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Friday, December 16, 2011

Blow Out the Candles December 16

William "The Refrigerator" Perry is celebrating his 49th birthday today.
1990 Score #509

 Fridge was one of many characters on the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears. He scored a touchdown in a blowout 46-10 win in Super Bowl XX over the New England Patriots. Though he was known for his large size and jovial personality, when he kept his weight under control he was a hell of a football player.

January 27, 1986

British science fiction author Sir Arthur C. Clarke was born on this date in 1917.

 Clarke is most well known for the film and book, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Artist Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, Russia on this date in 1866.

"The more frightening the world becomes ... the more art becomes abstract."

"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential."

"The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being."

December 14, 1959

Composer Karl, oops, Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn on this date in 1770.

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