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R.I.P. Ferdinand A. Porsche

Passes today, at age 76, in Salzburg, Austria.

Creator of the model 911 -- I saw about five of them out on the road yesterday, quite the testament to his enduring legacy of design and product innovation.

"Carney Backs Off Gingrich Gas Blast"

FOX News, how you amuse me...

http://youtu.be/xkM7cdMgcEc -- can't get this to embed properly....

Note: URL listed at video has "USBordergurad.com"

Reformed militia types? Above-board para-miltary?  U.N.-sponsored New World
Order goons, or just nutters with a really expensive hobby?

The AR-15 isn't necessarily a cheap weapon to procure, and the fatigues may be surplus, but  ...

Eat the Rich before the Rich eat You

http://i.imgur.com/5KhXK.jpg Yikes!

Who would you pick?

Hoover, Obama, FDR, or Kennedy?


Don't just re-make . . . *Re-Release!*


I'll agree with this on one condition: MUSICALS must be a part of this new effort~!

Seriously, TCM is all well and good for a night of small-screen (or even 42" 1080i...) entertainment at home with 'The Fam', but why not bring back some of the not-so-distant classics that haven't been dusted-off in decades?

Just think of it:

The King and I
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Guy and Dolls
High Society*
An American in Paris
Singin' in the Rain
The Music Man

. . . and I could go on, but you get the idea.

Currently -and to scant fanfare from the general market- there's a 50th anniversary print of West Side Story out at a select dozen or so venues in the U.S., and I think that this one is really just the tip of the iceberg.

Now, as to why I'm getting this hankering for revivals I can't quite put my finger on it.  But it probably has something to do with the fact that as a music student (Orchestra) in Junior and Senior High I was dragged out to these prints screening at old, decaying venues (typically located on or near the campuses of the nearby state/Land Grant college...) and wonder whether or not the band and orchestra kids of today's junior high schools have had access to these except on video and/or the small screen?

It's probably just the optimist in me, but I feel as if there would be a knock-on effect to a theatrical revival of these classics.  Perhaps they might have an additional, therapeutic effect in inducing a desire for general audience material as well?  Yeah, that right there is the settled-down, mature adult in me talking, but a crusty old codger can hope, right? 

*I just checked as I was writing this, and the ever classy Celeste Holm is 94 years-young!


from PG

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