Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Saturday Picture Show, April 13, 2019

This is the Baltimore legacy of Chicago gangster Al Capone, who sent many people to ChiTown hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds. Capone came here in the 1930s for treatment of the syphilis that rendered him insane (and was to kill him in 1947). Denied admission to Johns Hopkins Hospital, he wound up at Union Memorial Hospital and spent some time there, leaving a gift of two cherry trees when he left. One of the trees survives and is seen flowering every spring along 33rd St. by people being taken to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.
I am a huge fan of the Ted Danson comedy "Becker," and this reminded me of the time his girlfriend Chris had no luck finding chairs to rent for a party, even though she called a store called "Chairs Chairs Chairs And More Chairs."
If you don't know why people leave jars of pickles at the grave of actress Frances Bavier, ask an Andy Griffith Show fan.
A marker, an old broom, maybe some packing tape, and there's your toy. All it takes is imagination, I imagine.
Seymour Cassel was born in 1935 and passed away this week, after a career of playing handsome cads in movies, like the guy in "It Could Happen To You" who bamboozled Rosie Perez out of all the money she cheated Nicolas Cage out of (and I can't end a sentence with a preposition). Cassel also told guitarist Saul Hudson that he ought to call himself "Slash," so there's that. History does not tell us who advised Slash's fellow Guns N' Roses guitarist Jeffrey Dean Isbell to go by "Izzy Stradlin," but it probably was not Steven Mnuchin- he's not cool enough.
Speaking of historic artifacts, doesn't this look like an easy chair to like? It once provided a pulpit for the bloviations of Archie Bunker on "All In The Family."
Clothing designers need to think things through, such as what happens when you drop the hood on your hoodie.
A guy posted this picture, said he was house sitting for his parents, and wondered if these things last forever. We had one just like it and it would still be here working, but it was Peggy's, and when she retired, she no longer had to get up at any certain hour. Now cats awaken her with purrs and hugs instead of soul-searing overnight headline news.

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