Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Hertofore Unrevealed Story



All right. The time has arrived wherein the real me can finally be revealed. How do I know this. You might well ask that question at long last with the certainty of receiving an answer. Not necessarily a believable answer (in your opinion) but an answer nonetheless... a true answer. At least as true an answer as can be had within the constraints of mere language, language consisting of audible symbols, or words, as utilized by 21st century members of Homo Sapiens.

Note: Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinct species of homonid; H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo.

Here goes:

To be continued . . .



There are more chickens than people in the world.



On this day, August 17, in 1993 Random house agreed to pay General Colin Powell an advance of about $6 million for the rights to his autobiography, My American Journey.

Powell's book became an immediate bestseller. It became the fastest-selling book in Random House history. Before the book even hit bookstores, Random House boosted its initial print run from 500,000 to 1.25 million.



1.  Resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words.
2.  Rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants; as in penitent and reticence.
3.  The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, as in the phrase tilting at windmills.
4.  Rough similarity; approximate agreement.
the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
From: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
on a proud round cloud in white high night
--E.E. Cummings


(born August 17, 1943)
Robert De Niro is an American actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. Then in 1974 he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II.

De Niro won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake Lott in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He would also earn nominations for Taxi Driver in 1976 and Cape Fear in 1991. He received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990), and David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook (2012). His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990.

He earned four Golden Globe nominations, New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999), and Meet the Parents (2000). He has also simultaneously directed and starred in films such as 1993's A Bronx Tale and 2006's The Good Shepherd.

(Aug 17, 1893 - Nov 22, 1980)
Mae West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

(born August 17, 1960)
Sean Penn is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008). Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in a 1974 episode of Little House on the Prairie, directed by his father Leo Penn.

Following his film debut in 1981's Taps and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, Penn emerged as a prominent leading actor with the 1995 drama film Dead Man Walking. Penn received another two Oscar nominations for Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and I Am Sam (2001), before winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Mystic River and a second one in 2008 for Milk. He has also won a Best Actor Award of the Cannes Film Festival for She's So Lovely (1997), and two Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival for Hurlyburly (1998) and 21 Grams (2003).

(born 17 August 1920)
Maureen O'Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and long-time friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller. 


Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.
--Michel de Montaigne



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