Daily Archives: December 28, 2010
The awards and the ceremony happened in early December but it aired tonight. It was one of the better ones with two black folks being honored and their stories went first: Oprah and Bill T Jones. You know Oprah’s story but Bill Jones teamed up with his gay partner to form a company. Nothing seems to shock anymore so a gay black man and gay Jewish man together in NYC in the early whenever is just no biggie then or anymore.
The other honoree also had his man with him: Herman somebody who wrote a bunch of broadway plays such as Hello Silly I mean Dolly. Then there was last but not least Paul McCartney who had his life told and many of his solo songs sung. Catch it if you can. It was opened and ended with Caroline in a black gown she looks more like Jackie every year really with Jack’s red hair. I guess we will see her again next year.
None of the honorees are youngsters you don’t get to be one unless you are pretty old. But the thing is I think the past honorees get a ticket for life once they have been honored.
Yup Jack was the consummate entertainer and love the limelight and those who shone in it as well.
Five young men from little Haiti died of carbon monoxide poisoning after leaving an unreliable car running in a closed garage. They did not want to get stuck with a car that would not restart so they left it running.
I think it only takes a few minutes for five people in a closed space to go unconscious from the CO that replaces oxygen in the blood. The next thing is that within a few more minutes they sleep and don’t wake up.
I blame it on bad science teachers or kids who did not pay attention in school. We need 79% nitrogen and only 16% oxygen but that is an important mixture that must not be violated. The air we breathe is not called oxygen it is called air because it is a mixture of gases and carbon dioxide is only a small percentage of that mix. CO is a 1:1 ratio of carbon and oxygen. It is odorless and lethal.