The Dog Days Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Milky Way candy bars. At work, rest or play, Milky Way!

Well, this was an eventful week. It started with a lot of folks upset that a website in India was reprinting blog posts without the express written consent of Major League Baseball their permission. Even though I wasn’t one of them (and I’m a little hurt that I wasn’t), I offered a suggestion on what could be done about it. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and it turned out that it was just programmer error and the owner of the offending site took his design back to the drawing board, and peace once again settled upon the (blogging) world.

You might like to know that, after weeks of neglecting it, I have rebuilt the Two for Tuesday Index. I’m not sure that anyone is actually using it, but it’s there. I used the same technique I use to build the “thank you” list at the end of my Week that Was posts, which one of these days I should document for those of you who get into technical stuff like databases. Incidentally, I have been using Markdown wherever possible to write my blog posts. It does a lot of the work of formatting posts without having to write any HTML or punch any of the buttons at the top of the window to boldface and italicize, to build ordered (with numbers) and unordered (with bullets) lists, to simplify building links (although it doesn’t allow you to say that you want to open the link in a new page), and to do a couple of other things that I haven’t discovered yet. WordPress allows you to write posts directly in Markdown, whereas Blogger doesn’t support it, although you can run Markdown through the script and have it format the HTML for you.

Anyway, here’s this week’s summary.

Last week’s theme was “songs from TV shows,” and I chose “There Is A Time,” which Maggie Peterson sang as Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show, and “A Swingin’ Safari” by Bert Kaempfert, the original theme song for the 1962 version of The Match Game.

I am this month’s Guest Conductor for M4 and chose “songs about dogs” as my first theme.

Songs by The Smothers Brothers, Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops, and from the movie Lady and The Tramp were featured.

Guitarist Norman Brown was this week’s featured artist.

My choice of one-liners sparked a lively discussion about how much everyone hates it when things get reorganized at the grocery store.

I shared ten of the almost 2300 (not 3000 as I said earlier) Instagram accounts I follow. The way I’m going, I might get to 3000.

By a 2-to-1 margin, Boz Scaggs’s “Harbor Lights” beat out Bruce Hornsby’s. Another battle comes this Thursday.

We reviewed the Top 10 for radio station KHJ in Los Angeles from 1971.

The prompt “where” led me into the world of cigarettes, specifically Pall Malls, which bore the legend “wherever particular people congregate” on its packs.

Tomorrow is a freebie day for M4, and I’m leaning toward doing another YouTube Roulette post. I’ll have another smooth jazz artist on Tuesday and another Battle of the Bands on Thursday. Apart from that, pretty much the same stuff.

Thanks to:

And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

16 thoughts on “The Dog Days Week That Was

    1. I just type it in to a text editor, like the old WordPress editor or BBEdit. I added the Markdown Perl script to BBEdit, so I can run it when I’m through if I need to convert it into HTML. The original Markdown language doesn’t include some of the MultiMarkdown extensions (e.g. building tables) but WordPress has them integrated.

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  1. Mhmm Milky Way is my all time favorite candy. Now I have to have one 🙂
    I just started a Tuesday twofer where I post the last two songs on the car radio before I park and go into the building. Well I say I started. I’ve done one. Let’s see what this week brings.


    1. I started my Two for Tuesday back in 2012, and haven’t missed a week since, though I’ve done a few “encore performances” in that time. It’s just one week at a time.

      I’m a Snickers fan myself, but still like Milky Ways. I think they still make the dark chocolate one, which I think they call Milky Way Dark now but used to be called Forever Yours. Mom liked those. If it’s candy, chances are I’ve had it.

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  2. I always like how you end with ‘see you in the funny papers’. My dad used to say that all the time, and that’s what we called them – funny papers, not comics.
    Have a great start to your new week to come. 🙂


    1. Thanks! I just started adding that line at the end of the Week That Was posts, and it stuck. Another thought was the way Ron Riley on WLS used to end his show, “I’m gonna bug out for the dugout and blow this pop stand.” That’d go well before “see you in the funny papers,” wouldn’t it?


  3. Love Milky Way bars. I think my all time favorite candy. Haven’t had one in quite a while though. Maybe when I lose another 10 pounds I’ll make that be my reward 🙂 Happy Sunday, John.


  4. I enjoy how you do your summary posts like this –
    and the two for Tuesday posts are ones that I look forward to exploring more – I think you know I do that theme on my blog sometimes ( I linked to one of your Tuesday gems earlier this year) and well, it is just a nice way for me to combine themes and your pairs of music will be fun to explore more of –
    have a nice week (oh and I did not hear about the blog reposts in India – wow – but I am skeptical it was an error – )


    1. I’m willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt until he does it again.

      I do a lot of music here: Mondays, Tuedays and Fridays are specifically music, and I usually find a way to include it on some of the other days.

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      1. yeah – I have noticed you have music posts coming out frequently – truly a passion area for ya
        (oh and thought of your old commercials shares recently when someone mentioned the old Vernor’s soda form 80s)


        1. Vernor’s has been around as far back as I can remember, but I think it’s one of those regional brands that started popping up everywhere. I knew some people from Michigan that just loved it. One of these days someone will post a commercial for it and that’ll give me a chance to run it. I have my eyes peeled…

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