Monday, July 28, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy …” (Rudy Vallée’s Birthday Edition)

Today is the 113th birthday of the original teen pop idol, Rudy Vallée, who introduced the "crooner" style of singing (that is, not loud enough to hear without a microphone or megaphone) to the world, and to the recording industry. This is a scene from the 1929 film “Glorifying The American Girl” wherein he sings “I'm Just A Vagabond Lover.”

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

The State of California plans to have four governors in four days. Maybe it's a trial run for the prospect of splitting the state into five states, an issue on the ballot in two years. (Yeah, good luck with that one.) [AP]

Elsewhere in California is a couple who are in a no-win situation. They should just pay the City of Glendora the five hundred bucks up front and get it over with. [Newser]

Speaking of raising the dead, have you ever missed the websites of days gone by? Yes, the internet's been around just long enough for us to reminisce. Here are seven reasons that come to mind. [Gizmodo]

It seems that yet another town out West is for sale, this time in Wyoming. It has a bar, a general store, a restaurant, even a post office -- and maybe a few disadvantages. [Gilette News Record]

Finally, if yours truly were in Ohio at just the right time, he would actually stop by for this. There's no shame in being who you really are, even if it is … well, you know. [WBNS-TV]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.
 

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