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  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/29 7-11pm est

    05/29/2016 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Vision · 25 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/29/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/22 7-11pm est

    05/22/2016 2:03:37 PM PDT · by Vision · 24 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/22/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/15 7-11pm est

    05/15/2016 12:26:26 PM PDT · by Vision · 13 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/15/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/8 7-11pm est

    05/08/2016 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Vision · 32 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/8/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/1 7-11pm est

    05/01/2016 1:48:18 PM PDT · by Vision · 26 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/1/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/24 7-11pm est

    04/24/2016 2:25:43 PM PDT · by Vision · 18 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/24/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/17 7-11pm est

    04/17/2016 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Vision · 24 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/17/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/10 7-11pm est

    04/10/2016 2:22:03 PM PDT · by Vision · 24 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/10/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/3 7-11pm est

    04/03/2016 1:29:28 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/3/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/27 7-11pm est

    03/27/2016 12:40:51 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies
    WAMU ^ | 3/27/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/20 7-11pm est

    03/20/2016 1:58:37 PM PDT · by Vision · 11 replies
    WAMU ^ | 3/20/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/13 7-11pm est

    03/13/2016 2:33:24 PM PDT · by Vision · 15 replies
    WAMU ^ | 3/13/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/6/ 7-11pm est

    03/06/2016 6:08:31 AM PST · by Vision · 15 replies
    WAMU ^ | 3/6/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/28 7-11pm est

    02/28/2016 1:54:24 PM PST · by Vision · 23 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/28/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/21 7-11pm est

    02/21/2016 2:33:40 PM PST · by Vision · 26 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/21/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/14 7-11pm est

    02/14/2016 2:07:49 PM PST · by Vision · 31 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/14/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 2/7/ 7-11pm est

    02/07/2016 12:48:45 PM PST · by Vision · 31 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/7/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread. http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Chocolate Drops

    01/24/2016 5:41:13 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Chocolate Drops
    Chocolate Drops CosmicRooster 65 videos
  • Old Crow Medicine Show

    01/22/2016 5:15:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Old Crow Medicine Show
    Old Crow Medicine Show Stephanie Toole 42 videos
  • Live and Loud at Billy Bob's Texas

    12/08/2015 2:04:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2002 | Cross Canadian Ragweed
    Live and Loud at Billy Bob's Texas [Album] CrossCanadianRagweed• 15 videos•
  • My Theory on McDonalds Demise

    10/19/2015 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 148 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the last couple or three days I have been reading more and more stories about how much trouble McDonald's is in that they may not make it. It's gotten to the point now where McDonald's may not make it. And the last story that I have here is from Business Insider, and the headline is, "McDonald's Franchisees Say the Brand Is in a Deep Depression and Is Facing its Final Days." And everybody is trying to figure out what happened. You know, McDonald's dates back to -- well, in its current iteration -- the mid-sixties. It wasn't Ray...
  • A Liking for the Sea | JFK and the USCG Eagle

    07/26/2015 9:25:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/21/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    A Liking for the Sea | JFK and the USCG Eagle Jul 21st, 2015 | Categories: Americana, Jared Paul Stern | by Jared Paul Stern A majestic sight greeted visitors to Portland, Maines waterfront the other day: the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. The 295-ft. USCG Eagle, used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard, visited the city as part of the Tall Ships Portland Festival. The ship has a rather interesting history. Built as the German training vessel Horst Wessel in 1936, Adolf Hitler presided at its launch and...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere

    11/22/2014 4:39:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 158 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Nov, 21, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video below boasts, “America loves Italy” and features a Fiat car driving through American towns with Italian names.If that is the case then America loves Catholicism even more, since thousands of towns and places are named for Catholic saints, themes, and objects. Consider the following:In California: San Diego, San Miguel, San Francisco, San Bernadino, San Clemente, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles (aka Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de la Porciuncula), Santa Cruz, Santa Clarita, Sacramento, San...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

    10/04/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 90 replies
    http://gizmodo.com ^ | october 4, 2014 | Robert Sorokanich
    Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years,you won't find any animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of an era. Yes,The CW, the final holdout in Saturday morning animation, ran its last batch of Vortexx cartoons last weekend. This week,where you once saw shows likeCubix,Sonic X,Dragon Ball Z and Kai,Digimon Fusion, andYu-Gi-Oh!,you'll instead find "One Magnificent Morning," a block of live-action educational programming. It's the end of...
  • Who owns the Blues, today ?

    08/29/2014 8:45:47 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 59 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    I think there was a time in which the left owned the blues but things have come full circle to a point in which we own the blues. The Blues will never go away and conservatives need to push this into our culture. IMHO The "Blues" cuts to the core of virtually everything that matters. I will put forth my modern and somewhat obscure samples, as I hope to see yours.
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 14 Lineup Announced

    08/26/2014 10:57:29 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 2 replies
    My favorite weekend of the year.....lots to choose from. It's all free. Great for lovers of all types of Americana music. 2014 Lineup.
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • Delta Queen to sail away

    07/01/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | June 15 2014 | Ellis Smith
    The wood frame of the Delta Queen steamboat creaks and groans as the old lady tugs passively against her moorings. Weather and time have taken their toll on the silent relic, which sits lashed to a storm-damaged quay along Chattanooga's Coolidge Park. Workers have long since battened down her hatches and blocked off her decks. The only sign of life is a fairly believable scarecrow, cobbled together using an old hat, a pair of boots and a duct-taped Dickies uniform. It sits in the shade with a fire ax across its lap to dissuade intruders. But the once-stately chunk of...
  • Soul of Mad Magazine, Al Feldstein Dies at 88

    05/01/2014 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Borges · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/1/2014 | BRUCE WEBER
    Al Feldstein, who took over a fledgling humor magazine called Mad in 1956 and made it a popular, profitable and enduring wellspring of American satire, died on Tuesday at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Mont. He was 88. His wife, the former Michelle Key, confirmed the death. In recent years, he was a wildlife and landscape painter in Montana, outside Livingston. Mr. Feldstein had been a writer and illustrator of comic books when he became editor of Mad four years into its life and just a year after it had graduated from comic-book form to a full-fledged magazine.
  • The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie (On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music...)

