It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts so I figured I would today instead of going to school early to buy a coffee. Today’s word of the day seems to be the new of some new, magical country that is ruled by a toddler… well, maybe an immature middle schooler ( I doubt a toddler even understands the concept of a nation). That or we maybe the Logan Nation is a well endowed nation as told by this urban dictionary entry:
Logan: An eponym: the SI unit for measuring penis (1 Logan= pi inches of penis). The original Logan was a member of the Harvard Glee Club sometime in the mid-90s.The average erect male penis measures 2 Logans in length and 1/2 Logan in diameter.
It’s been a while since I did one of these posts, but I figured today would be a good day to do it since a) I’m leaving town for the weekend and probably won’t have time to tumble around and 2) Today’s word/phrase is nothing short of amazing. Shall we?
Seriously, that’s what I woke up thinking about. What is it? I’m not entirely sure. But let’s consult Wikipedia:
Fragmentation or Clonal Fragmentation in multicellular or colonial organisms is a form of asexualreproduction or cloning where an organism is split into fragments. Each of these fragments develop into mature, fully grown individuals that are clones of the original organism.
Today’s morning word is ‘Panopticon’. It’s been a while since I’ve done a post like this one so it’s exciting to see such an amazing word lurking in the murk of a 7o’clock wake up call. A Panopticon is a building designed by the british philosopher Jeremy Betham that allows an observer to watch over its occupants without them being able to tell they are being observed. The design pretty much consisted of a central watch tower that would allow full visibility of every level of the building. It was initially a jail design (and still is) but has found its way into other less terrifying concepts. The most famous Panopticon was created by the Uruk’ai in order to allow the Eye of Sauron to watch over Middle Earth. It is also a bitchin’ Isis album. Fancy that.
Today’s word of the day is ‘Swashbuckler’. Fuck, this word is so badass it could only be the name of a thrash-metal punk band, and it is. That and more commonly it’s the name we give those crazy pirates who ‘swash’ their ‘buckler’ around, if you know what I’m saying.
The phrase of today’s morning is “Get up and get out and get outside”. I instantly recognized this as the lyrics to Frank Turner’s popular song “Reasons Not To Be An Idiot” except in the actual song it’s “get up and get down and get outside”, which really just makes more sense, the version in my head is quite redundant. But enough of that, Frank Turner’s a sweet dude who writes sweet music and puts on sweet shows. At the moment he’s touring with Andrew Jackson Jihad and Into It. Over It. and needless to say I’m pretty pumped he’ll be making his way to Vancouver on that tour in the coming October.
Today’s wor- erm… sound of the day was the Banjo Kazooie Theme song. I used to be able to play a version of this on my bass! It’s a great little ditty that if I could have as a ringtone I probably would put my phone on “loud” far more often. The original Banjo Kazooie is a game that I could probably play again and again, beat 100% every time, and never be bored. This and Legend Of Zelda were (and arguably still are) the epitome of excellent gaming.
Today’s word of the day is “Polanski”. This brings to mind obviously, the notoriously brilliant director Roman Polanski. Know mostly for his dark film making and his arrest, there’s a side of Polanski that intrigues me even more… the assassination of his second wife, Sharon Tate. A had a point in my life where I was incredibly immersed in the history of Charles Manson and the Manson family, mostly because I really enjoy creeping myself out.
Today’s word is “Merengue”, a small, flaky and usually sugary biscuit that I could probably eat by the boat load, not to mention it is the key ingredient to possibly the most amazing desert of them all, the Baked Alaska. Another, cuter name for it (if Merengue does not satisfy your LOLcat-meter) is “the Forgotten cookie”, a tern coined to it for it’s long baking time.
To those who were actually excited about my Morning Word posts I apologize for having stopped after two post. I had to leave town to work on my friend’s film and thus made it impossible to post what words I had stuck in the gears of my brain for a couple of days. That said, we’re black in action. Today’s morning word (after a pretty shitty night of sleep I might add) is ‘Mega Shark’.
It made me think immidately (since it provide derived from this) that awesome Asylum film Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. If you haven’t checked that shit out, you can check the shit out right here. Shit.