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  A new page in the book of life:  Saturday, 31 January, 2015

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?" —William Makepeace Thackeray (The Newcomes)

Literature & arts
The performing art of pantomime began in the 16th century. After becoming almost a "lost art", it was revived and popularized in the 20th century by Marcel Marceau. His performances range from hilarious comedy to deeply moving pathos, especially when he depicts the cycle of war and peace. Marceau's father was among those who died at Auschwitz.

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  William Shakespeare apparently got the idea for one of his plays from a news item. Which play is it?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What does jazz have in common with rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues?
A:  They both have their roots in blues music, which in turn has its roots in the work songs of slaves in the American South.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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