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August 30th, 2023 at 7:43:27 PM permalink
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August 30th, 2023 at 8:00:51 PM permalink
This is one of my favorite Marlon Brando movies made in 1961, One Eyed Jacks. Has a great cast and you can watch it for free several places on YouTube. This is a scene with Slim Pickens who I always liked and I never saw give a bad performance. I bet I've seen this movie 10 times over the years.

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2 of the greatest ever from the Harlem Globetrotters - Curly Neal - 60s and Marques Haynes 50s -

Marques gets a glowing tribute from the man himself - Wilt who believe it or not played for the Trotters for a short time - see pic

so very much fun to watch














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August 31st, 2023 at 6:30:02 AM permalink
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He played The Godfather, he won the Academy Award. He had some Indian girl accept the award for him because by that time Brando was totally off his rocker
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He didn't have her accept it, he had her refuse it.... she made a speech (at Brando's request) about how Native Americans were being portrayed by Hollywood. John Wayne tried to beat her up offstage because he's a huge scumbag...lol

Years later it turned out she wasn't even Native American; she was Mexican.
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August 31st, 2023 at 7:51:06 AM permalink
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2 of the greatest ever from the Harlem Globetrotters - Curly Neal - 60s and Marques Haynes 50s -

Marques gets a glowing tribute from the man himself - Wilt who believe it or not played for the Trotters for a short time - see pic

so very much fun to watch














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Great videos! Do you by chance remember: Lawrence "LaLa" Gable? He was the Harlem Wizards version of Curly Neal/Marcus Haynes. I tried searched for any footage of him but have never been able to find any. Loved your "Ernie No D" - brings back great memories - another thanks - keep all this great footage coming - I genuinely look forward it each day.
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August 31st, 2023 at 8:08:40 AM permalink
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Great videos! Do you by chance remember: Lawrence "LaLa" Gable? He was the Harlem Wizards version of Curly Neal/Marcus Haynes. I tried searched for any footage of him but have never been able to find any. Loved your "Ernie No D" - brings back great memories - another thanks - keep all this great footage coming - I genuinely look forward it each day.


thanks much
no, I don't remember "LaLa" Gable or the Harlem Wizards - never knew about them
and I think I might be running out of memories
maybe I'll come up with something else

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August 31st, 2023 at 8:46:20 AM permalink
The Wizards are cut-rate Globetrotters who tour and play games against high school faculty and alumni. They do all the Globetrotter routines and are a fun family show. They used to play a few games on Long Island each year. At one point,in the early 1980s, they had the tallest player in the world. I forgot his name, and he wasn't very good.
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September 2nd, 2023 at 4:04:22 PM permalink
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Lotobomies:


by 1951 almost 20,000 lobotomies were performed in the United States

the Surgeon drilled a hole into the person's head and dug out a piece of the person's brain

a high % had disastrous results with the victim becoming stuporous

this happened to Rosemary Kennedy, the sister of President John Kennedy

after the operation she was institutionalized for a great many years

it was covered up by the family and the truth about what happened to her was never revealed until 1987

there have been reports that the the family patriarch Joseph Kennedy decided to do this because the family was embarrassed by her behavior which was probably nothing other than depression

"Lobotomies are no longer performed in the United States. They began to fall out of favor in the 1950s and 1960s with the development of antipsychotic medications. The last recorded lobotomy in the United States was performed by Dr. Walter Freeman in 1967 and ended in the death of the person on whom it was performed"



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobotomy


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September 2nd, 2023 at 4:28:24 PM permalink
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"Lobotomies are no longer performed in the United States. They began to fall out of favor in the 1950s and 1960s with the development of antipsychotic medications. The last recorded lobotomy in the United States was performed by Dr. Walter Freeman in 1967 and ended in the death of the person on whom it was performed"
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So sad that it fell out of favor because I can think of so many people that would really benefit from this operation. LOL
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September 2nd, 2023 at 4:30:15 PM permalink
A very good fictionalized account of the practice of lobotomies is The Lobotomist's Wife: A Novel by Samantha Greene Woodruff, available on Kindle from Amazon.

