Daily Post : 7th December

Quote of the day :

If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you are in?
~ Unknown

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.

Viking Elder

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

Eli Wallach as Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Ecstasy of Gold scene

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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