Word of the Day
Beguile bih-GHYLE (verb) To deceive by cunning means; to draw notice or interest by wiles or charm; to cause (as time) to pass pleasantly — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This online encyclopedia covers cartoons and cartoon characters, including those in comic books, newspaper strips, magazines and more. There are more than a thousand entries from all-time favorites to lesser-known toons. The one-man project is quite impressive.
Number to Know
15: Number of years that “The Far Side” was nationally syndicated. The cartoon’s creator, Gary Larson, was born on this date in 1950.
This Day in History
Aug. 14, 1935: United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Halle Berry (46)
“The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.” — Gary Larson