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Monday, October 16, 2017

In Honor of Oscar Wilde On His Day of Birth (10-16-1854)

Oscar Wilde was born on this born on this day of October 16th in 1854. I've written about him in prior entries here on Blogger, including a post where I included one of my favorite Wilde quotes, which is, “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”

As a Blogger, and as one who helped Cam (pictured below),

write and publish the digital

and softcover version of her book,

Words In Our Beak Volume One, I confess to you, dear reader, that I had many days of working on a proof all morning, and taking out a comma out, only to put it back back in again that same evening.

On another note, I also enjoy another Oscar Wilde quote which is this: "It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information."

I published an entry here on Blogger this past January re this quotation, where I suggested that were he alive today, Wilde would probably reverse his thought and say "it's a very sad thing nowadays that there is so MUCH USELESS information."(not on this blog or in Cam's book of course).

But, I suppose Wilde is correct, one can never receive too much useless information. Therefore, in honor of Wilde's day of birth, I'll close my entry for the day with some:

In two weeks time, on October 30th, it will be National Candy Corn Day. This holiday comes just a day before Halloween. According to Holiday Insights (HI),"Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century."

HI goes on to proclaim that "Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs (sugar), but it's fat free!?"

So there you have it, dear reader, a tribute to Oscar Wilde on the day of his birth along with some useless information (since he thought there should be more of it) re the upcoming holiday known as National Candy Corn Day. However, I do admit that George Renninger, The Wunderle Candy Company, The Goelitz Candy Company and certain figurines (including those seen in the pictures below),

might not consider National Candy Corn Day to be associated with useless information. Be that as it may, let me conclude with giving thanks to Oscar Wilde on his day of birth for all of his literary contributions.

P.S. Credit re the image atop this blog post can be found by clicking here.

ADENMENDUM: As of March 2, 2018, Words In Our Beak Volume One, is no longer available in the digital options listed here. A new digital option should be available sometime in the near future. Updates will be made when this happens, please stay tuned.

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