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Have a good ‘un, everybody. It’s going to be beautiful in New England.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 1, 2007, 8:53 am

In response to this Doc Watson tune I posted a couple of threads back, Uncle Badger sent me this YouTube of Albert Lee picking the living shit out of Country Boy (he from the country town of London, England).

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 1, 2007, 3:47 pm

Actually, Mr Weasel, to be fair, Albert really is a country boy. He’s from Herefordshire – which I gather is pretty damn rural. God knows where he learned to play like that, though!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 1, 2007, 5:23 pm

By that standard, Hank Hill is a New Yorker.

Comment from Dawn
Time: September 2, 2007, 12:01 am

My husband just showed me this little gem

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: September 2, 2007, 12:24 am

Good ol’ Apache! Never fails to delight. Here’s another classic internet nugget Dawn.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: September 2, 2007, 3:56 am

You should warn folks when you post that, Enas. Ew.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 2, 2007, 6:15 am

Two greats. God, it was an ugly era. What were people thinking?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 2, 2007, 7:32 am

Somewhere around here, I have a copy of Nimoy’s autobiography, “I am Not Spock.” He comes off as a whiny baby. He said the stress of playing an emotionless character was so great, he used to burst into tears between scenes.

Don’t you get the impression these Star Trek folk thought they had fantastic careers ahead of them until Star Trek put a halt to everything? Instead of, you know, being the luckiest break in their whole damn lives?

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: September 2, 2007, 7:59 am

That Nimoy segment has always sent shivers up my spine. Yecchh. I don’t think I’ve ever watched the whole thing. The Apache guy is just…um….well, I’m sure he’s a very nice person.

The 60’s were a strange time.

I have noticed that the whole original Star trek cast had singularly unimpressive careers afterwards. The most interesting afterlife (to me) was Sulu’s appearance in the two Oblivion flicks, which were quite amusing if you like looking at a young(er) Musetta Vander. I did.

Comment from Gnus
Time: September 2, 2007, 11:07 am

Happy Sunday. Twelve minutes you’ll never get back, but you won’t mind (if you watch it all).

No, don’t thank me.

Comment from BGG
Time: September 2, 2007, 11:16 am

Holy crap! Dawn and Enas, those videos were deeply disturbing. I need to go wash my brain out.

Steamboat, I think Shatner proved to be the exception — after mediocre attempts in a couple of other TV series, he discovered that his talent for just being a silly caricature of himself was what people really liked.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 2, 2007, 7:14 pm

Hahah! Curse you, Gnus! I was going to post that! I’ve been reading Sippican Cottage for a couple of weeks…not sure where I ran across it, though.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: September 2, 2007, 7:26 pm

Shatner is in the music video for Brad Paisley’s song “Online”. Both the song and the video are quite hilarious. One can find it on YouTube easily: search for “Brad” and “Online”. I highly recommend it. Quite amusing indeed. And “amusing” in a good way. Unlike…

Comment from Gnus
Time: September 2, 2007, 7:59 pm

Ooops! Sorry, Sweasel. I was gonna send ya a note to go look and there was a comment from you. Great minds…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 2, 2007, 8:20 pm

S’okay…I couldn’t quite figure out how to spin a whole post out of it, so your link in the comments is as good as mine.

I love Rube Goldberg machines. In Britain they’re called Heath Robinson, from their illustrator-who-made-impossibly-elaborate-machines. Funny thing…I knew Heath Robinson from his more serious illustrations, which were very good! I didn’t know he did the machines…

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