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Saturday, March 30, 2013

March Rambling, about ME - oh, and other things

I may have mentioned (once or twice?) that it was my birthday this month. Thank you for the 70-odd comments on Facebook, and a couple tweets, not to mention comments at this blog. Dustbury cited my March 8, day after my birthday, post.

But the person who best got into the "celebrate Roger" spirit has to be Jaquandor. He answered my Ask Me Anything questions to him, AND he ASKED me an Ask Me Anything question before I even requested it!

He also linked to the March 8 post, AND he wrote a whole post for me. Yay! The first YouTube clip in his piece features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as Roger, and others, in a wonderful comedy segment from the movie Airplane!

Here's some weird trivia. The winner of the game show JEOPARDY! episode on Friday, November 6, 1998 was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in a celebrity tournament. The winner of the JEOPARDY! episode on Monday, November 9, 1998, the next one aired, was MOI. Kareem and me - likethis.
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