Quote of the Day

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
 
Laurence Olivier

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Astrobleme
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) an erosional scar on the earth’s surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite or asteroid.
 
Etymology: 1965-70; < astro- + -bleme (< Greek blêma shot, wound)