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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Gotta Hand it to Hancock! Video Addendum to last post

16 comments:

  1. If only more white dudes would ask for directions. And listen to the answers.
    I am very, very tired of being asked to respect and preserve (and even celebrate???) such one sided histories. And such one gendered histories as well.

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    1. It's relentless. I'm fed up with the white man's ego - he can't tolerate a different opinion without having a raging tantrum. Just a quick look into some basics facts, the "history" we learned is pure bologna.

      Thank you for commiserating, EC.

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  2. Hi again, dear Robyn!

    I loved your sit-down/stand-up routine for the 4th, dearie. I did a spit-take with my Starbucks when you mentioned the Viking Leif Garrett. Did you know that he was "made for dancin'"? I learned more amazing fax from this piece. You informed me that John Hancock's has been preserved in a museum in D.C. I wonder if it's at the Smithsonian in the same jar of alcohol with John Dillinger’s. I heard that the astronauts could see Johnny D's from the lunar surface. I was already lamenting the fact that "white men can't jump," and now I have come to the grim realization that we don't measure up in this department either. Woe is me! :)

    Thanks again for your spicy monologue laced with truth, dear friend Robyn!

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you, Shady, my dear. I might have misspoken in that Hamilton's might be in Boston, not DC. Or maybe it's THAT big, it's been divided, like they do for the Jewish ones, you know? In that case, I hope John Dillinger's jar of alcohol is kosher. That seems only right. Oh sweetie, you could've asked me if white men measure up. Then you'd at least have been prepared for this. Sorry.
      Love to you, my friend.

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  3. I snickered through this. Gotta hand it to the Hancock...
    history. Power and money. Oh Robin - you are the best!

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    1. Oh, Joanne, you're such a loyal, spirited friend and fan. Thank you.

      Yeah, re the power-money thing, as I heard at a recent rally, the golden rule is that those who have gold make the rules. Sadly true.

      But do enjoy your weekend and Hamilton.
      Hugs.

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    1. Haha. I looked him up after I recorded this, Debra. He didn't age well. But he looks more like a Viking now than when he was a teen heart-throb. Leif Erickson is rolling in his grave. Then again, he's been doing that since Columbus took all the credit. Oy, these white men.
      Thanks for visiting, while on your break too.
      =)

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  5. I always thought it was bigger than that.

    I always think of the Eddie Izzard routine where the British claim India and the Indians say "You can't claim India, we live here!"

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    1. Hi, Diane, I think it's closer to 9,000 miles, but I might be wrong. I'm wrong on the daily. Oh, you mean, Hancock's? Haha. Yeah, I might've unfairly shaved off an inch for dramatic effect. Thank you for redeeming the Cock. I shall look for Eddie Izzard's routine. Sounds hilarious. Thanks for that reference.

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  6. What's really bad is Columbus thought he had reached India and even called the natives Indians, thus confusing generations since.

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    1. Oh, Alex, THANK YOU. I never knew that and it makes sense as to why I still get confused. I thought it was politically correct to call Indigenous People Native American Indians. I never knew where the term came from, but you've helped me connect the dots. Geeze, the things you learn when you're...past 5-0.

      I mean, he was more than a little off the mark! And he didn't find the spices he sought. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, that Columbus.

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  7. I just learned that the residents of the capital of Ohio, Columbus, are considering changing its name to Flavor. I mean, I get not wanting to idolize Chris, but Flavor?

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    1. Oh my, who in the world chose that name? Why? I'm in full agreement with you, Sherry. That's just bizarre! Ha.

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  8. Haha! Thanks for the smiles and the unique perspective on our history, Robyn. Hope you had a nice 4th of July holiday.

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