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Beating the rap…

Liz Fosslien “likes to turn numbers into pictures and ideas into charts”– from “Crime Patterns in Chicago” to “How to Get Hired,” she’s created infographics galore.  Indeed, one of her visual essays is a quiz, “Name that Song“; two sample questions (answers, below):

Take the test here.

Answers:

# 4- “Sexy and I know” LMFAO

# 8- “No Church in the Wild” Jay-Z and Kanye West

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As we bust our beats, we might send birthday smiles to actor, writer and film director Arthur Stanley “Stan” Jefferson… or as he was better known, Stan Laurel; he was born on this date in 1890.  Laurel came to the U.S. from his native England as Charlie Chaplin’s understudy in a touring acting troupe.  Laurel stayed behind, first as an actor in two-reel comedies, then as a writer-director for Hal Roach.  Laurel intended to remain behind the camera, but stepped under the lights again when an accident left Oliver Hardy without a co-star.  The two became friends and went on to make first a series of shorts (one of which, The Music Box, won the Academy Award for Best Short in 1932), then features– over 180 films in all.  In 1961, four years after Hardy’s death, Laurel was given a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy.

If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I’ll never speak to him again.
Stan Laurel

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Written by LW

June 16, 2012 at 1:01 am

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