October 4, 2018

R.I.P Geoff Emerick, legendary engineer for so many of the Beatles’ albums from Revolver to Abbey Road. His book on his tenure with the Fab Four, albeit a tad on the self-serving side, remains a fascinating read. To think of the aural magic producer George Martin and Emerick were able to achieve given the unsophisticated technology of their times seems, compared to this day and age, incredible to believe. But their collective work will hold up forever.

And R.I.P. Peggy Sue. Buddy Holly’s version was, of course, iconic, but I thought the Beach Boys did a pretty fair job of it back in 1978.

Well, well, well – If this is true, maybe not everything was sweet and dandy with the American team at the Ryder Cup. Koepka is denying it, but there’s enough smoke to think that there may have been more fire at the Ryder Cup than just in the way the Europeans played throughout the weekend.

…while on the Ryder Cup. is there a more unlikeable and arrogant player on the PGA Tour than Patrick Reed? Sure, he had two very good Ryder Cups in 2014 and 2016, but he sucked this year. And if it is true that Jordan Spieth didn’t want to play with him, I can’t blame him one bit. I’ll say this: “Captain America” better damned hope he plays his way onto the 2020 American squad, because unless he somehow changes his act between now and then, there’s no captain in the world who would pick Reed as one of his personal picks. Besides, by then I’m guessing there will be too many other better players out there to choose from by then.

…still on the Ryder Cup: it’s sad, but accidents do happen out there. The woman was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The good thing is I’m sure all of her medical bills will be taken care of, but to threaten legal action is ridiculous. Anyone who attends a golf tournament in person has to know there’s a risk, however slight, of an errant ball heading their way. Accidents do happen.

Now that the MLB regular season is over, let the firings begin. In Baltimore I can’t believe manager Buck Showalter lasted as long as he did – he should have been fired after Memorial Day. His teams have been playing uninspired and fundamentally poor baseball for a couple of years now. And hopefully GM Dan Duquette’s tenure is over there as well. Baltimore is to good a baseball town to be suffering with bad teams like it has been lately. One has to wonder just how much management cares.

While there is not much I agree with when it comes to Chelsea Clinton, she’s spot-on here. It’s one thing for Democrats, the loony left, and their operatives in the mainstream media to oppose Brett Kavanuagh’s nomination on philosophical grounds, it’s a whole ‘nutha thing to see he and his family personally and viciously attacked like they have been. And the behavior of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, from Dianne Feinstein down to Chris Coons and their respective staffs – has been reprehensible, juvenile, and unprofessional in every sense of the word. Fortunately, voters are seeing their elected leaders in Washington behaving in this fashion, and one can only hope that voters respond at the ballot box next month accordingly.

You can tell just where the Democrats think their so-called “resistance” to the Kavanaugh nomination is going when the New York Times once again delves into President Trump’s finances and tax returns. The loony left undoubtedly cares about this kind of thing deeply (although it’s debatable just how much they’ll be inspired to vote because of an issue that couldn’t even prevent Trump from being elected in 2016. Most rational folks know all about Trump’s wealth and how the wealthy are able to work the tax codes to their benefit; they’ve long ceased to care. What I think voters do care about is the rockin’ economy and the performance of their 401Ks. Of course, don’t expect the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, and CNN to cover anything as insignificant as that – it’s much more important to focus their undivided attention on the drinking habits of a high schooler and college student nominated for the Supreme Court. Morons.

It’s a world gone mad. What dufuses in the marketing department came up with this? It’s not only ridiculous it’s a cynically transparent idea thinking that millennials are too stupid to think they can get more than just donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts. I mean, everyone in New England knows DD as D-squared, right? Now what are we supposed to call it – D?

Let the record show that on Wednesday, October 3rd the first Halloween decorations showed up in our neighborhood and the first Christmas catalog arrived in the mail.

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