Posts Tagged ‘Tom the Mayor’
How do you explain to your daughter how to vet sources?
It must be from example. Just recently, my daughter said, of a tabloid cover in the supermarket, “Cher isn’t really dying, is she?” We watch a couple news networks, plus Comedy Central, not every day, but often enough, so she can clearly see that shows often offer different emphases.
In your opinion, is Wikipedia a reliable source?
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What is your favorite Blotto song (For you Albany people)?
For you non-Albany people, Blotto was a popular local band who performed with humor and panache. Like the Ramones, the various performers took on the S-less band name as their surname. It was vocalist Sarge, bassist Cheese, guitarist Broadway, guitar-vocalist Bowtie , and drummer Lee Harvey Blotto. Female lead singer Blanche joined the band for a while, then quit, and was replaced by Chevrolet Blotto.
As you know, Tom, FantaCo sold the band’s various EPs, their single and the album Combo Akimbo during the 1980s. The cover was designed Read the rest of this entry »
What was your Favorite episode of MASH? Or Twilight Zone? Or Saturday Night Live? And what was your number one, favorite Movie of all Time? No lists pick one!
Evil, I tell you. But I’ll play along.
MASH: It has to be from the first eight seasons, because the last three were retreads.
The Interview (season four, episode 24):
“Larry Gelbart left M*A*S*H at the end of the fourth season, having helped the show transition from smart-ass tomfoolery to something more frequently somber and daring. Read the rest of this entry »
New York Erratic wants to know:
What is the #1 thing that annoys you on social media?
Mostly that so much of it is so banal. I post these blog posts to my Facebook and Twitter and get a few comments. I write, in response to an Esquire clickbait article, “If you think I’m going to click on this 80 times, you’re crazy;” it’s gotten over 120 likes, many of them in recent days.
Sometimes, though, it does some good. Which nicely segues to…
I often hear calls for “a national conversation” to deal with Big Issues. What would a “national conversation” look like?
Since we can’t seem to agree on simple concepts, such as facts about science, I think the “national conversations” bubble up in ways that I don’t think can possibly be entirely controlled.
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Time to start ANSWERING those Ask Roger Anything questions. And you may STILL pose your queries.
Tom the Mayor asked:
What is your Favorite Christmas Song, not devotional, but popular, e.g., “White Christmas”?
Which is similar to that asked by noted author Jaquandor:
I imagine by the time you answer these it’ll be after Christmas…
Well, in the Christian calendar, we’re in Christmastide until Epiphany, which is Three Kings Day on January 6, so we’re still good.
…but what’s your favorite Christmas song?
Since Tom mentioned White Christmas, I should note Mele Kalikimaka -Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters Read the rest of this entry »