You are probably
already aware that entertainment actor, Brad
Pitt, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA, on
December 18, 1963, and grew up in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
So, you ask, where in
the world, is Springfield, Missouri? This is the usual question from anyone asking anything about the
Welcome to Midwest 101,
a class that has been provided to all who need emergency assistance on
locating anything in the Midwest.
Even Biff Henderson,
who points at the map to help David Letterman and his audiences locate
CBS mail bag entries, can only help you on Fridays. That is, if Springfield, Missouri is chosen.
So your chances are
better by continuing to read on to the end of this column.
First, here are some
facts on Springfield. No,
“Bart” doesn’t live there. You
are mistaking him for “Brad.”
Now that we have this
cleared up, let us begin on finding out more on Brad Pitt’s hometown.
You are probably asking
or imagining what his house looked like, the same house where he grew
This reminds me of how
celebrity homes are usually added to a town’s map to give tourists a
reason for stopping at these towns to help the town’s economy,
especially after their “favorite son or daughter,” like Brad
Pitt, the one that left
to go on and become a celebrity, decided to leave town and never come
back. So with their
favorite member gone, the only thing left is the house.
But to see Brad
Pitt’s home, you might have to wait thirty years when it reaches the
same status as the homes of classic, entertainment actors like John Wayne, where
pictures of his home in Winterset, Iowa are shown in books.
If you're like me, and
you’ll be over seventy
years old by then, you may just have to drive to Springfield, Missouri
or settle for this great invention we call the Internet, not for its many
pictures and links, but for its ability to save us the cost of gallons
and gallons of gas! Today's Internet, as we know it, may
not show Brad Pitt’s house, but at least you’ve been warned to look for
it in the future.
Thanks to Brad Pitt, Springfield can start planning and redesigning their maps for
So I greatly recommend
to watch for these new maps! Because
if you do find yourself in the Midwest one of these days, simply because
you got lost, because only the locals can understand the highway signs,
and this is true in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where trapping outsiders to
stay in the city will soon become a known fact, because highways aren't
well marked, the class mentioned in this column won’t be much help.
If you have read to
this point, you already know that.
But there is hope. If you happen to bump into a statue of Brad
Pitt, in any town in
the Midwest where you end up, all isn’t lost.
However, if you bump
into a statue of Buddy Holly, sorry, you are in Lubbock, Texas.
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Springfield, Missouri, Brad
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