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  • mistermuse 6:31 pm on March 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    THIS POST IS NOBODY’S BUSINESS 

    You might think a song about nobody wouldn’t appeal to anybody, but lots of somebodies thought otherwise back in the day. “Nobody” songs did good business in the 1920s to early 40s, as anybody who’s well versed in that era’s popular music can demonstrate….speaking of which, I would love to parade some examples before you here and now:

    And then there’s the ‘meme’ song of Casper, The Friendly Ghost:

    Casper first appeared in 1945. but here’s a 1921 hit which had an afterlife when Judy Garland sang it in this 1940 film….

    Even if you ain’t got no body, I hope you were still able to get into the spirit of things, like most ghosts seem able to. I’m guessing it’s just a matter of believing in yourself.

     
    • masercot 7:52 am on March 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I love that Judy Garland song. Seems she was never happiest except when she was saddest…

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 2:28 pm on March 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The first song that came to mind when I read the title of your post was “Ain’t nobody’s business but my own” by Ella Fitzgerald.

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      • mistermuse 3:06 pm on March 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        For the most part, I try to limit my posts to 3 video clips because 4 or more may be too much of a good thing for followers with limited time….especially those who follow a lot of blogs. However (to be honest), if I had added another clip, it probably wouldn’t have been the one that came to your mind, because (as much as I love Ella) there are a number of “Nobody” songs I like more than that one.

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 10:49 pm on March 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I think you opened a can of worms with nobody songs. I can think of seven of the top of my head and I am not well versed in the a lot of the early music. That being said I’ll take Fats Waller any day of the week and any song. and seeing Maurice that young was worth the price of admission. I loved this post Thanks for the three smiles
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      Laugh out loud. Start a trend

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      • mistermuse 11:01 pm on March 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’m always glad to ‘chew the fat’ with a fellow Fats Waller fan — there was no one else like him. And you’re right about the abundance of “nobody” songs in those days — I could easily do a few more posts of such songs, but I think I’ll quit while I’m ahead, as most of my followers have probably had enough of nobody!

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    • calmkate 11:09 pm on March 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      from one nobody to a somebody … thanks for the songs!
      JG resonates deepest πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 12:05 am on March 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Speaking of JG, Nobody and Somebody,,,,

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        • calmkate 2:57 am on March 30, 2021 Permalink

          your link was a dud, went to roof sales …

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        • mistermuse 11:37 am on March 30, 2021 Permalink

          Sorry about that, Kate. It’s a clip of Judy, Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin singing “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You.” Apparently the video is unavailable in your country.

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    • mlrover 9:59 am on March 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Wonderful post! Will remember this evening to look for some Judy/Mickey flicks. (And try not to get sad and fixated on how frantic they were from having been encouraged to take uppers.) Their energy always made me want to run out, find a barn, some costumes, and put on a show. BTW, in the sixties a friend of my dad’s got us in to the rehearsals (not the taping) of the Dean Martin Show. One really gets to see the “real” side of personalities. Dean was always cheerful and kind.

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      • mistermuse 11:41 am on March 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. If you’re a Dean Martin fan, I recommend the 1960 film BELLS ARE RINGING. It’s a very good musical starring Dean and Judy Holiday.

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    • rkrontheroad 5:29 pm on March 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great selections! I’ve never seen such a young Maurice, so charming to the last. But Judy is the best.

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      • mistermuse 6:25 pm on March 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Maurice was a bit of a roueΓ© (pardon my French) from the beginning of his career, but “so charming” that you couldn’t help but like him. His best film (in my opinion) was LOVE ME TONIGHT, made 3 years after the film shown in the clip. If you haven’t seen it, see it!

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    • Elizabeth 6:07 pm on March 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I am now singing a medley of nobody songs. Hope my husband doesn’t take it personally!

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      • mistermuse 6:18 pm on March 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        If you include YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU in the medley, that should reassure him that (thanks to you), he stopped being a nobody when he fell in love with you! πŸ˜‰

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  • mistermuse 1:12 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    TEN INFERNAL QUESTIONS 

    “By nature’s kindly disposition, most questions which it is beyond man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all.” –George Santayana, philosopher

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    Every once in a while, I peruse my bookshelves looking for a book I haven’t yet read ((of which I have more than a few), or even a book I may want to re-acquaint myself with or consider discarding. The other day, I dusted off one such even/or tome titled TEN ETERNAL QUESTIONS, in which the author asked notable leaders, artists and scientists such questions as Do you think this life is all there is or do you believe in an afterlife?, Do you believe you have a destiny?, and What advice or words of wisdom would you like to pass on to those close to you?

    A sample answer is the following (partial) reply by actor Peter Ustinov to the first question above: “We believe in eternity out of fear that all this acquisition of knowledge is there for no reason at all. It seems a terrible waste. At the same time I am just as terrified by the idea of immortality: where does it lead to?”

    As you may surmise, the book in question(s) is probably not of interest to the incurious know-nothings George Santayana must have had in mind. But my readers are nothing if not questionable, so I have decided to do a post of even more grave and stupefying questions to ponder, which I have apparently titled TEN INFERNAL QUESTIONS. Feel free to bypass any of the questions which may cause your head to explode, as I certainly don’t want your scattered brain bits on my conscience. And just to get you off on the right foot, I will follow the first question with the answer.

