Perspective

I’ve only worked two days at my new job and I can honestly say that it beats anything I’ve done in recent years (mainly proofreading and writing). The major difference is that I am now dealing with the public, something I haven’t done since the last time I worked retail way back in…I can’t even … Continue reading Perspective

Dead., Part Deux

(Note: I started this post last night, February 25, 2014. You will see references to “today” throughout the post and at a certain point, I will explain why. Trust me, you will enjoy it.) In a post on February 3, I mentioned that my iPod touch had suddenly and unexpectedly died and there was nothing … Continue reading Dead., Part Deux

Cutting the Cords

First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you out there who care to celebrate it. We do and there was plenty of celebrating around these parts as it is also my birthday – 45th to be exact. I used the photo you see here as my Facebook profile picture today in order to … Continue reading Cutting the Cords

50 years ago: Ladies and gentlemen … the Beatles giveaway at Dodger Stadium

It was 50 years ago today…

Dodger Insider

beatles pixBy Mark Langill

The Beatles made their United States debut 50 years ago on this date in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” By September, the Fab Four were appearing at Dodger Stadium in a promotion straight out of left field.

Stumbling in the 1964 standings and on their way to a sixth-place finish in the National League, the defending World Champions decided to jump on the Beatles bandwagon. To boost late-season box office interest, the team offered 12″ x 18″ portraits of the British singers by artist Nicholas Volpe, whose Union 76-sponsored illustrations of various Dodgers since 1959 had proved popular with Dodger fans and collectors.

The Beatles portraits were separated into four games – John Lennon (September 12), Paul McCartney (September 15), George Harrison (September 29) and Ringo Starr (October 3) – and distributed to “children through the ages of high school.” The Beatles would later perform their…

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Dead.

Joe Mama and Motodork. Those are the respective names of the iPods you see here. Joe Mama was purchased in 2006 after much debate over features and dimensions. My other choice was the Zen Vision: M, a player that like the iPod has seen various changes over the years. Joe Mama has served me well … Continue reading Dead.