“ I am at a loss to figure out why a person would need to carry a firearm into the courthouse or any other government building, for that matter, that alone is a recipe for disaster. This is a disaster looking for a place to happen, not if, but where and when. ”
Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum in a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who ignored the wisdom of sheriffs and signed an expansive “gun rights” bill: Georgia’s new gun measure opens a rift in law enforcement | www.myajc.com (via likethedew)
Happy birthday Roy Clark!
Happy 82st birthday, Roy Clark! Here he is playing Alabama Jubilee on the Porter Wagoner Show. His guitar skills are insane. Also, watch him SLAY Malaguena in this cameo appearance on The Odd Couple.
***Porter’s laugh at the beginning of his video is amazing. His Nudie suit was always on point**
An underrated classic country musician.
SPIDEY SUPER STORIES #9 (June 1975)
Art by Win Mortimer & Mike Esposito
Words by Jean Thomas
A couple of fun facts. The first, this story was based on an Electric Company script written by Joss Whedon’s dad, Tom Whedon. The second, flag pins were approximately 40% larger back then.
Hope everyone is having a great Easter!
I love finding the book I’m looking for at the library; often today, it might be a graphic novel, or a big biography. But, Fulton County needs to refocus its budget to better support librarians. Atlanta Fulton Public Library is firing more librarians this month. Let Fulton County Commissioners know, people: librarians work for VOTERS.
It’s National Library Week!
Remember being this excited to check out a book? (Maybe you still are.)
From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.
The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change.” How has a library, or librarian, changed your life?
~ The Pensacola Journal, February 9, 1907
via Library of Congress
"Are You Satisfied With Yourself?"
“Morbid merriment. Tender cruelties. Risible frailties. Sincere hypocrisies. Of such oxymorons is the art of famed cartoonist Gahan Wilson made. Ever since the ’50s, Wilson has proudly carried aloft the moldering, web-festooned banner first hoisted by Charles Addams.” – Paul De Filippo, The Washington Post
176-page full-color 12” x 6.25” hardcover • $29.99
Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:
I want to read this! Love that ol’ Gahan Wilson, master of the funnies.
It’s Charlie Louvin’s birthday (on the right). He would have been 86 today.