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September 2nd, 2023 at 4:45:25 PM permalink
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A very good fictionalized account of the practice of lobotomies is The Lobotomist's Wife: A Novel by Samantha Greene Woodruff, available on Kindle from Amazon.

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I should have said are you sure they don't do it anymore, cuz I sure know a lot of people that seems like they've had one.
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September 4th, 2023 at 2:05:36 AM permalink
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another one of my fave movie scenes

Fast Eddie finally gets the respect he's due as he takes down Minnesota fats in "The Hustler"





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September 6th, 2023 at 2:33:02 AM permalink
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the real Bonnie and Clyde, and Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who relentlessly hunted them down - 5 great pics in all

before their demise they killed 12 people - mostly Law Enforcement personnel

Bonnie and Clyde had unusually powerful firearms that helped them evade capture for so long. The Barrow Gang made a habit of robbing National Guard armories and stealing boatloads of automatic rifles and shotguns. The service revolvers of local sheriffs were no match for military-grade guns.

saw the old movie last night with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway - very great movie imho























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Foo Fighters - WW2


the Travel Channel had a show speculating that the Foo Fighters of WW2 were alien UFOs or reverse engineered alien technology that the Nazis made after studying a downed UFO


here is Wiki's breakdown of what they were - and after an actual WW2 vid that shows them at 0:45 :


"The term foo fighters was used by Allied aircraft pilots during World War II to describe various unidentified flying objects or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific theaters of operations.

Though foo fighters initially described a type of UFO reported and named by the U.S. 415th Night Fighter Squadron, the term was also commonly used to mean any UFO sighting from that period.[1] Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, foo fighters were presumed by witnesses to be secret weapons employed by the enemy.

The Robertson Panel explored possible explanations, for instance that they were electrostatic phenomena similar to St. Elmo's fire, electromagnetic phenomena, or simply reflections of light from ice crystals

Royal Air Force personnel had reported seeing lights following their aircraft from as early as March 1942,[11][12] with similar sightings involving RAF bomber crews over the Balkans starting in April 1944.[13] American sightings were first recorded by crews from the 422nd Night-Fighter Squadron stationed in Occupied Belgium during the first week of October 1944. At the time, these were erroneously believed to be Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket-powered interceptors, which did not operate at night.[14] However, the bulk of the sightings started occurring in the last week of November 1944, when pilots flying over Western Europe by night reported seeing fast-moving round glowing objects following their aircraft. The objects were variously described as fiery, and glowing red, white, or orange. Some pilots described them as resembling Christmas-tree lights and reported that they seemed to toy with the aircraft, making wild turns before simply vanishing. Pilots and aircrew reported that the objects flew together in formation with their aircraft and behaved as if they were under intelligent control, but never displayed hostile behavior. However, they could not be outmaneuvered or shot down. The phenomenon was so widespread that the lights earned a name in the European Theater of Operations they were often called "Kraut fireballs", but for the most part called "foo fighters". The military took the sightings seriously, suspecting that the mysterious sightings might be secret German weapons, but further investigation revealed that German and Japanese pilots had reported similar sightings.[15]

On 13 December 1944, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in Paris issued a press release, which was printed in The New York Times the next day, officially describing the phenomenon as a "new German weapon".[16] Follow-up stories, using the term "Foo Fighters", appeared in the New York Herald Tribune and the British Daily Telegraph.[17]

In its 15 January 1945 edition, Time magazine carried a story titled "Foo-Fighter", in which it reported that the "balls of fire" had been following USAAF night fighters for over a month, and that the pilots had named it the "foo-fighter". According to Time, descriptions of the phenomena varied, but the pilots agreed that the mysterious lights followed their aircraft closely at high speed.[18]

The "balls of fire" phenomenon reported from the Pacific Theater of Operations differed somewhat from the foo fighters reported from Europe; the "ball of fire" resembled a large burning sphere that "just hung in the sky", though it was reported to sometimes follow aircraft. There was speculation that the phenomena could be related to the Japanese fire balloon campaign. As in Europe, no aircraft were reported as having been attacked by a "ball of fire".[19]

