Please Explain to Me


Why today is not a national holiday.

Fred McFeely Rogers was born 86 years ago today.

Today is also the birthday of —

… of Carl Reiner. He’s 92. From the Encyclopedia of Television:

Carl Reiner is one of the few true Renaissance persons of 20th-century mass media. Known primarily for his work as creator, writer and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show–one of a handful of classic sitcoms by which others are measured–Reiner has also made his mark as a comedian, actor, novelist, and film director.

Reiner is on Twitter at‎.


… of Barney Miller, who’s 83. That’s Hal Linden.

… of Hockey hall-of-famer Bobby Orr, 66.

… of four-time Oscar nominee William Hurt, 64. He won best actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Two-time Oscar nominee Shelton Lee is 57. His mother called him Spike.

Holly Hunter is 56. Miss Hunter has been nominated for an Academy Award four times, twice for best actress and twice for supporting actress. She won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Piano in 1993. She has also won Emmys for Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom and Roe vs. Wade.