That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold*…
From Jesse Gaynor in The Paris Review, “Drunk Texts from Famous Authors.”
[TotH to EWW]
* Macbeth, Act2, Scene 2
As we get dressed for the party celebrating the births on this date of both Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646) and Alan Turing (1912), we might spare a moment to wish a Feliz Cumpleaños to Joseph Hill “Joss” Whedon; he was born on this date in 1964. An award winning writer, producer, director, composer, and comic creator, Whedon is probably best known as the director of this Summer’s smash, The Avengers, and as the creator-writer-director of such critically-acclaimed television series as Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dollhouse. It’s less well remembered that he was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for Toy Story, the film that launched Pixar’s feature animation juggernaut.