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Extra Credit

Posted by on December 29, 2012

perfect woman 1912

“She loved beefsteaks”

The fact that the “ideal of female physical perfection” of 1912 was 171 pounds brings a whole new meaning to the common phrase “figures adjusted for inflation”. However you look at it, or her, she sounds like a fun girl.

Who is Frank Nelson?

You may not recognize the name, but if you are older than forty, you remember his trademark catchphrase. He worked constantly in radio and TV, with frequent guest spots on the Jack Benny Show, I Love Lucy and Sanford & Son, as well as many voiceover roles in cartoons. The guy was total Old School funny, having a long career and consistently delivering the yucks. Here’s the late Mr. Nelson with his classic “EEEEEEE-Yessssss”

 

 

Spielberg’s Lincoln is up there with E.T. …in accuracy

Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
Those who DO learn are condemned to repeat the truth to others and not be heard as much as they deserve.
Thomas DiLorenzo is that man.

Hollywood has played fast and loose with history before. It does it again with Lincoln. DiLorenzo tears down the lies and shares the truth in his books The Real Lincoln and Lincoln Unmasked (both unreservedly recommended for solid Old School history reading). He shares his thoughts on the current Lincoln pic in the speech below. It’s an entertaining and eye-opening 15 minutes. The stories about Doris Kearns Goodwin and LBJ are cringe worthy funny.

 

Keep it Old School, My Friend

The Old Man

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