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  • mistermuse 6:58 pm on October 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    STUFF AND NONSENSE AND THE LIKE…. 

    Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.” –Robert Frost

    Easy for Frost to say, as he never had to listen to Trump talk. But I forgive him anyway, because his quote makes for a useful starting point for this post, which is all about stuff….

    ….and nonsense

    ….and the like, such as horse feathers

    ….and balderdash and bosh and bunk and claptrap and codswallop and drivel and malarkey and tommyrot and twaddle and poppycockamamie (OK, I made that one up by combining poppycock (which is Dutch for soft dung) and cockamamie (which is American slang for every word that comes out of Trump’s mouth).

    My work here is dumb….make that, DONE.

     
    • equipsblog 7:03 pm on October 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Lots of good synonyms.

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      • mistermuse 9:45 pm on October 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, but I’m not worried about my good ones. It’s my bad synonyms that need forgiveness so I can go to heaven (or paradise — whichever synonym the good Lord prefers!). πŸ˜€

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    • Rivergirl 7:35 am on October 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Dumb, done. These days it’s hard to distinguish.

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    • masercot 8:51 am on October 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      The nonsense of yesteryear was the surrealism of the twentieth century…

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    • selizabryangmailcom 4:29 pm on October 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Arrrghhhh. I jus don’t know anymore.
      (But thanks for the music) πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 6:50 pm on October 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Admitting to not knowing is an admiral thing, in my opinion….and we’re in good company, judging by this quote: “Doubt is not a pleasant state, but CERTAINTY is a ridiculous one.” –Voltaire (emphasis mine)

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    • magickmermaid 4:59 pm on October 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      The perfect background music for today’s world. πŸ˜‰

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      • mistermuse 7:08 pm on October 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Today’s world is even more nonsensical than when this movie came out in 1963:

        As for the music, I was especially pleased with “Nonesense” because, for country music, it’s much jazzier than I expected.

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    • magickmermaid 5:23 pm on October 4, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I agree.The world is madder than ever! I was also surprised by the jazzy country music.

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  • mistermuse 7:13 pm on September 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    HI JINX 

    Some of you (one of you?) may have wondered where the ideas for my posts and titles come from….also, which comes to me first: the post, or the egg — I mean, or the title (which often lays an egg). That’s a little like asking: Why does the chicken cross the road? The answer, of course, is to lay an egg before it is hatched on the wrong side of the road. You may think that’s silly….but then, you’re not a chicken, so what you think doesn’t count.

    Now, where were we? Oh yes — as I was saying before the chicken joke laid an egg, sometimes the idea for the post hatches first, and sometimes the title hatches first (making it my task to take it from there and grow a post around the title. In this case, that’s a hole lot more of a challenge than I anticipated. So, enough hijinks. I’d best get to making the post whole.

    The title came to me innocently enough. Yesterday, my daughter was telling me about a story she’d heard involving a 1940s publicist named “Tex” McCrary and his future wife, Jinx….but she couldn’t remember Jinx’s last name. I said, “You mean Jinx Falkenburg?”

    How did I know this? Not because I’m a genius a la America’s jinx Donald Trump, but because I’m a “Golden Age” movies and music buff, and back in the 1940s, Jinx Falkenburg was a well-known radio personality and “movie legend” (and former advertising model and cover girl):

    https://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/beer-in-ads-3958-my-beer-is-rheingold-the-dry-beer-says-jinx-falkenburg/

    Personally, I wouldn’t call her a movie legend, as she only starred in “B” movies. Her one major movie was COVER GIRL (1944), in which she played a secondary role (the film’s stars were Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly). But this clip calls her a “Movie Legend,” so….be it:

    Hardly a post of mine is complete without music appropriate to the post, but old songs with JINX in the title are scarce as hen’s teeth. Fortunately, this didn’t jinx me, as I was able to come up with this low-down blues:

     
    • Catherine Haustein 7:27 pm on September 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Have you met the blogger Silver Screenings? Not to jinx things, but you might enjoy meeting each other virtually.

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      • mistermuse 9:58 pm on September 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the suggestion. I follow her blog, “Like” her posts, and have exchanged comments with her on a number of them. I’m not sure if she’s a follower of my blog, but if not, I invite her to become one (she has commented on a few of my posts).

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 3:15 pm on September 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Based on the video clip, it’s disappointing to observe that her beauty and body has earned her a place as one of Hollywood’s movie legends.

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      • mistermuse 8:25 pm on September 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I think that placing her in the category of “Movie Legends” is just the SUBJECTIVE (I hesitate to say SEXIST, as I don’t know their motivation ) opinion of the producers of the video clip. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is the only ‘official’ archive of movie legends, and she isn’t on it.

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    • magickmermaid 6:42 pm on September 29, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I always enjoy the titles of your posts and the posts, of course! πŸ™‚ So which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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    • Rivergirl 7:14 pm on September 29, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      My husband is the king of watching B movies… I’m sure I’ve seen her but can’t honestly recall.

