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Interrogatories

Have you ever run a marathon?
Have you ever participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"? Which ones?
What's your favorite one-hit wonder? (This would be a hit song by someone that never had any other hits.)
Have you been to a state fair or a county fair? Did you ever enter into any of the competitions (best jam, pie, or animals…stuff like that)? What was your favorite part of the fair? Did you eat any food on a stick?

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On This Day

In 1690, the New World's first newspaper consisting of more than one page was published. It went by the rather clunky title of "Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick." It was intended to be a monthly rag, but no second edition was ever published.

In 1789, Congress approved 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of them became The Bill of Rights. Two of them were never ratified. One was The Congressional Aportionment Amendment, which would have set the formula for determining the number of representatives (currently set by statute). The second was The Congressional Compensation Amendment, which "prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of the Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives." This was finally ratified in 1992 and is now the 27th Amendment.

In 1890, Sequoia National Park was established by Congress.

In 1926, the League of Nation's "Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery" was first signed. Member nations have continued to sign. The definition of slavery in the document was revised and extended in 1956.

In 1977, the Chicago Marathon was held for the first time, with an estimated 4,200 participants.

In 1996, the very last of the slave labor emporiums/prisons known as the Magdalen Asylums closed down.

Born on This Day

1718 - Martin Johann Schmidt, aka Kremser Schmidt, Austrian painter (d. 1801)

1764 – Fletcher Christian, English navy officer (d. 1793)

1766 – Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1822) (the character Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons is said to be based on him)

Portrait by Jean-Marc Nattier

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1782 – Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)

1797 - Cornelis Kruseman, Dutch painter (d. 1857)

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1807 - Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek the elder, Dutch landscape painter (d. 1870)

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1820 - Frederick Richard Pickersgill, British painter (d. 1900)

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1865 - Georges Lemmen, Belgian painter (d. 1916)

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1865 - Henri Lebasque, French painter (d. 1937)

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1866 – Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)

1875 - Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Zaragoza, Spanish painter (d. 1960)

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1879 - George William Sotter, U.S. impressionist painter and stained glass artist (d. 1953)

1887 - Marguerite Zorach, U.S. fauvist painter (d. 1968)

1897 – William Faulkner, American author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1903 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter (d. 1970)

1915 – Ethel Rosenberg, alleged Soviet spy (d. 1953)

1921 – Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)

1926 – Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)

1929 – Delia Scala, Italian actress (d. 2004)

1929 – Barbara Walters, American journalist, broadcaster, and author

1930 – Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, cartoonist, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1932 – Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)

1933 – Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Ian & Sylvia)

1936 – Juliet Prowse, South African actress and dancer (d. 1996)

1943 – Robert Gates, American civil servant and academic, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense

1943 – John Locke, American keyboard player (Spirit and Nazareth) (d. 2006)

1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer

1945 – Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (d. 2008)

1946 – Bryan MacLean, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Love) (d. 1998)

1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress

1949 – Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish director, screenwriter, and producer

1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor (d. 2004)

1955 – Steven Severin, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Glove)

1957 – Michael Madsen, American actor

1968 – Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)

1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress

1970 – Dean Ween, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ween)

1974 – Richie Edwards, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stone Gods, The Darkness, and Onion Trump)

Died on This Day

1534 – Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)

1561 - Alonso Berruguete, Spanish Mannerist painter and sculptor (b. 1488)

1690 - Pieter van Lint, Flemish painter (b. 1609)

1703 – Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll (b. 1658)

1849 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer (b. 1804)

1893 - Albert Joseph Moore, English painter (b. 1841)

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1900 – John M. Palmer, American soldier and politician, 15th Governor of Illinois (b. 1817)

1933 – Ring Lardner, American author and columnist (b. 1885)

1949 - Henri-Charles Manguin, French fauvist painter (b. 1874)

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1960 – Emily Post, American author (b. 1873)

1961 – Frank Fay American actor (b. 1897)

1980 – John Bonham, English drummer and songwriter (Led Zeppelin) (b. 1948)

1980 – Lewis Milestone, Russian-American director, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1895)

1987 – Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

1987 – Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor (b. 1905)

1991 – Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912) See Tipple Jar

1999 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (b. 1930)

2005 – Don Adams, American actor and comedian (b. 1923)

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  •  Tipple Jar (25+ / 0-)

    Vivian Romance photo VivianeRomance.jpg

    Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

    by Floja Roja on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 05:50:05 PM PDT

  •  Good(ish) morning.. (17+ / 0-)

    It's 66 outside now, and the widgets swear that it won't reach 80 today. Fine with me, I have a routine medical exam today and I hate going out in the heat.
    Answers:

    I have never run a marathon. I seriously considered training and participating at one time, but chickened out. The L.A. Marathon usually passes pretty close to my home, and I used to live right off the route to SF's Bay to Breakers, and I enjoy watching.

