Willard Scott was the personality behind Bozo the Clown on WRC-TV in Washington DC in the early 1960’s. vintage everyday: The First Ronald Clown for McDonald’s, 1963
I’ve come to realize belatedly what the anti-Trump tantrum has been doing to me. The over-the-top meltdown could have been almost fun if I was accompanying my apoplectic ‘friends’ in an epic bender – beer and shots in the local tavern, a raging hangover highlighting a comedy of frustration to tell people about when they sobered up: cheekily and with not-a-little embarrassment. But absent the brawl, the contact, the context, it only seems adolescent, making people I know and have respected seem smaller. Our Disappointing Online Agora
An Oral History of the iPhone, as Told By My Mom Trying to Take Family Photos “How do I get back to the camera? Okay… wait what was that?! It’s talking to me now! Why is it talking to me? Siri? Who’s Siri?! Why is she talking to me? Make her stop! ”
The Long, Forgotten Walk of David Ingram The first kings that they came before dwelte in a countrye called Gizicka who caused them to be stripped naked and woundering greatlie at the whiteness of their skin let them dparte (without) further harm.
Trump: The Way Forward The way forward for Trump is to actively support anyone and anything that reduces the ability of the enemy to act, influence and finance their war, popularity and politics be damned.
50 years ago today: “[Jayne] Mansfield died in a sedan that slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler that was shrouded in ‘fog’ from a mosquito-spray truck.” “The impact drove the car’s engine into the front seat, killing the actress, two adults and a Chihuahua (who rode up front) but sparing Mansfield’s children. Mansfield’s wig was thrown to the side of the road, where it was mistaken in news stories for her head.”
Iraq: How I got the Ammo to shoot at the al Qaeda Guy My mouth was dry from dehydration so I ground it up between my teeth, an entire mouthful of gunpowder, and began spitting it into the shell cases that I had primed. (I always keep 30 primers next to my tourniquet.) I then cut bullets out of dead al Qaeda bodies and capped the bullets. I was concerned that the gunpowder would be too weak or that I got the ratio wrong, but it tasted about right. This all took about 30 seconds and there was not much time.
How One Mathew Brady Photograph May Have Helped Elect Abraham Lincoln: While Lincoln was denigrated in his campaign as little more than a bumpkin, Brady’s photograph of a beardless Lincoln in a smart suit, his collar showing high so as to hide an unusually long neck, helped give him a sophisticated look that matched his timeless words.