After watching the first two episodes (4 hours) of Ken Burns' new documentary, I'm a little surprised at how much country music history there was before 1948.
Many of the photos were reminiscent of the groups that performed at KBOA -- the station where my father and, later, I worked. These would have been from the late 40s and early 50s.
Universal Driving Gestures
As soon as I started driving my old Land Rover I started getting the “thumbs up” gesture from other drivers. Almost always with a smile. This gesture is clearly meant to convey something positive. They like/admire the Rover.
I love getting the thumbs up and started wondering why there are not more universally recognized gestures between motorists. The only other one I can think of is The Finger. The other end of the approval spectrum, if you will.
Burning Man Art Tour 2019
Future of America?
As I watched the woman concentrate to figure out the register I couldn't help thinking, "This woman is not doing this because she's bored. She needs this job."
We're told the jobs that built the American Middle Class in the previous century are gone or going away. Can there be enough fast food jobs (or their equivalent) for all of the young people with only a high school education and the growing army of seniors who didn't save enough for retirement?
Circumstances in which I will not pet your dog
10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day
"According to the AARP, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every single day, and this is expected to continue into the 2030s. This means that nearly seven baby boomers are turning 65 every minute."
I can't find a source for this stat but if accurate, that's a lot of old folks. If you decide to put us in camps you're going to need a lot of them.
How many cigarettes did Matthew McConaughey smoke in True Detective? 40
As near as I can determine, McConaughey doesn't smoke. All the more remarkable. All good actors can fake laugh and pretend to smoke.
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