Frank was visiting Chicago in 1976 and had a police entourage. Mike Royko wrote a column disparaging Sinatra, his entourage, and his supposed hairpiece. Sinatra wrote back a gem of a smackdown letter that must be read to be believed. I LOVE it!!!
Posted by Dave Mark on Nov 27, 2009 in Books, humor
This book is called:
“Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists”
Fascinating! It’s a collection of obsessively specific pop culture lists put together by the writers of The Onion as well as a variety of celebs. The book is very cool, and it’s cheap ($12.24). What could be better?
Dimitri Arleri is one of the best in the world at the subtle art of the card flourish. He has complete mastery over a deck of cards, moving them in gorgeous, intricate patterns, juggling, weaving, all in incredibly slow motion. To me, this is better than magic, since there is no pretense. It’s all real, it’s all skill. Enjoy…
UPDATE: Always a thrill for me to get a comment from the subject of a blog post. Seems I neglected to post the link to Dimitri’s page:
A couple were driving in rural Utah and hit a coyote at 75mph. They figured the coyote was toast, they drove on, stopped for fuel twice, and 600 miles later this is what they found peeking out from under their hood:
This remarkable short animated film was produced by Lucas Martell. It started as an excuse for Lucas to learn 3D animation. Five years later, and my feeling is that he’s ended up with something that can compete with the best of the big studios, including Pixar. To me, there’s a big lesson here for folks who are diving into something new. Take your time, dedicate yourself to your craft, and you can do anything you choose…
I may have a new favorite guitarist. I have long been a fan of Jean “Django” Reinhardt, Eddie Van Halen (did you know that he was born in The Netherlands?), and my brother’s favorite, Frank Zappa. But a new guitarist has now joined the list. Maneli Jamal, welcome sir!