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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Last night I was awakened in the middle of the night by a strange sound right outside the bedroom window -- a very clear howling hoot of a cry, followed by a gurgling warble. Was it an animal? A skunk ape? A bird?
You can listen to a recording of what I heard here. #
A case of Narragansett beer was left on the doorstep of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Monday after President Obama called a meeting between himself, Gates, and Sgt. Crowley (the arresting officer who also received a case of 'Gansett) at the White House to have a beer.
The 16-oz. can o' Gansett is Irish Elk's choice for tonight's home beer-summit.
And while on the subject of beer:
A selection of numbers and statistics filed under "beer" in the Harper's Index:
4/85Number of beer cans manufactured since they were introduced in 1935: 610,000,000,000 1/87Percentage increase in U.S. sales of Mexican beer in 1985: 60 8/87Takes required to film Tip O’Neill’s Miller Lite commercial: 79 10/88Average number of times a beer bottle in Japan is reused: 20 7/88Price paid in West Virginia last April for a case of Billy Beer: $2,000 1/92Liters of beer an escaped circus bear in the Ukraine drank in the Kharkov town square before being recaptured: 3 6/93Price of golf, dinner, beer, and a “cart dance” by a topless female caddie at Fort Worth’s New Orleans Nights club: $620 1/94Amount Miller Brewing spends each year to promote its Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund: $300,000 Amount it spends each year to endow the scholarship: $150,000 5/98Cans of beer the U.S. Navy requisitions for each sailor completing 45 days at sea: 2
Monday, July 27, 2009
THE GRAND DUKE ALEXIS ON THE PLAINS –
THE BUFFALO HUNT AS IT REALLY WAS –
FROM A SKETCH BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST,
FROM A TELEPHONE POLE
~ Newspaper caricature of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich's
American buffalo hunt, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Feb. 10, 1872;
As a possible dark-horse, how about Philip Glenister, of Ashes to Ashes? He has played in historical costume dramas, including Vanity Fair, Sharpe and Hornblower – the last role inspiring some ardent fans – and while only six-foot, he would be convincing in a boarding-party melee.
Their motto: "Every One a Musical Treat." How 'bout that logo?
In the half century since the first recordings, Eddie Shuler and the Goldband Recording Company have recorded--and in many cases have created--some of the South's most important and distinctive musical styles and sounds, including Cajun, zydeco, blues, rhythm and blues, rockabilly and swamp pop.
Listen here to Count Rockin' Sidney's recordings of "Feel Delicious" and "Something Working Baby."
American society made the man the pop star that the was. It allowed him to amass a vast fortune, at one time, that obviously was self destructive to his character. He was highly odd. A person cannot be blamed for being odd, however, or at least can't be exclusively blamed for it. During his life time the press came to be on him like wolves on a carcass because of that oddity, and the public joined in the feeding frenzy. It's a sad comment on what we create through our entertainment dollars and how we destroy, for amusement, what we've created. The man obviously needed help, and the press following him around because he acted like a freakish clown didn't help him get it.
Now, however, the press is celebrating his life as if all this didn't happen. It's celebrating his achievements, which are really minor in the grand scheme of things, and acting like it, and we, didn't have major role in the freak show. Claiming that he was an entertainment genius now doesn't really do him any good, and it glosses over what he became. #