    Why did Yankee Doodle call the feather in his hat macaroni?

    If space is a vacuum, where do you plug it in?

    How is it possible to survive being scared half-to-death twice?

    If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why are there still monkeys and apes?

    Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

    If you had to give up drinking alcohol or wiping your butt, which would you choose?

    Can you imagine a world with no hypothetical situations?

    If the 7-11 is open 24-7 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?

    When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

    That’s ten. No doubt you’re begging for more, but it’s out of the question.

     
    • tref 1:36 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Naturally, the cheese says, Me!

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 1:53 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Umm, maybe I’ll wait til tomorrow to answer these. But in the meantime, the answer to the cheese question? Make sure you get my Gouda side. πŸ˜‰

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      • mistermuse 8:47 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        They say there’s two sides to every question, but I’m sure both of yours are Gouda, Lynette. πŸ˜‰

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    • cindy knoke 2:09 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      My 94 year old mother, still sings, Mr Murphy’s Chowder.

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      • mistermuse 8:52 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Gouda for her! (I shamelessly stole that from my previous reply to Lynette.) πŸ˜‰

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    • obbverse 4:43 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Where the light year fitting is?
      Half and half = dead simple.
      We’re slow on the uptake?
      It’s been stated: What goes around…
      Drink enough and you’re beyond caring.
      Not on this earth.
      Leap year?
      ‘Milk Teeth.’

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    • Rivergirl 8:31 am on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thought provoking questions all. But alcohol or butt wiping? I’m in trouble.

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    • magickmermaid 1:27 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Hilarious! πŸ˜€

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    • calmkate 1:38 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      once you find that plug we’re all sucked in!
      impossible!
      those bleedin relatives never know when to leave …
      typo, it’s intestate
      if drunk enough one won’t notice the obvious odour
      last 3 have appropriate answers above!

      just call me yoda .. now what was this infernal post about πŸ™‚

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    • masercot 2:01 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Nice list! I’m jealous…

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    • Ricardo 2:38 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      As a former Hawaii resident, I can tell you that the highways in Hawaii are interstates because they all go to the airport.

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      • mistermuse 6:57 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        It might be more accurate to call those highways touristates, but I’m not complaining. I was there once (40 years ago), and I loved it.

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    • calmkate 6:33 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      TWO questions for you …
      has Biden ordered a cone of silence about his rule?
      or is it merely media’s blatant bias?

      so far only heard Biden tripped on some plane stairs.

      but we were daily swamped with 3-5 news articles about your orange man … and more recently we’ve heard the tower crumbled, his residence is under lockdown and he was inaugurated a fortnight ago … the change of pace is simply astounding!

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    • mistermuse 7:11 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know which media you’re referring to, Kate — I watch CNN and MSNBC an hour or two daily, and there’s no shortage of news about him even if he isn’t MAKING news every day (as Trump did). The only “cone of silence” I’m aware of is in regard to the crisis at the southern border, with so many migrant children overcrowding available facilities. Hopefully, he’ll address that in detail soon.

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    • D. Wallace Peach 8:15 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ha! Some great questions there, Mr. Muse. Thanks for the laughs. πŸ™‚

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    • Doug Jacquier 11:27 pm on March 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      If space is a vacuum, where do you plug it in? Trick question; space is actually a tumble dryer.

      How is it possible to survive being scared half-to-death twice? Ask any cat.

      If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why are there still monkeys and apes? Because otherwise we wouldn’t know what we’d evolved from.

      Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii? Because Trump is coming back to build a huuuuge bridge.

      If you had to give up drinking alcohol or wiping your butt, which would you choose? If the alcohol is contained in the cask, why does it matter if it’s never dusted?

      Can you imagine a world with no hypothetical situations? Hypothetically, no.

      If the 7-11 is open 24-7 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors? They’re not real locks, they’re wigs.

      When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say? I’m happy to take my rind off if you think it would make the shot more artistic.

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    • smbabbitt 1:23 am on March 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      All these years! I thought my parents had invented that song about the overalls, The lyrics are surprisingly fresh in my mind.

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    • jilldennison 1:19 am on March 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Some interesting questions here that I’ve never considered … Why ARE there interstate highways in Hawaii and locks on the doors of 7/11 stores? Thanks … now I’ll lie awake all night pondering πŸ€”

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      • mistermuse 7:36 am on March 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know why there are interstate highways in Hawaii, but if I were a 7/11 employee working the overnight shift alone, I’d want to be able to lock the door when I go to the john. πŸ˜‰

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    • annieasksyou 10:34 am on March 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I missed these asks in my emailβ€”
      So glad I found them now
      For each is just beyond the pale,
      And hurts my head…and how!

