“I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing”
The Illegitimacy of a Conservative Supreme Court.
Staying Sane in Anxious Times (without being useless).
A Catholic’s Case Against Amy Coney Barrett. Plus The Supreme Court: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
Uninsured up from last year and pandemic likely to exacerbate this trend.
Renewed calls for diversity and inclusion in ballet.
A Texas County Clerk’s Bold Crusade to Transform How We Vote.
The Twisted History of Cursive Writing.
How to Make Your Writing Funnier – Cheri Steinkellner.
NFL Legend Gale Sayers Dies at 77:
CNN and NPR.
Baseball Hall of Famer
Lou Brock has died at 81.
Secret ‘Man Cave’ Discovered in Room Beneath Grand Central Station.
NANCY is again a comic strip?
Ken Levine interviews Michael Uslan, The Man Who Saved Batman,
Part One and Part Two.
Dick York After ‘Bewitched’.
The Judy Jetson controversy.
Tomato quick bread recipe. Now I Know
The Original Scapegoat and The Final Frontier of Telemarketing and The Last Confederate POW and Why Roosters Don’t Deafen Themselves. Antiracism Challenge
Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman on race, injustice, and protest.
A series of short films about identity in America.
The Speak Up Handbook by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
What Is Privilege?
‘Intergroup anxiety’: Can you try too hard to be fair?
Racism is Trauma.
Allegories on race and racism – Camara Jones, TEDxEmory.
ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. IMPOTUS
His Rage Is Worse Than You’ve Heard.
Every Lie Is a Confession.
He Fuels March Toward Fascism With “Anarchist Jurisdictions” Edict.
He Says Coronavirus ‘Affects Virtually Nobody,’ As U.S. Has World’s Highest Death Toll.
His HHS ad blitz raises alarms.
Blacks have themselves to blame for inequality, and Jews ‘are only in it for themselves’.
DOJ Unveils Proposal That Would Make It Harder for Twitter and Facebook to Block His Dangerous Posts.
He Is $1.1 Billion in Debt.
They got Al Capone for tax evasion, too…. cf I Found Joe Biden’s Tax Returns.
He celebrates violence against his enemies as recurring rally theme.
Shock (?) Over His Refusal To Promise ‘Peaceful Transfer Of Power’.
Barbara Walter Interview on ABC’s 20/20 – August 17, 1990.
I Won’t Vote Trump – Randy Rainbow. MUSIC
Zooming in with Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert — the Legend Who Literally Invented “Reggae”. Bam Bam and 54-46 Was My Number and Sweet and Dandy and Pressure Drop.
I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’ll Get It Myself) – James Brown
I’d Rather Go Blind ~ Rebecca Jade at Spaghettini.
Tiny Desk (Home) Concert – Phoebe Bridgers.
With God On Our Side – NEVILLE BROTHERS.
We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong.
1324: Cover Stories for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars and 1325: 50 Years After…After the Gold Rush (Album Cover) and 1326: Jimi Hendrix Cover Tribute.
Attention by Pamela Z.
4’33” by John Cage.
Without the Beatles.
