Wednesday, July 23, 2008


(another in a series from a reader in St. Louis, MO)

"Hasta la vista, vaqueros."
- usual sign-off by "Texas Bruce" (aka Harry Gibbs) local St. Louis TV Host for children who died Friday. he was 91. his last show as "Texas Bruce" was in 1963 on KSD(K) channel 5.

"What South Africa lacks in efficiency and organisation, it makes up for in atmosphere and fervour. This game was accompanied by a deafening cacophony of vuvuzelas, the two-foot long plastic trumpets which emit a sound that somehow combines the screeching of a cat with the mooing of an agitated cow. If 2010 is chaotic off the pitch, it will also be noisy."
--- Manchester Guardian, July 23, about a soccer match in South Africa by Manchester United, a prelude to the World Cup in 2010

"I'm all lost in the supermarket, I can no longer shop happily
I came in here for that special offer, a guaranteed personality.
I wasn't born so much as I fell out, nobody seemed to notice me
We had a hedge back home in the suburbs, over which I never could see."
-- "Lost in the Supermarket" by the Clash

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