Monthly Archives: August 2010

Vincent Price

According to Wikipedia… “Vincent Price is best remembered for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of distinctive horror films. His tall stature and polished urbane manner made him something of an American counterpart to the older Boris … Continue reading

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William Powell (…and The Thin Man)

Lately I’ve been watching old movies — very old movies. One of them is The Thin Man, the 1934 comedy mystery based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett and starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Among other things, the movie … Continue reading

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A bit more of Fry and Laurie

For quite a long time, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were an important double act in British comedy. They first worked together in the Cambridge Footlights club, which numbers many luminaries amongst its members. Check out the Wikipedia link if you don’t … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton (…not about Noddy)

  Challenge: Write a clerihew about the children’s author Enid Blyton (1897 –1968) without referring to Noddy – perhaps her most famous creation. For extra points, use words that rhyme with “Noddy” in the verse. Blyton – the fifth most translated author in the … Continue reading

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Thomas More

Thomas More (the English lawyer, author and statesman) was born on 7 February in 1478. He earned the enmity of Henry VIII of England for his perceived opposition to the king’s stance on religious and marital issues. Hence the clerihew… Thomas More … Continue reading

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