The Life You Give: George Carlin *1937

George Carlin, born George Denis Patrick Carlin, May 12, 1937, in New York, N.Y., U.S.A., is the comedian whose “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” routine led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the right to determine when to censor radio and TV broadcasts.Carlin began working… Continue reading The Life You Give: George Carlin *1937

The Life You Give: Charlie Chaplin *1889

Charlie Chaplin, byname of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (born April 16, 1889, London, England—died December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland), British comedian, producer, writer, director, and composer who is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history.Early life and careerChaplin was named after his… Continue reading The Life You Give: Charlie Chaplin *1889

The Life You Give: Rowan Atkinson *1955

Rowan Atkinson, born Rowan Sebastian Atkinson on born January 6 1955, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is the actor and comedian who delighted television and film audiences with his comic creation Mr. Bean.Atkinson, the son of wealthy Durham farmers, attended Durham Cathedral Choristers’ School. At the University of Newcastle upon Tyne he studied electrical engineering;… Continue reading The Life You Give: Rowan Atkinson *1955

An evolutionary observation (with a twist)

Over centuries, plants developed the ability to build defenses that would make it unpleasant for the surrounding living creatures to eat them. Those are the herbs and spices in which we find great pleasure today. Those are the same repellents that help us as preventive medicine and cure today. Did we learn to master fire… Continue reading An evolutionary observation (with a twist)