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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Annette: October 22, 1942 - April 8, 2013

I pick up a USA Today and sit down to eat my breakfast burrito at the casino cafe and what do I see? Annette Funicello has died. Annette was a Mouseketeer and the heartthrob of so many pre-adolescent, and adolescent boys in the 50's. 

She sang adequately and wasn't a very good actress but you can bet she was a major draw at the box office when I was in my teens. Those Beach Party movies weren't great cinema but they certainly made money for Disney. I and many of my friends willingly put up our purloined money to watch the eye candy (of which Annette definitely was a part). We could easily ignore the silly plots in order to view the bikini-clad babes.

Like most of the Disney child stars of those years, she had a pristine reputation.

Good-bye, Annette, you had no idea how many of my dreams you starred in.

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