January 14, 2009
Ricardo Montalban has died. As well as being Capt. Kirk's nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, in a classic Trek episode and the movie The Wrath of Khan, he was known for playing the tall guy who ordered Tattoo around on Fantasy Island. He will be swaddled in rich, Cordovan leather for his burial, provided by Chrysler.
But you're probably too young to know about all that, I expect. Hand me my liniment.
Perhaps we could start a birthpool, with a certain number of points being awarded each time one of those newborns wins a Pulitzer Prize, sequences a critical bit of genome, or has a platinum-selling hip-hop single.