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My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 3h ago

‘Jingle all the way’ and making racism totally meaningless

We learned that another one of our traditions is racist.  According to a professor, “Jingl...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 12M ago

Happy # 79 to Leo "Chico" Cardenas

Leonardo Lazaro (Alfonso) Cardenas was born in Matanzas on this day in 1938.   He made it to the majors in 1960 where he got the nickname of “Chico”.   He was also quickly known as “Mr. Auto...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 7h ago

1947: "Christmas Eve", a fun movie

Last year, I caught a bit of "Christmas movie" from 1947.   It is a delightful movie but it takes a bit to get the story straight.   This is the story from TCM:   In the New York mansion of "Aunt Matilda" Reid, an eccentric octagenerian philanthropis...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 8h ago

1951: The best "The Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim

We will watch several versions of "The Christmas Carol" over the holidays.   My favorite is the 1951 movie with Alastair Sim as "Scrooge".   In fact, it's hard for me to watch another versio...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 9h ago

1843: "A Christmas Carol" is published

It is one of my favorite Christmas stories.   My guess is that most of us read it at some ...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1d ago

Saturday's video: The GOP has a tax plan....

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My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1d ago

Down in Honduras

They are still embroiled in an electoral mess down in Honduras. It promises to go on for a bit longer, according to news reports:     The question is whether the United States is willing to ...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1d ago

My guess is that "birthday boy Beethoven" would love Chuck Berry as much as we do!

We salute Ludwig Van Beethoven born in Vienna on this day in 1770.   What would Beethoven think of Chuck Berry?   My guess is that he'd love him as much as we do: "Roll Over Beethoven"Well g...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1d ago

Watching “Holiday Affair”.

Watching “Holiday Affair”....this is the story: “A young widow is romanced by a sales clerk whom she inadvertently got fired”..........these post-War romantic movies were great.....and Jane...
My view by Silvio Canto, Jr. · 1d ago

The Drifters: White Christmas

One of the best versions of "White Christmas".........WHITE CHRISTMAS    "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where those treetops glisten and children listen...