James Joyce would be 128 years old today. Joyce, as you know, was the author of "Ulysses," which is widely considered the greatest novel in the English language.
A little known fact about JJ. He was fascinated by the movie business, and was a big fan of Charlie Chaplin. And, in his last years, he even tried his hand at writing a screenplay.
Given the latest announcement that "Avatar" has been nominated as best picture, if he could talk today, Mr. Joyce might say: "I'm glad I didn't live long enough to write for Hollywood."