The Ebola games

Here’s how bad things are. The real TV people are out there scaring the crap out of us saying we’re all going to die of Ebola. The fake people from a dystopian society are telling us not to freak out because we have the doctors and medical facilities that will keep us alive.

And the worst part of this is I don’t believe the real TV people when they talk about anything anymore. I find the fake people more reliable.

Six degrees of charity, with Kevin Bacon

I used to be pretty good at the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, but I did it by connecting any actor to any other actor. It was more fun, getting from Madonna to W.C. Fields:

1) Madonna was in “Shadows and Fog” with Lily Tomlin.
2) Lily Tomlin was in “9 to 5” with Jane Fonda.
3) Jane Fonda was in “On Golden Pond” with Katharine Hepburn.
4) Katherine Hepburn was in “The Philadelphia Story” with Cary Grant.
5) Cary Grant was in “She Done Him Wrong” with Mae West.
6) Mae West was in “My Little Chickadee” with W.C. Fields.

Six degrees of separation.

A dog exercised its Second Amendment rights

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek (KAHS’-eh-sec) says the bullet struck Richard L. Fipps, of Sheridan, in the arm on Monday.

The injury is not life-threatening but Fipps is being treated in a hospital in Billings, Montana.

Kozisek told The Sheridan Press (http://bit.ly/1sMfrgZ ) that Fipps and two others were in a remote area trying to move a vehicle that had become stuck. Fipps was standing beside his truck when he told his dog to move from the front seat to the back seat.

The sheriff says a rifle was on the back seat and it discharged toward Fipps.

You’ll get my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead paws.

The Christmas Song

And the version by the guy who wrote it:

I remember reading a letter to the New York Times, where a guy said he was somewhere in New York City while a bunch of carolers were flittering around and they started singing “The Christmas Song.” Some old guy came up to them and asked if he could join in, and they said “sure.”. The older people in the crowd immediately recognized the guy as Mel Torme. The carolers, who were young, had no idea who it was. So he sings in that distinctive Mel Torme voice and then goes on his way. The letter writer walked up to one of the carolers and asked if he knew that the guy they were singing with was the guy who wrote the song. The caroler said no, but offered that he had a decent voice.