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Daily Game - August 18

BrainBashers - Easy Sudoku - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:14pm
BrainBashers Daily Game

Shields Of Gemland
   Collect gems and stars, and upgrade your cannon to survive in this adventure.
[Played on the BrainBashers Games website]

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R. Buckminster Fuller

Quotes of the Day - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:00pm
"Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons."
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Anonymous

Quotes of the Day - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:00pm
"A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men."
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Benjamin Stolberg

Quotes of the Day - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:00pm
"An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy."
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King Farouk of Egypt

Quotes of the Day - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:00pm
"The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left--the King of England, the King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds."
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backstairs

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:00am

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2014 is:

backstairs • \BAK-stairz\  • adjective
: secret, furtive; also : sordid, scandalous

Examples:
The article accuses the influential Washington lobbyist of having been involved in a number of backstairs deals to limit regulation of financial institutions.

"During the protracted balloting—it went four rounds before Jackson was declared the winner—backstairs talks began, aimed at stopping Jackson, according to operatives." —Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia), May 22, 2013

Did you know?
When Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, wrote in 1654 about leading someone "down a back-stairs," he wasn’t referring to anything scandalous. He simply meant "down a secondary set of stairs at the back of a house." Just over a decade earlier, however, Boyle’s contemporary, Sir Edward Dering, had used the phrase "going up the back-stairs" in a figurative way to suggest a means of approach that was not entirely honest and upfront. The figurative use likely arose from the simple notion that the stairs at the rear of a building are less visible and thus allow for a certain degree of sneakiness. By 1663, "backstairs" was also being used adjectivally to describe something done furtively, often with an underhanded or sinister connotation.

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Jimmy Buffett

Quotes of the Day - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:00pm
"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."
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Dame Edna Everage

Quotes of the Day - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:00pm
"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century."
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quotes of the Day - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:00pm
"To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state."
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Jules Feiffer

Quotes of the Day - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:00pm
"Maturity is only a short break in adolescence."
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