Video: Some thoughts from your host

I really have not done one of these in a good while. I thought I would share it with you. Please. excuse the unpolished look of this video. I do not own any video editing software and this slow laptop does not have enough memory to do alot of video editing; I know, I tried that and it locked the machine up. :roll:

Anyhow, here’s the video:

The Tuesday Music Express – Special Memorial Edition – Presents: Woody Guthrie

No Christmas tree was ever again allowed in Mary Krainatz’s Upper Peninsula home.

The sight of a decorated fir tree, resplendent with colorful ornaments, yuletide cheers and the gaiety of children, reminded her of a Christmas Eve she longed to forget.

Seventy-three people, the majority of them children younger than 10, died in a stampede after someone supposedly yelled “fire” during a holiday get-together for striking miners in Calumet on Dec. 24, 1913. Krainatz’s 11-year-old daughter, also named, Mary, was among those killed when people rushed for the staircase down to the first floor.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, a time of remembrance in a small Copper Country community where no survivors remain to share their firsthand accounts.

A ceremony, including a reading of the names of the deceased, will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the site of where the Italian Hall once stood at Seventh and Elm. Now, a park is punctuated by the sandstone block archway that once served as the building’s entrance. A white, silk lily for each victim pays silent testament in Calumet’s Village Hall.

The pre-holiday horror was immortalized in the Woody Guthrie song “1913 Massacre,” a 2001 opera, a book by Birmingham lawyer Steve Lehto and the documentary “Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913” that debuted on PBS earlier this month. — Source

This posting is dedicated to the 73 people who lost their lives on December 24, 1913 in Calumet, Michigan. May they rest in peace.

May this be a reminder to all my Conservative and Tea Party friends that dishonest, crony capitalism hurts people; this being a perfect example.

Video: Megadeth does…. a Christmas Album?!?

This is pee in the pants funny! I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this.

The Video:

The story:

On Monday night’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Megadeth appeared in a sketch promoting their upcoming Christmas album, Thrashing Through the Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas.

Don’t worry, last-minute shoppers — it’s not a real album!

Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick & Co. were joined by Jenny Lewis, who accompanies the band on a metal version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” But we think you’ll enjoy all the holiday classics on the (again: fake) album.

via Video: Megadeth Promote Fake Holiday Album, ‘Thrashing Through the Snow: A Very Megadeth Christmas,’ on ‘Kimmel’ | Guitar World.

I have to say that seeing Dave Mustaine… in a sweater is too funny. :D Anyone who knows anything remotely about Mustaine and Megadeth knows why.