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CV! Part 194 – Weekend with an “E” (Fri-Sat-Sun)

CV! Part 194 – Weekend with an “E” (Fri-Sat-Sun)

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ARE YOU GOING TO NOT BURNING MAN? Really?
If you are planning on going to Black Rock Desert, Nevada, this Summer, 
please read our previous Blog Post “Not Burning Man 2021”
Here’s an excerpt. The BLM has instituted rules, regulations, and restrictions!
The link to the Blog Post is below. “Know before you go.”
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“Safety Third!” Don’t die. SERIOUSLY READ THE BLOG POST.
Not Burning Man Sucks. Don’t Go!

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Friday, August 20, 2021  – World Mosquito Day
National Radio Day!
(“Testing, testing.”)

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Raise awareness about illness and disease caused by mosquitos!
Mosquitoes cause more death & disease than any other animal on the planet!
 
Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, West Nile Chickungunya, Kunjin Jamestown Canyon Virus, Zika, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, St Loius Encephalitis, Pogostra Disease, Ross River Virus, Lymphatic Filariasis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Murray Valley Encephalitis, Rift Valley Fever, Lacrosse Encephalitis, and the list goes on.
On this day in 1897, Sir Ronald Ross discovered the malaria parasite
in the stomach tissue of a female Anopheles mosquito.

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“what a long, strange trip it’s been”

7:20am: We got a pursuit on the 605 Freeway this morning! 
Guy hit 120mph. The chase didn’t last long.
He got off the freeway and drove down a cul-de-sac,
foot-bailed and ran through a couple backyards, jumping fences,
and out onto another cul-de-sac where he ran into the police.
He surrendered. Suspect in custody.

We took the dogs outside. And now we have to do the morning stuff.
We’re already running late today, and we really don’t have anything to do.

After becoming a cult science fiction comedy series on BBC Radio, "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

Here author Douglas Adams poses holding a copy of the book which has “Don’t Panic” written on the front cover. 29th November 1978. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

On this day in 1920, the first commercial radio station,
8MK (now WWJ), began operating in Detroit!
And the National Football League (NFL) is organized as the
American Professional Football Conference in Canton, Ohio!

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Breaking Entertainment News! What is “You Ain’t Got No Job?”
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Mike Richards resigned this morning as “Jeopardy” host after one day of production, and currently remains Executive Producer. The ADL is calling for an investigation into Richard’s past remarks about Jews, women, and Asians, as well as his involvement with “The Price Is Right” sexual harassment history. Sony Pictures Television has cancelled production, until a new Host decision can be made.

11:10am: Watching President Joe Biden’s press conference on Afghanistan.
Joe just gave them the soundbite. “The buck stops here, it was my decision”
TOTAL FAIL. And this press conference is a TOTAL FAIL too.
MORE DISTRACTION FROM THE TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS.
AND WTF? NO MAKEUP? AND DON’T LET JOE BIDEN GO OFF SCRIPT!

We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We drank a double iced espresso. We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese.
We got busy in the kitchen for a little bit. Makin’ Bacon:

And we took the dogs outside again.
The exterminator was here.
They were barking like good watchdogs.
And the roofers are almost finished across the street.
It’s a beautiful day. We were going to run errands…..
But now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office again. 

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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? COVID-19?

TRAVEL ALERT!
American Airlines extends alcohol ban in Coach class into 2022.
And Southwest Airlines still has an alcohol ban in place.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES APOLOGIZED TODAY FOR
SCHEDULE CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS LAST WEEK. HAHAHAHA!
We’re laughing because it’s ridiculous to apologize for TOTAL FAILURE.

The US extended the ban on non-essential travel to Canada until September 21.
And so the US-Canada Border remains closed to travelers for the near future.

HURRICANE HENRI (Category 1) IS ON THE EAST COAST!
Going to suck in New England, so don’t go there.

COVID-19 ANXIETY RISING IN THE US DUE TO DELTA VARIANT SURGE.
Hospital ICUs in Alabama are at 100%. Major outbreaks in southern states.
Texas hospitals are overwhelmed too. 

Los Angeles and Orange County are sending kids back-to-school in classrooms.
WTF? THERE IS NO REAL EFFORT TO STOP THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING!

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Fun Fact:
The Kilauea Volcano adds 42 acres to the Big Island Hawaii every year!

12:15pm: It’s Friday Afternoon.

NOTE: We got dressed and ready to go run our errands
and then got hit by the “Friday Fuckits”…. and we didn’t do anything.
None of our errands was urgent except the going to the market to get food.
But we got some food for tonight, and the market is open until ~1:00am.
We got undressed again and spent the afternoon with the dogs.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ (nappy time)

6:20pm: We woke up. We made a double iced espresso.
We ate another toasted bagel with cream cheese.
We prepped the dogs’ supper. Now it’s time to feed the dogs.

7:05pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside. Supper+snacks+carrot = Happy Pups!
We drank that double iced espresso down. Now it’s Friday night.
Another week – HOT SUMMER DAYS and COVID-19. This sucks.
We are so unmotivated right now…. almost nothing matters.
DON’T GET SICK. DON’T DIE. (StayTheFuckHome!)

8:30pm: Friday night. Nothing happening.
Just listening/watching LIVE MUSIC this evening.

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We are done. We made a quick bite to eat.
And we fell asleep for a couple hours and woke up early Saturday AM.

On The Menu: Quesadilla (made with flour tortillas) with salsa

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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AND SEVEN MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

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TRUMP TREASON! FUCK RUSSIA! FUCK PUTIN! 


Saturday, August 21, 2021 – World Honey Bee Day!
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The Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera
European Honey Bee/Western Honey Bee
and there are as many as 29 known subspecies
(we may have thought it was last week, see our previous Blog Post)

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Fucking Facebook thinks I’m in Tucson….

We woke around 1:30am. We were up until about 4:00am.
“SLEEP IS FOR SISSIES.” – but insomnia sucks.

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8:50am: Woken up by the dogs barking before 8:00am. FUCK.
We drank a cup of espresso. Saturday morning again.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside. The newspapers got got.

11:35am: We made Saturday brunch. The mail got got.
On The Menu: Toasted bagel with lox, cream cheese and Persian cucumber;
dill pickle, carrot sticks, pita chips, strawberries, and an iced espresso to drink
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZ NappyTime with the Dogs.

4:20pm: We took a nap with the dogs. We woke up. We made an iced espresso.
We worked on this Blog Post.
We watched a few episodes of “Fluffy’s Food Adventures” on Amazon Prime.
Gabriel Iglesias is hilarious. And they eat a whole lot of great food.

On this day in 1911, the Mona Lisa (painted by Leonardo da Vinci) was stolen from the
Louvre Museum by three Italian handymen; it was not recovered until 1913.

9:45pm: And Saturday night. Recapping Saturday evening.
We ordered dinner. We got dressed and drove over to pick it up.
We drove home and ate dinner. The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.

On The Menu: CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) takeout.
BBQ Chicken salad w/avocado (full size), and a Hawaiian pizza w/pepperoni, no ham.
And cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink. And then another iced espresso.
We ate the salad at 7:00pm and saved the pizza for later tonight.
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First, Don’t try to order online. The website is a mess. We telephoned the order in.
But we got sent to a voice message system…. high volume, long wait.
So, we called the other restaurant too, and it was the same deal.
and then chose the option to have them call us back.
So, someone called us back, from a third party service, not the restaurant. 
and they took our order and then placed our order with the restaurant. WTF?
We joined the CPK Rewards Card too. So, we should be getting a BONUS too.
And we want to make sure we get credited reward points for this order.
And all we wanted was dinner. SO COMPLICATED. Technology is not your friend.

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And of course, it’s National Senior Citizens Day too.
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Dinner was good. 
We watched TV, we surfed the internet, we worked on this Blog Post,
and we watched YouTube vids and Livestreams! Fun. Fun. Fun.

