My Epitaph

Birthday Hat

Birthday Hat

Ok, so it’s my birthday more or less. No need to congratulate me for living this long without jumping off a building, or swallowing a pistol, I’m happy to still be here on our decaying planet, more or less. If you see me, buy me some wine or something.

I think I discovered what my epitaph should be:

ok, so I learned how to play “Smoke on the Water” on ukulele, I should probably go to sleep now

Kohala Ukulele
Kohala Ukulele

And for no particular reason, some people you might of heard of who share this birth date, allegedly. We are all so similar…

  • 1770 – William Wordsworth, English poet
  • 1772 – Charles Fourier, French philosopher 
  • 1860 – Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company
  • 1893 – Allen Dulles, American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence 
  • 1897 – Walter Winchell, American journalist and broadcaster
  • 1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress 
  • 1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer
  • 1927 – Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist
  • 1928 – James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1931 – Daniel Ellsberg, American theorist and author
  • 1933 – Wayne Rogers, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Jerry Brown, American politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California
  • 1938 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Dinosaurs, and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy)
  • 1938 – Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – David Frost, English journalist and game show host
  • 1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor, martial artist, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1954 – Tony Dorsett, American football player
  • 1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor, singer, director and producer 

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