Saturday, October 27, 2012

Written In Haste


I am back home from my dog and house-sitting duties and so might be able to do a bit more daily insertion of text ahead of the birthday pics in the blog than I have been doing for the last three weeks. Starting tomorrow. I can't think of any valid excuse for not doing so, anyway.

We'll see.



-  to ask, demand, or claim.
-  to claim or assume the existence or truth of, especially as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
=  to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.


Born Oct 27, 1939
Age: 72 years old.

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as Q, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films.

Born Oct 27, 1858
Died: Jan. 6, 1919

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912.

Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician. Roosevelt was 42 years old when sworn in as President of the United States in 1901, making him the youngest president ever; he beat out the youngest elected president, John F. Kennedy, by only one year. Roosevelt was also one of only three sitting presidents to have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Born Oct 27, 1920
Age: 91 years old.

Nanette Fabray is an American actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and activist. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child and became a musical theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, winning a Tony Award in 1949 for her performance in Love Life. In the mid-1950s, she served as Sid Caesar's comedic partner on Caesar's Hour, for which she won three Emmy Awards. From 1979-1984, she appeared as Grandma Katherine Romano on One Day at a Time.

Fabray appeared as the mother of the main character on television series such as One Day at a Time, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Coach, where she played mother to real-life niece Shelley Fabares. She also made appearances on The Carol Burnett Show, Burke's Law, Love, American Style, Maude, The Love Boat, What's My Line?, and Murder, She Wrote.

Born Oct 27, 1872
Died Sep 25, 1960

Emily Post was an American author famous for writing on etiquette. She produced newspaper articles on architecture and interior design, as well as stories and serials for such magazines as Harper's, Scribner's, and The Century. She wrote the following novels: Flight of a Moth (1904), Purple and Fine Linen (1905), Woven in the Tapestry (1908), The Title Market (1909), and The Eagle's Feather (1910).

In 1922 her book, Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home (frequently referenced as Etiquette) became a best seller, and updated versions continued to be popular for decades. After 1931, Post wrote a column on good taste for the Bell Syndicate; it appeared daily in some 200 newspapers after 1932.


"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
--Albert Einstein

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