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27 September 2011

Famous People Born Today (September 27)


I'm sure this is a question that has plagued you
for most of your life:

who are the famous people born
on September 27?

Well, I'll tell you who a few of them are:

there's Shaun Cassidy -


born on this day in that fine year of 1958.

Avril Lavigne, too, popped out
nearly 30 years later --




And then there are the "Birthday Twins," Gwyneth Paltrow and Lil Wayne:



I was looking for similarities in features, and I was going to say we're all blonds,
but Lil Wayne kind of messed up that equation.

So does the Italian/Greek actress Sophia Milos


who probably also has more cleavage than all of us put together. . . 

But the capper came today,
the coupe de grace,
the birth that has finally given meaning
to this humble day in September:


It appears today is the day that Google claims
as the day of its birth --
Yes, the ultimate symbol of the vast power of the internet actually claims
this day
as ITS day,
and offered up a cake. . . 


I'm pleased to share the day of my birth with this,
this blank empty line on your screen on which
you can type any question
and get some kind of answer --

Google,
the Oracle of the 21st century,
and I,
Makropoulos,
aka -- some unknown frustrated academic/writer/clumsy guitarist/singer
share this fine day
as the day of our birth
with all the people named above and more,
perhaps even you.

So I executed my ceremonial changing of my age --
as Makropoulos,
I am now 426, but in something known as reality
I'm about the same age as Shaun Cassidy,
and send birthday wishes to all of you Librans
who always wondered who
might be born
on September 27.

Happy day to you!

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy birthday, you young chick! I'm about the same age as Shaun Cassidy too, Gawd help me!

Makropoulos said...

God help us all, Debra! Thanks!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

a little late...but you have a whole year to celebrate 'til the next one rolls around...happy days.
well, i'm a little older...thank you and shaun...but still younger than 426. whew!
as far as that cleavage...no thanks...if i had to carry all that around, i fear i would REALLY FEEL 426!!
happy (late) birthday!