Open thread June 3, 2011 Dan Crawford | June 3, 2011 10:33 pm Tags: open thread Comments (21) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
I’m curious why spencer will not engage me in an open argument (explanation). At least Robert Waldmann will do me the honor of attempting to kick me in the ass. Spencer ignores me as though I am a ghost. I wonder why?
James Arness, aka Mat Dillion, died today.
I have reached the age where the obituaries are a commanding part of my daily routine. Ugh.
Trivia I learned today, Arness was severely wounded in WWII (Anzio) and it was very painful for him to get on and off the horse.
And I was an adult before I understood Miss Kitty’s main profession. :))
Perhaps I’m a little older than you. I have been reading the obituaries each morning regularily for about a decade. I find it quite reasuring not to find my name there.
Have you seen the stars tonight?
I am too old to have youtube, but I do look at the stars. the real ones that have always been there.
Of course you won’t find my name in the obits either. Maybe in a hundred million years they’ll find our bones in a tar pit… no, that won’t happen either, the tar pit and the bones will have been sucked dry in our descendants eternal search for energy.
cause they were too dumb to go fishing.
guess i am a little sad about that though i never knew the man. Miss Kitty owned the Longbranch. Or do you mean she was really an actress?
“Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling, come on! We already raised the debt ceiling under President Bush. That is so 2002! And 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and twice in 2008.” -Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report.
What am I ignoring? I was not aware that you had something I was expected to reply to.
I’m sorry to hear about James Arness. His brother Peter Graves died last year, I recall. Jeez, make some of us feel old much?
However, just to set the record straight about Miss Kitty, she was an innkeeper, ya know, thus the honorific title “Miss”. My mama always said that Miss Kitty was very hardworking and couldn’t have had an easy time of it, what with all them big dirty men cluttering up her saloon all the time. In sum, t’weren’t easy, honey. Uh huh. NancyO
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I just posted this in the comments thread for your Unemployment Situation post, Spencer:
Question for Spencer:
A few days ago I read guest writer Mark Provost’s article, “Why the Rich Love High Unemployment,” from back on May 25, and some of the comments posted to it. In your exchange with run75441 in the comments thread, you criticized him for not treating as a labor cost to a purchasing manufacturer the cost of labor to the company that manufactured the components that purchasing company buys to use in manufacturing its own parts.
But run was talking about labor costs in the aggregate. And it seems to me that you’re double-counting the first company’s cost of labor. Yes, the cost of the first company’s labor is factored into the cost to the second company of buying the component part. But why do you consider the cost of labor to the first company and that same labor cost to the second company—that is, the cost of labor to the first company—when discussing aggregate labor costs in the economy?
A bit of trivia from my bottomless trivia well. James Arness was the Thing in the movie The Thing. That was his big break through part. Though I think Gunsmoke was his first and last starring role.
Hey Dan, this is strange. I made the first comment (8:13:15 AM) this morning on the lap top I’m now using. I went to work, looked on my desk top there and found no trace of the AM comment. I then posted the above comment,4:32:30PM thinking that I must have dreamed the first comment. I get home and check the lap top after dinner and what should appear, but that same AM comment. What’s up? Now you see it, now you don’t. Or vise versa. as in this case.
Miss Kitty [Amanda Blake] in 1950, 5 yrs before Gunsmoke began [1955-74]:
Matt Dillon [James Arness], not sure which yr but Gunsmoke episode –
She was really a madam – ever wonder what happened on the second floor.?
Legand has it that “How the West Was Won” was a big hit and Europe and Arness became a bit of a cult figure there. Like David Hasselhoff.
Anybody heard from Bruce Webb lately? Or I am derelict in my reading?
Please respond to my comment in your last post.
i hope i am not giving away any secrets. Bruce has not been well. and has taken a kind of holiday from posting.
Beverly, I’m not refering it as to cost of the second company, I’m refering it to as the cost to the entire economy.
Mark, I still do not see a comment by you at my last post.