Monthly Archives: December 2011

Today’s Music: Ramsey Lewis Trio: “The In Crowd”

The Ramsey Lewis Trio proved in 1966 that you could get a jazz arrangement of a pop tune, such as “The In Crowd,” on the rock charts, even though the experts of the time said it was impossible. (Of course, … Continue reading

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Today’s Quotes: Work

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The Official RNC Mitt Romney Xmas Card

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Today’s Quote: Even Ex-Bush Acolyte David Frum Knows the GOP Goose is Cooked

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Occupy North Pole Video from Truthdig

This was done by that other ‘Mr. Fish’ not me. As the intro says: “Season’s greetings from Truthdig. In this year’s holiday animation by Mr. Fish, an elf confronts Santa about his exploitation of free labor.” Copyright 2011

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Today’s Quotes: Christmas and Religion

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1757. ‚ÄúChristmas was not widely celebrated by our founding fathers because it was considered an English tradition … Continue reading

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Today’s Music: Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

I’ve read that, although Ludwig van Beethoven wasn’t particularly religious — it’s been speculated he was a Deist like contemporaries Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin — he liked the emphasis on universal brotherhood and the joy of life in the … Continue reading

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Santa Screws the GOP!

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The Guy in the Jesus Suit

The Guy in the Jesus Suit by RS Janes The guy in the Jesus suit occupied space at the end of the bar exuding waves of beneficence and winey fumes to all and sundry. The suit fit comfortably, 38 Regular, … Continue reading

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Cartoon: This Says It All

Copyright 2011 Bill Day. H/T to Bartcop.

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