Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Saturday Picture Show, July 11, 2015

They call them "bon fires," 'bon' being French for good, so they are fires meant not to destroy, but to illuminate and give warmth and background for evening fun.  By the way, firefighters never call them bonfires because that word can easily be confused for "barn fire," which is a whole 'nother thing altogether.
Just another church festival at a church in England, long ago, except that the "Quarry Men" skiffle group included a guitarist named John Lennon, and at this garden party, young Lennon met young Paul McCartney, and the whole world was changed for the better.
 It was always fun to go back to work after lunch to deal with coworkers and their "diet indiscretions."
 This is why we must be careful with our ice cream snacks!
You don't see deuces so much these days, but they are still around.
It's always worth noting that the more a person knows, the smarter he or she seems to be.  Isn't that something?
This week's classic album cover art features Rod Stewart from the days when he was really good. This 1972 record had "Angel," "True Blue," "You Wear It Well" and "Mama You Been On My Mind."  Several years later, Stewart inexplicably went disco, and there you have it.
We grew up learning that Abe Lincoln learned to read by the fireplace in his humble home.  The modern-day equivalent would be this homeless child in the Phillipines, doing his homework by the light of a McDonald's.  May he have a life like Abe's.

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