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20151227

Daddy, what did you do during the Great Christmas War?


First a Walmart clerk wished me 'Happy Holidays' in a somewhat rote manner,
and I did not speak out—
Because she was just a wage drone doing her job.
Then I overheard some people talking about Kwanzaa,
and I did not speak out—
Because who gives a fuck about Kwanzaa.
Then someone said Happy Hanukkah to me,
but I only nodded and said it back to them—
Even though I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—
and I said "So, how was your Christmas?"


20151128

Barack Hendrix?

The Pres' G.Q. interview. http://www.gq.com/story/presid...
What’s the most entertaining conspiracy theory you ever read about yourself?
"That military exercises we were doing in Texas were designed to begin martial law so that I could usurp the Constitution and stay in power longer. Anybody who thinks I could get away with telling Michelle I’m going to be president any longer than eight years does not know my wife."
I would have gone with Jimi Hendrix was your real father but that's just me.



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20151127

PUSH FORWARD

Filed under "local boy makes a name for himself."
"Joe Caputo doesn't look like there's anything wrong with him. He's athletic, he's personable, he's a good student, and he's quite handsome. He doesn't look like there's anything wrong with him because there's not. He's not the type of kid to let a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome hold him back. And he's certainly not the type of kid to be told there's something he can't do. "I always viewed it as something that would hold me back, if people knew," Joe said. "I don't like to be held back, I like to push forward."
http://patch.com/connecticut/n...
So what did Joe do? Why this of course

CLICK BLANK SPACE



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20151002

Did Charlie Pierce Steal My Joke?


The Lincolns quite enjoyed most of the play. In fairness, the vast majority of the evening was quite enjoyable and we shouldn't judge it solely based on the last few seconds.

"In other news, reached at home, Mary Todd Lincoln said she found Our American Cousin "very entertaining" and that she regrets that she was unable to see the whole performance."
-Charles Pierce on McArdle 10/02/2015 Great minds?
http://www.esquire.com/news-po...

Esquire 10/02/2015
 From Charlie's Esquire Post a day later.

And, finally, here's the dessert, made with only the finest pink Himalayan salt, and water-buffalo mozzarella.
People are far too prone to confuse outcomes with good decision-making. Surgeons who do everything right will sometimes see patients die anyway -- and many doctors who fail to wash their hands send a happy, healthy patient home at the end. The important thing is to know whether you followed a process that gives you the best odds, not what happened in an individual case. Too many of Fiorina's critics pointed out that the company lost shareholder value, then settled back with a satisfied QED.
​And thus does Pete Carroll find the woman of his dreams.
In other news, reached at home, Mary Todd Lincoln said she found Our American Cousin  "very entertaining" and that she regrets that she was unable to see the whole performance.
Come back again! We never close!

20141125

A Brilliant Defense by Robert McCulloch

       As an attorney, I have a lot of sympathy for Robert McCulloch because of the situation he was put into. It must have been very difficult for a defense attorney to also have to play the role of a prosecuting attorney for the benefit of public perception. On the one hand, he had to pretend to want an indictment and at the same time, he had to vigorously defend the rights of his client, Darren Wilson. There is a reason why this dual role procedure is rarely performed any more.

Update: Dec. 29, 2015, and the beat goes on.
As an attorney, I have a lot of sympathy for Timothy McGinty because of the situation he was put into. It must have been very difficult for a defense attorney to also have to play the role of a prosecuting attorney for the benefit of public perception. On the one hand, he had to pretend to want an indictment and at the same time, he had to vigorously defend the rights of his clients, Frank Garmback and Tim Loehmann. There is a reason why this dual role procedure is rarely performed any more.

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I heard the drumming,
One dead in Ferguson.

Gotta get down to it
police are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew him
And found him dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it
Police are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew him
And found him dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This autumn I hear the drumming,
More dead in Ferguson.

20141026

JACK BRUCE, R.I.P.

I like to think that a new Cream is jamming right about now with Jimi on guitar in place of Eric and Keith Moon filling in for Ginger Baker. For more info on the life of Jack Bruce, here is his official website.
jackbruce.com

I hope he feels free.





Here is an interview from 1975 with Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones.



20140518

Led Zeppelin Plagiarism

POSTED WITHOUT COMMENT

"When the Levee Breaks"
by 
Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie



"Nobody's Fault But Mine"
by
Blind Willie Johnson 


"Whole Lotta Love"
by
B B "Blues Boy" King 



"Dazed and Confused"
by
Jake Holmes


"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
by
The Plebs





I couldn't find Pat Boone's original of "Stairway to Heaven", musta been disappeared by the Ledstapo.

UPDATE

I obviously meant that "Stairway to Heaven" line as a joke but look here:
 http://thedailybanter.com/2014/05/if-you-love-stairway-to-heaven-your-entire-life-might-be-a-lie/
Also this.


Just for the hell of it, here is Pat Boone's version of "Stairway to Heaven"


20140517

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

         Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townsend, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and more perform "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at the 1989 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Ronnie Wood, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and more perform "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at the 1989 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. - See more at: http://rockhall.com/video/2431/#sthash.J6NHCCA4.dpuf
Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Ronnie Wood, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and more perform "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at the 1989 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. - See more at: http://rockhall.com/video/2431/#sthash.J6NHCCA4.dpuf
Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Ronnie Wood, Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and more perform "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at the 1989 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, when the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. - See more at: http://rockhall.com/video/2431/#sthash.J6NHCCA4.dpuf