Me and Magnum, P.I. Man, we're like this ||
That's right, it's Tom Selleck's birthday, too. Oh, and....um ... Oprah (52), too. Louie Perez from Los Lobos (53)... The, uh, "Gallery of Mirrors" guy, Emanuel Swedenborg (Died 1772)... Heather Graham (36)... Chekhov (Died 1904) ... John D Rockefeller Jr. (Died 1960) ... Ann Jillian (56).
Scully's older than Oprah.
Magnum, P.I. "Oprah" La Bamba a mystic Roller Girl a playwrite a philanthropist Scully Me
What a crowd
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 29, 1956, editor-essayist H.L. Mencken, the "Sage of Baltimore," died at age 75. This gives me an excuse for my favorite Mencken quote:
“The American people, taken one with another, constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one flag in Christendom since the end of the middle ages”
This one's a close second these days:
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
And, since I have had the flu recently:
1973 - Johnny Rivers received a gold record for the hit single, Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu As is tradition, Rivers removed the fragile gold disk from the wooden frame and, as he was putting it on his stereo, had a ferocious sneezing fit and never did find out how his song sounded in solid gold.