Robert Mueller’s Indictment Song
Boston Globe, 22 August 2018: “It’s hard to come up with a satisfactory explanation that doesn’t end up with ‘because he got his hand caught in the cookie jar.'”
The drift towards autocracy continues
“That’s Obstruction of Justice”
How the National Enquirer helped DJT’s fixer keep scandals off the front page
‘Like a State Dinner’: Huge White House Event Honoring Evangelical Christians and he lied to them that he got rid of a law
The 47-page indictment against California Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret details a shocking list of improper uses of campaign funds and financial mismanagement. The Hunters are accused of spending $250,000 of campaign funds on expenses that no reasonable person would believe were legitimate campaign expenditures
Why peace doesn’t last without women
Trade: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Jared is to blame
Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development
Another deadly pandemic is coming — and the United States is not ready
Cancer: It’s Not Always What You Eat, But When You Eat It
Climate change will be deadlier, more destructive and costlier for California than previously believed, state warns
Life After Quitting; Five people on addiction, in their own words
America Soured on My Multiracial Family
Elizabeth Warren stakes out her message
Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless
The interwoven systems that shape our destiny even though we rarely pause to think about them
TV debate between William F. Buckley and Groucho Marx
When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life
While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey
Meet The People Who Spend Their Free Time Removing Fake Accounts From Facebook
Ken Levine interviews Peri Gilpin of Frasier, Part 1 and Part 2
A mouse walks into a bar
Jaquandor geeks out
Pulp Empire – “A Tarantino inspired Star Wars mashup and remix”
The insidious lure of nostalgia
Fonts of knowledge
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?
Snapping dry spaghetti into just two pieces
Mean Hetty Green
Scrambled eggs in a microwave
Now I Know: Why Bird Poop is White
Music from the Fibonacci sequence
Robert Mueller’s Indictment Song -James Corden
René and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War – Paul Simon (2018)
The Cedar and the Palm,”symphonic picture” Vasily Kalinnikov
Bobaflex – Hey You (Pink Floyd cover)
SEUNGRI – ‘WHERE R U FROM (Feat. MINO)’
A Pentatonix kind of day
Kaze no Torimichi (The Path of Wind) from From My Neighbor Totoro – Joe Hisaishi, adapted for chamber performance
Coverville 1229: The Madonna Cover Story III
The Mamas and the Papas “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears”
overture to Les Horaces – Antonio Salieri
Inspecta – Jain
The evolution of Dragon’s “Young Years”
Do songs of the summer sound the same?
Inductee insights: Moody Blues
Dirty Prank Calls, Done For $250,000
Newly Released FBI Files Expose Red-Baiting of Woody Guthrie
The Smile, Darn You, Smile cartoon was redone, and colorized, in 1995.
For this one, blame fillyjonk. She had a post featuring, among other things, Billy Cotton singing Smile, Darn Ya, Smile from 1931, a song written by Charles O’Flynn, Jack Meskill, and Max Rich.
Also in that post, from that year, a character named Foxy – looking not dissimilar to Mickey Mouse – in an animated feature with the same name as the song. It was a Merrie Melodies cartoon Continue reading “Music Throwback Saturday: Smile, Darn Ya, Smile”
Silence or Violence: Logan, Suicide, and the Culture of Masculine Silence.
Preventing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Border Wall and Congressional Fundraising.
The Unabomber takes on the Internet.
The Tip That Led to Terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud’s Downfall Came From a Muslim Woman.
Ken Screven: And then I tossed a bourbon Manhattan in his face.
The Real Story Behind HBO’s ‘Confirmation’ From The NPR Reporter Who Broke The Story. Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill,and NPR’s Nina Totenberg.
Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand.
Facing life unarmed. “When I was born, everyone was expecting me to have arms.”
Within Our Gates (1920) – Oscar Micheaux Silent Film.
Dustbury has been blogging 20 years, which, at 11 years, makes me a piker.
Sharp Little Pencil: Lost Word.
Now I Know: Voltaire’s Wager and The Revolt of the Dancing Grannies and They Blue It and The Birds that Sing for Their Supper.
You may have to be from upstate New York to appreciate this: This is a Halfmoon; This is a Black and White Cookie.
The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner.
Can anything good come from an experiment involving whipped cream?
Cartoon: The NYC pandering primary.
Frank Welker, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards on Friday, April 29th, 2016. He is the legendary performer of the voices of Scooby-Doo and many others.
Guinness Book of World Records certified famed Mad artist Al Jaffee’s run as a world record for “Longest Career as a Comics Artist.”
How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain.
An Audience With the King. That would be Jack Kirby. Bob Kane does not fare so well.
Book review: A Spanish Comic Book Exposes Franco’s Orphanages.
R.I.P, Merle Haggard and Steve Earle: The Other Side of Merle Haggard and Coverville 1121: A cover tribute to Merle Haggard and some A Cappellaville!
10 Priceless Songs About Taxes and Coverville 1120: A Tribute to Tax Day.
New Paul Simon Album ‘Stranger to Stranger’ Coming June 3rd. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Madison Square Garden, NYC – 2009/10 29 or 30.
18 Ripping 1960S ROCK & ROLL Bands That Performed On TV Sitcoms And Dramas.
The History of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Only Post-Beatles Session.
The Muppets on the Ed Sullivan Show.
This is a REALLY annoying K-Chuck Radio, especially the Oz piece, which I gave up on. They made a disco song out of THAT?!?
Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen, judge says.
The lawyers who beat the ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright are taking on ‘We Shall Overcome’.
The Black Keys Say They Regret Inducting Steve Miller Into Rock Hall of Fame.
David Kalish: My ode to how music has shaped me.
SamuraiFrog’s 12 albums.
This is what happens when you reply to spam email.
I see signs that say ClOSED, and it makes me a little bonkers.