A midday diversion for you . . .
American Icons (yes, for once, an icon that’s truly iconic) Division
Tim Torkildson writes: “From The New York Times: ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced on Saturday night that after 146 years of performances, it was folding its big tent forever.’
The animals are talking in this midday diversion . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 14)”
Then & Now
John in Highland: “Cold January days bring back memories of a folk singer from Canada who, in the dead of winter, would come to St. Paul.
OOPS! Somehow, today’s Matinee Idle — which you just received — is the same as yesterday’s.
Sorry about that. The one we intended for today . . .
A midday diversion for you . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 13)”
The Hat People
It’s time for newcomers to Bulletin Board to learn about The Hat People — immortalized in Bulletin Board by Merlyn of St. Paul on the 14th of September in 1993, under the headline “Good advice for bad drivers: ‘Get a hat!’”:
“You know, it’s one of those nearly immutable laws of human nature that if you’re behind a person on the freeway who stops at the end of the freeway ramp and then proceeds down the freeway at 20 miles an hour in the fast lane, they will be wearing a hat.