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Bandleader Paul Whiteman
[1890 - Paul Whiteman, bandleader, born in
Denver, Colorado]

August Anheuser Busch, Jr.    Budweiser old beer wagon
[1899 - Brewing magnate August Anheuser Busch, Jr., born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Pianist Rudolf Serkin
[1903 - Rudolf Serkin, concert pianist, born in Bohemia]

Deal-maker Irving Lazar    Lazar headstone
[1907 - (Samuel) Irving (Paul) Lazar, talent agent, deal-maker, born in Brooklyn]

Nelson Algren
[1909 - Nelson Algren, novelist, born in Detroit, Michigan]

Actor Frank Lovejoy    Actor Frank Lovejoy
[1912 - Frank Lovejoy, actor, born in the Bronx]

Politician Ed Muskie    Ed Muskie smoking a cigar
[1914 - Edmund (Sixtus) Muskie, Maine Governor, Senator, Secretary of State,
born in Rumford, Maine]

Actor Dirk Bogarde    Actor Dirk Bogarde
[1921 - Dirk Bogarde (Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde),
actor, born in West Hampstead, London]

Actor Freddie Bartholomew
[1924 - Freddie Bartholomew (Frederick Llewellyn
March), actor, born in Dublin, Ireland]

[1979 - Accidents at Three Mile Island bring nuclear power plant close to a uranium core meltdown]
Three Mile Island - Night View

Three Mile Island - Radioactive Plumes

Three Mile Island Core - damaged and melted rods
[1979 - Accidents at Three Mile Island bring nuclear power plant close to a uranium core meltdown]

Predilection For Puns

DNA spinning

Punning from damaged chromosomes comes.
Defective human phenome is the villain.
Alliterative affliction has similar origins,
Neither responds to a pencil or penicillin.

William's Whimsical Words:

Inspired by the Ogden Nash School of Poetry.

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