Quote of the day :
If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you are in?
Pic of the day :
This delightful looking character was one of the members of a Viking re-enactment group at an event in St Helens earlier this summer.
Tube of the day :
As it’s Eli Wallach’s 98th birthday today, here’s a clip from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, probably the best western ever made. Happy birthday Tuco!
The ecstasy of gold :
On this day…
Born today :
- Comedian, Stan Boardman
- Linguist, Noam Chomsky
- Actress, Ellen Burstyn
- entrepeneur, Richard W. Sears
- Actor, Eli Wallach (born 1915, he’s 98 today!)
- Actor, Ted Knight
- Singer, Mike Nolan (Bucks Fizz)
- Actor, Nicholas Hoult (Hank / Beast in X-Men: First Class)
- Actress, Emily Browning
Also on this day in history
185 – Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)
(If that interested you, see the Chronology of Space Exploration
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