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Sep 2nd 2010 2:35PM A real pleasure reading about a place I enjoyed so much. I'd like to hear your comments about the immense valley in the heart of Lux City. Casually walking around with no knowledge of the place, I started to cross an ordinary bridge when I happened to glance over the rail and was shocked to find a whole separate world down there; I never found out how far down it is, but it appeared to be a very long way. Realistically, it is probably as much as 150 feet--think 15-story building-- and it is carefully tended gardening down there that makes it inviting. It was easy to get down to the valley where it is cool and lush and the bridge appears to be a mile up in the air. If you spend most of your travel time driving through places like Luxembourg it's likely you'll miss some of the finest features. Joe E. Holland
Jul 14th 2010 12:41PM This goofy show comes from my hometown of Shreveport, La. and the city deserves this kind of low class recognition. Billy is a smart self promoter with a good eye and ear for the kind of crap the public wants to see and hear. His trailer park mom, dad, and brother (recently arrested for dui, dope possession, etc.) destroy Billy's crafted image. He'd do well to fire them all, hire all new personnel, revamp the show and get even higher ratings.
Jul 9th 2010 5:29PM It's impossible for rational people to understand why you stupid asses go to these filthy scum shops and let disease-ridden creeps tag you with filth that can never be removed. You should have to spend the rest of your life with a guy named Chaxley to remind you daily of how stupid you are.
Apr 3rd 2010 4:52PM My big 10-room house was in a flood zone, so I got the insurance. Sure enough there was a flood on September 13, 1978 and water got as high as my garage and two downstairs rooms, damaging the carpets and necessitating replacement of drywall. Trouble was, the specially trained insurance adjuster was especially well trained to say "no" to everything. My contractor was there and pointed out the spongy condition of the drywall; the carpet had been pulled to the driveway to dry, leaving only the padding and the tack strips.
"Sorry, we can't cover that," said the adjuster. "Can't cover what?" quizzed the contractor. "Can't cover any of it, not the drywall, not the carpet, nothing! Understand?" He turned and walked to his car with the contractor and I walking with him He drove off without further comment. This is what you can expect if you make a claim to FEMA's flood insurance program. I have been in my new house for years, but now I am being pressured by my insurer to get flood insurance. My congressman intervened, but it took nearly a year to get another adjuster and get paid a token amount for the drywall, no carpet.
Dec 15th 2009 12:51PM Tiger will, 1. calm things at home, 2. thank the guys at Nike who stuck by him, and 3. come roaring back as the greatest golfer ever to live. The sponsors who dropped him will wish they had given it more thought and not acted so hastily. Tiger lacked maturity, but it's a safe bet he'll do a lot of growing up in a short time.
Sep 23rd 2009 3:57PM When he appeared on 'SNL' over 10 years ago, starting with the greatest song ever written, It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn/Isham Jones, ca 1924)Harry, his bass man and drummer playing with the superb SNL musicians, performed the finest non-rock music ever done anywhere. Connick's abilities to perform in all genres makes him popular with all age groups. The Sinatra comparison is not fair since the two of them spiral up in completely different directions. Sinatra came on the scene in the late '30's and changed everything, especially the way singers were presented, both in recordings and personal appearances. It has worked to the benefit of all vocalists since.
Jul 20th 2009 9:59PM It would be nice if the reference matched with the promise of the headline. In this one you say "boys names indicate what crimes they'll commit, etc." but when the reader goes to text it says "most popular names chosen by Hollywood celebrities, ad nauseum", with no mention of what was promised. I see this often in an otherwise informative service and it would be nice if it delivered as promised.
Joe in Little Rock
Jul 17th 2009 1:13PM In 1944,, after breaking his left arm in a Marine Corps training accident, drummer Buddy Rich (died 1987) played an entire show with the Tommy Dorsey band at a Chicago theater with only his right hand (and both feet, of course). It was a spectacular performance as was everything else Buddy ever played. Late in his life Buddy had quadruple-bypass heart surgery; ordered to take six months for recovery, Buddy was back playing a gig at a London night club six weeks later. He died at age 70, having played here in Little Rock just a few days earlier and playing better than ever. Lots of drummers around, but no one will ever match the flawless performances that Buddy routinely turned out every time.
Nov 26th 2007 9:41PM People who succeed at any of these things, even McDonald's, are a special breed: savvy, well-organized money managers who are able to stay focused, manage people, and know how to pick the people with management skills to run the place in their absence. If this doesn't describe you it might be best if you remain an employee a little longer. Dreamers who think it will be easy are always stunned by the ferocity of the competition. Business in America is a jungle filled with lots of tigers. Joe in L.R.
Nov 26th 2007 9:14PM Seems like every person who wins big in a lottery ends up much worse off, broke and owing taxes. Still, the lure is there and none of us would turn down such an opportunity. Just let me have it long enough to 1. get a better girlfriend 2. get more Zildjian cymbals for my DW drum set 3. sell this place and get a really cool place and 4. replace my 2000 Mercedes E320 with a new one. Come on now, is that too much to ask? And I promise not to go crazy buying 1956 Chevies and Ford Thunderbirds. Joe in L.R.