Always Has Been

Asimov (January 2, 1920–April 6, 1992) is one of my favorite writers of all time, and was about as pro-intellectual as anyone could be.

She Did It Right

Mary Jane “Mae” West (1893–1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. She was known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. Photo: A publicity shot for West’s first film, Night After Night (1932). In her first scene a hat-check girl exclaims, … See the Meme

The Producers

“I was number one five years in a row at the box office. But what’s really stunning is that no one until me had ever gone from number one to number 38 in one year.” —Reynolds in 2005.

Funk’s First Observation

Andy Funk is an Emmy-award-winning broadcast engineer for The Weather Channel. His observation is 20/20 (or maybe 20/15 …or even 20/10), but now I want to know what his second observation is! Funk says: “I’ve never understood how aphorism ‘hindsight is 20/20’ came to mean that one’s understanding of past events is clearer than one’s … See the Meme

Unanswered Questions

Feynman (1918–1988) was a theoretical physicist known for his work in quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics (for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965), and physics. He pioneered the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology (in 1959!) He taught at the California Institute of Technology from … See the Meme

A Diller of a Time

She ought to know: she had six children (and outlived three of them). Born Phyllis Ada Driver (Diller was her first husband’s surname) Diller was the first female American stand-up comic to become a household name. She was best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her … See the Meme