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  1. Watched Svengoolie last night.
    Abbot and Costello go to Mars.
    Was not offended and sad that some could be.

    What a sour world. Even the cartoons fear to tread.

    Comment by neal — February 10, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

  2. Never really ‘got’ the Italians but *CLAP*CALP*CLAP*

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — February 10, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

  3. ^ Yeah, I still don’t know if that was pro- or anti-
    Pretty impressive, though.
    Better than the Baby Trump balloon in London.

    Comment by DougM (a 20th-Century guy) — February 10, 2019 @ 6:06 pm

  4. Doug – OT – I just saw “High Noon” and you were in it as one of the bad guys!
    And I allus thought you were younger than me.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — February 10, 2019 @ 9:14 pm

  5. Liawatha is an exemplar of most of the Lefties that regularly make the news – she’s educated just enough that she’s sure she’s an expert on anything that comes up, especially concerning what’s good for others.

    In 1933, Bertrand Russell wrote that the “fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”

    Some people’s own incompetence somehow gives them a stupid sense that anything they do is first rate. They think it’s great. Alopecia Pistachio-Kotex is only the latest arrival in that genre. She has lots of company.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — February 11, 2019 @ 9:06 am

  6. ^^ Yeah, High Noon was Lee VanCleef’s first movie role, and he’s the first character you see in the opening scene.

    As for age, Lee was in WWII, USN,
    while your avatar looks WWI-ish.

    Comment by DougM (a 20th-Century guy) — February 11, 2019 @ 11:05 am

  7. WWI-ish – yup. I rode with Pershing on the Mexican Punitive Expedition. ;>D
    Actually, that’s Lt. Col. William “Wild Bill” Donovan, Commander 1st battalion, 165th Inf, 42nd (Rainbow) Div. and later regimental Chief of Staff of the 165th Infantry (old NY Fighting 69th). The pic was taken right after the 1918 San Mihiel offensive. At 35 years old, he was in better shape and tougher than most of his younger troops and led from the front, and when other officers stripped off their rank insignia so as not to be primary targets, he went into battle wearing both his rank insignia and his medals to encourage his men. He had a DSC, SS,3 purple hearts, 2 French Croix de Guerre with Palm, and shortly after the pic was taken, he earned the MOH for his actions at Landres & St. George, the same action where my grandfather and most of his trench mortar battery were gassed. He later was the founder and chief of the OSS during WWII and is considered the founder of American centralized intelligence.
    Check out his decorations and brief bio here.
    I often encountered this remarkable man during my reading of dozens of company, battalion, battery and regimental histories of the Rainbow Division and admiring him, thought his pic would be a neat avatar.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — February 11, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

  8. ^ [slaps forehead] !!
    Of course, Donovan, arguably Doug MacArthur’s best guy.
    Reckoned the avatar was your relative or sumpthin’.

    You win, though, my Col Doug Mortimer was Civil War, so older.
    Not sure if we’re doin’ character or real guy, though.

    Comment by DougM (a 20th-Century guy) — February 11, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

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