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Posts on ‘July 13th, 2013’

Saturday video break: Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Song #11 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, originally by The Undisputed Truth and covered by the Temptations. Here’s the original: Not what I expected. Sometimes with these originals I’d never heard before they were obscure (to me, at least) with good reason. This is too good a […]

When tampons are outlawed, only outlaws will have tampons

This is one of those things you just can’t make up. Inside Texas’ state legislature, loaded guns are fairly common. As the New York Times reported in March, “Just as Texas has long embraced its guns, so has the Capitol. Legislators have walked the terrazzo hallways, attended committee hearings, met with constituents in their offices […]

Rick Perry will be with us for a long time

Though we finally have an official end date for the reign of Rick Perry, it will be years before we fully purge him from our system. The strong lieutenant governor legend gelled during Bill Hobby’s tenure from 1973 to 1991. He was a parliamentarian before he was lieutenant governor, the son of a governor and […]

On wins and losses

This story about CC Sabathia and his chances of winning 300 games in his career got me thinking along some slightly different lines. CC Sabathia won his 200th career game [last] week against the Minnesota Twins, becoming the 114th pitcher in major league history to do so. While wins are an overrated stat for pitchers, […]