Sunday, April 21, 2013

Of Questionable Interest

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On April 21, 1930 a fire at an Ohio prison killed 320 inmates, some of whom burned to death when they were not unlocked from their cells. The prison was built to hold 1,500 people, but at the time of the fire, there were 4,300 prisoners living in the jail. The inmates begged to be let out of their cells as smoke filled the cell block. However,the guards not only refused to unlock the cells, they continued to lock up other prisoners. By the time the fire was controlled, 320 people were dead and another 130 were seriously injured.



-  That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit.
-  The state or quality of being or existence.
-  An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.

An entity is something that exists by itself, although it need not be of material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate. Sometimes, the word entity is used in a general sense of a being, whether or not the referent has material existence, e.g., is often referred to as an entity with no corporeal form (non-physical entity), such as a language. It is also often used to refer to ghosts and other spirits.



Andie MacDowell
(born April 21, 1958)
Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell is an American model and actress. Her 1984 film debut was in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, a role in which her lines were dubbed by Glenn Close because her Southern accent was too pronounced for her to play the role of an Englishwoman. In 1985, she had a small part in St. Elmo's Fire.

Steven Soderbergh cast her in the independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Her performance led to a series of starring roles in films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, and Short Cuts. In the 1990s, MacDowell achieved stardom due to the box office success of the 1993 comedy by Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), opposite Hugh Grant.

Tony Danza
April 21, 1951)
Tony Danza (born Antonio Salvatore Iadanza) is an American actor known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the 1997 sitcom The Tony Danza Show.

Elizabeth II
(born 21 April 1926)
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Mountbatten-Windsor) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and, in some of her realms, carries the title of Defender of the Faith as part of her full title.

Charles Grodin
(born 21 April 1935)
Charles Grodin is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby in 1968. In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in The Heartbreak Kid and a supporting role in Catch-22. He became a familiar face as a supporting actor in many 1980s Hollywood comedies, including Midnight Run, Taking Care of Business, Seems Like Old Times, The Great Muppet Caper, The Woman in Red, The Lonely Guy, Ishtar and The Couch Trip. He is probably best known for his role as George Newton in the 1990s John Hughes comedy franchise Beethoven.


Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

--Pablo Picasso

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