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Monthly Archives: September, 2022

THE MONTEGASQUE FALCON—AND YR FTHFL SRVT PART 1

IN THE 1964 MONTE CARLO RALLY, Ford Falcons garnered 2nd place overall, 1st in the Touring Cars over 2500 cc, 1st and 2nd in the Grand Touring over 2500 cc, … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

WHA’CHA’CALL’IT IN OLD MANHATTAN?

IT’S ALWAYS ENTERTAINING—and never too late—to bring one’s knowledge up to date. Like, for instance, is there an original Mr. Wall of Wall Street? Or why did a street in … Continue reading

September 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

THE LRB ON LONDON’S WILD ’N’ CRAZY SIXITIES

“IF YOU REMEMBER THE SIXTIES,” Comedian Charlie Fleischer observed, “you really weren’t there.” Well, true, I was at Worcester Poly—majoring in mathematics, of all things—and later in grad school at … Continue reading

September 22, 2022 · 1 Comment

NICE NEWS—AN ONLINE SOURCE OF POSITIVITY

THESE DAYS, NEWS NEGATIVITY isn’t hard to come by. But the Nice News website offers a much welcome reason to visit online (as well as a great source for SimanaitisSays). … Continue reading

September 21, 2022 · 7 Comments

BRITS BEING SILLY

I LOVE BRITS BEING SILLY.  Peter Sellers, Spike Mulligan, and Harry Secombe had The Goon Show on BBC. Gerard Hoffnung brought silliness to the concert hall. Dudley Moore and his … Continue reading

September 20, 2022 · 3 Comments

DUKE ELLINGTON’S THE QUEEN’S SUITE PART 2 

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, JAZZMAN Duke Ellington flirted ever so gently with Queen Elizabeth II at the 1958 West Yorkshire Centenary Festival of the Arts. Today we see how this … Continue reading

September 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

DUKE ELLINGTON’S THE QUEEN’S SUITE PART 1 

AT THE CENTENARY MUSIC FESTIVAL 1958 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, perhaps not surprisingly a duke encountered a queen. Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are tidbits … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

GANDER SENDS COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE TO FLORIDA AND TEXAS

THIS JUST IN (Well, not really….): Sensing a crying need, the people of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, have organized flights of compassionate folks to Florida and Texas.  Some say it would … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · 5 Comments

A REAL LULU OF A SILENT FLICK PART 2

SILENT FILMS LACK NOTHING in entertainment value. Today in Part 2, we continue with movie treatment of Die Büchse der Pandora, Pandora’s Box, 1929. Lulu’s Cinema Career.  Frank Wedekind’s theatrical … Continue reading

September 15, 2022 · Leave a comment