His affinity for intrigue often landed him in difficult situations, yet he always managed to extricate himself, usually leaving an innocent bystander as his victim.
From MAD via Vanity Fair
“I think I speak for a great number of Americans, in and out of government, when I say: One normal day. Is that too much to ask?” – Charles Pierce in Esquire, July 26, 2017
The Darkness and the Rot
the most clueless, incompetent, self-defeating and weakest, most chaotic, toxic, confusing administration in American history
A new interview reveals his ignorance to be surprisingly wide-ranging
The fact that we’re even talking about it is a measure of how far we’ve fallen
The NATIONAL REVIEW!
Death of a Failing Salesman
Boy Scouts president has 85 billion reasons to excuse wildly inappropriate Jamboree speech; the Scouts apologize; cf President Obama Addresses 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree
An open letter from the father of a transgender soldier; BTW, Transgender Troops Fight for Israel, 17 Other Nations
Fatherly Advice to Eric and Don Jr.
Scaramouche – an unscrupulous and unreliable servant. His affinity for intrigue often landed him in difficult situations, yet he always managed to extricate himself, usually leaving an innocent bystander as his victim. Also – He was often beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice; The Mooch did his homework
“Nobody is standing on the rooftops begging for dirty water, dirty air, dirty soil, and those sorts of things.” –
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nevada) to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (start at 1:42:00)
Wilbur Ross’ fishing ruling could harm conservation
Take Me To Your Leader
Here are the women who saved healthcare
This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
HIV epidemic fight needs black church
Poverty is like a monster, sucking the life out of you
A Death Row Convict’s Final Words Set Two Innocent Men Free
Sperm counts continue to plummet in Western nations
Risks of Harm from Spanking Confirmed by Analysis of Five Decades of Research
The Surprising Truth About The Silent Treatment
Walking Myrtle Ave, end to end (Albany, NY)
Please Stop Saying These Ridiculous Phrases. I’d add “game changer” as a phrase I’ve tired of
A Very Awkward Breakup
The value of theatrical talk-backs
June Foray, RIP, the premier female voice talent of her era
RIP Flo Steinberg, Marvel’s ‘Fabulous Flo’
The 10-game winning streak that ignited Red Sox Nation
8 Things I Hate About HGTV
These Are Not School Supplies…
Tony Chapek, an original magic act
Many people can’t tell when photos are fake
Dancing Queen – ABBA. The Wife and I saw Mamma Mia at Capital Rep this month and liked it WAY more than the Times Union reviewer. And QE2 allegedly said, “I always try to dance when this song comes on because I am the queen, and I like to dance.”
Everybody Knows – Stephen Stills and Judy Collins
Coverville 1178: Roger McGuinn and The Byrds Cover Story
Mahler Symphony No. 1
K-Chuck Radio: You really needed to edit THAT song?
Can’t Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?
Die Young – Sylvan Esso
A crowd of 65,000 sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ while waiting for a Green Day concert
Ave Maria – Maria Callas
10 Best Guest Performances on Beatles Records
The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women. I have 50 of them
SamuraiFrog completes his Weird Al epic.
The New Yorker’s 2014 article The Anatomy of an Earworm used Waterloo by ABBA as its example.
(I told you early on there were two letters for which I could not find a family band; this was one.)
When I first started blogging, I came across a blogger named Greg Burgas, who used to say, quite often,
“ABBA rules!” That, he opined, was The Name of the Game [LISTEN] (#12 in 1978).
that Swedish quartet comprised of that married couple Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, and that other married couple, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, whose first initials spelled out their name? Yeah, that one. Continue reading “Q is for Quirky: ABBA”