I remember my dad one day years ago telling me that he had just watched Billy Crystal give a fascinating talk on C-SPAN. I probably had a perplexed look on my face, and rightly so. Dad offered some more details which I forget.
But I soon came to understand that what Dad meant by “Billy Crystal” wasn’t my pop culture understanding of the man behind that name — the talented comedian and actor. At that time, I knew him best for a funny brief stint in terrific film The Princess Bride.
Dad, however, was talking about Bill — not Billy — as in Bill Kristol, the so-called conservative intellectual, before Donald Trump made him an insane shadow of himself, much like a story arc of a Batman villain.
It is an amusing anecdote which popped into my head. Who can explain that, the synapses firing away so randomly? So I am recording it for posterity. What I have learned through the years is to somehow capture the history of our lives, as much of it as possible, while we can.
OF THE MOSQUE ATTACKS
IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
— WHOSE WIFE WAS KILLED —
PRAISES PRESIDENT TRUMP
Of course, the paper and the prime minister use it as an opportunity to attack President Trump. So damn typical.
MARLON BRANDO IS THE GODFATHER
This heat wave is shaping up to be historic. A heat bubble of Death Valley temps centered on Iowa — without the luxury of low humidity.
AND I THOUGHT
IN OREGON WAS COLD
Temps in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska are worse than the desert Southwest. And I can just imagine the humidity.
NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS
“They say tinnitus is a kidney sign, do you have any herbs that act on the kidneys in your garden?”
I am tweeting away about my life, when someone responds with this:
The manner in which this is phrased makes me think this is from a fake account, someone foreign, such as a fraudster in China.
She claims to be from Wisconsin. She is using @dominoisdead as her handle on Twitter.
I am not keen on taking unsolicited medical advice from strangers with strong opinions on odd Eastern medicinal folklore. I prefer reality. I prefer science.
Herbs in my garden?
THE NEW — YET OLD — “FACE”
OF THE CBS EVENING NEWS
How much work has she had done? Stiff and plastic. Norah doesn’t just present fake news, she herself is fake — inside and out.
She may be a new face for the nightly news show, but the garbage remains the same. CBS News continues its biased coverage of the news, in the tradition of blowhard Dan Rather.
BY WAY OF DNALAND
North African? Arab? Egyptian? I uploaded my results from 23andMe to DNA.land and this is what the came up with per my ancestry.