Tuesday, February 17, 2015


My first stop every morning is the Astronomy Picture of the Day - today featuring a "Sun Rose" in one of my favorite colors as if a birthday present. My birthday plans have all been rescheduled as more snow takes center stage, the sounds of sanitation workers cleaning the streets, echoing below. It will take months for the pothole crews to repair the damage. But enough about the weather. I woke up this morning grateful for all that I have in this mad-cap world that is cycling down.

I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my friends - Brenda in San Diego, Linda in Miami, and Ellie in Nashville.

It's been a week of holidays and celebration around the city. Saturday Night Live icons returned to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary in style. 40 years ago I was 32 and never really got into the SNL skits though the show launched the careers of many famous performers. I watched the highlights of the reunion yesterday as we move to the Academy Awards this Sunday.

Switching to sports - my grandson Matthew got to see the NBA All-Star Game warmups Saturday afternoon at MSG. The game was Sunday night and featured old timers Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Willis Reed, and Magic Johnson. Another great who shares a birthday with me today is ...

February 17, 1963

Michael Jordan

  Michael Jordan Google Videos

Michael Jordan is American professional basketball player, active
entrepreneur, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

People can fly. Some people fly higher than others, that's all.

Michael Jordan Quotes 1

Michael Jordan Quotes 2

Michael Jordan Quotes 3

February 17, 1965

Michael Bay

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Michael Bay is an award winning American
film director and producer. Filmography

I go out there to win. The only way is with success.

Michael Bay Quotes 1

Michael Bay Quotes 2

February 17, 1981

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an award winning
American film and television actor. Filmography

"Looper" taught me that in the future we will able to time travel.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Quotes

February 17, 1970

Dominic Purcell

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Dominic Purcell is a British-born Australian actor. Filmography

You have to believe in hope, not only from an acting
point of view but also from an audience perspective.

Dominic Purcell Quotes 1

Dominic Purcell Quotes 2

February 17, 1925

Hal Holbrook

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Hal Holbrook is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

I don't have a director. The audience directs me.

Hal Holbrook Quotes 1

Hal Holbrook Quotes 2

February 17, 1980

Jason Ritter

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Jason Ritter is an American actor. Filmography

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.

Jason Ritter Quotes

February 17, 1962

Lou Diamond Phillips

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Lou Diamond Phillips is an award winning American
film, television, and stage actor. Filmography

The greatest military battles have not stopped humanity's need for war.

Lou Diamond Phillips Quotes 1

Lou Diamond Phillips Quotes 2

February 17, 1974

Jerry O'Connell

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Jerry O'Connell is an American actor. Filmography

I get very nervous when I have to take my wedding ring off.

Jerry O'Connell Quotes

February 17, 1989

Chord Overstreet

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Chord Overstreet is an award winning
American actor, singer and musician.
Discography -- Filmography

I've been playing music since I was born.

Chord Overstreet Quotes

February 17, 1992

Meaghan Jette Martin

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Meaghan Jette Martin is an award winning
American actress and singer.
Discography -- Filmography

Fashions fade, style is eternal. Ask any of the great models.

Meaghan Jette Martin

February 17, 1971

Denise Richards

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Denise Richards is an American actress
and former fashion model. Filmography

The film is about Sex, Love, and Secrets.

There are always two or three or four sides to every story.

Denise Richards Quotes 1

Denise Richards Quotes 2

February 17, 1954

Rene Russo

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Rene Russo is an American film actress and former model. Filmography

There's nothing like a captivating mystery and a great romance.

Rene Russo Quotes

February 17, 1981

Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton is an American socialite, heiress, media personality,
model, singer, author, fashion designer and actress. Filmography

Live everyday like its your birthday.

No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy.

Paris Hilton Quotes

February 17, 1991

Bonnie Wright

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Bonnie Wright is an award winning British
actress and fashion model. Filmography

Kissing Harry Potter was magical.

Bonnie Wright Quotes 1

Bonnie Wright Quotes 2

February 17, 1969

Tuesday Knight

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Tuesday Knight is an American actress,
singer, and jewelry designer. Filmography

I can do everything 007 can do, and in spiked heels.

Tuesday Knight

February 17, 1934

Barry Humphries

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Barry Humphries is an award winning Australian comedian, satirist, artist, and author.
He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and TV alter ego Dame Edna Everage.

There is no more terrible fate for a comedian than to be taken seriously.

Barry Humphries Quotes 1

Barry Humphries Quotes 2

February 17-18, 2015

Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday of Shrove Tuesday, is the day
before Ash Wednesday. Some of the cities most famous for their
Mardi Gras celebrations: New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and Venice.

Ash Wednesday
First Day of Lent