Thursday, May 17, 2012

And Posterity is a slow payer


American humorist George Ade died on this day in 1944. He wrote:

"After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity."

Also on this day, in 1984, comedian Andy Kaufman died (maybe). In keeping with Kaufman's life, his death may have been a hoax, some people believe. Kaufman himself said that if it was, he would return 20 years later.

On May 16, 2004, some surviving friends of Kaufman threw a "Welcome Home, Andy" party, at which he did not show.

Coincidence: Jim Carrey, who played Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon, shared his birthday.