Category Archives: Obits and ‘bobs

Ding, dong…

…one of the two hydra-heads of the Kochtopus is dead: And bless David Doel for not sugar-coating anything about this lousy fucker’s life. Including his early adventures in the not-so-fine art of screwing people out of their money (in this … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: One for my friend who has flown on

Neil, buddy…this one’s for you: Excelsior.

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Music for a Sunday: Johnny Clegg, RIP

Back in the early 1980s, a video cracked the CHUM 30 chart that was unlike all the rest of the pop parade of the day. It featured strong Zulu chants, references to Olduvai Gorge and Phelamanga (“the place where the … Continue reading

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Quotable: Stan Lee on bigotry

So long, Stan…and thanks for all the heroes. You were the biggest one of them all. Especially when you wrote this on the occasion of Martin Luther King’s assassination, in 1968. Excelsior.

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Quotable: Philip Roth on Drumpf

In honor of the author of The Plot Against America, who passed away yesterday. And dang, that book is good; I need to re-read it pronto!

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Ding, dong.

Well, here’s some expected-unexpected welcome news. Just as I finished reading a book today on the case of the Cuban Five, guess who finally kicked the bucket? Yup…THIS guy: Luis Posada Carriles, the terrorist of Cuban origins, died today in … Continue reading

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Quotable: Ed Sanders on the Manson Family murders

“The Manson case had everything — it ripped aside enough of the veils of Hollywood to titillate the nation’s and even the world’s interest. It had rock and roll, it had the lure of the Wild West, it had the … Continue reading

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Quotable: Mark Critch on Gord Downie

Gordie, you were ahead by a century. Here’s hoping Ry Cooder is willing to show up and sing your eulogy, like the song says:

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So long, Hef…and thanks for NOTHING.

So, the long overdue has finally happened: Hugh Hefner is dead. He leaves behind four children, two ex-wives, and one current one who stands to inherit…NOTHING. That’s right, folks, she gets bupkus, thanks to a pre-nup that Hef had her … Continue reading

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Don’t cry for Roger Ailes.

Want to know just how long and sorely overdue this old scumbag’s death was? Watch this and learn: Yeah. Roger Ailes, professional ratfucker from the days of Tricky Dick Nixon. Devotee of the casting couch. Professional sexual harasser and rapist … Continue reading

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