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    • Ricardo 1:55 pm on September 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      While I never heard of Jinx F, Sr. Muse, I do remember Mr. Jinx, the cat cartoon nemesis of cartoon mice Pixie and Dixie, whom I preferred in my extremely young days to Tom and Jerry for cat/mouse cartoon drama. There is also Jinx the internet phenom, who is currently the cat mayor of Hell, Michigan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O4IYgGQ6rI

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    • equipsblog 5:36 pm on October 1, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      You rambled and scrambled to fulfill your punny destiny. Simple amazing.

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    • Silver Screenings 5:46 pm on October 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I’m a bit embarrassed to say I know almost nothing about Jinx Falkenburg – and I’ve even seen the movie Cover Girl. You’ve given me a new personality to research – thanks!

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      • mistermuse 9:58 pm on October 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        You’re not the only one who has seen COVER GIRL and not remembered she was in it. If you’re like me, you tend to remember movie stars and great character actors, and she was neither. Nonetheless she played her supporting part in COVER GIRL well, and probably would have have become better known if she had been given more roles in major films.

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  • mistermuse 3:24 pm on September 20, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    BEFORE AND LAUGHTER 

    We’ve all seen “before and after” ads and commercials touting incredible transformations of such things as outdated kitchens/bathrooms, bloated bodies, and blowsy faces/hair into almost unrecognizable masterworks of art and art-iface. Here, for example, are typical examples (I could well be the guy in the Gillette Fusion comparison, but I don’t remember the “before” part of it):

    These Funny Before And After Pictures Prove Change Isn’t Always Good

    In any case, this naturally got me to thinking….about what I often think about including in my posts, namely, old songs appropriate to the subject at hand, or (in some cases) other body parts. But before I get to a before song, let’s follow the laughter with what comes after:

    Note: one of the group singing the vocal in the above clip is none other than the great songwriter Harold Arluck (before he became famous as Harold ARLEN).

    For our before song, here’s a bouncy little number called BEFORE THE RAIN. The singer is no great shakes, but jazz lovers will dig the Bix Beiderbecke-like cornet solo immediately following the vocal (it’s “superb”):

    After those obscure songs, let’s close with an all-time standard after song (now, if we could only “get after” Trump and see him gone to where he belongs).

     
  • mistermuse 1:47 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    BRAZEN IN THE SUN, AND THEN SOME…. 

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” –attributed (without documentation) to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels

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    Have you noticed (how could you not?) that the more outlandish the claims and the bigger the lies told by Donald Trump, the more brazenly and openly he doubles down on them? Challenges to his claims and lies are like the proverbial water off a duck’s back….and, if you’re Trump, why bother to address them? When your cult-like followers are such true believers that anything you say is gospel, what’s the point?

    Years ago an interviewer (whose name I don’t remember) asked Trump who, among a number of questionable historical characters, he most related to or even admired. Rather than dodge the question, he named showman/con man P. T. Barnum as if it were a badge of honor. It may be the most truthful thing Trump ever said. I couldn’t find that interview online, but I did come across this related one:

    But enough talk about Trump. Today is the birthday (9/18/1894) of a gifted songwriter and musician I’ve never featured before, so I’ll take this occasion to rectify that omission. His name is WILLARD ROBINSON, and though I doubt you’ve heard of him, maybe you’ve heard this one of many songs associated with him, the perennial favorite, LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART, which was one of the last songs played by the Titanic Orchestra as the ship was sinking. It was also played at the gut-wrenching end of one of my all-time favorite films:

    MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW isn’t just one of my favorite films — it’s also a favorite of directors PETER BOGDANOVICH and ORSON WELLES.

    Apologies for the mixed bag of a post, but sometimes you have to get through the bad to get to the good.

     
    • Geoff Stamper 2:34 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Even the bad is good! Keep it up.

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      • mistermuse 7:09 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Geoff. The Tabor Talk clip exemplifies your comment — it’s like sending good money after bad, so to speak…. and if money talks, I couldn’t have said what he said, better myself.

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    • Doug Jacquier 3:48 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Haven’t seen ‘Make Way For Tomorrow’ but ‘Let me call you sweetheart’ was used with devastating effect in ‘The Rose’. As for Trump, I fear only death will still his lies but even then his true believers will mythologise him into eternity.

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      • mistermuse 7:25 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Haven’t seen The Rose — thanks for the info. As for your last sentence, it’s absolutely on the money.

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    • Rivergirl 8:05 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I grew up in New Jersey when Trump was splashing his father’s money around. No one took him seriously, as a businessman or a person….he was a joke. It still boggles my mind half the American public elected a con man.

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      • mistermuse 11:45 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        All I can say is that Trump’s ‘hold’ on tens of millions of supporters is a sad commentary on the thinking capability and/or maturity and/or values of a large portion of the American people.

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    • Ashley 8:47 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      From across the pond, I’m really concerned for the USA! Perhaps it’s just an age thing, something to do with my generation’s view of the world?

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      • mistermuse 12:06 pm on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I think age is little more than a statistic in this case, Ashley. At this point, I have little to add to what I said in my replies to the two comments immediately preceding and after yours.

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    • equipsblog 9:33 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Wish this were not so on point. I can understand people not caring for the Democrats but embracing Trump’s lies is beyond my ability to comprehend.