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      • mistermuse 2:35 pm on March 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Better ‘wait’ than never
        If the wait’s worthwhile
        And in the case of Annie
        The wait is worth a smile. πŸ˜‰

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  • mistermuse 1:11 am on March 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    THE PUN GENT SMELLS OF PUNS 

    “Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.” –Fred Allen, humorist

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    As my wronged-suffering readers can tell you, I have been known to make them groan with the brilliance of my puns from time to time….but I’ll be the first to conceit that other puns are occasionally as fragrant as mine. Here are a few so fulgent, I no doubt would have composted them myself, if others hadn’t beaten me to the pun:

    Why did the pencil smell so bad?
    It was a number 2.

    Have you heard the one about the flower that never bloomed?
    It was a bud omen.

    Patient to psychologist: “Doctor, doctor! I think I’m a wigwam, then I think I’m a tepee. I’m a wigwam, I’m a tepee. I’m a wigwam, I’m a tepee…”
    “Relax,” says the shrink. “You’re just two tense.”

    A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

    You may think that’s enough pun-ishment for one post, but try telling that to these thankful guys:

    You’re welcome.

     
  • mistermuse 9:42 am on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    ARTISTS AND MOGULS 

    Pair-enthetically speaking, polar-opposite people fall into two classifications; e.g.: extrovert and introvert, progressive and conservative, world-wise and gullible, etc. One can even find two opposites in one person:

    There is another split as uncompromising (but arguably not as open-and-shut) as those above….and that is the great divide between creative people (including creative artists/those who appreciate them), and those without a creative bone in their dna. Seldom is this chasm more pronounced than in the post-silent film era known as The Golden Age of Hollywood, when movie moguls such as Samuel Goldwyn ruled the roost, and creators like William Wyler (director of such acclaimed films as DODSWORTH and THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES) fought for creative control of the movies they directed. The following passage from the Wyler biography A TALENT FOR TROUBLE typifies their separate tracks:

    Not long before filming ended on Dodsworth, Wyler was summoned to Goldwyn’s home. He arrived in a pleasant frame of mind, having heard his boss was happy with the nearly completed footage. But Wyler was not greeted by a happy man.
    Goldwyn, recovering from a gall bladder operation and the extraction of his appendix, had been unable to keep his usual close watch on the progress of his productions. Though he liked what he’d been shown of Dodsworth, he positively loathed the footage of Come and Get It, which Howard Hawks was filming.
    Hawks had rewritten some of the script and improvised scenes. An infuriated Goldwyn had called Hawks on the carpet and fired him. Now Goldwyn needed someone to finish Come and Get It. His new favorite, Wyler, quickly came to mind.
    Goldwyn suggested the idea gently. Wyler begged off gently. “I can’t just walk into another man’s picture,” he said.
    Goldwyn insisted. Wyler declined, more firmly. This sent Goldwyn into a temper tantrum.
    “We had a scene I’ll never forget. Sam was in bed, but he raised such hell that Frances, his wife, ran in with a flyswatter and started beating him over the legs while he was screaming at me. He said he was going to ruin me, fix it so I’d never be able to get another job in Hollywood as long as I lived.”
    “I ended up doing it because in those days guys like Goldwyn and Louis B. Mayer could ruin you.”

    So the next time you watch a Golden Age movie classic with its glamorous stars and character actors bringing to life the creative vision of its writers and director, know that what you see on the screen may be less dramatic than what went on behind the scenes.

    P.S. Were you wondering where I got the idea for the title of this post? I didn’t think so….but I’ll tell you anyway. It’s a play on the title of the 1937 film ARTISTS AND MODELS (in which this song played a part):

     
    • Rivergirl 10:48 am on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      It’s strange to think how different Hollywood was back in the golden years. Total studio control, the actors were mere pawns.

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    • masercot 11:00 am on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I prefer the Martin/Lewis Artists and Models. More Bat-Ladies and Fat-Ladies…

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      • mistermuse 12:57 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve never been a Jerry Lewis fan, so I haven’t seen M and L’s A and M (1955). I don’t know if the Fat-Ladies sang in that film, but I think the days of the Golden Age movie mogul were all but over by then.

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        • masercot 8:27 am on March 15, 2021 Permalink

          If only for the Jerry Lewis/Shirley MacLaine dance number, this should be seen. Plus if you ever need to calibrate your “Objectifies Women Meter”, this movie will show you the maximum level of that.

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    • mistermuse 11:09 am on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Absolutely, Rg. You had to be a strong-willed super star (before they were even called super stars) like Katherine Hepburn in order to buck the system, and even then it was tough sledding..

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    • smbabbitt 11:56 am on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyed the slideshow–including TWO shots of my ideal gent, Ronald Colman!

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      • mistermuse 1:03 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Ronald Colman starred in 3 of my fav films: LOST HORIZON, RANDOM HARVEST, and TALK OF THE TOWN. He was indeed the “ideal gent.”

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    • equipsblog 2:41 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      A pair of docs worthy of a PhD Youtube doctorate defense. Fun post.

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    • willedare 3:02 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Sad to see how power corrupts/erupts wherever it accumulates…

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      • mistermuse 5:18 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        At least there were a lot of happy endings in those old movies….and even when there weren’t, somehow the endings seemed right. Odds are that in real life, you end up cynical (well, actually you end up dead, but the chances of ending up cynical aren’t bad either).

