Thursday, June 10, 2010

THURSDAY--Another Edition of......:

The weekly flip of the fedora to Jimmy Cannon.


1) It is strange that Helen Thomas said what she did since she should have a better grasp of historical fact since she looks like she has been around since the beginning of recorded history.

2) You have to wonder why someone with a somewhat sterling career insists on clouding it just as that sun is setting and she is going the way of print media---sad about print media, not sad about such a person.

3) Pixies, Gorillaz, Klaxons (OK you probably never heard of them---neither did I) have cancelled their Israeli tour along with Elvis Costello (OK you heard of him) because of the Flotilla incident; so, I wonder what made some mindless music makers mavens of monumental moments in diplomacy.

4) If Hamas had its way the groups that would have toured would have had no place to tour.

5) How sad it is that all those suicide bombers and terrorists got to the Pearly Gates (or wherever they were supposed to go) and discovered that it was not Virgins but Virginians ---and they beat the hell out of them. They really should have had a spell check on their marching orders. As to Virgins---don’t these folks ever want anyone with experience?

6) It always surprises me when I think something or somebody is universally known and it turns out people never heard of it or that person. I guess that brings us back to the old Odd Couple expression from Felix (Tony Randall) –“Never assume—it makes and ass out of u and me”

7) A program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (Newark) has a program for dying patients that you should read about in the NY Times (6/8/10). It will bring, not only a tear or two, but might make you wonder how you can get involved in something like this.

8) It is great to see the positive theater review in the NY Times that starts with “.... a new hero has come to town and his name is Hershelle. Hershelle Ostropolier.”. Either they agreed with me---or more likely me with them---though check below and see it here first.

9) How many people recall this holiday---Juneteenth Day? We’ll address that this Sunday on Traditions.

10) If the answer is blowing in the wind then where did the question come from---and what was it?