Gail Wynters (vocals), Chuck Marohnic (piano), Tim Whalen (sax), Chris Fitzgerald (bass), and Jason (drums) perform at my 2007 annual jazz event. … Read more
Not only does Mama salute Emily Post, but she “goes her one better.”
There’s social etiquette and then there’s Mama’n’em’s etiquette. None of these rules are written down. Southerners just absorb them through cornbread and the liquid sugarcane we call sweet tea.… Read more
Beijing’s Special Forces are legit.
Key point: Special Forces let a small number of soldiers punch above their weight.
Some special force units get all the attention. America’s Delta Force, Russia’s Spetnatz and Britain’s SAS have glamorous reputations.… Read more
But is it worth the cost?
Key point: It could be useful, but a true stealth jet will always be superior.
A recent article concerning Boeing’s pitch to the U.S. Air Force of a cheap, modestly upgraded F-15X fighter elicited lamentations from some commenters that the Air Force was not enticed by a more ambitious proposal for the F-15SE Silent Eagle—an F-15 with a reduced radar cross section.… Read more
Quentin Tarantino reportedly refused to recut the film to appease the nation’s censors.
After reports emerged that Quentin Tarantino’s controversial portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon Upon a Time in Hollywood threatened the film’s Chinese release, a source told Variety that, “as long as Quentin can make some cuts” the movie would “be released as planned.”… Read more
Did Germany have a center of gravity?
Key point: World War II’s biggest bombing mission.
He was widely regarded as America’s best pilot, he was already a recipient of the Medal of Honor, he was commander of the Eighth Air Force caught up in 1,000-plane bombing missions deep into the Third Reich, and he was mad as hell.… Read more