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      • mistermuse 11:57 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        It’s beyond sad what Trump has done to this country, even if he simply tapped into attitudes and repellent beliefs that were already there just beneath the surface.

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    • equipsblog 11:58 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I totally agree with you. The shining city on the hill has been hiding more than a swamp.

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 12:58 pm on September 19, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the memories, Mister Muse. “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” was one of my father’s favorite songs that he enjoyed singing.

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    • mistermuse 4:10 pm on September 19, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      My pleasure, Rosaliene. Every time I hear that song, it reminds me of the film I referenced in my post, MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW. I hope that someday you have a chance to see it — I can almost guarantee it will make an impression on you that you will never forget.

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    • The Coastal Crone 7:11 pm on September 19, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      It is true – no matter who said it! Thanks for the music1

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      • mistermuse 11:11 pm on September 19, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        As if further proof were needed, Trump repeating “the big lie” over and over demonstrates that there is never a shortage of willing dupes lacking critical thinking skills, unfit and/or unable to think for themselves.

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 7:46 pm on September 19, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the recommendation, Mister Muse. Amazon Prime often features old movie hits. I’ll keep an eye out πŸ™‚

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 3:13 pm on September 20, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the quote. I have heard this one attributed to Goebbels before, but had forgotten it. I’m dealing with one of these types (I’m a CEO) at my workplace; she has now gone to the media with some pretty big whoppers. Your reminder is very timely, so thanks.

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    • selizabryangmailcom 3:29 pm on September 21, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Well, I seem to be the only one who’s answering today, so I get the honor of saying first…. Thank you, State of New York and AG James ! ! !
      Imagining the steam coming out of the one whose name shall not be spoken is satisfying.
      This announcement was huge. Let’s see what happens now. At least there’s hope.

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      • mistermuse 4:00 pm on September 21, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I understand that this is a civil suit, not a criminal charge, therefore “the one whose name shall not be spoken” doesn’t face jail time if he loses the case. However, the New York AG (so I hear) has also forwarded her findings to the IRS and FBI, so the devil may yet get his due.

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        • selizabryangmailcom 2:46 pm on September 23, 2022 Permalink

          Yeah, civil…but getting those other two involved was key. And anything that raises the name that shall not be spoken’s blood pressure….lol. He’s out there, walking free. At least he’s enraged while doing so.

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  • mistermuse 7:23 pm on September 13, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    THOUGHTS ALFREDO 

    WARNING: This post may discompose those of you who have come to expect my normal(?) bill-of-fare: i.e., satire, puns, and vintage music videos. Today, for a change, the subject matter will be heart-and-soul (instead of tongue-in-cheek) serious….for which you can thank the late Cuban filmmaker Alfredo Guevara (1925-2013), founder/past president of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art, and former Cuban ambassador to UNESCO.

    I’d never heard of Alfredo Guevara before I came across his responses in a 2005 book of interviews with such celebrities, artists, and thinkers as David Frost, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Shimon Peres, and Anjelica Huston (about their beliefs). Guevara’s thinking with regard to life’s eternal questions struck me as particularly insightful, even profound….so if you’re up for some serious “thoughts Alfredo,” here they are (and I quote):

    I believe that the worst enemy of humanity is ignorance, which is the main motor of indifference, of people living banal, empty lives. I believe that by cultivating people spiritually, raising their ethical and cultural education, refining their sensibilities, we come closer to humanizing them.

    It was only when man was capable of dissecting a corpse and knowing the whole internal mechanism and its interrelationships that we began to understand that there is a system which makes it work, which makes the interrelation of the parts determine the whole. Could this system be the soul? Everything that exists, exists not only in itself, [but] also in others. All those I have loved exist in me, carry on existing in me. I suppose that I will continue to exist in those who have loved me and in the works I have made because I put so much love into them. I cannot accept nothingness. Intellectually, I cannot accept it.

    To be a wise man is not my profession. But I would advise others to do what they can to cherish their humanity, their human qualities. Humanity is, above all, a matter of nurturing one’s capacity to get into other peoples’ skin in order to understand them.

    Understanding others is often not easy….which may be why some of us don’t try. I don’t always even understand myself….which may be one of the reasons I write. If I didn’t write….

     
    • rawgod 3:54 am on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like a wise man. But isn’t that the goal of life? To gain wisdom?
      Money, fame, good looks, none of those are worth anything once we die. Believing in something, or nothing? Worthless. Trying to get to heaven or at least avoid hell? Worthless?
      There is one sure fact, if you can even call it a fact: We all die, and when we do we will all have the same thing happen to us. It might be oblivion, and it might be something. 50/50. If it is something it will be one thing. Life of a different kind from earthly life. No choices, No rewards. No punishments. But that does not make life worthless. IF there is nothing, big effing deal. But if there is something, then there is purpose. We don’t know what it is. We cannot know what it is. But still, if we choose, we can prepare for something, and the best way to do that is to gain wisdom.

