Thursday, January 03, 2008


Today is Thursday, 3 January 2008.

On this date in 1918, the great phyciscist Ernest Rutherford announces he has split the atom.

And look where that got us.

On this date in 1909, the Great Dane, Victor Borge, a good friend of one of HH's college teachers, was born.

Herewith, the Great Dane and the Great Dean, on one of HH's favourite subjects, punctuation:

And just for the hell of it, today is the birthday of Victoria Principal, a star on Dallas:

Let's talk triangulation.

Note that the first image in the Dallas trailer is of the late Barbara Bel Geddes, one of the greatest of the American stage, who created the role of "Maggie "The Cat"" in Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, back in the 1956 day when acting meant before people, not lenses.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Six degrees of separation.

2:42 PM  

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