I hope it’s not considered too flattering on my part if I borrowed the iconic newsreel from Citizen Kane for my Monday news space.
These are some of the news, articles, and videos that caught my attention this week:
BBC World Service podcast – ‘After an elderly woman decided she would donate her body to medicine, she befriended anatomist Vic Spitzer – the man who would go on to dissect her’.
WordPress article from shakemyheadhollow:
‘Now the moral high ground seems up for grabs. Liberals are more vulnerable, rightly or wrongly, to charges of prejudicial, restrictive, and divisive policies. Where did things go wrong, and is it just an image problem or something more substantive?
WordPress article from Bruce Goodman at Weave a Web:
‘Poodle Jerkin was a clown of questionable talent. He snorted cocaine. Who wouldn’t if you worked day in and day out for a circus that hardly paid for nothing? And his wife had left him and taken the kids. There was no hope, so he snorted cocaine and got the sack. Yeah, he wasn’t good enough even for a fuckin’ circus.’
Trump released his 5 point plan which included ending the glorification of violence in video games. But does that make any sense? Japan has the highest video game revenue per person in the western world yet has the lowest per capita violent gun death rate. In Japan, however, obtaining a firearm isn’t so easy. And according to the Washington post: just this year, research from two Oxford scholars found “confirmatory evidence that violent video game engagement, on balance, is not associated with observable variability in adolescents’ aggressive behaviour.”
Trump has said since then ‘serious’ talks on gun control are under way. We’ll see what comes of that.
This was a lot better than the attention seeking 12 second soundbite one might be accustomed to hearing in mainstream media. Why can’t this uninhibited and uncensored long format form be available to all candidates to let them articulate their position? Perhaps it is but you wouldn’t know it in the mainstream press.
Also, if you enjoy tuning into Joe Rogan podcasts on occasion I highly recommend his short interview with Roe Jogan.
BBC World Service: 7/8/2019 The Colombian city of Zipaquirá has welcomed home local hero Egan Bernal, 10 days after he won the Tour de France. Last month the 22-year-old became the first Colombian to win cycling’s most prestigious race – and its youngest champion in 110 years. His return also coincided with a national holiday – the 200th anniversary of Colombia’s victory against Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
- Bob Dylan plays Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat on May 15, 1966 to a Hostile Crowd in DeMontfort Hall in Leicester, England
As per the description: The heckling in the beginning of this track is priceless. The power Bob unleashes in this version is sure to knock the socks off of the haters in the audience–badass.
The quality of this recording is top notch!
‘It’s a folk song’!
Thank you for the promotion!
You’re welcome. If my readers enjoy it even half as much as I did, it will have been a success.
Nice compilation 🙂
Thanks a lot and for kindly allowing me to link your article.
Like you said, how much better does it get for opening lines: Poodle Jerkin was a clown of questionable talent. He snorted cocaine.
Ha! That was a nice little tidbit.
I had to look up why the crowd was hostile to Dylan. I didn’t know some considered him a *traitor* by not playing protest songs 24-7.
Listened to some of the “woman to be dissected” audio: an odd, interesting relationship, for sure. And she sounds like a character, which, of course, enabled her to be able to do all that for science AND have a sense of humor about it too.
Hey Stacey, I’m glad you got a good snort out of that post as well! Bruce’s stories always bring a smile to my face.
Yes, when Dylan went to electric all hell broke loose almost everywhere he went. The folk establishment were none to impressed.
Yes, that podcast was slightly unconventional wasn’t it? The professionalism and dryness of the surgeon was particularly insightful. Once a surgeon always a surgeon. Definitely cutting edge hehe
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All is well here, Matthew. Same back to you! 🙂