Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio Raped By Bear: Oscar Buzz?

Obama chides the United States overseas (again)

Via Washington Free Beacon (Really, Mr. President)

Mass Shooting only happen in the United States? Barack Obama said that is Paris this week. Is this difficulty with telling the truth (and this list is generous to Obama), past head trauma, or too much weed (back in the day).  

Hillary Clinton seeks advice on head trauma from NFL

Twelve Days of Sinatra! Countdown to the Big Day!

We are almost to Frank's 100th Birthday.  Let's count down the 12 days of Sinatra. 

Tina, Frank, and Nancy

Candy Cane Nancy

Mark Steyn has Sony Bono’s Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) at #88.
Pundette continues her top 10 with Riddle’s arrangement of Porter’s I Get A Kick Out Of You at #8.
Bob Belvedere is counting down Sinatra albums with Jenkin’s Wonderfully Depressing No One Cares at #2. 
I have Rosemary Clooney and Sinatra.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Nate Silver on Donald Trump's Polls Numbers

This is worth a read (both Trump-o-philes and Trump-o-phobes)

Take all of this with a big grain of salt. Nate Silver can definitely be wrong (he underestimated the Democrats' loss in the 2014 midterms), but he was mostly spot on during the 2012 Obama-Romney election (although predicting a one on one is a lot easier than a primary and nomination at this point, but that cuts both ways). Still, the Iowa Caucus is about two months from now...

EBL: Are forces in the GOP trying to block Trump and is the GOP Establishment freaking out about Trump

Instapundit: Pollsters can get it very wrong and why Trump has not flamed out

Wombat: Conservatives 4 Palin: The MSM sure hates Ben Carson

Don't Hire A Hot Nanny (especially a live in one)

I think this is one we can all declare 'the science is settled' 

To appreciate this film, you of course have to get past the implausible idea that Annabella Sciorra's character would let a nanny like Rebecca De Mornay live in her home... but as noted above many Hollywood couples walk right into it (hubris).

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Tom Brady Joins Mile High Loser Club

Instapundit: Namaste, Bitches...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

I am all for keeping firearms from terrorists and insane people...

TOM: Crazy People Are Dangerous

Update: Instapundit: This is CNN (lying dishonest crapweasels)

To those on the left, explain to me how you propose to keep firearms from terrorists and the insane without infringing law abiding sane people's rights?

TOM: Feminist Fear Factor
AmPowBlog: Registered Female?
Instapundit: Chuck Todd and They do it again
Wombat: This Aint Hell: Gun Control and the Colorado Springs Shooting

Are forces in the GOP working to block Trump?

Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney (with some bonus Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby)

With Sinatra singing Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! why not some South Pacific?  It's in 1963 with a Nelson Riddle orchestration and Rosemary Clooney from The Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre album.

Here is Sinatra singing Some Enchanted Evening in 1949.  Axel Stordahl arranged.

Here is a song Frank Sinatra co-wrote and then recorded with Rosemary Clooney in 1950. It was originally intended to be done with Dinah Shore, but she declined.  The arranger is George Siravo. Rosemary does a fine job, but this song would have worked with Doris Day.

And here is the 1957 CBS's The Edsel Show with Guest Stars (even these terrific talents could not save the Edsel).  Which include are some of the stars from the 1956 Cole Porter adaption of The Philadelphia StoryHigh Society (minus Grace Kelly).

Mark Steyn has On Stage with Sinatra: A conversation with Vincent Falcone, Jr, Mark has New York, New York at #87 and George Harrison's Something at #86. Mark's Song of the Century #85 is Sondheim's Send In The Clowns, Song #84 (and by coincidence given the attrocious recent events in France) is the originally French song My Way, and at #83 he has Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Some Enchanted Evening. For Labor Day Mark had Kern and Hammerstein's Ol Man River (as part of a waterfront labor theme). Mark Steyn has Rodgers and Hammerstein's Soliloquy has Song of the Century #41.  And Mark's Movie Audio Special is High Society.

Mark's Thanksgiving Sampler includes how he loves the song Oklahoma! (which Sinatra, to my knowledge, did not record). Here is an Oklahoma! Thanksgiving

Pundette breaks her top 10 with You Go To My Head at #9 and One Of Those Things at #10. She has #11 Cole Porter's I Concentrate On You, at #12 Porter's You'd Be Nice To Come Home To, as her #13 Cole Porter's What Is This Thing Called Love. Pundette also has a Cole Porter favorite written by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green Just In Time at #16.

Bob Belvedere is counting down Sinatra albums with Billy May arranged Come Dance With Me at #3, Gordon Jenkins arranged All Alone at #4, Swing Easy at #5 and an interview with Chuck Granata. Bob had Kern and Hammerstein's The Song Is You on his song list (tied at #20).

I remembered Johnny Mercer's birthday (thanks to a tip from Pundette). And here is a sublime song from the forties Kern and Hammerstein's All The Things You Are. I had Frank Sinatra and the President's Marine Corps Band doing You Make Me Feel So Young (and also had a bonus Betty Comden Adolph Green number from On The Town), I had Angie Dickinson's favorite Lean Baby, VanHeusen and Burke's Here's That Rainy Day, Sinatra Lord's Prayer/Ave Maria post, Berlin's When I Lost You, Arlen and Capote's Don't Like Goodbyes, and Gaudio and Holmes' For A While. And here is Frank in 1945 singing from Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat (among other great songs) and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Soliloquy (Mark featured it at #41 on his list for Father's Day). I also had Cole Porter favorite Irène Bordoni who was the star of Porter's first big hit Paris.

And Happy Thanksgiving.

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

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