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

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

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

Zoologist Marlin Perkins    Zoologist Marlin Perkins
[1905 - Marlin Perkins, zoologist, zoo director, TV Wild Kingdom host, born in Carthage, Missouri]

Young Irving Lazar    Deal-maker Irving Lazar    Lazar headstone
[1907 - (Samuel) Irving (Paul) 'Swifty' 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 the 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 the 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.
An Alliterative affliction has similar origins,
Neither responds to red pencil or penicillin.

William's Whimsical Words:

Inspired by the Ogden Nash School of Poetry.

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