Garrison Keillor: My annual birthday column, no extra charge
I also felt good because on Saturday I stopped to look at a yard sale and there, among all the trashy stuff, the unwanted gifts, the novelty socks, the shirt that said, "Help Me, I've Fallen And I Cannot Reach My Beer," the unused exercise bike, the unread books, was a book I wrote, mint condition, unread, list price of 20 bucks, now on sale for 35 cents. I bought it, of course. An arthur doesn't want to see a book of his go so cheaply.
Greg Sargent: The 'forgotten men and women' - still forgotten? (Washington Post)
Mark Muro, a senior fellow at Brookings who has crunched a great deal of county-level employment data by industry, tells me this new Associated Press analysis represents the latest confirmation of that broader trend. "These data add to the record that confirms that when we get more growth, it flows to places that are already getting growth," Muro said. "The nature of the growth we now get - digital, technology-based, services-oriented - tilts inherently to big, globally connected, pluralistic places."
Paul Waldman: Why the GOP is so easily infiltrated by bonkers conspiracy theorists (Washington Post)
One of the signal beliefs of the conspiracy theorist is that almost no one can be trusted, because the truth is buried under a mountain of lies. Don't believe what you read in the newspaper and see on TV, because they're all in on it. Or as Trump himself put it, "Just remember: What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." Is it any wonder that Trump's Republican Party is particularly fertile ground for this kind of thing?
Michael Gregor, MD: The Best Food for Acne (NutritionFacts.org)
After four weeks on the placebo, as expected there was no change. The teens had just as many pimples as before. But in the barberry group, there was a 43 percent drop in the number of zits and about a 45 percent drop in the number of inflamed zits. That's extraordinary. A spoonful of dried barberries costs about eight cents. Barberries have no reported side effects, and they are healthy for you anyway. The only potential concerns I could find were about eating them during pregnancy, and we don't have good data on barberry consumption during lactation, so it's best to stay away from barberries during breastfeeding as well until we know more.
Jeffrey J. Williams: The Rise of the Promotional Intellectual (Chronicle)
The main tasks of a professor are to teach and do research. The two sometimes vie for priority, but together they encapsulate what we expect professors to do, and they take the bulk of weight in yearly evaluations, tenure judgments, and other professional measures. Now, it seems, a new task has been added to the job: promotion.
This American musician, composer, singer and occasional actor recorded his biggest-selling record in 1964, and in the process dislodged the Beatles from the No. 1 position they had occupied for 14 consecutive weeks with three different songs. His record remained on the Hot 100 for 22 weeks, longer than any other record produced that year. What is the name of this iconic performer?
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
In 1964, after over two years without setting foot in a studio, he recorded his biggest-selling record, "Hello, Dolly!", a song by Jerry Herman, originally sung by Carol Channing. Armstrong's version remained on the Hot 100 for 22 weeks, longer than any other record produced that year, and went to No. 1 making him, at 62 years, 9 months and 5 days, the oldest person ever to accomplish that feat. In the process, he dislodged the Beatles from the No. 1 position they had occupied for 14 consecutive weeks with three different songs.
Mark. was first, and correct, with:
Louis Armstrong and "Hello, Dolly."
Alan J answered:
Louis Armstrong. The legendary and beloved Jazz Trumpeter/Singer covered the show tune in 1964 and surprisingly the release shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (briefly breaking the domination of the British Invasion/Beatlemania). Armstrong became the oldest artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won the Grammy for Best Performance, Male in 1965. Then in 1969 Armstrong appeared in the Film "Hello Dolly" and performed the title song with the female lead, Barbara Streisand. Although that song might have been the highpoint of many musical careers, for Armstrong it was just a footnote that really added nothing to his towering musical reputation, which couldn't possibly be enhanced by one hit pop song.
That's Dean Martin.
Mac Mac replied:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Louis Armstrong playing "Hello Dolly"
Kevin K. of Washington, DC wrote:
That iconic performer was Louis Armstrong. The song was "Hello Dolly!"
I think it was Louis Armstrong with "Hello, Dolly." At least that's what I found on the mighty Wikipedia.
Jon L answered:
Billy in Cypress replied:
Louis Armstrong with "Hello Dolly".
Michelle in AZ responded:
Louis Armstrong, for "Hello, Dolly"
George M. wrote:
Marty, you have humbled me, as you had me stumped for a while with today's question; I had to do some serious research on this subject.
As it turns out, the correct answer is Louis Armstrong, with his number one hit, "Hello, Dolly!", which did stay on the Hot 100 for twenty two weeks.
DJ Useo said:
Well, it took me a few hours & some aspirin, but my brain finally came up with Louis Armstrong. I was sure I knew the answer.
"Hello Dolly" beating any Beatles song in the charts makes me think the charts were fixed.
Still, I played professionally in the pit orchestra of that musical, & really got to hating all the music from that show,
so you probably can't judge by me.
So far so good on beating cancer for now. I'm doing fine. At the end of the month I'll be 16 months into an 8 month mean lifespan. And yesterday I went on a 7 mile hike and managed to keep up with the hiking group I was with. So, doing something right.
Still waiting for future test results and should see things headed in the right direction. I can say that it's not likely that anything dire happens in the short term so that means that I should have time to make several more attempts at this. So even if it doesn't work the first time there are a lot of variations to try. So if there's bad news it will help me pick the next radiation target.
I have written a "how to" guide for oncologists to perform the treatment that I got. I'm convinced that I'm definitely onto something and whether it works for me or not isn't the definitive test. I know if other people tried this that it would work for some of them, and if they improve it that it will work for a lot of them.
The guide is quite detailed and any doctor reading this can understand the procedure at every level. I also go into detail as to how it works, how I figured it out, and variations and improvements that could be tried to enhance it. I also introduce new ways to look at the problem. There is a lot of room for improvement and I think that doctors reading it will see what I'm talking about and want to build on it. And it's written so that if you're not a doctor you can still follow it. It also has a personal story revealing that I'm the class clown of cancer support group. I give great interviews and I look pretty hot in a lab coat.
So, feel free to read this and see what I'm talking about. But if any of you want to help then pass this around to both doctors and cancer patients. I need some media coverage. I'm looking for as many eyeballs as possible to read these ideas. Even if this isn't the solution, it's definitely on the right track. After all, I did hike 7 miles yesterday. And this hiking group wasn't moving slow. So if this isn't working then, why am I still here?
I also see curing cancer as more of an engineering problem that a medical problem. So if you are good at solving problems and most of what you know about medicine was watching the Dr. House MD TV show, then you're at the level I was at when I started. So anyone can jump in and be part of the solution.
Here is a link to my guide: Oncologists Guide to Curing Cancer using Abscopal Effect
So, we ventured behind the Orange Curtain to visit the Orange County Fair, and had a lovely time.
When we got home, our little cat, Pepper, was lying dead in the front yard.
Between being overly tired and massively bummed, gonna cut myself some slack - extra short page today.
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