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The Man of a Thousand Voices…

Older readers likely first encountered Michael Winslow in 1984’s Police Academy, in which he shone as cadet Larvell “Motor Mouth” Jones…

Winslow went on to do a series of Academy sequels…  but oh so much more:  from music…

and sports…

to history…

More amazement here.

As we practice those bird-calls, we might send reverent birthday wishes to warrior, poet and philosopher Guru Gobind Singh (at birth, Gobind Rai); he was born on this date in 1666.  Gobind Singh was the last of the sacred line of “ten Sikh gurus,” succeeding his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, as the leader of Sikhs at the age of nine.  It was Gobind Singh who formalized the faith, and in 1699, turned what had been a sect of believers into the full-fledged religion.

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Written by LW

December 22, 2011 at 1:01 am

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