November 30 – Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Billy Idol birthadays

Which name should I start with? I think the right method is the chronological order.  Maybe an enumeration would be useful too: Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Billy Idol. You will tell me now that Billy Idol has no place among the others; my answer is: I think that each one of them with his business in his time.

Jonathan Swift

1667 – Jonathan Swift is known especially for his novel “Gulliver’s Travels”. I was fascinated by this novel, I read it with the flashlight under the covers late in the night, excited to discover each adventure and of course the end of the story. The animated movie, produced in 1939, is very well made and very funny.  I’ve watched the movie with a great pleasure (because I’ve tried to find it on internet to post it on my blog), although I am not a child anymore.

If you have time, watch the movie, you will enjoy it 🙂


Mark Twain

1835 -Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is considered as being one of the most important figure in the American literature. It seems that part of my childhood books are here: Tom SawyerHuckleberry Finn. Now, I will post a quote that seems to me so true and adequate for the political life in Romania (because it hurts so much the misery from Romania, literally and figuratively speaking).


Winston Churchill

1874 – Winston Churchill, British prime-minister during the period of the second world war, was the first honorary citizen of the United States, the first prime-minister who won the Nobel prize for literature for all his publications, especially for “The Second World War” (six volumes) . In 1946 he expressed, for the first time in public, the idea of  “a kind of United States of Europe” (having the United States of America as model). Probably that moment represents the beginning, the origin of what is happening now in Europe.


Billy Idol

1955 – Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad), known as rock musician, composer and actor, has become famous during punk rock period as member of the Generation X band. Having success as solo, singing his songs “Dancing with Myself”, “White Wedding”, “Rebel Yell” and “Eyes Without a Face”, he was one of the first  “MTV stars”. I am not a big fun of Billy Idol, but I am a fun of rock music (old, new doesn’t matter) and my suggestion for you in this period of Christmas is “Jingle Bell Rock” 🙂

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