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Dudley Moore Beethoven -- endless piano sonata

From "Beyond the Fringe."

-- Mal

Groucho Marx on "What's My Line" (panelist)

Maybe the funniest WML ever:

The comments are interesting, too -- in that they reveal that the first guest was convicted 13 years later of purjury, in that he denied pimping out his wife and running a special "blue room" in the jail where he served as warden... one of Groucho's first questions to him was "are you a corrupt politician?"

And Daly spends most of the show cracking up. Beautiful.

-- Mal

Because even bloodthirsty dictators can be defamed:


Teaser: LOS ANGELES (CN) - In a lawsuit that beggars belief, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega on Tuesday sued Activision Entertainment for the "blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation and misappropriation for economic gain" of his image in the video game, "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."

Sometimes, we all need a good laugh.

-- Mal

In a related vein... Colbie Caillat, "Try"

Sort of a complement to the Johnny Legend video posted the other day:

FWIW, I prefer this one musically.

-- Mal

Ah, go-go girls.

I'm mostly posting this video so I can post another link.

The show is "Hollywood a go-go" and the dancers are the Gazzarri Dancers. And they have their own website, with everything (mostly) you could ever want to know about the lovely ladies: http://www.gazzarridancers.com/

Now, that's nostalgia.

-- Mal

I'm listening to "The Magnificent Moodies" right now, and...

... I can't help thinking that they are some of the guys Sonny Boy Williamson had in mind when he said, "They want to play the blues so bad... and they play the blues so bad."

-- Mal

Samuel John Gurney Hoare

1st Viscount Templewood GCSI, GBE, CMG, PC, OWL (24 February 1880 – 7 May 1959), more commonly known as Sir Samuel Hoare, was a senior British Conservative politician who served in various Cabinet posts in the Conservative and National governments of the 1920s and 1930s. He was Secretary of State for Air during most of the 1920s and briefly again in 1940. He is perhaps most famous for serving as Foreign Secretary in 1935, when he authored the Hoare–Laval Pact with French Prime Minister Pierre Laval. In 1936 he became First Lord of the Admiralty, then served as Home Secretary from 1937 to 1939 and was British ambassador to Spain from 1940 to 1944.

Now the Hoares are in the Lounge, too.

-- Mal

Call out the instigators...

Hard to believe sometimes that we were really that innocent. Well, some of us, I mean.

-- Mal

Scotty at Normandy

6 June 1944: Lieutenant James Doohan of the 13th Canadian Field Artillery Regiment landed on Juno beach. In the course of moving his men to their firing position he shot two enemy snipers. Then while making the rounds at 2330 that night, he was shot by a sentry with a Bren machinegun, resulting in the amputation of his right middle finger (you have to look hard for that, he usually hides it in films). After healing up from that adventure, he became a pilot-observer for the 1st Canadian army.

Tough dude.

-- Mal

You know what I hate about the Affordable Care Act?

Its very name validates the principle that human health -- and thus, by extension, human life -- is a commodity to be bought and sold.

Kind of barbaric, except barbarians don't usually have a money economy.

-- Mal
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