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Remembering Roald Dahl

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

~ Roald Dahl

Visit with Roald Dahl’s wife and Director Wes Anderson as he talks about his stay at Roald Dahls’s Buckinghamshire home. Anderson was inspired by his visits and if you’ve seen the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie, you can see traces of Roald Dahl.

Buddy Holly’s ’58 Impala

Buddy Holly would have been 75 today. We’ll celebrate sharing another classic with you, his ’58 Impala.

Ferdinand Porsche

If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.

Ferdinand Porsche
September 3, 1875 to January 30, 1951

Austrian automotive engineer and honorary Doctor of Engineering.

A rightly applied creative individual who, believe it or not, is credited for creating the first hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle. He was actually credited with many firsts.

I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.

Happy Birthday Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb wrote this song…hmmm….a long time ago, I did not realize exactly how old it was. Barry must have been very young when he wrote it, is all I can say, because I know I was. ;)

…and as done by Moxy Fruvous

Happy 65th Barry!

How AproPoe

Mark your calendars. On January 19th, the day marking the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe, there will be a free world web premier of the feature film Poe, Last Days of the Raven.

Who knew? I had no idea…good thing I watched that Philadelphia New Year’s Day Mummers Parade or I’d be in the dark about Poe’s 200th birthday. I would certainly hate to miss this party. I’m thinking something special should be planned; I’ll get to that later. It is a Monday, figures, how apropoe (wink) that Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday would land on the worst day of the week.

Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays…sorry I digress…hmmm, Boomtown Rats, Poe might have liked that.

Here is some creative fun for a daily exercise, let’s stretch our imaginations and comment on what musical artists or what songs Poe would be a fan of today…any time after his death, don’t worry if you divulge your age, the more macabre the merrier.

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