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Make yourself to home.
Whether you’re self-quarantining, home sheltering, or just plain hunkering down against this Covid-19 pandemic, I hope you have plenty of food, drink, and, of course, the current Tickle-Me-Elmoish/Cabbage-Patch-dollish-must-have item of the year, toilet paper. I, personally, was more concerned on stocking up on rolling papers, but we all handle crisis differently. Besides, my buddy Tommy … Continue reading Sitting in La-La, Playing with my Ya-Ya
I wrote this story last week, but with the Library being closed I didn’t have any internet access. So I ordered a mobile hot spot, and I just got it activated. I’m back on the grid. In 1965, I was walking along Rockaway Boulevard when suddenly all the lights went out. Most of the … Continue reading I’ve Seen the Lights go out on Broadway
Today, March 7th, is the 26th anniversary of 2 Live Crew’s Supreme Court victory, which protected parodies from copyright infringement lawsuits. The song they parodied was Pretty Woman, by Roy Orbison. Freedom of Speech was honored. The Supreme Court ruled that parodies are covered under the fair use doctrine. Weird Al Yankovic and a host … Continue reading Banned in the U.S.A.
Labor-saving devices in the home are great. Throwing a load of laundry in the washing machine is surely better than dragging a load of laundry down to the river and beating it with a rock. Labor-saving devices in industry, though, can be hazardous to the financial health of the laborers. Labor-saving devices reduce the amount … Continue reading The Monkey Wrench, A Labor-Saving Device?