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“It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented”*…


From Network and The Magic Christian to Bergman’s Autumn Sonata and Star Wars (which he screened with Anwar Sadat while preparing for the Camp David peace talks)– Every Single Movie That Jimmy Carter Watched at the White House.

* Andy Warhol


As we settle into our seats, we might recall that it was on this date in 1875 that Henry McCarty was arrested for the first time (for stealing a basket of laundry) and jailed.  He promptly escaped and went on to a career in crime– for which he’s better known by his assumed names, William H. Bonney and Billy the Kid.

Billy the Kid posing for a ferrotype photograph



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September 23, 2015 at 1:01 am

Kids say the darndest things…


Random panels from the newspaper comic Family Circus combined with random quotes from German philosopher, poet, composer, and philologist Friedrich Nietzsche at Losanjealous’ Nietzsche Family Circus.


As we savor sagacity in saplings, we might might recall that it was on this date in 1973 that future President (and then Georgia Governor) Jimmy Carter filed a report with the International UFO Bureau (and later, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena [NICAP]), describing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) that he and 10-12 others had seen outside a Lion’s Club meeting in Leary, Georgia, in October 1969.  It was, the filing suggested, “the darndest thing I’ve ever seen… very bright [with] changing colors and about the size of the moon…”

Carter pledged, during his 1976 Presidential campaign, to open the government’s UFO files if he was elected.  In the event, he demurred, citing “national security.”

The signature page of Jimmy Carter’s UFO report (source)

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