What does Calvero mean?
This is the most asked question that I receive from
people. As far as I know, it doesn't mean anything. I picked it from a Charlie Chaplin
movie, "Limelight" (1952). When I first started out on the internet (outside of
my college internet account), specifically BBSs, I wanted to choose a Chaplin related
name. (You will find later in this page that I like Chaplin a lot :) ).
"Charlie" was already being used on the BBS that I first logged on to, and there
weren't that many names that Chaplin actually had in his films. Other than
"Charlie" there was Hynkel from "The Great Dictator", Verdoux from
"Monsiur Verdoux", Calvero from "Limelight", and Shadov from "A
King in New York". Hynkel and Verdoux were out because both were mass killers. Shadov
I liked but wasn't quite right. I liked both the character of Calvero and the way it
sounded, so I decided to use that. And so since March 25, 1995, I have been called that on
the computer :).
- Classic Comedy: From looking at my
homepage, you can take an educated guess that I have some unusual interests, especailly
for someone my age :). I love watching Charlie Chaplin and other classic movies like
Laurel & Hardy, Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis (their TV
work more than their movies). My Chaplin Fans Unite! site is
something that has gotten a little recognition :).
- Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate: I enjoy
providing support for people involved with cleft lip and cleft palate, which is a common
type of facial birth condition. I was born with both cleft lip and cleft palate and
I try to help others deal with it, whether they have it or they are parents of cleft kids
or if they just want to learn about it. You can read about my experiences at Born to be Cleft :) and also The Cleft Club at Yahoo
Clubs which I run
- Circus: Another thing that I am a fan
of is circus.... it's history, shows, performers. I have a small one page called Circus Days that I began to work
on but haven't done very much with in the last couple years. But my major circus
page is for the Circus Web Ring.
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