Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Saturday Picture Show, November 14, 2015

This guy is running for president at the Elks Lodge on a platform of deporting 11 million moose (mooses??)  He promises to be fabulous if elected!
Vending machine people will tell you that people get crushed by tilting the machine to get what they paid for. But what are we to do? NOT have our Diet Mt Dew?  This machine is doing someone a favor!
This man's name is Jimmie Nicol.  In 1964 at the very crest of Beatlemania, the Beatles were on tour in Australia, and Ringo Starr took ill with tonsillitis.  They sent home to England for a fill-in and Jimmie got the job, flew off down under to do 8 shows as a drummer in 10 days, and here he is at the airport in Sydney, about to fly back to oblivion, except that he is still an answer in trivia games along with Carroll Hardy (the only guy to pinch hit for Ted Williams) and Wally Pipp (the guy who took off for a headache and lost his job to Lou Gehrig.)
I firmly believe that these pyramids were built as burial sites for Egyptian pharaohs. Of carson, I might be wrong. I've ben wrong before.
This mosaic of the Great Seal of the US is at a park in Anthem, AZ, and was so constructed that every year on Veterans' Day at 11:11 AM (the time of the signing of the Armistice of World War I) the sun perfectly illuminates the seal.
This is York Rd, the Main Street of my old hometown of Towson, Maryland.  They are always building something new, and I miss the way it used to be. They say that in the old days, you could roll a bowling ball down this street after 8 at night and never hit a person or a car.
If you've never had oyster stuffing for your turkey dinner, you don't want to wait another year.  "They ain't nothing like it," as we say.
In 1964, 2 semolians got you a lot of music! The Kingsmen did "Louie Louie" and "The Jolly Green Giant," Jimmy Griffin went on to co-found Bread, Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon did "Tallahassee Lassie" and "Transistor Sister" and the Beach Boys did all right for themselves too.

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