It’s that day when we remember the end of any pretense of civil liberties, when the Team Red-Team Blue Axis came together and set us firmly down the path of Forever War, when the terrorists won a clear and resounding victory. And we continue down that stupid, brutal, and wasteful path, whether with a simp, a con-man, a carnival barker, or Abe Simpson in the White House. Yay.
It’s not just the anniversary of some people doing something, it’s a day chock full of birthdays, not the least of which was a very focused guy; a guy whose end was a bit of a surprise; a guy who said to Rousseau, “Hold mah ale”; a guy who coached Little League; a woman who proved that being a child of Nazis didn’t mean you couldn’t be worse; possibly the biggest asshole in the NFL; a filmmaker almost as bad as Spielberg; a pretty fine musician who made some unfortunate choices; a pretty fine musician who made a lot of fortunate choices; a ridiculously good bass player; and a hawk among the sparrows.
Let’s move on to Links, just to keep the depression fresh.
Old Guy Music features a guy who wasn’t old yet when this was filmed. Damn fine song.