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    • magickmermaid 3:20 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I enjoyed this post immensely and surprised myself with how many of the stars and films I knew.

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      • mistermuse 4:47 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, mm. Did you make the connection between the vocalist in the first clip and the voice of Jiminy Cricket (WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR) in Walt Disney’s PINOCCHIO eleven years later? It’s the same man, Cliff Edwards:

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    • magickmermaid 5:08 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The voice sounded familiar but I didn’t know the name. One of my favourite series is The Thin Man.

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    • magickmermaid 5:23 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      And Asta! πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth 6:02 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I forgot how much I was not attracted to Clark Gable when I was young. But my love of Gregory Peck appears to have lasted for 60 years! I would have thought I would have changed over time, but apparently not. As for the horror of the backlot, I guess I am familiar with the exploitation of women, so this new information wasn’t much of a surprise.

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      • mistermuse 7:50 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        To tell the truth, I wasn’t a Clark Gable fan either, though I presumed he was attractive to the ladies. Gregory Peck was a much better actor. He was absolutely perfect opposite Audrey Hepburn in one of my all-time favorite films, ROMAN HOLIDAY.

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    • calmkate 7:15 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      moguls are usually power hungry nobs! Shame to think the creatives bowed to such crassness …

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      • mistermuse 8:05 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        In those days, “the creatives” didn’t have much choice, but some of them still managed to make some darn good movies despite the heavy hand of not only the moguls, but the censors. Yes, there were a lot of insipid and/or silly films too, but that’s a subject for another time (or not).

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    • annieasksyou 11:34 pm on March 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      From the stellar to the silly: you descended to the lowest deaths, mm. I amazed myself by watching that entire bonefooleryβ€”even giggling at the xylophone. So you entered β€œsilly films” into Googleβ€”and that came rattling up? Next time…

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      • mistermuse 2:43 am on March 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You underestimate my knowledge of old movies, Annie. I didn’t have to Google “silly films” because I was aware of Disney’s series of “Silly Symphonies” animated cartoons in the 1930s — it was simply a matter of selecting one out of many to choose from……but I’ll grant you that “The Skeleton Dance” was a boneheaded choice, πŸ˜‰

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    • annieasksyou 11:19 am on March 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Boneheaded was exactly what I thought ofβ€”immediately after entering my comment.

      I’m pleased to have underestimated you in this instance. It must be a terrible burden to have a skull full of THAT clatter.

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      • mistermuse 11:56 am on March 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Not as terrible a burden as ‘undertaking’ to respond to boneheaded comments….but I too have made a few such comments in my time, so all is forgiven….

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 1:31 am on March 12, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Everything changes. Then the studio owned you, now the studio begs on it’s knees

      Keep laughing, It don’t cost nothing

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  • mistermuse 2:13 pm on March 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    NOTHING DOING 

    Since my last post, nothing has come to mind as a subject for my next post. Thus I’m doing nothing for this post, which happens to be my next post. As for my next post, what I’ll post remains to be seen, but hopefully I’ll come up with something. Meanwhile, I got nothin’ better to do, so let’s do it!

    Am I doing nothin’ good, or what? What’s that you say: more like good for nothin’! But there’s more to it, and here’s the “but” part:

    And with that (and this), I rest my case:

     
  • mistermuse 8:14 pm on March 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    BONSOIR OF THE VANITIES 

    Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. –Ecclesiastes

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    This headline on an article in this morning’s newspaper caught my eye:

    OHIO REJECTED MORE THAN 460 VANITY PLATES IN 2020

    According to the article, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles rejected 462 custom (aka vanity) license plate requests in 2020, “largely for profanity or sexually explicit phrases.” Among the requests doomed to go un-gently into that good night were F U COVID, FURONA, FK COVID, F 2020, F U BIDEN, FUK TRMP, and GOT2P. No doubt, a maximum of seven characters limited the number of ‘dirty’ vanity submissions seeking admission to the state’s clean plate club.

    Now, tempting though it be to Follow Up the Foregoing Uncivil liberties with some Forbidden Umbrages of my own creation, my sense of good taste must prevail ere I offend the delicate sensibilities of my high class audience. But what’s that I hear….

    Yes, Loudly Let the Trumpet Bray —
    Such vanity is nothing but fool’s play.
    Those Mother F***ers tried to win the day
    Now the Other F***ers will have their say:

    If it isn’t vanity, what is it that drives a man to make his son grow up just like his father? –Evan Esar (What say you, Trump et al?)

    The highest form of vanity is love of fame. –George Sanayana

    The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that’s laughable is vanity. –Henri Bergson

    Vanity is becoming a nuisance. I can see why women give it up, eventually. But I’m not ready for that yet. –Margaret Atwood

    Vanity is the quicksand of reason. –George Sand (pen name of Amatine Lucile Dupin)

    My vanity is excessive: wherever I sit is the head of the table. –H. L. Mencken

     
    • Carmen 8:20 pm on March 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      My husband is wondering what the hell I’m laughing at . . .which of course makes me laugh even harder! πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 10:19 pm on March 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I didn’t spend as much time on this post as I usually do, so I wasn’t sure if it needed more editing. Thanks to your comment, I’ll just let it ride, and if others criticize it, I’ll just blame you. πŸ˜‰

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 9:47 pm on March 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Hahaha. πŸ™‚ These are great!

