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OK, Robert Carlyle was cool. This dude? Yeah, I totally want to watch Stargate: Universe now... /sarcasm
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It. Is. Sleeting. 
There is at lest a 1/4" of ice on my car. It's 30F, though we have a breeze along with the sleet, so according to my weather thing, it's actually 22F.


I know, I know, you guys in Chicago, Boston, wherever are laughing yourselves sick over this. But in Austin? We are not so sanguine. We have lots of overpasses and they are now making noises that they city crews may be out of sand and de-icer soon. And this crap is supposed to continue until at least noon on Wednesday.  When I was living in West Texas, you'd get used to it. When I was going to school in Michigan, you got used to it. But it was in the upper 70's on Thursday!

*coughs* Of course, I went outside in a t-shirt, pajama bottoms, and flip-flops to take pictures. What? Just because I don't like cold weather doesn't mean I'm not weirdly physically adapted to it.

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So I'll do for him what I do for my friends, though we have never met. :-)

Happy Birthday Joe!

You share your birhday with: (from Wikipedia, edited for length)

  • 1928 - Walter Mondale, American politican
  • 1931 - Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
  • 1931 - Robert Duvall, American actor
  • 1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian writer
  • 1938 - King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 1940 - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
  • 1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
  • 1942 - Jan Leeming, British television presenter and newsreader
  • 1942 - Charlie Rose, American talk show host
  • 1945 - Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • 1946 - Diane Keaton, American actress
  • 1948 - Ted Lange, American actor
  • 1949 - George Brown, American drummer (Kool & The Gang)
  • 1950 - Chris Stein, American guitarist (Blondie)
  • 1953 - Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
  • 1956 - Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
  • 1959 - Clancy Brown, American actor
  • 1960 - Phil Thornalley, English bass guitarist (The Cure)
  • 1960 - Steve Jones, aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1962 - Suzy Amis, American actress
  • 1964 - Grant Young, American drummer (Soul Asylum)
  • 1965 - Vinnie Jones, British actor
  • 1966 - Kate Schellenbach, American drummer (Luscious Jackson)
  • 1968 - Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor
  • 1968 - Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer
  • 1969 - Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • 1971 - Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
  • 1973 - Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys)
  • 1975 - Bradley Cooper, American actor (Alias, Kitchen Confidential)
  • 1976 - Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)

    Wrestler Jeep Swenson, who portrayed "Bane" in the film "Batman and Robin," was born on January 5, 1957. He passed away soon after the completion of the film.
    Bela Lugosi's son, Bela Lugosi Jr., was born on January 5, 1938.
    Maria Schell who appeared in the films "Night of the Blood Monster," "Superman" and the TV mini-series "The Martian Chronicles," was born on January 5, 1926.
    The late George Reeves, best known for playing "Superman" on the big and small screens in the 50's, was born on January 5, 1914. He also directed a few episodes of "The Adventures of Superman" TV series.
    Johnny Eck, best known for playing "The Half Boy," in the film "Freaks," passed away on January 5, 1991, at the age of 79.
    Comedian Hans Conried passed away on January 5, 1982, at the age of 64. He did voice overs for numerous cartoons, and starred in the films "The Twonky," "The Monster That Challenged the World" and "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T."
    Onslow Stevens, who starred in the films "House of Dracula," "The Monster and the Girl" and "Them," passed away on January 5, 1977, at the age of 74. 

  • 1895 - Dreyfus Affair: French officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
  • 1896 - An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
  • 1940 - FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time.
  • 1968 - Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1970 - Soap opera: All My Children premieres.
  • 1972 - President of the United States Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.

    Have an excellent day, Joe.

    ETA: Today is Gary Jones' (a.k.a. Sgt. Walter Harriman of SG-1) birthday. Happy birthday Gary!

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