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There was a Saturday backyard party on the corner of our street with
loud electronic dance music that started around sunset and didn’t end until after 1:00am.
WOMP. WOMP. WOMP. WOMP. All night. Happy birthday. 

NOTE: Last night at Citifield in Chicago at the Dead&Co. show, during Intermission.
a wasted fan tried to do a flip on the upper deck, fucked up, and fell to his death. RIP

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Sunday, August 22, 2021 – SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
It’s National Tooth Fairy Day!
(also on February 28)
In 1927, Esther Watkins Arnold wrote an eight-page play titled “The Tooth Fairy”.

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It’s our beautiful little girl’s 5th Homecoming Day! Five Years!
We love her so much. She is the sweetest little baby too.

1:15am: We took the dogs outside.
We ate half of the pizza and drank another iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Eat Pizza.

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7:05am: We woke up early. We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We drank an iced espresso. We did the dishes. The newspapers were gotten.
Happy Sunday morning.

The Full Moon is conjunct with Jupiter and Saturn,
in the center of the constellation of Aquarius right now!

9:45am: The dogs got bathed. We drank another iced espresso.
We reheated and ate the other half of the leftover pizza for breakfast. 
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3:05pm: We hung out with the dog. We took the dog outside.
We made and ate some lunch.

On The Menu: Toasted bagel with lox, cream cheese, and Persian cucumber;
dill pickles, carrot sticks, pita chips, a banana, and strawberries 
(repeat of yesterday Brunch, so no pic today)

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

11:15pm: Recapping Sunday. We’ve been chillin’ in the Home Office.
We took a nap. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside. It was a beautiful day.
We scooped the poop. We drank another iced espresso. 
We just published out long awaited Blog Post “Cheap Eats in Las Vegas”. 

On The Menu: Enchiladas. And then three small quesadillas (made with corn tortillas).
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And onward to Monday…..

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Pan Am “Clipper Class” was introduced in 1978
as a way to entice frequent business travelers to fly Pan Am.
This 1982 brochure highlights some of the features of this service:

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Not Burning Man 2021

CV! Part 193 – August Week (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)
CV! Part 192 – It’s Our Birthday again! (Wed-Thurs-Friday the 13th)
CV! Part 191 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY! (Tuesday)
CV! Part 190 – “The Days Between” part two (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)
More Recipes for Summer 2021
CV! Part 189 – “The Days Between” part one (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)
Good Advice from an Old Farmer…. and Albert Einstein!
CV! Part 188 – HAPPY JERRY DAY 2021! (Sunday)
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The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” Sign at night

Theeeee End.




CV! Part 109 – Today is Inauguration Day! (Wednesday)

CV! Part 109- Today is Inauguration Day! (Wednesday)


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – TODAY IS INAUGURATION DAY!
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS WON THE 2020 ELECTION!

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#BeGone #GoodRiddance #GOPTraitors #GOP #Treason #Sedition
#MAGATerrorists #Traitors #TrumpCrimeFamily #TrumpTreason
#GENOCIDE #CrimesAgainstHumanity #CrimesAgainstChildren

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HAHA! Ripped this one from Twitter! Someone’s not happy today:
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TICK TOCK MOTHERF*CKER! YOUR TIME IS UP!
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DO NOT PARTY WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE!
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!
WE ARE ALL “SAFER-AT-HOME” – DO NOT TRAVEL!
STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

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JOE BIDEN WON. KAMALA HARRIS WON.
TRUMP IS A LOSER. TRUMP IS A TRAITOR. TRUMP IS A CRIMINAL.
BIDEN WON

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!

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3:15AM: Of course we are awake! We’ve been waiting FOUR YEARS for this to be over.
BYE BYE TRUMP! – And we aren’t going to talk about the pardons from last night yet.

How it started, how it’s going:
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“IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA!”
Today will be a celebration of the new administration. A NEW DAY IN AMERICA!
The Trump legacy will be DEATH. 400000+ Reported US DEAD!
THE ACTUAL NUMBER MAY HAVE ALREADY PASSED 500000!
Thousands more will die before this disease is contained. 
The long-term effects will be severe. “the genie is out of the bottle”
Failure to contain the virus in February and March, now makes it impossible to contain.
Trump FAILED. Pence FAILED. Everyone in the Trump Administration FAILED.
THEY CAUSED THIS. POLITICS OF WEARING A MASK CAUSED THIS.
HYDROXYCLORAQUINE CAUSED THIS! (Trump’s “PUMP AND DUMP” Con)
HERD IMMUNITY CAUSED THIS! FAILURE TO TEST AND TRACK CAUSED THIS!
THERE NEVER WAS A FEDERAL PLAN!
THEY FAILED AT EVERY STAGE WITH PPE AND SUPPLIES!
THEY HELD “SUPER-SPREADER” RALLIES AND WHITE HOUSE PARTIES!
They killed Herman Cain. They tried to expose Joe Biden at the Presidential Debate.
They infected The White House and the Secret Service, the Military and the Congress.
And then they held an Insurrection with a Rally, a Parade, and an Attack on the US Capitol.
TRUMP TRIED TO MURDER THE VICE-PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!
He wanted the mob to kill his political enemies, and any one else who was there.
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He wanted to declare Martial Law
and make himself King Trump.
TRUMP FAILED.
HE MUST BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!
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Arrest Trump. Investigate Trump. Prosecute Trump.
CARRY OUT THE SENTENCE WITHOUT MERCY! NO PARDON!
Seize All of Trump’s Assets. Freeze All of Trump’s Bank Accounts Worldwide!
Arrest and Prosecute Trump’s Family! Arrest and Prosecute Trump’s Stooges!
LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP!

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USA! USA! USA!

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!
10:00am: “HAIL TO THE CHIEF!”
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States.

Kamala Harris is Vice-President of the United States.
Trump is now a private citizen again and can now be arrested for GENOCIDE,
Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Children, Felony Murder,
Treason, Sedition, Rape, Fraud, Wire Fraud, Tax Evasion, Conspiracy
and many other crimes. ARREST! PROSECUTE! AND EXECUTE!
400000+ DEAD AMERICANS DEMAND JUSTICE! TRUMP KILLED THEM!

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We just put the American Flag out in front of the house!
It really is a new day in America. WE ARE FREE! FREE AT LAST! FREE FROM TRUMP!
Four years of crime. Four years of treason. Four years of racism, anti-semitism and hate.
Four years of violence against US Citizens by law enforcement and the government.
WE CAN CELEBRATE THE INAUGURATION OF JOE BIDEN TODAY!
TOMORROW WE MUST BEGIN THE PURGE OF EVERY TRUMP APPOINTEE!
Every Trump hire, every Trump stooge, every Trump staffer, every Trump supporter!
THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED! EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHED IS CORRUPTED! 

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11:15am: Well it’s been a busy morning in Washington DC!
Biden&Co went to church, then went to The US Capitol, and they got inaugurated,
They did a “drive-by” review of the National Guard troops on the way to Arlington Cemetery.
The Inauguration Ceremony was beautiful and a “take back” of the United States!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office.
(Joe Biden used his family bible again)
Garth Brooks sang “Amazing Grace”, and there was an opening prayer,
Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem (and Mike Pence had to watch)
Joe Biden made a well crafted speech.
And J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez) sang.
Inaugural Poet (22 year old) Amanda Gorman stole the show
with her poem, “The Hill We Climb”.

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They moved inside.
The passing of the Nuclear “Football” was immediate and done behind closed doors.
Gifts were given, and speeches were made inside the US Capitol.
Beautiful etched vases from Lennox Crystal (made in USA) were gifted
to the new President and Vice-President. Joe Biden signed an Executive Order. 

