Thursday, July 6, 2017

ELSE...

The Deaths in 2017 site lists 2 notable persons who died on July 4, and who have something "ELSE" in common:
  • Ji-Tu Cumbuka (March 4, 1940 – July 4, 2017)
  • Chen Xuejun (5 March 1919 – 4 July 2017)
Their birthdays generate a cluster, and note this excerpt from my July 4 post, :
So we now have a "March 2, _, 4, 5/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  Bridging the gap... using the formula ... and taking into consideration the "one off" curve ball we arrive at: 
  • 2005 – Max Fisher (July 15, 1908 – March 3, 2005)  businessman, philanthropist 
  • 2006 – Ivor Cutler (15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006)  Scottish poet, songwriter 
  • 2006 – Else Fisher (1 March 1918 – 3 March 2006) dancer, choreographer, director 
It's just an easy stretch outside the box, butt we obviously have a "Fisher" pattern-cluster.   Note from their wiki pages: Cutler's birthday is the same as both my son and life partner who are 22 years apart.  Else Fisher's birthday is an addition to the cluster:   "March 1, 2, _, 4, 5/Date Sequence" pattern-cluster.  And as for her first name, now you can understand the title. Note the etymology:
  • else (adv.)Old English elles "in another manner, other, otherwise, besides, different," from Proto-Germanic *aljaz (source also of Gothic aljis "other," Old High German eli-lenti, Old English el-lende, both meaning "in a foreign land;" see also Alsace), an adverbial genitive of the neuter of PIE root *al- (1) "beyond" (source also of Greek allos "other," Latin alius). 
As for Ivor Cutler... there is a place in Florida (where the MacGregor's live), called Cutler Bay.

As for Bozzio (see above), the name reminds us of Bozo the clown, note this wikipedia excerpt:
Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig (September 11, 1892 – October 3, 1967) was an American vaudeville actorvoice actorradioactor, newspaper cartoonist, and circus performer, whose schtick was playing the clarinet off-key while mugging. Colvig was the original Bozo The Clown
What comes to mind now, after seeing his birthday, is "... else 9/11...".  The tragic event of 9/11 in 2001 is synonymous with WAR!!  And though a clown is involved, you can bet that they aren't clowning around!!


Paul Hollingdale (born Paul Wynn; 30 March 1938 - 5 July 2017
Alastair Auld Mactaggart (March 11, 1928 – July 3, 2017),