Groups Of Seven

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 20, 2019

Seven Samurai -Kambei Shimada, Gorōbei Katayama, Shichirōji, Heihachi Hayashida, Katsushirō Okamoto, Kyūzō,

The Magnificent Seven – Chris Adams, Harry Luck, Vin, Bernardo O’Reilly, Britt, Lee, Chico

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World-Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria

Rome is built on Seven hills – Palatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine. Thank you SevenMagazine.

The Seven Sisters – Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Wellesley College

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” Aristotle 384 BC-322 BC Thank you Thinkexist.

The Magnificent Seven are seven cemeteries used by the citizens of nineteenth century London: Kensal Green Cemetery, West Norwood Cemetery, Highgate Cemetery, Abney Park Cemetery, Nunhead Cemetery, Brompton Cemetery, Tower Hamlets Cemetery

seven deadly sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride

seven holy virtues – chastity, abstinence, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness

seven goddesses – isis, astarte, hecate, demeter, kali, iana, diana

seven dwarfs – bashful, doc, dopey, grumpy, happy, sleepy, sneezy

seven brides – Alice, Dorcas, Liza, Martha, Millie, Sarah, Ruth

seven brothers – Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank, Gideon

seven husbands of Elizabeth Taylor – Nicky Hilton, Micheal Wilding, Micheal Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton(twice), John Warner, Larry Fortensky (The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time.)

Matthew 18:21-22 – 21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

This is a double repost. It is about things that come in groups of seven. Thanks and praises go to Wikipedia. The other sources are cited where appropriate. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, Music by chamblee54 on January 19, 2019









There have been eleven presidential transfers of power in PG’s life. Nine of them were in January. PG typically ignores them. He goes out with Mr. Crook in office, and comes home to President Thief.

The best exception was in August, 1974. Richard Nixon was finally undone and forced to resign. After watching Tricky Dick’s next to last television speech, PG got in his Datsun and drove to the Great Southeast Music Hall. The entertainment that night was Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

The Music Hall was the sort of place we don’t seem to have anymore. The auditorium was a bunch of bench backs on ground level, with pillows everywhere. It was a space in a shopping center, occupied by an office depot in later years. To get there from Brookhaven, you drove on a dirt road, where Sidney Marcus Boulevard is today.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was not modest. He was the modern miracle of the tenor saxophone. He would play three saxophones at once, getting sounds that you do not get from a single instrument. At one point, the band had been playing for about five minutes, when PG noticed that Kirk had been holding the same note the entire time without stopping to breathe.

Mr. Kirk played two ninety minute sets that night. He talked about twenty minutes out of every set. Of that twenty minutes, maybe thirty seconds would be fit for family broadcasting. Mr. Kirk…who was blind…said he did not want to see us anyway, because we were too ugly. He said that Stevie Wonder wanted to make a lot of money, so he could have an operation and see again.

The next day, Mr. Nixon got in a helicopter and left Washington. The Music Hall stayed open a few more years, and Sidney Marcus Boulevard was paved. Rahsaan Roland Kirk had a stroke in 1975. He struggled to be able to perform again. On December 5, 1977, a second stroke ended his career. He was 41 years old. This feature is an encore presentation. The pictures used today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.











Math Jokes

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 18, 2019







Q: Why do they never serve beer at a math party?
A: Because you can’t drink and derive.

Q: Why won’t Goldilocks drink a glass of water with 8 pieces of ice in it?
A: It’s too cubed.

Q: What did Al Gore play on his guitar?
A: An Algorithm

Q: Why was the Calculus teacher bad at baseball?
A: He was better at fitting curves than hitting them.

Q: Why do you rarely find mathematicians spending time at the beach?
A: Because they have sine and cosine to get a tan and don’t need the sun.

Jokes are from facebook. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. This is a repost.







A Natural Woman: A Memoir

Posted in Book Reports, History, Library of Congress, Music by chamblee54 on January 17, 2019

A Natural Woman: A Memoir is the autobiography of Carole King. How much she actually wrote is a good question. The 2012 copyright is assigned to “Eugenius LLC.” While Carole is famous as a songwriter, she mainly wrote music. Someone else did the lyrics.

