“A wonderful experience, but it also tests the limits of human emotions.”
Here’s A News Report We’d Be Reading If Walter Scott’s Killing Wasn’t On Video. Also, from Albany: Chief Krokoff’s Retirement And The Ivy Incident.
Orioles COO John Angelos offers an eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests. And from late 2013, David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’.
Looking forward to watching the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight this weekend? I’m not.
Religious Freedom: Colorado’s sensible middle way. Also, ‘The Good Wife’ Defends Gay Marriage Against ‘Religious Freedom’ and Matthew Vines: “God and the Gay Christian”.
Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an” and Practicing Islam At A Catholic University.
Kitty Litter Shuts Down Sole US Nuclear Weapons Waste Facility.
20 photos that change the Holocaust narrative.
Not everyone has come to grips with the reality of that spring day in 1995.
Virginia is still imprisoning an almost certainly innocent man—even after he did the time.
Meryl Jaffe analyzes “March: Book 2” by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
Before Jackie Robinson.
Six things not to say to a mixed-race person.
The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers.
Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’. “Michael Schiavo knows as well as anyone what Jeb Bush can do with executive power. He thinks you ought to know too.”
In the “really sucks” category, my buddy Eddie Mitchell still has cancer.
Dustbury’s blog turns . I love that Steely Dan song. Speaking of which, he masterfully blends Meghan Trainor, Maya Angelou and Steely Dan in a piece about 19 selfies.
ADD asks “How Do You Decide What’s Right and Wrong?”
Mark Evanier and his dad: on retirement.
Jack Rollins celebrates his 100th birthday. He has managed Harry Belafonte, Woody Allen, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Joan Rivers, Nichols and May, Tony Bennett, Jim Carrey, Dick Cavett, Diane Keaton, David Letterman, and a bunch more.
A telegram Joan Crawford sent to Rod Serling after she saw The Planet of the Apes (1968).
The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News. Also, A DUMB JOB: How is it possible that the inane institution of the anchorman has endured for more than 60 years?
SNL is: Nora Dunn: “A traumatic experience. It’s something you have to survive.”. Also, “‘A wonderful experience, but it also tests the limits of human emotions”: Gary Kroeger looks back on his three seasons.
Frog explains how the filmmakers wrecked The Incredible Hulk movie.
What the critics wrote about the Beatles in 1964. And The least-celebrated Beatle is finally getting the respect he deserves.
Apparently, Dancing with the Stars and The Voice are using the arrangements of Postmodern Jukebox without acknowledging the group. Here are their versions of Wiggle (Jason Derulo/Snoop Dogg cover) and Creep (Radiohead cover).
Joni Mitchell is Not a “60s Folksinger”.
SamuraiFrog ranking Weird Al: 115-101 and 100-91.
K-Chuck Radio: Guitars sound better with fuzz.
The Laughing Heart (Listen – it’s just one minute.) Never Let Go – Tom Waits Cover.
The top 100 movie number quotes.
Muppets: 40 minutes of “Sam and Friends and Tough Pigs has been collecting those Muppet Moments from Disney Junior and Aveggies: Age of Bon Bons and Cookie Monster, artist and Game of Chairs and one grouch’s trash is another grouch’s outfit and Taraji P. Henson on Sesame Street (sort of) and SamuraiFrog’s Toad Dweebie and Miss Piggy is recipient of prestigious New York museum award.
Passover, Rube Goldberg style.
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After a hiatus of more than a year, the podcast 2political is back on a regular schedule! With Arthur (yes, THAT Arthur) and Jason, from DC.
Jaquandor answers a bunch of my questions.
Dustbury points out the Judgmental Map of Oklahoma City. He is also disinclined to get a smartphone.
Gordon now has a greater appreciation for the work of librarians and realizes why libraries are important.
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This was unsettling: Ex-Burnley teacher Roger Green dies aged 62. BTW, I am 62.