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happy birthday, Uncle Scrooge!

Paperone Uncle Scrooge as a child (Don Rosa)
Paperone Uncle Scrooge as a child (Don Rosa)

Paperone Uncle Scrooge as a child (a Don Rosa comic strip; please remember that official Uncle Scrooge inventor was Carl Barks…)

One of the most important anniversaries of 2017 is that one of Uncle Scrooge McDuck, known in Italy as ‘zio Paperone’ and ‘Paperon de Paperoni’. According to different sources (e.g. Don Rosa), the richest duck of the world was born in 1867  in Glasgow, Scotland (an was a Templar!) or  in Klondike, according to Guido Martina (but Klondike is rather to be taken just as the land in which uncle Scrooge started to build his prosperity, by gathering golden nuggets).

His first appearance in TV was in ‘Scrooge McDuck and Money’ (1967); the first comic strip he appeared in was (more…)


birthdays in comparison

Happy birthday, Martin Scorsese! (pardon for being late…)
Happy birthday, Ridley Scott!
Happy birthday, Iris! (an Italian TV channel)

As for Iris, Italians only: (more…)


mi sono innamorato di Che

Aggiornamento: dal 6 dicembre 2017 al 1° aprile 2018, la vita di Che Guevara è oggetto della mostra ‘Che Guevara Tú y todos’, presso la Fabbrica del Vapore di Milano. Le gesta del Che sono ricostruite attraverso tre linee interpretative, quella geopolitica, quella relativa ai suoi discorsi pubblici, manifestazioni  e riflessioni, infine quella biografica e intimistica, con scritti inediti e registrazioni di poesie.
Oltre agli eroi della mitologia è opportuno riflettere sugli eroi della storia. Ed eroe assoluto, tale da passare dalla storia al mito, fu senza dubbio Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna, meglio noto come Che Guevara: di nobile cuore e alto sentire, colto, laureato in medicina e appassionato di letteratura, insofferente a qualsiasi forma d’ingiustizia, ebbe il merito non comune di sollevare il popolo contro la dittatura e le sopraffazioni. Non essendo storici di professione, in questo post ci limitiamo a riprendere alcune sue poesie: (more…)


happy birthday, BBC!

To educate, inform, and entertain
Nation Shall Speak Unto Nation
Two BBC official mottos

One of the 2017 anniversaries is related to the BBC, ‘British Broadcasting Corporation’, the historical British agency for public Radio and Television. (UK people and tabloid often call it ‘auntie’, or ‘Beeb’; other public broadcasters in UK are Channel 4, S4C, Channels 3 and 5, but they are held by private companies). Officially considered one of the most authoritative Media Company in the world, BBC also manages BBC NEWS, a very important journalistic website in English and other languages. Only based on a license fee, BBC is definitively free of commercial issues; it gathers advertising only for BBC World and abroad channels. BBC publishes web content with a Creative Commons License.
According to BBC official history, (more…)


il francobollo e l’estasi

Topolino, detto Mickey Mouse* (o viceversa) sta per compiere novant’anni ed anche la filatelia, nel suo piccolo, celebra la ricorrenza. Otto francobolli disegnati niente popò di meno che dal maestro Giorgio Cavazzano sono stati emessi dal Ministero dello Sviluppo economico e presentati all’auditorium san Girolamo nell’ambito del festival Lucca Comics, tradizionalmente dedicato a cartoni, fumetti, videogiochi. Il valore volgarmente economico di ciascun pezzo è di 95 centesimi ma (more…)


another year of blog…

Another Year of Blog
(based on ‘Another Day of Sun’, original Motion Picture Soundtrack,
from the album ‘La La Land’, please to listen to while in reading)

Lyrics By – Benj Pasek, Justin Paul; Music By – Justin Hurwitz; Producer – Justin Hurwitz, Marius de Vries;
Vocals [Featured] – Angela Parrish*, Briana Lee, Marius de Vries, Nicholai Baxter, Sam Stone

[Intro: First Girl]
Ba-ba-da-ba da-ba-da-ba
Ba-ba-ba ba-da-ba-da-ba
Ba-ba-ba ba

[Verse 1: First Girl]
I read it every day,
I leave any occupation
I was involved in,
to stay on my best website and (more…)


Leopoldo Trieste a cent’anni dalla nascita

Il 3 maggio 1917 nasceva Leopoldo Trieste, figura tutt’altro che secondaria del cinema italiano. Fu, per la verità, sceneggiatore, regista, attore di teatro, televisione e cinema; in gioventú si dedicò piuttosto al teatro (‘La frontiera’ (1945),’Cronaca’ (1946), ‘N.N.’ del 1947), per il cinema firmò i copioni di ‘Gioventú perduta’, ‘I fuorilegge’, ‘Febbre di vivere’, ‘I falsari’, diresse da regista ‘Città di notte’ (1956) e ‘Il peccato degli anni verdi’ (1960). Di lui rimangono, tuttavia, soprattutto (more…)


Totò si nasce. Ed egli (ri)nasce, modestamente.

