At Changing of Guard at Buckingham Palace this morning, Respect paid to Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/UEKa0ekmf5— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) August 31, 2018
Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, August 31, 2018
Queen of Soul
Free kicks, Episode 14
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Eckhartz Press on the Radio
Eckhartz Press author Richard Reeder (1001 Train Rides in Chicago) will be on Rick Kogan's radio show (WGN, 720 AM) this coming Sunday evening, September 2, at about 9:30, talking about the new book. Hope you tune in. Richard's a great guest, and Rick Kogan is a great interviewer.
Recalling Pre-Season Football, The Old School Days
It's about the old Bears training camps in Indiana, and the battles between Papa Bear Halas and his star defensive end Doug Atkins.
You can read it here.
Clint Dempsey Retires
231 appearances— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 29, 2018
...Congratulations on an incredible career, @clint_dempsey - our @premierleague top scorer! 👏
📝: https://t.co/MKS2zXMaHI #FFC pic.twitter.com/yfxVRQPrAm
Goats Like it When You Smile at Them
For the record, I feel the same way about happy goats.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Clint Dempsey's final goal for the USMNT to tie Landon Donovan's all-time record was a thing of beauty. 👀— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 29, 2018
Thanks for the memories, Deuce. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/yBY6ivpA3D
President Trump forecasts violence if the Democrats win the mid-term elections. This, apparently, will come from the left wing— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) August 29, 2018
But wouldn't the left be more upset if they LOST ? Surely WINNING would reduce their bloodlust...
So, to assure a less violent America, vote Democrat
Trump vs. The Internet
Of course, it's another conspiracy.
If you're keeping track at home, the conspiracy now includes the FBI, the CIA, the DNC, Hillary, the mainstream press, Robert Mueller and his angry band of conflicted Democrats, his own Attorney General, the Justice Department, and now Google...oh and also Twitter. That's right, Twitter. The medium that got him elected--that one is unfair to him too.
This is why Bill Maher calls him "a whiny little bitch."
Thanks to our friends at the @ChicagoFire for a good game, and safe travels back to the Windy City. 👊#ServusBasti pic.twitter.com/F4GIU7Oxkn— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) August 28, 2018
I saw this live
At Wrigley, it's ALWAYS happy hour! pic.twitter.com/NrJCdvkPqn— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) August 28, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Dogs are the best
"Kirk, a female Border Collie, watching herself win the 2017 Purina Pro Challenge." pic.twitter.com/4lDS1cADh0— 🐶🐱 (@moodloop) August 26, 2018
John McCain on SNL
Monday, August 27, 2018
RIP Neil Simon
Here he is with old pal Johnny Carson...
The two men who defeated McCain's runs for the presidency, President Bush and Obama, both of whom fought with McCain often and sometimes harshly, will be delivering his eulogy.
That's how it's done.
The president is a small man.
Minutia Men, Episode 105
Listen to it here.
Free Kicks, Episode 13
Listen to it here.