Bully Boy Bolling strikes again. During "The Five" on Thursday Bolling opened his mouth and inserted his foot, which is standard operating procedure for the Bully Boy. It came in the middle of a discussion where 4 of the 5 were doing several victory laps over President Obama's poor performance at the first debate. Suddenly, and without warning, Bully Boy went all Bully Boy on Juan Williams with a brand new conspiracy theory:
Dateline October 5, 1962 - The Beatles first single "Love Me Do" is released. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Beatles had been signed to EMI Records earlier in the year. In June they recorded "Love Me Do" with original drummer Pete Best at a demo test. By the time they returned to the studio in September for their first official recording session Pete Best had been fired, replaced by Ringo Starr. Producer George Martin had been less than impressed with Best's drumming in June and told Brian Epstein he'd be using a session drummer for their upcoming recording session. That's all John Lennon and Paul McCartney needed to hear. Aside from being a mediocre drummer, Best wasn't the greatest fit personality-wise either. Lennon and McCartney tapped Ringo, who was in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Ringo had actually sat in with them during their Hamburg days. Also from Liverpool, they knew Ringo would fit right in.
It all began, as crap like this usually does, early Tuesday with The Drudge Report announcing via banners, and whistles, and fireworks, and ticker-tape parades, that there was a Big Scoop Coming!!! Then Sean "Scammity" Hannity announces he will have EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE never-before-seen video of President Obama on his evening show.
Within minutes the Blogosphere has sussed out that the EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE video is a 5-year old speech by then-Senator Obama. Within minutes the EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE video is splashed all over the innertubes, which seems appropriate because that's where it had been hiding in plain sight for the past 60 months or so. That took the air out of Scammity's EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE Big Scoop. Undaunted, he goes ahead Tuesday night because, after all, he's been hyping it all damned day. It made for great comedy that the EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE speech was covered extensively at the time it was given. However, Scammity, aided and abetted by Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller, tried to use Obama's speech at Hampton University to Play the Race Card™:
Dateline October 2, 1890 - Julius Henry Marx is born in NYC. Later he is nicknamed Groucho and, along with his brothers Chico, and Harpo, became one-third of the greatest comedy team of all time: The Marx Brothers.
The Marx boys started in Vaudeville as singers. The Four Nightingales were Julius, Milton (also called Gummo), Arthur, and another boy named Lou Levy. They were always near the bottom of bill. After one performance in which the audience was more interested in a mule kicking up a fuss in Nacodoches, Texas, they started cracking wise onstage. Among the ad libbed gems: "Nacogdoches is full of roaches" and "The jackass is the flower of Tex-ass." As it turned out, they were better comedians than singers. Instead of getting angry, the audience loved them. The Marx Brothers completely rewrote the act (read: borrowed a skit about a schoolroom and had it rewritten to suit themselves) and toured in variations of it for the next seven years or so, adding Chico along the way.
Put on your hip-waders and strap some rockets to your back, it's time to take another trip to Bizarro World. The Fox "News" Spin Cycle collates the nonsense from Fox "News" and spits it right back atcha, filled with snark!
We here at the Fox "News" Spin Cycle are still looking for that single facebook message, or tweet, in which President Obama is praised, not trashed. I won't be holding my breath.
Before Mike Love stabbed his cousins in the back and fired Brian Wilson and Al Jardine from The Beach Boys, it was gratifying for this long-time fan to know they were back on the road making music. On the same day I read that Mike Love fired his band mates of 50 years, I discovered this wonderful tribute to Brian Wilson. I not only loved the song, but dug the whole video production, which touches upon some of the highlights and lowlights of Brian Wilson's life.