Friday, April 8, 2016

Play On!

Thank Morgoth It's Friday!

"Don't look at ME, Trump is entirely YOUR doing."

Democrats and Double-Standards

Ma and Pa Kettle run for President

It has been more than
a little amusing lately
to watch Democrats get their skirts over their heads about the sniping going on between Bernie Sanders and black-eyed skank Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.

Hillary recently threatened to stop debating with Sanders unless he changed his "tone" (i.e., stopped actually criticizing her), and progressives are bleating that the campaign
is becoming "ugly" and fretting about "tough rhetoric."


Remember 2012, when Mitt Romney was accused of murdering a man's wife? Or 2008, when John McCain was portrayed as suffering from dementia? Or 2000, when George W. Bush was basically held responsible for a racially-motivated killing in Texas?

That, ladies and gentlemen, is garden-variety Democrat rhetoric whenever their opponent is a Republican.

You'll forgive me if I don't repair to my fainting couch over Bernie and Hillary having
a little tickle-fight...

Baseball at the "K"

Now that we're done with the absurdity of three off days the first week of the season, my beloved Kansas City Royals return to action at Kauffman Stadium tonight against the Minnesota Twins.

RHP Yordano Ventura will start for the Royals against former Royal Ervin Santana.

"I hope you're stocked up on Xanax and single malt."

Very funny...


Speaking of baseball, it was on
April 8, 1974 that Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record, hitting his 715th in the 4th inning off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing.

He broke the record in front of a sell-out crowd at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta. Aaron's trip around the bases was famously chaotic, one of baseball's iconic moments.

"How come he's not wearing batting gloves or a bunch of protective padding?"

Because baseball hadn't become sissified yet...

This Will Not End Well

From the insightful pen of Michael Ramirez, whose editorial cartoons you should read often, as I do.

Until Next Time...

With regard to popular music, 1989 was not a particularly good year for me. Looking back on the list of albums released that year, records that I liked were few and far between. Of course, that meant there weren't a lot of hit songs I liked, either.

It's during such fallow periods that I am especially susceptible to "guilty pleasure" music. Like many other people, I occasionally indulge in an irrational fondness for Swedish pop groups. In 1989, a Swedish duo named Roxette was getting a lot of radio airplay and MTV exposure thanks to their Grammy Award-winning second album, Look Sharp!
I was particularly fond of "The Look," the third charting single from the album.

On April 8, 1989 "The Look" hit
No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. It was the band's second consecutive No. 1 single,
and they would go on to have two more No. 1 hits in their career.

Nevertheless, liking this song isn't something I'm proud of. It just happened, okay? Don't judge me.

Today's send-off is the band's official music video for the song. The usual '80s music video disclaimers apply. Enjoy...

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