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Today is Document Freedom Day!

"Open Standards lie at the heart of the Internet and much of what has emerged to function on this global and growing platform. The essence of open standards is interoperability. Adoption of open standards leads to the interworking of competitive products. By any metric, open standards lower barriers to entry into existing markets and increase consumer choice." --Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Ref: DocumentFreedom.org, OpenOffice.org
 
Baseball note.

The Cactus League here in Phoenix is playing the last few games of spring training before their MLB opening day (April 4).

Take me out to the ball game...
 
"A Wedding Story."

Mad tv - featuring Stephnie Weir & inflatable wind dancer - episode S08E04 - original airdate 2002Nov2. Still sidesplittingly funny, after all these years:

 
John Barleycorn Must Die.

Traffic: John Barleycorn Must DieJohn Barleycorn
Traditional English folksong, arranged by Steve Winwood
Performed by Traffic
Full song (after 1st click, it's only a :30 sample), wiki 1, wiki 2

There were three men came out of the West,
Their fortunes for to try.
And these three men made a solemn vow:
John Barleycorn must die.

They've plowed, they've sown, they've harrowed him in,
Threw clods upon his head.
And these three men made a solemn vow:
John Barleycorn was dead.

They've let him lie for a very long time,
'Til the rains from heav'n did fall.
And little Sir John sprung up his head,
And so amazed them all.

They've let him stand 'til Midsummer's Day,
'Til he looked both pale and wan.
And little Sir John's grown a long, long beard,
And so become a man.

They've hired men with the scythes so sharp,
To cut him off at the knee.
They've rolled him and tied him by the waist,
Serving him most barb'rously.

They've hired men with the sharp pitchforks,
Who pricked him to the heart.
And the Loader, he has served him worse than that,
For he's bound him to the cart.

They've wheeled him around and around the field,
'Til they came unto a barn,
And there they've made a solemn oath
On poor John Barleycorn.

They've hired men with the crabtree sticks
To cut him skin from bone,
And the Miller, he has served him worse than that,
For he's ground him between two stones.

And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
And he's brandy in the glass.
And little Sir John and the nut-brown bowl,
Proved the strongest man at last.

The Huntsman, he can't hunt the fox,
Nor so loudly to blow his horn,
And the Tinker, he can't mend kettle nor pot,
Without a little Barleycorn.
 
You are the reason I've been waiting all these years.

Blind FaithCan't Find My Way Home
Written by: Steve Winwood
Performed by: Blind Faith
Full song (after 1st click, it's only a :30 sample), cover controversy

Come down off your throne and leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting so long
Somebody holds the key

Well, I'm near the end, and just ain't got the time
And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home

Come down on your own and leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting all these years
Somebody holds the key
 
The percent that you're paying is too high-priced...

Traffic: The low spark of high heeled boysThe low spark of high heeled boys
Written by: Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood
Performed by: Traffic

Full song (after 1st click, it's only a :30 sample), video 1, video 2, wiki 1, wiki 2

If you see something that looks like a star
And it's shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can't escape from the sound
Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that you're hearing is only the sound
Of the low spark of high heeled boys

[REFRAIN] The percent that you're paying is too high-priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead
By a gun that didn't make any noise
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest
'Twas the low spark of high heeled boys

If you had just a minute to breathe
And they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance?
Or something similar as this?
Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
As sure as your sorrows are joys
And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound
Of the low spark of high heeled boys

[REFRAIN]

If I gave you everything that I owned
And asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride
And strip me of everything, including my pride?
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
Of the low spark of high heeled boys

Heel, boys
 
Boobs.

BoobsBorn in Brooklyn NY, Ruth Wallis (January 5, 1920 - December 22, 2007) began her career singing jazz and cabaret standards, but gained fame in the 1940s and 1950s for her risqué, satirical songs, full of double entendre that she wrote herself. For example:

Boobs
Full song (after 1st click, it's only a :30 sample), album, streaming, musical

You've gotta have boobs
If you want to impress tycoons and rubes
You need boobs to fill out a sweater
You need two, but three might be better
(That's one in the back for dancing)
Doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doo

You've gotta be stacked
Hey, you gotta be grouped
Individually packed
For with boobs, you can start a romance off
Make a man stand right up and take his hat off
(I know it doesn't rhyme, ducky, but it does keep me legitimate)

To make a bull for the earth and mother
Even a cow has to show her udders
You've gotta have boobs
B-O-O-B-S

Some push 'em up
Some stick 'em out
And some keep 'em flappin' in the breeze
Some tie them down because if they don't
They would hang down to their knees
Just you tease

You've gotta have boobies
If you want men to offer diamonds and rubies
Why, even a tennis player would knock his balls out
(Over the net)
For a chick who fills each cup until it falls out

Big, small or medium, or oversized
They've all got that flavor and it's homogenized
You've gotta have boobs
B-O-O-B-S

Now, some have enough
And some have too much
And some, like me, could stand a whole lot more
Some are like watermelons
And some are like grapes
And some are like knobs upon the door
What's your score?

You've gotta be filled
Two fried eggs will never grab him like grapefruits will
(And they're both breakfast foods)
But listen girls, don't try to fool your lover
Remember, he can go to Goodyear if he wants rubber

Some men are leg men and some are behind men
But if he's a boobs man, even a blind man'll find 'em
You've gotta have boobs
B-O-O-B-S

You think it's easy to write songs like this?
Lots of research

Just think if all us girls had boobies with fluoridation
We could take the cavities out of the whole damn nation
A nibble a day keeps the dentist away
Alter Kockers like big knockers
(This goes over great in Israel)

You've gotta have boobs
Oh, be kind to your flat-chested friend
Tomorrow she may be bigger than you are
You start out with A-cup and wind up with E-cup
Silicone's a girl's best friend.
 
Prelinger Archives... were founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, they grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remain in existence, holding approximately 4,000 titles on videotape and a smaller collection of film materials acquired subsequent to the Library of Congress transaction. Their goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere.

A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906). San Francisco's main thoroughfare, as seen from the front window of a moving Market Street cable car, just days before the downtown area was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. [w/music]

Duck and Cover (1951). Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.

Vintage stag films (warning - nudity): Brunette, Blonde.
 
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