Archive for December, 2014

Happy New Year’s Eve!

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December 31st, 2014 Posted 7:34 am

Great Frank Loesser song, here performed by the Orioles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXR2obqi45g

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Year of the Goat

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December 30th, 2014 Posted 7:24 am

“What’s the next Chinese New Year?” says Admin.

“Year of the Goat,” Spence says.

“Are there any goat scenes in the Chet and Bernie mysteries so far?”

“Hmm. Goats might have been mentioned.”

“So we’d have to do some research, meaning it will remain a mystery. When’s the next year of the Dog?”

“2018.”

“But around here every year is the year of the Dog.”

“Why not?”

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GoPro, Home Alone

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December 29th, 2014 Posted 7:37 am

Man puts GoPro on dog, leaves for the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_J-XwrYSzw

And PAW AND ORDER made this best-of list!

http://kingsriverlife.com/12/27/best-books-of-2014/ 

 

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Chetspeak on Sunday

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December 28th, 2014 Posted 9:06 am

“Nothing,” Bernie said. “What’s the name of the houseboat?”

“Little Jazz.”

Bernie put his hands on the desk, leaned back. “Little Jazz?”

“That’s what I said.”

“Named after Roy Eldridge?”

Vannah shrugged. “Never heard of him, but the Boutettes know a ton of people down in bayou country, so anything’s possible.”

Was I following this right? Vannah didn’t know Roy Eldridge? His trumpet did things to my ears, the best kind of things, especially when he played on If You Were Mine with Billie Holiday, which we blast in the Porsche just about every single day.

“Tell you what,” Bernie said. “We’ll take the case.”

Because Vannah didn’t know Roy Eldridge? Bernie was full of surprises, just one of the lovable things about him.

– from THE SOUND AND THE FURRY.

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