The postwar Robertson Panel cited foo fighter reports, noting that their behavior did not appear to be threatening, and mentioned possible explanations, for instance that they were electrostatic phenomena similar to St. Elmo's fire, electromagnetic phenomena, or simply reflections of light from ice crystals. The Panel's report suggested that "If the term 'flying saucers' had been popular in 19431945, these objects would have been so labeled."[2]

he 415th Night-Fighter Squadron's Intelligence Officer, Captain Ringwald, sent a report listing 14 separate incidents in December 1944 and early January 1945 to the intelligence section at XII Tactical Air Command, the unit's immediate superiors at 64th Fighter Wing being unable to offer any answers.[26] Without answers of their own, XII TAC requested assistance from Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), in Paris. SHAEF had no knowledge of the phenomenon and asked if the British Air Ministry in London had any information. The Air Ministry's explanation for the Foo Fighter phenomenon was received on 13 March 1945:

Bomber Command crews have for some time been reporting similar phenomena. A few of the alleged aircraft may have been Me 262 and for the rest, flak rockets are suggested as the most likely explanation. The whole affair is still something of a mystery and the evidence is very sketchy and varied so that no definite and satisfactory explanation can yet be given.

 Air Ministry DDI2 to A/C of S, A-2, SHAEF, 13 March 1945[27]
A group of scientists, engineers and former high-ranking Luftwaffe officers were questioned about wartime "Balls of Fire" reports by staff from United States Air Force in Europe's intelligence section in the early autumn of 1945. None of the thirteen interviewed claimed any knowledge of a German secret weapons program that could have explained the sightings.[28]

The author Renato Vesco revived the wartime theory that the foo fighters were a Nazi secret weapon in his work Intercept UFO, reprinted in a revised English edition as Man-Made UFOs: 50 Years of Suppression in 1994. Vesco claims that the foo fighters were in fact a form of ground-launched, automatically guided, jet-propelled flak mine called the Feuerball (Fireball). This device, supposedly operated by special SS units, resembled a tortoise shell in shape, and it flew by means of gas jets that spun like a Catherine wheel around the fuselage. Miniature klystron tubes inside the device, in combination with the gas jets, created the characteristic glowing spheroid appearance of the foo fighters. A crude form of collision avoidance radar ensured the craft would not crash into another airborne object, and an onboard sensor mechanism would even instruct the machine to depart swiftly if it was fired upon. The purpose of the Feuerball, according to Vesco, was twofold. The appearance of this weird device inside a bomber stream would (and indeed did) have a distracting and disruptive effect on the bomber pilots. Also, Vesco alleges that the devices were also intended to have an "offensive" capability. Electrostatic discharges from the klystron tubes would, he stated, interfere with the ignition systems of the bombers, causing the engines to stall and the planes to crash. Although there is no hard evidence to support the reality of the Feuerball drone, this theory has been taken up by other aviation/ufology authors, and it has even been cited by some as the most likely explanation for the phenomena in at least one recent TV "documentary" on Nazi secret weapons.[29][30] However, others cite the single-sourced nature of the claims, the complete lack of evidence supporting them, and the implausible capabilities of the supposed device as marking this explanation as nonsense.[31][32]

Any type of electrical discharge from the wings of airplanes (see St. Elmo's Fire) has been suggested as an explanation, since it has been known to appear at the wingtips of aircraft.[18] It has also been pointed out that some of the descriptions of foo fighters closely resemble those of ball lightning.[33]

During April 1945, the U.S. Navy began to experiment on visual illusions as experienced by nighttime aviators. This work began the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) project X-148-AV-4-3. This project pioneered the study of aviators' vertigo and was initiated because a wide variety of anomalous events were being reported by nighttime aviators.[34] Edgar Vinacke, who was the prime flight psychologist on this project, summarized the need for a cohesive and systemic outline of the epidemiology of aviators' vertigo:

Pilots do not have sufficient information about phenomena of disorientation, and, as a corollary, are given considerable disorganized, incomplete, and inaccurate information. They are largely dependent upon their own experience, which must supplement and interpret the traditions about "Vertigo" which are passed on to them. When a concept thus grows out of anecdotes cemented together with practical necessity, it is bound to acquire elements of mystery. So far as "vertigo" is concerned, no one really knows more than a small part of the facts, but a great deal of the peril. Since aviators are not skilled observers of human behavior, they usually have only the vaguest understanding of their own feelings. Like other naive persons, therefore, they have simply adopted a term to cover a multitude of otherwise inexplicable events."





