Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

SpongeBob Does “Sweeney Todd”

These are 2 years old, but I just found them on YouTube. Very neat (partial) version of one of my favorite Sondheim Musicals.

Quote of the Day – on our Vacationing President

‘The Republican National Committee has taken to calling Obama “the Clark Griswold president,” a mocking reference to the Chevy Chase character in National Lampoon’s “Vacation” movies. With unemployment claims climbing again, the GOP was hoping its criticism would have a certain national resonance. And maybe it will.’

– Scott Wilson, Washington Post

BTW, by this time in George W Bush’s Administration, GWB had taken 115 days off. Obama has taken 48, counting this week’s trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

What does Simon Cowell daydream about…

… as he watches Idol contestants perform in front of him?

Just part of your Sunday entertainment (thanks to the BBC and YouTube).

Anti-Mosque Muckers drawing International Racists to their fold…

Icky, icky, icky this Pam Geller is a sicky.
clipped from tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com
Pamela Geller, the woman who arguably touched off the weeks-long fight over the Cordoba House, is organizing a September 11 protest to stop the project, and she’s invited some of America’s most high-profile conservatives to attend. But she’s also enlisting the help of one of the most controversial anti-Muslim politicians in Europe.
Joining Geller and Andrew Breitbart, among others, will be Dutch politician Geert Wilders, the controversial anti-Muslim leader of the right wing Freedom Party in the Netherlands.
Wilders has opposed Islam and mosque-building in Holland. In 2008 he told The Guardian, “I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people.” His extreme views got him temporarily banned from the United Kingdom
The anti-Cordoba movement has thus far been an American effort, but Geller, a long-time admirer of Wilders, has made it international.
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August is heading toward a close…

We’re moving through the last nine days of August… summertime is rolling to a close. The kids are back in school this week… Shepherd students are all over town and Elly’s Fall classes have started over in Hagerstown.

Our cucumbers and tomatoes have come in strong over the past two weeks and I’ve been pickling while Elly makes our winter supply of tomato sauce. This is the first year that we have put up so much stuff from the garden… a number of growing experiments paid off (and some just dropped dead!)


The Jefferson County Fair opens today… Elly has never been a fair-goer, but I like wandering around, watching the animal auctions, taking pictures and seeing what kinds of things grow in our area (we’re still in a Farming Belt, even though the Eastern Panhandle is the most sophisticated part of the State.)

County Fairs are a sure sign that summer is ending. This was the time of year in my Connecticut days that we would drive up to Massachusetts for the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield… something I did from the time I was a kid to the time I lived in CT as an adult.

So here we are… this is my first end-of-summer since retiring and I have some volunteer work to do for the American Conservation Film Festival and for the next production at Full Circle Theater (lights). And I’ve got my slot on John case’s radio show, where I’m now writing some short radio-dramas.

Have a nice Sunday.