    I have participated in both the Earth Walk and the AIDS Walk. I dropped out of the AIDS Walk because they persisted in holding it in the hottest part of the summer, and I tend to get a sort of heat rash under the hairline when I'm out sweating in the sunshine. I stopped getting literature about the Earth Walk long ago, so I don't even know if it's around anymore.

    My favorite one hit wonder is "Another Girl, Another Planet" by the Only Ones, and it was never a hit here, at least not by the original artist. I think maybe Greg Kihn scored with it, but his version doesn't compare. Almost every band of note since the 80s has covered it live.

    I've only been to county fairs, but I've been to a few of those. One year I hit the Spokane County Fair, the Sonoma County Fair, and the Los Angeles County Fair in the space of two weeks. I've never competed, though a friend has, and she's won (I forget what it was, something like a BBQ sauce). I like the animals the best. Food on a Stick wasn't as big a thing last time I went. I really need to go to the Minnesota State Fair someday - that is the one that made Food on a Stick popular, and they take it to some pretty hilarious extremes.

    Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

    by Floja Roja on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:09:32 AM PDT

  •  I've actually worked the county fair (14+ / 0-)

    (parish fair, to be precise), running the PA in the Swine Pavilion. Didn't put it on the resume.

    While Zager and Evans used to be my fave one-hitters, I've switched allegiance to Snap! for "The Power."

    I know of no instance of "In the Year 2525" coming anywhere close to demolishing a building.

    On July 5, 2011, a 39-storey shopping mall called the "Techno-Mart" in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, shook violently for 10 minutes and was evacuated for two days.[4] After study, it was determined that about 20 people performing Tae Bo exercises to "The Power" caused the building to vibrate by creating a mechanical resonance. The tentative conclusion was the consensus among the six professors from an architectural institute and vibration measurement experts who participated in a recreation of the event. The Architectural Institute of Korea was scheduled to release the final results of the safety inspection later in 2011.[5][6]

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:13:10 AM PDT

  •  Beautiful Autumn day here in Northern IL! (12+ / 0-)

    If any of you are interested, and have not yet seen it, I posted a Photo Diary yesterday, from our "Dinner and A Show" Meet-Up last Saturday, with pictures from the Meet-Up and the play, including (after dozens of plays over the years) my first ever stage kiss:
    The Kiss photo LionInWinter001_zpsb5f134df.jpg

    Have you ever run a marathon? Heck, no!
    Have you ever participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"? Which ones?  ACS Relay for Life.
    What's your favorite one-hit wonder? (This would be a hit song by someone that never had any other hits.)  American Pie
    Have you been to a state fair or a county fair?  Lived within a few blocks of teh MN State Fair as a kid; went every year. Did you ever enter into any of the competitions (best jam, pie, or animals…stuff like that)?  Entered dahlias, believe it or not.  Won some ribbons, too. What was your favorite part of the fair?  The Mini-Donuts. Did you eat any food on a stick?  Not that I recall.

  •  When I was a kid... (12+ / 0-)

    ...I used to love the Sonoma County Fair in all its glorious cheesiness. Lots of great greasy fried food, like those Danish pan puffs dusted with powdered sugar.

    There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

    by slksfca on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:22:26 AM PDT

  •  Good morning, all. (12+ / 0-)

    55 degrees heading to 70. Mostly sunny and breezy. It rained last night. Quite heavily. I think I'll carry my rain gear to work.

    Answers:

    Ever run in a marathon? No. I take the bus for distances over ten blocks.

    Charity walk or ride? No. See above.

    Favorite one-hit wonder? Strawberry Alarm Clock. Incense and Peppermints.

