• February 25, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Three Graces?

    OK. let’s see them dance.

    And you know what I mean.

  • February 25, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I can see the validity of the blues reflected in that poster.

  • February 25, 2018 at 12:45 am

    That slow-motion disaster makes those other things look like a church picnic.

    • February 25, 2018 at 12:54 am

      BTW, my Grace is my amazing granddaughter who turned 16 in January and took her night flight tonight near her home in St. Pete FL…one of the last major steps before solo; she aced it of course, and sent me and her Nana a great vid of her in the cockpit of the little C172 and coming in to the runway lit up like the Vegas strip. Awesome kid. Lucky Papa.

      • February 25, 2018 at 1:28 am
        Lon Mead

        Congratulations to your granddaughter, and to you!

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  • February 25, 2018 at 1:23 am
    Delilah T

    The one question that no one has answered: why does Jeeves the Robobutler need teeth?

    • February 25, 2018 at 2:22 am

      “All the better to bite you with, my dear!”

    • February 25, 2018 at 7:10 am
      James McEnanly

      He’s modeled after the T-800, aka Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘s skeleton, from the Terminator franchise. However, he probably sounds more like C-3P0 than he does Arnold.

  • February 25, 2018 at 1:29 am
    Lon Mead

    Oh, the humanity…

  • February 25, 2018 at 1:38 am


    Hooray for your Grace! My son soloed on his 16th birthday about 22 years ago. Many ratings later he has about 10,000 hours and flies executive jets.

    (You DO know that that that private pilot’s license will only be the beginning–don’t you?)

    Giver her a hug for me.

    • February 25, 2018 at 2:27 am

      Dienekes, thank you…big congrats to your son; his (flight) path is the one Grace is determined to follow, her eyes are on the prize in the cockpit of the big ones.

      She, her brother and Mom took a short snow trip to Colorado last month and by the time they landed in Denver she had somehow talked and charmed her way into that Delta cockpit, sent us a pic of that too with the first officer and a giant grin.

      Not that many female commercial jockeys, but if any can make it she can; biggest obstacle is the right school and training without going the mil route which her Mama is pretty set against…I don’t doubt she’ll make it happen though.

  • February 25, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Tragedy and the blues aren’t the same thing… And, yes, I’m saying all three of the aforementioned situations were tragedies.

    • February 25, 2018 at 2:50 am

      WayneM, blues ain’t just a case of the sads; not sure about up Canada way, but in the birthplace of the blues, heartache borne of the deepest loss and tragedy of the heart and soul…a blend of black gospel and Appalachian hillbilly, is the source and godhead of the best of it.

      • February 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        JTC, Canada was the final stop for the slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. They brought their blues with them.

      • February 26, 2018 at 12:05 am

        And kept it cause it is so darn cold up there. Not like down upon the Suwanee river …
        Lincoln’s favorite song was “Dixie.” he had it played everywhere he made a stop. Sometimes he even brought a US Army band to make sure. It was hard to get into the Blues when I grew up in 76 degree weather with girls wearing bikinis at the beach and light clothes all year round, except a few days. It took hard work to get into the Blues under those conditions.

  • February 25, 2018 at 3:40 am

    While we’re on the subject of wunderkinders, my niece’s daughter just turned 11 and drives a Jr. Dragster here in the Mile High city at Bandimere Dragstrip. She’s very competitive and gets pissed off after being DQed for going too fast in her class. Can’t wait to see her in 10 years when she gets Top Fuel license……

  • February 25, 2018 at 5:02 am
    Bill G

    We sang the blues for the eight years of Obama; the left is going insane now that they aren’t having it all their way.

  • February 25, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I believe that after The One, all Americans now have something in common with Scott Adams’ Dilbert.

    We can all put on our resumes’ “Eight years’ experience being micromanaged by a nitwit”.

    And The One was and is at least as vindictive and evil-minded as Dilbert’s pointy-haired tormentor and his chrome-domed, brain-dead uber boss combined.

    Of course, that’s like saying he’s a very typical progressive, too.

    clear ether


  • February 25, 2018 at 9:23 am
    Marcus Bressler

    All of the aforementioned were disasters.

  • February 25, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    If I’m going to the Triple Dee to listen to the Three Graces (lovely ladies, lovely name, no nudity required), to listen to the blues and other “torch” songs, I would prefer soft lighting (blue, nach) against the natural barn decor. Those other three pictures make an interesting statement, but would be a jarring distraction against the music and the ladies.

    BTW, been watching “Peter Gunn” on the oldies TV station. I can see the Three Graces singing that style of music.

  • February 25, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I am not a fan of the Blues, but a guy who worked with me at Ubon told me that one sang the Blues to say: I am down and out but I refuse to let that get to me. I like the concept as explained, but I still do not like the genre.

    • February 25, 2018 at 11:47 am

      gruundehn, I think that’s close to right.

      Southern black gospel always had the component of redemption, salvation, and joy in the certain hereafter, and Appalachian music is more a telling of hardscrabble history but with perseverance and survival as key ingredients.

      Don’t like it though? Try a semi-dark room with a good drink in hand, maybe a cigar…crank up some classic blues and let your soul drift. If that doesn’t do it, well, there’s always rock and roll…itself in many ways an offspring of jazz, rhythm and the blues.

      • February 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

        I prefer Scottish bagpipes or classical symphonies.

  • February 25, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I prefer Willy Brown’s definition from the movie Crossroads : “The blues ain’t nothin but a good man feelin’ bad …thinkin’ about a woman he once was with”.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Canuck, that’s perfect to both describe and encourage the quiet struggle of the preference cascade, thank you.

  • March 3, 2018 at 3:46 am

    JTC, you are most welcome. The lady who shared that poem with me says she reads it once a year whether she needs it or not.



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