Here, John Oliver displays his ‘weapons grade’ comedic talents to the FULL !!
As Scots go to the polls today, they decide on whether they should remain a part of Great Britain or become a fully independent nation. With close to 100% voter registration, it appears that everyone 16 yo or older has the opportunity to have their say.
YEA = SPLIT
NAY = STAY
Here, the very English band The Clash put it pretty succinctly:
This latest spasm of ‘independence-ism’ is chiefly political. The Scots (bless them) can’t stand the Conservative (‘Tory’) party*. English PM David Cameron and the current British government are Tory of course, else no vote today.
Being of both Scots and English heritage, I’m rather divided on the issue. Heart says ‘Split’, head says ‘Stay’…
Either way, it’s way better than bloodying up a perfectly good sheep pasture over the issue! We’ll know by late tonight or tomorrow.
* The British ‘Conservatives’ are nothing like the American variety. We would likely classify them as ‘right of center’ Democrats.
I will assume that we all remember these magnificent Americans.
Don’t miss Ken Burns’ 7-part examination of ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’ which begins tonight on PBS!
Blame Apple, I suppose, though I suspect it’s something deeper. I have found, as my my brain is pushed harder by the demands of work and the general complexity of life, I find it harder to share my thoughts through this medium. I feel that I really should try though. Soon.
For now I’ll just include this rather freaky picture of a mountain lion peering in through some lady’s window in Mendocino.
You need a scorecard just to keep track of how many times she’s just flat empirically WRONG!
No American alive on that lovely Tuesday morning will ever forget what happened that day. Imagine CNN covering Pearl Harbor ‘Live’ as the battleship USS Arizona blew up and sank… taking nearly twelve-hundred men with it to the bottom of the bay – where droplets of oil still leak to the surface even today.
I remember thinking how very much like Pearl Harbor were these attacks on NYC and The Pentagon as I stared agape at my TV, not quite believing what I was seeing with my own two eyes…
The horror of the Spanish Inquisition is here made light of by Monty Python.
In actuality, especially in the Iberian peninsula, the Holy Roman Catholic Church reached its depths of depravity in the 15th century with the Church’s attempts to eradicate the Cathars or ‘Good Christians’ of that region…
The inimitable Modern Jazz Quartet: SPACE
The word is ELEGANT, my peeps. The most oft played Jazz record of my misspent youth… STILL works! TGIF!