attydallas3: Just found out we're into Passover this week .. Happy Passover to those who celebrate it .. &:-) Paul
attydallas3: Video Shows Hero Dog Summoning Help After Owner Suffers Seizure .. Ahhhhhh .. good boy (well, girl)! :
attydallas3: "The Newest Covid Vaccine"
The new RastraZeneca vaccine is not yet federally approved, bur apparently a few states and DC are considering expedited Phased Out clinical trials on volunteers from the Sixties and Seventies.
Preliminary analysis suggests it is less efficient than other vaccines and may cause side effects in other people, but after the second dose you don’t worry about it anymore.
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attydallas3: "Dance 'lil Jean .. that dream that you had .. is comin' true today - your mom is marryin' your dad .. " . I think that chorus line tells it all in this classic by The (Nitty Gritty) Dirt Band
attydallas3: Ever been the unhappy guest at (someone else's) wedding, wondering "why not ME?" .. This powerfully sad ballad by songwriter and C & W crossover artist Fred Knoblock came out during my radio DJ days about 40 years ago and even back then I knew exactly where he was "comin' from" with this tune .. Still, can't feel to sorry for Fred, being that he was married to the beautiful Susan Anton at the time ..
attydallas3: New Round of Stimulus Checks Subject to Private Garnishment - Wow .. was just reading where Congress forgot to include in the current relief bill provisions to protect the next round of payments from garnishment by private debt collectors (vs. gov. agencies) .. Oops! If you have a debt collector on your butt better get the $$ out of your account as soon as it hits, before THEY do ..
attydallas3: "Sour Suite" - The Guess Who (w. Burton Cummings)
"Whatever happened to homes as opposed to houses ... ?"
attydallas3: "When Nobody Wants Your Body Anymore" - Ain't that the truth .. Dedicated to my fellow roomies (well, most of us) in "Older But Not Dead" chat ..
attydallas3: "The Man Who Shot Himself" - Intriguing-but-somewhat- straightforward ballad of Tom T. Hall that came out while I was a D.J. at a C & W radio station. I played it a lot at night, until the program director told me to not do so anymore, as it was such a "downer" of a tune. Always wondered whether it was a true story about someone Hall knew, or just some fanciful songwriting on his part.
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attydallas3: I've asked many a preacher to show me specifically where in the Bible suicide is named as a sin .. They always dance around the issue, but admittedly can't .. It ain't in there - despite what folks may think about it .. What about the person who is suffering through a horribly incurable disease that is keeping them in great pain and anguish? Would the Almighty want them to continue to suffer through to their "natural" end while in such a state? &:-) Paul
attydallas3 in reply to attydallas3: In fact, speaking of Tom T. Hall ballads and someone suffering to the end (no matter which route Mr. Delaney took at his end):
"The Year That Clayton Delaney Died":
attydallas3: "Louise" : - Another tearjerker musical story, this one by balladeer Paul Siebel. Such a fantastic storytelling - you can almost tell by the very opening line ("they all said that Louise was not half bad" what the song is going to be about, namely a lonely prostitute who didn't amount to anything significant in anyone else's life, and after she passed no one even seemed to have reason to remember her. &:-( btw, master guitarist Leo Kottke has his own cover of this song, which seems even more lonely and sad w. his bottleneck accompaniment.
attydallas3: "Swept Away" - Live performance of the beautiful tune that Christopher Cross co-wrote with Steven Dorff for the "Aloha" episode of Growing Pains . Was nominated for a Grammy, but didn't win.
attydallas3: "Think of Laura" - from the same concert in '98. Always brings a tear(s) to my eye before it's over. We all probably know a "Laura" of our own, and the more so the older we get. I remember Chris once made it clear that his Laura was a girl in his high school that was killed in a tragic auto accident, NOT an O.D. or suicide, as some people have speculated.
attydallas3: "How to Prevent Foggy Eyeglasses While Wearing Your Mask" (from A.A.R.P.) - Some clever hacks here for eyeglass wearers:
attydallas3: Rush Limbaugh Dead @ 70 - Didn't know he was battling lung cancer .. He did love his big cigars ..
attydallas3: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (a/k/a The Dirt Band) - "Partners Brothers and Friends" .. Celebrating 55 years this year and still touring, btw ..
attydallas3: "Larry Flynt Dead @ 78" .. Guys, let us bow our "heads" in remembrance ..
