Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Whenever a business enterprise feels like it is in free fall, that is a sure sign that management is not managing.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Doctors and insurance companies need to remember that people do have an option: we can choose just to be sick.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The major parties are idiots to have their nomination process like they do. Why would they want three or four states basically to choose their nominees?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

In your spare time, someone calculate how much of the last 14 years I have NOT had a daughter or daughter-in-law expecting a child.

What you can learn from old radio shows

Ah, the things you can learn from old radio shows. For example, until I listened to Fred Allen, I never knew there was such a person as Thorndyke McKeester.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Radio shows always emphasized that their star was a "hard-boiled" detective. Who might have been some examples of the non-hard-boiled sort? Well, maybe Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, definitely Philo Vance and Nero Wolfe.
Congress needs to pass a law making "Reply To All" buttons illegal. It would increase the efficiency of this nation tremendously.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rex Saunders radio show

I am enjoying a new discovery among old radio detecive shows. The Private Files of Rex Saunders, starring Rex Harrison. Somewhat similar to Bulldog Drummond. Interestingly, you can hear snips of musical themes used on Tales of the Texas Rangers and Johnny Dollar.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

What does "corpus delecti" mean?

Corpus delicti (plural: corpora delicti) (Latin: "body of crime") is a term from Western jurisprudence referring to the principle that a crime must have been proven to have occurred before a person can be convicted of committing that crime. For example, a person cannot be tried for larceny unless it can be proven that property has been stolen. Likewise, in order for a person to be tried for arson it must be proven that a criminal act resulted in the burning of a property. Black's Law Dictionary (6th ed.) defines "corpus delicti" as: "the fact of a crime having been actually committed".

Cautious driving

There are benefits to conservative driving apart from the safety factor. I hardly ever have to have my brakes replaced, because when you back off from the cars ahead of you and drive cautiously, you are not having to apply your brakes nearly as often. You might be surprised how much longer they will last.

Tom Conway as Sherlock Holmes

We are accustomed to seeing Tom Conway as the suave detective The Falcon. However, he switches over to Sherlock Holmes opposite Nigel Bruce when Rathbone left the radio series, and did a very creditable job. No one could replace Basil, but Conway was not a disappointment by any means.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I got to enjoy watching The Sands of Iwo Jima with Jason last night. He had never seen it.