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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Saturday, August 18

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor/director Robert Redford (76) 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 ̵...
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  • 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
    www.verybadpoetry.com
    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)
    Daily Quote
    “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

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