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Gone fishing? No, just been having a B-Sides.


I started this post with the idea of, Kaleidoscope. I was just going to pick one of the beautiful videos that came up to that search word and let this be a mellow & meditative experience.

How’d that work out? Well, the majority of videos that I found were along a few themes: How to make kaleidoscope effects in Photoshop or other software packages like it. How to make actual kaleidoscopes. How to make “kaleidoscope” quilt blocks. The movie, Kaleidoscope, which I think I saw back when it came out and it was something of a snoozer.

So, I said to myself, let’s try Kinescope. Well, that was more productive. It led to this

The quick clip at the beginning mentioned Food Fair. We had two main supermarkets in Baltimore when I was a kid: A&P, and Food Fair. A&P always felt a little more posh, and a little more than we could afford. It’s where we’d go for a few specialty items. Food Fair was where we went for the bulk of things. There was also Eddie’s but it was the kosher supermarket. Most of the regular food was WAY more expensive than anywhere else, even A&P. They only thing we bought there was meat & chicken. Because, where else ya gonna go?

Ah, but: Stella D’oro! The Italian-named cookies that we could all count on to be, if not that good, at least they were all kosher! And being a mainstream brand, not that badly overpriced.

If it doesn’t start there, skip to 1:44

This was one of our favorite ads. “No Swiss Fudge Cookies?” Her disappointment was so over-the-top, and hilarious to us. And the “baked without butterfat” title at the end meant these treats were pareve. No dairy in them meant they could be had even after a meat meal.

Oh, I so do not miss all those rules & regulations. They really sucked! But the cookies themselves… well, I got some recently for old times’ sake.

Yeah. The cookies suck, too.


Who else is sick of these:

Jan. 6 panel says it has evidence Trump broke laws in trying to overturn the election

POS who will never be held accountable for anything

Dozens of times since 2015 we have been treated to headlines like this, detailing felonies perpetrated by this waste of oxygen, only to have what the English irreplaceably call, “sweet fuck-all” come of it.

Sick of it. Stop putting these teases in front of us until someone is going to do something about one.

Because it’s a lead-pipe cinch this congress ain’t.

program note: #waltzwednesdays is on a break while I hunt up more good subjects.

Pithy title

Punchy intro outlining latest political outrage.

Somewhat logically connected additional facts of dubious provenance.

Obvious stock photo of
concerned citizen

Three arguments about why the political outrage is so outrageous.

Two supporting facts that actually contradict the points in the preceding paragraph.

Quote from the first story cited that doesn’t really pertain to the main point

opposition figure we all know we’re supposed to hate

Conclusion that presumes the original premise has been established whether it has or not.

Witty afterword.

Aren’t you glad this blog is not quite so formulaic as that?

This Actually Explains a Lot

Where did all the parody go?

This is why we can’t have nice things, or parody.


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