Carol Joan Klein was born February 9, 1942. After a reasonably normal Brooklyn girlhood, she started going to music companies with songs she wrote. Soon, she was writing all the time. Gerry Goffin was writing words, and the songs became hits. By this time, an e had been added to Carole, and King became her professional name.

Gerry and Carol got married, had two girls, moved to New Jersey, and continued to write hit records. The sixties hit Gerry hard, with drugs, mental illness, and other women. The two got divorced. Carol moved to California, became a hippie goddess, released the best selling album of all time, got married again, and had two more children.

If you listen to Tapestry, you probably notice the bass player. This is Charlie Larkey, husband/babydaddy number two. The divorced after a while, for some reason or another. ANWAM is fuzzy about some of the details. You get the sense that there is more to the story.

Famous people books tend to follow a pattern. They are born, and become successful. The story line goes over the bump in the middle, and begins to go downhill. For Carole King, this downhill path starts with her third husband. An abusive jerk, Rick Evers made life miserable for a few years, before dying of too much drugs. The one bright spot in this part of the story is moving to Idaho. But that was a mixed blessing. After finding a dream spot in the wilderness, there was a nasty court battle over keeping a private road private. Once again, ANWAM tells one side of the story well.

Last summer, PG hit the jackpot at a friends-of-the-library book sale. ANWAM is the last book. The first three were Post Office, I Slept With Joey Ramone, and Bastard Out Of Carolina. It is probably back to the library for reading material now. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

Attitude Of Pulchritude

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 16, 2019

@DawnQLandau #Bloggers @makingtimeforme @BelieveinBumble @tempkimkam @DawnMMiller @itmoi All joined the #AttitudeofGratitude this week. Check it out & tell us what ur #grateful for! … @becomingcliche @Fab_fiction still hoping you’ll join us! 💙 #blogging #gratitude The 2018 Annual Attitude of Gratitude: Bloggers Flood The Internet With Happiness & Positivity!

This tweet caught my eye. It was a lady, promoting a blog gimmick. You set a timer for fifteen minutes, and make a list of things you are grateful for. I am grateful for writing prompts, and decided to go for it.

Unfortunately, the timer was already in use. I had cut up some potatoes, and washed some greens. I put this in the steamer, and set the timer for a half hour. I did think to go to the kitchen, and make sure the heat was turned down. A steamer, full of burned food, is not something to be grateful for.

My kitchen timer is a gem. It is about four inches tall, and three inches wide. The knob broke soon after buying it. To set this timer, I have to use my fingers. You grab onto the metal fingers tight, and twist them into the desired position. It hurts a bit, but you get the desired results. I am grateful for not giving up on a perfectly good piece of equipment, just because it has one minor flaw.

A timer is not an automatic device. You have to remember to set it, just as you have to remember to turn down the heat on the stove. When the bell rings, you have to choose to get up, walk to the kitchen, and turn off the stove. If you are in the middle of doing something, it is easy to disregard the bell. This is not something to be grateful for.

This was supposed to be a numbered list. Some how, that just seemed boring and inventorial. Should I include a product number? Maybe I should get a barcode reader, and scan the number into a database. I have worked in a place where they used barcode readers to check in packages. Many of the readers did not work, and you had to manually enter the numbers. Then you would go upstairs with the package, and the number on the delivery label would not match the number on the receiving label. Or maybe I should just say I am extremely grateful not to be doing that sort of work today.

This is starting to become boring. While I am grateful for a certain amount of recreational boredom in my life, I am not going to add to it now. Pictures for this endeavor are from The Library of Congress.

The Great Speckled Bird

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on January 15, 2019








One day in the eighth grade, PG had a sore spot in his eye. They called it a stye. One afternoon, he got out of school, walked to Lenox Square, saw a doctor, and got some eye drops.
When he left the doctor’s office, there was a man, standing in front of Rich’s on the sidewalk, selling a newspaper. He had blond hair down past his shoulders. PG asked what the newspaper was. Mostly politics, he said. PG gave him fifteen cents for a copy of “The Great Speckled Bird”.

The Bird was an underground newspaper. It was so bad, it needed to be buried. If you are under fifty, you have probably never seen one. These papers flourished for a while. The Bird was published from 1968 to 1976. The April 26, 1968 edition was volume one, number four. This was what PG bought that day.
The GSU Library has a digital collection. Included in it are copies of The Great Speckled Bird. Included in this collection is edition number four. PG went looking for that first copy. He needed to be patient, for the GSU server took it’s time. Finally, the copy he asked for came up. It was mostly politics.

