Today, June 20th, Adam Rothenberg celebrates another year of life on this frail planet.
How old is our Adam? Well, a gentleman never asks nor tells, but curious fans are encouraged to count his rings… if they can get close enough.
Let the record show, however, that Adam is a florid Gemini. And that he shares a birthday with Jacques Offenbach, Olympia Dukakis, Charles Chesnutt, Martin Landau, Lillian Hellman, Chet Atkins, Eric Dolphy, Danny Aiello, Errol Flynn, Brian Wilson, John Goodman, Lionel Richie, Anne Murray, and two World War II heroes… French Resistance martyr Jean Moulin, and super-patriot Audie Murphy — winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
You may not have given your life to undermine the Vichy regime in France, Adam, or singlehandedly killed 50 Nazi infantrymen while standing atop a burning tank only minutes away from exploding, but, gosh darn it, you’re still OUR hero.
P.S. If you’re so inclined, leave Adam a birthday wish in the comments below…. Remember, it’s lonely at the top.