Category Archives: The William Tell Show

The Gettysburg Address

Next project is to resume work on comedic material for my radio show.
Digging through archives this morning, stumbled on a reference to the Gettysburg Address.
Does anyone still remember what that was?

At this difficult moment in our nation,
we might do well to recall and reflect on that text,
and possibly remember who we are.

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What is pomegranate juice? and other stories

Bookmarks:
Supreme Court to decide what constitutes pomegranate juice  •  Free speech means freedom to lie  • “I’m not changing my lifestyle.”  •

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Laura Nyro

Memorial Day 2018

Yesterday at Burger King I heard a song I’d never heard before, that impressed me enough to do significant research.  I don’t know who did the cover.  From the music and the lyrics, I supposed the creator to be Elton John.  The music really moved me, but I found the lyrics to be dark.

It proved to be “Stoney End,” created by Laura Nyro.

I knew nothing about her.

Turns out she created a ton of hits, and was vastly influential.

She eschewed the celebrity lifestyle, which I think William Tell would like to do also.

Wikipedia: “Stoney End
Wikipedia: Laura Nyro

Changing the subject

Free Speech Handbook Guideline No. 7:  Don’t change the subject.

In a recent classic case, unable to refute Emma Gonzalez on the question of gun violence, Steve King accused her of being allied with communist Cuba.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I, as William Tell, will respond when people say ugly things.  Sometimes I myself may change the subject.

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