Wednesday Reads: RIP Norman Lloyd

Norman Lloyd, an amazing actor and a true last connection with the Golden Age of Hollywood…passed away in his sleep, he was 106 years old.

Ending with this song and dance…

12 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: RIP Norman Lloyd”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Good morning…

    Things will never change:

    “ Companies that temporarily stopped political donations after the January Capitol siege are being urged to restart contributions by a trade association that advises firms’ political action committees (PACs), according to a report by Popular Information’s Judd Legum.

    The National Association of Business PACs (NABPAC) has encouraged its members to “move beyond” the siege by restarting donations, the publication reported, citing internal documents. The group’s membership includes more than 250 corporate PACs, and its board features representatives from Microsoft, Koch Industries, Kraft Heinz, and Cigna. ”

    • Minkoff Minx says:


      “ All Republican lawmakers except for one left the House chamber as GOP Rep. Liz Cheney blasted former President Donald Trump and Republicans who refuse to condemn him.

      In a speech to Congress on Tuesday, Cheney criticized those in her party who have not censured Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen and his ongoing “crusade to undermine our democracy.”

      CNN reporter Annie Grayer tweeted: “Ken Buck is the only lawmaker watching Liz Cheney speak on the House floor. The rest cleared out.”

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    One more link:

    This was a long and interesting read.

    I never could get into Roth, from a literary standpoint…but I have read many of Arendt work. (Not that I remember it from back in college.) anyway…

  3. dakinikat says:

    Am I the only one who thinks turning Liz Cheney should not be considered a hero simply for truth telling?

    • quixote says:

      It’s not her politics that are the point here. It’s that despite those politics, she has some grasp of reality. And it’s also how much it points up the cult behavior of Repubs.

      Her reaction is what you’d expect from actual politicians. Instead, the rest of them proved they’re sunk in a cult.

      She’ll be noted in the history books for making that clear, no matter her politics. Truth telling is heroic when it’s in the teeth of your whole peer group.

    • NW Luna says:

      I admire her guts and honesty for speaking reality and sticking to it, even though I can’t admire her stands on most other issues.

  4. quixote says:

    Some anti-vaxxers believe a conspiracy that the vaccinated will “shed” harmful proteins onto the unvaccinated

    This conspiracy is leading some anti-vaxxers to protect themselves from the vaccinated by *wearing a mask and social distancing*

    Zomg. I just about rolled off my chair, laughing. I never would have thought of that way of getting them to act responsible. Bit late, of course. Still, it may slow down transmission among them and help us inch toward herd immunity.

  5. quixote says:

    Great post with all the info about Lloyd. (Keep it on the down low, but I’d never heard of him before. :redface: )

    The article about the interstellar cosmic hum was wonderful!

    • NW Luna says:

      Agree; that was fascinating. Also someone who never heard of Normal Lloyd that I recall as I’m not a film buff. I do like the classic B&W photography.

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