George Shearing 1919 – 2011

This jazz great was not only a gifted pianist, he was pretty funny too.  As a great admirer of Glenn Miller, he was famous for the joke “pardon me Roy is that the cat who chewed your new shoes?”

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26 responses to “George Shearing 1919 – 2011

  1. And George’s most famous composition

  2. dnd

    Doots,
    That curveball announcement is just in time for Rumsfield’s book rollout! ;)

  3. TempeBev

    What a surprise!

  4. dnd

    Boehner has only been on the job for two months. When the same had been said about Obama after two months, Maddow flew into a rage (rightfully so). I call bullshit on Maddow in a lame attempt to throw red meat to her audience.

    Maddow should’ve used Boehner’s “so be it” in reference to people losing their jobs to question where he got that from:
    1. The movie The Ten Commandments.
    2. Star Wars: “So be it…Jedi.”
    3. Moby Dick: “So be it, then. Born in throes, ‘t is fit that man should live in pains and die in pangs. So be it, then! Here’s stout stuff for woe to work on.”

  5. d just because it’s red meat doesn’t mean she is wrong. So far Boehner’s tenure has not proved to be all that brilliant. 2 months into the game and he already is having trouble keeping his collition together, tsk – tsk.

  6. dnd

    Brian, I’m no Boehner fan, far from it. Bitching after only two months into the job is bullshit. You have to give anyone into that position at least a year. Had he managed to keep his coalition together, Maddow would be complaining that the repubs are all marching in lockstep. She’s obviously trying to take up Olbermann’s mantel, which is a shame. She’s better than that.

    Maddow may prove to be right, but it’s way too early to make an assessment.

  7. I don’t seem to recall Nancy needing a full year to be up and running full speed.

  8. dnd

    Way, way different situation for Pelosi. And she was eviscerated from the get-go.

    Besides, Pelosi is of Italian heritage. Capisce?

  9. And Boehner is an asshole. Understand?

  10. dog's eye view

    Gail Collins has a love letter to Texas today.

    Well. Not really.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/opinion/17gailcollins.html

  11. dnd

    Paul Begala, on defunding Kentucky:

    “The great Mark Shields has said that most Americans are theoretical conservatives but operational liberals. I think Shields is right. In fact, we ought to make it a law of political analysis: According to Shields’ Law, the same people who vote for politicians who pledge to slash government spending are appalled when the politicians they elect actually slash government spending. ”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-15/paul-begala-its-time-to-defund-kentucky/

  12. yeah I saw that one earlier today doots, weird aint it?

  13. Dooty

    very weird but then DeMint is right up there in the “Creepy Dept” with Rick Santorum.

  14. dnd

    I don’t think DeMint is creepy. I think he’s crazy.

  15. And for today’s stupid, hate provoking comment:

  16. dnd

    Brian Williams remembers the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death:

    http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/18/6079922-remembering-dale-earnhardt

  17. Dooty

    Anyone else think this has a chance to end badly?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41664858/ns/us_news-life/

  18. More than a chance doots, I’m giving it a 50/50

  19. Dooty

    I think someone is gonna get shot if any of those Teabaggers show up armed like they did during the election period.

  20. “The cuts, which were passed without a single Democratic vote, are aimed primarily at domestic social spending but also have policy goals — going after the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/19/house-budget-cuts_n_825405.html

    Now didn’t the repugs claim that health care reform invalid because it didn’t receive any repug support?

  21. dnd

    New thread – President’s Day Weekend