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Word for the Day, Tuesday January 15, 2013

Posted on 01/15/2013 4:35:28 AM PST by SoothingDave

Word For The Day, January 15, 2013



In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

fatuous [fach-oo-uh s]

-adj

1. foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
2. unreal; illusory.

[ 1625–35; < Latin fatuus silly, foolish, idiotic; see -ous ]


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1 posted on 01/15/2013 4:35:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Go.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:26 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; ...

Go.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 4:37:26 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

What did you call us???


4 posted on 01/15/2013 4:38:30 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

The useful idiots who elected this stinking Marxist as POTUS cling bitterly to the fatuous hope that he will act with integrity.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 4:39:46 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoothingDave
Walking can be a fatuous endeavor.
6 posted on 01/15/2013 4:40:38 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Congratulations! Your husband made the funny pages.

http://www.gocomics.com/reallifeadventures/2013/01/13


7 posted on 01/15/2013 4:43:25 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Excellent


8 posted on 01/15/2013 4:46:21 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

OMG he did! that is priceless!


9 posted on 01/15/2013 4:50:19 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
Joey Fatuous was a member of NSync a popular boy band.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 4:53:55 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, he was “the fat one.”


11 posted on 01/15/2013 4:57:50 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

i am SLIGHTLY better at boybands on Songpop than i am on Hairbands. i SUCK at hairbands, they ALL sound alike to me—none of the songs really stick out to me, so i am not even capable of LEARNING them— Tesla, Whitesnake, Poison, etc. What was i doing then that i don’t know them? wasn’t it the 80s? I know other 80s music.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 5:01:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yes, the 80s. Boy bands were, as they are now, pre-packaged pap for preteen girls.

Weren’t you busy with having kids then? Tmight excuse you not being as in tune with the music as someone who was in high school and college then.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 5:05:37 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

Here’s a hint for identifying Tesla: if you feel the overwhelming urge to give the singer a throat lozenge, it’s Tesla.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 5:07:19 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
this kind of thing makes me want to scream my head off. as you know, i got the flu shot this year. First time ever. But only because i was truly worried about being sick for upcoming events i want to be well for, namely the argument and the trip. i wasn't avoiding it bc i thought it was a gov't inspired program to infect the citizenry with a toxic chemical cocktail, but only because i had been on a 12 year streak of no flu without the shot and didn't want to take a chance by varying my routine.
15 posted on 01/15/2013 5:07:54 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

80-83 was law school, got married in 85, xsteen born 1988. i associate New Wave music with law school. Childbearing years was 88-94, so i missed more the grunge era and the 90s.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 5:12:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

what songs are associated with each of those bands? nothing comes to mind for any of them for me.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 5:13:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2q_-xN2N54

Tesla’s most famous ballad


18 posted on 01/15/2013 5:15:07 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Paula and i play Songpop, so we were both "who/what the hell is Tesla??" at first, because all we could think of was this guy


19 posted on 01/15/2013 5:16:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9uFNHvDBVg

A little single entendre from Whitesnake.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 5:16:35 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

doesn’t ring even the slightest bell for me and is so non-descript that i prob won’t even recognize it in the game!


21 posted on 01/15/2013 5:19:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

I can’t watch the fatuous fawning of the media at a Lyin’ King “Press Conference”.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 5:19:49 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that develops negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_88L-CU7PD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2r2nDhTzO4

Poison songs


23 posted on 01/15/2013 5:20:24 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

slightly better. someone trying to channel Robert Plant there.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 5:24:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Tesla was one of my favorites, but they did not have the big hits like some of the others. And yes, they did sing about the inventor from whom they took their name.

Here’s another you might hear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-LRLdrG-IM


25 posted on 01/15/2013 5:26:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

ok, those i have heard before. thanks for the tutorial. wish i could remember the names of the other bands.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

There’s a fatuous fat man in New Jersey. I hope he stays there.


27 posted on 01/15/2013 5:33:15 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3nWl1oRExU

Tesla also kicked off the entire “unplugged” genre with their acoustic live performance released as an album in 1990.


28 posted on 01/15/2013 5:34:33 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that’s not familiar. i guess i can see why they didn’t have big hits, the songs are pretty nondescript.


29 posted on 01/15/2013 5:38:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: NeoCaveman

i feel so used and duped by him. i wanted to like him and to think he was good.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:45 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Savage is a nutcase.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 5:44:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave
2.2 million firearms purchased in December, done with background checks. Millions more in private sales. I don't think the American people are ready to cede the 2d amdt to Obama.
32 posted on 01/15/2013 5:59:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Barack, sanctimonious, fatuous
Doesn’t care how close Lincoln’s statue is
Honest Abe never lied
And would never abide
The Lyin’ King (Oh, what a rat you is!)


33 posted on 01/15/2013 6:11:11 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

I’m to the point of saying, you can’t jail us all.


34 posted on 01/15/2013 6:15:50 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: NeoCaveman

suppose they can try....


35 posted on 01/15/2013 6:41:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman; TruthShallSetYouFree

I heard from my nephew that he won’t be reelected. That a popular dem is planning to run against him and will win. Any truth to that?


36 posted on 01/15/2013 6:51:02 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Right now the Fat Man is so popular that Cory Booker has decided to push over Lautenberg and run for the Senate instead.

The NJ Dem back benchers are deciding which one will be the sacrificial lamb in the governor race.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 6:54:03 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: SoothingDave

Thanks for the Poison.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 6:58:21 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: secret garden

our local radio station used to carry him at night. aside from the rare times I agreed with him, I laughed a lot. now we have huckabee. toss up as to which is better.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 6:58:21 AM PST by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

hmm, it’s been a few months, but I don’t think that was the name. when I heard this it was when I was disappointed as I still thought theblubberingfatman was still wonderful, so it’s been awhile.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 7:01:31 AM PST by tioga
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To: SoothingDave

Fatuous

This is the shortened name of the school where weight loss trainers go: Fat University Of U.S., Fat U o U S.
Lots of heavy thinking happens there too!


41 posted on 01/15/2013 7:51:34 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy

I also missed the hair bands era - but my son is into that music now and we listen to it a lot on XM radio - so I’m beginning to “remember” it a bit.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 8:24:32 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

i’ve recently rediscovered Classic Vinyl, 26 on XM, and am enjoying that lately.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 8:35:39 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

Yo, Mooschelle ... Fatuous!

44 posted on 01/15/2013 9:01:58 AM PST by mikrofon (Werrd fo' da Day)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I NEVER liked him, even without knowing what a despicable POS he is!
45 posted on 01/15/2013 10:30:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I still remember when he went to Texas and rode with GW. Rush was saying if Lance just says he supports abortion and opposes guns the left will make him a victim and all will be well. RME


46 posted on 01/15/2013 11:37:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Seems like earlier this year there were SEVERAL freepers claiming the accusations against Armstrong were bogus.... totally believed him.


47 posted on 01/15/2013 12:54:17 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: SoothingDave

Gloomy, 40 and breezy-a textbook cold winter day here-

Despite the lack of interest
By the people of this nation
Obama says fatuous nonsense
About his latest vacation

For most of those of heard him
It just served to make them mad-
As he gloats about enjoying many
Of the things they’ve never had

Things they can’t even dream of-
As they work, he takes their money
As he sets himself up like Nixon did-
When he falls, we’ll find that funny...


48 posted on 01/15/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

Y’all got me jamming with your 80’s music posts...


49 posted on 01/15/2013 1:14:22 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

There was something dishonest about Armstrong-now we all know what it was...


50 posted on 01/15/2013 1:19:46 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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