Friday, February 28, 2020

When I get low, I get high

An enjoyable cover of an old Ella Fitzgerald song. Written by Marion Sunshine in 1936,  it was originally recorded by Chick Webb.

Plus, Cab Calloway and a spectacular sequence from the Nicholas Brothers.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Joe Biden's Arrest Record

It's seared, seared into his memory. Just not anyone else's.

UPDATE: The next debate is soon. Biden needs to score big against Sanders. My suggestion is that he emphasize his record. Walk straight up to Sanders, poke him squarely in the chest and say “Look fat, I did push ups in the Birmingham jail with Martin.” No way can Sanders match that.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020

A long consideration of Ian Fleming

Apropos of nothing, a longish essay on Ian Fleming's literary reputation.  I have read all of Fleming, in high school, and recall him as a very vivid and skillful writer. I reread From Russia, With Love a few years ago and enjoyed it. Not up to Eric Ambler though.

Je suis Mila

Twitter mobs attack a child in France, and the government piles on.

Thursday, February 6, 2020