Thursday, September 03, 2015

More borrowed theme music on radio shows

I just heard some of the music we associate with Barry Craig on the program, The Chase.


A state of war

Men have long relieved themselves of moral scruples by saying that any tactics are justified where a state of war exists. Then, all we have to do is to conjure up in our minds sufficient grounds for declaring war, at whatever level, and we are "free" to do whatever we want. Convenient, what?

A woman of her word

I feel sure that not very long into our 42-plus years together, it dawned on my wife that she had perhaps made a bad deal and had come out on the short end of the marital stick. Thankfully, she is a woman of her word and has stuck by the contract despite its shortcomings, unlike so many in this age of infidelity.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Don't count your Chinese chickens

"Perhaps good idea not to accept gold medal until race is won."
(from Charlie Chan at the Olympics)


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

"I'm sorry, but we are a little shorthanded today."

Why is that my problem?! Sure, if bubonic plague has swept through the office, or if the Russians dropped a bomb on the city, I can understand why you might have been taken by surprise. But people do get sick, and go on vacation, and have personal emergencies that come up, and any reasonable manager can foresee that; but if you do not staff your facility to deal with those FORSEEABLE situations, then you are planning to be shorthanded from time to time. But that is NOT MY PROBLEM!!!!! Hire enough people, and you would not be having to say that! If it is your strategic decision not to adequately staff your facility, that is your decision; but don't whine to me about why you cannot provide adequate service.

What is your mother's name, little girl?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mafalda Beatrix Maria Wilson [born 2015]

_. Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis (b 28 Nov, 1980), wife of Hugo J.A.S. Wilson (b 1982), artist, gave birth to a daughter, Mafalda Beatrix Maria, 21 Aug, 2015.
Hugo Wilson is the son of Mr Kenneth Wilson, of East Chisenbury, Wiltshire, and Mrs Diana Wilson, of Battersea, London, & Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis is the eldest daughter of Gloria, Princess von Thurn und Taxis (b 23 Feb 1960), (nee Mariae Gloria Ferdinanda Gerda Charlotte Teutonia Franziska Margarethe Frederike Simone Johanna Joachima Josefine Wilhelmine Huberta Countess of Sch├Ânburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg)of Schloss St Emmeram, Regensburg, Germany, and the late Johannes, Prince von Thurn und Taxis (1926-1990).

Monday, August 31, 2015

Kolynos toothpaste

For old radio fans, this product is linked to the show, Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons. The program ran for over 17 years, making it one of the longest-lived shows in history, and Kolynos sponsored it for a good portion of that run.


Amerigo Marino and the Johnny Dollar music

If you listen at all to old radio shows, you know the name Amerigo Marino, who composed the distinctive music for the later Johnny Dollar programs. He had a distinguished career. Here is a LINK to his biography. I wonder how many musicians in Alabama knew of his important place in radio history.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Companion animals

The plus is that they can provide affection after the children are gone. The minus is that at times they can take up almost as much of your time and attention as children did, if you let them.

Friday, August 28, 2015

John Dehner - a versatile man

Dehner played a wide range of roles, both dramatic and comedic, in films, radio and television. Prior to going into show business, he had been a disc jockey, and animator at Disney Studios, and a professional pianist.


She obviously had not gone to school

I drove through McDonald's for breakfast this morning and the lady who took the order was perfectly understandable. Obviously she had not been to the Fast Food School for Mumbling, which I had thought was required for all workers at drive- through speakers. Fibber McGee explained the process once, in his case with regard to streetcar conductors. They start them off by putting a marble in their mouth, and if they can still be understood, then they add a marble, and so on until their speech become unintelligible. Then they graduate.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Doc Gamble's critique of Fibber's clothes

"Your entire ensemble  gives the impression of a Malayan headhunter turned loose in the locker room of a Bowery flop house."