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August 29, 2006
August 29th, 2006

More Wisdom from the Old Animators:
courtesy anim mag.
Ollie Johnston taught us:"Real animation is not about copying life. It is about caricaturing life, life plus."
Birthdays: King James II Stuart, John Locke, Oliver Wendel Holmes.,French painter Jean Dominique
Ingres, Charlie Parker would have been 85, director Preston Sturges, Ingrid Bergman, William
Friedkin, Dinah Washington, George Montgomery, Slobodan Milosevic, Robin Leach,
director Richard Attenborough, Donald O'Connor, Elliot Gould, Sen. John McCain, Rebecca
DeMornay, Joel Schumacher, choreographer Mark Morris, Michael Jackson The King of Pop is 48.

29 AD- Estimated date of the beheading of John the Baptist by King Herod II Antipas.

1893- Whitcomb Judson invented the zipper.

1908 - NY gives a parade to returning US Olympic team from London. Wall Street brokers
come up with the idea of throwing shredded stock ticker tape out the windows. The
first ticker tape parade.

1953-Warner's "Cat Tails for Two" introduces Speedy Gonzales.

1967- Final Episode of the television series "The Fugitive". Dr. Richard
Kimble catches the one-armed-man and clears his name.

1974- THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE- Prizefighter Mohammed Ali wins back his heavyweight
crown from George Foreman in a wild showbiz event set up in Kinshasa, Zaire. Foreman
left boxing, became a minister, then returned in his 40s to win the heavyweight
crown and make a fortune on weightloss cooking grills.

1976 - Anissa Jones, the child actress who played Buffy on the television show Family
Affair), died of a drug overdose at age 18.

1989 -Hotel millionaire Leona Helmsley had said : "Only little people pay taxes".
This day she was sentenced to four years in prison and fined two million dollars
for 33 counts of income tax evasion. According to a London newspaper one servant
under oath admitted he hated The Queen of Mean so much that whenever he had to bring
her a Perrier, he would unzip his fly and use an rather unique stirrer for her drink.

2002- Peep-O-Rama, Times Squares last remaining peep show, closed.

2005-KATRINA, a Force 5 monster hurricane, destroyed the cities of New Orleans,
Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.