73 Olds

By Thomas Macauley on

Oldsmobile Delta 88 4 doors and no B pillar: “hard top” Evil Dead and Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell) featured this car from my youth. Dad purchased his Delta 88 used from… probably another C&L partner. His other used cars were a 1979 Cadillac and 198x Jeep CJ.  Dad’s new cars were the 1968 …

Torreano’s new website

By Thomas Macauley on

Another website is live today, design and delivery by Copperplate Design of San Jose: http://www.torreano-depos.com Torreano Shorthand Reporting, Inc, provides professional court reporting in the Bay Area. Based in San Jose, Torreano Reporting and Video provides videography and transcript-to-video linking, e-Transcripts as well as traditional transcripts.

Sonya’s new website

By Thomas Macauley on

www.MusicA2G.us is very attractive. Sonya Yu teaches harp, piano, and music theory in West San Jose. She is a great teacher for our boy. I am amazed at her diligence organizing daily private lessons, weekly harp ensembles, recitals, masters classes, online lessons, Harp Society educational events.

Xanadu

By Thomas Macauley on

Another film that should cheer a person up. Gene Kelly in a 1980 Busby Berkeley style pop musical. I had no idea. E.L.O. and Olivia Newton John. … and have you seen ABBA, The Movie (1977)!?

Spock spots

By Thomas Macauley on

I suspect the photo of John Lennon and Spock in uniform that is making rounds this week is Photoshop-ped. These look real: This Rex Slinkard “Self Portrait” at the Cantor Museum at Stanford is not another Spock sighting: Adding July 4 2013 the original photo of John Lennon on a Lanz Bulldog, probably in Germany …

The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice. I’m excited about these new gouges. They require a different carving technique, but I hope that overall it will take pressure off my aching elbows. These are handmade tools, and they swing out to allow the blade to be changed. They are cool. Cool as bowties. Cooler. I’m all ready to …

Spotted object

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A still-unknown object, as show in last night’s Justified, Season 4, episode title ‘Ghosts’. see: http://www.y-group.us/blog/2013/02/uncanny/. The setting is a criminal enterprise with corrupt Sheriff’s Deputy at a funeral home set for autopsy. The deputy asks “Do you know what this does?” My answer is “No! Buy my mother keeps one in her kitchen drawer!”