When PG saw page four, he knew it was the edition from 1968. “Sergeant Pepper’s Vietnam Report” was the story of a young man sent to Nam. It had a paragraph that impressed young PG, and is reproduced here. The rest of the article is not that great, which is typical of most underground newspaper writing.

A couple of years later, PG spent the summer working at the Lenox Square Theater. The number two screen was a long skinny room. If you stood in the right place, you could hear the electric door openers of the Colonial Grocery store upstairs. The Bird salesmen were a feature at the mall that summer, which not everyone appreciated. This was the year of the second, and last, Atlanta Pop Festival. PG was not quite hip enough to make it. He was back in the city, taking tickets for “Fellini Satyricon”. The Bird was printing 26 pages an issue, with lots of ads, pictures, and the distinctive graphics of the era.

Vol.3 no 26 June 29, 1970 was especially memorable. On page 17, there was a bit of eyeroll inducing polemic. PG was easy to impress. The first paragraph is the one that matters. “What is Gay Liberation? It is people telling the truth; it is me telling you the truth NOW, homosexuality is the CAPACITY to love someone of the same sex. For­get all the crap about causes (no one knows and we don’t care), “cures” (there aren’t any, thank god), and “prob­lems.”The only problem is society’s anti-homosexual pro­paganda and the oppression it has produced.”

Stories about hippies, and the Bird, can be found at The Strip Project. This repost has pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.









Sheriff’s Deputies Investigating Another

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on January 14, 2019

Atlanta’s Famed Cyclorama Mural Will Tell the Truth About the Civil War Once Again
The Velvet Underground :: The Boston Tea Party – January 10, 1969
Death Reported at West Hollywood Home of Wealthy Political Donor Ed Buck
Atlanta Storytellers Podcast Episode 10 Rita Nicole Leslie, Theresa Davis, Jon Carr
One year in San Francisco as a Software Engineer
Del Hamilton oral history interview, 2013-07-29
Another Black Man Has Died in the Home of Democratic Donor Ed Buck
Sheriff’s Deputies Investigating Another Death at Ed Buck’s Laurel Avenue Apartment
why people fired guns in december 2018 ~ Who Is Ed Buck?
Protesters Chant ‘Arrest Him’ After Second Man Dies Inside Home of Democratic Donor
A White Gay’s Guide for Dealing with the Black Community:
Chapter 5: Those Who Live in a Glass House Shouldn’t Throw Stones…

