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Retired US District Judge dies at 20
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Louis Epstein
2021-04-28 22:24:35 UTC
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OK,he didn't live only 20 years,but according to
television station KGNS former Chief Judge of the
United States District Court for the Southern District
of Texas George P. Kazen,who was born February 29th
1940,died April 27th 2021 (and thus had his 20th birthday
last year,after he had retired).

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Adam H. Kerman
2021-04-29 13:28:57 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
OK,he didn't live only 20 years,but according to
television station KGNS former Chief Judge of the
United States District Court for the Southern District
of Texas George P. Kazen,who was born February 29th
1940,died April 27th 2021 (and thus had his 20th birthday
last year,after he had retired).
Ha ha ha

Seems to me there's a solution to the controversy within the family about
whether to celebrate on the 28th or the 1st when it's not a leap year:

But mom, I get two cakes!
Louis Epstein
2021-07-27 04:50:42 UTC
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radioacti...@gmail.com
2021-07-27 22:41:47 UTC
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Of the many dumb explanations DC Comics editors proffered to gullible young readers to legitimatize their preposterously-powered superheroes was the one supposedly accounting for why Superman hadn't visibly aged (as drawn by Curt Swan and all the other Super artists ever since 1938), few were sillier than the contention that newborn Kal-El was born to Jor-El and Kara on Krypton on a date which corresponded to February 29th on the "Earth" calendar--by which they imprecisely meant the Gregorian.

As it happens, I've grown into a calendrically-fascinated adult in general and Leap Day aficionado in particular..and thus it is my solemn duty to remind y'all that serial killers Richard "Night Stalker" Ramirez and Aileen Wuornos were both born on February 29th.

I don't believe that Superman was ever accused of same...though in a perfect alternative universe, he SURE SHOULD have been--for a simple, surefire solution to his collective problem of Messrs. Luthor, Mxyzptlk, et al. was to merely over-(super)power them and just KILL 'em.

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
A Friend
2021-07-28 03:08:05 UTC
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Of the many dumb explanations DC Comics editors proffered to gullible young
readers to legitimatize their preposterously-powered superheroes was the one
supposedly accounting for why Superman hadn't visibly aged (as drawn by Curt
Swan and all the other Super artists ever since 1938), few were sillier than
the contention that newborn Kal-El was born to Jor-El and Kara on Krypton on
a date which corresponded to February 29th on the "Earth" calendar--by which
they imprecisely meant the Gregorian.
Superman doesn't age because comics characters generally don't.
Superman goes on a mission for President Kennedy, and fifteen years
later Superboy is shown meeting President Kennedy during a parade in
Smallville. It's comics.

There have been plenty of stories, in continuity and outside of it,
showing a middle-aged Superman. The Kingdom Come sequel showed that
he'll age into the 31st Century, and he'll look it.

The real reason for the Feb 29th birthday was because editor Mort
Weisinger didn't want to have to do a birthday story every year.
Similarly, Mxyzptlk was exiled to the 5th Dimension for 90 days at a
time so Mort wouldn't have to do a Mxy story more often than every
three months.
Louis Epstein
2021-07-28 20:50:31 UTC
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Post by ***@gmail.com
Of the many dumb explanations DC Comics editors proffered to gullible young
readers to legitimatize their preposterously-powered superheroes was the one
supposedly accounting for why Superman hadn't visibly aged (as drawn by Curt
Swan and all the other Super artists ever since 1938), few were sillier than
the contention that newborn Kal-El was born to Jor-El and Kara on Krypton on
a date which corresponded to February 29th on the "Earth" calendar--by which
they imprecisely meant the Gregorian.
Superman doesn't age because comics characters generally don't.
Superman goes on a mission for President Kennedy, and fifteen years
later Superboy is shown meeting President Kennedy during a parade in
Smallville. It's comics.
There have been plenty of stories, in continuity and outside of it,
showing a middle-aged Superman. The Kingdom Come sequel showed that
he'll age into the 31st Century, and he'll look it.
The real reason for the Feb 29th birthday was because editor Mort
Weisinger didn't want to have to do a birthday story every year.
Similarly, Mxyzptlk was exiled to the 5th Dimension for 90 days at a
time so Mort wouldn't have to do a Mxy story more often than every
three months.
So have Mr. Mxyztplk from Zrfff-Two and Mr. Mxyzptlk from Zrfff-One
ever met?

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at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
A Friend
2021-07-30 02:56:42 UTC
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Of the many dumb explanations DC Comics editors proffered to gullible young
readers to legitimatize their preposterously-powered superheroes was the one
supposedly accounting for why Superman hadn't visibly aged (as drawn by Curt
Swan and all the other Super artists ever since 1938), few were sillier than
the contention that newborn Kal-El was born to Jor-El and Kara on Krypton on
a date which corresponded to February 29th on the "Earth" calendar--by which
they imprecisely meant the Gregorian.
Superman doesn't age because comics characters generally don't.
Superman goes on a mission for President Kennedy, and fifteen years
later Superboy is shown meeting President Kennedy during a parade in
Smallville. It's comics.
There have been plenty of stories, in continuity and outside of it,
showing a middle-aged Superman. The Kingdom Come sequel showed that
he'll age into the 31st Century, and he'll look it.
The real reason for the Feb 29th birthday was because editor Mort
Weisinger didn't want to have to do a birthday story every year.
Similarly, Mxyzptlk was exiled to the 5th Dimension for 90 days at a
time so Mort wouldn't have to do a Mxy story more often than every
three months.
So have Mr. Mxyztplk from Zrfff-Two and Mr. Mxyzptlk from Zrfff-One
ever met?
Apparently not.

BTW this page

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/mr-mxyzptlk/4005-27436/

says that Superman inadvertently killed Mxyzptlk in the Silver Age
finale, "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" No. Superman
killed him on purpose, as Mxy had decided to become evil after two
millennia of being "impish." Supes even confesses this to Lois.
That's why Supes gives up his powers and, supposedly, wanders out into
the Arctic wastes to die.

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