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      • mistermuse 12:12 am on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Lynette. I must remember to pay my newspaper bill because I ‘owe’ them for the idea for this post.

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    • Ricardo 10:28 pm on March 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      One thing about getting a vanity plate, nobody will ever ask you to drive getaway for them.

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    • Rivergirl 9:05 am on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Maine must have different rules because I’ve seen FK Covid as well as FK Mills ( our current Governor ). A great example to set for our children.
      πŸ™

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      • mistermuse 10:01 am on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        That doesn’t surprise me, Rg. The Ohio executive and legislative branches of state government are completely controlled by the GOP, which of course is the party of good old-fashioned values, as well as the party of Trump (I’ll stop before I go any farther, because I’m starting to choke on my own words).

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    • equipsblog 9:55 am on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Vanity thy name is Trump, Fool’s gold toilet to rest your rump. A fake gold statue in the hall for the wannabee peacocks who follow your call. Lies, distortions but no more tweets to help you spread more false repeats.

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    • masercot 10:57 am on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Vanity is the quicksand of reason, but Seth MacFarland is the Quagmire of Family Guy…

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      • mistermuse 12:24 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry to say I’ve never watched Family Guy (though, based on your comment, I’m guessing I shouldn’t be sorry).

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    • equipsblog 12:19 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Love your answer.

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    • magickmermaid 12:34 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      This made me LOL! Now excuse me as I must go post pictures of my outfit of the day and what I had for breakfast on all social media. πŸ˜‰

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      • mistermuse 6:49 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I didn’t know a mermaid wears a different outfit every day, mm. Just out of curiosity, do you change under water or on shore? πŸ˜‰

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    • Elizabeth 4:57 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I laugh at the ones that seem to have bypassed the staid DMV folks in Connecticut. I do love your take on vanity.

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      • mistermuse 7:06 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        The GOP obviously needs to gain control of the Connecticut political apparatus in order to clamp down on the DMV’s loose enforcement practices, Elizabeth. πŸ˜‰

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 5:17 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      This is again wonderful

      Laughter is contagious. Start a pandemic

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      • mistermuse 7:42 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right, to a point. Many of us laughed at Trump when he ran for President, and he made the country sick. Then came the pandemic (which he didn’t start, but discounted) and 500,000 Americans died, not laughing, but paying the price. Now he’s the only ex-President who’s so laughable, it isn’t funny — it’s pathetic.

        Sorry to close on a downer, but if laughter doesn’t come from telling it like it is, it isn’t much more than a joke.

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  • mistermuse 9:53 am on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    OLD SAYINGS FOR SALE 

    By the look of things, one of the worst transgressions one can commit these days is to own something that is “outdated.” The thing may be perfectly functional, but when the seductiveness of a shiny new model is insinuated in your head (regardless of whether it’s an improvement), chances are you’ll abjurus the old and covetus the new modus, lestus your status operandi turn corpus delicti.

    With that in mind, let us sell out some of our old sayings (though they may retain continuing utility), because you certainly don’t want to be caught dead echoing words which put you in grave danger of being looked down on. Lucky for you, I have started the dirty work of updating enough outmoded sayings to teach you that old dogs can turn new tricks. If these don’t inspire you to take up where I leave off….

    If you can’t stand the heat, sit down.

    Malpractice makes perfidy.

    Alimony is the loot of all evil.

    Beauty is beholder deep and pound foolish

    The.road to Hell is paved with good inventions (lies).

    Familiarity breeds consequences

    Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know (except for Trump).

    Jack of small tirades and Mistermuse of pun.

    That last one can be taken with a grain of solvent.

     
    • masercot 10:57 am on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Well, I’ve got crow on my face…

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      • mistermuse 12:14 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You’re just jealous of that “Don’t Blame Me” clip with the face on its radio. πŸ˜‰

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    • Rivergirl 11:24 am on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ha! Well done.

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    • Paulie 12:46 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Well done. Your irreverent repurposed old sayings brought to mind Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary.

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      • mistermuse 1:55 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        The devil, you say!
        I see that Bierce defines aphorisms (old sayings) as “Predigested wisdom.” So that’s what I’ve regurgitated!

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    • mistermuse 12:50 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Rg, but that served to give me second thoughts about the “You can’t judge a cook…” saying, so I replaced it with “The road to Hell….” It may not be much better, but I’ll let it lie.

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    • magickmermaid 1:14 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Punderful! Old Sayings 2.0; very apropos!

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      • mistermuse 5:07 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        My fav is #4, partly because it combines parts of 2 old sayings into one. I’m sure you know which two I mean, but if not, let me know and I’ll provide the answer at a very reasonable price. πŸ˜‰

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    • equipsblog 3:58 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      These traverse the universe from fairly clever to punintended gag reflex.

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      • mistermuse 5:14 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I was thinking of following up with more old sayings and song clips, but maybe you’ve suffered enough. Stay ‘tuned.’

