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  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Thomas Paine

    02/28/2020 7:37:53 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/28/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Thomas Paine. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Thomas Paine is one of America's Founding Fathers and preeminent political writer whose writings inspired tenets of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the narrow and fundamental pathway for proper governance. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    02/28/2020 4:52:25 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/28/2020 | myself
    TGIFF! Its Fiddle Friday and Country Roots. Put the two together and we have Ranger's Hornpipe by the Stripling Brothers (1929). The tune was recorded in Chicago on Aug. 19, 1929. THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • "Plaguefather" (Spotify mix) - original metal, by Yours Truly

    02/27/2020 11:07:57 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 2/28/20 | Me, as Hopalong Ginsberg
    Old song; new mix; VERY new video. Hoppy sez check it out.
  • Disney World Jungle Cruise Boat Sinks with Passengers on Board in Mid-Ride Mishap

    02/27/2020 7:58:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/27/20 | People
    One Walt Disney World attraction just became a little too immersive for riders. Around midday on Thursday, one of the boats used in the classic Jungle Cruise ride at the Orlando theme park started sinking while filled with passengers. Witnesses documented the mishap on social media, showing guests still standing inside the boat as the murky water slowly rose around their legs. All those on board were safely rescued, but later images captured the vessel nearly completely submerged, its canopy roof still visible and what appears to be a lone park employee on board. “Our boat on the jungle cruise...
  • ‘Office Space’: How Mike Judge Brought Flair and Red Staplers to the World

    02/27/2020 5:05:53 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    Pocket Worthy ^ | February 27, 2020 | Susan King
    Mike Judge’s workplace satire “Office Space” was a bona fide box-office flop when it grossed a measly $10.8 million in 1999. But once the comedy was discovered on DVD and cable, “Office Space” became a cult sensation, spreading concepts like “flair” and “assclown” across pop culture. Servers at T.G.I. Friday’s might want to raise a glass to “Office Space,” because according to a 2004 New York Magazine interview with Judge, the restaurant not only got rid of its dorky striped shirts but also the mandatory flurry of pins and buttons — known as “flair” — a few years after the...
  • Public Enemy to Perform at Bernie Sanders' Los Angeles Rally (w/Sarah Silverman & Dick Van Dyke)

    02/27/2020 1:51:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Billboard ^ | 2/26/20 | Rania Aniftos
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will be hosting a rally in Los Angeles on Sunday (Mar. 1), and Public Enemy is set to perform. Comedian Sarah Silverman and beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will also take part in the event. The rally comes just two days before Super Tuesday (March 3), during which the greatest number of U.S. states (California included) will hold primary elections and caucuses. Sanders has already won the New Hampshire and Nevada primaries. Public Enemy's performance comes as no surprise, as in their decades-long career, the group has often focused on political commentary and African American...
  • A Playlist of 7 Quantum Leap Music Videos

    02/27/2020 12:18:46 PM PST · by mairdie · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | MVD
    A playlist of 7 Quantum Leap Music Videos We May Never Pass This Way Again - Seals and Croft He's My Brother - The Hollies Turn. Turn. Turn - Judy Collins These Dreams - Heart Somewhere in the Night - Scott Bakula Both Sides Now - Judy Collins I Can't Help But Wonder - Tom Paxton
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Thomas Jefferson

    02/27/2020 8:09:55 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/27/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Thomas Jefferson. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers laid the foundation for the Constitutional Republic, which tempered the mob tendencies of pure Democracy. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the...
  • White choir sings black spirituals, and all hell breaks loose

    02/27/2020 7:11:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    WND ^ | Published February 26, 2020 at 6:55pm | Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes
    Should white people sing black spirituals? Western Michigan University is grappling with that question after a black student was triggered and suffered a social media meltdown when a predominantly white choir sang "Wade in the Water." "So apparently Western Michigan University thinks it's ok for WHITE peoples to sing negro spirituals while the instructor talking bout 'these songs don't belong to one race.' They sure as hell DO," WMU music major Shaylee Faught wrote on a social media post now seen by more than 1 million people. Faught got triggered after the choir's black conductor reportedly told the audience that...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    02/26/2020 3:42:38 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 2/26/2020 | myself
    We have a request for Gambler's Yodel by the Delmore Brothers. Our correspondent (an entertainer and fan of the Delmore Brothers) thought this tune was recorded in 1936 and unissued. It turns out the 1936 unissued tune was Gamblin' Yodel, whereas Gambler's Yodel was recorded in 1939 and issued on the Bluebird label. Would love to know if they are two separate tunes, or the same tune recorded on different dates with slightly different titles? Any insight or help on this would be appreciated.
  • Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Ordinary Man’: Album Review

