"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Birthdays Today

The artist Paul Klee was born today in 1879.  I've always liked Klee's abstract paintings; they are among the most beautiful in modernism.   Klee was a friend and colleague of Wassily Kandinsky, who I've recently blogged about too.  

On a slightly less highbrow note, it's also David Carradine's birthday (1936).   Hard to imagine he's 74, but then we're all getting older, aren't we?   His best work is still Cain in Kung Fu:

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