    Go to the fair? Yes , but I haven't really enjoyed it since I was in high school, and even back then I would never consider eating anything there. I went two years ago to see the art and photography exhibit. It was pretty good though the lighting was poor.

    Diaries are funny things Sam. Type one letter and you never know where you might end up. My apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien.

    by Caddis Fly on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:23:44 AM PDT

  •  That more-than-one-page newspaper? (12+ / 0-)

    The Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick first-ever-to-exceed-one-page?

    Probably could've made it one if they'd just called it Publick Occurrences.  And left out the subhead, "In whyche two wryters of the stayge brawle in a publick house; plague strykes poorer towne folkke; and it is found where the constibble keepes his owne confidence."

    Or something like that.

    Kick-ass hovers.  :)

    Isn't it time for the US Govt to give Leonard Peltier back his freedom? ** "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

    by Yasuragi on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:25:03 AM PDT

  •  Just dropping by to say Hi (12+ / 0-)

    and wish you all a happy Hump Day. It's a perfect early fall day here in Chicago. I intend on getting out and enjoying it as much as I can. Hip/back still giving me fits so I'm kinda cranky. Nobody likes a crank so I'll leave you with Olive the Flying Boxer.... resting up from her latest flight and I'll see you later.

    Olove  004

    Happy Day!

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:35:05 AM PDT

  •  "You're Asking Me?" -Siri (6+ / 0-)

    I helped organize and publicize a 6K run for a community bank, so I felt obligated to run. I got #69 on my shirt and took off and nearly collapsed after about two K. It was torture walking the rest of the route, I do not know how people go 26.2 miles in two hours.

    I haven't participated in a charity walk, just talked and ridden along with the breast cancer crowds in my neighborhood.

    I love "Alone Again Naturally" by Gilbert O'Sullivan and I selected it for my karaoke debut/finale ten years ago. (Okay, he had another song "Clair," but come on, that wasn't much of a song — he's a one hit wonder.) The song, though melodic and beautiful, is about, of all things, suicide.

    I only went to one county fair as a kid, I liked seeing farm animals, but I didn't eat or drink anything I remember. Or participate in anything. Popsicles and ribs are all I've had on a stick.

    Honesty is not a policy. It's a character trait.

    by Says Who on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 08:22:16 AM PDT

    •  26.2 (2+ / 0-)
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      I do not know how people go 26.2 miles in two hours.
      It's quite amazing what the elite runners can do.  I'm thinking back to when breaking the four minute mile (for a single mile!) was news, and then I watch these guys running 26.2 miles, and sometimes running sub-five minute miles.

      Me, I'm a five hour marathoner, a half hour slower than Oprah.  The faster runners try to make us feel better by saying things like, "There's no way I could run for five hours!"

  •  We've had a couple days of perfect early fall (7+ / 0-)

    weather, crisp sunny cool...
    When is the hammer going to drop?
    -----------------------------------------------
    No. The first guy that ran a marathon was a professional runner and he DIED at the end of that run! Why would anyone want to emulate that stunt?
    Yes. AIDS walk back in the 90s, peace marches since the sixties.....
    Thunderclap Newman's Something in the Air
    Yes, the Big E. No. Pony pulls and Horse pulls. 5th amendment.
    -----------------------------------------------
    Trying a different approach to cholesterol/blood pressure stuff: Niacin. The kind that makes you flush and itch. Supposedly lowers cholesterol and cleans up your arteries. And since the expensive allopathic medicines that do the same job also make you feel miserable, I'll take the itch over the ache, thank you.
    We'll see if it works.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 08:23:29 AM PDT

  •  Haven't been here for a couple of weeks (4+ / 0-)

    run a marathon?  Nope
    participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"? Nope
    favorite one-hit wonder?  To see what qualified as a one-hit wonder, I used the list on the wikipedia page.  Of those I'd have to go with Coven's version of One Tin Soldier.

    state fair or a county fair? When I was a kid I took Holstein heifers to the county fair, and would stay over night with them.  We had a big wooden trunk with supplies for the cattle and food/clothes for my brother and I.  Other boys were doing the same thing so it was like going to camp.  Since then I've been to state fairs in Ohio and once in Arizona, where the highlights were trying deep-fried twinkies (ick) and the Indian rodeo.  Oh yeah, went to the Wisconsin state fair a couple of years ago.  Passed on the long line to get one of the many bacon treats.  Main reason for going was to see The Grass Roots and Three Dog Night.

