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As Memorial Day winds down ...

… a great article from my wife’s cousin. Unrelated, but with a hearkening to one of Hopper’s greatest roles …

“FDR smoked Chesterfields; he was smoking one when he drove past us in a convertible, and flicked the cigarette to the ground. It landed at the feet of one of my buddies to the left [...]

Classic Pick O’ the Day: June 1

Hoosiers (1986) A troubled coach enlists the town drunk to turn a high school basketball team into winners. Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley Dir: David Anspaugh C-115 mins, TV-14. 8:00 PM EDT. TCM

Rich Eisen, currently of NFL Network fame and former ESPN anchor is TCM’s guest programmer tonight. His [...]

Air Force Pounds MILF

No. Really. That’s the headline of this story.

h/t: Instapundit

Cougar Barbie

Barbie’s turning 50!

Cougar Barbie – 50th Anniversary – Watch more Funny Videos

What They Need Is a Good P.J.

O’ Rourke that is…. and who’s in need? The print journalism industry — and quick. P.J. O’ Rourke, in The Weekly Standard tosses his tongue in cheek two cents into how to save newspapers. In it he proposes a new paper feature — The Pre-Obituary. Here’s a taste — do yourself a favor and go [...]

In The Spirit Of Memorial Day

…get a Thud flying again.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the F-105 Thunderchief, it was a single seat all weather fighter bomber that flew 75% of all missions over North Vietnam. Approximately half were lost to enemy fire. A little over a hundred F-105 pilots were killed in action and a [...]

Steyn Way

Mark Steyn is at it again at NRO. I wish I had written these three paragraphs… snarling and with one classical reference and a borrowed Norse legend reference (for you Lars!):

“Steering those currents”? How could even a member of the president’s insulated, self-regarding speechwriting team be so tin-eared as to write that line? How [...]

The Trifecta

Obama’s been compared to Carter, but this is just mean — even if deserved. From Jennifer Rubin at Commentary:

Obama has been compared to Jimmy Carter (in his misguided notions about the world), to Richard Nixon (in his sleazy backroom dealing and lack of transparency) and to LBJ (in his infatuation with government). Unfortunately, it [...]

In Memoriam -- and With Gratitude

The shorter boy in this photo is my great uncle Jack (not short for anything — he was Jack). The tallest is my grandfather Leon (Papa). I posted this pic back on Veteran’s Day. He died in Italy approximately 12 years after this photo.

The above is Jack’s grave marker from the Rome-Sicily [...]

Monday Open Thread

North African American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunisia.