Monday, August 29, 2016

Most people call me...Jim

Gene Wilder, RIP

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Blue Monday, Freddie King edition

Friday, August 26, 2016


Warren Hinckle, RIP.

In Feed/Back magazine in 1975, Adam Hochschild, a staff writer and later a founder of Mother Jones, wrote: “All action at the magazine swirled around him: a pet monkey named Henry Luce would sit on his shoulder while he paced his office, drink in hand, shouting instructions into a speakerphone across the room to someone in New York about a vast promotional mailing; on his couch would be sitting, slightly dazed, a French television crew or Malcolm X’s widow (who arrived one day surrounded by a dozen bodyguards with loaded shotguns), or the private detective to whom Hinckle had given the title Criminology Editor.”

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Who do you love?

Hopefully, this makes up for last week's unaccountable submission.

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Friday, August 19, 2016


There are so many things about this that defy explanation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Can't anyone here play this game?

Choo Choo Coleman, RIP.

He stood 5 feet 9 and played at 165 pounds or less, slight for a catcher. His hands were suspect — he “handles outside curve balls like a man fighting bees,” Roger Angell observed in The New Yorker — and in 1963 he finished third among National League catchers in errors (15) and fourth in passed balls (11) despite starting just 66 games behind the plate. He was known for his hustle, and, Angell observed, he was speedy on the bases (though he added, “This is an attribute that is about as essential to catchers as neat handwriting”).

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Blue Monday, Jimmy Reed edition

Friday, August 12, 2016

Killin' for that whiskey, wine and gin

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

Monday, August 08, 2016


In honor of his 3,000 MLB hit (and, damn, a triple, the most exciting play in baseball and no need to have to negotiate with a fan for the ball!  Guy's a genius):

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Blue Monday, Jerry Garcia edition

Friday, August 05, 2016

We're gonna give an exhibition

Jerry Garcia's model for playing

Thursday, August 04, 2016


Wednesday, August 03, 2016


Monday, August 01, 2016

Blue Monday, McKinley Morganfield edition

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