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George Washington's Position Flag

February 22, 2020 Leave a comment

February 22, 1732 — George Washington’s Birthday

Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

February 21, 2020 Leave a comment
 
The best thing about this book is the title:  Feakonomics.  Beyond that it mostly seems pretty banal:
 
The small club of professional sumo wrestlers work the system to help each other keep their status. Isn’t that what professionals do…
 
Some number of teachers in Chicago cheated on state mandated test grades. I am shocked, shocked I tell you…
 
When the sales price is actually going into a realtor’s pocket, they definitely want more of it.  Your point being…
 
To the bizzare:
 
So all those aborted babies since Roe v. Wade are why the crime rates went down in the 1990s.  Hmmm, that seems harsh on those parents, not to mention the unborn kids, too…
 
But then later, whether a child’s family is intact or not doesn’t seem to matter. Huh?
 
rogue [ rohg ] (noun):  An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
 
It does give one pause… (2 of 5 Stars)
 

Link to Freakonomics on Amazon (Paid Link)

Categories: What I've Read

J. Geils Band – Whammer Jammer – 11/5/1977 – Winterland (Official)

February 20, 2020 Leave a comment
Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Richard Matheson

February 20, 2020 Leave a comment

“How quickly one accepts the incredible if only one sees it enough.”

― Richard Matheson

Smokey Robinson Ooh Baby Baby Live

February 19, 2020 Leave a comment

Ooh la, la, la, la.
I did you wrong, my heart went out to play
And in the game I lost you, what a price to pay!
I’m cryin’, ooh baby baby ooh baby baby

Mistakes I know I’ve made a few,
But I’m only human; you’ve made mistakes too!
I’m cryin’, ooh baby baby ooh baby baby

Ooh baby baby
Ooh baby baby I’m just about at the end of my rope.
But I can’t stop tryin’, I can’t give up hope
’cause I feel someday I’ll hold you near,
Whisper I still love you
Until that day is here ooh I’m cryin’.

Ooh baby baby ooh baby baby

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Amy Tan

February 19, 2020 Leave a comment

“Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking.”

― Amy Tan

Bachman Turner Overdrive – Let It Ride. LIVE

February 18, 2020 Leave a comment

Good bye, hard life
Don’t cry would you let it ride?
Good bye, hard life
Don’t cry would you let it ride?

You can’t see the mornin’, but I can see the light
Try, try, try let it ride
While you’ve been out runnin’ I’ve been waitin’ half the night
Try, try, try let it ride

And would you cry if I told you that I lied and would you say goodbye or
Would you let it ride?
And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride?

Seems my life is not complete I never see you smile
Try, try, try let it ride
Baby you want the forgivin’ kind and that’s just not my style
Try, try, try let it ride

And would you cry if I told you that I lied and would you say goodbye or
Would you let it ride?
And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride?

I’ve been doin’ things worthwhile, you’ve been bookin’ time
Try, try, try let it ride

And would you cry if I told you that I lied and would you say goodbye or
Would you let it ride?
And would you cry if I told you that I lied
And would you say goodbye or would you let it ride?

Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride
Would you let it ride

Try, try, try let it ride
Try, try, try let it ride
Try, try, try let it ride
Try, try, try let it ride

Try, try, try let it ride
Try, try, try let it ride
Try, try, try let it ride
Try, try, try let it ride

Try, try, try let it ride
Would you let it ride?
Would you let it ride?
Would you let it ride?
Would you let it ride?

Categories: Verse & Lyrics
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