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    In Honor of Herschel Browne

    Yes, it can get remote pretty quickly. I believe it goes like this: 1st cousins share same grandparent 2nd cousins share same great grandparent 3rd cousins share same great great grandparent 4th, 5th, and so on ... Most of my cousins my age are 1st cousins once removed. (They''re the children of my first cousins, most of whom are 20 years older than me and were having their first kids at the time my parents were having their last one!) ____ On another note, Robert Ryan is a favorite of mine. Although he often played mean or rough or at least crusty characters, sometimes even racist, as in Bad Day at Black Rock, The Racket, The Professionals, The Wild Bunch, Dirty Dozen, you wouldn't know it but he was committed to liberal causes. When Woody Guthrie died Ryan did narration at the Carnegie Hall celebration of Guthrie's music in 1967, reading quite movingly from Guthrie's book Bound for Glory. After the show the cast of musicians packed up and crowded Ryan's Upper West Side apartment for socializing and sing alongs. Turns out that very apartment/suite later came into the hands of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in, that's right, The Dakota, along Central Park.
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    In Honor of Herschel Browne

    What about this question number 6? 6. The Roosevelts: What were the names of the 2 branches, and can you elaborate? I guessed Hyde Park and Oyster Bay, where the FDR and TR branches spent a lot of time.
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    What Are Your Favorite Movies, And Why?

    I liked blowing open the safe, finding nothing in it, and the remark "That's it. I'm retired."
  4. Thanks for that steer, Shaho, on the eggplant puree! Just as you described! We were there for lunch today and I had it with my escargots fricassée appetizer and my wife had it with her salmon main course. I think we both liked the Lemon Torte and Blueberries in Jam the best in the end! Delightful! Chef Yannick was there watering his flowers at the front of the bistro. Friendly service. When we were ready to order from the dessert menu the waiter asked "One of each?" That's my style! "Peut être à la droit?" (the after dinner drinks)
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    The Fallacy of the Bases Fallacy

    Right. The point of Major League baseball is not to score runs but wins, or actually World Series championships. Some years the team with the best record of most wins does not become the World Champion.
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    Baseball Trivia

    Now I am even more impressed by that pitcher than I was before!
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    Baseball Trivia

    Wow! That's amazing! 1933 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics, Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies. Never would have guessed.
  8. John Havlicek said something very close to this in Havlicek Stole the Ball -- 50th Anniversary. "The good players see the game in slow motion and they see what's going to happen before it happens."
  9. Larsen's perfect game in a World Series seems to have kind of snuck up. Do we know how the CROWD was reacting? Did it even LOOK like an overpowering performance? The catcher, Yogi Berra, said he knew it was a shut out but didn't even realize it was a no hitter much less a perfect game! Just a lot of mowing the opponent down with few strike outs, ground balls, fly outs here and there, some good defense. Efficient as could be. I don't know if that says more about Yogi than the performance itself or what! I think some of Scherzer's games leave more of an impression on the fans and teams at bat. Nolan Ryan's last no-hitter sure impressed. In my most recent years Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson have been most impressive. Not just the numbers but the manner.
  10. 1. Lalo Schifrin? 2. Inherit the Wind? 3. Both Ryan and March's last film co-starred Spencer Tracy? 6. The Theodore Roosevelt branch was named for Oyster Bay on Long Island where they had a home. The FDR branch was named for Hyde Park where they had a home.
  11. Thanks. I never heard that before about the Carter Family connection to the President! Glad you liked the song. Very sweet, like most of their stuff. But this particular recording featured A.P. more than the women so it wasn't too representative of their sound. Doesn't showcase just what kind of singer Sara Dougherty Carter was. I am a sucker for polls whenever I see one asking who's your fave country singers but I ALWAYS name her in my group. Probably lots of YouTube vids of her in the lead all over. This one is from the 1960s, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, does not have A.P. on it. Parlor songs, morality songs. Stuff of the early 1900s for sure. Three Little Strangers! Yes, I am a big MOOSH! No, WG didn't change the melody much. I love his lyrics though!
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    To Whom Are You Drinking Right Now?

    Elvis Presley drummer DJ Fontana dead at 87 Had the pleasure of seeing him a few times with the Sun Rhythm Section at the old Twist and Shout in Bethesda. Funny thing, the whole room would be burning with sweat but he'd be playing drums, wearing a jacket, and never perspire! That's a cool cat! Blue Suede Shoes on the Milton Berle show
  13. He "borrowed" his melody from a tune originally done by The Carter Family, When the World's on Fire No matter, the gentleman of the group, A.P. Carter, had for years gone door to door in Appalachia looking for songs and tunes for his group to learn and perform. I do not know if he bought them or "borrowed" them himself. The Carter Family were one of the most popular groups of the 1930s. More on The Carter Family here, including a tidbit about how they were going to be featured in a Life Magazine story that never appeared due to the attack on Pearl Harbor! Stole their thunder, to say the least, and country music was never the same! Woody Guthrie liked to take the pious songs of The Carter Family and turn them into something more like social commentary. The Carter Family sang a lot of religious songs hoping for a better world in the next life, but WG was AGAINST songs like that because they were too passive, not working hard enough to improve life now. Not sure where I got that nugget, probably the WG biography by Joe Klein or maybe even Guthrie's own book Bound for Glory, which is not an easy read I have to say. Arlo Guthrie definitely makes it a point to sing these forgotten verses posted above.
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