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A Tree Grew in Brooklyn…

From the good folks at (Brooklyn’s) Pop Chart Lab, “The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers– A taxonomic tree of over 100 wondrous powers and abilities, with over 200 superheroes and supervillains as examples thereof”:

click the image above, or here, to reach a magnifiable version

Created with the help of (Brooklyn’s) Bergen Street Comics, it’s very handy companion to the Alignment Charts of a couple of months ago…

[TotH to Fanboy.com]

As we shake out our capes, we might wish a grateful Happy Birthday to the greatest poet and playwright in the English canon, William Shakespeare; he was born (tradition holds, and reason suggests) on this date in 1564.  In fact, there is no way to know with certainty the Bard’s birth date.  But his baptism was recorded at Stratford-on-Avon on April 26, 1564; and three days was the then-customary wait before baptism.

In any case, we do know with some certainty that Shakespeare died on this date in 1616.

The Chandos Portrait (source)

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts…
As You Like It

While long-time readers know that the email version of this missive predated the blog by a couple of years, this is (Roughly) Daily’s thousandth “edition.”  Many thanks to all who have generously encouraged this indulgence, to all who have enthusiastically contributed items– and to all who’ve lent their kind attention as readers.

If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me.
Henry VIII

The Annals of Taxonomy: Getting into Alignment…

The Alice in Wonderland Alignment Chart

From Geekosystem, “The Ten Greatest Alignment Charts of All Time“:

… we can tell you definitively that alignment charts seem to be blowing up all over the place lately… For those not familiar with them, alignment charts draw from classic Dungeons and Dragons, breaking characters down by two axes: Law-Chaos (lawful, neutral and chaotic) and Good-Evil (good, evil, and neutral).  An alignment chart in meme terms, then, is a 3×3 grid comprised of nine characters from a given movie, game, or other pop culture happening.

Like this:

The Presidential Alignment Chart

See them all– from The Big Lebowski and The Office to Technology Pioneers and Dr. Who–  here.

As we consider our own places in the scheme of things, we might recall that it was on this date in 1907 that Pike Place Market, the longest continuously-running public farmers market in the US, opened in Seattle.  It currently serves roughly 10 million visitors per year.

Pike Place Market

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