Being a collection of doggerel, verse, stories, politics, historical essays, satire, poetry, jokes, pictures and whatever else I damn well please on a variety of interesting (or otherwise) subjects.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Parent Company Trap

Is Fox News evil or stupid for not mentioning that Alwaleed bin Talal is News Corp.'s largest shareholder? Jon Stewart reports, you decide.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Once Upon a Time in America: Cockey's Song

A wonderful theme from a great movie. Ulrich Herkenhoff on the pipes of pan, directed by composer Ennio Morricone. From a 2004 concert in Munich.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beach Dragon Wrestling

In a fad now largely neglected, much like goldfish swallowing or phone booth packing, beach-going maidens in the 1950s were fond of tormenting these unsuspecting harmless creatures when they encountered them near the water.