The Garcia Family

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Nerd-Sniping

Births

* 912 - Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 973)
* 1221 - King Alfonso X of Castile (d. 1284)
* 1402 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
* 1417 - William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)
* 1553 - Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)
* 1616 - John Wallis, English mathematician (d. 1703)
* 1632 - Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
* 1641 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (d. 1720)
* 1705 - Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)
* 1715 - Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
* 1719 - Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)
* 1749 - Edward Rutledge, U.S. statesman (d. 1800)
* 1760 - François-Noël Babeuf, French revolutionary (d. 1797)
* 1785 - Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest (d. 1853)
* 1804 - Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
* 1820 - Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)
* 1837 - Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
* 1859 - Billy The Kid, American outlaw (d. 1881(?))
* 1860 - Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
* 1861 - Konstantin Korovin, Russian painter (d. 1939)
* 1864 - Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)
* 1869 - Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
* 1875 - Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (d. 1933)
* 1876 - Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (d. 1946)
* 1883 - José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (d. 1949)
* 1887 - Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
* 1887 - Boris Karloff, British actor (d. 1969)
* 1887 - Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)
* 1888 - Harpo Marx, American comedian (d. 1964)
* 1890 - El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
* 1892 - Erté, French artist (d. 1990)
* 1897 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
* 1897 - Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (d. 1948)
* 1902 - Victor Jory, Canadian actor (d. 1982)
* 1907 - Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
* 1908 - Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)
* 1909 - Nigel Tranter, British historian and writer (d. 2000)
* 1912 - George O'Hanlon, American actor (d. 1989)
* 1914 - Roger Avon, Durham actor (d. 1998)
* 1914 - Michael Gough, English actor
* 1915 - John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)
* 1920 - Paul Celan, Romanian-born German poet (d. 1970)
* 1920 - Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
* 1921 - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
* 1922 - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
* 1923 - R. L. Burnside, American musician (d. 2005)
* 1923 - Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)
* 1923 - Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
* 1924 - Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
* 1924 - Colin Macmillan Turnbull, British-born anthropologist (d. 1994)
* 1925 - Johnny Mandel, American songwriter
* 1925 - José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadorian politician (d. 1990)
* 1926 - Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
* 1927 - Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
* 1928 - Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer
* 1929 - Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer
* 1930 - Jack McKeon, American baseball manager
* 1931 - Dervla Murphy, Irish traveller and author
* 1931 - Gloria Lynne, American singer
* 1932 - Michel David-Weill, French investment banker
* 1933 - Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer
* 1934 - Robert Towne, American screenwriter and director
* 1934 - Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (d. 1994)
* 1935 - Vladislav Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
* 1936 - Robert Barnard, British mystery writer
* 1938 - Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
* 1939 - Betty Everett, American singer (d. 2001)
* 1940 - Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball player
* 1941 - Franco Nero, Italian actor
* 1942 - Susan Anspach, American actress
* 1943 - Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
* 1943 - Sue Nicholls, British actress
* 1944 - Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-born film producer and writer
* 1944 - James Toback, American writer and director
* 1945 - Keith Hampshire, English singer-songwriter
* 1945 - Steve Landesberg, American actor
* 1945 - Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
* 1945 - Jerry Harris, American sculptor
* 1946 - Bobby Rush, American politician
* 1946 - Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
* 1946 - Diana Quick, English actress
* 1948 - Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
* 1950 - Chuck Schumer, American politician
* 1951 - David Rappaport, English actor (d. 1990)
* 1952 - Bill Troiano, musician
* 1953 - Francis Cabrel, French singer
* 1954 - Bruce Hornsby, American musician
* 1954 - Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
* 1954 - Ross Brawn, British Honda Racing F1 team principal
* 1955 - Steven Brust, American author
* 1955 - Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
* 1959 - Maxwell Caulfield, British actor
* 1959 - Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
* 1960 - Robin Roberts, American television reporter
* 1961 - Merv Hughes, Australian cricketer
* 1961 - Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
* 1963 - Joe Ahearne, British television director
* 1963 - Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
* 1964 - Frank Rutherford, Bahamian athlete
* 1965 - Jennifer Michael Hecht, American poet and historian
* 1966 - Vincent Cassel, French actor
* 1966 - Jerry Kelly, American professional golfer
* 1968 - Hamid Hassani, Iranian lexicographer
* 1968 - Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist
* 1969 - Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer
* 1970 - Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
* 1970 - Oded Fehr, Israeli actor
* 1971 - Lisa Arch, American actress
* 1972 - Chris Adler, American musician (Lamb of God)
* 1973 - Trick Daddy, American rapper
* 1974 - Jamie Sharper, American football player
* 1974 - Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
* 1976 - Page Kennedy, American actor
* 1977 - Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
* 1977 - Adam Eaton, American baseball player
* 1978 - Kayvan Novak, English actor
* 1979 - Kelly Brook, English actress/model
* 1980 - David Britz, American nano-technologist
* 1980 - Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
* 1982 - Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player
* 1982 - Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
* 1984 - Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer
* 1985 - Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
* 1992 - Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana)


* 2008 - Jonah Daniel, or Addison Jae is born to loving and enamored parents.


(I used extremely scientific methods: I was on my way to meet with a Korean client and Miley Cyrus was playing on my Ipod, I love the + in Google)

"Pica, where a person craves and consumes non-food substances.

Some typical things to be consumed include ice chips, dirt, laundry soap, starch, hair, matches, etc. The name pica, comes from the Latin word Magpie, a bird known to eat nearly anything.

Pica strikes all races and socioeconomic groups, however, there are cultural tendencies towards this disorder"


Cultural tendencies, like who? three year olds?!

If they're saying Mexicans will eat anything...that's true, and I personally love that about myself!

Wet It Be


Apparently Heather Mills got a little hasty after the judgment was announced; she decided to pour a glass of H20 over Paul Mc Cartney's attorney's head; clearly this is something to be expected of Yoko or one of John's other "hussified" exes but not Paul's. Clearly this woman is nuts and a drastic departure from Linda.

I'm putting Heather Mills On Notice!

These songs remind me of three of my favorite people in this crazy world....two of them will love this, and the other will love to hate it, but here's a song for each of them :)






Death and Taxes

Whether your greasy little nubs are jump-starting someone else's ride or pilfering someone else's Pepsi out of the office fridge, the penny-pinching employees at the IRS would like to take this opportunity to remind you to.... pay up punk!

Our Family

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity

Colossians 3:14