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 4:05 pm on February 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t thump around the shrubbery! πŸ˜€

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 11:56 pm on February 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great song but I live my life from a thrift store and buy old cars. I can’t remember the last new thing i bought.
      Great Puns

      Laughter Can be habit forming

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    • mistermuse 1:58 am on February 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I buy my cars new, but keep them forever — still driving the one I bought new in ’94 (same thing with women — still living with the one I married in ’68).

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    • annieasksyou 6:02 pm on February 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      My fav is the last, mm.

      And to you I say: β€œMay you live in interesting rhymes.”

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    • mistermuse 7:41 pm on February 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Changing “times” to “rhymes” in that reputed old Chinese curse
      Is Ah, so much more for the better than the worse —
      Which is not to say that my rhymes all carps disperse….
      In fact, some (not you, of course) might say the reverse

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    • bettiecarmack 2:39 am on March 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for sharing
      This article is so musical and full of out of the box thinking.

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  • mistermuse 2:33 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    LAUGHTER IS THE BEST JETTISON (of your blues) 

    Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.” –Ella Wheeler Wilcox, from her poem SOLITUDE (1883)

    Well, I don’t know about the world, but if you consider this post of mine ‘laughable,’ it’s a start. So let’s get started.

    Life has changed a bit since the above song was recorded in 1925, but much of life is still no laughing matter….which is why many of us can relate to this Audrey Hepburn quote:

    I love people who make me laughIt’s probably the most important thing in a person.” I love you too, Audrey — but you make me blush.

    Moving on (modest fellow that I am), let us not dwell on me, because nothing is “on me” — at my dwelling, you pay to stay, just like my ever-lovin’ wife.

    Speaking of life and love….

    ….and then there’s Billie Holiday’s take:

    “Lose all your blues laughing at life”? Nice work if you can get it — but that’s another song for another day.

     
    • equipsblog 2:37 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I love your title.

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    • Lynette d'Arty-Cross 2:45 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Audrey was right.

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      • mistermuse 5:50 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        It’s funny you should say that, Lynette…..because that makes three of us.
        Seriously, though, I appreciate your comment!!!

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    • magickmermaid 6:18 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      What will have you laughing is watching me dancing to these tunes with two left fins. πŸ˜€

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    • Wistful Nostalgic 7:35 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been watching Mr. Ed on Dailymotion most days. I hadn’t seen this TV series since the 1970s/early 1980s. It’s every bit as hilarious as I remembered it being. Mr. Ed gives me a lot of laughs!

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      • mistermuse 8:11 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I remember watching Mr. Ed a few times. It wasn’t one of my fav shows, but it certainly beat watching the talking jackasses and pachyderms in Congress.

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    • mistermuse 7:51 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I await the video with two eyes left (I once had four, but broke my glasses). πŸ˜‰

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    • magickmermaid 7:55 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      πŸ˜€

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    • Carmen 9:48 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with Audrey’s quote. . And I think she really would have loved you, mistermuse. You know, being a half-wit. . .or is it half-lit? πŸ˜‰

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    • mistermuse 11:44 pm on February 21, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I could be a half-lit half-wit, Carmen, if not for the fact that I’ve never been drunk. Will you settle for a half-wit nitwit?

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    • masercot 8:14 am on February 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Billie Holiday has NEVER cheered me up…

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      • mistermuse 9:55 am on February 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Life was no holiday for Billie. Cheering people up with her voice was probably the farthest thing from her mind.

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        • masercot 11:39 am on February 22, 2021 Permalink

          I very much enjoy listening to her… a lot in the past month, actually; but, it definitely isn’t to cheer myself up…

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        • mistermuse 12:31 pm on February 22, 2021 Permalink

          I hear you. She isn’t for all tastes, but for those with a soul for jazz, her voice is where it’s at.

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    • calmkate 2:15 pm on February 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      yes those friends I can laugh and cry with are the real treasures … nice picks! Will be back to hear these again πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 6:35 pm on February 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Speaking of treasures, did you recognize the dog looking at the phonograph in the second clip “”Laugh and Call it Love”? That’s HMV and RCA Victor’s “Nipper,” and here’s the logo’s history:

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 9:20 pm on February 22, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great selections this time. Especially Billie Holiday, I love her

      Laugh a while See what happens

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      • mistermuse 12:05 am on February 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I agree, but there’s a time for laughter and a time for reflection. Today, having passed the grim milepost of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths in America, calls for a moment of the latter.

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        • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 12:21 pm on February 23, 2021 Permalink

          I totally agree. and please don’t misunderstand. I lost my father during this pandemic. I reflect a lot but laughter i what has saved my life. I do both

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        • mistermuse 12:54 pm on February 23, 2021 Permalink

          I empathize completely. Covid-19 has hit home personally for many of us. A man who had been my neighbor for over 30 years succumbed to Covid last month. My belated but sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

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    • Silver Screenings 11:15 am on February 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent selection of music, as always. Thanks for getting my day off to a great start! πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 12:19 pm on February 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        You’re welcome, SS. It’s a pleasure to share”my kind of music” with those who appreciate it!

