Marc Dion: Low-Wage Workers for Jesus (Creators Syndicate)
The security guard who got shot in the leg defending anti-Muhammad cartoonists down in Texas? I hope he volunteered for that shift. If he didn't, then, once again, the marginally willing low-wage worker puts it all on the line for somebody else's money and beliefs.
Felix Clay: The 7 Most Bad Ass Obituaries (Cracked)
Having never died, I can't say for sure if there are any upsides to the whole experience. But from the outside looking in, it seems like it probably sucks a bag of eternal dicks. Think of everything you lose out on ---chicken wings, new comic book movies, watching your friends fall down, a great pair of pants, monkeys, the beach.
Eau de Cologne or simply cologne (German: Kölnisch Wasser, "Water of Cologne") is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany. Originally mixed by Italian-born Johann Maria Farina in 1709, it has since come to be a generic term for scented formulations in typical concentration of 2%-5% and also more depending upon its type essential oils or a blend of extracts, alcohol, and water. In a base of dilute ethanol (70%-90%), eau de cologne contains a mixture of citrus oils including oils of lemon, orange, tangerine, bergamot, lime, grapefruit and neroli. It can also contain oils of lavender, rosemary, thyme, petitgrain (orange leaf), jasmine, and tobacco.
The most famous Original Eau de Cologne is 4711, named after its location at Glockengasse No. 4711. It was also developed in the 18th century by Wilhelm Mülhens in Cologne and is therefore one of the oldest still produced fragrances in the world.
Marian was first, and correct, with:
Alan J wrote:
Eau de Cologne
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Original Eau de Cologne
So, let me see…Wasser is German for water, and Kölnisch is the German spelling of Cologne, thus making Cologne water, which we know as cologne, a watered-down version of perfume.
I don't speak German but I know enough to get my self in trouble.
Dale, I hope there's an upside to your, uh, situation. Regardless, I hope everything comes out (pun intended) healthy.
Something water. Oh...Eau du Cologne, water of Cologne- Perfume.
Limburger Lois Of Oregon said:
Eau De Cologne was invented by some smelly Italian living in
18th Century Germany who wanted to cover the stench of the
festering masses. I applaud his efforts, but know from
personal experience that body odor masked by sweet scented
oil based liquids does not much improve the situation for
anyone but the applicant, who is protected by the awesome
power of their own self-delusion. However it does make a
good chaser for Bourbon.
P.S. Dale honey, is this procedure ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY?
'Cause it sounds like "first do no harm" is getting lost in
the loop. Not sure if the Medical Industry should be given
blind trust and cart blanche. I worry for you.
Dasturdly Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
Water of Cologne…Lois, we just shared a Chuck Norris moment…Our local fish wrapper, The Murder Democrat, used to carry his self-righteous Fascistic column…What a Scrotus!
MAM , wrote:
Perfume ~ Kölnisch Wasser, "Water of Cologne", is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany.
Joe S responded:
You know what I always say:
Das Eau de Cologne wird 300 Jahre alt. Nein, es geht nicht um 4711. Das Original heißt anders - das weiß nur keiner.
Es muss ein furchtbarer Geruch gewesen sein, der Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts durch die Straßen von Köln zog: Kaum ein Haus verfügte über eine Toilette, die Menschen, sogar der Adel, wuschen sich aus Angst vor Krankheiten so selten wie möglich - und den Hausmüll warfen sie einfach aus dem Fenster auf die Straße. Es roch nach Unrat, Abfall und Schweiß.
Johann Maria Farina stank das ganz besonders: Er verfügte über den absoluten Geruchssinn. Genau wie die Hauptfigur Grenouille in Patrick Süskinds Buch, Das Parfum" konnte er Gerüche in seine Bestandteile zerlegen und einzeln analysieren. Farina machte seine Gabe zum Beruf - als Parfümeur wollte er Köln und der Welt eine wohlriechendere Note geben. Er bereiste die ganze Welt, immer auf der Suche nach dem ultimativen Duft.
Es war bei der Destillation von Bergamotte, Limette, Pampelmuse und Orange, als Farina begeistert verkündete: „Ich habe einen Duft gefunden, der mich an einen italienischen Frühlingsmorgen erinnert, kurz nach dem Regen." Farina hatte tatsächlich einen Jahrhundertduft erschaffen, völlig anders als die schweren Essenzen, die man bis dahin kannte. Er nannte ihn „Farina Original Eau de Cologne" - Original Kölnisch Wasser - und erschuf damit das erste moderne Parfum der Welt.
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On the drama side, "Constantine" and Katherine Heigl's comeback vehicle, "State of Affairs," were formally terminated, as was "Allegiance" earlier in the year. The bell is also expected to ring soon for another drama, "American Odyssey."
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A work on display at the Republic of Armenia's pavilion, on the San Lazzaro degli Armeni island, near Venice, Italy, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The top honor Golden Lion for best national participation at the Biennale contemporary art fair was awarded to the Republic of Armenia for its pavilion presenting works by the Armenian diaspora on the 100 anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
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An animal-rights group sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday to stop a policy it says allows trophy hunters, circus acts and others dealing with threatened species to skirt the Endangered Species Act by making token donations to conservation groups.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria by Norfolk-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, alleges that the wildlife service is sanctioning a massive loophole in the Endangered Species Act. The law allows exceptions in the import or export of endangered species when granting a permit aids the species' survival. PETA says the agency is granting exceptions for applicants making donations as small as $500 to conservation groups.
An auction earlier this year of a permit to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia is an example of how the policy has run amok, PETA says. Hunter Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 last year to win an auction conducted by the Dallas Safari Club to hunt and kill a rare black rhino in Namibia. The Fish and Wildlife Service granted Knowlton an exception allowing him to import the carcass back to the U.S. as a trophy, under the theory that the money paid to Namibia will help that country carry out its preservation efforts.
It cites another example of a circus being granted a permit to take two endangered elephants from the U.S. into Canada for performances there by making a $500 donation to a group called Asian Elephant Support.
Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose career included a stint as a Texas Playboy with the legendary Western swing musician Bob Wills and then gained fame for his backup work with country stars from Merle Haggard to Carrie Underwood, has died.
He was 89.
His daughter, Cyndy, said Gimble died Saturday morning near his home in Dripping Springs, near Austin, "finally rid of the complications from several strokes over the past few years."
Gimble grew up on a farm near Tyler, in East Texas, spent two years with Wills' group beginning in 1949, and later became a much-requested session musician in Nashville performing with country giants such as Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. He won six Country Music Association awards as best instrumentalist.
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