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The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.

  • 1890-12-05 Fritz Lang
  • 1954-12-05 Betsy Wollheim
  • 1915-12-07 Leigh Brackett
  • 1861-12-08 Georges Méliès
  • 1943-12-08 Jim Morrison
  • 1900-12-09 Margaret Brundage
  • 1830-12-10 Emily Dickinson

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Humor

  • xkcd: Alpha Centauri.
  • Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 19, 1991 – GoComics. In case that’s illegible, it’s a commencement speech which says, “Graduating seniors, parents and friends… / Let me begin by reassuring you that my remarks today will stand up to the most stringent requirements of the new appropriateness. / The intra-college sensitivity advisory committee has vetted the text of even trace amounts of subconscious racism, sexism, and classism. / Moreover, a faculty panel of deconstructionists have reconfigured the rhetorical components within a post-structuralist framework, so as to expunge any offensive elements of Western rationalism and linear logic. / Finally, all references flowing from a white, male, Eurocentric perspective have been eliminated, as have any other ruminations deemed denigrating to the political consensus of the moment. / Thank you and good luck.”
  • Calvin and Hobbes: Let It Snow, Spaceman Spiff Upside Down, The Economics of Santa.

Music

A super-sized birthday-week appreciation of Mr. Mojo Risin’ and friends…

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