Category Archives: History

History at all levels, not just not my past or nostalgic musings.

Italian #54: Chelsea Peretti

I will conclude the string of comedians with Chelsea. I saw her at the first Moontower through a showcase hosted by Dana Gould and I really liked her material. She’s probably the most recognizable I’ve covered this year through her run … Continue reading

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1996: Fox News begins and never stops lying

Twenty-five years ago, Murdoch and his minions felt the other corporate-owned networks were too far to the Left and/or Liberal. Mainly in how Clinton was skating toward a second term against Dole. Obvioulsy this meant there was a “media bias,” … Continue reading

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Italian #53: Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero has been quite busy these days. For several years she co-starred in a parody of all those Victorian shows everybody goes ape shit for, Downton Abbey…blech! Could the Anglophilia be any grosser? Hers was called Another Period and co-starred … Continue reading

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Italian #52: Joe DeRosa

Joe DeRosa is a hilarious comedian who you may recognize as the veterinarian Dr. Caldera from Better Call Saul; he sells Mike Ehrmantraut animal medications which work on people. Given how Mike is a scary ex-cop who does criminal things (aka Gus … Continue reading

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Rosati’s Pizza!

Just got back from this place. I should’ve taken a picture with my own darned iPhone but it was a rather exhausting afternoon recording Gifts of the Maggi #3 with Kathy and my guest Holly (she found the place). We had a … Continue reading

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Italian #51: Blair Socci

Mucca sacra! I have really let my Italian-Heritage column/tradition go to shit. I haven’t really written about anyone worth a damn in four years. Damn. The divorce and all set me back in 2019, the pandemic for 2020 to some … Continue reading

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Hooray! October 2021 and its three key celebrations

At last, in Central Texas, the Summer weather is slowly ending and in the next decade thanks to Climate change, we can push it back to Thanksgiving! But let’s rejoice over the good things October brings! As this month’s banner … Continue reading

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Remember, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day 2021

Yesterday, whenever I got thee chance to talk to thar “little” people, I let ’em know ’bout the annual holiday. I also knew to just tell them the safe joke I knows. When they’re older, then they can knew the … Continue reading

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Never forget…Rand Paul is a dildo

As was expected, the toupée-wearing, Libertarian, ivermectin-promoting, Covid spreading, shitbag joined in on the superficial patriotism, jingoism, etc…about we should never forget the people who died to strengthen an illegitimate POTUS. One thing I will never forget is how often he has … Continue reading

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Dell tells us how small he is while showing his ignorance

You can always expect a billionaire, college dropout to demonstrate his ignorance when it comes to History, Economics, Fiscal Policy and anything involving government. Being a Sociopath who fucked everyone over to get to their wealth was their priority since … Continue reading

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1981: Austin Chronicle starts

When I first moved to Austin, I definitely got hooked on the Austin Chronicle and even said, if they had more comics with TV listings, you don’t need to buy the pro-Cancer (aka “Growth”) rag know as the Austin American-Statesman, a sad … Continue reading

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President Grant said it best in 1875

President Grant is a tragic figure. Thanks to NeoConfederate lies and their success at rewriting History, “The Lost Cause” bullshit, they also got millions, including me, to believe he was a drunk in office. Nothing could be further from the … Continue reading

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1982-83: MTV helped me diversify my musical tastes

The finale for my trilogy covering MTV’s 40th birthday is really a love letter to how the budding network rescued my musical tastes while KLOL educated me on the past and Rock’s modern foundation. I wish I could say that … Continue reading

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1982: MTV invades the Maggi Household in Houston

Until we moved to Houston at Summer’s End in 1982, MTV was just something I knew about through commercials. Often they were these rapid-fire, brightly colored affairs with various rock stars saying “I want my MTV!” and instructions to call … Continue reading

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One hundred days of learning Italian!!

Italian is what I’m primarily learning. I’m also picking up bits and pieces of Spanish while also refreshing my French. Why though? It all started with my friend Jeremy who lives in the Netherlands. Thanks to Amerika finally shedding its … Continue reading

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