      Why? Why not! If you can take something with you, if there is anywhere to take it to, it is wisdom. Not even love has any value when we die. Wisdom might. Wisdom includes knowing how to love. And how to live.
      And if there is truly oblivion? As I said. Big effing deal! You won’t even know you are dead…

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      • mistermuse 9:40 am on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Believe it or not, I don’t take issue with a single thing you said (which happily gets my day off to a start in which my brain doesn’t have to strain to respond). I love you! πŸ˜€

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        • rawgod 1:49 pm on September 14, 2022 Permalink

          😘 And I love you, sir. And the world keeps going ’round and ’round.

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    • Rivergirl 7:14 am on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      β€œAll those I have loved exist in me, carry on existing in me.” I love this. Right in line with post…
      ❣️

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    • annieasksyou 10:35 am on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      The final quote about humanity is really all we need. If only…

      Thanks, mm.

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      • mistermuse 2:54 pm on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Annie. Much more could be said, but that final quote pretty much sums it up. Unfortunately, we sometimes elect political authoritarians who have all the humanity of a piranha and the allure of a Pied Piper, able to lead millions of gullible followers with him into dehumanizing darkness.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 7:49 pm on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Lovely post, Mr. M. A call for truth and empathy. So clearly what the world needs.

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      • mistermuse 9:38 pm on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Diana. “A call for truth and empathy. So clearly what the world needs” — but, sadly, what the world gets from too many of us is the opposite of each.

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 1:31 pm on September 15, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I like the first quote a lot. Ignorance is a very deep, dark hole and leads to much of the suffering and ill that exists. Thanks for sharing Mr Guevara with us. I hadn’t heard of him before.

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    • mistermuse 10:52 pm on September 15, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      My pleasure, Lynette. I hadn’t heard of him before either. As a Cuban, Spanish was of course his native language, so I was fortunate to come across his words of wisdom in an English language book, otherwise I probably still wouldn’t have heard of him to this day.

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    • Silver Screenings 10:23 pm on September 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Understanding people can be really difficult at times, but it’s almost always worth it.

      Thank you for sharing these quotes from the wise and insightful Alfredo Guevara. I’m another one who hadn’t heard of him before, but now you’ve given me a new filmmaker to discover. Thanks!

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      • mistermuse 10:57 pm on September 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        You’re very welcome. I’m sure all his films are Spanish language. Hopefully, there is at least one dubbed in English or subtitled.

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  • mistermuse 12:28 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND BEN 

    Ben etymology: from Middle English ben, bene; from Old English bΓ«n (prayer, request, favor, compulsory service) –Wiktionary

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    I say, old bean, can you name ten famous men from now and then named Ben? As an old American who isn’t all that into current celebs, I must admit that I had a bigger problem coming up with “now” Bens than “then” Bens (or even “has” Bens). So my list is long on “then” Bens and “has” Bens, and short on “now” Bens — in fact, so short that for now, I couldn’t complete my list without going to Google for the last two (unknown to me) names:

    1. Ben Franklin
    2. Benny Goodman
    3. Benny Hill
    4. Ben Hecht
    5. Benjamin Harrison
    6. Ben Gazzara
    7. Ben Stiller
    8. Ben Affleck
    9. Benjamin Bratt
    10. Benji Madden

    So much for the long and short of it. I will close with a quote from #1, a clip of #2, and quips from #3:

    “Lawyers, preachers and tomtit’s* eggs, there are more of them hatched than come to perfection.”
    *a small bird

    That was Good, man. This is Benny, Haha:

    They say you can’t win them all. Nonetheless, it’s Ben a pleasure (in more ways than one).

     
    • Ashley 2:06 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Besides your list, all I can think of is Big Ben! Time I left, then πŸ˜–

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      • mistermuse 2:54 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, i know of two Big Bens: the clock in London, and Ben Roethlisberger, the long-time (2004-21) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. I’m a big football fan, so how I could’ve overlooked the latter is beyond me. I deserve an ‘incomplete’!

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 2:48 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      May I add Ben E King of “Stand By Me” fame?

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      • mistermuse 3:11 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Absolutely….and I just thought of another famous (or should I say, infamous) Ben: Benedict Arnold.

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    • Rivergirl 4:13 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Benny Hill! That brought back memories and a laugh.

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      • mistermuse 6:19 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I remember watching Benny Hill, if not regularly. His show may be low brow humor, but it’s still funny if not ‘over-watched’ — just like I still watch and laugh at The Three Stooges occasionally. Don’t tell anyone!

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        • Rivergirl 7:29 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink

          We still love Fawlty Towers and Are You Being Served…. Your secret is safe with me.
          πŸ˜‰

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    • Doug Jacquier 5:07 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      You could always have a Gandhi at Ben Kingsley and of course the immortal Ben Dover (brother of Eileen). And then there’s that nettin’ yahoo from Israel.

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      • mistermuse 5:28 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. Ben Kingsley and that nettin’ yahoo from Israel are two more I overlooked. As for Ben Dover, it’s lookin’ like I’m gettin’ too old to be able to straighten back up. πŸ˜‰

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    • magickmermaid 5:12 pm on September 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      When I was very little I often wondered why there wasn’t any background music in real life like there was in cartoons and films. Be careful what you wish for. Turns out the Benny Hill theme song has been the background music for most of my life. My dad really liked that show! πŸ˜€

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    • masercot 7:56 am on September 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Would Richard Benjamin count?

