Flying High

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Buster Keaton in the amazing cyclone scene from Steamboat Bill Jr.

The bit at 3:10 almost killed him. He had a leeway of just inches. And he was doing the “lean” way before Michael Jackson.

Thanks to YouTuuber sonoftrev

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

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Monday, Mama Said: Carole King’s classic hit for The Shirelles.

There’s something about the bridge in this song that is quintessential Carole King. I wish I had the musical background to describe what she’s doing here. Anyone?

Nearer My God…

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Okay, so I’m probably the last person on Earth to have discovered comedian David Cross, but now that I have, I’m a fan.  He is probably best known as the character “Tobias” on the television series Arrested Development.

Cross revealed in an interview that he once roomed with Louis CK, and their mutual influence is easy to see. I think Cross is edgier though: he goes right up to the line, and just when you think he’s going to pull back, he reaches over and smacks you in the head. He’s what listening to Lenny Bruce back in the day must have been like.

Warning: Cross is savagely anti-religion; if you’re likely to be offended by such, pass this one by. Not Suitable For Work–lots of cursing and bad taste.

 

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