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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 07:56 PM
Number of posts: 3,637

About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

Smile - Judy Garland




Music by Charlie Chaplin. It was Michael Jackson's favorite song.

My Heart Stood Still - Chet Baker

Little Girl Blue - Chet Baker

Rule Britannia - Last Night at the Proms



It happens every year at the Royal Albert Hall!

The Last Time I Saw Paris - Ann Sothern



Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein wrote this song following the events of April 1940.

On a Slow Boat to China - Paul McCartney




I came across this video by accident. Has anyone heard of this guy?

Keep An Eye On Summer - The Beach Boys

Beat DiMaggio: Win 5.6 million dollars.

There is a game you can play on your phone sponsored by Major League Baseball called Beat the Streak. All you have to do is pick two players. If one gets a hit that day, you've started your streak. All you have to do is keep picking a guy who gets a hit for 57 straight days (Beating Joe DiMaggio's record). If you do it you win 5.6 million dollars.
Should be easy, right? But no one has done it in twenty years, since the game began.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/sports/baseball/beat-the-streak.amp.html

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap back on stage!

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap had been running in London continuously since 1952 until Covid struck. Now it's up and running again!

https://uk.the-mousetrap.co.uk/

I saw it in 1976. If you're nice to me. I won't post who did it!

What A Wonderful World - k.d. lang




Some crowd. Do you know the old guy?
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