Adam west was one of “most accomplished and revered ‘B’ level actors of all time”
Rebecca Jade, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry
Three new discoveries in a month rock our African origins
THE ARCTIC DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT FLOODED. THANKS, GLOBAL WARMING
Left-lean faith leaders are hungry to break the right’s grip on setting the nation’s moral agenda
I yam what I yam by the grace of God
Social Capital and Inequality
Time for equal media treatment of ‘political correctness’
The toddler defense
American Ex-Pats Explain Why They Quit America
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
Dustbury has discovered
not everyone he’s likely to meet is prepared to deal with someone who walks only with a bunch of equipment
The Short, Sad Tale of Allyn King of Albany
15 Years a Kiwi citizen
Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms
Negro Motorist Green Book, which I wrote about here. Check out
the 1949 edition
The art of writing an obituary
An Interview With Author Kelly Sedinger
She returned from Iraq to a broken family. Then writing changed her life
Anne Lamott: 12 truths I learned from life and writing
Anita Pallenberg Passes Away at Age 73
In appreciation of an old-school journalist, the late Dan Lynch
HEATHER FAZIO: I spent two days with Dennis Rodman
The Tony Awards — rehearsals
Documentary producer Robert Weide interviewed Woody Allen live on Facebook
Gary Burghoff explains Radar
Bill Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby to Receive 2017 Bill Finger Award
Night Court was the black sheep of NBC’s sitcom dynasty
Pete and Harry, two rabbits in commercials for Carnation Milk. I DO NOT remember this
Too Many People Still Think Chocolate Milk Comes from Brown Cows
Now I Know:
Fighting North Korea in a Flash and The Counterfeit Money Which is Intentionally Worthless and The Green Versus the Eardrums and Why Mattresses Come With Warning Tags and There’s No Place Like 0,0
Adam West, star of the ‘Batman’ TV series, dies at 88. Here’s his Idaho phone listing. Some insights from Mark Evanier and reflections by Chuck Miller, plus Eddie’s elegy and Rob Hoffman calling him one of “most accomplished and revered ‘B’ level actors of all time”
The Absolute Authenticity of REBECCA JADE (niece #1) and CD REVIEW – PETER SPRAGUE & REBECCA JADE: Planet Cole Porter, available here. Recently, Rebecca has sung at least twice with percussionist Sheila E. and singer Lynn Mabry. Lynn, among many other things, sang backup on the Stop Making Sense tour, which I saw at SPAC in 1984
Sgt.Pepper 50th anniversary plus Gregg Allman tribute and All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to Bestand The Final Beatles Concert
What is Life – Weird Al
K-Chuck Radio: The Mystery of Blueberry Hill
Bohemian Rhapsody – Vika Yermolyeva
Bobby Vee and Brian Hyland, both apparently inspired by me
Wap Bap, the most hated song on YouTube
Song of the Volga Boatmen sung by the Red Army Chorus
Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens
Billy Joel on Self-Doubt and Finally Becoming Cool
I laughed out loud at this one, perhaps because of the linguistic parallel construction.
More on The Colored Negro Black Comic Book by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon.
Note: in the comic strip tradition all the words in the strip are in capitals, but for readability, I’ve deigned to write in standard English. Also the words that are in bold in the strip are in
red in this text.
“Mother Eartha”, a 4 page response to
Page 2, Panel 1:
Young woman: Oh, Aunt Mother Eartha, my husband has been out of work for months – with no job in sight… Page 2, Panel 2: (Shot of the coffee pot, young woman’s hand pouring java into Eartha’s cup) Young woman: – our unemployment checks stopped coming, the welfare payments are low, our bills keep climbing-
Page 3, Panel 1:
Young woman: -my son’s lost heart and is fighting the system – taking dope rioting…. Page 3, Panel 2: Young woman (on sofa, in background): – my daughter’s pregnant again and her husband lost his job- oh – oh –ooh
Continue reading “Friday Funnies: The Black Comic Book, Pt. 3”
Marvel can (and probably will) bring back the Fantastic Four, because, as someone who read the four-color items for three decades, almost nothing is permanent in the comic books.
I was, as noted, very happy that Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe (at worst) won his legal action with Marvel Comics. But it points out how much money must be involved, a rumored $30 million to the Kirby heirs.
It appears that
Marvel Comics is cancelling the Fantastic Four comic book, one of its flagship titles, and it’s likely it’s because of too little money, not from the comic book, but from the movies.
Continue reading “Antics of comic books and film”
Maybe they would have stopped this guy, in a darkened room, after a gas canister had been set off, if they were Navy SEALS, or something.
I’ve never been to a midnight, opening night showing of a movie. I’ve gone to premieres, though, and I do know what cinematic anticipation feels like. There’s just something about seeing something before almost anyone else that provides an unusual sense of satisfaction. Your view of the film is not colored by what everyone else says.
If I were to have gone to a recent midnight showing, The Dark Knight Rises would not have been it.
Continue reading “It was a very Dark Knight”