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No Left Turn For J Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover famously never allowed his drivers to turn left. When I first heard that story, I thought this edict was due to his hatred of the Left and fear of Communism, but actually his command was based on his limousine getting t-boned from the left. An additional note UPS plan out driving route […]

You Dirty Rat

James Cagney’s character never sat ‘you dirty rat’ in BLONDE CRAZY. The actual words were “Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin’ rat.” Close enough for me, for I was raised to regard any fink as a rat by the Bowery Boys and gangster movies. Everyone hated a snitch, but that never stopped the class squealer from telling […]

DANCE DANCE DANCE by Peter Nolan Smith

After sunset AK, Pam, Helen, Flo, Rockford, and I ate a vegetarian dinner with Farmer Bob. The young Californian tended to the flower plantation surrounding the bungalow. We drank five bottles of cheap wine and smoked his homegrown pot. Farmer Bob believed in nature’s way. The seven of us danced to the music on the […]

Run Down By The G-Men

Heroes for young boys in the 1950s were Marines, Davey Crockett, and the Three Stooges. The latter led us to the Young Rascals and the Bowery Boys on Saturday morning TV. Our parents despised the three shows as trash, but young boys across America envied these juvenile delinquents for their lively adventures in the city. […]


US Intelligence Agencies have failed to capture Al-Quada founder Osama Bin-Laden. Billions have been wasted by the CIA, NSA, and FBI, however Los Angeles prosecutors have been succeeded in having Swiss authorities arrest the director Roman Polanski to face sentencing for a 30 year-old crime of child molestation. The french government expressed outrage and a […]