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      • mistermuse 9:15 am on September 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        He could, but he might meet his match
        If he counted his chickens before they hatch.
        (with apologies for not giving you fair warning
        that my pun may not be fun this early in the morning).

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    • Silver Screenings 10:32 pm on September 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, Benny Goodman! It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to his music, and I’ve already started streaming his music on YouTube whilst I catch up on my blog reading. It’s a wonderful way to spend an evening!

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      • mistermuse 11:03 pm on September 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I agree. I read that he wasn’t the easiest bandleader to work with, but he wasn’t called THE KING OF SWING for nothing!

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  • mistermuse 5:54 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    NATIONAL NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW DAY 

    Yes, there is such a day,,,,.who knew? But, for the U.S. Postal Service, tomorrow will be a red letter day which commemorates the opening of its New York City post office building on September 7, 1914:

    https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-neither-rain-nor-snow-day-september-7/

    So, suppose we join in the celebration with some relevant songs….along with a bit of postal humor to seal the deal (assuming I have your stamp of approval).

    Let’s start with mail that still hadn’t been received nine years later:

    Fast forward four years (to 1927), and Ethel Waters is still waiting for….

    Admittedly, it’s probably unfair to blame the P. O. for failing to deliver mail that was never sent. So here’s a song about a letter with a message that seems destined to be gotten:

    On a personal note, one minute and 42 seconds into the above clip, we see the marquee of the once most elegant theater in my hometown, the RKO ALBEE, headlining the stage appearance of THE INK SPOTS and ELLA FITZGERALD. I remember spending sundry happy hours there as a boy, marveling at the gilded ambience of the picture palace and engrossed in the fascination of the other world on the silver screen. I even recall seeing one of the between-pictures acts (comedian/movie star Jack Carson). Sadly, the Albee was demolished decades ago to make way for a downtown hotel, which I have never set foot in.

    So much for sad footnotes. I’ll close with a few postal puns for which I am not responsible because I didn’t write them (I got them from my butler, who said the mailman did it).

    On a trip this summer, I stopped at a postcard museum. Nothing to write home about.

    The postman finally delivered a book I ordered: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WATCH. It’s about time.

    And then there’s the one about the new postman who knew that life would be hard his first day on the job. They gave him the sack.

     
    • equipsblog 6:04 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Almost but not quite bad enough to make me want to go Postal.

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    • obbverse 6:47 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Shame about the old stamping ground getting lost in the shuffle. Ah, but time addresses everything.

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    • BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES 8:23 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Sad to see old icons gone, but we are making new memories every day!

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    • rawgod 8:36 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I cannot believe you did not even mention Elvis Presley’s Return to Sender which had the USA Postal Service returning mail the day after it was sent. If that isn’t efficiency (and fiction) I don’t know what is. BTW, I am not posting a version of Return to Sender here. If anyone really wants to hear it they will have to look it up themselves..

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      • mistermuse 10:38 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, the explanation is simple: I’ve never been an Elvis fan and don’t know the song….and even if I did, I probably wouldn’t have used it because I try (not always successfully) to limit my posts to no more than three song clips per. Sometimes I’ll add a song or two in subsequent comments, but in this case, I’m with you in not posting it. Apologies to any Elvis fans among my readers (if one of them, btw, wants to go to the trouble of posting it here, it’s OK by me)!

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    • walkingoffthechessboard 9:29 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I think my postman has a sense of humor. I gotta try some of those puns on him…

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    • Rivergirl 7:41 am on September 7, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      We had a beautiful theater like that in my home town as well. It was glorious, and then they turned it into a multi-plex. Such a shame..

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      • mistermuse 9:51 am on September 7, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        A shame indeed. My guess is that, with the changing times, it became unprofitable ‘as is,’ and in order to stay in business, the owner converted it into a multi-plex. At least it’s still standing, but it will never again be the ornate picture palace it was built to be.

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    • magickmermaid 6:22 pm on September 7, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Now, it’s all about emails.
      What about this tune?

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    • da-AL 7:45 pm on September 11, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      we could use a snow day here – feel like I’ve got ptsd from the heat…

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    • Pagesofradioland 1:37 am on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      A fun post mistermuse! Just to let to you know that my blog url and name has changed from Wistful Nostalgia to this:https://pagesofradioland.wordpress.com/

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      • mistermuse 10:05 am on September 14, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. New name, but still the same great words and music!

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        • Pagesofradioland 12:34 pm on September 14, 2022 Permalink

          And thank you mistermuse. I’ll be doing a new blog post this week. Stay tuned! πŸ˜‰

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  • mistermuse 7:26 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    SINGING IN THE OUT AND INDOORS 

    A Book of Verses underneath the Bough
    A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou
    Beside me singing in the Wilderness
    Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow*!
    –from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859 English translation by Edward Fitzgerald)

    * an archaic word for enough

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Where do you sing? I hear that now, unlike Omar, the shower is where one tunes one’s tonsils in secluded surroundings without disturbing objecting wildlife….but perhaps you’re the outdoors type, like this guy:

    Or maybe you’re a bathtub baritone or a croaking-while-you’re-soaking soprano — but of course, you wouldn’t want to warble in an empty tub, so it helps if….

