A new page in the book of life:  Monday, 22 December, 2014
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Toady's tidbits for today /  Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.
Words to keep
"In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." —Oscar Wilde (Lady Windermere's Fan)
Pop culture eternal
The full name of the Japanese movie actor and director "Enoken", whose films include a musical version of Songoku, is Enomoto Ken'ichi. Enoken's adaptation of the Chinese folk tale is a comic fantasy with a wonderfully dreamlike quality. It's an old black-and-white movie that uses camera tricks for special effects. If it were a modern color movie, it would lose all its appeal.
Toady's teaser for today /  Look tomorrow!
Q:  In the world of Harry Potter, how do the witches and wizards send mail to each other?
Yesterday's teaser
Q:  Does lightning really move downward, or does it jump up from the ground?
A:  It mostly moves downward. It starts with an invisible electrical spark that moves downward from the clouds until just before it reaches the ground. Then another spark jumps up to meet it.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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