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    • Change Therapy 6:42 pm on March 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Eye catching title – worked, as I have been here reading your posts for 15 minutes already.
      Great site too πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 9:45 pm on March 31, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. I don’t like to ‘settle’ for ordinary titles, which is why I take time to come up with titles that are both “eye catching” and fit my posts (though sometimes a title comes to me before the post and I fashion a whole post around that ‘out of the blue’ title).

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  • mistermuse 8:06 pm on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    WINTERTIME, AND THE LIVIN’ AIN’T EASY 

    The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism, but February.” –Joseph Wood Krutch, American writer, critic and naturalist (1893-1970)

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

    If you’re a blog follower of Rivergirl, my Maine squeeze (metaphysically speaking, of course), you know that she’s had winter trouble right there in River’s city (actually, town) this month….so I thought I’d post a few winter-weary weather songs to help her (and you) go wassailing through the rest of the month.

    Hollywood knows There’s No Business Like Show Business (they made a movie of it in 1954), but it seems Old Hollywood also knew there’s no business like snow business:

    But New England and Old Hollywood have nothing on this place when it comes to snow and freezing weather (even the song about it was written by comrade Cold Porter, if I’m not mitaken):

    Cheers!

     
    • Rivergirl 8:33 pm on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Love it! Peter Lorre singing about never running out of cocktail ice made my day….
      πŸ‘

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      • mistermuse 9:15 pm on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        ….and your comment helped make my day, Rg.

        P.S. Love Peter Lorre! As an actor, he was truly one-of-a-kind.

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    • Don Ostertag 8:56 pm on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      And in Texas, they can’t even talk about the weather without arguing about politics.

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      • mistermuse 9:25 pm on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Texans like to say everything’s bigger in Texas, and now they’ve got the biggest boondoggle, what with politicians neglecting to allocate funds to winterize their power grid even though they knew it was only a matter of time before the system would fail under extreme weather conditions.

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    • calmkate 9:33 pm on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      well we have a bit of relief from the heat … cloud cover and rain today … can’t begin to imagine what rivergal and the rest of you are enduring just now!

      Rug up, don’t drink the water and hunker down until spring comes round πŸ™‚

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    • rawgod 1:53 am on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t know where River girl is, but she us welcome to come visit in High !level, Alberta, Canada, and we aren’t even in the Arctic Circle. From one rg to an Rg.

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      • mistermuse 9:12 am on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Apparently I’m too artful for my own good, rg — Rg lives in Maine (as in “my Maine squeeze”). I was hoping that the opening quote mentioning “New England” would help make the connection, but the scuttlebutt that I’m a subtle nut is true.

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        • rawgod 10:16 am on February 19, 2021 Permalink

          Actually, I was half-asleep when I read the post, and read right over the Main(with an)e. I should have been prepared for it, as my most unfamous character who never appeared in a story was a pretentious guy who called himself Vern(with an)e. He built it right into his name. He was so flamboyant he wrote himself out of every story I tried to write him into.
          So, Maine is River girl’s home? Anywhere around Calais? I used to live in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and often went over to the dark side to shop. So I must ask, is the river in River girl the St. Croix? One of the most amazing rivers I have ever seen. I lived along its Canadian bank, and being a prairie boy was amazing at the twice daily rise and fall of the river’s depth. Until I moved to the coast my only experience of tides was in Lake Winnipeg, the one prairie lake big enough to notice the tidal effect of the moon. As great as that seemed, the St. Croix River put it to complete shame. At low tide I could probably have walked across the river, there was so little water in it. Then, at high tide, I would have needed a motorboat to cross back into Canada. I would have been swept away in a row boat, I think.

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        • mistermuse 11:38 am on February 19, 2021 Permalink

          I’ve been following Rg’s blog for several years — she’s a proud Mainer, but has never (to my knowledge) mentioned the name of the town where she lives, so even if I knew it, I would respect her privacy and not reveal it.

          I’m somewhat familiar with the area of your former residence, as I’ve driven through there with my family on two vacation trips decades ago. I still remember, upon trying to reenter the US on one of those trips, the border crossing agent gave us a hard time for no apparent reason (other than he was a prick, it was an isolated crossing point, and he could do as he pleased). Anyway, the Bay of Fundy is a lovely area and has the highest tides in the world, as I recall.

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    • obbverse 3:43 am on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Can’t beat Dino’s warm voice even when he’s singin’ about the snow. Man, some States are beyond chill though, sympathies from afar.

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      • mistermuse 9:20 am on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I’m just glad I don’t live in Texas, where the power was out for days, leaving millions without heat, light, and water. As for Dino, I like his voice too. If you’ve never seen him in BELLS ARE RINGING (co-starring Judy Holiday), keep an eye open for it — it’s one of my fav films.

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    • magickmermaid 3:02 pm on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I love the snow cartoon! Dancing in the snow-priceless! πŸ™‚

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      • mistermuse 7:32 pm on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Likewise. That must be an old cartoon because, to my knowledge, “They don’t make ’em like that anymore.”

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    • magickmermaid 7:42 pm on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      True! Now if only that song would play in the background as I shovel snow! πŸ˜€

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    • Ricardo 9:59 pm on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Twelve inches of sunshine fell here in San Diego, Sr. Muse.

