"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy Birthday, Richard Starkey

Ringo Starr will be 70 in a few days.  This seems to us almost uniquely ridiculous.  While Sir Paul labors unsuccessfully to be relevant, only Ringo seems both to enjoy --  and to have enjoyed -- getting to be a Beatle.  The others seemed always in search of some Cosmic Meaning to their fame and status.  Richard Starkey never took himself nearly so seriously.  And Ringo is still just having a blast being Ringo Starr.  He continues to tour, now with something like the eleventh version of "Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band."

There's classic Beatles:

And then there's classic pop:


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