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This Week in Boomer History: LBJ Won’t Run … Beatles on Top … MLK Killed

Posted on 03/30/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience. RCA Victor introduces the world’s first 45 rpm record on March 31, 1949. Country music star Eddy Arnold’s “Texarkana Baby” is on the A side; his “Bouquet of Roses” is on the flip side. The 45 soon becomes the medium of choice for listening to and sharing music among teens. On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson tells the nation he won’t run for reelection. (“I shall not seek, and I will not accept …

The Jar Jar Binks Murder Mystery

Posted on 06/22/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIf I didn’t know better, I would have sworn Sideshow Mel was trying to escape. For years, he’s stood there on my office book shelf, next to his cannon, stoically guarding the way to my desk. It’s a distinguished position for Mel, who as every Simpsons fan knows, has for the better part of two decades served as the loyal, silent sidekick to Krusty the Clown.