Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Reads

The Amtrak disaster is just another example of how bad this country's infrastructure is.

There may be "blues musicians" today, but let's face it: B.B. King was actually the last of the great blues musicians, either of the electric blues variety or of the country blues variety.

Those musicians are irreplaceable, but we do have their surviving recordings and video footage as legacies to their talent.

We always knew Joseph Goebbels was fucked up in the head and fucked over the German people, including and especially the Jewish people, but many didn't know how much he fucked around.

Obituary: Pro football player Garo Yepremian, 70, who was a talented place kicker but who will forever be remembered as an aspiring quarterback in the 1973 Super Bowl, has died.

He died yesterday of cancer.

Still, his most remembered moment came during Super Bowl VII in 1973 when he put the Dolphins' undefeated record in jeopardy. With Miami leading, 14-0, the Washington Redskins blocked a field goal attempt by Yepremian, who then picked up the ball and tried to throw it, but fumbled. Washington's Mike Bass caught the ball and ran it 49 yards for a touchdown.

Here it is:


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