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Viewers to the program thought Phelps was really going to be in the water with a great white shark racing it. Pretty naive if you ask me. What’s worse, feel outraged – how show-flaky can you be? Please people, engage brain before emotions. Here.

Link to my post.




Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy starts Sunday, July 23 at 8pm ET on Discovery.


Senator Charles Schumer (D, NY):

“This suspect product has no clear health value,” he said in a statement. “I can’t think of a single parent who thinks it is a good idea for their children to be snorting over-the-counter stimulants up their noses.”

Senator, that’s not a good enough reason. Not every product or service must meet your enfeebled, limited imagination and memory. Interestingly, the good Senator is pro-choice on the abortion issue, so I’ll remind him of their universal mantra: it’s our body, and their our kids.



Article on the interaction between Hollywood entertainment, its use of firearms, and the professionals in the industry who want to restrict second amendment rights.

“It never ceases to amaze me that hollywood hates guns yet glorifies them in movies when there’s money involved,” tweeted @DeeboCouch. “How about libs in #Hollywood agree to never make another film glorifying guns and the people that use them THEN calling for #Guncontrol,” wrote @courtface59.

This is the wrong way to proceed because both sides give up something too vital to them.

So where fictional gunplay is concerned, can Hollywood win?

Yes, and so can the American people.

The collaborative, win-win, version is that Hollywood continues to make movies and television programs that involve guns, and Hollywood stops trying to restrict run rights. Americans are free to use guns for their purposes. No one’s rights are restricted.

For people in organizations like Everytown, well, unfortunately, they are on the restriction side. If, on the other hand, they want to work with gun groups to promote safe gun handling, that’ll work.


LABOUR’S Sadiq Khan has won the race to become London’s new Mayor – and has vowed to be a mayor for all Londoners.

Story here.

Recently discovered footage shows band playing ‘Foxy Lady,’ ‘Purple Haze’, here. One of the greatest rock guitar players who helped paved the way for the late, grate Prince.

Great classic Rock-and-Roll. These musical selections are not a reference to any particular candidate.

First up, Alice Cooper with Elected. Starting verse:

I’m your top prime cut of meat, I’m your choice,
I wanna be elected,
I’m your yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce,
I wanna be elected,
Kids want a saviour, don’t need a fake,
I wanna be elected,
We’re all gonna rock to the rules that I make,
I wanna be elected, elected, elected.

Next up, a bit slower with Donovan and Season of the Witch. Starting verse:

When I looked out my window
Many sights to see
And when I looded in my window
So many different people to be
That is strange, so strange
You got to pick out every stitch (3)
Must be the season of the witch (3)

And here’s a live version of The Zombies Time of the Season.

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