  •  Guten Mittwoch, meine Bomberen! (4+ / 0-)

    It was 66 this morning at 5:30, and due to be mid 90s this afternoon - what passes for early fall in the Surface - I mean the Valley of the Sun.

    Have you ever run a marathon?  I consider running to be an unnatural act, except from danger  and to the bathroom.
    Have you ever participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"?   Nooooo!  Which ones?
    What's your favorite one-hit wonder? (This would be a hit song by someone that never had any other hits.)  A tossup between "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto (Also the only number one hit in Japanese) and "Joanne" by Mike Nesmith and the First National Band (Only hit without the Monkees).
    Have you been to a state fair or a county fair? Never been to a state fair, but I was a regular at the Miami County (Ohio) Fair for my entire childhood.  Did you ever enter into any of the competitions (best jam, pie, or animals…stuff like that)? I was in 4-H for four years, and entered something every year I was in that.  I won several ribbons, and a trophy in 1965 for Best Baked Goods - 7-12 Age Group.  Ribbons and the trophy were all accompanied by cash prizes, too.  What was your favorite part of the fair? Oddly enough, the Merchant Building.  Lots of swag to be collected.  Did you eat any food on a stick?  I don't think food on a stick (whith the exception of corn dogs, which I'm not fond of) got to be much of a thing until the 1990s, did it?  So I really didn't eat food on a stick.

    A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. -Bill Clinton

    by PSzymeczek on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 09:09:41 AM PDT

  •  Todays answers: (5+ / 0-)
    Have you ever run a marathon?
     No
    Have you ever participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"? Which ones?
     Many charity rides.
    What's your favorite one-hit wonder? (This would be a hit song by someone that never had any other hits.)
    Far too many great ones: Swinging Shepherd Blues, Raunchy, Petite Fleur, Stranded in the Jungle, 96 Tears ...
    Have you been to a state fair or a county fair? Did you ever enter into any of the competitions (best jam, pie, or animals…stuff like that)? What was your favorite part of the fair? Did you eat any food on a stick?
    Many fairs, no competitions. Different stuff at different times, minerals, technology, gadgets, gardening. Definitely corn dogs.

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    by enhydra lutris on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 09:10:50 AM PDT

  •  I have never run a marathon! (4+ / 0-)

    I have walked in an American Cancer Society event called the "Relay for Life". (It's an awful title because it sounds like some sort of anti-choice thing; it's really sad that "life" has that connotation now.) Women in my chorus got involved in it some time ago, and although the ACS is not my fave charity because they're such a high-overhead juggernaut, it's meaningful to my friends so I go when I can. It's held at a high school track, and the idea is to have one or more team members on the track walking all night. I figure it's good for me, although I must say that the staying up all night is not as easy as it once was. Once I invited a friend, who said, "Call me when they have 'Sit and read all night for life.'"

    There are many fine one-hit wonders, but I must go with Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse.

    I would not want to perpetuate the myth that New Jersey doesn't have rural areas or traditionally rural-ish stuff going on like state and county fairs. It certainly does, but that's not my cultural background. The filler of that bad-for-you-food cultural niche for me is Italian festivals held by Catholic churches for their favored saint's feast days (featuring tastier bad-for-you food!) The most famous of these is probably the Feast of San Gennaro in NYC's Little Italy. The local one is the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Berkeley Heights NJ, which is famous for its magnificent fireworks on closing night, every July 16. The very most annoying thing about NN14 is that I will have to miss those fireworks to attend.


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    by belinda ridgewood on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 11:26:24 AM PDT

    •  Relays (3+ / 0-)
      It's held at a high school track, and the idea is to have one or more team members on the track walking all night.
      I showed up to cheer for a team of four doing a 24 hour relay, but running.  I was intrigued about what it would be like, but my friends wanted to win, and I was much too slow.

      Meanwhile, apart from the teams, there were individuals doing 50 and 100 miles.  On a quarter mile track.  Lord.

