Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

My tickets have arrived

What he said

Michael Rappaport's response to Trump's latest whiney tweet is pretty harsh. I probably wouldn't have chosen the same colorful language, but I don't disagree with the sentiment...

RIP Jim Wynn

The Toy Cannon, one of my childhood favs, has passed away at the age of 78. Some of my favorite baseball cards...

Thursday, March 26, 2020

RIP Curly Neal

Curly passed away today at the age of 77. RIP, Curly. The greatest Globetrotter.

Joseph Gannascoli

This week's Minutia Men celebrity interview is with Soprano's star Joseph Gannascoli. He played Vito on the classic show.

Listen to it here.


It was a beautiful day in the Chicago area yesterday, and I took advantage of it by getting some much needed fresh air. (No Cigar--it doesn't feel right to smoke when everyone is suffering from a respiratory problem.) Also, I returned to my hobby of taking sunset photos...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wiener Circle

Everyone has to do their part...

Best CoronaVirus PSA

RIP Floyd

Social Distancing in the UK

Fox News Kills

For years I've been saying that Fox News is destroying America. When I said that I meant the demise of this country's discourse and decency has coincided directly with the rise of Fox News.

However, I never literally meant that Fox News was destroying America...until now.

Fox News pundits are the reason the president wants to ignore the scientists and open the country again.

Now it's not figurative. Now they really could be killing people.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

She will survive

I chuckled at this one...

Playing Pepper at Wrigley

Looks like the early 1930s, based on that logo.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dick Pound

Dick Pound was trending earlier because he is part of the IOC announcing postponement of the Olympics...and because his name is Dick Pound. Still not as funny of a name as these three guys...

Morgan Freeman

Social Distance

Tribute to Quarantined Chicago

Voiced by Rick Kogan...

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Real Dr. Fauci

Interesting interview with Dr. Fauci in Science Magazine. You should read the whole piece, but this is the part that got my attention...

Q: President Trump keeps saying that the travel ban for China, which began 2 February, had a big impact [on slowing the spread of the virus to the United States] and that he wishes China would have told us three to four months earlier and that they were “very secretive.” [China did not immediately reveal the discovery of a new coronavirus in late December, but by 10 January, Chinese researchers made the sequence of the virus public.] It just doesn't comport with facts.

A: I know, but what do you want me to do? I mean, seriously Jon, let’s get real, what do you want me to do?

Q: Most everyone thinks that you’re doing a remarkable job, but you're standing there as the representative of truth and facts but things are being said that aren't true and aren't factual.

A: The way it happened is that after he made that statement [suggesting China could have revealed the discovery of a new coronavirus three to four months earlier], I told the appropriate people, it doesn't comport, because two or three months earlier would have been September. The next time they sit down with him and talk about what he’s going to say, they will say, by the way, Mr. President, be careful about this and don't say that. But I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down. OK, he said it. Let's try and get it corrected for the next time.

Q: You have not said China virus. [Trump frequently calls the cause of the spreading illness, known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a “China virus” or a “Chinese virus.”]

A: Ever.

Q. And you never will, will you?

A: No.