I guess that only leaves Guccione, of the "big three" ?
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attydallas3: I think we studied that case in Con Law back when I was in law school, BIGRED1 .. Is that the one where he poked fun of Jerry Falwell in a parody cartoon in his mag .. something about him supposedly doing some gal in an outhouse, or some such? Falwell ended up suing him and the mag. for defamation (libel) over it, and SCOTUS ruled it was "protected 1st. A. speech" b/c of the commercial nature and Falwell being a "public figure", or some such, and dismissed the lawsuit .. &:-) Paul
attydallas3: 133-Car Pileup in Ft. Worth Kills at Least 6 - This was SO horrible .. Many of those involved were nurses and other medical personnel on their way to/from work that a.m. shift change. Miraculously, NO children were involved ..
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BeautifullyBroken74 in reply to princessp1069: So true! But some people in texas can’t drive. (I live near Houston). Added to bad road conditions and crazy drivers, is a sometimes deadly combination. People in Pa are used to icy roads. (Lived there for almost 2 years) But everything you said was so very very true!
attydallas3: No, Carein .. they said it was just the iced-up highway and the fact that the private contractor the (state? county?) uses to maintain the roads in winter possibly not doing their job (i.e. putting down ice-retardant, etc.) .. Of course, they are denying that allegation .. A state-ordered investigation will get to the bottom of it eventually ... I never knew the gov. here contracts that responsibility out to a private co. We found out with our state prison system here too that was a BAD idea, and hence are now going back to the original way (as have the feds now w. their prison system under Pres. Biden). Bizes are in it to make a $$ profit , and so obviously they are going to cut corners/expenses any way they can so long as they think they can get away with it .. &:-) Paul
attydallas3: I would add that they do think, and some of the eyewitness videos seem to support, that some of the "lead" drivers were going too fast for the conditions, inc. that big Fed Ex truck .. .. &:-) Paul
attydallas3: 40 Ingenious Hacks to Help You Get Through Winter - For roomies that live in the cold and snowy areas of the world:
attydallas3: Christopher Plummer Dead @ Age 91 He did live a very full life, though
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Christopher Plummer dies at the age of 91
The Canadian actor, known for roles in The Sound of Music and more recently Knives Out, has died, his family confirmed to Deadline Hollywood.
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RnKris84: He was one of my favorite actors Paul. Amazing in his films. All the Money in the World was my favorite Christopher Plummer film. He will be missed. A true gentleman.
Amazing actor....amazing man.
attydallas3: "Screech" Actor Dead @ 44 - His agent said he had cancer, but didn't mention which type. He did say though that it took Dustin quickly, so that at least he didn't linger & suffer . :
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attydallas3: Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer's Disease - I guess not a surprise, @ 94 .. Just hope he keeps remembering where he left his ..
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RnKris84: He is a legend and one of my top 5 favorite singers. Tony Bennett is a good man. He has done so much for charity.After every SF Giants ball game and when I think of my beautiful city San Francisco....it will always be Tony singing I left my Heart....always.
attydallas3: Metformin/Glucophage May Offer Protection Against Covid - Wow .. That raises the question though that if we do catch it is our risk of hospitalization or death lower by being on it? -
BeautifullyBroken74: That’s one of the things that scares me with COVID. Being diabetic and asthmatic at the same time. I feel we are all going to get it sooner or later. I hope and pray we don’t. But that is one of the things that really scares me about me covid.
attydallas3: Cicely Tyson Dead @ 96 - Wow, yet another celeb I thought had passed a long time ago ..
attydallas3: Cloris Leachman Dead @ 94 -
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attydallas3: Larry King Dead @ 87 - Wish he had not gone out as the king of late night infomercials , but as the great newscaster he was earlier in his life
attydallas3: Yeah .. now guys wear their pants so low, instead .. btw, ltns MildredOfYorK*** where have you been of late? &:-) Paul
Posted here b/c it says I am "blocked" ? Did I do something bad? &:-(