Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thursday's video: Mexico elections with Richard Fortin plus more stories

This 'demo' has flown

This 'demo' has flown: They call it….nobody is watching CNN.

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1455: The War of the Roses (ENGLAND'S REAL 'GAME OF THRONES')



Military history expert Barry Jacobsen reviews England's 'War of the Roses', dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal house of Plantagenent: the Houses of Lancaster and York. Biochemist Leslie Eastman will chime in with a look at the forensic analysis of the remains of the war's most infamous participants, Richard III, which have made the news recently.   Here is Leslie's post.   Click to listen:



We remember Helen O'Connell (1920-93)




We remember Helen O'Connell who was born in Lima, Ohio, on this day in 1920.      

Her career took off in 1939 when she recorded "Green eyes" with Bob Eberly and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.   It was followed by other best sellers like "Tangerine" and "Amapola".

In the 1950's, Helen worked on NBC's "Today Show."   She was also the hostess of the Miss Universe Pageant plus the spokeswoman for Polaroid cameras for several years.

She died in 1993.

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We remember Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)




We remember Rosemary Clooney who was born in Maysville, Kentucky, on this day in 1928.   She died in 2002.

She was a hugely popular singer in the 1950's, including recording "Sway" with Perez Prado.   She was with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas", the classic holiday movie and song.   Another one of her hits was "Mambo italiano".

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wednesday's podcast: FBI raid, Biden and oil reserves, Mexico elections, plus more stories

 Wednesday's podcast:   

FBI raid, Biden and oil reserves, Mexico elections, plus more stories...

Wednesday's video: FBI raid, Biden and oil reserves, Mexico elections and more

‘Muy bueno,’ Marco

‘Muy bueno,’ Marco : Maybe Senator Marco Rubio was auditioning for VP or just fed up with the questions. I don't know, but he did a good job of tearing up the media's favorite questions, i.e. abortion and the 2020 election. Let's remember what went down…..
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1965: “Ticket to ride” was # 1 this week

The Beatles added another # 1 song to their story.  
Ticket to ride” hit # 1 this week in the US, the UK and lots of other countries.   It was a great vocal performance by John & Paul.    George played a super guitar.  Ringo was unique with his drums.

The B-side “Yes it is” did not get a lot of radio airplay but was included in the “Beatles VI” LP released in the US.
The song was in the soundtrack of the movie “Help”.
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1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born

Do you enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes?  I do.  They are great stories.  

We remember that Mr Doyle was born on this day in 1859.

Elementary Dr. Watson!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tuesday’s podcast: Rubio on NBC, Trial over Biden speech plus more stories

Rubio on NBC, Trial over Biden speech plus more stories..


Tuesday's video: Rubio on NBC, Trial over Biden speech plus more stories

Biden goes full racialist

Biden goes full racialist: A few years ago, President George W. Bush spoke at our son's Southern Methodist University graduation.    He was joined by first lady Laura, who is a graduate.    His speech made us laugh, but it was very inspirational…
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We remember Raymond Burr (1917-1993)




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We remember Raymond Burr, known to most of us as Perry Mason.  He was born on this day in 1917 and died in 1993.    

Back in 1956,  Burr was in Cuba working on “Affair in Havana“.     Burr played “Mal Mallabee”, a rich businessman confined to a wheelchair as the result of a boating accident.  Mallabee hired an investigator to look into his wife Lorna (Sara Shane) who is allegedly having an affair with Nick Douglas, an American living and working in Cuba played by John Cassavetes.   
Catch “Affair in Havana” the next time it’s shown on the retro channels.   I won’t tell you more about the plot. 
The movie will take you back to a time when Americans worked and invested in Cuba without fear of confiscation, totally functional pre-Castro Cuba.
After that movie, Burr applied for the role of “Perry Mason” .   He won the audition and started that show later in 1957 and it became one of the most popular TV series ever. 
I recall my late father saying that he saw the show in pre-Castro Cuba.  I remember watching the show in Mexico overdubbed in Spanish.

Burr had another popular series called “Ironside”.   It was good but I think most of us remember him for those Perry Mason shows.
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1955: Chuck Berry and the story of "Maybellene"

On this day in 1955, Chuck Berry recorded "Maybellene" and the rest is history.        

Chuck Berry has a very special place in the history of rock.  He is one of the legendary composers and guitarists.     Where would rock be without Chuck Berry?

Berry went on to have many more hits.   He also influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones of the next generation of rock.

It all started for Berry with the wonderful "Maybellene".


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