    04/13/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN
    "On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace" In the world of early-20th-century African-American music and people obsessed by it, who can appear from one angle like a clique of pale and misanthropic scholar-gatherers and from another like a sizable chunk of the human population, there exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and 31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley. There are musicians as obscure as Wiley and Thomas, and musicians as great, but in none does the Venn...
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent Life With Archie series. Weve been building up to this moment since we launched Life With Archie five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archies life as an adult had to also show his final moment, said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the characters impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • B.B. King, 88, is heckled at an awkward St. Louis performance

    04/07/2014 8:35:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 114 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4/7/14 | Daniel Durcholz
    B.B. King has spent decades singing The Thrill Is Gone. Perhaps at long last it actually is. Make no mistake: King is a living legend, a national treasure, and the sobriquet king of the blues is not mere wordplay, but a title earned. To be in the same room as him and breathe the same air is an honor and a privilege. But for the majority of Kings concert at the Peabody Opera House on Friday night, the sizeable crowd could have been excused for thinking thats all they were going to get. Kings shows in recent years have featured...
  • Pinkwashing Norman Rockwell

    12/28/2013 8:06:08 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-27-2013 | Ed Driscoll
    Author Claims Norman Rockwell Was Closeted Homosexual, William Bigelow writes at Big Government: American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, a new biography of the great American artist and iconic figure Norman Rockwell, accuses him of being a closeted homosexual, basing the spurious claim on the fact that Rockwell would stop young boys on the street or at recess and ask if they would pose for his illustrations. The author, Deborah Solomon, ignores the fact that Rockwell, who was married three times and had three children with his second wife, who died unexpectedly in 1959, stated in his...
  • KMA367, the FCC, and shutdown Balderdash

    10/03/2013 9:37:27 AM PDT · by lefty-lie-spy · 17 replies
    Google for "KMA367" ^ | 2013/10/4 | FCC
    Federal Communications Commission We regret the disruption, but during the Federal Government-wide shutdown, the FCC is limited to performing duties that are immediately necessary for the safety of life or the protection of property. FCC online systems will not be available until further notice. FCC Shutdown Plan Public Notice on Procedures for Filings Notice Regarding Pending Section 214 Applications Due to the Lapse in Appropriations Auction 902 Short-Form Application Filing Window Suspended Informal Transaction Shot Clocks Suspended During Lapse in Funding Postponement of October 2, 2013 E911 Location Accuracy Workshop If you need to contact the FCC to address an...
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Is Back!

    10/03/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 39 replies
    List of performers
  • 10 Top Moments From Americana Music Festival

    09/20/2012 10:30:38 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 7 replies
    CMTEdge.com ^ | 9/17/2012
    The Americana Music Festival deserves a big shout-out this year for striking a near-perfect balance between showcasing longtime favorites as well as the genres rising talent. Nashville hosts a lot of outstanding music all year long, but the talent in town last week was undeniably special. Here are 10 of our favorite moments from the festival that took place Wednesday through Saturday (Sept. 12-16). Chastity Brown at the Basement On the final night of the festival, I decided to only see bands Id never seen before. As it turns out, my favorite song I heard all weekend was from Brown,...
  • VANITY for July 4th, 2012: A Picture That (Finally) Visualizes How I Wish We Could Reclaim America

    Ronald Reagan as the American Redeemer riding on his victorious velociraptor while spraying commies with depleted uranium ammo. Yeah ... this works for me.
  • Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers

    07/02/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 22, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers Intrepid readers will remember that one time Mickey Mouse and Goofy espoused the salubrious effects of amphetamine-laced soft drinks. The truth is, that helium-voiced cartoon rodent weathered many a dubiously family-friendly moment during his early years. Let's look at those occasions Mickey tried to kill himself and extolled the virtues of gigolos. Perhaps the most bizarrely bleak Mickey adventure was the story arc that ran from October 8 to October 20, 1930. According to cartoonist Floyd Gottfredson, Walt Disney was inspired by the 1920 Harold Lloyd comedy Haunted...
  • Johnny Otis of 'Willie and the Hand Jive' dies (also "discovered" Big Mama Thonrton, Little Richard)

    01/19/2012 10:25:54 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Seattle PI ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive" and for decades evangelized black music to white audiences as a bandleader and radio host, has died. He was 90. Otis, who had been in poor health for several years, died at his home in the Los Angeles foothill suburb of Altadena on Tuesday, said his manager, Terry Gould. Otis, who was white, was born John Veliotes to Greek immigrants and grew up in a black section of Berkeley, where he said he identified far more with black culture than...
  • Tilt the Election Chinese Style in the Year of the Dragon

    01/03/2012 12:02:42 AM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 2 replies
    China | 01/02/2012 | brianbaldwin
    The Year of the Dragon starts officially on January 23rd of this year (this would be officially the Water Dragon Year). The Dragon Year will be very interesting as far as elections are concerned. This will be a particularly wild year, not only uproarious due to the Dragon, but this is the Water Dragon Year and will be like a dragon rise from the sea and riding the waves. At least, according to superstition, and other such pagan ideas. However Chinese War Deity General Kwon Kong (the Red Faced) has a beard and stands nine chi (Chinese approximate to...