This edition of The Week that was is brought to you by Ocusol eye drops, with the unique nose bridge on the bottle to help you get the drops in your eyes, because you can’t get the red out if you can’t get the drops in!
The lovely young lady in the commercial is Judy Graubert, who was on The Electric Company on PBS from 1971 to 1977 and performed in other commercials, so we might see her again.
The kids went back to school last Thursday, which means they got a month less summer vacation than we did back in the day. I know up north they still start after Labor Day, and I remember when we moved here that was when they started. I don’t understand the rationale. Guess I’m not supposed to; it’s not as though I have a dog in the fight. We’re now old enough that we qualify not to pay school taxes on our property, which knocks our tax bill down significantly.
Evidently there are a number of bloggers whose work is being republished, without their knowledge or consent, on a website called tygpress.com. One eagle-eyed observer learned that their domain was arranged by GoDaddy and that their site is hosted by Digital Ocean, so I recommend that you take a look at the site and see if any of your work is being republished, and if so, complain to those entities. The way I was able to check was to enter the name of my blog (in quotes) into the search box that’s on their front page. Fandango has created a badge that you can add to your blog posts that makes it clear your stuff is being stolen. The owner of the domain is listed on GoDaddy as Amrut Miskin, who’s located in the Indian state of Maharashtra (where Mumbai is located), and the domain appears to have been created on June 1 of this year. If you know Amrut, you might want to have a word with him.
Anyway, quiet week here at Chez Holton. Big excitement was they’re selling $5 cheeseburgers at O’Charley’s through next Friday, so we took advantage yesterday and will likely do so again while they’re still cheap. Other than that, nothing, really, so here’s the summary for last week.
We were to come up with a song from a movie, and I chose “The Windmills of Your Mind,” which figured in both versions of The Thomas Crown Affair. Noel Harrison sang the original back in the ’60’s, Sting sang it for the remake in the ’90’s, but I chose Dusty Springfield’s cover. She didn’t like the song, saying the lyrics did nothing for her, but her rendition was well-liked among you, the readers, and Dusty being one of my favorite singers, I just had to use hers.
I found myself stuck for what to do on a freebie Monday, so I went with random songs from YouTube, where I start with a song and let YouTube suggest the rest. I might do that a little more frequently, because it went over so well.
Songs by The Beatles, Del Shannon, and John Fogerty were featured.
Guitarist and producer Paul Brown was the featured artist.
My one-liner celebrated the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Basque nobleman who founded the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits.
I vented my frustrations over my MacBook Air not having a forward delete key (which deletes charactes to the right of the cursor) and with some of the advice I got. For the record, control-D does the job quite nicely, and it only took me an afternoon to find that solution. The forward delete doesn’t have much use when you’re writng, but it comes in handy when you’re editing.
My latest battle asks you to choose between songs by Bruce Hornsby and Boz Scaggs, both of which are named “Harbor Lights.” Neither is the song that was made popular by The Platters. Anyway, you have until Wednesday to vote in this battle, and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday.
We visited WABC in New York City and checked out their Top 10 for August 2, 1977.
Linda’s prompt was “astronomical,” which I had no idea how to use, but ended up with a pretty good post, anyway.
I’m the guest conductor for M4 this month, and the first theme is songs about dogs. The rest of the week is the same old same old. I say that now, hoping that I think of something else worth writing about.
- AJ Blythe
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Keisha
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Laura Venturini
- Looking for the Light
- Mary B
- Mary M
- Maryann Holloway
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!