Actor, comedian, and musician George Gobel would be 102 today (he passed away in 1991). George was from Chicago and started as a country singer on the WLS Barn Dance in the late ’30’s. He was an early TV personality who had his own popular show in the ’50’s, and was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. On one of those appearances in the early ’70’s, he debuted the song "Are You A Turtle?", a novelty song that was inspired by the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles. The Turtles recognize each other by asking riddles that could have an off-color answer, but don’t (example: What does a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down, and a dog do on three legs? Answer: Shake hands.) It’s assumed that every Turtle owns a sweet-tempered donkey, and when asked "Are you a Turtle?" he replies with "You bet your sweet ass I am."