That could explain a lot.
The splendid thing is there actually were a few mis-spelt sites out there.
I turned 28 on mine, which was a relief - 27's the age all the rockers die :) Jimi, Janis, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison... Dead Or Alive
tells me that Marc Bolan didn't die till he was 29, though. I just got so lost in that site!
What an useful site.
Bolan lived to be that old! I'm surprised.
Happy official birthday! :-) I hope it is a very good one.
I just read in the NY Times that Vladimir Lenin died on this date... and guess what? He was 54!
Oh and this...
You have reached the most popular speed limit around here. SORRY KID but you can't go any faster! ;-)
I'll be 59 on March 21. You have not outlived ME! ;-)
Happy Birthday Tony! Many happy returns.
I've eaten TWO cherry bakewells to celebrate.
A very happy birthday to you!
So I tried a quick web search for people who only made it to 54 ... the best I could come up with was Robert Palmer. (Oh, and John Ritter -- do non-Americans even know who he was?)
John Ritter- I feel I ought to, but...no...it escapes me.
2006-01-21 08:04 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to you :) and may it be a year full of interesting journeys, be they real or literary!
As somebody already mentioned, it is Augsburg. And if you need some help on it, I have been there several times and know it quite well, I even have relatives who have been living there for many centuries, among which one who has been burned as a witch around 1480...
They were burning witches there in the 1480s?
This I need to know more about.
A whole new plot line suggests itself.
I chose the name at random. I Googled a list of Bavarian towns and Augsburg was at the top. I got lucky with Orvieto. Seems like I could have got lucky with Augsburg too!
A very happy birthday to you!
Let's accentuate the positive and see who was born on this day in history!
Horace Wells the dentist, who pioneered the use of medical anesthesia. Thank heavens for him!
John Browning, the weapons manufacturer. I'm sure he's contributed to a few people dying at age 54.
Barney Clark, the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart. Is he still alive? And isn't Barney a marvelous name! Hey Barney! How's the old ticker?
Oh, and Telly Savalas was born today. Who loves ya baby!
Ah, but who died on January 21?
Louis XV1 got a bit of a sore throat over in France on this day.
George Orwell died on this day at age 46 from tuberculosis. That one may cause some reflection.
Col. Tom Parker, Elvis' manager kicked the bucket today.
On this day in history Philip II, Henry II and Richard the Lion Hearted began the Third Crusade. Adrian Boeyens, head inquisitor, was elected Pope in 1522. The Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, was launched on the Thames in 1954. In 1994, Lorena Bobbitt was found to be temporarily insane for misinterpreting the term "whacking off". And the first edition of Charles Dickens' Daily News was published today in 1846.
Now I'm off to read more of your own serialized novel. You can blow out the candles now.
What a marvellous list of people and events!
I knew about poor old Louis but the rest is new to me.
Telly Savalas was an Aquarius? Hey, that's really far-out, man. Not to say downright weird. I had him pegged as a Leo or an Aries or something- you know- a tad more aggressive.
P.S. Just in fairness to the Administration, it should be noted that they are *not* asking for personal information in the Google subpoena. There's a useful look at the issue, without a lot of bias one way or the other and drawing no conclusion at the moment, at http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2006_01_15-2006_01_21.shtml#1137705478
I find it an interesting issue. If we stipulate that barring minors from pornography is a good thing, and if for the moment we ignore the vexing fact that to do so we must define both "minor" and "pornography" to the satisfaction of all or at least many, then what might be the most effective way of keeping pornography out of the hands of minors without violating others' First Amendment rights to produce and consume the stuff?
Hmm. It gets quite technical, doesn't it?
I guess my position is that we don't want government, any government- left or right- knowing too much about us.
Because no government can be trusted not to abuse its powers.
The happiest of birthdays to you!
happy birthday, tony!
i am enjoying purchas quite a bit, by the way. what do you do to come up with ideas, when you have none?
(asking as someone who's now expected to write a poem a week, and hasn't had a new idea since, oh, october-ish)
I'm glad you're enjoying Purchas.
Ideas? That's a difficult one. There are times when nothing but nothing comes into my head.
The idea for Purchas came out of nowhere. I wasn't planning to write a novel and then the germ came to me (from watching an unsatisfactory movie about immortals) and suddenly I was up and running. Pressure sometimes helps. The task I've set myself of writing Purchas as a serial means I have no choice but to sit down every morning and write something.
In the past I've found that being set a task can help. I had a friend once who would email me with requests like- write a poem about Shostakovitch. I knew next to nothing about Shostakovitch and cared very little, but somehow being expected to do it produced the necessary spark. Some of these commissioned poems were rubbish, but there were quite a few i was pleased with- the Shostakovitch poem among them.
So if I said, "write a poem about Shostakovitch!" do you think you could do it?