Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy birthday to...

...pretty much everyone but you, Jesus.

Scholars can't even agree on what year J.C. was born, much less the date, but the best evidence suggests that his birthday wasn't in December.

However, quite a number of other well known people were born on what we've come to call Christmas. So happy birthday to Humphrey Bogart, Rod Serling, Little Richard, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, Sissy Spacek, Sir Isaac Newton, hotel magnate Conrad Hilton (recently played to perfection on Mad Men by Chicago actor and FOBB&B Chelcie Ross), Anwar Sadat, Ken "The Snake" Stabler, Floridians Jimmy Buffett and Larry Csonka, Cab Calloway, Barbara Mandrell, former Chicago Cub Manny Trillo, and newly minted baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson.

And what the heck, to you too, Jesus, whenever your birthday is.

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