April 23rd is Shakespeare's birthday -- That's this weekend; start planning your party now! In that vein... Was King Lear a member of the TDPRI? O, sir! you are old; Nature in you stands on the very verge Of her confine: you should be rul’d and led By some discretion that discerns your state Better than you yourself. King Lear (2.4.140-44) Sir, I am too old to learn. King Lear (2.2.99) Pray, do not mock me: I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more or less; And, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. King Lear (2.7.70-4) Shakespeare would have saved so much time and typeset, if he'd just written: "Get offa my lawn!" Happy birthday, Bill!