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Then there was a motorcade through Washington, past National Guardsmen lining the streets and saluting, all the way to Arlington, Virginia. Now Presidents Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama, Biden  and their wives and Vice-President Harris and her husband (“the Second Gentleman”) are all together laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.
Hearing the National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, 
and watching them be real leaders for the Nation is bringing tears to our eyes.
And now they’re playing “Taps” for all the fallen and there are flags flying on every grave.
A Moment of Silence and Silent Prayer, and a Presidential Photo Op.
And the Presidential Couples are going up the steps and inside General Robert E. Lee’s old house to pay respects, and say goodbye to each other. (pause in the ceremony)
Biden and Harris will motorcade in a “virtual parade to The White House. Biden will sign many Executive Orders, and start the business of repairing the damage that Trump, the GOP Traitors, and Trump’s criminal associates have caused to our great country.

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Vice-President Kamala Harris is the first African-American, first Asian-American and first Woman to hold this Federal Office! And Joe Biden is the oldest President to hold office. 

12:15pm: Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We made some food and another cup of espresso. 
The Presidential motorcade is “parading” to The White House now.
Trump wanted a “military sendoff”, does this count?
Just think of how much it is costing for all this SECURITY.
25000 National Guardsmen from across the country.
Gas, food, lodging, and other services for the military and support personnel.
Law Enforcement and Investigation. They vetted the National Guardsmen.
Maximum protection. Don’t forget the air cover provided by the Air Force.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK (or is it just being wasted?)

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12:40pm: The motorcade is holding in front of the Treasury Building….
Looks like they are doing a Security Assessment before Joe Biden gets out of the limo.
The University of Delaware Drumline is keeping time.
And the Biden family is out of the limousine and walking to The White House now.
MAXIMUM SECURITY! The streets are empty except for military and law enforcement.
They’re parading past the media, and Joe went and fist-bumped someone.
And he said hello DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. Hello to some other people.
Joe Biden has entered The White House grounds and is walking up the driveway.
Presidential Marching Band and many flags – each state and territory.
Lots of media of course. Standing at the West Wing steps and waving.
Band playing “Hail to the Chief” and “G-d Bless America” (now we’re really crying)
And Joe hugs his wife and the First Family enters The White House.
(yes, there has been a “deep-cleaning” done after the last occupant was removed)

THE INAUGURAL PARADE on CNN:
“Parade Across America” with John Stewart, the dancing TikTok Doc,
High Country Cloggers, Chinese American Community Center in Delaware, 
What’s your vision for America? Heroes Next Door, Mariachi Joya from Las Vegas High School perform together virtually, “Felicidades!”  Kamala Harris and her husband enter The White House (and we’re crying again), Wheelchair bound athletes from the Ryan Martin Foundation passing the ball, Hawaiian Oil Chant from Hawaii, TAPS – Military Loss Survivors, USMC Silent Drill Platoon – “Semper Fi!”, the Puerto Rico Royalty Winterguard perform, the TikTok Doc, and many more Americans of all races and religions celebrating into the afternoon.

The Howard University Marching Band parades in Washington DC for the Vice-President.
VP Kamala Harris and the Second Gentleman are getting ready to walk down the street.
Pausing for the Security Assessment, and they are out if the limo, greeting the family on the street, and now walking to The White House and her new office in the Old Executive Building. 

EVERYONE, all day long, at every event, is wearing a mask.

Remember Trump said the stock market would crash if Biden was elected?
Stocks just hit a historic all-time high today as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are inaugurated.

1:30pm: FOXNEWS CRAWL: “President Biden & The Progressive Agenda”
MSNBC covering the swearing in of the three New Democratic Senators:
Jon Ossoff, the first Jewish Senator from Georgia
Rev Raphael Warnock, the first African-American Senator from Georgia
and Alex Padilla replacing Kamala Harris as the Senator from California
Democrats now control the Senate, The House of Representatives, and The White House.

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VP Kamala Harris is in the Senate: She administers the Oath of Office.
The new Senators sign in. Oh look it’s Diane Feinstein.
Senator Chuck Schumer opens business for the Senate.
Pat Leahy (D-VT) will become President Pro-Tem
“Mitch is officially a minority!” – Wanda Sykes on Twitter

2:00pm: President Joe Biden is in the Oval Office.
Biden’s first proclamation: “NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2021, a National Day of Unity…”

We made some lunch.
On The Menu: Toasted pepperjack cheese sandwich on whole wheat sourdough bread
and another espresso to drink. 
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BIDEN to his staff:
“If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treating another colleague with disrespect, talking down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. On the spot. No ifs ands or buts.”

3:45pm: We took a little nap while they took care of some business,
We woke up and drank an espresso and ate a couple cookies.

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President Joe Biden on DAY ONE:
rescinded Trump’s “Muslim Ban” that targeted Africans.
rejoined the Paris Climate Accord Agreement (climate change & science are back)
revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline – it is dead.
halted all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
paused student loan payments until September 30 
extended the eviction moratorium
stopped construction at the southern border wall
removed the racist Trump “1776 Commission Report” from the Whitehouse website
mandated masks and social distancing on federal property
“Mask Up America” is President Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”

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New Executive Order seeks “a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 stimulus plan includes $40 billion for child care:

President Joe Biden notified the United Nations that the United States is rejoining the World Health Organization reversing Trump’s order to quit the International Alliance that “plays a crucial role in the world’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.”

Executive Order:
ORGANIZING AND MOBILIZING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE A UNIFIED AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO COMBAT COVID‑19 AND TO PROVIDE UNITED STATES LEADERSHIP ON GLOBAL HEALTH AND SECURITY

Executive Order:
REVISION OF CIVIL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POLICIES AND PRIORITIES
“My Administration will reset the policies and practices for enforcing civil immigration laws.”

MEMO FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
SUBJECT: Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

AND THERE WAS EVEN MORE STUFF!
WE HAVE A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT AGAIN! 

4:15pm: We have a White House Press Briefing! (a return to normal)
President Joe Biden’s new Press Secretary Jen Psaki addresses the TRUTH.
Ten minutes in, and she hasn’t attacked a reporter, told one lie, or said “fake news”.

Ron Klain, President Joe Biden’s White House Chief-of-Staff issued a memo freezing all new or pending Trump regulations subject to review. All Trump CDC COVID19 regulations are now under review by Biden’s new CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

The Senate confirmed Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence.
(the 10 “NO” votes were cast by the Ted Cruz and the GOP Traitors)

YOU’RE FIRED! White House chief usher Timothy Harleth has been dismissed.
He was hired by Melania Trump in 2017 and was once a manager at the Trump Hotel DC.
UPDATE: President Joe Biden did not fire the Chief Usher. Timothy Harleth was fired by Trump and Melania, and “The Trumps sent the butlers home when they left so there would be no one to help the Bidens when they arrived,….So petty.”

President Joe Biden fired attorney Peter Robb, a Trump appointee and stooge,
after he refused to resign as National Labor Relations Board general counsel. 

NSA General Counsel Michael Ellis, installed by Trump last week, was put on administrative leave today. He is now under investigation by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

Stephen Miller no longer works at The White House.
Jared Kushner no longer works at The White House.
Mark Meadows no longer works at The White House.
Peter Navarro no longer works at The White House.
Kayleigh McEnany no longer works at The White House.
Hope Hicks no longer works at The White House.
Ivanka Trump no longer works at The White House.

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ART AND MUSIC AND POETRY AND CULTURE ARE BACK!

