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Oh the places they’ll go, the clothing they’ll remove!…

The always-engaging Gothamist explains:

…Storybook Burlesque, the same troupe that brought you burlesque renditions of the Bible, promised: “From a sexy Sam I Am through a lascivious Lorax, no story or character will be quite the same.”

New York “personality” Schaffer the Darklord hosted the show in rhyme as Dr. Seuss himself, and burlesque “superstar” Nasty Canasta (Facebook) jiggled her green eggs and ham, in the company of a different kind of Cat in a Hat, and a Horndog Hearing a Hoo-hah, and…

Is that a Wocket in Your Pocket or are you just happy to see half-naked people turn beloved children’s books into the stuff of psycho-sexual nightmares?

(Son of) Sam I am…

As we rethink our bedtime reading, we might recall that it was on this date in 1989 that the Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Roger Clemens to a 3-year $7.5 million contract.  Later that same day, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed pitcher Orel Hershiser (who did not take steroids) to a 3-year $7.9 million contract.

Kids, don’t do drugs.

Hershiser (top right) and Clemens (bottom right), with Nolan Ryan and Dwight Gooden (source)

It may be a “guy thing,” still…

Your correspondent is no particular fan of the Dallas Cowboys.  Still, he is grateful to Jerry Jones and the boys for sharing this remarkable “inside” video of the old stadium coming down:

Click on the image, or here

External views of the demolition, here.

As we duck to avoid the score board in the Cowboys’ new stadium, we might recall that it was on this date in 1965 that the “Say Hey Kid,” Willie Mays, set the National League Home Run Record.  May’s 512th career home run broke (with sweet irony, famous Dodger) Mel Ott’s League record.  Mays finished his career with 660 home runs– third on the all-time list at the time of his retirement.

Probably the greatest all-around player of all time

Not fighting the last war…

From Brian Lane Winfield Moore, inspirational updates of classic war posters– propaganda for the new millennium!

See Norman Rockwell’s original here… and see Brian’s full set here.


As we feel the stirrings of a sense of duty
, we might recall that on this date in 1941, NBC broadcast the first TV commercial to be sanctioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The appearance of illegal ads on stations earlier in the year had moved the FCC to act; they began licensing commercial television stations in May 1941, granting the first license to NBC.  During a Dodgers-Phillies game that was broadcast July 1, NBC pulled the trigger on its newly-acquired right, and ran its first commercial– for which the first legitimate television advertiser, Bulova, paid $4.

The first (legal) television commercial (source: MobHappy)

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