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Vote!

Your correspondent has been inundated, as he suspects readers have, by poll after poll after poll– Is Sarah Palin qualified to be Vice President?…  Do you think that Gossip Girl’s second season is as hot as the first?… etc., etc.

Finally, a poll one can feel good about taking…  From The (London) Times, “Which Word Would You Save?”, an online opportunity to save any of 24 words destined to be chopped by the editors at Collins from their dictionary for reason of disuse.

It is not to us to vaticinate; the results will be as they will.  But no vote is recrement.  So, dear reader, exercise your franchise– you’ll find it roborant!

As we limber our lever fingers, we might say a grateful Happy Birthday to Winsor McCay, the cartoonist and animator, who was born on this date in 1867.  His two best-known creations are the pioneering comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, which ran from 1905 to 1914, and the animated cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914),which set the standard for animators for decades to come.

Little Nemo… for a more legible image, click here

Written by LW

September 26, 2008 at 1:01 am

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