Il 15 aprile 1967 Totò ci lasciava, poche ore dopo aver confessato al suo autista di sentirsi “una vera schifezza”; nel cinquantesimo anniversario della scomparsa, cinema, televisione, teatro, varie ed eventuali gli rendono omaggio.
Era nato come Antonio Clemente, il 18 febbraio 1898, Acquario; in virtú delle vicende biografiche, fu autorizzato dal Tribunale di Napoli a farsi appellare Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi De Curtis di Bisanzio, altezza imperiale, conte palatino, cavaliere del sacro Romano Impero, esarca di Ravenna, duca di (more…)


a Modena: settanta di Ferrari e Parimpampúm

La città di Modena ospita, in queste ore, eventi e manifestazioni legati ad argomenti di sicuro interesse: le macchine Ferrari e i cartoni animati.
Era il 12 marzo 1947 quando Enzo Ferrari mise in moto la 125 S, cominciando un percorso che avrebbe trasformato una fabbrica di provincia in uno dei simboli del made in Italy. Settant’anni dopo, la Ferrari comincia a festeggiare e ricaviamo dal sito ufficiale che (more…)


auguri…

il piú grande showman italiano
Cinema FanPage

Johnny Dorelli in una copertina di Sorrisi e Canzoni (1958)

Johnny Dorelli in una copertina di Sorrisi e Canzoni (1958)


i sessanta di Carosello

Nello stesso giorno del mio genetliaco,

compie gli anni Carosello

Quest’anno (i suoi) sono sessanta, auguri…

Carosello 1957

Carosello 1957


Pask birthday…

‘Pask Birthday’
based on ‘Last Christmas’, written by George Michael
Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Pask birthday: today is your day
and, of course, it is to celebrate!
So, this year, as well as in past,

you’ll have to do something special!

So, Pasqual, today is your day
and, of course, it is to celebrate.
How nice you really seem to everyone,

and (more…)


2017: anniversaries to keep in mind

In 2017 many anniversaries must be remembered and taken into consideration:
17 C.E. the historian Titus Livius dies (‘Ab Urbe condita libri CXLII’);
117  C.E. Hadrian becomes emperor; also known for his relationship with Antinous and the Marguerite Yourcenar’s novel ‘Les mémoires d’Hadrien’ (‘Memoirs of Hadrian’);
317 C.E. in China, Sima Rui, becomes the first emperor of the eastern Jin, taking the name of Jin Yuandi. His capital was Jiankang, the future Nanjing;
417 C.E. Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius the Great, gets married with the general Flavius Costantius; their child is Valentinianus III; (more…)


an important step (2)

Happy birthday,
Steven!


Walt Disney’s magic immortal. Dead or alive.

“If you can dream it,
you can do it”

Walt Disney

Saving Mr. Banks, the film.

‘Saving Mr. Banks’, the film. Coincidentally stumbled on, in a shopping center, while doing else… Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966


an important step

‘I have always told my sons that
they didn’t have my advantages of being born into abject poverty’

Kirk Douglas

Happy birthday, Kirk!


cinquant’anni con Riccardo Muti

Il Maestro Riccardo Muti festeggia quest’oggi i cinquant’anni dal debutto sul podio.
Era, infatti, il 27 novembre 1966 quando un giovanissimo Riccardo dirigeva, a Bergamo, l’orchestra ‘Vít Nejedlí’ della Gioventú Musicale di Praga.
Nella città veneta sarà dedicato a Muti l’intero 29 novembre: (more…)


happy birthday, NBC!

NBC logo

NBC logo

On November 15, 1926 the first broadcasting; another possibile anniversary was on September, 9.

Smurfs too were firstly broadcasted by them… Hereafter, a list of NBC shows in throughout the history: (more…)


happy birthday…

NBC logoNBC logo

September 9, 1926 – September 9, 2016: ninety years of NBC!

(and please note that the NBC TV series ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Tarzan’

first episodes were broadcasted on September 8, 1966,

exactly fifty years ago!)


world wide web: the first website 25 years ago

First website in the history was built on August 6, 1991: info.cern.ch

CERN.ch, first website in the history

info.CERN.ch, the first website in the history

In 1980, Tim Berners-Lee, an English independent contractor at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, built “ENQUIRE”, a personal database of people and software models, and also a way to play with hypertext; each new page of information in ENQUIRE had to be linked to an existing page.
Berners-Lee’s goal was to (more…)


che annata, il ’76!

Il 28 luglio 1976,

a quasi cinque mesi dalla nascita di Pasquale Curatola,

la Corte di Cassazione considerava anticostituzionale il monopolio della Rai.

Nasceva, in Italia, l’epoca delle televisioni e delle radio private.

Ecco il testo della sentenza: (more…)


birthdays in comparison

Happy birthday, Tom Hanks!
Buon compleanno, Lino Banfi!
Tom Hanks: July, 9, 1956
Lino Banfi: July, 9, 1936


happy birthday, Rocky!

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa*

(more…)


July 4 2016: 240 years of Independence

July 4 1776

July 4 2016

240 years of independence and Liberty.

Best wishes,
United States!


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