Monday, December 31, 2018
After the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the crowd cheers, couples kiss, confetti flies and the song you hear is "Auld Lang Syne." For Americans this song is associated with another year passing, but it means something else entirely in other cultures. Since the Scottish poet Robert Burns first published the words to the song in the 18th century, the melody has been adapted as a soccer ballad in the Netherlands, a graduation song in Japan, and more.
This video explains how an obscure Scottish folk tune took on new life around the world and how Guy Lombardo solidified it as the sound the US hears at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve..."
Also, happy new year!
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A crazy slammy week so far especially today for this ant and the colony outings (almost three weeks for this hermit ant going farther than about 1,133 ft./345 m/.214 mi. radius since Thanksgiving 2018 day -- a new life record?), a couple appointments, tedious shopping, etc. More to come again later on this and next weeks and still unemployed (soon to be hitting a couple years on CATurday). :(
Also, a Die Hard (this ant should rewatch it since its uhh LaserDisc days?) + (Christ/X)mas poll below:
Sunday, December 9, 2018
(5) Your car's horn is a vital piece of safety equipment. How often should you test it?
(a) once a year.
(b) once a month.
(c) once a day.
(d) once an hour.
The correct answer is (d). You should test your car's horn at least once every hour, and more often at night or in residential neighborhoods."
From DSLReports.com's random fortune.
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True Facts -- "True Facts About Everything. Science. And Science."
Epic NPC Man makes fun of role playing games (RPGs).
Honest Trailers -- "Trailers that tell you the TRUTH about your favorite movies and TV shows: Honest Trailers. These are the hilarious trailers the producers don't want you to see..."