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Kevin Turvey (Rik Mayall) – The Man Behind The Green Door

Jun 12, 2014

I simply couldn't sleep last night, so decided to do some investigative reporting on Rik Mayall, the British comic who recently passed away, and with whom I'm utterly unfamiliar with. What an amazing comic genius! I will miss him, for sure!

Marc Valdez Weblog
Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heavens Door

Jun 12, 2014

Last night, TMC featured "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid". Some parts just struck me as bizarre, like Billy the Kid's famous Lincoln County jailbreak. Still, I liked hearing all the geographic references, the gratuitous nudity (de rigeur in 1973), the...

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Walkabouts – Albuquerque

Jun 12, 2014

Oh! I didn't realize Neil Young covered this song, rather than wrote it himself.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Wow! The Iraqi Kurds Take Kirkuk!

Jun 12, 2014

Wonders never cease! Good for them!:

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq was on the brink of disintegration Thursday as al-Qaeda-inspired fighters swept through northern Iraq toward Baghdad and Kurdish soldiers seized the city of Kirkuk without a fight.

...But after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured fresh territory and set its sights...

Just Paint It
A Little Cabin in the Woods

Jun 11, 2014
A Little Cabin in the Woods

Whenever the mercury climbs above 90 degrees, I’m ready to head up to our little cabin in the mountains. Even though our home is at 2300 feet, it still gets plenty warm here. This week was the first really hot one of the year and I’m finding the older I get, the longer it...

All Squared Up
Making moonshine in the sunshine

Making moonshine in the sunshine

We are deep into the heat of summer here in Sacramento. Today was one more blast of high temps and now the Delta Breeze (capitalized due to extreme joy) is kicking in. I'm sick with a cold and have been stuck inside with the AC going as strong as my ch...

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Position Wanted

Jun 10, 2014

Brilliant!

Marc Valdez Weblog
Eric Cantor Loses His Seat

Jun 10, 2014

The most amazing primary fail ever!:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday by a little-known economics professor in Virginia’s Republican primary, a stunning upset and major victory for the tea party.

Cantor is the second-most powerful member of the U.S. House and was seen by some as a possible successor to the House...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Where Pop Music Is At In The Summer Of 2014

Jun 10, 2014

I like this mashup: Iggy and Jason and Pharrell compacted together.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Breaking Badlands

Jun 10, 2014
Breaking Badlands

Credit: 16-year-old Benjamin Winter of Cypress, CA.

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