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Pile of Coats

I’m experiencing election-related angst today. If it all shakes out the way I fear it will, I may have to spend the next four years in Canada, or hiding under a pile of coats. I wonder if I’d feel any different if I could vote. I did give some money to the good guys, which made me feel better about my place in the world for a few seconds—par for the course for most consumer transactions. If Jaffe & Jaffe only existed, I’d be calling for an appointment as we speak.
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More or Less Bunk

History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.
—Henry Ford, 1916

I don’t believe in curses. I believe we make our own destination.
—Manny Ramirez, 2004

A little more baseball history bunk for you today, as the Red Sox roll over the Cardinals in an anticlimactic World Series that makes it seem like they do this every week:
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Two Turntables and a Cactus Thorn

Gloria Swanson drops the needle.

This made me think of my good buddy Gamma Fodder, who is DJing his first real club gig in Toronto this week. It’s a magazine article on messing with the phonograph from 1917. Scratching and needle-dropping sixty years before Grandmaster Flash? “The street finds its own uses for technology,” indeed.
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