CELEBRATING AMERICA!
5:30pm: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN! (on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial)
TOM HANKS! Lincoln’s statue is framed to show only the fist, not the open hand.
KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR! Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address
FDR;s 1st Inaugural Address “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”
JFK’s Inaugural Address
“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – John F. Kennedy, 60 years ago today.
Reagan’s 1st Inaugural Address
Local spot: Eva Longoria on KTLA Channel 5
JOHN BON JOVI! “Here Comes The Sun” on the Santa Monica Pier (crying again)
Heroes of the Pandemic montage
YOYO MA! – the Star Trek theme opening chords, then Amazing Grace on cello>
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN 
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!
THE BLACK PUMAS!
“Welcome Back America…. to your celebration.” – Tom Hanks
Salute to Teachers! Mackenzie Adams (viral online teacher) from Seattle, Washington
FOO FIGHTERS! Dave Grohl 
KERRY WASHINGTON!
Broadway Performers sing – YEAR from “Rent” “Let The Sunshine In!” from “Hair”
Tom Hanks – Hunger and food insecurity “Americans who feed us” JOSE ANDRES!
LIN MANUEL MIRANDA!
NASA ASTRONAUTS on the ISS in orbit!
Joe Biden
Hallelujah acapella from last night
SARAH FULLER football player
VICE-PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS
JOHN LEGEND sings “It’s a New Day”
DJ CASSIDY – “Pass The Mic!” Latin Rappers and DJs 
Nurses
TIM MCGRAW from Nashville
“Let’s Unite America” montage
Barack Obama, George Bush Jr., and Bill Clinton just talking….“a new beginning” 
Is Tom Hanks crying?
DEMI LOVATO “A Lovely Day” with healthcare workers and POC singing along
The Biden and Harris families watching and dancing along is the icing on the cake!
KATY PERRY sings at the Reflecting Pool
AND THEN AMAZING FIREWORKS IN WASHINGTON DC
AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND ON THE NATIONAL MALL!

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BRAVO GLENN WEISS AND CREW! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! 
(gonna get you another Emmy for tonight)

Seriously, crying again and again. Tears of happiness, joy, and relief.
TRUMP TRIED TO KILL US ALL! TRUMP KILLED 400000+ AMERICANS
AND WE NEED JUSTICE! WE NEED VENGEANCE FOR THE DEAD!
TRUMP TRIED TO KILL ART AND CULTURE AND MUSIC AND POETRY!
WE NEED A RECKONING! 

Watching journalists, democrats, artists, and especially LGBTQ and people of color,
taking a victory lap today and tonight is so uplifting and cathartic for this country. 
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” and the #GOPTraitors are the enemy.

8:45pm: We had Thai food delivered for dinner. And groceries too.
On The Menu: Thai BBQ chicken and fried rice with juice to drink.
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CNN CRAWL: “PRESIDENT BIDEN: ‘DEMOCRACY HAS PREVAILED'”

The Washington Post’s Trump fact-checkers say Trump made 30573 false or misleading claims in four years. That’s approximately twenty per day.

“Reluctantly I have concluded that President Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin”
– General Barry R. McCaffrey (ret.), March 16, 2018 on Twitter

MAR-A-LAGO: 561-832-2600 (ask for Trump, tell them you’re a friend of Jeffrey Epstein)

We must expel-arrest-prosecute-execute the GOPTraitors!

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Kevin McCarthy making a speech or even being in the Capitol building is a disgrace.
The GOP tried to overturn the election. They tried to disqualify the votes for Joe Biden!
Twelve years of croneyism, racism, anti-semitism, hate, obstruction, and malfeasance.
The GOPTraitors not only tolerated Trump’s perversion of our democracy, some Republicans in Congress actively joined in to interfere in the election and overthrow the US Government! 

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FoxNews is UnAmerican!
And FoxNews and Rupert Murdoch was complicit in the Trump Coup Attempt.
FOXNEWS IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO DEMOCRACY!
FOXNEWS IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE UNITED STATES.
FOXNEWS IS STILL PUSHING “THE BIG LIE” AND “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”
THIS IS FOXNEWS LAST NIGHT: FoxNews is UnAmerican!
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Heads are exploding at FoxNews today. Their ratings are tanking.
Their audience is changing the channel to OAN and other Trump aligned media.
FUCK YOU KARL ROVE! FoxNews is UnAmerican!
Five Assholes on “The FIVE” laughing at President Joe Biden’s call for unity.
Traitor Hannity interviewing Peter Schweitzer about Hunter Biden’s laptop. REALLY!

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FOXNEWS CRAWL: “Biden’s ‘Unity’ Speech Sends Ominous Message” 
FOXNEWS CRAWL: “The Left Demonizes Trump Supporters”
FOXNEWS CRAWL: “BIDEN POLICIES PUT AMERICA ON DANGEROUS PATH”
FOXNEWS CRAWL: “BIDEN INAUGURATION SPEECH FULL OF EMTY RHETORIC”
“White guilt” “racist” – Shelby Steele Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
AND EVEN MORE RACIST BULLSHIT! (from an African-American man)

While you were watching the beautiful fireworks in Washington DC, 
FoxNews was running a Nutrisystem for Men ad.

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HISTORY!
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States
Kamala Harris it the Vice-President of the United States.
Trump and his family are Shit Stain on this country and the stink will never come off.

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Bernie Memes! So many memes…. and they are hilarious!

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HAHAHAHAHA!
THE BERNIE MEMES ARE THE PERFECT FINISH
FOR A FABULOUS DAY ON THE INTERWEB!

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“CBS This Morning” just had a segment on Bernie’s Mittens and the memes! 
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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! 
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! 
DO NOT PARTY WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE!
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!

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NO PARDONS FOR OLD MEN! – we posted this before the 2020 election.
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TRUMP IS A LOSER! EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
AND WE ALL KNOW TRUMP CHEATS AT GOLF TOO!

THANK YOU SETH ROGEN! FUCK YOU TED CRUZ!
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GOP TRAITORS WHO VOTED “NO” TODAY: Blackburn (R-TN) Braun (R-IN) Cruz (R-TX) Ernst (R-IA) Hagerty (R-TN) Hawley (R-MO) Lee (R-UT) Marshall (R-KS) Paul (R-KY) Risch (R-ID)

At 12:04pm EST, The Chinese Government sanctioned Mike Pompeo, Robert O’Brien,
Peter Navarro, John Bolton, Stephen Bannon, and other Trump stooges.
They can no longer do business or set foot in China.

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THERE ARE ONLY THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK THE GOP TRAITORS!
ASK THESE QUESTIONS UNTIL THERE IS A DEFINITE YES OR NO ANSWER!
Q1: DID JOE BIDEN WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
(A: YES) The election was not stolen – five simple words
Q2: DO YOU THINK THERE WAS TAMPERING OR FRAUD IN 2020 ELECTION?
(A: NO) The election was not stolen – five simple words
Q3: DID TRUMP COMMIT TREASON/SEDITION ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 6th?
(A: YES) IMPEACHED FOR INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION!

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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
EVERYTHING FOXNEWS SAYS IS A LIE!


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We didn’t even bother to appeal it. We need a forced Twitter break!
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There is a BLACK BEAR DINER in the San Fernando Valley!

Yes! There is a BLACK BEAR DINER in the San Fernando Valley!

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The Black Bear Diner in Tarzana, California

We were tired, hungry and driving down Ventura Boulevard last week, when much to our surprise and amazement, there was a Black Bear Diner in Tarzana!

Located in the space previously occupied by CoCo’s, Season’s and Bob’s Big Boy in Tarzana Square on Ventura Blvd just east of Reseda Blvd, we have a Black Bear Diner!

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We are a big fan of the Black Bear Diner and enjoy eating at the restaurant in Medford, Oregon when we are visiting in Ashland. They are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and there’s also one in Midwest City, Oklahoma. They are currently adding new locations and will soon be opening in Katy, Texas (according to their website).

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We were so happy to see a Black Bear Dinner in the Valley and to have an easy decision on where to eat dinner. We pulled right into the parking lot and started taking pictures for this Blog Post. It was late and after the dinner rush and not very crowded at all. There were people at about 40% of the tables and they were mostly finishing up. The counter was empty and we chose to sit at a table at the back of the main dining room where it was quiet and there wasn’t any waiter traffic.

We were seated immediately by a young host/cashier and greeted promptly by our waitress (or female server if you’re particular about the job title). When we asked how long they had been open they told us almost three weeks. Our waitress had worked at the previous restaurant CoCo’s in the same location, which had closed long ago.