    Now you’re set to get wet and get to….

     
    • Rivergirl 7:46 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Because I’m a kind person, the only place I sing is in my car. With the windows rolled up.
      πŸ˜‰

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      • mistermuse 8:15 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I’m sure hubby is kind too and doesn’t cover his ears (at least, when he’s doing the driving). πŸ˜€

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    • Patti Moore Wilson, wednesdayschild2 8:03 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I sing in the car πŸ™‚ I’ve also been known to accompany my car singing by air-playing the drums, a guitar AND the piano. Sometimes simultaneously πŸ€“

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 8:15 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain” is one of my all-time favorite songs πŸ˜€ I used to sing a lot in my youth. Not anymore 😦

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      • mistermuse 8:36 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        “Singing in the Rain” is also one of the all-time best musicals. I’ve watched it probably half-a-dozen times over the years.

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    • walkingoffthechessboard 8:57 pm on September 2, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I sing in the car. Unfortunately for my wife, I do not restrict my singing to when I am alone in the car. πŸ™‚

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    • Ashley 10:20 am on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I used to sing all the time, where ever I was, indoors or out. Then my voice broke! 🀣

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      • mistermuse 11:23 am on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        That might seem a bit odd to any reader who assumed you’re female, but even if you were, it wouldn’t be unheard of. My wife almost broke my eardrums during more than one ‘heated exchange’! πŸ˜€

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        • Ashley 11:34 am on September 3, 2022 Permalink

          I suppose those who thought that, would be too young to remember George Ashley Wilkes! But not you and me! 🀣

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    • rawgod 11:48 am on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I cannot carry a tune in a wet paper bag. Neither can my partner. We sing anywhere, anytime. We think we sound pretty good.

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      • mistermuse 12:20 pm on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll take your word that you “sound pretty good”
        (but I’m just taking it on faith, be it understood).
        πŸ˜‰

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    • tubularsock 12:33 pm on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Tubularsock loves to sing and has been known to clear a room. Oh well.

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      • mistermuse 6:42 pm on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I can clear a room just by showing up — one look at my face, and people run for the hills!

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        • tubularsock 9:19 pm on September 5, 2022 Permalink

          Tubularsock likes diversity. Between the two of us we could clear a lot of people. Good for parking Tubularsock guesses.

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    • magickmermaid 1:34 pm on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      It’s singing in the shower for me! πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 6:45 pm on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        You can take a shower in the ocean and sing too? You must be the most talented mermaid ever! πŸ˜€

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    • Elizabeth 5:07 pm on September 3, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I am fortunate enough to sing every Sunday in church. I love to sing even though I have awful pitch and am nowhere between alto and soprano. I am definitely not in the choir, but I do like the way my voice anonymously(except to those in the same pew!) joins others.

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 3:16 pm on September 4, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      M and I both sing in the car. We tend to drown out the music (and each other) in our enthusiasm, but we don’t care.

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    • da-AL 6:54 pm on September 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      omg β€” the 1929 song is awesome!

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      • mistermuse 10:36 pm on September 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        That song is a scene from the early ‘talkie’ film SHOW OF SHOWS (movies had just transitioned from silent to sound over the past year or two), so the staging of the song was indeed “awesome” considering that sound pictures were still in the primitive stage. BTW, the first clip is from the film SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, which (in case you’ve never seen it) is a spoof of that transition, and is regarded by some critics as one of the best movie musicals of all time.

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        • da-AL 9:41 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink

          the early talkie was amazingly crisp & the singer looked so contemporary. am enchanted when I catch clips of everyday life from long ago that have been enhanced with color & sound πŸ™‚

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        • mistermuse 10:55 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink

          You may be surprised to learn that the picture was NOT enhanced with color. “Most of it was originally filmed in two-strip technicolor” according to film critic Leonard Maltin, who calls “Singin’ in the Bathtub” one of the highlights of the movie.

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    • da-AL 7:15 pm on September 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      not a shower singer but love when I hear others singing πŸ™‚

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    • selizabryangmailcom 12:03 am on September 7, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      It’s funny how many people talk about NOT being able to sing… and I’m one of them. I think we all would like to be really good singers, but even if we’re not, it doesn’t seem to matter. There’s something so satisfying using the human voice that way, isn’t there?

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    • selizabryangmailcom 3:29 am on September 9, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Indeed! Haha.
      Tweet, tweet, tweet

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  • mistermuse 4:19 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, LIE, LIE, AGAIN 

    As you may deduce by the title, this post is duly dedicated to would-be dictator Donald Trump (aka The Lyin’ King) — the only President in history so addicted to lyingitis every day of his lyin’ life that he has afflicted millions of minions, sickophants, and untrue believers with a seeming inability to distinguish fact from fake. So how many lies has the lyin’ king lied?

