Archive | November 13, 2019

Letter to my Boss

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I have enjoyed working here these past several years. You have paid me very well and given me benefits beyond belief. I enjoy 3-4 months off per year. My pension plan will pay my salary till the day I die. After I die, as a death bonus, it will pay one years salary to my estate. It will then continue to pay my salary to my spouse, with increases until my spouse dies. I have an unbelievable  health plan that most people can only dream of having.

Despite this, I plan to take the next 12-18 months off to find a new position. During this time, I will show up for work when it is convenient for me. In addition, I fully expect to draw my full salary and all the other perks associated with my current job. Oh yes, if my search for this new job proves fruitless, I will be coming back with no loss in pay or status. Before you say anything, remember that you have no choice in this matter. I can, and I will do this.


Every Senator or Congressman running for President in 2020


Are we stupid or what?
Are you mad yet?
I am!





The Editor:  Are you doing an article on fashion, LL ?

Bruno Magli Cat:  No, but the Democrats need my help.  Michael Bloomberg has entered the race, he is as height challenged as half of the others.  The booster-boxes are in short supply, so we recommend these boots.  They are stylish yet functional, much like Rubio’s boots in the 2016 race.…0.0..0.121.2404.12j12……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i131j0j35i39j0i3.8oXyRXCyxEY&ved=0ahUKEwiJ-9-9j-LlAhVGXK0KHZcLCtoQ4dUDCAc

O.J. made Bruno footwear famous.

Here are some political sites.

Always wear gloves.

San Fransicko voters are beyond help.

The Hippies of the sixties seem like model citizens.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury in Silhouette
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Wise

Explanation: The small, dark, round spot in this solar close up is planet Mercury. In the high resolution telescopic image, a colorized stack of 61 sharp video frames, a turbulent array of photospheric convection cells tile the bright solar surface. Mercury’s more regular silhouette still stands out though. Of course, only inner planets Mercury and Venus can transit the Sun to appear in silhouette when viewed from planet Earth. For this November 11, 2019 transit of Mercury, the innermost planet’s silhouette was a mere 1/200th the solar diameter. So even under clear daytime skies it was difficult to see without the aid of a safe solar telescope. Following its transit in 2016, this was Mercury’s 4th of 14 transits across the solar disk in the 21st century. The next transit of Mercury will be on November 13, 2032.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in the Sun

Favorite Movie Quotes

“Hello, gorgeous.” Funny Girl, 1968

“Toga! Toga!” National Lampoon’s Animal House, 1978

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.” Dracula, 1931

“Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.” King Kong, 1933
Fun Fact: The King Kong roar was a combination of a lion and tiger’s roar combined and played backward very slowly.

“My precious.” The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, 2002

Some facts about the song “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley

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This song is about unscrupulous news people doing anything for a story. Henley values his privacy, and hates it when reporters pry into his personal life. He had to deal with increased press attention when his girlfriend, Maren Jensen, came down with Epstein-Barr Syndrome. She recovered, but they broke up soon after.

Danny Kortchmar, who played on definitive albums by James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne, wrote this song with Henley. Kortchmar (sometimes listed on the credits with his nickname “Kootch”) is a key contributor to Henley’s solo work. In our interview with Kortchmar, he explained that Henley had the title and the idea for the lyrics, and the track came together when Danny came up with a riff on his Farfisa organ. Said Kortchmar: “One night I set it up, ran it into an Echoplex and started banging out that part that you hear on the record. I was up into the wee hours banging away on this thing. That’s when I recorded it, and when I played it for Don the next day, I said, ‘I think this is ‘Dirty Laundry.” He said, ‘Yeah, that’s it. Record it and let’s go.'”

There are some very interesting guitar contributions on this song: Danny Kortchmar played the basic parts, Joe Walsh did the first guitar solo, and Steve Lukather did the second solo. According to Lukather, who is a member of the band Toto, he did his solo in one take and it’s one of his favorites.

In November of 1980, Henley was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treated a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home. This incident was a big influence on the song.

The lyrics make fun of news anchors who are more concerned with their looks than accurately reporting the news. Many local news stations have at least one “bubble headed bleach blond.” The folks who work behind the scenes in local news are usually well aware of the superficial and vapid product they create, and many stations have used this song on their TV station blooper reels. Before YouTube, these local news bloopers lived on tapes tucked away in the dark corners of newsrooms.

This was Henley’s first Top 40 hit as a solo artist, but it wasn’t his first single. “Johnny Can’t Read,” which peaked at #42, was released first.