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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's My Line, 10/26/52

Sixty-three years ago this week, humorist Herb Shriner was the Mystery Guest.  By the way, don't miss the final contestant - she's a hoot.




Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Drive: Baby Elephant Walk

As performed by Henry Mancini and his orchestra, 1961:




Friday, October 23, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Sunny Ways": Trudeau Takes the Helm in Canada


After nearly ten years as Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper was given the boot last night as voters gave the Liberal Party and its leader Justin Trudeau an overwhelming victory, with 154 seats to the Conservatives' 99; the NDP came in third with 44 seats.  Justin's father, Pierre, who died in 2000, was Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1984.




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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Drive: A Swingin' Safari

As performed by Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra, 1962:



Friday, October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Got Tiara?

As the days grow shorter, a few baubles to feast your eyes upon.







Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Would You Call That Grape or Aubergine?

Kate Arnell reveals the differences between American and British vegetables:




Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Drive: Souvenir de Cirque Renz

A delightful galop written in 1894, performed by André Rieu and his orchestra in Heidelberg in 2009:




Engraving of "The Great Galop of Johann Strauss," 1839 - with casualties. Kids those days, sheesh:

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Elephant's Trunk

Oh my, all the way back in the 1950's they were getting this far out?




Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Brian Sims for Congress

Brian at work.

All-American hunk Brian Sims announced today that he is running for a Congressional seat.  The 37-year-old was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012.




Gee, I sure wish I could vote for him.


Brian off duty.



Monday, October 5, 2015

I Am Your Father

New ad from Campbell's Soup featuring gay dads:



Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ten Dead in Oregon Shooting

Again, again, again.  And the shitheaded Republican Party, God's Own People (TM), refuses to do one damn thing about it.

Excerpt from President Obama's remarks at the White House today:
Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We've become numb to this.

We talked about this after Columbine and Blacksburg, after Tucson, after Newtown, after Aurora, after Charleston. It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun.

And what’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out: We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws.

Does anybody really believe that? There are scores of responsible gun owners in this country --they know that's not true. We know because of the polling that says the majority of Americans understand we should be changing these laws -- including the majority of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.

There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer? We know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. So the notion that gun laws don't work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens and criminals will still get their guns is not borne out by the evidence.

We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours -- Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.
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