Everything was new and “fresh” with the familiar decor that is part of their brand and a constant throughout the chain. A large WELCOME sign and statues of Black Bears greet you out front and there’s a beautiful vintage-style jukebox available in the lobby for patrons to play classic American music of their choosing. They have a merchandise display and food products available for sale at the register too.

The board-of-fare is All-American “stick to your ribs” Food, and it’s breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. We decided to keep it simple and test the American cheeseburger basket.

On The Menu: American Cheeseburger with Fries (in a basket)

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As you can see, the burger and cheese were presented on the basket, not on the paper, which may sound particular (and it is) but it’s important for some customers (like us). We ordered it with lettuce only, but there was no lettuce on the burger and we didn’t want to wait for a server to come, get the lettuce and then bring it back, before eating….

The cheeseburger was fine, but not great and a little bland. The fries were great and served very hot. We only had water to drink and ate the food quickly because we were really hungry. We finished and paid at the register and we were happy and no longer hungry. The service was fast and aside from the food presentation and missing lettuce everything was fine and we will return again.

NOTE: Our waitress left after putting the order in and bringing us barbecue sauce and mustard, and another server brought us our food, but the lettuce was ordered and missing from the meal.

We didn’t have dessert, but they do have a great dessert menu (with pics):

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Desserts Under Glass!

Black Bear Diner – 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356 
“Down-home chain serving all-day American comfort food & desserts in a woodsy setting.”
OPEN 6AM-10PM everyday of the week
We also asked if they were going to have late-night hours, but they didn’t know yet…

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Kilroy Was Here!

Kilroy Was Here!

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“Kilroy Was Here” engraved on the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

“Maybe you’ve bumped into Kilroy. He’s a bald (or balding) gentleman with a big nose, drawn peeking over a wall. Next to him is usually the phrase “Kilroy was here.” He can be found all over the world, and went viral long before social media or the Internet were around, finding his way through the theaters of war with American troops during World War II. (One of his most daring appearances may have been at the Potsdam Conference in 1945. During the summit, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin had exclusive use of a VIP bathroom. One day, Stalin reportedly used the facilities, and came out demanding to know from one of his aides who Kilroy was, having found the drawing on one of the walls.)”

“Kilroy Was Here” is a WWII slogan and graffiti by the American Army, the drawing based on the British “Mr Chad”, and sometimes coupled with images of pregnant women.

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1940s Vintage WWII “Kilroy Was Here” Hartland Plastics Pregnant Girl Figurine 

“Kilroy doesn’t appear to have originated entirely with U.S. servicemen, though. A similar doodle, known as Mr. Chad, was scrawled throughout Britain as a comment on shortages and rations during the war. Chad was similar in appearance to Kilroy, but was accompanied by a different message: “Wot? No tea?” (or whatever other goods were in short supply at the moment). Chad predates Kilroy by a few years, and may have been the created by British cartoonist George Chatterton in the late 1930s. As best as anyone can tell, at some point during the war, American soldiers borrowed Mr. Chad’s image and married it to their own name and phrase, ‘Kilroy was here.'”

Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI who had already been wherever American soldiers went. It became a challenge for the troops to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable (on top of Mt. Everest and the Statue of Liberty, on the underside of the Arch De Triumphe and even scrawled in the dust on the moon)

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Wisconsin Historical Markers: The Highground WWII Tribute: Kilroy Was Here

“If the man in the drawing was a variation of Mr. Chad, then where did the name Kilroy come from? While the Oxford English Dictionary writes Kilroy off as a mythical person, dozen of real people claimed to be the doodle’s namesake in 1946, when the American Transit Association (ATA) held a radio contest to establish the origin of the phrase. One of them was James J. Kilroy, who worked as at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts during the war inspecting the work done by others on the tanks and hulls of warships. As Kilroy explained to the ATA:

I started my new job with enthusiasm, carefully surveying every inner bottom and tank before issuing a contract. I was thoroughly upset to find that practically every test leader [the head of a work crew] I met wanted me to go down and look over his job with him, and, when I explained to him that I had already checked the job and could not spare the time to crawl through one of those tanks again, he would accuse me of not having looked the job over. I was getting sick of of being accused of not looking the jobs over and one day as I came through the manhole of a tank i had just surveyed, I angrily marked with yellow crayon on the tank top, where the tester could see it, ‘Kilroy was here.’ The following day, a test gang leader approached me with a grin on his face and said, ‘I see you looked my job over.’ I nodded in agreement.

Kilroy provided the ATA with corroborating statements from men he worked with at the shipyard, and said that he assumed that shipyard workers who had seen his mark and then joined the military took the phrase with them and began writing it in Europe. He won the contest and the grand prize, a full-size trolley street car. Just a few days before Christmas, the 12-ton car was delivered to Kilroy’s home in Halifax, MA, where it was attached to the house and used as living space for six of his nine children.”

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The “Kilroy Trolley Car” photo from the Boston American, December 23, 1946. Thanks to Brian Fitzgerald (James Kilroy’s grandson)

“Kilroy Was Here” is written in two locations on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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“Clap my hands and jump for joy; I was here before Kilroy.
Sorry to spoil your little joke; I was here, but my pencil broke.” ~Kilroy
(from A Diller, a Dollar: Rhymes and Sayings For the Ten O’clock Scholar 1955)

Kilroy can also be seen at the end of my favorite WWII film “Kelly’s Heroes”>

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Spoiler Alert! Kilroy Was Here in “Kelly’s Heroes”

The 1983 Styx album titled “Kilroy Was Here” was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song, “Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto” ends with the line “I’m Kilroy.”

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Procrastination (noun)
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-the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished
-the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones
-carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones
-putting off impending tasks to a later time

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PARTY AT GROUND ZERO!

PARTY AT GROUND ZERO!
written by Angelo Moore, Kendall Jones and John Norwood Fisher of Fishbone in 1985

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FISHBONE!

Fishbone! “Party At Ground Zero” music video directed by Henry Selick in 1985:

And Fishbone “Party At Ground Zero” LIVE at Fenders Ballroom, Long Beach, CA in 1987:

The song is about “Dancing around Armageddon” and having a good time without worry or concern….

Party at ground zero – A “B” movie starring you
And the world will turn to flowing – Pink vapor stew!
Johnny, go get your gun, for the commies are in our hemisphere today
Ivan, go fly your MIG, for the Yankee imperialists have come to play
Johnny goes to Sally’s house to kiss her goodbye
But Daddy says to spend the night
They make love ’till the early morning light
For tomorrow Johnny goes to fight
Johnny, Ivan, Ian, everybody come along for our nations need new heroes
Time to sing a new war song
[CHORUS]
Please do not fear ’cause Fishbone is here to say (say what?)
Just have a good time the stop sign is far away
The toilet has flushed and green lights are a ghost
And drop drills will be extinct
Speedracer cloud has come
They know not what they’ve done
Sin has just won
The planet is a crumb…
[CHORUS]

The term “Ground Zero” is generally used to mean the point directly above or below the earth’s surface closest to the detonation when a nuclear explosion takes place. The term is also used to mark the point of the most severe damage or destruction.

Inauguration Day has taken place on January 20 every year following a presidential election since 1937. Trump is scheduled to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017 around noon on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The president-elect and vice president-elect will both take the Oath of Office, followed by the inaugural address and the presidential procession and inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

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The United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
– The Oath of Office of the President of the United States (as mandated by the United States Constitution in Article II, Section One, Clause 8)

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More than 50 House Democrats are planning to boycott the inauguration in Washington D.C. after Trump’s divisive campaign, and most recently his twitter attack this week on civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis (after he called Trump’s victory illegitimate due to Russian interference in the election). And 200,000+ people are also expected in the city the day after for the Women’s March on Washington to protest Trump’s election.

