Sunday, March 22, 2015

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett


English fantasy author Terry Pratchett -- best known for his best-selling Discworld series -- finished the last chapter of his autobiography on March 12 at age 66.

He will be missed.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Benito Juárez!


AKA Benito Pablo Juárez García.

Born March 21, 1806. Died July 18, 1872.

He was the first Mexican president of Indian blood and he was also known as the "Abraham Lincoln of Mexico" due to his efforts in the 1860s to free his country from French rule.

Apart from having a border town named after him, Juárez is rarely mentioned nowadays. It seems like the last American TV show to mention his name on a regular basis was The Wild, Wild West and that was in the 1960s.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Movie Song of the Week: "Wells Fargo"

The wagon is coming! The wagon is coming!

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¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Henrik Ibsen!


AKA Henrik Johan Ibsen.

Born March 20, 1828. Died May 23, 1906.

He was a Norwegian playwright who was responsible for such plays as Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House and The Wild Duck. He is also said to be the most frequently performed playwright after Shakespeare.

If you wish to celebrate his birthday today, please feel free to wear a few vine leaves in your hair in his honor. But I would resist the urge to shoot any wild ducks if I were you.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

I offered you gold. 'Tis not my fault that you prefer a pebble.
--Cecil Kellaway, The Luck of the Irish (1948)

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TV Quote of the Week

Ghetto white's the new brown.
--Jeremy Allen White, Shameless (US), "The American Dream"

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Quote of the Week

I don't even know how to pronounce my own name.
--Liz Torres, interview, Later, March 12, 1997

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Eva Longoria!


AKA Eva Jacqueline Longoria.

Born March 15, 1975.

One of my favorite Latina actresses grows one year older today.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Movie Song of the Week: "The Working Song"

From the 1950 version of Cinderella, I post this memorable number.

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Movie Quote of the Week

Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something.
--Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride (1987)

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TV Quote of the Week

I said "a machine that makes dreams come true..." Nightmares can also be dreams.
--Guy Williams, Lost in Space, "Wish Upon a Star"

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