Louisville doctor says the breakthrough treatment could wipe out cancer in a decade. Even better, one of the subjects in the story is my friend Eddie, the Renaissance Geek!
Keefknight Cartoon: Colon. One of my brothers-in-law died from colorectal cancer in 2002, at the age of 41.
Why I Left the Right: How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal.
The White House Welcomes Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church. See this powerful documentary in full (60 minutes).
Kintsugi: The Art of Embracing Damage.
K Troop: The story of the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan.
Agrippa Hull, Thaddeus Kosciusko, and how Thomas Jefferson didn’t hold up his end of the agreement.
Nancy Reagan rejected Rock Hudson’s plea for help with AIDS treatment sent just months before his death.
Seattle Seahawks Kam Chancellor Wanted to Buy a Gym and Gym Employees Called the Cops on Him.
Formerly freewheeling Aubrey McClendon, now deceased.
Disney is screwing American families.
I was a telemarketer for four months back in 1977. If you hate telemarketers, you’ll love this robot designed to waste their time.
Dan Van Riper: Some crappy-looking old junk from my buildings.
Actor George Kennedy, RIP, who I remember from Cool Hand Luke, Earthquake, the Naked Gun movies, and a whole lot of episodic TV.
Making rubber bands and bagels. There’s a point in the processes where the two batters looks very much the same. Seriously.
TIME Magazine names male author Evelyn Waugh on female most-read list. (HT to Shooting Parrots.)
Why It Hurts So Much to Step On a LEGO. “Resistance, shiny hardness, and mega-strength.”
Study: Chocolate Makes You Smarter. Of course.
The long and tangled history of Alfred E. Neuman, of MAD magazine.
Russ Heath’s Comic About Being Ripped Off By Roy Lichtenstein.
Billboard: George Martin, and Beatles – She’s Leaving Home, Strings Only (1967) and Dustbury’s favorite George Martin production, other than Beatles material.
The five best soul albums of all-time, according to St Paul & The Broken Bones
When I was in college, I played that first Emerson, Lake and Palmer album a lot. I could do a fair representation of the Moog ending of Lucky Man, sans instrument. Also, listen to Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression. Now Keith Emerson, ELP Keyboardist, Dead at 71.
With “A Group Called Smith”, Gayle McCormick was best remembered for her release in AUGUST of 1969 of Baby It’s You. She lost her battle with cancer and passed away in ST. LOUIS, on MARCH 1st, 2016 at age 67.
Joe Cuba – Bang Bang. #63 in 1966.
I think Rossini’s overture to William Tell is underrated because it’s so familiar.