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John Oliver Confronts Fake Grassroots Movements
In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American Dream
When That “Feel-Good” Story Really Ought To Make You Throw Up
Who Chooses Abortion?
Ken Screven – The Conscience of the Newsroom
The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period
Joe Biden’s LGBTQ acceptance initiative
Pope Francis and the death penalty
How Do Adults Make Friends? and How I Made Friends
Terry Crews Made A PSA With Samantha Bee To Illustrate Why Sexual Assault Jokes Really Aren’t Funny
Treating Golfer’s Elbow And How To Prevent It
original cast members of Saturday Night Live inducted into the Television Hall of Fame
Dick Cavett in the digital age
Alan Alda (and Leonard Maltin) Diagnosed With Parkinson’s
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Charlotte Rae, R.I.P.
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How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
The end of Campbell’s Soup?
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The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained
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How ICE was radicalized
How the regime misled the public on poverty
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The Quislings of American Collapse
The Constitutional Con
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Boston Globe Calls For A Nationwide Response To Attacks On The Press MUSIC
The anthem of the Republic of Tyva in the Russian Federation
Ohio – John Batiste, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr
Vasily Kalinnikov – Bylina, an overture
“Africa” le Toto as Gaeilge
Summer Wind- Willie Nelson
I greet my country -Ahoulaguine Akaline featuring Bombino
Feel The Love – Rudimental, featuring John Newman
In the Mood – Glenn Miller (see Sonja Henie!)
Stand By Me – Bootstraps
Fur Elise – pianist Lola Astanova
The Place Where Dreams Come True and End Credits – James Horner, scoring Field of Dreams
1227: Cover Stories for Kate Bush and Rush and 1228: Cover Stories for Whitney Houston, A Flock of Seagulls and The Go-Go’s
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly); Cover by Sina
1-2-3 – The Electric Indian
My Dearest Ruth – Patrice Michaels (from Notorious RBG in Song)
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How the Beatles unravelled: Hunter Davies, the band’s official biographer, recalls the tensions that led the Fab Four to split
The Top 60 Female Artists of All Time
I HATE it when “they” misspell Binghamton, my hometown.
I’ve been called worse things than a grammar nerd. One of my sisters posted on Facebook, “This is you dear brother.”
But am I, REALLY?
1. The little I text I’m willing to use “2” for “to” or “too,” mostly because I’m a worse typist on that device than on a computer. My fingers cramp up, which is one reason I HATE texting.
2. I suppose I am an “honorary proofreader”
Continue reading “Grammar nerd, moi?”
I DO use the apostrophe when it would be otherwise confusing, such as with plural letters.
Recently, I was watching this news show on ABC-TV (US) featuring a bunch of talking heads. A feature has a couple Picks of the Week from each participant, a noteworthy story. That week included Democratic strategist James Carville; the overlay showed JAME’S PICK.
I wanted to scream. The one thing you NEVER do with an apostrophe is break up someone’s name ending in S just before that letter.
One doesn’t visit the JONE’S house, one visits the JONES’ house, or the JONES’S house,
depending on your school of thought on this. If you’re unclear, you visit the JONES family and avoid the apostrophe altogether.
I’m convinced that it is the use of the apostrophe
Continue reading “A is for Apostrophes”
As someone who has funded a dozen Kickstarter projects, I recognize the insight.
Listen to the KunstlerCast podcast #212: Health & Technology Update. James Howard Kunstler gives listeners an update on his recent health issues, and discusses the importance of advocating for oneself when dealing with medical professionals, rather than taking their word for it.
Keyboard Waffles. (But if they were REAL nerds, they would have spelled nerd’s correctly!)
My favorite new blog:
Grammarly, Continue reading “August Rambling: Punctuation, Crowdfunding”