Morning Minutes: Dec. 5
Word of the Day
Dissertate DISS-er-tayt (verb) To speak or write at length; dissert; to write a dissertation -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Metacritic compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for movies, DVDs, music, television and games. Take a quick look at the Metascores, and then dig deeper to read the reviews. If you don’t trust the critics, check out users’ reviews.
Number to Know
59: Number of Oscar nominations Walt Disney received in his career, an Academy Award record. Today is Disney’s birthday (he was born in 1901).
This Day in History
Dec. 5, 1933: Prohibition in the United States ends.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Frankie Muniz (24)
“It’s Christmas morning! I haven't missed it! The spirits have given me another chance!” – Scrooge McDuck in “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”