      •  LOL. (3+ / 0-)

        While we were out walking on this track in short shifts throughout the night, the first year, my friend Bud was running, pretty much all night, on his own. I forget how much distance he did -- think it was something like 36 miles. We all went out for breakfast when the thing ended, and Bud just about passed out in his eggs. He had fun, though. Bless him, he will probably live to be 110. He's run in subsequent years, but not quite as punishingly as that time.


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  •  My Boomerang Won't Come Back (3+ / 0-)
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    Have you ever run a marathon?

    Have you ever participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"? Which ones?

    What's your favorite one-hit wonder? (This would be a hit song by someone that never had any other hits.)

    Have you been to a state fair or a county fair? Did you ever enter into any of the competitions (best jam, pie, or animals…stuff like that)? What was your favorite part of the fair? Did you eat any food on a stick?

    Yep, one marathon.  The daunting thing about a marathon, even when I'm watching elite runners, is the idea that after you've run 20 miles, there's still a 10K left.

    Many of the 5Ks, 8Ks, 10Ks I've run were organized by charities.  You have to pay money to get into a race, charity or no, because road racing takes organization, and you get a t-shirt and some sort of refreshments at the end.

    Funny how many one hit wonders really had successful careers, but just didn't make the Top 40 charts more than once.  I was looking at Wikipedia's list of one hit wonders of the '60s, and found Dave Brubeck's Take Five in there.  And I was also thinking about Split Enz having a long career, but only having, as far as I know, one hit in the U.S. (I Got You), and then Neil Finn forming a new band, Crowded House, also long-lived, with the single hit Don't Dream It's Over.  I always wonder about fans just going gaga over a certain song by a band, and then never thinking about them again, even though they continue to put out great material.

    But enough of that.  I choose, at random, My Boomerang Won't Come Back, by Charlie Drake.

    Love county fairs, especially the livestock judging.  Never got around to seeing the tractor pull.

    •  I think a lot of bands (2+ / 0-)
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      reach a certain level of popularity that has them playing and selling out large venues, but never make it to the stadium level. Some of them never have any actual Top 40 hits.

      Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

      by Floja Roja on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 01:33:05 PM PDT

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  •  Not quite as late as yesterday (3+ / 0-)

    Have you ever run a marathon?
    Have you ever participated in a charity "walk" or "ride"? Which ones?

    No to all of the above (no particular reason - just has never happened).

    What's your favorite one-hit wonder? (This would be a hit song by someone that never had any other hits.)

    Well cheating a bit I would say John Otway who had two hits in the UK and none here which averages out to one.  Below is neither of Otway's hits but rather his rendition of House of the Rising Sun (all the audience members were apparently listed by name as backing vocalists on the official release).

    Alternatively to pick something local from my youth - The Kings (This Beat Goes On/Switching to Glide) - perhaps my favourite uptempo song of all time.

    Have you been to a state fair or a county fair? Did you ever enter into any of the competitions (best jam, pie, or animals…stuff like that)? What was your favorite part of the fair? Did you eat any food on a stick?

    I've been to the Illinois State Fair and the North Florida State Fair.  I think I went to other local fairs early in life but am hazy on the details.  No competition on my part.  Pig races has been my fave aspect of my state fair experience so far.  Don't recall food particularly.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 12:57:33 PM PDT

    •  And I love Turban Sprawl (3+ / 0-)

      Really nice mix of birthdays today as well.  I read "Melmoth the Wanderer" by Maturin when I was young and then tried to revisit it a couple of decades later.  I couldn't believe that A) I had slogged through the whole convoluted thing and B) that I hadn't noticed it's extraordinary anti-Catholic virulence.  I am impressed by both the stamina and obtuseness of my younger self.

      Thanks for F bombs - these days I'm not likely to read them until late in the day but still enjoy them

      "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

      by matching mole on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 01:10:12 PM PDT

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    •  I saw Otway once (2+ / 0-)
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      at Madame Wong's in downtown L.A. He was lots of fun, and was very nice as well. Beware of the Flowers 'Cause I'm Sure They're Gonna Get You, Yeah...

      Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

      by Floja Roja on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 01:34:52 PM PDT

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      •  I'm very envious (1+ / 0-)
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        I bought an LP of his back in the 80s of (then) 10 year old material which I really liked.  A few months ago it occurred to me to check him out on youtube and discover his lengthy career as a cheerful has been.

        "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

        by matching mole on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 02:54:37 PM PDT

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