Strictly For New York Yids

The legendary comic Mickey Katz is the father of Joel Grey and grandfather of Jennifer Grey. Apart from siring these celebrities he was quite something in his own right. The following songs are Katz classics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z66tF_UiQc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwczIc4FNV0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxsNF5yeosA ************************************* I confess to an undue interest in Mickey because of a debate that has...

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Beauty Is Not In The Eyes Of The Icelandic Feminists

For several years women in Iceland have been protesting and expressing their rage at the idea of a Miss Iceland contest with the winner taking part in the annual Miss World or Miss Universe show. [I never remember which. They are different.] Why are they so upset? The feminists say the show “objectifies” the participants. [Makes them sheer objects for male examination?] The show destroys women’s humanity. But at the same...

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DOCTOR Sidney Gendin

I’m having a real hard tussle with the secretarial staffs of my internist, cardiologist, cardio surgeon and dentist. I want them to call me “Doctor Gendin” but they know I am “only a man with a Ph.D., and not a REAL doctor. So they keep calling me “Mister,” knowing this makes me alternative between wanting to kill them and wanting to sob my head off until I die. In two weeks I am having a man split open my...

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A Strange Love Affair

Make of this what you will. Beyonce loves the singing and artistry of Etta James whom she also regards as one of the true legends of popular music. Accordingly, she has sung a song associated with Etta at concerts and even at the presidential ball. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxqpALfYhtQ And what does Etta think of this tribute? Despite being dragged onto the stage by Beyonce at the conclusion of a performance by Her...

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You Can’t Go Home Again

For some people, the music in this video is the thing. For most of us, I hope, it is an astonishing revelation of the way the world turns. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=L7N6slVrQeY&vq=medium

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