Friday, July 1, 2011

Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby

Here are two great renditions of the classic song. Both came out in 1944 and are decidedly different. I love 'em both!

Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
(Jordan co-wrote the song and had the first hit record with it.)

Does Anyone Tell The Truth In Court Anymore?

First we have this incredibly stupid circus of Casey Anthony and family where it seems painfully obvious that she's lying, her father is lying, and her father's mistress is lying.

Then we have the case of Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn being accused of raping a hotel maid, and it's now come out that there's a lot of evidence that she made the whole thing up to try and sue him for money. However, it couldn't have happened to a bigger louse. This guy's gotten away with worse things than rape over the years. It's kind of fitting though that an immigrant crook from the ghetto should try to screw-over an immigrant crook from the country club.

It seems like people think nothing anymore of lying through their teeth after putting their hand on a bible and swearing by God to tell the truth. Who raised these people? A courtroom is the last place on earth you'll hear anyone tell the truth about anything.

Doesn't it seem sort of ironic that polygraph tests aren't allowed as court evidence even though they've been proven time and again to be at least 90% accurate, and yet your chances of having someone in the witness box tell the truth is what—maybe 50-50?