New York Herald Tribune, November 1963 By Jimmy Breslin WASHINGTON — Clifton Pollard was pretty sure he was going to be working on Sunday, so when he woke up at 9 a.m., in his three-room apartment on Corcoran Street, he put on khaki overalls before going into the kitchen for breakfast. His wife, Hettie, made bacon […]
Michael Cleveland is the greatest fiddler in music history. The bloke is a genius. He was born blind, half deaf and with a cleft palate. In other words he was the sort of kid who would have been sent to a special school back when I was young, and the suburban world view that spread […]
2,870 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed, 3,700 injured and 572 captured, Russia had also said in its March 2 statement. On the other hand, Ukraine, backed externally by the US-dominated military alliance Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), said only 1,300 of its soldiers had been killed by March 12. The Russian invasion of the Ukraine […]
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Vlad Putin is a very, very scary man, and a real smart one too. He is stupid too. Putin has forgotten the fundamental law of world conflict and common sense. Russians are tough. But Albanians, Turks, Afghans and Ukrainians are tougher. That’s why the Turks knocked us off at Gallipoli. And the Albanians rolled the […]
Fesola’i Va’aiga Lealuga Tuigamala, my wife Maggie’s cousin, has passed away. He was a good man. A great man. When our Aunty Folole Muliaga tragically passed away, he looked after things for us. Vai looked after he and Maggie’s cousin Faumuina To’aletai Mafaufau David Tua during his career troubles, and he took care of our beloved […]
“The whole truth, unsanitised, and unedited, is our greatest learning resource.” Grace Tame, 2021 Ain’t that the truth?
Why this picture? Just because it’s my boy Beanie, and it was taken yesterday, and I like it. It’s Christmas, I’m entitled to a self-indulgent present.
Why do we bring our kids up to tell the truth, and then lie to them about Santa? Do kids under 3 really have a clue about Xmas or presents, or any interest? If not, then why do we spend squillions buying them things that we fossils think are cool? Are online K-Mart really getting […]
Now that’s what we all call a sensible Xmas present isn’t it? This ad appeared in all of Australia’s big newspapers and magazines in December 1936. Merry Christmas Dad. Here’s a gift of lung cancer to celebrate the season.