A MMOB DAILY QUOTE QUICKIE!
Today's birthday boy and notable quotable is British television personality Michael Parkinson.
Here's a little background on Mr. Parkinson from The Museum of Broadcast Communications:
MICHAEL PARKINSON. Born in Cudworth, Yorkshire, England, 28 March 1935. Attended Barnsley Grammar School. Married: Mary Heneghan; children: Andrew, Nicholas and Michael. Began career as newspaper journalist, local papers and The Guardian, The Daily Express and The Sunday Times; reporter and producer, Granada Television; executive producer and presenter, London Weekend Television, 1968; leading chat show host, 1970s; presented sporting documentaries among other programmes; chat show host, Channel 10, Australia, 1979-84; co-founder, TV-AM, 1983; presenter, LBC Radio, 1990.And here is today's fun quote from ThinkExist.com:
“Even now a team of linguists is at work translating Don Revie's* writings on the game [of football] from the original gibberish into Arabic.”* Don Revie was a British football (that's soccer to us Yanks) player and coached the English national squad from 1974-1977. Apparently, he left the English team under controversial circumstances to coach the United Arab Emirates. I assume Mr. Parkinson's comment was akin to today's offerings by David Letterman or Jay Leno in response to the news of the day.
Cheers! - Jason