Sunday, December 27, 2015

If left wing parties are to succeed in power, they need more than passion

Bay Area recovered faster from recession than Southern California

The Eating-Houses

Historic Flooding Hits Northern England

Why Weak Currencies Have a Smaller Effect on Exports

Dance

Where Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts Get a Second Life

The new train that roars to the ancient heart of Scotland

Mad Men ( concluded )


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes as you find 
Ladies Room up on the top floor 
Marriage Of Figaro Drones on and on
New Amsterdam  seems better than New York.
5G  turns  foibles into secrets,
Babylon  is once again supreme.
Red In The Face,  you realize you are caught -
The Hobo Code  written across your steps.
Shoot,  before you  aim -
Long Weekend  to  make up your mind.
Indian Summer  that lazily reaches
Nixon Vs. Kennedy,  where politics is really sports.
The Wheel  goes round
For Those Who Think Young,  though not bold.
Flight 1  hangs upon your face,
The Benefactor  for to tell.
The New Girl  on his lips,
Maidenform under his hands.
The Gold Violin  plays under hands
The New Girl  strums
A Night To Remember   is playing out -
Six-Months Leave   his hastily arranged.
The Inheritance  goes to different places -
The Jet Set  no longer an option.
The Mountain King  compels a different end,
Meditations In An Emergency  finds a different function.
Out Of Town,   for lovers  treste
Love Among The Ruins to find imaginings of
My Old Kentucky Home,  the slips and slides  to
The Arrangements  which were known from
The Fog  enrapturing the forms.
The Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency,  swearing
Seven Twenty Three was the times he raised a glass.
Souvenir to his  nighttime follies,
Wee Small Hours  of drunken mind.
The Color Blue  is all he can remember.
The Gypsy And The Hobo set to different meters.
The Grown-Ups  know there places but children
Shut The Door. Have A Seat.
Public Relations  says that
Christmas Comes But Once A Year,  or so.
Be Good News,  or at least be
The Rejected  half sibling.
The Chrysanthemum And The Sword will take
Waldorf Stories  and stretch them out.
The Suitcase  and a handkerchief,  is what
The Summer Man  these when he goes -
The Beautiful Girls  he longs for,  on
Hands And Knees,  cavorting in style.
Chinese Wall it seems  is
Blowing Smoke through more mirrors then
Tomorrowland  has illusions.
A Little Kiss is all she gets,
Tea Leaves  by the cup.
Mystery Date plays  a tune -
Signal 30  creeping by
Far Away Places  to enjoy.
At The Codfish Ball,  where jellyfish Rome,
Lady Lazarus  lies in  cold missed,
Dark Shadows  enraptured  the form.
Christmas Waltz is the bill of fare,
The Other Woman  caressing her lashes.
Commissions And Fees  have to be paid -
The Phantom at the step of
The Doorway  that he holds.
Collaborators with lucre - 
To Have And To Hold but not to count.
The Flood of flies
For Immediate Release without checking the facts.
Man With A Plan  though it might be
The Crash  that we have waited for.
The Better Half  of the story begins at the second real -
A Tale Of Two Cities begins in earnest,
Favors bestowed
The Quality Of Mercy  abounds at their fingertips.
In Care Of  someone who is
Time Zones  is unknown,
Days Work numbers uncounted.
Field Trip  untrammeled by
The Monolith  from 2001.
The Runaways  do not yet have
The Strategy to win the day -
Waterloo  is coming soon,
Severance  is the best hope you have.
New Business is in 
The Forecast along with spots of
Time & Life and all of the  paleo-conservative.
Lost Horizon is what I see,
The Milk and Honey Route  I had like to teach.
   

End Homelessnes

Whisk(e)y

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky, $70
NIKKA Single Malt Yoichi 10 YearS, $74
The Macallan 18 Years Old Sherry Oak, $326
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, $430
High West Rendezvous Rye, $70
Drambuie 15 YearS OLD, $56
Auchentoshan American Oak, Scotch Whisky
Hibiki 12 & 17, Japanese Blended Whisky
George Dickel Rye Whiskey
Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt, Scotch Whisky
Green Spot, Irish Single Pot
Balblair, Single Malt Scotch Whisky
WhistlePig Rye
Macallan Rare Cask
Laphroaig

Logan's Run author George Clayton Johnson dies at 86

Logan's Run author George Clayton Johnson dies at 86 - BBC News
Also wrote the screenplay for "Ocean's 11"

One Reason Not to Believe in Santa Claus

As Oil Money Melts, Alaska Mulls First Income Tax in 35 Years

Chicago Secets