"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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Girl of the Day - Eleanor Powell

It's her birthday today... she would have been 101.   Probably the best technical tap dancer among Fred Astaire's partners, although I'd rank her for obvious reasons behind Ginger Rogers.   She looks a little bit like some of my lovely nieces.   But I bet they can't do this:

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