Shirley Q. Liquor ends her career.
oranizing for bernie ~ where is the link?
Man found dead in activist’s home was 55-year-old African American
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction
WARNING: SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT EXCLUSIVE: ‘I thought I was going to be the next to die at Ed Buck’s house.’ Man tells DailyMailTV how Democratic donor paid him $250 and injected him with meth after ‘fetish’ sex sessions in white long johns
Ed Buck Has More Blood On His Hands
@RobertNBCLA #BREAKING #WeHo: Family tells @NBCLA the man who died inside home of #EdBuck early Monday morning is 55 year old Timothy Dean, a #WestHollywood resident and @saks employee in #BeverlyHills. The 6’5 athlete won a silver medal in the last @GayGames. @WeHoCity
Timothy Dean ~ Friends React To Timothy Dean’s Death
Waffle House workers caught dancing with passed out customer, pouring food on him
Did a 1950s TV Episode Feature a Character Named Trump Who Offered to Build a Protective Wall? An episode of the 1950s western TV series ‘Trackdown’ featured a snake oil salesman named ‘Trump’ who promised to build a wall in order to prevent the end of the world. True
@GovMikeHuckabee A black protester in crowd outside Dem mega-donor Ed Buck’s house made an interesting point: he said if 2 white men had been found dead inside a black man’s house, the dude would already be in jail.
After Exposing Ed Buck, Jasmyne Cannick Takes on the Democratic Party … Ed Buck, a man who they say has a Tuskegee Experiment-like fetish which includes shooting drugs into young Black men that he picks up off the street or via dating hookup websites …
What It Felt Like When “Cat Person” Went Viral
How Can I Help to Promote Diversity Without Relinquishing Any of My Power?
Man Found Dead in Ed Buck’s Hollywood Apartment Was a Fashion Stylist
Anatole France “Si 50 millions de personnes disent une bêtise, c’est quand même une bêtise.”
“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” Anatole France, As quoted in Listening and Speaking : A Guide to Effective Oral Communication (1954) by Ralph G. Nichols and Thomas R. Lewis, p. 74 Also misattributed to Bertrand Russell, by Laurence J. Peter, in The Peter Prescription : How To Make Things Go Right (1976), but he subsequently attributed to France in Peter’s Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1977).
Ed Buck donations ~ Kryshe :: Hauch
Final price tag on Georgia governor’s race exceeds $100 million
White kids, racism and the way privileged parenting props up an unjust system
Decatur Health Food Market and Hot Bar Says Goodbye After 42 Years
KTLA Reporter Kacey Montoya Tells Black Activists They Are the Reason People Are Racist
Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run
Ed Buck’s attorney says critics have unfairly used race to blame for two deaths in his client’s home “Some people still want us to have a race war,” attorney Seymour Amster said of Buck’s critics. “Some people want to look at things as black, white or brown. It’s not. If we want to move forward and get away from identifying individuals by race, we must take race out of the conversation.”
LGBTQ and Allied Organizations Urge Investigation and Critical Reforms Following Second Suspicious Death of a Black Man at the West Hollywood Home of Ed Buck
The controversial Ed Buck video that every black person must see.
We’ve Got Issues w/Jasmyne Cannick – THE CASE OF GEMMEL MOORE 8-01-18 8:01 We went to the morgue, his journal was in his pack pack, and we published it
Allegations of Racism and Sexual Exploitation Raised at Vigil for Gay Sex Worker GM died 072217
Wealthy Democratic Donor Ed Buck Will Not Be Indicted in the Death of Gemmel Moore
New Victim Comes Forward and Recounts Ed Buck’s ‘Gates of Hell’
Epic Poetry and Historical Knowledge
@better_off_dad Sausage puns are the wurst!
32 Things About “Maude” (CBS, 1972-1978):
New Journal Entry Says Prominent Democratic Donor Forced Victim to ‘Slam’ Crystal Meth Among Moore’s personal belongings collected by his family from the coroner’s was a journal in which he documents his feelings about the direction of his life and the role of Ed Buck in it.
For friends of Tmothy Dean, a false narrative of his life deepens the pain
Judge Harold Haley with shotgun taped around his neck
Davis owned the weapons used in the kidnapping and murder
A Shotgun That Miss Davis Purchased Is Linked to the Fatal Shooting of judge
@sahluwal This racist McDonald’s employee called a Black customer the “N” word while at a drive-thru. The employees called the police on this customer & lied saying the man “threatened to kill the manager.” Twitter, do your thing & expose this racist.
Black Woman Sexually Harassed By Thugs At Gas Station
Worldwide Abortion Statistics ~ News That Can Kill You
jasmyne cannick ~ Morgan Morgan ~ Ed Buck
If you have a daughter, tell her not to drink so much that she passes out behind a dumpster. ~ @better_off_dad Sausage puns are the wurst! @katoelee Its kosher you think @SteveKoehler22 That’s a frank statement. @Koitenshin But does beer sausage make your liverwurst? ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

We Two Boys Part Two

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on January 13, 2019

What Is Dirty About Louie Louie?

Posted in Georgia History, History, Library of Congress, Music by chamblee54 on January 12, 2019









The sixties were a great time to be a kid. As long as you were too young for a Vietnam Vacation, there were kicks to be had.

One of the more enduring legends was the dirty lyrics to “Louie Louie”. Recorded by an obscure band called the Kingsmen, the song was a massive hit in 1963 (It never was Number One). When WQXI put out lists of the greatest songs of all time, “Louie Louie” was at the top of the list. This is despite, or because of, the raucous sound. The song was recorded in one take, when the band thought they were playing a rehearsal. The vocals are difficult to make sense of, and rumored to be obscene. No one was ever quite sure why. With the garbled sound on the record, the listener could hear almost anything they wanted to.

The Governor of Indiana, Matthew Welsh, banned radio stations from playing the song in that state. On February 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy got a letter from an outraged parent about the lyrics to “Louie Louie”. An F.B.I. investigation followed. After thirty months of investigation, the Bureau concluded that they could not make sense of the lyrics.

