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FEB. 11, 2024

That time Mojo Nixon and Don Henley sang "Don Henley Must Die" together
    Excerpt: "There I was, the king of bullshit, completely flabbergasted," remembers Nixon. "I took my guitar off, put it back on, did that like three times, then got on the mic and said, 'Don, do you want to debate? Do you want to fist fight?' He was shit-faced and he goes, 'I want to sing that song, especially the part about not getting together with Glenn Frey!'" 

Climate scientist Michael Mann wins defamation case against conservative writers 

IWW organizes San Francisco’s City Lights 

Kris Kristofferson: Rock star of country music 

Wine and wine experts bore me, and advertising is an abomination against the mind, and yet...

Republicans in Florida go to court to stop children from having health care 

Missouri rejects rape exceptions, Republican senator says forced birth can be "the greatest healing agent" 

Three months later, Idaho cops confirm killing blind woman during call for assistance 

Calls for "better training" after black man having epileptic seizure is tasered and charged with three counts of assault 

Cop dies of natural causes shortly after assaulting teenager, so teen is charged with cop's murder 

What is this horseshit?
    Excerpt: Superboy (also known as Kon-El or Conner Kent) is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics... and was created by writer Karl Kesel and artist Tom Grummett.
    Me again: Jeez, I get weary of corporate America. I don't read comics any more, but I grew up reading DC, and everyone knows that Superboy is the kid version of Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Whatever shenanigans DC has pulled — probably to avoid paying Siegel and Shuster's heirs — Superboy will always be the kid version of Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Amusing, Interesting, Outrageous, or Profound
    AIOP is my Lemmy page, for anything that's (in my opinion) amusing, interesting, outrageous, or profound. It's mostly a rough draft of this page, but you're invited to stop by.

♫♬  MUSIC  ♫ 

Baby It's You — Smith 

Elvis is Everywhere — Mojo Nixon 

I Scare Myself — Dan Hicks 

My Own Kind of Hat — Merle Haggard 

Sweet Jane — Lou Reed 


Brant Alyea
baseballer, Washington Senators 

Aston "Family Man" Barrett
bassist, "No Woman, No Cry" 

Sylvia Baumgarten
blogger, Life Lessons from an Old Bitch  

Steve Brown
comedy composer 

Earl 'The Twirl' Cureton
basketballer, Philadelphia 76ers 

José Delbo
comic artist, Wonder Woman 

James Dixon
actor, Tora, Tora, Tora 

Brooke Ellison
bioethicist, stem cell advocate 

Henry Fambrough
rock'n'roller, The Spinners 

Mickey Gilbert
stuntman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 

Michael Jayston
actor, Doctor Who 

Toby Keith

Donald Kinsey

Wayne Kramer
rock'n'roller, MC5 

Don Murray
actor, Bus Stop

Mojo Nixon
rock'n'roller, "Tie My Pecker to My Leg" 

Christopher Priest
novelist, The Prestige 

Jim Rowinski
walk-on basketball star, Purdue 

Melvin Way


Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited. 

Tip 'o the hat to the AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, Chuff, Dirty Blonde Mind, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Lemmy.world, Looking for My Perfect Sandwich, Miss Miriam's Mirror, Voenix Rising, and anywhere else I've stolen links, illustrations, or inspiration.

Special thanks to Linden Arden, Becky Jo, Wynn Bruce, Joey Jo Jo emeritus, Jeff Meyer, John the Basket, Dave S, Name Withheld, and always extra special thanks to my lovely late Stephanie, who gave me 21 years and proved that the world isn't always shitty.

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