Word of the Day
Shaggy-dog shag-ee-DAWG (adjective) Of, relating to or being a long-drawn-out circumstantial story concerning an inconsequential happening that impresses the teller as humorous or interesting but the hearer as boring and pointless; also, of, relating to or being a similar humorous story whose humor lies in the pointlessness or irrelevance of the punch line — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Teen Chat Decoder
Parents everywhere no doubt worry about their children’s online activities. And with “textspeak” and acronyms so common, it’s often hard to understand what kids are saying online. This decoder will help define the abbreviations used in Internet shorthand.
Number to Know
1942: Year when Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” was painted. The diner-at-night painting is perhaps Hopper’s most well-known artwork. Hopper was born on this day in 1882.
This Day in History
July 22, 2003: Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay’s 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Danny Glover (66)
“Don’t minimize the importance of luck in determining life’s course.” — Alex Trebek, who was born on this date in 1940.