Archive for May 27th, 2008

Did the title of the Smashing Pumpkins third album have any special significance?

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the third album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Band leader Billy Corgan described the album’s title as “just another one of those pretentious Pumpkin album titles continuing the long line of pretension.” When asked about other possible album titles that were considered, the band joked, […]

How devastating was Hurricane Rita?

Hurricane Rita was the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense tropical cyclone ever observed in the Gulf of Mexico. Rita caused $11.3 billion in damage on the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 2005. Rita made landfall on September 24 between Texas and Louisiana, as a Category 3 hurricane before continuing on […]

Today’s Word “perspicacity”

perspicacity pur-spuh-KAS-uh-tee (noun) – Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment. “Such a horse gives its rider discernment and perspicacity, if not clairvoyance. It will save you from being surprised by your enemies.” — Sudhin N. Ghose, ‘Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India’ Perspicacity comes from Latin perspicax, perspicac-, “sharp-sighted,” from perspicere, “to look […]



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