Saturday, November 11, 2017

¡Feliz Día de los Veteranos!


In honor of all the people who have served in the American armed forces -- including two of my uncles -- I hope you all have a pleasant Veteran's Day.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

R.I.P. Barbara Cook


American singer and actress Barbara Cook -- best known for her Broadway roles in Candide and The Music Man -- sang her last note on August 8, 2017, at age 89.

She will be missed.

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R.I.P. Glen Campbell


American singer and actor Glen Campbell -- best known for his role in the original True Grit as well as for such songs as "Gentle on My Mind" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" -- finished his last rodeo at August 8, 2017, at age 81.

He will be missed.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

R.I.P. Jeanne Moreau


French actress Jeanne Moreau -- best known for her roles in such movies as Jules et Jim and The Bride Wore Black -- caught her last bouquet on July 31, 2017, at age 89.

She will be missed.

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R.I.P. June Foray


American voice actress June Foray -- best known for being the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Cindy Lou Who -- ended her vocal career on July 26, 2017, at age 99.

She will be missed.

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R.I.P. Adam West


American actor Adam West -- best known for playing the title role in the 1960s TV series Batman -- slid down the Batpole for the last time on June 23, 2017, at age 88.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore


English actor Sir Roger Moore -- best known for playing the title role in the 1960s TV series The Saint as well as for playing James Bond in several movies -- retired his license to kill on May 23, 2017, at age 89.

He will be missed.

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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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