Makes Me Grumpy

And sorry, but it’s true. Goodbye Tardar Sauce (her real name): Grumpy Cat, Internet Celebrity With a Piercing Look of Contempt, Is Dead at 7 She died Tuesday (May 14), and her owner announced her death on Twitter early this morning.

She Did It Right

Mary Jane “Mae” West (1893–1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. She was known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. Photo: A publicity shot for West’s first film, Night After Night (1932). In her first scene a hat-check girl exclaims, … See the Meme

The Producers

“I was number one five years in a row at the box office. But what’s really stunning is that no one until me had ever gone from number one to number 38 in one year.” —Reynolds in 2005.

Unanswered Questions

Feynman (1918–1988) was a theoretical physicist known for his work in quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics (for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965), and physics. He pioneered the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology (in 1959!) He taught at the California Institute of Technology from … See the Meme

A Diller of a Time

She ought to know: she had six children (and outlived three of them). Born Phyllis Ada Driver (Diller was her first husband’s surname) Diller was the first female American stand-up comic to become a household name. She was best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her … See the Meme

I’m a Believer

And if you remember 1966, when the song was originally released (as I do), you’re definitely a rock old-timer! And hey, now that you have it going through your head anyway:

49 Years Ago Today

Yeah, you saw everyone posting about the 49th anniversary of the first moon walk. Here’s something different. It was the first USPS “jumbo” commemorative airmail stamp, and you can’t get much faster than a rocket in space. The master printing die was taken to the moon on Apollo 11, and the crew canceled one test stamp … See the Meme