Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mick Jagger: Excess

Photo: John Hoppy Hopkins / Redferns Mick Jagger in 1963, at Age 20 Photo: Matt Kent / WireImage Mick Jagger, July 6, 2013 The musician Mick Jagger turns 70 years old today!  We wonder if he would still agree with the quip that … Continue reading

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President Obama on the Zimmerman Verdict

Photo:  blog.zap2it.com President Obama at the Press Conference On Friday the President held an impromptu press conference to address the implications of the verdict in the Florida murder trial of George Zimmerman.  This two-diagram puzzle presents something Mr. Obama said … Continue reading

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Red Skelton: Legislation

Photo:  forums.mtbr.com Richard Bernard (Red) Skelton (1913-1997) An irrepressible clown, this radio and television comedian was born 100 years ago today in Vincennes, Indiana.  In the 1950’s, during the early days of black-and-white TV, he was one of my personal … Continue reading

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Belated Happy Birthday, Malala Yousafzai!

Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times Malala at the United Nations This past Friday was the 16th birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist who has inspired so many young girls and other people around the world.  On her birthday … Continue reading

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E. B. White: Choosing

Photo:  answers.com Elwyn Brooks (“E. B.”) White  (1899-1985) July 11 is the anniversary of the birth of the American writer, co-author of the celebrated guide to English writing, Elements of Style (“Strunk & White”).  The answer to today’s puzzle is his take … Continue reading

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Last Words: Nostradamus

Nostradamus (1503-1566)  The French apothecary Nostradamus published a book in 1555 that is widely credited with foretelling, in cryptic terms, many major world events.  He died on this date in 1566 and his last words were also his final prophecy — an … Continue reading

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