    “Billionaires are spending so much money on this election, it’s like candidates (are) almost pretentious artworks,” Noah said, adopting a snobby accent. “Yes, I picked up this Cruz at auction. It’s a bit weird, but I do have eccentric tastes.”


  8. whskyjack says:

    “Tenet vividly recalls the White House meeting with Rice and her team. (George W. Bush was on a trip to Boston.) “Rich [Blee] started by saying, ‘There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months. The attacks will be spectacular. They may be multiple. Al Qaeda’s intention is the destruction of the United States.’” [Condi said:] ‘What do you think we need to do?’ Black responded by slamming his fist on the table, and saying, ‘We need to go on a wartime footing now!’”

    “What happened?” I ask Cofer Black. “Yeah. What did happen?” he replies. “To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like The Twilight Zone.” ”

    Read more:


  9. whskyjack says:

    “Want to start your own absurd Starbucks controversy? Use these stickers”


    • patd says:

      jack, me thinks the java jihad was a pr stunt on someone’s part. not necessarily that of a competitor either. see story from The real winner in Starbucks red-cup controversy

      This week’s Starbucks red-cup controversy should become a future MBA case study on how business can get into the consumers’ subconscious. Without spending a dime on advertising, PR or even lifting a cup, Starbucks got its brand into the conversation of nearly every American.
      There’s an outdated cliché among entrepreneurs that all publicity is good publicity, but what about when customers threaten to boycott your product? Is it still good publicity?

      All publicity is not always good publicity but in this case — even with these threatened boycotts — this is a pure PR coup for Starbucks. It’s lightning in a bottle.


  10. Tony says:

    Republicans think America is doing terribly, but it isn’t
    Updated by Ezra Klein


  11. jacew2003 says:

    Friday the 13th seems like a perfect day for Republican candidates Every one of them is afraid of something, Immigration, the IRS, Sharia Law and things that go bump in the night. They won’t rest until they can convince us to be afraid too. No solutions just fear.

    Really, do any of these clowns actually sleep with the lights turned off?


  12. patd says:

    The near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed at least 127 people were an “act of war” organised by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, says France’s President Francois Hollande.

    He said the attacks, carried out by eight gunmen and suicide bombers, were “organised and planned from outside”.

    The targets included bars, restaurants, a concert and a high-profile football match. IS claimed the attacks


  13. patd says:

    A state of emergency has been declared across France after attacks in Paris killed at least 128 people, in what President Francois Holland said was an “act of war” organised by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
    Paris Public Prosecutor Francois Molins said the death toll was at least 128 and that about 200 people were injured, 90 of them seriously.

    His spokeswoman said eight assailants had also died, seven of whom had blown themselves up with explosive belts at various locations, while one had been shot dead by police.

    As France awakened on Saturday, security was tight across the capital, where about 1,500 soldiers were deployed, leave was cancelled for police personnel and hospitals recalled staff to cope with the casualties.

    Three restaurants and a shopping centre were also targeted in shooting attacks.

    Reports also said that Paris has cancelled all public transportation services including the Metro on Saturday, as French newspapers decried a “War in the heart of Paris” with black mastheads.


  14. rebelliousrenee says:

    New Thread.


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