My Musical Protest

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OK, so this was my playlist for November 13, 2016, with a bit of sarcasm and an amazement that in the previous five days, I’ve only had to unfriend 7 people: Nowhere To Run – Martha & The Vandellas                                 […]



My Favourite Film Suddenly Got More Relevant

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My favourite decade for films is the 1950’s, and I’m sure a lot of people would agree, because the film industry was under immense pressure, not only from the McCarthy investigations which so sadly mirror the paranoia of today, but because the developing TV industry was keeping a lot of folks at home. It seemed […]



Maybe He WILL Have To Shoot Someone

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Today I received my absentee ballot from Elections Department in San Francisco, and it proves once and for all that Donald Trump really IS running for President. This wasn’t just some publicity stunt, though it wouldn’t surprise me that much if he were to win the election, and THEN say, “Ha, fooled ya, I don’t […]



That Piece of Cloth and That Song

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21 years ago, I was working a series of gigs at US military bases in South Korea and Japan. On one of my off-nights, the other comedian and I went to the cinema on the base we were staying. What I remember most, certainly above what film we actually saw, was before the film started, […]



What Is Happy?

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Not to be confused with a song title, specifically the B-side of the Cowsills (singing family of late 60’s, real life prototype of the Partridge Family) 1969 US hit version of the title tune from the musical “Hair.” I can’t even tell you what the song sounds like, but it sure sounds like a 1960’s […]



She Unknowingly Gave Me a Career

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I was originally planning to write another rant about why I’m so scared for America and the world if idiocy actually prevails and Donald Trump is elected president, but I think I’m gonna hold off on that one for another week or so. Yes, I’m surely worried, but decided to table that rant when I […]



“All Inclusive?” Well, Not Quite

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I must start out by saying that the six days/five nights I spent in Italy were a great introduction to a country I thought I was never going to see. I’ve worked in 27 countries in my lifetime, but all of the eastern European countries except for Cyprus have somehow evaded my itinerary.  If I’d […]



A Less United Kingdom?

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Whew, I’ll be glad when tomorrow passes, though a lot less glad if Britain votes Brexit. It’s been a real chore every day filtering through the Daily Mail’s first 18-20 pages all devoted to either the advantages leaving the EU pose, or how all the people in the Remain camp are using scaremongering and lies […]



I Knew it Would Happen

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I just didn’t know it would be a family friend. I thought I had weeded out the total right-wing nut jobs from my Facebook pages, and I have kept several Republican friends, but mostly the ones I know won’t go all Sarah Palin on me. I thought I was rid of anyone who would be […]



Nevada Recollections

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Today’s temperature in Las Vegas cooled down to below 90 degrees, or about 32 Celsius, and I celebrated by only going out to put gas in the car for tomorrow’s journey, and to walk to a silly shop a block away called Stupidiotic to pick up some novelty gifts. Other than that, I’ve pretty much […]