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Trump is scheduled to be sworn in on January 20, 2017

Our Thoughts on Trump’s Inauguration:

The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government elected by the citizens (well, actually the Electoral College) of the United States of America to a four year term of office. The president directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces the most expensive military (with the second largest nuclear arsenal) in the world.

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NOTE: During the Cold War, a snack bar that used to be located in the open space in the center of the Pentagon was nicknamed “Cafe Ground Zero, the deadliest hot dog stand in the world.” Soviet satellites saw groups of military officers entering and exiting the hot dog stand at about the same time every day. They concluded that the stand was the entrance to an underground bunker.

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The Pentagon – Arlington, Virginia

“Rumor has it that during the Cold War the Russians never had any less than two missiles aimed at this hot dog stand. They thought this was the Pentagon’s most top secret meeting room, and the entire Pentagon was a large fortress built around this hot dog stand. They thought the officers were going to get their top secret briefings in a protected area, but really they were just going to get lunch” – Brett Eaton, an information and communications officer for Washington Headquarters Services

Cafe Ground Zero was torn down in 2006 and a new building was built in its place. The Pentagon was declared a national historic landmark in 1992 and the courtyard is one of five historically protected features of the building. The hot dog stand was replaced by a modern building of roughly the same size and exactly the same shape.

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Cafe Ground Zero at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia (torn down in 2006)

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The New Building: The Center Courtyard Cafe at the Pentagon (opened in 2008)

Construction of the Pentagon was completed in approximately 16 months at a total cost of $83 million. Ground was broken September 11, 1941 and the building was dedicated on January 15, 1943. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

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Designed by American architect George Bergstrom (1876–1955), the building is 77 ft tall, and each of the five sides of the building is 921 ft long  with a five-acre central plaza. It has five floors above ground and two basement levels. One of the world’s largest office buildings, the total square footage is about 6,500,000 square feet. More than half, 3,700,000 square feet is office space. The concentric rings are designated “A” through “E” from the center out with additional “F” and “G” rings in the basement. “E” Ring offices have the outside view and are generally occupied by senior officials. Supposedly, it’s possible for a person to walk between any two points in the Pentagon in less than seven minutes.

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The Pentagon After 9/11

On September 11, 2001, exactly 60 years after the building’s construction began, American Airlines Flight Flight 77 (from Washington Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport) was hijacked and deliberately flown into the west side of the Pentagon at 9:37am, killing 189 people according to the official report. 59 civilians and 5 terrorists on the airplane were killed, as were 70 civilians and 55 military personnel in the building. The damaged sections of the Pentagon were rebuilt in 2002 and the occupants moved back in August. The Americas Heroes Memorial and a chapel opened in 2002 and is located where Flight 77 crashed into the building. The Memorial is open seven days a week, year-round and is the only place at the Pentagon where photography is permitted.

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The American Flag on the Pentagon for the 6th Anniversary of 9/11

After the attack on 9-11, the destroyed World Trade Center’s 15 acre site in New York City became known as “Ground Zero” and is now the new The World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.

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“Ground Zero” after 9-11 at the World Trade Center in New York City

 

Views from the WTC in 1994:

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Manhattan from the World Trade Center – New York City 1994

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New York City – View from the top of the World Trade Center 

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – New York and New Jersey

 

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September 11, 2001 – NEVER FORGET!

 

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One World Trade Center (aka “Freedom Tower”) – New York City

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National September 11th Memorial – New York City

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September 11, 2001

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Armageddon as it is written in the Book of Revelation (the last book of the Bible’s New Testament) is the prophesied location of the gathering of armies for a final battle during the end times. According to the Book of Revelation, the purpose of this gathering of kings in the “place called Armageddon” is “for the war of the great day of G-d, the Almighty.” Also called the “Revelation to John” or the “Apocalypse” it is interpreted as either a literal or a symbolic location. The term is also used to refer to any “end of the world” scenario and the climax of the ongoing struggle between good and evil.

NOTE: In religion and theology, a revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity.

Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator…wrote the book of the seven seals!
– ” John The Revelator” by Son House

Sam Moore as Reverend Morris at the Revival Meeting in the film “Blues Brothers 2000”:

 

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Today is Friday the 13th, 2017!

Today is Friday the 13th, 2017!

“I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair… Borne, like a vapor on the summer air!”
“Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair” by Stephen C. Foster

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The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: “triskaidekaphobia” and the fear of Friday the 13th is “paraskevidekatriaphobia” or “friggatriskaidekaphobia”.

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.
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Friday, October 13, 1307: To free himself from his debts, Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar. He tortured them into admitting heresy and then burned many of them at the stake.

The first documented mention of the day can be found in Henry Sutherland Edwards’ 1869 biography of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (known for “The Barber of Seville” 1816 and “The William Tell Overture” 1829), who died on Friday, November 13th, 1868 in Paris, France:

“He was surrounded to the last by admiring friends; and if it be true that, like so many Italians, he regarded Fridays as an unlucky day and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday 13th of November he passed away.”

“Friday the Thirteenth” a 1907 book written by American businessman Thomas Lawson, may have further perpetuated the superstition. In the story, an unscrupulous broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on Friday the 13th.

On “Black Friday” September 24, 1869 a failed plot to corner the market at the New York Gold Exchange and left many wealthy investors broke. Jay Gould and James Fisk (aka The Gold Ring) tried to buy as much gold as they could to drive up the price. The plot was discovered, President Ulysses S. Grant released $4 million worth of gold into the market, the price of gold dropped and the speculators were ruined.

“When Black Friday comes I’m gonna dig myself a hole
Gonna lay down in it ’til I satisfy my soul”
“Black Friday” by Steely Dan

Biblical origins: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday. There were 13 guests at the Last Supper the night before the crucifixion. Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, has been named as “the 13th guest”.

Norse mythology traces the superstition back to a story of a banquet at Valhalla where Loki, the demi god of mischief came unannounced as the 13th guest and caused chaos.

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina,  17 to 21 million Americans suffer from Fear of Friday the 13th. Symptoms range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.

Many businesses (like airlines and casinos) suffer from severe losses on Friday the 13th. Most high-rise buildings, hotels and hospitals don’t have a “13th floor” and most airports avoid having gates with the number 13. In many countries, having 13 people at the dinner table is considered bad luck.

There is little evidence that Friday the 13th is actually an unlucky day. Studies have shown that Friday the 13th has little or no effect on events like accidents, hospital visits and natural disasters.

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Friday 13th is a lucky day in many Spanish speaking countries. Instead Tuesday the 13th (13 Martes) is considered the unluckiest day. The ancient Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day. Friday the 13th is also considered a lucky day for children to be born on.

Alfred Hitchcock, “the master of suspense”, was born on August 13, 1899. His directorial debut was the film “Number 13” in 1922.

There will be another Friday the 13th this year (2017) in the month of October.
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FULL MOON FRIDAY!
The “Wolf Moon” peaked at its full phase yesterday: Thursday, January 12 at 6:34am

Ask yourself: What did you want in 2016 but never found or accomplished?

Prepare for a new lunar month and year!
Take time to reflect on the past year under the clear light of the full moon.
Whatever your goals are, plan on how to get what you want most in this new year.

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Today, January 13th is
Stephen Foster Memorial Day!

“Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!
I’ll bet my money on de bob-tail nag. Somebody bet on de bay.”
“De Camptown Races” (or “Gwine To Run All Night”) by Stephen C. Foster

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Stephen C. Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Stephen C. Foster died on January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. Born on July 4, 1826 in Lawrenceville (now Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. He is known as “The Father of American Music.” He wrote over 200 songs, primarily parlor and minstrel music, including “Oh! Susanna” (the anthem of the California Gold Rush) “Camptown Races” “My Old Kentucky Home” (became the official state song of Kentucky in 1928) “Old Folks at Home” (became the state song of Florida in 1935 and the lyrics were modified as the times changed) “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” “Old Black Joe” and “Beautiful Dreamer” (released after his death)Many of his songs had Southern themes, yet Foster never lived in the South and visited it only once in 1852. Three Hollywood films have been made of his life: “Harmony Lane” (1935), 20th Century Fox’s “Swanee River”  with Don Ameche (1939) and “I Dream of Jeanie” (1952). Stephen Foster Memorial Day is a United States Federal Observance Day according to Title 36 of the United States Code. It was made law in November of 1966 and was first celebrated in 1967.

