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Birthday Stories

March 3, 2018

Here are a couple of birthday stories.

I was born on March 3, 1948 which I knew was my parents’ wedding anniversary. When I was a child, I thought that was interesting. It wasn’t until I was much older did I learn that I was born C-section and the birth had been scheduled. When one is four or five years old, parents don’t explain how or why babies came to be.

Here’s the second story. Everyone knows the birthday song, right? Happy birthday to you…

It turns out that the “Birthday Song” is one of the most prolific song ever written. Click here for all you ever wanted to know about it. It has generally been attributed to be written by Patty and Mildred J Hill in 1893. It is considered to be one of the most recognized tunes of all time.

Apparently, a few years ago there was a big stink about the copyright status. So back in 2017 a federal court decided that the tune was in the public domain.

There were a couple of really notable performances of the song. First, was done by Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to President John F Kennedy. Another was Victor Borge playing the song in style of Bach, Brahms and Mozart.

Here’s the Victor Borge video:

And finally, some Minions birthday humor:



RIP – Omar Sharif

July 13, 2015


I read that movie star Omar Sharif passed away last week. He was 83. Here is the link to obit in the NY Times. Mr Sharif had an Oscar nomination for his role in “Lawrence of Arabia”.  Here’s the link to his entry on IMDB.

So in our household we are doing an Omar Sharif film festival this week starting with “Lawrence of Arabia” Here’s the link to the trailer. Watching this film first because it was available for free on Amazon Instant Prime. We’ve only watched the first half so far. The movie is 3 hours and 45 minutes long. Oh my aching butt. Thankfully, they don’t make movies that long any more. This is a film that belongs on the big screen. Our 32″ TV just doesn’t do it justice. Here’s the link to the trailer on IMDB.

Then we’re going to watch “Funny Girl” which we just got on DVD. Buying older films on DVD is as about as cheap as renting on Amazon Instant video, Here’s the link to the IMDB entry. Also, Paula is a big fan of Barbra Streisand

And finally, we will be watching “Doctor Zhivago”. Here’s the link to the IMDB entry. This movie is also on the long side at 3 hours and 16 minutes. DVD ordered.

Other movies on our watch list include all of the Minions movies. (Despicable Me, et al.). Maybe the kid in me is breaking out to go see the animated films. Minions rock!