On this page I shall store the pictures of the great men and women who I have featured in The Pinpointed Person! Enjoy going through The Gruesom Gallery!

Main Entry: gal·lery
Pronunciation: \ˈga-lə-rē, ˈgal-rē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural gal·ler·ies
Etymology: Middle English galerie, from Medieval Latin galeria, probably alteration of galilaea galilee
Date: 15th century
1 a : a roofed promenade : colonnade b : corridor 1
2 a : an outdoor balcony b Southern & Midland : porch, veranda c : a platform at the quarters or stern of a ship
3 a : a long and narrow passage, apartment, or corridor b : a subterranean passageway in a cave or military mining system; also : a working drift or level in mining c : an underground passage made by a mole or ant or a passage made in wood by an insect (as a beetle)
4 a : a room or building devoted to the exhibition of works of art b : an institution or business exhibiting or dealing in works of art c : collection, aggregation
5 a : a structure projecting from one or more interior walls (as of an auditorium or church) to accommodate additional people; especially : the highest balcony in a theater commonly having the cheapest seats b : the part of a theater audience seated in the top gallery c : the undiscriminating general public d : the spectators at a sporting event (as a tennis or golf match)
6 : a small ornamental barrier or railing (as along the edge of a table or shelf)
7 : a photographer's studio


The Pinpointed Person July 2010

Daniel Handler is an author, screenwriter and accordionist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket. Handler was born in San Francisco, California. He attended Commodore Sloat Elementary, Herbert Hoover Middle School and Lowell High School. Handler graduated from Wesleyan University in 1992.He is an alumnus of the San Francisco Boys Chorus. Handler is married to Lisa Brown, a graphic artist that he met in college.They have a son, Otto, who was born around Halloween 2003. They live in an old Victorian house in San Francisco. Handler's mother is retired City College of San Francisco Dean, Sandra Handler, and his father, Louis Handler, is an accountant. He also has a younger sister, Rebecca Handler. Handler is politically active and helped form LitPAC. In the June 10, 2007 edition of The New York Times Magazine, Handler reveals ambivalence toward his wealth, and the expectations it creates. He states he is often asked for money for charitable causes and often gives. In an interview conducted by the 667 Dark Avenue fan site, Daniel Handler gave his personal philosophy as "Never refuse a breath mint". Although Handler has a Jewish background and considers C. S. Lewis to be an influence,he describes himself as a secular humanist.In addition, he says "I'm not a believer in predetermined fates, being rewarded for one's efforts. I'm not a believer in karma. The reason why I try to be a good person is because I think it's the right thing to do. If I commit fewer bad acts there will be fewer bad acts, maybe other people will join in committing fewer bad acts, and in time there will be fewer and fewer of them".

The Pinpointed Person June 2010

Timothy William Burton is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for his dark, quirky-themed movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, his most recent film, that is currently the highest-grossing film of 2010 as well as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. Among Burton's many collaborators are his friend Johnny Depp, musician Danny Elfman (who has composed for all but five of the films Burton has directed and/or produced) and domestic partner Helena Bonham Carter. He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997, and a compilation of his drawings, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009. Burton has directed 16 films as of 2010, and has produced 10 as of 2009. His next films, a film adaptation of soap opera Dark Shadows and a remake of his short Frankenweenie, are to be released in 2011.

The Pinpointed Person May 2010

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars. He was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, joining the Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) on the outbreak of war, flying reconnaissance missions until the armistice with Germany. Following a spell of writing in the United States, he joined the Free French Forces. He disappeared on a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean in July 1944.