Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin, here’s Harold Lloyd!

Published: 16th Apr, 2009

Harold Lloyd, Safety Last

Had the icy hand of death not been so eager to pluck him from us, Charlie Chaplin would be cheerfully celebrating his 119th birthday today. But instead he’s dead. Thanks God. Still, he achieved a lot in his 88 years – he made movies, he did that dancing thing with bread rolls and forks, he inspired Hitler to grow facial hair. We simply had to buy him a present. We sat in a circle sharing a cigarette with pot in it, desperately trying to figure out what to get him. It boiled down to a toss up between a big stew that you could just help yourself to, a world where everyone gets along and helps each other out, or a clip of the magnificent Harold Lloyd. In the end we ignored the stoned talk about world peace, and got him the other two things. Happy B’day Chappers!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

One Response to Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin, here’s Harold Lloyd!

  1. steph says:

    It is a nice gift, granted. Still. Lloyd be no Buster Keaton, and somewhere, out there, Charlie is bound to know that.

    perhaps next year then.

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