Operation Mom swings into high gear this weekend as we prepare for her to come in from Florida for a month, in preparation for a permanent move. Well, she won’t complain that it’s too cold. And she appreciates our cooking. Fortunately, her eyesight is not what it once was, so little details about housecleaning that would have occasioned lectures a few years go will now be overlooked. We just have to be prepared for the confused puppy look when we talk about politics with our local libertarian friends.

I’m in a particularly good mood because a film I’ve been chasing for years has suddenly shown up, courtesy of SugarFree. 1932’s Million Dollar Legs is easily the most surreal movie WC Fields ever made. And I watched it joyously. It didn’t strike SP quite the same way, but maybe when she gets older… At least she allowed that it was much better than Jaws. Stooge aficionados will recognize Vernon Dent, who was uncredited, as the Secretary of Agriculture.

Today’s birthdays include a guy who so badly wanted to be president; one of my favorite American chefs; a guy who made it so; a guy who got to stand next to Clarence White; and last but not least, Dave.



“It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.”


“I mean woke is great and all that, but these people are icky.”


Cat fight!


Enough Happy Little Trees to make a forest.


“I just wanted you to see what a yutz we have for a rabbi.”


I’m going to guess that this won’t hold up. But it’s an interesting take nonetheless.


Speaking of which, stop jerking off and save the planet.


Goddamn Canadians are just pigs, eh?



Old Guy Music is just something I haven’t been able to get out of my head today. curlB = dE/dt