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This week in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 in favor to “condemn” paranoid, communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” Because the resolution used the seemingly unenforceable term condemn rather than censure, McCarthy’s supporters on the Senate floor erupted into laughter. Within moments, … Continue reading

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it…”

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington, born this day in 1899

Lester & Charlie Present: Trump Theater Ep. 284

  “Donald and Ivana Exploit Their Divorce for Pizza Hut”     ***

Lester & Charlie Present: Trump Theater Ep. 523

Episode 534: The First 100 Days Explained in 16 Seconds

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This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

Trump? Wall? In the 1950s?

When will history learn that we repeat ourselves? Watch a clip of this 1950s television Western, where a man named Trump comes to town and promises to solve everyone’s problems by building a wall. Spoiler alert: Didn’t work that time, either. ***

Gimme Shelter: A Homeless Couple Better Adjusted Than You

GIMME SHELTER Though Kit’s body was removed promptly from Harlem’s Morningside Park after he hanged himself from a tree, no one bothered for about four years to take down the neon-orange rope he used to make the noose. Not many in the neighborhood noticed the rope over those years. Two did. They were a typical … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Lester & Charlie

“My left leg is Christmas. Come up and see me between the holidays.” ~Mae West  

Trump v. Leaky

“People frequently ask me why I devote so much time to seeking out facts about man’s past…the past shows clearly that we all have a common origin and that our differences in race, colour and creed are only superficial.” ~Anthropologist Louis S. B. Leakey, born this day in 1903 Now, who agrees? ***

The First Feminist in Film?

                “I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.” ~Mae West!         Happy Birthday to a true American original! More of our favorite quotes: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” “There are no good girls gone wrong – … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Julia Child August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004 Some of our other favorite quotes: “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” *** “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re … Continue reading

One Voice

This week in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 in favor to “condemn” paranoid, communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” Because the resolution used the seemingly unenforceable term condemn rather than censure, McCarthy’s supporters on the Senate floor erupted into laughter. Within moments, … Continue reading

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