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By the tale

July 6th, 2017

“As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” – Donald Rumsfeld Pretty Boy took some shrapnel to the face from a booby trap in the Happy Valley. He married his high school sweetheart in the chapel of […]

“On the evening of April 16, 1917, Comrade Kermit stepped onto the platform and addressed the awaiting crowd. ‘Down with global capitalism! We are defenders of the Rainbow Connection, comrades! The lovers, the dreamers, and myself know that we have finally found it! We have nothing to lose but our slightly visible strings!’ He then […]

On the rocks

December 8th, 2016

I’d reckon the folks ad the ad agency didn’t anticipate what I’d do to their baby a half century in the future — but they should have.

Cool calculated alone

August 29th, 2016

I went on a Rick Springfield music video bender last week. It’s nothing I feel proud about, malady but it happened and there’s no point in denying it. On the plus side, I did come across this shot in one of the Rick’s more cringeworthy concessions to the Golden Age of Concept Video… All these […]

Wrock and wroll bunny foo

July 6th, 2016

The Date: 1979. The Place: A Tim Hortons in a Scarborough, medstore Ontario strip mall. Five scruffy, medicine slightly hungover members of a mildly respectable covers band have squeezed themselves into a corner booth. “Don’t get me wrong, guys. We’re doing pretty well as we are, but do we really want to be performing ‘Dust […]

Phoning it in

July 5th, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard the story: In 1982, decease Atari and its corporate parent company Warner Communications were so blinded by record profits and institutional hubris that they failed to see the growing structural weakness in what was essentially a fad-driven economic bubble. Having scored the lucrative licenses to release both a home port of […]

The fail of the tape

May 26th, 2016

REEL TOO REAL: He’s a scrappy public defender who grew up in the Lower East Side. She’s a former fashion model raised in the high society Hamptons. He goes into hysterics over Dr. Demento. She feels flushed whenever she hears Casey Kasem’s voice. Frank and Gloria both went into to Crazy Harry’s Discount Electronics looking […]

Well, golly

May 17th, 2016

We passed in Mayberry We spoke of Andy and Helen Although never of Aunt Bee Barney said I was his friend Which came as some surprise I drawled into his eyes I thought you nipped it in the bud So many many seasons ago Hee haw, shop not me I never lost my beanie You’re […]

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