The Daily Broadside


Posted on 01/31/2021 5.00 AM

JCM 1/29/2021 9:15:54 PM

Posted by: JCM

buzzsawmonkey 1/31/2021 5:42:02 AM

Disney has announced that it will introduce a Washington, DC-themed area in its amusement parks.

It will be called ToBorrowLand.

PaladinPhil 1/31/2021 6:24:52 AM
Finally, after two weeks we have a wired connection to the internet again. Unfortunately it's still not 100%. 
Occasional Reader 1/31/2021 6:32:37 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 1:


But it will then promptly be shut down due to inadequate racial sensitivity.

Occasional Reader 1/31/2021 6:33:23 AM
And JCM, i’m going to have to ask you once again not to use breakfast photos taken from any of my properties without my permission like that.
buzzsawmonkey 1/31/2021 7:25:45 AM

Every city has its own signature dish, be it barbecue, hot wings, po' boy sandwiches, pizza, or tacos.

Washington DC's signature dish is a Pot o' Mac and [government] Cheese.

JCM 1/31/2021 9:57:17 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 4:

It was really hard to sneak these pics, your security be so vigilant!

Occasional Reader 1/31/2021 12:54:32 PM

Kamala Harris will fight against the scourge of “abandoned land mines“ in West Virginia:

Is someone going to Teller what a “land mine” is?

Kosh's Shadow 1/31/2021 1:12:07 PM

Finally completed the plumbing project.

Last week, our shower head started spraying water out the side where the adjustment knob is. The spray was heavy enough to get out of the shower curtain (since it is right at the end of the curtain), and wet the floor and soak the bathmat.

I turned it so the spray hit the wall instead, until I could replace it.

Like so many things in this house, the standard way of attaching shower heads changed since it was installed. New ones have a female fitting; this one had a male that screwed into the fitting from the wall, that looks like a bathtub spout.

So back to Home Depot to get a nipple. 

Took a couple of tries to get it in place; I had to clean the threads of the "spout" so it would seat well without leaking.

But it is done!

buzzsawmonkey 1/31/2021 2:02:29 PM
And now, a little Mildred Bailey.
lucius septimius 1/31/2021 2:19:45 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 9:

My grandmother was a big Mildred Bailey fan.

buzzsawmonkey 1/31/2021 2:26:35 PM

In #10 lucius septimius said: My grandmother was a big Mildred Bailey fan.

Who wouldn't be?  Here's a lesser-known side of hers:

The Weekend of a Private Secretary

lucius septimius 1/31/2021 2:43:11 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 11:

That was a new one for me -- never heard it before.

Of course for a time the main reason to go to Havana was to drink.

JCM 1/31/2021 3:32:19 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 7:

Confederate or Union land mines?

buzzsawmonkey 1/31/2021 3:32:29 PM

In #12 lucius septimius said: Of course for a time the main reason to go to Havana was to drink.

The Mildred Bailey song reminds me of both the Havana sequence in "Guys and Dolls" and the Alice Faye movie "Weekend in Havana."

Kosh's Shadow 1/31/2021 3:37:12 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 14:

Don't forget that famous Cuban Jewish song, Havana Gila

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