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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

Come back to the raft agin, Huck honey…

from Sloshspot, Mark Twain Motivational Posters!

As we thank the Lord for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, we might recall that it was on this date in 1897 that Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith shot “The Burglar on the Roof ,” the first fiction film from the newly-formed Vitagraph motion picture company.  Based in Flatbush in Brooklyn, Vitagraph flourished in the silent film era, introducing such stars as Rudolph Valentino and Norma Talmadge, and establishing the model for the studio system, before it was sold to Warner Bros. in 1925.

Vitagraph Studios, c. 1920 (source: Editors Guild)

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May 16, 2009 at 1:01 am

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