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the beautiful (to many, probably not all) Mata Hari is said by many to be the greatest female spy throughout history

she was Dutch and her given name was Zelle

during WW1 the French claimed she seduced French military personnel, then obtained secret information from them and passed it on to the Germans

the French executed her by firing squad as she blew a kiss to her executioners

there is also, the claim that she was never a spy at all - that the French targeted her as a scapegoat to explain away their poor performance in the war

it is also said about her that she legitimized erotic dancing

from Wiki:

"Promiscuous, flirtatious, and openly flaunting her body, Mata Hari captivated her audiences and was an overnight success from the debut of her act at the Musée Guimet on 13 March 1905.

Mata Hari brought a carefree provocative style to the stage in her act, which garnered wide acclaim. The most celebrated segment of her act was her progressive shedding of clothing until she wore just a jeweled breastplate and some ornaments upon her arms and head

Her act was successful because it elevated erotic dance to a more respectable status and broke new ground in a style of entertainment for which Paris was later world-famous. Her style and free-willed attitude made her popular, as did her eagerness to perform in exotic and revealing clothing. She posed for provocative photos and mingled in wealthy circles. Since most Europeans at the time were unfamiliar with the Dutch East Indies, Mata Hari was thought of as exotic, and her claims were accepted as genuine. One enthusiastic French journalist wrote in a Paris newspaper that Mata Hari was "so feline, extremely feminine, majestically tragic, the thousand curves and movements of her body trembling in a thousand rhythms"






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Hari#Career

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September 13th, 2023 at 12:58:38 PM permalink
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Jake La Motta - the Raging Bull - a movie was made about him starring Robert De Niro
this is the real Jake La Motta
he fought Sugar Ray Robinson 5 times winning just once
in the movie, at the end of the fight, he screams out to Robinson - "You never got me down Ray - you never got me down"
I don't know if he really said that, but it's true - Sugar Ray never knocked him down

and incredibly, Jake was only knocked down one time in 106 fights

he was never knocked out (not including technical knockouts)

in the YT vid it looks like he was going to take Sugar Ray down at 3:24 but Ray recovers

this is a famous fight that has been nicknamed "The St. Valentines Day Massacre"






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September 15th, 2023 at 2:02:34 AM permalink
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the Lufthansa heist________1978__________a Mafiosa operation______________one of the biggest heists in U.S. history

from Wiki:

"The Lufthansa heist was a robbery which took place at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport on December 11, 1978. An estimated US$ 5.875 million (equivalent to US$ 27.6 million in 2023) was stolen, with $5 million in cash and $875,000 in jewelry, making it the largest cash robbery committed on American soil at the time.

The money and jewelery have never been recovered."

at least 11 thugs and maybe as many as 20 who were either associated with the crime or knew details about it were murdered after it happened

most probably to keep them from squealing about what they knew and/or so as not to have to pay them their fair share

Louis Werner, a Lufthansa cargo worker, was the only person ever convicted and jailed for the robbery


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_heist


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September 19th, 2023 at 12:24:13 PM permalink
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the Dick Van Dyke show of the 60s:

the show's creator, Carl Reiner, fought for Laura and Rob to sleep in the same bed, but the network put its foot down.

they would not allow them to be shown sleeping in the same bed even though in the show they were married





