Okay, the above absolutely infuriates me. The reason is that when I was a child and whooping cough was really epidemic in the U.S., my 4-year-old younger brother Daniel caught it, when he was around 5, and he was in danger of dying (I can still remember the distinctive sound of his coughing spells.) My mother prayed and prayed and promised God that if he recovered she would send him to parochial school (Catholic), and that's why he ended up NOT going to public school, whereas I DID but then I DID have to go to lots and lots of nun-taught catechism classes AFTER school. But I can still remember the associated fear of him dying. He DID die fairly recently, however a few years ago--since his childhood he was always fragile--of heart problems.
mozzarellademon: "Game of Thrones," "The Walking Dead," "The Americans," "Homeland," "In Treatment," "Bates Motel," lots of good stuff, and most recently "The Vikings." I usually just take the DVD's, by a whole Season, out of the Library.
white wings, OldManFan: I was born and raised in Johnstown, Pa., and went to Johnstown College of the University of Pittsburgh (where I lived at home) for 2-1/2 years before having to transfer down to the Main Campus for my final year or so (they were on the trimester plan.) At first I lived in Oakland in Babo (B Tower) of the dorms. There were the three cylindrical dorm towers A, B, and C, which got designated Ajax, Babo, and Comet (because they reminded people of cans of scouring powder cleanser.) But I also DID spend my final time in Pittsburgh living off-campus in an apartment building next to Schenley High School. When I graduated, in December 1966, it was with a "terminal" degree, which meant I was immediately eligible to be drafted, which I WAS in April of 1967. In the Army I lived in Fort Jackson (outside of Columbia, S.C.) and then Fort Gordon (outside of August, Ga.) and then (even though Vietnam was hot at the time) I served the rest of my two years in Germany (Ulm and Kaiserslautern and Grafenwoehr.) I vacationed in Copenhagen and Stockholm. When I came back to the states, I got a job in Buffalo, got laid off and then got another job in Buffalo and subsequently got transferred to Sacramento, and then finally got transferred to Detroit, where I've stayed, now, for many moons.
Comma: I've always had a Sunoco Card (Sun Oil Company of Pennsylvania, coming originally from Pennsylvania) which would be for around 50 years or so. I still use it when I travel from Michigan to Pa., as all the Service Stations on the Ohio Turnpike are Sunoco.
Christopher Marlowe: TED Talks? Here's some on Pinterest. I especially liked the Daniel Tammet (blond-haired guy with blue sweater and glasses) talk. He's an autistic savant who memorized and recited Pi to 22,500 digits. He's also homosexual (methinks, many autistic people ARE.) I also liked the talk by the lady holding the brain (Jill Bolte Taylor, lower down on the left) AND, of course, the talk by Temple Grandin (below on the right.)
Ebdim9th: Sorry, just saw your post. You're welcome to any of the MIDI's I usually place at the end of my posts. I also have used this MIDI Search Engine. Be careful when visiting MIDI sites; nowadays, they have often become phishing sites or corrupted sites and/or sites hidden surprisingly suddenly behind a paywall. I'm certain one cannot "charge" for access to a song that one does not have a Copyright on; methinks, this would be a fast way to get sued.
Yay, Gary Oldman! It was an amazing recreation of Winston Churchill (a personal hero of mine,) in the same highest class as Meryl Streep's version of Lady Margaret Thatcher (another hero of mine) in "The Iron Lady." I DID see "The Shape of Water" (which won Best Picture) and had really anticipated it, thinking it might be something weird but intelligent, but I think it was the worst movie I've ever seen (even worse than "Deadpool.") It was just a soft-porn, simple-minded go-nowhere impossibly silly story. Hollywood is evidently now devoid of complex, creative minds.
Remember the beautiful women of old black and white horror movies? Here's a webpage featuring the Scream Queens of the 1940's
Wolfguard: "Remote Viewing" is something else.
How Obama and Holder Changed Broward County Law Enforcement for Racial Reasons. In other words how the children in that Florida school never had a chance.
Trivia Girl: The Hokey Pokey?
Okay, an English lesson. (Not just for Christopher Marlowe) "It's" means "It is." It's the use of a figure of speech called a contraction. "Its", on the other hand, IS the possessive variation of "It". Usually when we make the possessive, like in Mike's, belonging to Mike, we use the apostrophe. But, any time you see the apostrophe, you must ask yourself whether it could be a contraction. If you see the apostrophe in the small words like "It" or "Who", think TWO WORDS. Could it be indicating two words? Who's means, for instance, "who is". As in, "Who's The Boss?" If you are looking for the possessive form of who, it's "whose". Like, "whose gloves are these?" "They're" is a contraction meaning "they are". Their is the possessive of "they", and "there" is just another word meaning something else entirely but is pronounced the same. Feel free to ask me questions about this if you are unsure of what word to use. I am comfortable with these usages.
Shan: The racial history of the United States is awfully complicated. Also, as goofy as this may sound, many people intentionally misunderstand it for political purposes. I'm not certain someone outside the U.S. CAN fully understand it.