June rambling: Earthrise

all of the Tony winners

William Anders, Apollo 8 Astronaut Who Captured Iconic ‘Earthrise’ Photograph in December 1968, Dies at 90 in a plane he was flying

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: surging CO2 levels  in a year that is very likely to have the largest and most extreme series of weather events ever

EU elections: Far-right makes gains in Germany, France, Austria

Indian elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Scottie Scheffler Arrest is a True Crime Documentary

Nine witnesses in the criminal cases against djt have received significant financial benefits, including large raises from his campaign, severance packages, new jobs, and a grant of shares and cash from his media company.

The War on Rule of Law

The Federalist’s Erika Andersen thinks Dolly Parton isn’t really Christian and Newmax’s Greg Kelly worries that Taylor Swift fans are practicing “idolatry”, which “is a sin.”

Beef Days

Eating an 11,000-Year-Old Fruit

How ancient Egyptians tested for pregnancy

Linkage, including Man or Bear

How Many Young and Older Adults Lived Alone

NOW I KNOW: Survey Says: Guilty and Flood For Your Right to Party? and The Problem With Flying With Marshmallows and The House Made Out of Smartphones and especially, The School With Solar Powered Salaries

Kelly’s Sunday Stealing

Opposite snakes

Show Biz

Tonys Roundtable: Rachel McAdams, Kelli O’Hara, Leslie Odom Jr., Sarah Paulson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Eddie Redmayne on Broadway Paths, Parts and Pet Peeves

All of the TONY Winners

Janis Paige, Star of ‘Silk Stockings’ and Broadway’s ‘Pajama Game,’ Dies at 101

Jerry West and the Burden of Being the Logo

An oral history of Roger Corman’s unreleased Fantastic Four movie

Pat Sajak’s Final Spin: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Signs Off After Four Decades

How MAD magazine was written and drawn


The Supreme Court lets CFPB funding stand. Yay! This allowed the entity  to regulate Buy Now, Pay Later companies as credit card companies, create a registry of habitual corporate criminals, and fight “fine print deception”

Fix the Court published a tally of all the gifts accepted by the SCOTUS  justices who served during the last 20 years. Of the $4.7 million total, more than $4 million went to Clarence Thomas.

Samuel Alito’s Contemptuous  Opinion in a 2022 Christian Flag Case Flies in the Face of His Recusal Refusal


El amor brujo by.Manuel de Falla

Wrecking Ball – Emmylou Harris

Coverville 1490: The Lenny Kravitz Cover Story II and  1491: The Alanis Morissette Cover Story III

Mr. Tambourine Man, music composed by John Corigliano

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant – Middle Aged Dad Jam Band feat “Weird Al” Yankovic

Symphony No. 6, “Celestial Gate” by Alan Hovhaness

Born Under A Bad Sign – Peter Sprague, featuring Leonard Patton

Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

Favorite Songs By Favorite Artists: Korn and Max Eider

Wide Open Spaces – The Chicks

This Land Is Your Land – Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen

Best Albums of 2024 (First Half)

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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