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Thursday, October 30, 2014

To Boo or Not to Boo

I always loved Casper, bought all the comic books - but the syndicated show wasn't aired by any of the three stations we could get, so I couldn't watch the cartoons, which was a great disappointment.

Once in a great while, I suppose when the atmosphere was just right, we could get them in a very snowy picture from a station in another city a hundred miles away - but that was rare. It goes without saying that all the cartoons on television were in black and white - you had to go to the movies to see a color cartoon.

Young'uns today have no concept of a TV show they just can't see by any means, I guess. But y'all can see this one right here and now - in color, even! Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Marriage News Watch, 10/27/14

Matt Baume, in a shirt he just picked up off the laundry room floor, reports:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Drive: You Raise Me Up

With special good wishes of love and joy for my truckbuddy Frank and his husband Leon, who married yesterday at their home in Connecticut after 26 years together - check out the wedding pics on Frank's blog here.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Obama Speaks on Ebola

With all the hysteria going on, your Head Trucker is like - wait, didn't we just go through all this with the AIDS thing? The fears, the rumors, the blazing headlines, the hazmat suits and rubber gloves. Then I remember that was 30 years ago, and people forget - or just don't learn. In today's weekly address, the President gives some clear facts and guidance on handling the new plague:

Detailed info on how you can catch ebola - and how you can't at the link.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The History of Breakfast

The late, delightful Clarissa Dickson Wright elucidates the history of the meal your grandmother told you was the most important one of the day, in part 1 of this 2012 BBC documentary:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Attack on Canadian Parliament

Map of Ottawa shootings from the Globe and Mail.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Eastern time this morning in Ottawa, a gunman with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial, then raced the short distance to the Center Block of the Canadian Parliament, where he gained entry and a gun battle ensued within the halls of Parliament, as seen in the video above. Security forces from the police and RCMP are blocking streets and responding to various points in the vicinity.

Reports are that more than one shooter is active, and government offices as well as downtown Ottawa buildings are on lockdown. Prime Minister Stephen Harper as well as opposition leaders are reported to be safe and out of danger. Police have also reported shootings at the Rideau Centre shopping mall near Parliament Hill.

On Monday, a radicalized Canadian convert to Islam ran down two Canadian soldiers in St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 30 miles southeast of Montreal, killing one of them.

The CBC has live coverage of events on Parliament Hill here.

The Globe and Mail has ongoing coverage here.

CTV also has live coverage here.

Update, 4:20 p.m.: Canadian news organizations are now reporting that the soldier killed in this morning's cowardly attack at the War Memorial was 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo from Hamilton, Ontario, who when off duty worked with an animal rescue outfit.

R. I. P.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

British Insults

What, don't know any?  Thick as two planks, you are.  Don't be a mardy tosser, get up to speed with Siobhan Thompson here:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marriage News Watch, 10/20/14

Matt Baume of the American Foundation for Equal Rights reports:

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