    02/26/2020 1:16:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    variety.com ^ | February 21, 2020 | A.D. Amorosi
    Whether as co-founder of Black Sabbath or as a solo artist, Ozzy Osbourne spent his life and art (at least, the non-reality television part) conjuring death, summoning its spirits and welcoming its hold on heaven or hell. You know the drill: his albums were filled with graveyards, devils and bloodlust. At times Ozzy was ferocious, even if the hair metal scene of the ’80s made his dread seem garish, and his evil had a comic-book edge as time went on. The point is, since his first album with Sabbath in 1970, Osbourne has worked death, darkness and demon seeds like...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Joe Biden

    02/25/2020 8:06:45 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 3 replies
    Self-Published | 2/25/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Joe Biden. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Joe Biden is an American comedian, whose main schtick is to provide presidential voters a good laugh or two at his sparsely attended comedy shows, disguised as "Presidential Campaign Events." All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns)...
  • Let ‘West Side Story’ and Its Stereotypes Die: The latest Broadway revival can’t fix the painful way it depicts Puerto Ricans.

    02/25/2020 6:26:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 24, 2020 | Carina del Valle Schorske
    For many years I’ve avoided writing about “West Side Story.” As a Puerto Rican critic, I resent the expectation that I have something to say about a musty old musical from 1957. Just as the U.S. government bestowed second-class American citizenship upon islanders in 1917 without popular consent, “West Side Story” continues to recruit us as extras even when we never intended to audition for the show. The Puerto Rican writer Nelson Rivera once recalled studying abroad in Paris, where he was greeted by “Oui, ‘West Side Story’!” at every turn, as if collecting stamps in the passport of an...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    02/25/2020 5:10:27 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2020 | myself
    Today we feature the wonderful sound of the Delmore Brothers on Nashville Blues (1936). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Pat Riley

    02/24/2020 12:21:34 PM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/24/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Pat Riley. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Today's non-Constitutionalist author, Pat Riley, long associated with the NBA, was coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during their heyday with (the decidedly non-Constitutionalists) Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, and Magic Johnson. (And don't forget Kurt Rambis!) All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the...
  • A playlist of 7 comedy music videos of various fandoms done to the music of "Weird Al" Yankovic

    02/24/2020 11:51:02 AM PST · by mairdie · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | MVD
    A playlist of 7 comedy music videos of various fandoms done to the music of "Weird Al" Yankovic Harry Potter - Another One Rides the Bus Star Wars - The Saga Begins Dr Who - I Think I'm A Clone Now Star Wars - Yoda Man from Uncle - Eat It The Professionals - Six Words Starsky and Hutch - Lasagna And an additional two from my website: Dr Who - Jurassic Park The Witness - Amish Paradise
  • Disney-Pixar featuring first LGBT character in Upcoming Film, ‘Onward’

    02/24/2020 7:31:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/24/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The upcoming film “Onward,” which will be in theaters on March 6, will feature a self-identified lesbian heroine with a girlfriend, the first-ever animated LGBT character in the Disney-Pixar universe. The character, named Officer Specter, will be a Cyclops cop, voiced by openly gay screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe, Yahoo Entertainment reported. “It just kind of happened,” the film’s producer, Kori Rae, was quoted as saying. “The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted.” Director Dan Scanlon stated, “It’s a modern fantasy world and...
  • Call of the Wild (This Dog Don't Hunt)

    02/24/2020 6:08:44 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 21 replies
    Rotten Tomatoes ^ | Nikos1121
    Went to see Call of the Wild last night. I'd like to tell you that it was a great movie, or even a movie worth seeing. I can't. In fact, at best it's very mediocre. From the opening you can tell that Fido is a computer generated figure, and that fact wouldn't bother me, if it gave you a Disney Like affinity for the pooch...but it doesn't. I'm not going to go into any details, only to tell you that if you need a movie to watch, there are plenty at the moment worth seeing more than this one. 1917,...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    02/24/2020 4:57:17 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 2/24/2020 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and we have Shoulda Grabbed Her A Cowboy by the Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers (2014). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Paul Horn - Inside The Taj Mahal

    02/24/2020 3:52:03 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVBZcrB8MJE&list=PLPtysUSalP2XzwMe1jxgoD_gHcR4EH5n_