Tuesday, October 03, 2017

R.I.P. Abe Vigoda


American actor Abe Vigoda -- best known for his role as Salvatore Tessio in the 1972 movie The Godfather and his role as Det. Phil Fish in the 1970s sitcom Barney Miller -- hung up his gun for the last time on January 26, 2016, at age 94.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Glenn Frey


American singer and musician Glenn Frey -- best known for his musical work with the rock group known as The Eagles and for such solo efforts as "Party Town" and "Smuggler's Blues" -- played his last note on January 18, 2016, at age 67.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Alan Rickman


English actor Alan Rickman -- best known for his roles in such movies as Die Hard and the Harry Potter series -- cast his last spell on January 14, 2016, at age 69.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. David Bowie


English singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie -- best known for such songs as "Space Oddity" and "Fame" -- finished his last note on January 10, 2016 at age 69.

He will be missed.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pop Song of the Week: "The Dawn of Correction"

Proof from the 1960s that conservatives do too have a sense of humor...

Oh, wait. This song is supposed to be serious. Never mind...


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Movie Song of the Week: "Another Day of Sun"

Heh. It's raining in Dallas so why shouldn't I post this number from last year's movie musical La La Land? If nothing else, the dark-skinned brunette in the yellow dress makes for a cheery sight.

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Random Thoughts

You know it has rained a lot when part of the route you take to work has become a lake. As well as the park a few miles away and the golf course next to that same park.

It's a lot harder to be a philosopher when your life experiences start getting in the way. And once you get over a certain age, life experiences are always going to get in the way.

The best way to keep one's illusions about any particular group of people is to have as little experience with them as possible.

The heart has its reasons of which political correctness knows nothing.

If Donald Trump did not exist, some liberals would have found it necessary to invent him.

"Don't blame me; I didn't vote for Trump" is the new "me no Alamo."

The Big Bang Theory is the new Friends.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

R.I.P. Angus Scrimm


American actor, author and journalist Angus Scrimm -- best known for his role as the Tall Man in the Phantasm movies -- finished his last game on January 9. 2016 at age 89.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Florence King


American writer Florence King -- best known for her contributions to National Review, her semi-autobiographical book Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, and her humorous book Southern Ladies and Gentlemen -- finished the last chapter in her own life story on January 6, 2016, at age 80.

She will be missed.

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R.I.P. Pat Harrington Jr.


American voice, stage, and television actor Pat Harrington Jr. -- best known for his role as Dwayne Schneider on the CBS TV show One Day at a Time -- put down his mop for the last time on January 6, 2016, at age 86.

He will be missed.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

R.I.P. Wayne Rogers


American actor Wayne Rogers -- best known for his role as Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in the CBS TV show M*A*S*H -- finished his last take on December 31, 2015, at age 82.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Natalie Cole


African-American singer Natalie Cole -- best known for such songs as "This Will Be" and "Our Love" -- sang her last note on December 31, 2015 at age 65.

She will be missed.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Pop Song of the Week: "Life Sucks...Then You Die"

This tune is one of the few songs from the 1980s that you rarely hear on the radio nowadays. I wonder why.

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Movie Song of the Week: "Killer Klowns from Outer Space Theme"

I don't know why I'm posting this. I suppose some clown talked me into it...

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

R.I.P. Robert Loggia


Italian-American actor and director Robert Loggia -- best known for his supporting roles in Jagged Edge and Big as well as for his title role in Walt Disney's Nine Lives of Elfego Baca -- made his final bow on December 4, 2015, at age 85.

He will be missed.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Mi Sobrino!

I was finally able to celebrate a birthday today for my beloved nephew in heaven knows how many years.

May he be blessed and able to celebrate many more such birthdays in the future.

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