Small but powerfull a trio of greatness

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Date of Birth 28 May 1933Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 27 January 2010Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications of a heart attack)
Height 4′ 3″ (1.3 m)

 

The character actress went on to appear in the two “Poltergeist” sequels. The “Poltergeist” movie projects were eventually dubbed “cursed” due to the untimely deaths of some of its performers, particularly two of the three children of film parents Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams. 22-year-old Dominique Dunne was slain in 1982 by a jealous ex-boyfriend only a few months after the first film’s release, and angelic little Heather O’Rourke, age 12, died of an intestinal obstruction just months before Poltergeist III (1988) made it to the screen.

 

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Verne Troyer (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor, stunt actor and comedian. He is notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m), the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism,[1] making him one of the shortest men in the world. He is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films.
Peter Dinklage at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.

Dinklage at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Peter Hayden Dinklage
June 11, 1969 (age 48)
Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1991–present
Works On screen and stage
Height 4 ft 5 in (135 cm)
Spouse(s) Erica Schmidt (m. 2005)
Children 1
Awards Full list

Peter Hayden Dinklage (/ˈdɪŋklə/ DINK-lij, born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and film producer. He has

Peter Hayden Dinklage (/ˈdɪŋklə/ DINK-lij, born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and film producer. He has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey and raised in Brookside, Dinklage self-identifies as a dwarf (achondroplasia) and stands 4 feet 5 inches (135 cm) tall. He began acting as a child in a fifth-grade production of The Velveteen Rabbit. He studied acting at Bennington College, starring in a number of amateur stage productions. His film debut was in Living in Oblivion (1995) and his breakthrough came with the comedy-drama The Station Agent (2003). He has since appeared in such films as the comedy Elf (2003), the crime film Find Me Guilty (2006), the superhero comedy Underdog (2007), the fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and the superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, which has earned him the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2015, as well as receiving consecutive Emmy nominations from 2011 to 2016. He also won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2012. Dinklage is one of the highest paid actors on television.

Tom Thumb

he celebrated little person was married on February 10th, 1863.

The wedding photo of Charles Sherwood Stratton (Tom Thumb) and Lavinia Warren.

The wedding photo of Charles Sherwood Stratton (Tom Thumb) and Lavinia Warren.

Charles Sherwood Stratton seemed a perfectly normal baby when he was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1838, but from the age of six or seven months he stopped growing. He added a few inches later on, but he would never stand as much as three feet tall. He was four when he came to the attention of Phineas T. Barnum, who staged freak shows in New York City and later founded the Barnum and Bailey circus. Barnum made friends with the Stratton family and took Charles and his parents off to New York. With training Charley quickly proved to be a brilliant mimic, comedian and all-round entertainer. Barnum called him General Tom Thumb and gave out that he was 11 years old and had just arrived from England.

In 1844 Barnum took his protégé to London, where he was driven about in a carriage hauled by miniature horses and charmed Queen Victoria when she summoned him to Buckingham Palace. He went on to tour France, where his impersonation of Napoleon Bonaparte went down well. Witty and charming, he was old beyond his years, drank wine with his meals from the age of five and started smoking cigars when he was seven. He said later that he never had a childhood.

Successful tours of the United States and Europe continued and in 1862 Tom fell in love at first sight with a pretty dwarf called Lavinia Warren (she had started life as Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump) when she began working for Barnum. It was Barnum who paid for their wedding and he made it a spectacular event in Manhattan. The best man was another Barnum dwarf and the bridesmaid was Lavinia’s sister. Huge crowds watched the bride and groom arrive at Grace Episcopal Church, where they were married by the pastor of the Bridgeport church in which Charley Stratton had been christened. Congressmen, generals and the cream of New York society attended the ceremony and went on to the reception at the Metropolitan Hotel, where the newlyweds stood on top of a grand piano to greet more than 2,000 guests (some of whom are said to have paid Barnum for their invitations).

President Abraham Lincoln gave a reception for Tom and Lavinia at the White House. They toured Europe and later Asia and the Far East, performing together and hiring a baby in each country, which they pretended was their own. They later joined Barnum’s circus.

Tom died of a stroke in 1883 at the age of 45 and 10,000 people attended his funeral. Lavinia married again, but when she died in her late 70s in 1919 she was buried beside her first husband.

