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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

In good company with those who are yet nameless.

I looked up my year of birth on wikipedia. - Don't ask why.

The "birth" section was particularly interesting; It lists people who were born that year and who have already achieved something in their life. "People of the same age as me are already worth a wikipedia entry? " I asked myself.
Intimidated by the long list of names, I started to read. Chris Masters - wrestler, Nicky Hilton - model, Hikaru Utada - singer, Jennifer Ellison - actress ... It soon became clear that the list could be divided into 4 groups:

The Athletes: Many, many sportsmen are listed. It makes sense that you become successful at a young age when your body is at its fittest.

The Models: Obviously - the younger, the better.

The Musicans and Actors: The avenue to fame can be fast and glittering. There's no business like showbusiness.

The Misc: There are a few other people who too already laid out their path in the world. For example: Jon Johansen - computer programmer, Anna Lührmann - politician and last but not least Nicole Peters - eroticmodel and Tyra Misoux - porn actress.

Now, having had a closer look at the entries, I don't think I'm doing too bad. Just think of all the genius that is still to enter that list. Maybe I'll check back in a few years, but I'm sure till I get to read the names of scientists and presidents I'll be so settled with my own life that I couldn't care less.

8 Comments:

Blogger andi said...

wow.. I wikipeded my year of birth and I feel VERY important now. the red hot chili peppers AND modern talking were both founded in 1983! strike!!!! not to forget the "Uferschwalbe"(riparia riparia) who was bird of the year back then....

3/21/2006 02:30:00 pm  
Blogger simo said...

aehmm, don't you girls have the same year of birth, which is also the same yeas as mine?? or is marina O L D E R?? I am confused now..
I just know the your year of birth was the best year, because I PLOPPED OUT OF MI MADRE!

3/21/2006 03:03:00 pm  
Blogger andi said...

hm.. simo, you're right. don't know how I could think that Fischi is O L D E R... maybe because you're so mature fischi! - haha. and because I couldn't find Nicky Hilton on my list. But hey, conratulations, the "Uferschwalbe" is yours as well!!!

3/21/2006 03:26:00 pm  
Blogger martina said...

Thanks girls (grrr)
Well - here's news. I am N O T older than you are and I read wikipedia in English A N D in German
COZ I'M SO FREAKIN COSMOPOLITAN!!!

3/21/2006 03:33:00 pm  
Blogger martina said...

And I have a REAL name, too

3/21/2006 03:37:00 pm  
Blogger simo said...

oops, did I write "marina" there.. muhahaha.. but I can't figure out how that "fischi" could happen when andi taped in "martina"...

3/21/2006 03:39:00 pm  
Blogger martina said...

Must be a different keyboard-model they're using in the office.

3/21/2006 03:43:00 pm  
Anonymous Quaxi said...

ts ts, No blogging in the office, please.

3/21/2006 03:46:00 pm  

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