Do you remember the story about Little Red Riding Hood? In case you've forgotten, I'll refresh your memory.A little girl in red skips through the forest with a get well care package for her grandma. En route, she runs into a few scaredy-pigs who've had some run ins with a bully wolf. After dealing with the swine (a woman's work is never done), Red finally gets to grandma's house, finds out she's been eaten by a wolf, and then a hero saves the day.Okay, now that it's all coming back to you, read the new, amusing version of this favourite classic. It's entitled, The Red Monologue, and it's written by an amazing playwrite who goes by the name of ProCW.ProCW offers his talent to a variety of sites and venues, and allows educators to use his works in the classroom. This is great news for the young students who get to learn in a way that is fun and memorable.Give The Red Monologue a read, the satire will reward you with a chuckle. While you're there, look for the passage where the author has immortalized my son and I.
I'm excited because I just finished compiling an article on The Beatles' album cuts. Not something I would normally do, but it was requested of me by a Hubber by the name of DJ Funktual. It was a bit nerve wracking to have someone with DJ's musical prowess to ask me to do some involving music, but I had an absolute blast doing it! Listening to the tunes my Fab Four made (just for me, of course) was a wonderful blast to the past.
To be honest, I had a really hard time choosing songs. I know pretty well all of them and don't have a clue which ones other people know or consider good. As far as I'm concerned, if The Beatles made it, it's good. Period.
Anyone who knows me won't be surprised at my writing on this subject matter. The Beatles and I go back a long way, most of life in fact.
I really miss them.
The Beatles Album Cuts
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For your listening pleasure - not a cut, just for fun.
We lost a comedic icon yesterday. George Carlin succumbed to a long history of heart problems at the age of 71.
How is it possible that George was that old and frail? I grew up listening to his naughty comedy, and I'm not old. He, along with Cheech and Chong, would keep my friends and I howling throughout our teenage years. There was something 'anti-establishment' about their records and radio broadcasts, which endeared them all the more to us. It doesn't seem so long ago, certainly not long enough for any of them to be older and in poor health.
George Carlin was reknown for his irreverant and direct humour. He never stopped entertaining. George last performed a week before his death.
Thanks for bringing us the 'Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV', George. We'll miss you.
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