Where Does June Gloom Come From?
Folks in Los Angeles call this time of year “June Gloom,” because it’s gloomy and it’s June. Here are some other phrases that we say, but have different back stories.
“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” means what you think it means, but it came from a Listerine ad from the 1920s. A young woman named Elinor is forlorn because she has bad breath and doesn’t understand why she can’t settle down. It because no one wanted to be around her!
“Buttering someone up” came from when the Native Americans used to throw balls of butter at statues of Gods to appease them. Ellen said this is also how they honor Paula Dean when she visits. Don’t worry, guys, Paula loves it.
Nail Polish Color or Late Night Movie
Nail polish colors are getting more and more seductive. Can you believe the names of these nail polishes?
- Below The Belt – Nail Polish
- Brunette on the Internet – Nail Polish
- Deer Valley Spice – Nail Polish
- Pounded on the Kitchen Table – Nail Polish
- Sinful Temptations – Late Night Movie
- Booty Hunter – Late Night Movie
Ryan Wang: Five-Year-Old Piano Prodigy
Ryan Wang is five years old and has been playing piano for a year and a half. He told Ellen he’s always been drawn to the piano and keyboards. His mother sent him to a piano teacher and he began picking up the skill with ease.
“It’s just in my memory and I just love it,” he said. “And sometimes it just goes to be fingers.
Ryan recently performed at Carnegie Hall, making him one of the youngest people ever to play there. He said he doesn’t get nervous in big crowds because he loves to perform.
Ryan Wang Performs Variations on the Russian Theme
In school, Ryan loves math and addition. He can also speak fluent Mandarin. He tried to teach Ellen, but it didn’t translate as well.
Ryan Wang performed Variations on the Russian Theme, his favorite piece of music. I’m not sure what gets me more, how brilliant he is or how cute he is. Ellen gave Ryan a powder blue tuxedo to wear to his next performance.