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MAD magazine cartoonist Mort Drucker dies at 91

MAD magazine cartoonist Mort Drucker dies at 91

on April 10, 2020, 8:40 AM / in People

Mort Drucker, the beloved artist known for his work at MAD magazine, has died at 91. Drucker died Wednesday at his home in New York, his friend John Reiner confirmed. Reiner told CNN’s Jake Tapper his death was not thought to be related to COVID-19. After joining MAD in 1956, Drucker’s hilarious caricatures satirizing pop culture soon became iconic, and […]

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The Pandemic

The Pandemic

on April 9, 2020, 8:32 AM / in People

History repeats itself. A friend came across this poem written in 2020 (edited to true author and time) written by Kitty O’Meara: And people stayed at home And read books And listened And they rested And did exercises And made art and played And learned new ways of being And stopped and listened More deeply Someone meditated, someone prayed Someone […]

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Linda Tripp, Clinton investigation whistleblower, dies at 70

Linda Tripp, Clinton investigation whistleblower, dies at 70

on April 9, 2020, 7:56 AM / in People

Linda Tripp, the former White House aide who played a major role in former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, died Wednesday at age 70, her son and lawyer confirmed. Tripp recorded then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky admitting to an affair with Clinton, and eventually shared those recordings with and testified to independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Details of Tripp’s death were not […]

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Quote for Today; April 9th

Quote for Today; April 9th

on April 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. Alexander Hamilton – Speech in New York, […]

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The Jabberwock

The Jabberwock

on April 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The Jabberwock, the titular creature of Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky“. First included in Carroll’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by John Tenniel, who gave the creature “the leathery wings of a pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a sauropod“. “Jabberwocky” is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and […]

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Quote for Today April 4th

Quote for Today April 4th

on April 4, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (6 January 1816). Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was […]

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Today’s Picture

Today’s Picture

on April 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People

Jane Digby (3 April 1807 – 11 August 1881) was an English aristocrat, famed for her remarkable love life and lifestyle. She had four husbands and many lovers, including King Ludwig I of Bavaria, his son King Otto of Greece, Bohemian nobleman and Austrian statesman Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, and Greek general Christodoulos Hatzipetros. She died in Damascus, Syria, as the wife of Arab sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, who was twenty […]

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Why Me Lord?

Why Me Lord?

on April 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

I had wondered as a young man, as to why should I should suffer disappointment, or sorrow, or tribulation? What have I done that God should send me these trials? Was He displeased with me? I am positive all have these questions. Each day, I learn of someone’s neighbors wife or husband or child has the same cancer that my mother in […]

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Ellis Marsalis, Fountains of Wayne’s Schlesinger die after COVID-19

Ellis Marsalis, Fountains of Wayne’s Schlesinger die after COVID-19

on April 2, 2020, 9:44 AM / in People

Ellis Marsalis Jr., a New Orleans jazz pianist and teacher and patriarch of a jazz dynasty, died Wednesday at age 85. His sons said the cause of death was pneumonia brought on by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Marsalis’ six sons include jazz greats Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Musician Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of the rock band Fountains of Wayne and an award-winning […]

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Two quick object lessons, and two beautiful song performances to watch/listen to…

on March 25, 2020, 9:33 AM / in Opinion, People

If you just want to skip down to the songs, that’s fine, though I think the stories are worth reading, too.  🙂 Just a little farther, he said… When I was about ten or twelve, a longtime dear friend of our family’s, a very kind-hearted, jovial man with an infectious laugh, took me on a day skiing trip to Tuckerman’s […]

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Hear Neil Diamond’s hand-washing rendition of ‘Sweet Caroline’

on March 25, 2020, 8:38 AM / in People

I loved Neil Diamonds ‘Sweet Caroline’ back in the 70s.  Couldn’t hear it often enough. I guess that is why this *updated version* by him should be shared far and wide.   ENJOY https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/article241444156.html Hear Neil Diamond’s hand-washing rendition of ‘Sweet Caroline’ BY NEIL DIAMOND VIA STORYFUL MARCH 23, 2020 04:32 PM Singer Neil Diamond shared a video of him singing his […]

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

on March 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay for almost three years. The son of Revolutionary War hero “Light Horse” Harry Lee-who fell into […]

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Over the Hill

on March 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

All of us in this office have a stake in the term “Over the hill”. It is an expression that is used in corporate America today in reference to workers over fifty—in some cases the line of demarcation is as low as forty. The inference of the expression is that a person who has passed the “magic time mark in […]

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Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour

on March 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 22, 2017. One anomaly of our current politics is that the occupant of the Oval Office does not read books. This aversion came to light last summer as Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, and it came from the candidate himself. He has no time to read, Trump told Marc Fisher of The […]

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Quote for Today

on March 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Seven years ago and 9 more to go…. “The problem is that we now have de facto amnesty; whatever the on-paper law is, Washington isn’t deporting even a tiny percentage of the millions of illegals already here – or anything significant in terms of the numbers of new illegals arriving yearly. Aside from the illegals knowing that the likelihood of […]

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Quote for Today

on March 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I am convinced that those who will take action have been doing so and the rest – well, the rest will do as they have been doing, pushing their heads further down to ensure they DO NOT SEE OR HEAR what is happening in front of them. Sort of like those folks who are always sick and tell you about […]

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How to walk your dog in the era of Covid19

on March 20, 2020, 7:50 AM / in People

H/T to Bill This good boy is not worried about the #Quarantine and still gets his daily walks. 12/10 @dog_rates would approve. pic.twitter.com/nXvWKmoYbM — Khalil (@sehnaoui) March 19, 2020  

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Split by COVID-19, Man Celebrates 67 Years With Wife Outside Her Nursing Home

Split by COVID-19, Man Celebrates 67 Years With Wife Outside Her Nursing Home

on March 20, 2020, 7:32 AM / in People, State News

The governor of Connecticut banned all visitors from nursing homes for 30 days because of the coronavirus and its impact on the elderly A Vernon, Connecticut, man celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary outside of his wife’s nursing home in Stafford Springs on Saturday. The couple isn’t allowed to visit each other because of COVID-19. Due to coronavirus concerns, Bob couldn’t […]

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Quote for Today, March 19th

Quote for Today, March 19th

on March 19, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil… “ John Adams Letter to Jonathan Jackson, October 2, 1789 John Adams was the second president […]

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Meet Yamila, Yamila won’t back down

on March 19, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer, and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics. Yamila, who is now 10, has been fighting […]

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