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Yesterday in History XVI

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon (June 23, 2013) On this day in 2013: Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. The previous June, I had watched Nik Wallenda cross Niagara … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Reassess His Role as Trump’s VP

Michael Pence (June 7, 1959) I always presumed Mike Pence was Donald Trump’s yes-man. After yesterday’s January 6 Select Committee hearing, aired live on CNN for three hours, I have come to appreciate the man himself. The timing of this … Continue reading

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There’s Never Been a Bullhorn Like This One:

Alex Jones (February 11, 1974) Love him or hate him, Alex Jones‘ voice has been he(a)rd by millions of Americans in a cattle call to bring ‘truth’ to the masses. In his eyes, there are literally millions of conspiracy theories, … Continue reading

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This is the Man who Brought Nixon Down

John W Dean III (October 14, 1938) I remember the Watergate hearings from 1973. They weren’t on all the Canadian TV channels, like they were in the United States, but the evening newscasts picked up the interesting details and sound … Continue reading

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Just Don’t Compare Trump to Nixon: He Doesn’t Like It

Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal (2022) We’ve been watching this limited CNN series for the past week. None of it is new, except for linking Donald Trump’s actions to those of Richard Nixon in 1972. The common denominator is insecurity. … Continue reading

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Regrets, He Had a Few…

David Cassidy (April 15, 1950 – November 21, 2017) When a person is contemporary to one’s self, there is a certain amount of feeling, “So, what’s the big deal? Just because your father was a big star, doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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What We Saw was What We Got

George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) I was a fan, ever since he first appeared on American television as the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman. My only claim to fame as his fan was passing him once while walking through … Continue reading

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The “Alternative” News of the World, According to:

Rupert Murdoch (March 11, 1931) Is this the face of a man you can trust? Hmm. As owner of Fox, the (at best) opinions that he has are foisted onto the United States, Britain and Australia, all in the name … Continue reading

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We Can’t Get Her Out of Our Heads

Kylie Minogue (May 28, 1968) I read somewhere that Kylie is an Aboriginal word for ‘boomerang’. Whether or not that’s true, I was originally going to call this post: “She Keeps Making a Comeback”. This timing is rated “B”, meaning … Continue reading

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My Friend Ascends His Dystonic Tremor Symptoms

David Lowe (a.k.a. Lewis Adler) David and I have been friends since his days on BBC Radio Devon & Cornwall. In 1992, I was his guest on the Sunday Late Show over several weeks. My first time was the week … Continue reading

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