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    • mistermuse 11:27 pm on February 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      The sun came down on us today too, Ricardo (unfortunately, the mercury didn’t get the message, never rising out of the twenties).

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    • Kally 12:33 am on February 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      This is so good! I needed this post today to motivate me. Thank you.

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    • mistermuse 1:29 am on February 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Kally, you didn’t say what this post motivated you to do, but I assume it was something superKallyfrgailisticexpialidocious. πŸ˜‰

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    • masercot 11:09 am on February 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I’m worried about Rivergirl. She seems to be stockpiling cats…

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      • mistermuse 1:50 pm on February 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        She’s probably hoping the cats will discourage Ms. Redsquirrel from taking up residence in her residence.

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    • Silver Screenings 11:21 am on February 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Love the animation in the Winter Weather song, but I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the Siberian song. Thank you thank you for introducing me!!

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      • mistermuse 12:09 pm on February 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, SS. I wish I had done this post 12 days ago so that you would’ve had a chance to see “Siberia” performed in the film (SILK STOCKINGS), which was shown on Turner Classic Movies on Friday, Feb. 12 .

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    • Silver Screenings 2:02 pm on February 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ack! I missed it! Oh well, I was delighted to listen to it this morning.

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    • Susan Babbitt 6:27 pm on February 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Those cheerful songs almost make winter look good–almost!

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  • mistermuse 2:12 am on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    I GOT MORE QUESTIONS 

    February 15 seems a particularly appropriate date for the promised follow-up to my last post (I GOT QUESTIONS), as it is the birthday of two great Golden Age of Popular Music composers whose legacy of quality tunes includes several “question songs.”

    The first of these composers is a man most of us over the age of ?? have heard of: Harold Arlen, who, along with lyricist Yip Harburg, wrote the score of the perennial film classic THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939), as well a host of other all-time standards. The following, one of his lesser-known songs, is from the 1948 film CASBAH, sung here by crooner Tony Martin in a scene from the movie, which also stars Peter Lorre and Yvonne de Carlo:

    Our other birthday composer, equally as prolific as the first, is, sadly, little-remembered today: Walter Donaldson. Who could forget this scene from SUZY (1936), starring Jean Harlow and ‘guess who’ singing this memorable Walter Donaldson song:

    Did you guess who ‘guess who’ is? If you guessed Jimmy Stewart, you’re absolutely….wrong. It’s none other than Cary Grant, looking good in his WWI French aviator uniform….and not sounding bad either.

    For my final “question” selection, I turn to a more recent (1969) song which asks a question most of us have asked ourselves at some point:

    Feb. 15 also being Presidents Day, we might ask the above question of King (aka ex-President) Trump. We all know what Your Highness would NOT like: Doing the Rest of Your Life behind bars. After all, it’s not as if THE WAY YOU WERE were a wheeler-dealer of MAGA misdemeanors. High crimes? That’s another question entirely.

     
    • Ashley 8:03 am on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Isn’t Barbra just glorious? Thanks for this wonderful selection. Have a great week.

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    • masercot 11:30 am on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Jimmy Stewart DOES sing in the movie Night Passage, which he made with Audie Murphy. As a singer, Stewart is a great actor.

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      • mistermuse 12:06 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        He also sings in BORN TO DANCE (1936) opposite Eleanor Powell. I remember him being interviewed (years later) about how well he sang “Easy to Love” in that film, and he responded to the effect that Cole Porter songs are so great that all he had to do was vocalize the words and it sounded great.

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    • Rivergirl 1:21 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      That’s what’s wrong with movies today. No one breaks into song..
      πŸ˜‰

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      • mistermuse 7:00 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I must admit that, like braking into the Capitol building, breaking into song could be a ‘riot’ in those days — depending on who was doing the breaking into (There should have been a law against Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy breaking into song).

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      • literaryeyes 9:53 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        I think they did in LA LA Land.

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    • Ricardo 3:38 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      My bet is he gets convicted in at least one of the cases against him, but he appeals it forever, so that he ingests that fatal cheeseburger before he suits up in prison orange.

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      • mistermuse 7:08 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        He should be imprisoned for impersonating a President. Any appeals of that conviction would be thrown out of court faster than those 60 suits he filed claiming election fraud.

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    • Mr. Ohh's Sideways View 7:46 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Great post with great songs I love when you do this stuff

      Laughter is easy to find

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      • mistermuse 10:49 pm on February 15, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Glad you appreciate it, Mr. Ohh. Little did I know when I started collecting records (long before such things as computers and blogs) that familiarity with old songs would lead to being able to put together posts such as this one.

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    • annieasksyou 8:20 pm on February 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Loved the Streisand song (loved the heartbreaking movie). But β€œWhat are you doing for the rest of your life?” reminds me of comedian Paula Poundstone’s query: β€œKnow why grownups always ask kids what they want to be when they grow up? They’re lookin’ for ideas!”

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    • mistermuse 1:52 am on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Trump would never ask kids that question because….
      1. He has never grown up.
      2. He doesn’t care what anyone else wants — even if they’re kids.
      3. He already got what he wanted, and never lost it because the election was “rigged.”

      Poor baby.

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