PG had a neighbor named Carol. A tomboy who could whip most of the boys, she had a pet skunk named Napoleon. Carol claimed to have heard a band at Lenox Square play “Louie Louie”. “He said the words real slow so you could understand them. I can’t repeat what he said, but it was dirty”.

Louie, Louie Oh no, me gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, said, ah
Louie, Louie Oh, baby, me gotta go
A fine little girl she waits for me Me
catch a ship for cross the sea.
Me sail that ship all alone Me never think how I make it home.
Ah, Louie, Louie No, no, no, no, me gotta go.
Oh, no. Said, Louie, Louie Oh, baby, said we gotta go.
Three nights and days I sail the sea Think of girl, oh, constantly.
Ah, on that ship I dream she there
I smell the rose, ah, in her hair.
Ah, Louie, Louie Oh, no, sayin’ we gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
but, ah, Louie, Louie Oh, baby, said, we gotta go.
[Yelled] Okay, let’s give it to ‘em right now! [instrumental]
Me see Jamaica, ah, moon above.
It won’t be long, me see me love.
Take her in my arms again, I got her; I’ll never leave again.
Ah, Louie, Louie Oh, no, sayin’ me gotta go.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
But, ah, Louie, Louie Oh, baby, said, ah, we gotta go.
I said we gotta go now, Let’s get on outta here.
[Yelled] Let’s go.

Transcribed by David Spector Sept. 2000 Public Domain. If anyone reading this can explain what was so dirty about this song, please leave a comment. Thank you Wikipedia for your help in assembling this. This is a repost. Pictures by The Library of Congress










We Two Boys Part One

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on January 11, 2019

The Second Great Flood

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 10, 2019

Here is part one . Somewhere in his drifting around the internet, PG found a reference to the story of Noah and the Ark. A light bulb above his head switched on, and the answer was apparent: Global warming is the second great flood.

In the Biblical story, G-d was upset with the way man did things. She gave Noah a heads up. Noah was ridiculed by the good citizens of the day. Finally, it rained forty days and forty nights, and everyone except Noah got wet.

In the modern version, G-d sees man making a wasteland of the bountiful planet. An amazing resource like oil is controlled by hateful tyrants, and burned to make cars run. The signs of dis ease are apparent to some, but they are ridiculed by the good citizens of the day.

This time, things are different. Instead of forty days and forty nights, it is two hundred years of burning fossil fuels. It is a time of war, and rumors of war.

Here is part two . PG was shooting from the hip the other day, and said that G-d was causing global warming. At first it seemed a bit goofy, but like other thoughts about her (G-d is in the details,) the more PG thinks, the more sense it makes.

A lot has to do with your idea of who G-d is. (maybe the four other w’s… what, when, where, and why… should also apply.) Although PG would not put global warming past Mary’s babydaddy, those conceptions are just a bit obsolete. The concept of G-d that PG uses is the fifth element, to go with earth, air, fire and water.

Some say that G-d is the difference between a human being and five dollars worth of chemicals. There seems to be an overall body of knowledge that makes the earth function. A DNA, or software. This framework of knowledge is part of the picture.

Right now, man is living in a paradise. A planet with earth, air, water and fire that is uniquely fabricated to support intelligent life. The role that G-d played in facilitating this planet is a mystery. There is a balance of life here…the right amount of gravity, the right ph balance in the oceans, the proper mix of gases in the atmosphere. Man has been granted this paradise…it was not earned, it was given out of the bounty of G-d. And man has done his best to destroy the environment. Promiscuously burning fossil fuels is just part of the damage.

If the level of CO2 in the air goes above a certain level, then the temperatures will start to rise. This has been proven time and time again. There are nay sayers…some of whom are not on fossil fuel industry payrolls… who say this is a natural process, and has nothing to do with the actions of man. These people are similar to the upstanding citizens who ridiculed Noah.

It should be noted that the story of Noah and the ark might be a myth. That is, it is full of symbols and allegory, and is not to be taken literally. It could be that in an ancient time, G-d got fed up with the evil deeds of man, and decided to teach a lesson. This could be what is happening today. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. This is a repost.

Can’t Be Pleased

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on January 9, 2019