Indigo Insights

Monday, October 20, 2003
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The latest Urban Legends update has set the record straight on the Quran and the eagle. Apparently, I missed it on the first go-around. Sorry about that September 29 post. See here for the snopes version.


You may not agree with a lot of the political leanings on Left Is Right , but I have to give it to him that he has the most unique mascot I've seen on the Blogosphere. Read about Mike the Headless Chicken here and listen to his theme song, if you have time. (I can't help but wonder if Headless Chickens gravitate to the Left, or if the Left searches them out. Probably another hoax, but those pics are really convincing.)


Here's a good place to visit for political diversity -- in case you're interested in an opinion other than your own.
"WatchBlog is a multiple-editor weblog broken up into three major political affiliations, each with its own blog: the Democrats, the Republicans and the Third Party (covering everything outside the two major parties). Let's face it, politics are confusing. Sometimes it's difficult to know who to believe, who to listen to and who to support. We're here to help. Posting on a regular basis are editors representing each major party. Stay informed."

(Under age 40? You might not understand)

You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go;
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."

Depending on the channel you tuned,
You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June;
It felt so good. It felt so right,
Life looked better in black and white.

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys;
Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,
Superman, Jimmy and Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,
Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too;
Donna Reed on Thursday night! --
Life looked better in black and white.

I wanna go back to black and white,
Everything always turned out right;
Simple people, simple lives...
Good guys always won the fights.

Now nothing is the way it seems,
In living color on the TV screen;
Too many murders, too many fights,
I wanna go back to black and white.

In God they trusted; alone in bed they slept,
A promise made was a promise kept;
They never cussed or broke their vows,
They'd never make the network now.

But if I could, I'd rather be,
In a TV town in '53;
It felt so good. It felt so right,
Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,
If I could just turn back the clock tonight;
To when everybody knew wrong from right,
Life was better in black and white.

In the mail box from Christina, Swansboro, NC

[Indigo: I remember it well. But I don't remember "black" in 1953. The first prime time tv show to feature a black actor was "I Spy" with Bill Cosby in 1965. Now, THAT was Shock and Awe!! heh]