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Can you give directions well? Can you follow directions well? Does asking for directions come easily for you? ;-)
How are you at folding maps?
Do you ever bring your own food or drinks into movie theaters? What do you bring?
Do you watch the Olympics? If yes, what are your favorite competitions? Do you think we should boycott next year's Winter Olympics (in Russia)?

The Twitter Emitter

Apparently the Tea Party decided to boycott Ebony for issuing 4 covers dedicated to Trayvon Martin:

Born on This Day

1646 – Godfrey Kneller, German painter (d. 1723)

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1694 – Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)

1736 - Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo, Italian genre painter (d. 1776)

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1797- Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury, French painter (d. 1890)

1814 – Esther Hobart Morris, American jurist (d. 1902)

1863 - Jean Léon Gérome Ferris, U.S, artist (d. 1930)

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1869 - Louis Valtat, French painter (d. 1952)

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1879 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)

1879 – Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general (d. 1919)

1896 – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author (d. 1953)

1907 – Benny Carter, American musician, composer, and bandleader (d. 2003)

1910 – Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)

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1911 – Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)

1920 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)

1921 – Esther Williams, American actress and swimmer (d. 2013)

1922 – Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)

1932 – Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Old Dogs)

1933 – Joe Tex, American singer-songwriter (d. 1982)

1937 – Dustin Hoffman, American actor

1938 – Connie Stevens, American actress, singer, and director

1943 – Denis Payton, English saxophonist (The Dave Clark Five)

1944 – John Renbourn, English guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle)

1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor

1950 – Willie Hall, American drummer (The Bar-Kays)

1951 – Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)

1956 – Chris Foreman, English guitarist and songwriter (Madness)

1957 – Dennis Drew, American keyboard player (10,000 Maniacs)

1958 – Deborah Norville, American TV journalist

1961 – The Edge, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (U2)

1962 – Kool Moe Dee, American rapper (Treacherous Three)

1965 – El Hefe, American guitarist (NOFX)

1981 – Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player

Died on This Day

1588 – Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter (b. 1532)

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1616 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch painter (b. 1548)

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1685 - Giovanni-Battista Salvi, Italian painter (b. 1609)

1719 – Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (b. 1667)

1898 – Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)

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1902 – James Tissot, French painter (b. 1836)

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1910 - Rudolf Epp, German painter (b. 1834)

1926 -  Frank Myers Boggs, U.S. painter (b. 1855)

1940 – Johnny Dodds, American clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1892)

1943 - Plinio Nomellini, Italian painter (b. 1866)

1965 – Shirley Jackson, American author (b. 1916)

1975 – Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist (b. 1928)

1985 – Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906) (previously used pic, new caption)

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2003 - Bhupen Khakhar, Indian painter (b. 1934)

2004 – Fay Wray, American actress (b. 1907)

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2005 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress and author (b. 1922)

2010 – Patricia Neal, American actress (b. 1926)

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