Wednesday, December 14, 2005

On the use of "impact" as a verb: "It's unclear why this usage provokes such a strong response, but it can't be because of novelty. Impact has been used as a verb since 1601, and its figurative use dates from 1935, allowing people plenty of time to get accustomed to it. It may be that its frequent appearance in jargon-riddled remarks of politicians, military officials, and financial analysts has made people suspicious."

As the sign says in Brazil: Suspicion breeds security!

Holy moly! The amazing stuff you learn by clicking on hyperlinks inside the internet! Such as:

This was River Phoenix's favorite movie, and he had been filming Dark Blood (1993) with Jonathan Pryce. As a gift, Pryce arranged for Phoenix to meet Terry Gilliam, his hero. The meeting was set to happen the day he died outside the Viper Room. Phoenix never met him.


Married With Children star Christina Applegate was at the club that night and witnessed the seizures, which she later reenacted at an anti-drug dance piece.


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