Monday, November 29, 2021

Flag of Indian Revolutionists Shown by Princess in U. S. -- November 29, 2021

Grand Forks Herald, 28-November-1921

I was interested to see the connection described between the Irish and Indian independence movements. 


India now wants the freedom from England given Ireland by the recent treaty which accords Ireland dominion rule. The flag used by the Indian nationalists consists of three colors, red, yellow and green. The symbols are the sun. for energy, the moon for beauty, and the lotus blossoms for the provinces of India. Dr. Sarat Mukerji and Mme. Mukerji are now in this country aiding the cause of the Friends for Freedom in India, working for independence in their native country. Mme. Mukerji is shown above with the revolutionary flag.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Marmon Series 34 -- November 27, 2021

Richmond Times-Dispatch, 27-November-1921

The Marmon Motor Car Company, owned by Nordyke Marmon & Company, built high-end autos. The Series 34 used aluminum in the straight-six engine and the body to save weight.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim, RIP -- November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim has died. I remember seeing Pacific Overtures at the Curran. A lot of people didn't like it. That may have been the only Sondheim show that I saw in a professional production. I always wanted to see what was coming next.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021 -- November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm grateful for health and life, my family, and my coworkers. 

The cover of the Thanksgiving, 1905 issue of Puck has a servant bringing out the turkey, and a dog consulting.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Jazz Must Go -- November 23, 2021

Washington Evening Star, 04-November-1921

Some folks did not appreciate jazz. "We must get Back to Pre-War Morals."

Jazz Must Go

Is America dancing hellward? Is
jazz madness driving us to ruin?

These questions are asked not by prudes, but ' by seriously thinking people who are concerned for the future of our boys and girls. Present-day indecencies of dress, of talk, of manners must stop! Jazz must stop! We must get Back to Pre-War Morals.

John R. McMahon has written a series of articles that every mother and every father should read. They show the evil at its worst and point a remedy.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Rodney Dangerfield 100 - November 22, 2021

Rodney Dangerfield was born 100 years ago today, on 22-November-1921. I was aware of him as a comedian for most of my life, but then in the 1980s and 90s he had a second career appearing in movies. I loved his delivery. He died in 2004. "I don't get any respect."

"I tell ya, when I was a kid I had it rough. Once on my birthday, my old man gave me a bat. The first day I played with it, it flew away."

"What a childhood I had. My parents sent me to a child psychiatrist. The kid didn’t help me at all."

"I tell ya, when I was a kid I got no respect. My parents got divorced. They had a custody fight over me. No one showed up."

"I went to the fights last night, and a hockey game broke out."

My late father-in-law loved Caddyshack. I don't think I ever saw it all the way through. Sometimes I think I am a snob.