“I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, 
I’m goin’ to Louisiana, my true love for to see, 
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry, 
The sun so hot, I froze to death. Susanna dont you cry. 
Oh Susanna! Oh, don’t you cry for me! 
I’ve come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.”
“Oh Susanna” by Stephen C. Foster

Al Jolson as E.P. Christy sings “Oh Susanna” from the film “Swanee River” in 1940
(in minstrel show blackface):

And Al Jolson performs “Swanee” in George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” in 1945:

Bing Crosby sings “Swanee River” from the film “Mississippi” in 1935:


Korean American Day 
#KoreanAmericanDay
Commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903 and honors their contributions to American culture and society. President George W. Bush issued a proclamation on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrant in 2003. The U.S. House and Senate passed simple resolutions in support of Korean American Day in 2005.

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The Flag of South Korea

National Peach Melba Day #NationalPeachMelbaDay
Peach Melba was invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier while employed at the Savoy Hotel in London to honor the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. Made with peaches, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce and topped with spun sugar, the dessert was originally called “Pecheau Cygne” or “Peach Swan” and was served inside a swan-shaped ice sculpture.

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Escoffier’s Classic Peach Melba (see the recipe below)

National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay
R. Stanton Avery, born on January 13, 1907, was the original creator of the adhesive label with a removable backing.
National Blame Someone Else Day #BlameSomeoneElseDay
(always celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of the year)
and it’s
National Rubber Ducky Day #NationalRubberDuckyDay
(the earliest patent for a rubber duck toy was in 1928 by Landon Smart Lawrence)
Russian Sculptor Peter Ganine designed and patented a floating toy “uncapsizeable duck” in 1949 (US Patent 153426 & 153514, over 50,000,000 were sold) which closely resembles the rubber ducky we have today. The rubber ducky was inducted into the New York Toy Hall of Fame in 2013 (founded in 1998, the New York Toy Hall of Fame has only inducted 52 other toys). According to a 1973 “Sesame Street” calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is on January 13. Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode.

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Designer Rubber Ducky (made of hard plastic)

 

NFL PLAYOFFS on Saturday and Sunday!
Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys

And as of yesterday the San Diego Chargers are now the Los Angeles Chargers!

Monday is a HOLIDAY!

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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King Day Federal Holiday
Commemorates the birthday of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (born Michael King Jr.) on January 15, 1929 and celebrates his life, achievements and civil rights legacy. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. The federal holiday was created in 1983 and first observed in January 1986. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was dedicated in 2011.

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View From The Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963

From the King Center website (www.kingcenter.org):
“On this day we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child. We are called on this holiday, not merely to honor, but to celebrate the values of equality, tolerance and interracial sister and brotherhood he so compellingly expressed in his great dream for America.”

MLK’s “I HAVE A DREAM” Speech
Delivered on August 28, 1963 at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C to over 250,000 people on the National Mall. the speech was originally written as a homage to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and was timed to correspond with the 100-year centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.”

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NOTE: Martin Luther King Jr. was named “Man of the Year” by TIME magazine in 1963, and was the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The full speech did not appear in writing until August 1983, 15 years after his death, when a transcript was published in The Washington Post. The Library of Congress added the speech to the United States National Recording Registry in 2002. The National Park Service dedicated an inscribed marble pedestal to commemorate the speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 2003.

Coming soon! THE YEAR OF THE RED FIRE ROOSTER
The first day of Chinese New Year is Saturday, January 28, 2017.

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Escoffier’s Classic Peach Melba Recipe

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Escoffier’s Classic Peach Melba Ingredients

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups water
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp vanilla extract
4 peaches (fresh fruit is preferred, but canned peaches will work)
1 pint vanilla ice cream (or substitute frozen yogurt or dairy-free)

Raspberry Sauce:
1 ½ cups fresh raspberries
2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
½ tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:
1. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a large saucepan. Heat on low until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Cook at boiling for about 3 minutes and then return to simmer.
2. Cut the peaches in half. Place in the sugar syrup and poach about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Test with a knife to determine if they are done and when finished poaching, place them on a plate to cool.
3. After the peaches have cooled, peel off the skin and remove the pits.
4. For raspberry sauce: combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until very smooth. Strain through a colander and into a bowl.
5. Assemble the dessert by placing 2 peach halves in a bowl along with a scoop of ice cream. Spoon raspberry sauce on top and serve immediately.


Happy National Rubber Ducky Day!
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created a series of giant floating rubber ducks in 2007.
The ducks ranged in size and appeared in 25 cities around the world.

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Florentijn Hofman’s “World’s Largest Rubber Duck”


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I’ve Been Everywhere Man!

I’ve Been Everywhere Man!
And now for a little traveling music…

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Hank Snow “I’ve Been Everywhere!” (1962) produced by Chet Atkins
performed on the National Life “Grand Ole Opry” in 1965:

 

“I’ve been everywhere, man/I’ve been everywhere, man/
Crossed the deserts bare, man/I’ve breathed the mountain air, man/
Travel, I’ve had my share, man/I’ve been everywhere!”

I’ve Been Everywhere is a song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959 and made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962. The song as originally written listed Australian towns. Original singer Lucky Starr released an EP called “Lucky’s Been Everywhere” that contained four different versions: United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

The North American version (with cities in United States and Canada) was sung by Canadian Clarence Eugene “Hank” Snow RIP (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999 and he became an American citizen in 1958), “I’ve Been Everywhere” was a number-one country hit in 1962 for “The Singing Ranger”. It was also sung by Australian singer Rolf Harris with English and Scottish cities in 1963 and by John Hore (later known as John Grenell) with New Zealand cities in 1966.

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Hank Snow & The Rainbow Ranch Boys: Chubby Wise, Kayton Roberts, Bobby Wright and Jimm Widener

Hank Snow was a gifted songwriter and was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1978, and the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame in 1979. In Canada, he was voted the top country music performer ten times and inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985. A victim of child abuse, he established the Hank Snow International Foundation For Prevention Of Child Abuse and Neglect in 1976.

NOTE: In 1954 Hank Snow persuaded the directors of the Grand Ole Opry to allow a young Elvis Presley to appear on stage. Snow used Elvis as his opening act and introduced him to Colonel Tom Parker. In August 1955, Snow and Parker formed the management team Hank Snow Attractions and signed a contract with Presley but soon Snow was out and Parker had control of Elvis.

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Hank Snow backstage at the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville 1978

Geoff Mack rewrote the song using an atlas supplied to him by his music publisher. Most of the cities in the U.S. version are located in North America, but two are in Central America (Costa Rica and Panama) and three in South America (Barranquilla, Tocopilla, and Argentina):

First verse
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo, Tocopilla, Barranquilla and Padilla.
Second verse
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana, Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana, Monterey, Ferriday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa, Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa, Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake, Devils Lake and Crater Lake.
Third verse
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika, Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica, Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport, Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina, Pasadena and Catalina.
Fourth verse
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika, Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City and Dodge City.

The song was covered (and adapted for other countries) by many other artists over the years and most notably the U.S. version was recorded by Johnny Cash for his Grammy winning “Unchained” (Best Country Album) in 1996.

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“Unchained” produced by Rick Rubin

Johnny Cash “I’ve Been Everywhere”

 

Read the Blog> “Music Makin’ Mama from Memphis” (also by Hank Snow)

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Extra-Credit:
Hank Snow sings “City of New Orleans”

“Good morning America how are ya
Say, don’t you know me, I’m your native son
I’m a train they call the City of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done…”


 

The Battle of New Orleans!

