Word of the Day
Netsuke NETS-kay (noun) A small and often intricately carved toggle (as of wood, ivory or metal) used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Very Bad Poetry
Celebrate Bad Poetry Day by checking out this site, which is chock full of poems that miss the mark or are otherwise unwanted. Browse the poems, rate them, and then submit your own bad poetry.
Number to Know
14: Number of lines in a Shakespearean sonnet. Today is Bad Poetry Day, so write a horrible un-Shakespearean sonnet! (Or a haiku or an ode or whatever you like.)
This Day in History
Aug. 18, 2005: Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor/director Robert Redford (76)
“I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell’s notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we’re close to that.” — Robert Redford