Rock of Angels Purring

  • Hilltop Glimpses: April 2013

 

 

A nightmare in a rocking chair.

The cat awoke from its long lasting nap,

It stretched in the lap of the old woman.

It wanted to be scratched.  It purred and snuggled.

But then the smell of food got its attention.

It leaped down and went to the bowl to catch the few scraps left.

Then it went back to the lap.

No petting occurred even though he meowed.

Wake up owner and pet me he meowed.

But his murmurs went unanswered.

Ten days later they found the old woman because of the smell.

The cat was very hungry but at least it did not starve.

It eat tough old flesh with little meat but at least it was some substance.

smiling cat need dental checkup
And her dentures fit.
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LIfe is not what you think it is.

The flaws of mankind stretch out before me.

The fact that we die with the Grim Reaper on my knee.

And yet to live immortal is a bigger pain,

Too long to live with a mind that is insane.

 

Just maybe we have just enough time to understand we are minor in the cosmos of the universe.

I mean if we did not exist would it be for better or for worse.

Is pain good, is a breakup bad, and why in the world do we spend so much time sad.

 

Breath the roses and fly on the winds of clean air.

Refresh oneself and lose the drama, do not care.

Love and hate are not really that important,

Nothing is cracked up to be,

Look at it logically, as the fish in the sea.

The yid in me. A few words of my language

 

Balabusta (Yiddish: בעל־הביתטע‎) is a Yiddish expression describing a good homemaker among Ashkenazi Jews. The Anglicized form is baleboste, and the term derives from the Hebrew term bá’alat habáyit, meaning “mistress of the house”. The masculine form is בעל־הביתbalebos, from Hebrew בַּעַל הַבַּיִתbá’al habáyit “master of the house”, of same origin as Baal.

Yenta :  Yiddish – Meddler, gossiper, meddlesome, busybody, nuisance. Mostly Judaic and female.

(n) a stupid, ignorant person; someone who doesn’t pay attention to anything going on; one who makes stupid remarks
chutzpah
Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment.
Mazel Tov
Or mazltof. Literally “good luck,” (well, literally, “good constellation”) but it’s a congratulation for what just happened, not a hopeful wish for what might happen in the future. When someone gets married or has a child or graduates from college, this is what you say to them. It can also be used sarcastically to mean “it’s about time,” as in “It’s about time you finished school and stopped sponging off your parents.”
oy vey
Exclamation of dismay, grief, or exasperation. The phrase “oy vey iz mir” means “Oh, woe is me.” “Oy gevalt!” is like oy vey, but expresses fear, shock or amazement. When you realize you’re about to be hit by a car, this expression would be appropriate.

Believe the Russians because they will never lie to you.

Trotsky’s ideas formed the basis of Trotskyism, a major school of Marxist thought that opposes the theories of Stalinism. He was written out of the history books under Stalin, and was one of the few Soviet political figures who was not rehabilitated by the government under Nikita Khrushchev in the 1950s. It was not until the late 1980s that his books were released for publication in the Soviet Union, which dissolved a short time later.

 

On 20 August 1940, in his study, Trotsky was attacked by Ramón Mercader who used an ice axe as a weapon.[124] The blow to his head was bungled and failed to kill Trotsky instantly, as Mercader had intended. Witnesses stated that Trotsky spat on Mercader and began struggling fiercely with him, which resulted in Mercader’s hand being broken. Hearing the commotion, Trotsky’s bodyguards burst into the room and nearly killed Mercader, but Trotsky stopped them, laboriously stating that the assassin should be made to answer questions.[125] Trotsky was taken to a hospital, operated on, and survived for more than a day, dying at the age of 60 on 21 August 1940 as a result of loss of blood and shock.[126][127] Mercader later testified at his trial:

 

Trust the Russians.  Hell no? It is not worth our moral integrity to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Note he was written out of the history books.  Reminds you of 1984.  You will accept what is written on the internet as truth but in reality it is written by questionable sources.  As the movie The Thing states: Watch the skies! My point is watch your back.  Our freedoms are hanging by a thread.

 

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis‘ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility.

 

First he insulted the Mexicans but I did not speak out—

Because I am not a Mexican.

 

Then he insulted women and I did not speak out—

Because I am not a woman.

 

Then he insulted me and no one spoke out—

Because there was no one left.