Advertisers and web sites will go to any lengths…ANY lengths…to get you to click on their links. Including flat-out LYING to you. I guess we have to expect this now in these days of Fake News. Take a look at these heinous examples of Fake News click-bait. The only way for websites like these to […]
What the hell?
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Mainly because I haven’t had anything to blog ABOUT. Things have been going well, there’s nothing of note for me to complain about, and I haven’t been motivated to write about anything. Until this morning. Have a look at this, which I found on Facebook today: “Liberal Fact-Checkers”? […]
Our existence is verified!
In the movie, “The Jerk,” Navin is filled with joy and pride when his name appears for the first time in a telephone book. (For those of you who are too young to know what a telephone book is, ask your parents.) I have to admit, every August when the new phone book came out, […]
Pearl Harbor Day
Everyone knows the phrases, “…a date that will live in infamy…” and “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” and “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.” These famous words were uttered by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and George Patton, respectively, as the Unites States of America was thrown […]
Thank you, gentlemen.
Wow! What a great time the Drakette and I had Saturday night! John Cleese and Eric Idle (if you’re not familiar with them, you might as well stop reading now and go elsewhere) closed their American tour to a packed house at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, and we were there. What a great show, too! […]
Santa does NOT say, “Happy Holidays”!
Over the last several years, there’s been a lot of complaining (and rightly so) about the fear of giving offense by saying, “Merry Christmas.” You know all about it, so I won’t waste my space or your time going into detail. What I wanted to alert you to was probably the most heinous example of […]
Yep-yep-yep…I’m gettin’ old. I started making Paw-Paw sounds when I sit down or stand up years ago. I’ve used things that now belong in museums. Like slide rules. So I had to smile to myself a little bit when I came across this short list of expressions that are common to US, but need to […]
The Who – 43 years ago.
Those of you who’ve known me during my 40 years on the air in Baton Rouge know that I’m a Who freak. I’ve seen the concerts, read the books, collected the records. One of the most famous…or infamous…events took place exactly 43 years ago yesterday. Drummer Keith Moon, having ingested God-knows-how-much wild animal tranquilizer, passed […]
How bands got their names
Everybody knows how Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name, right? You might even know how Led Zeppelin got their name. But what about Steely Dan? Or Metallica? Click the link and see how Duran Duran, Kiss, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and many others got their legendary names. https://goo.gl/oWgOhh