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/535081-wapost-counts-30573-false-or-misleading-claims-in-four-years-by-trump/

    That’s a lot o’ lyin’, and doesn’t even count his pre-and post-presidency….but who’s counting? By all accounts, The Donald is the most notorious liar since this guy:

    Now, you may say Pinocchio isn’t real and The Donald isn’t a boy, but is The Donald real and has he ever grown up? The big difference, it seems to me, is nose length — but it’s hardly stretching a point to say that if Don were Pinocchio, by now his nose would reach the moon and we wouldn’t need a spaceship to probe its surface.

    In any case, I’ll close with a scene in which Fred Astaire plays Trump (being candid for once) and Jane Powell represents those who think he loves them:

    Ain’t it the truth?

     
    • equipsblog 4:35 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      They just showed a trailer for a new version of Pinnochio that is not animated. You timing is eerie or you saw the trailer also.

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      • mistermuse 5:10 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Haven’t seen the trailer. No doubt the new version, not being animated, is long on special effects (ha ha). As for this post, yesterday I wasn’t even thinking of posting today, but I woke up this morning with the idea for it, and here we are. Thanks for commenting.

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    • magickmermaid 5:20 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      πŸ˜€ Maybe the feds can catch the lyin’ king on tax evasion like they did Al Capone. Then he’ll be lyin’ around in prison.

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    • obbverse 6:04 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      His flat-out lies and denials, his witters, his tweets;
      Is there no end to what that Fat Cat excretes?

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      • mistermuse 6:54 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        He’s been suspended from Twitter, so he no longer tweets….
        But he’s still the lyingest critter, and the Dictator of Deceits.

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    • Americaoncoffee 7:43 pm on August 30, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Keep observing.

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    • Rivergirl 7:34 am on August 31, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      The Pinocchio reference is spot on. Not just for the nose but the fact that the Donald is still a child.

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    • snakesinthegrass2014 3:43 pm on August 31, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Couldn’t put it any better myself. So I won’t even bother! Well said. – Marty

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      • mistermuse 4:09 pm on August 31, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Marty — but I can’t take all the credit.When it comes to capturing Trump in a NUTshell, I couldn’t write the HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE ME song lyrics any better if I tried.

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    • da-AL 7:18 pm on September 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      great post

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      • mistermuse 10:40 pm on September 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. You ain’t lyin’, if I do say so myself! πŸ˜€

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        • da-AL 9:41 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink

          πŸ™‚

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        • da-AL 9:42 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink

          I would be thrilled if you’d write a guest blog post for my site. If you think it might be fun or helpful to have my followers meet you, here’s the link for general guidelines: https://wp.me/p6OZAy-1eQ

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        • mistermuse 11:09 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink

          Thank you for that very kind comment/offer. I am very limited technology-wise, but I’ll check out the guidelines in the next day or two to see if I can fathom them before I commit myself. Meanwhile, if you wish, feel free to re-blog any of my posts that strike your fancy..

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        • mistermuse 5:10 pm on September 7, 2022 Permalink

          Following up on my reply last night to your guest blog post invitation, I checked your link and regret to say that the guidelines are a bit ‘much’ for my meager tech ability. As an octogenarian who has lived most of his life in an age b. c. (before computers), I simply don’t ‘get it’ when it comes to understanding what comes naturally to younger people who grew up with this stuff. I have all I can handle to deal with my own blog!

          Sorry about that, but to repeat what I said in last night’s reply, you’re welcome to re-blog any of my posts if you wish to.

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  • mistermuse 4:08 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    HONOLULU HULA HALLELUJAH 

    In case you are wondering what the hell Hallelujah has to do-do with Honolulu or Hula, who knows? — though I suppose I owes you and “who knows” an explanation: I needed a title to go with a Hallelujah theme, and the title we view is the best I could do. At least, it’s kind of catchy (if wee else).

    As for why I raise Hallelujah to unfurl this post, my previous post included a banner rendition of It’s All Right With Me sung by jazz vocalist Tony DeSare — after which I came across the following:

    Subsequently it came to me, why not do an entire post featuring multiple “Hallelujah” songs? Well, I couldn’t think of a single reason why not, so here we are….and here they are. Hallelujah!

    I’ll close on an optimistic note, looking forward to a future of Trump spending time behind bars where he belongs, while a freed-at-last America sings happy Hallelujah songs….

     
    • Carmen 4:13 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      You’re absolutely right, Mr. Muse – to the prospect of Herr orange hair wearing a matching jumpsuit- Hallelujah!

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    • josephurban 4:41 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Trump will never be convicted. At least one member of any jury will be singing this song…….

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      • mistermuse 5:08 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        It’s been a long time since I heard “My Guy” — long before I ever heard of THAT guy, in fact.
        You may be right about Trump never being convicted, but potentially he’s going to be facing juries in multiple venues, so I’ll hold out hope that he’ll meet with a unanimous GUILTY verdict in at least one.

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    • rawgod 4:43 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Dearest mm,
      I know this isn’t jazz, but still I do hope you know one of Canadian singer/poet Leonard Cohen’s most famous songs, HALLELUJAH!

