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When I saw this at Charlie Pierce's joint, my jaw hit the table, which was the only thing that kept me from laughing. Briefly. Here's how Caroline Moss played it at Business Insider's education blog: An education blogger in Utah... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FIRST DRAFT
Here's more TRMS coverage with a Jackson, MS twist in the wake of the big court decision: Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FIRST DRAFT
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Time for some a Cold War revenge fantasy pulp. The first cover seems to have very little to do with the title and the second variation gets the year wrong: Uncle Joe died in 1953. Or did the author extend... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FIRST DRAFT
I almost called the show TRMS but that would have been acronym overkill, which gives me a headache. Anyway, kindly Doc Maddow dispatched a producer and a film crew to New Orleans to cover the rebranded Operation Rescue's malakatude including... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
I am obviously a horrible human being for finding this story so hilarious: An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
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Some of the best rock albums have been seriously road tested. It's not unusual for a band's first to be their finest. That was the case with the Tubes eponymous 1975 debut. As good as The Tubes is, it still... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
Even a serious post can give me an earworm. Here's the Bryan Ferry version: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
As everyone knows, I'm a Tricky Dick tape buff. Some of them are quite sinister and sometimes they're hilarious. There are times when Tricky Dick and his sycophants sound a bit like the MST3K gang with a dash of right... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
I bet you're surprised to see the E word in one of my post titles. I'm better known for smart assery and snark. I have never sung Kumbaya but I do believe in the power of empathy. A wise person,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
I was watching a bad 1933 Jimmy Cagney movie recently called Picture Snatcher. Actually, it had a decent idea at its core: Cagney is an ex-con turned tabloid photog/reporter, the Irish Weegee. Unfortunately, the script was terrible but it did... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
I originally planned to post something about the Great War this morning BUT the news has been so relentlessly bleak this week that I'm going with plan B. In honor of the upcoming bio-pic, Get On Up, here's the Godfather... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
I rarely do multiple malaka of the week "awards" if that's what you want to call them. I decided to do so this week because the other one was way serious and sometimes boys, as well as girls, just want... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
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This is my favorite picture of Oscar and the late great Pogo. She thought he was a pest and he thought-you guessed it-that she was awesome. He was right. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIRST DRAFT
All the chatter about the 45th Anniversary of the moon landing has given me an earworm. Here's the official video for the Bryan Ferry-Johnny Marr classic that shares a title with a certain terrific tome and fabulous film. Not sure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
Because freedom: In a video posted this week by the NRA, one of the organization's commentators said competency with a gun should be a "necessary skill" for children to be able to advance to the next grade in school, just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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I'd never seen the venerable blaxploitation movie, Black Caesar, until recently. It's pretty bad except for a charismatic lead performance by Fred (The Hammer) Williamson and a funky score by James Brown. The Godfather of Soul was an appropriate choice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
I've always hated the death penalty. Even if the right person is convicted, it's all about revenge and not justice. I dislike society stooping to the level of the worst of the worst. Moreover, the idea that there is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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Thrust was the follow-up album to Herbie Hancock's wildly successful jazz-funk-fusion opus Head Hunters. It was almost as successful artistically and commerically. The cover art by Rob Springett *always* makes me smile. What's not to love about Herbie and his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
Landrieu administration makes like Emily Litella on the Operation Save America proclamation and says never mind: In an email this afternoon, Landrieu spokesman Tyler A. Gamble wrote: It is customary for the City to provide standard proclamations to visiting groups... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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Even groups that come to protest here in Sin City feel compelled to post a picture of Bourbon Street. In this instance, it's Operation Rescue who are apparently out to save America. Their target is, of course, death/abortion mills. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
There are many phrases describing inebriation; so many, in fact, that it's nearly a cottage industry, which is also an arcane phrase but not this week's winner. Ladies and germs, I give you: Tight as a boiled owl. Mind you,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
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I woke up way too early this morning, checked the Tweeter Tube, and groaned audibly when I saw that the great James Garner had died at the age of 86. Garner made everything look easy. He was an actor with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
This is a Soundstage show from 1981 featuring a plethora of blooze greats: Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
Johnny Winter playing the blooze like a crazed white man; make that really crazed, really white: Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT
One of my favorite Johnny Winter tunes. The title no longer holds true, alas: Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at FIRST DRAFT