Category Archives: Entertainment

Born A Crime (Review)

If you’re searching for a merely funny, escapist book, Born A Crime isn’t it. However, if you’re looking for a great book, Trevor Noah’s tome is exactly what you should read. The first time I spotted Born A Crime I overlooked the … Continue reading

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An Issue of “American Boy”

I’ve finally opened up the second “time capsule” metal trunk that has been stored in dad’s old basement the past few decades.  It’s more mildewy than the green trunk mentioned in an earlier bluejayblog post. The artifacts are fewer, most … Continue reading

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Feeling Creative

Theodore (The Beaver) Cleaver was sent outdoors to search for his big brother Wally.  The youngster walked through various neighborhoods but could not find his brother. At last The Beaver checked the notorious, rough warehouse part of the city. There … Continue reading

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Silent Records

In my search for obscure commemorations, I think I’ve found the best one.  This is Silent Record Week.  Now is when we honor the anniversary of the development of the silent recording.  No, this is not about the record company … Continue reading

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John Lennon vs The USA (Review)

To be honest, I probably would never have picked up the book if it dealt with someone other than John Lennon.  However, like any other fan of The Beatles, I couldn’t resist at least checking out Leon Wildes’ new book. … Continue reading

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Happy Monkey Day

Whenever I go to Henry Dorly Zoo in Omaha, I make a point of visiting the Primate areas.  I also make a point of celebrating World Monkey Day each year because I like monkeys.  Simians are fascinating because they are … Continue reading

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Liberal Redneck Manifesto (Review)

A few months ago the thumbnail photo for “The Liberal Redneck” appeared in my YouTube recommended list.  Naturally, I had to watch this ironic title.  Immediately, I was glad I clicked the link. I found a personable, down-home good ol’ boy … Continue reading

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