Politics & Pop Culture from a homocon.
Morning Shot: April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012
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- Birthday Shots
Today’s birthday shot is a double pour. That’s because today is the birthday of two awesome bartenders who not only share the same day, but also share the same bar — Joey Phalin and Jayson Smith. So if you’re at JRs this week, tell them happy birthday!I would be remiss if I didn’t give a birthday shot to one of my favorite Aggies, Dennis Black. Yes, I know a few Aggies. I’m only friends with the smart ones, so that narrows the field down considerably. I hope Scott has something special planned for you.
- Bye Bye XP
You’ve probably heard by now, but Microsoft has kicked off what it calls a “two-year countdown” to the death of Windows XP and the Office 2003 productivity suite. Neither will be supported as of April 8, 2014. According to ComputerWorld.com, “XP will have become Microsoft’s longest-lived operating system. The company will have maintained the software for 12 years and five months — or about two and a half years longer than it usually supports an OS.”
- Equality Democrats?
We’ll see! According to The Advocate, there’s a recent push to have the Democratic platform officially embrace marriage equality. If this happens, I will say bravo. It’s something I would love to see done in my Republican Party, but these things take time.
- Song of the Day: “This Masquerade,” by George Benson
“This Masquerade” is a song written by Leon Russell. It originally appeared on his 1972 Carney album. Over the years, it has been recorded by many other artists, including Helen Reddy (1972), The Carpenters (1973), and Shirley Bassey (1982). But it was jazz guitarist/vocalist George Benson who had the biggest hit with the song, making it a Top Ten hit on his 1976 signature album Breezin’. Benson went on to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year with his version of the song.