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      • mistermuse 5:20 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, I don’t know it, but I like it. I haven’t listened to music on the radio for decades, so if the song was famous within the last 50 or 60 years, I wouldn’t have heard it.

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    • rawgod 5:30 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      It got some airplay when it came out in the 80s but LC is not a Top 40s singer. Although world-famous he is what we used to call an underground artist. If you like this you might want to check his work out. Some Pop singers have covered his songs, but he is a poet first and a singer second.
      A song called Chelsea Hotel is about an affair he had with Janis Joplin at the height of her fame. I am a huge Janis fan, so it came as a surprise two of my favourite singers stayed in the same hotel at the same time many long years ago. Janis would have loved Chelsea Hotel. For a short time she was not so lonely.

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    • obbverse 5:37 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Trump’s theme should be ‘Hallelujah! I’m A Bum’ He’ll take any donations quick as a flash and transfer it into his ass pocket with practiced dexterity. (Bum, ass, call it what you will.)

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      • mistermuse 6:08 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        He turns ANY adversity into a pitch for funds to fight the “witch hunt,” which he pockets faster than you can say “quick as a flash.” No one else could get away with half of what he’s gotten away with his entire life. I can’t wait for the day the teflon wears off his bum ass and he has to pay for his crimes.

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    • Don Ostertag 6:28 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      The day that orange creep gets what’s coming to him, I will play Hallelujah for 24 hrs.

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    • Rivergirl 8:05 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      A Trump’s in jail Hallelujah is long overdue!

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    • Ricardo 8:37 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      I’m no musician, Sr. Muse. I’m just buying a couple air horns.

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      • mistermuse 11:27 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I think I’ll buy a pair of dancing shoes, Ricardo, and learn to do the electric boogaloo to suggest the kind of chair that anyone but Trump might be facing for violations of the Espionage Act.

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    • Carol A. Hand 11:18 pm on August 27, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      These are all great selections, Mr. Muse. Never hear of Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins, but they’re an amazing team!

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      • mistermuse 1:42 am on August 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        I hadn’t heard of Tony or Capathia either, Carol, until I came across the clip of him in my previous post, which led to the clip of them in this post. It’s a joy to ‘find’ great artists unknown to me while doing research for new posts.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 12:55 pm on August 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      We can only hope that Trump will be behind bars one day. Unfortunately though, that fascist prick seems to have more lives than a cat.

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      • mistermuse 1:23 pm on August 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        His name isn’t Tom, and Don isn’t a cat — but his one life has been a disaster for democracy and the rule of law.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 1:18 pm on August 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for sharing the songs, Mr. M. And I share your delight in seeing Trump finally cross a line that even the morally bankrupt Republicans can’t tolerate! Hallelujah! My favorite Hallelujah song is the one by Pentatonix. I just love that one.

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      • mistermuse 5:19 pm on August 28, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, SOME Republicans finally can’t tolerate Trump’s perfidy, but there’s still many who do (and will no doubt continue to do so even if he’s prosecuted and found guilty). Trumpism is now so entrenched among MAGA Republicans that it’s not going away anytime soon, IMHO.

        The Pentatonix version of Hallelujah is more emotional than the Leonard Cohen version (above), but I prefer the latter (different strokes for different folks, as they say).

        I appreciate your comment, Diana.

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    • da-AL 9:37 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

      great post – Trump in orange β€” bliss!

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      • mistermuse 11:18 pm on September 6, 2022 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you! I’ll settle for Trump in orange, although Trump in ball and chains would be more fitting.

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        • da-AL 3:02 pm on September 12, 2022 Permalink

          jail is supposed to teach one a lesson, but it’s hard to imagine he’d ever change…

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        • rawgod 8:08 pm on September 17, 2022 Permalink

          I doubt jail itself has ever taught anyone anything, except more about the criminal life. My first time gave me other options. My second time taught me that the best criminals are those who don’t get caught. I never got caught again, but after a while I gave up the criminal life. It lost its allure the first time a bullet whizzed by my ear.

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        • mistermuse 10:01 pm on September 17, 2022 Permalink

          Well, we can’t all be Donald Trump, but i still think he’s going to ‘get his’ (if he lives long enough to run out of all the delays money can buy). In any case, I can’t speak from experience, but I’m guessing jail teaches most prisoners one New Year’s resolution-like lesson: don’t get caught next time.

          It sounds like you’ve had an interesting life. Maybe you should write a book. You’ve already lived the hard part.

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        • rawgod 12:22 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink

          No one wants to read about me — I sure wouldn’t. But if I ever get off my ass I do possibly have a book coming, not about me though. Right now I am angry with my publisher. They made a change in the book and I refuse to let them ruin the story.

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        • mistermuse 2:21 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink

          I truly congratulate you. I suspect many writers would capitulate for the sake of getting their book published, even at the cost of their vision of what they needed to say.

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        • rawgod 3:37 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink

          I haven’t won yet. But I am trying.

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        • mistermuse 2:21 am on September 18, 2022 Permalink

          I truly congratulate you. I suspect many writers would capitulate for the sake of getting their book published, even at the cost of their vision of what they needed to say.

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