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September 19th, 2023 at 12:50:50 PM permalink
Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
The powers at the network were okay with cartoon couples(Flintstones), monsters(The Munsters), and witches( Bewitched) sharing their bed with human partners, but not unmarried real-life couples.
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September 19th, 2023 at 1:33:39 PM permalink
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Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
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Kinda makes sense.... I don't often go bed shopping, but I imagine two twin beds are more expensive than one queen, especially when you factor in the frame and all the sheets, pillows, and covers.
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September 19th, 2023 at 3:30:29 PM permalink
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Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
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Kinda makes sense.... I don't often go bed shopping, but I imagine two twin beds are more expensive than one queen, especially when you factor in the frame and all the sheets, pillows, and covers.
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You do understand there is another reason why people sleep together, no?
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September 19th, 2023 at 3:45:57 PM permalink
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Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
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Kinda makes sense.... I don't often go bed shopping, but I imagine two twin beds are more expensive than one queen, especially when you factor in the frame and all the sheets, pillows, and covers.
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You do understand there is another reason why people sleep together, no?
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September 19th, 2023 at 4:04:24 PM permalink
We get an occasional two dog night.
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September 19th, 2023 at 4:44:39 PM permalink
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You do understand there is another reason why people sleep together, no?



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September 20th, 2023 at 4:40:12 AM permalink
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Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
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Kinda makes sense.... I don't often go bed shopping, but I imagine two twin beds are more expensive than one queen, especially when you factor in the frame and all the sheets, pillows, and covers.
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I wonder how many married couples might actually prefer multiple beds for most nights. One tosses and turns or whatever. More comfortable sleeping alone for most people.
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Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
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Kinda makes sense.... I don't often go bed shopping, but I imagine two twin beds are more expensive than one queen, especially when you factor in the frame and all the sheets, pillows, and covers.
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I wonder how many married couples might actually prefer multiple beds for most nights. One tosses and turns or whatever. More comfortable sleeping alone for most people.
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When my wife and I travel we usually get two beds. I am always cold so I take the bed furthest from the air conditioner. My wife is always hot so she likes to sleep by the AC.
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Only married couples were allowed to sleep in the same bed on television., although Lucy and Desi choose to do so.
An unintended consequence of this moral stance was that a generation grew up thinking their parents were poor, as they could only afford one bed.
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Kinda makes sense.... I don't often go bed shopping, but I imagine two twin beds are more expensive than one queen, especially when you factor in the frame and all the sheets, pillows, and covers.
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I wonder how many married couples might actually prefer multiple beds for most nights. One tosses and turns or whatever. More comfortable sleeping alone for most people.
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When my wife and I travel we usually get two beds. I am always cold so I take the bed furthest from the air conditioner. My wife is always hot so she likes to sleep by the AC.
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Exactly! Although your temp preferences seem to be reversed from most people I have known.
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"Louie Louie"

imo one of the greatest of the very early rock 'n roll tunes

pretty amazing to think that way back then a white kid was singing about his love for a Jamaican girl

as stated by Wiki - "The FBI investigated the song for 31 months"

it was hard to understand the lyrics - the story is the singer had a sore throat and they cut the single anyway - his raspy voice sounded real cool - lots of rumors about the lyrics being what we called "dirty" back then - highly sexual - that wasn't true

from Wiki:

"The song was banned on many radio stations and in many places in the United States, including Indiana, where a ban was requested by Governor Matthew Welsh. These actions were taken despite the small matter that practically no one could distinguish the actual lyrics. Denials of chicanery by Kingsmen and Ely did not stop the controversy. The FBI started a 31-month investigation into the matter and concluded they were "unable to interpret any of the wording in the record"

The "remarkable historical impact" of "Louie Louie" has been recognized by organizations and publications worldwide for its influence on the history of rock and roll. A partial list (see Recognition and rankings table below) includes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, National Public Radio, VH1, Rolling Stone Magazine, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Recording Industry Association of America. Other major examples of the song's legacy include the celebration of International Louie Louie Day every year on April 11; the annual Louie Louie Parade in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1989; the LouieFest in Tacoma from 2003 to 2012; the ongoing annual Louie Louie Street Party in Peoria; and the unsuccessful attempt in 1985 to make it the state song of Washington."


"Fine little girl waits for me
Catch a ship across the sea
Sail that ship about, all alone
Never know if I make it home

Three nights and days I sail the sea
Think of girl, constantly
On that ship, I dream she's there
I smell the rose in her hair.

See Jamaica, the moon above
It won't be long, me see me love
Take her in my arms again
Tell her I'll never leave again"





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"Louie Louie"



When WWSW in Pittsburgh went all oldies in the mid 1980s they played just this song for days. They even said bring your own version to the station it would probably be played. They had many versions.
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