The Battle of New Orleans – January 8th, 1815

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The Battle of New Orleans (as imagined) by Edward Percy Moran 1910

“In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans”

The Battle of New Orleans was the final major battle of the War of 1812.
It was fought between January 8 and January 18, 1815.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans

Americans commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson (the future President of the United States) fought the British commanded by Admiral Alexander Cochrane and General Edward Pakenham. Pakenham and his second-in-command, Major General Samuel Gibbs, were both fatally wounded by artillery fire during the battle while on horseback.

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The Death of General Pakenham – The Battle of New Orleans

The Americans had constructed three lines of defense to protect New Orleans, the first about 4 miles from the city along the Rodriguez Canal (from the Mississippi River to the cypress swamp). The British advanced early in the morning under the cover of fog. The fog lifted, leaving them exposed in the open and easy targets for the American artillery.

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“We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

In just twenty-five minutes, the British casualties totaled 700 killed, 1400 wounded and 500 were taken prisoner (after the battle ~500 British soldiers who pretended to be dead surrendered). American losses were only seven (7) killed and six (6) wounded.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans

“Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

The Treaty of Ghent was signed in Ghent, Belgium on December 24, 1814. The Treaty was approved by British Parliament and signed by the Prince Regent (the future King George IV) on December 30, 1814. It took a month for the news to reach the United States during which time the Battle of New Orleans was fought. The treaty was ratified by the US Senate on February 17, 1815.

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Jackson Square in New Orleans

ANDREW JACKSON (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)

United States House of Representatives (Tennessee 1796-1797)
Military Governor of Florida (1821)
United States Senator (Tennessee 1823-1825)
7th President of the United States (1829-1837)

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Country singer Johnny Horton had a Number 1 hit in 1959 with “The Battle of New Orleans” written by Jimmy Driftwood. It won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording and was also awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Here’s Johnny Horton on the “Ed Sullivan Show” with the original sound:

And a little music from the “Alabama Wildman” Jerry Reed and Glen Campbell:
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and Jerry Reed sings “City of New Orleans”:

“Good morning America how are ya
Say, don’t you know me, I’m your native son
I’m a train they call the City of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done…”

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Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Let’s have a Brunch Party!

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Sunday Brunch on Mother’s Day in Sherman Oaks in the beautiful San Fernando Valley at The Hamburger Hamlet was a very good choice! We didn’t make the reservation, our sister did through the Open Table website. We arrived at the restaurant at the appointed time and parked the car in the large lot behind the building on Moorpark. There’s a $4.00 flat fee for parking on Saturday and Sunday that will be refunded with a validation on a yellow ticket (not a white ticket) before leaving the lot. There is also metered street parking with limited availability on Van Nuys Blvd and other neighborhood streets.

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Sunday Brunch at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

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Sunday Brunch at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

From the Hamburger Hamlet website:

WE WELCOME YOU TO THE HAMBURGER HAMLET

LIKE MANY OF US WHO GREW UP IN LOS ANGELES, THE HAMBURGER HAMLET PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES LIVES. FROM DINNER IN WESTWOOD BEFORE SEEING A MOVIE, TO SUNDAY BRUNCH IN BRENTWOOD, THE HAMBURGER HAMLET WAS ALWAYS A HOME AWAY FROM HOME KNOWN FOR SIMPLY MARVELOUS FOOD & DRINK.

OUR MEMORIES INCLUDE WATCHING A VERY DAPPER MAN NAMED HARRY LEWIS GO TABLE TO TABLE GREETING HIS GUESTS OR SEEING MARILYN LEWIS WORKING WITH THE STAFF AND ATTENDING TO THE GUESTS NEEDS. STILL FRESH IN OUR MEMORIES IS OUR FAVORITE BURGER PAIRED WITH A HAAGEN DAZS SHAKE, THE FAMOUS LOBSTER BISQUE AND THE APRICOT CHICKEN WINGS.

SO INSPIRED BY WHAT THE HAMBURGER HAMLET REPRESENTED, THAT WHEN WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE OVER SUCH A HISTORIC BRAND, WE COULD NOT RESIST THE CHANCE TO BRING IT BACK TO THE PROUD TRADITION AND FOUNDATION CREATED BY YOUR FORMER HOSTS, HARRY AND MARILYN LEWIS AND PAY OUR RESPECTS TO WHAT THEY ACHIEVED.

WELCOME BACK!

YOUR HOSTS KEVIN MICHAELS AND BRETT DOHERTY

Welcome to The Hamburger Hamlet! There’s a lot of history behind this restaurant!

The first Hamburger Hamlet was opened in 1950 on Sunset Blvd. At its peak the chain grew to 24 restaurants in multiple states. The Lewis family sold the sit-down chain for $29.2 million after opening Kate Mantilini in 1987. The owner Hamlet Group Inc. filed for bankruptcy on April 5, 2013.

The last remaining location in Sherman Oaks was acquired in 2014 and remodeled in 2015 by Killer Shrimp’s Kevin Michaels and Brett Doherty. They have refreshed the menu with brand new items and still feature the popular items that people loved growing up in Los Angeles.

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FLASHBACK!

The interior of the restaurant was extensively remodeled, and the famous red leather booths and chairs are no longer available…but there is still something familiar about the redesign.

There are many pictures from the history of The Hamburger Hamlet restaurant chain on the walls, which is a really nice touch. Many Angelenos have great memories of the restaurants and their menu dishes. Mine are of family experiences growing up: lunch with my Grandmother on Sunset Blvd (her office was across the street in the Union Bank building and they knew her by name), going there for special occasions, and parties and dinners at the locations in Sherman Oaks, Hollywood and Brentwood.

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And so it seemed appropriate for Mother’s Day that we revisit the location on Van Nuys Blvd which turned out to be a very good decision. As we drove to our destination, we passed packed restaurants on Ventura Blvd with people waiting outside to be seated (Marmalade Cafe, Blu Jam Cafe, The Cheesecake Factory at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, etc.). When we arrived at The Hamburger Hamlet there were empty tables and we were seated at our reserved table without having to wait.

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Have a Cocktail in The Bar at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

The remodel of the restaurant was very well done. The Bar is beautiful. The dark dining room of the past is now a large open space with lots of light and the kitchen area was given a major upgrade and is semi-open and dining room adjacent.

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Sunday Brunch at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

The Menu has also retained it’s history!  The still have the “signature” dishes along with some new items and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day.

NOTE: the Saturday and Sunday Brunch Menu is only available 9am-3pm on weekends.

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On the Menu: 1/2 Caesar salad, cornbread, Hot Turkey Sandwich with steak fries, cranberry sauce & gravy and a Mr Pibb soda. Our table also ordered eggs benedict & hash browns, a club sandwich & salad, a Cobb salad with cornbread, an Arnold Palmer, grapefruit juice, bacon & eggs and pancakes.

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The food was good. Classic American “comfort food” for brunch. The portions were large. The service was good, but slowed down as they got busier. The prices were reasonable (entrees are in the $13-$26 price range) and there wasn’t a “Mother’s Day Menu” or price increase because of the holiday which was particularly nice. We enjoyed our food, the memories, the brunch experience and Mom had a very good time!

The Hamburger Hamlet4419 Van Nuys Blvd (at Moorpark), Sherman Oaks CA 91403
http://www.hamburgerhamlet.com 818-784-1183

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10pm and Friday: 11:30am – 12am
Saturday: 9am – 12am and Sunday: 9am – 10pm

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Harry Lewis’ Picture on the Wall at The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks

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Harry Lewis at The Hamburger Hamlet Brentwood

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Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Inventions!

p.s. We really miss Hamptons Hollywood Cafe on Highland and the Old World Restaurant in Westwood, both offered the upscale hamburger experience in Los Angeles.