On the 3rd day of Christmas A Christmas Carol for Me (Return engagement)

Originally posted Dec 27th 2008 and reposted Christmas Eve 2011 Woke up on the couch on the 3rd day of Christmas finding myself watching the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol with Reginald Owen. It is not the best version of the story, Alistair Sim holds that honor helped by first-rate writing. There was an … Continue reading On the 3rd day of Christmas A Christmas Carol for Me (Return engagement)

Stacy McCain is the Crimson Pimpernel (Poem included)

After seeing this post at Stacy McCain's site: Feminism’s Campaign of Sexual Terror and this excerpt: If we recognize how feminist theory applies to the current “rape culture” discourse focused on college and university campuses, we also recognize this: Feminists are attempting to criminalize male sexuality, so that every sexual interaction between men and women … Continue reading Stacy McCain is the Crimson Pimpernel (Poem included)

Thirty Years from Geeks at a table to Gaming Online

As a new year dawns and I get a year older it amazes me how much things have changed I've been a gamer for over Thirty Five years  about the same length of time I've been a Doctor Who fan and like the time lord whose face has changed many times over that period the … Continue reading Thirty Years from Geeks at a table to Gaming Online

Nostalgic for Newsprint

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- Steve Eggleston wrote earlier this week on this blog about the fast approaching death of newsprint and reported on several media spin-off deals.  It’s an interesting read. The fall of the newspaper is sad to me.  With it comes the fall of the old-fashioned journalist.  The newspaper guy.  The shoe-leather-journalist … Continue reading Nostalgic for Newsprint

“You can’t beat a station wagon filled with nuns”

I could not help but think of this scene when reading Stacy McCain post on the death of Janice Hahn's 86 year old mother yesterday. The objective political reality is that the death of Ramona Hahn kills whatever hope there was that Republican Craig Huey could win this election. The local news broadcasts in L.A. … Continue reading “You can’t beat a station wagon filled with nuns”

Ace and Allahpundit Ginger Lee Archie Bunker and Sammy Davis Jr.

Burried in a pretty good roundup of the Democratic meetings on Anthony Weiner at Hotair is this question from Allahpundit: I’m confounded by her claim that she didn’t reciprocate any of Weiner’s sexual overtures in their chats. She has no reputation to protect so there’s no obvious reason for her to lie, but she’s also … Continue reading Ace and Allahpundit Ginger Lee Archie Bunker and Sammy Davis Jr.

Doctor Who Regenerations through the decades

The BBC has made a concerted effort this year to push Doctor Who in America. One of the things that might confuse people are the different faces. Doctor Who has been around almost as long as I have. The First episode premiered just six months after I was born. The series the actor in the … Continue reading Doctor Who Regenerations through the decades

It’s not 1995 and niche markets don’t win elections

Piece of advice to the democrats. They are forgetting that the times are different. If you watched MSNBC this morning, you wouldn't have understood that the GOP passed a bill last night that delayed a shutdown for a week and fully funded the military for the rest of the year. You wouldn't have heard about … Continue reading It’s not 1995 and niche markets don’t win elections

What game would you like to see?… RedSox A’s 1941

At baseball crank, (who I really need to link to more) they are asking what is the one sports event that you would want to go back and see. His choice of game 7 (actually game 8) of the 1912 world series is a pretty good one (Giants Red Sox) the final game of one … Continue reading What game would you like to see?… RedSox A’s 1941

Last time I looked Maureen O’Hara and Olivia de Havilland were still alive

Only a very ignorant person can call Liz Taylor the last star of Hollywood's Golden Era while O'Hara and de Havilland are still around. Oh and I think considering Taylor was sleeping with her husband I think its classless to be interviewing Debbie Reynolds on Taylor.

Erick Erickson reminds us of just how short ten years…

...can be: In the Atlanta area, where I am, gas prices are up $0.77 from where they were a year ago. It is worth noting that Democrats have been politicizing and blocking expanded oil drilling for quite some time. Consider this: “Critics (of Arctic drilling), including Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., say the drilling plan … Continue reading Erick Erickson reminds us of just how short ten years…

I don’t remember if it was Chuck or Tony…

...but after seeing all the exchanges from Attila's post and Ace's update combined with Stacy's post last night reminded me of this story from my youth. There were two different crowds I hung with, one was a Massachusetts crowd from high school and one was a NH crowd I met in college. The NH crowd … Continue reading I don’t remember if it was Chuck or Tony…

I don’t think we will see the same cartoons as 1986

I was always a fan of political cartoons and when Ferdinand Marcos was in the process of being overthrown the White House and the president made some intemperate statements in support of Marcos and suggesting that both sides in the Philippines were at fault in the People power revolution. I remember in particular a Pat … Continue reading I don’t think we will see the same cartoons as 1986

“We’re fighting the bloody Lot”

You might have noticed my deafening silence on the brutal story out of Philly concerning an abortion doctor who takes his job rather...zealously. The left is pointing out, correctly that even under the current abortion laws this doctors actions would be illegal in 50 states. So as a very Catholic anti-abortion guy where is my … Continue reading “We’re fighting the bloody Lot”

The reality of the 60’s

There is a lot of talk about how the 60's was the summer of love and all the great stuff that came from it. Virginia Ironside had a different memory: To be honest, I mainly remember the 60s as an endless round of miserable promiscuity, a time when often it seemed easier and, believe it … Continue reading The reality of the 60’s

Exactly one year ago at this very moment I picked up Stacy McCain at South station

...in Boston. I had absolutely no idea that this moment would become life changing. I was before that moment a guy who was blogging a bit while looking for a tech support gig, finding interviews few and far between. I had not been on an Airplane in 17 years, had never been to DC, Virginia … Continue reading Exactly one year ago at this very moment I picked up Stacy McCain at South station

It’s unusual for me to comment on a non-comedian’s death…

But I have to agree with hyacinth girl concerning Pete Postlethwaite: Spielberg called him the best actor in the world, a statement I cannot dismiss as hyperbolic; he was an amazing actor. He was anyone, anything, any time — for someone with such a distinctive face, he had the uncanny ability to blend into and … Continue reading It’s unusual for me to comment on a non-comedian’s death…

The story of my parents first date

This may sound counter-intuitive but the great skank debate reminds me of this story of my mother's first date with my father back in 43. My father had a brother named Sam ( I named my oldest after him) he was never married but was very "popular" as evidenced by the group of elderly ladies … Continue reading The story of my parents first date