Sunday

"One for my Baby (and one more for the road)"

Johnny Mercer
Cover of Johnny Mercer
Harold Arlen
Cover of Harold Arlen
"One for my Baby (and one more for the road)"

It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place
Except you and me
So set 'em' up joe, I got a little story you autta know

We're drinking my friend, to the end
Of a brief episode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road

I know the routine, put another nickel
In the machine
I'm feelin so bad, I hope they make the music
dreamy and sad

I could tell you a lot, but it's not
In a gentleman's code
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road

You'd never know it, but buddy i'm a kind of poet
And i've got a lot of things i'd like to say
And if i'm gloomy, please listen to me
Till it's talked away

Well that's how it goes, and joe i know your gettin'
Anxious to close
Thanks for the cheer
I hope you didn't mind
My bending your ear

But this torch that i found, it's gotta be drowned
Or it's gonna explode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road

Writen by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen.

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Sunday

$1 Billion In Tax Dollars To Miseducate Our Children

Accountability
Accountability (Photo credit: Felix42 contra la censura)
$1 Billion In Tax Dollars To Miseducate Our Children:



 "While the proponents of school choice argue that public schools are not properly equipping children for success in the real world and need to be held accountable, they often reject accountability for private schools that use textbooks that not only are overtly sectarian, but pass off highly controversial assertions – or outright falsehoods – as indisputable fact. All too frequently, low-income children and people of color are used as pawns in this push for what amounts to little more than the right to use taxpayer dollars for right-wing indoctrination."





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Friday

There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School

There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School:



 "Here’s a list of fantastic books written in the 21st century. It’s a great example of how many wonderful books have been written in our recent past, and I think more of them should be taught in schools. Except for "Twilight." Burn the "Twilight" books."



Saturday

Homework in America - YouTube

Homework in America - YouTube:



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The Junkie Genius - James Parker - The Atlantic

The Junkie Genius - James Parker - The Atlantic:



 "How do you write a masterpiece? It’s inside you, you know it’s inside you: How do you get it out? Well, if you’re William S. Burroughs, malingering and malefacting through the mid-20th century, you follow a procedure that resembles something from the nonsense kitchen of the poet Edward Lear, one of his recipes for Gosky Patties or Crumbobblious Cutlets. "