July 12, 2012
Mattos, Editor and Publisher
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster
The Farsider is an independent publication that is not
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of the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does
not represent or reflect
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ORLANDO FAMILY DONATIONS
By now, most of you are aware of the tragic accident
that happened to Officer Brandon Orlando's family. (See story.)
Donations to the Orlando Family are being accepted through the SJPOA. Checks
should be made payable to the "SJPOA" and "For the benefit of the Orlando
Family" written on the memo line. Checks can be dropped off at, or mailed to...
San Jose, CA
Cash and credit card donations can also be dropped off at the SJPOA during
normal business hours (Mon thru Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
If you have any further questions please contact Officer James Mason at
650-773-1229 or Joanne Segovia at the SJPOA (408-298-1133).
This is the story as
reported in last Saturday's Mercury News...
Officers Rally for a Comrade
department offers family support after 3-year-olds gun death
By Robert Salonga, Mark Gomez and Eric Kurhi
As scores of police colleagues rally around a grieving San Jose officer,
there are indications that his 3-year-old son somehow shot himself at their
Gilroy home in what investigators are calling a tragic accident.
Gilroy police Sgt. Chad Gallacinao said Friday that neither the adults nor other
children at home during the shooting were involved, but stopped short of saying
the boy caused the gun to fire.
Preston Orlando was shot early Thursday evening at his home on the western edge
of the South County city, authorities said. His father, Brandon Orlando, is a
nine-year veteran of the San Jose force. Police confirmed that a privately owned
semi-automatic pistol was the gun that killed Preston, ruling out his fathers
Meanwhile there has been an outpouring of support from the San Jose Police
Department for Brandon Orlando and his family.
San Jose police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Chief Chris Moore visited
Orlando at St. Louise Regional Hospital and stayed for several hours overnight,
as did dozens of other officers in the department.
When something like that happens to one of us, it happens to all of us, Dwyer
said. Hes hurting badly right now. The officers want to make sure he knows
theyre here for him.
The departments chaplain was also on hand, as was a sergeant specializing in
Officers are used to turning off their emotions so they can deal with
everything, said Sgt. Vanessa Payne of the Crisis Management Unit, whose office
is reminding and encouraging officers to seek counseling and other help being
The case is being investigated by Gilroy police in tandem with the Santa Clara
County District Attorneys Office and county Medical Examiners Office.
This is a very active investigation, Gallacinao said.
Key details such as how the boy was shot, whose gun it was, and how it was
stored were hard to come by Friday as police remained tight-lipped about the
circumstances of the death, citing the sensitivity of their investigation.
Family members, including several children, were home when the child was shot
with a handgun just before 5 p.m. Thursday in an upstairs room of the familys
Kentwood Court home, Gallacinao said.
Emergency personnel were quickly summoned and arrived to find Preston suffering
from a gunshot wound. He died on the way to the hospital.
Gallacinao said the investigation is in its early stages, and we believe it was
accidental. However, we are investigating to verify that and determine how it
Multiple law-enforcement sources said police officers are subject to the same
state gun-handling and storage laws as civilians, including penalties for
failing to keep them out of the reach of children. Dwyer said Orlando, a Gilroy
High School alumnus, has served in the San Jose Police Departments special
operations metro unit and is a distinguished member of the force. That he had
30 to 40 officers show up (to the hospital) is a testament to how well-respected
he is in the department, Dwyer said.
The neighborhood near the Debell Uvas Creek Preserve was quiet and still Friday
morning, the police having cleared the scene several hours before. In some
instances, residents turned away reporters canvassing the street in the wake of
the shooting, being protective of their grieving neighbor. The number of young
children killed accidentally by firearms is small. From 2006 through 2010, the
latest figures available, six children younger than 5 years old died in
unintentional shootings in California, according to Ralph Montano of the state
Department of Public Health.
The public has responded with disbelief, anger and grief to the death of
Preston. Those feelings are expected, said Kasey Halcon , who works with the
Santa Clara County Victim Witness Assistance Program.
The reactions to a violent death are one of unexpected feelings of insecurity
and shock, which easily lead to feelings of anger and fear and the need to place
blame, she said. We have a natural need to hold who we feel accountable
But Halcon, the daughter of a police officer, stressed the importance of
responding with sympathy and understanding. We risk vilifying a grieving family
if we jump to conclusions, she said. Police officers spend their lives
protecting their community. For them, she said, I would expect that protecting
your family is of utmost importance.
Staff writer Sharon Noguchi contributed to this story. Contact Mark Gomez at
408-920-5869 or Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002.
PBA MEETS NEXT
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Same time, same place, probably the same 100 faces.
If you are a PBA member who hasn't attended in the
past, be bold and add a new face this month.
POA Hall, 1151 N. 5th St, San Jose
Bar Opens at 5:00 Dinner around 6:00
(Note: The Annual BBQ Dinner Meeting is next month,
not this month.)
Beyond the possibility that
we may be seeing the start of a bankruptcy cascade of California cities with San
Bernardino having filed for Chapter 9 protection along with Stockton and Mammoth
Lakes (Vallejo went through the process 2 years ago), we found nothing in the
print or TV media relative to our pension issue here in San Jose this week. With
lawyers for the City and its labor unions meeting behind closed doors, perhaps
no news is good news.
Municipal financial problems are not confined to the Golden State. Nationwide,
12 cities have filed for bankruptcy so far, and 17 others are considering doing
so. As evidence that the country may be in deeper doo-doo than many thought,
click on the link below, give the video a few moments to load, and watch Brian
Williams' report on Scranton, PA Joe Biden's home town where cops,
firefighters and all other municipal employees have had their wages slashed to
the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour...
Results from last week's poll...
For the full scope of state and national polling by Scott
Rasmussen, click on this link:
For the most recent releases, click here:
Thanks for the recent mentions of Honorable Intentions. It's amazing how many
hits the website gets, and how many orders for books I receive after those
remarks even after all the previous publicity you've provided.
Sally and I just finished a 3 month tour of the Lewis & Clark trail: St. Louis,
MO to Astoria, OR. We then took a circuitous route home through Oregon, northern
Calif. to Salt Lake City, to our place in Colorado, and finally home in the
"Hill Country" of Texas. We couldn't enjoy the ranch near Durango due to all the
smoke and fires in that area.
After that 10,300 mile excursion in an RV, Cruise ship vacations are sounding
better and better.
Along the road we had the opportunity to make a few side trips and visit some
friends from the '70s: Ray Berrett, Larry "Nails" Fernsworth, Ivano 'n Mildred
Comelli, Bob 'n Judi Allen and Gary "Mother" 'n Carol Leonard. Everyone is
adjusting well to their implants, hearing aids, medications, etc., and all are
in good spirits. To be fair, I should mention that Berrett and Fernsworth looked
as physically fit as they did 40 years ago. Maybe it's that northern Utah and
While in OR we stopped and visited with Phyllis Trussler. She's doing fine,
considering she has the same aches and medical complaints the rest of us have at
our ages, but she too is in good spirits.
Thanks for the work you do with the Farsider,
That's good news about PAT
(Phyllis A. Trussler), which was the nom de plume she used back in the mid-1970s
when a group of us got together and published "Cops-a-Field" a monthly
in-house magazine that took a humorous and satirical look at the SJPD where many
of the "swells" found themselves the target of zingers. It was all in fun, of
"PAT Answers" was a section of the magazine where
Phyl put on her Dear Abby robe and answered questions that, coincidentally, she
also authored. Here's one example in which the intention was to poke fun at
officers who felt that a single back-up weapon to supplement their .357 or .44
Mag wasn't sufficient for routine patrol duty, so they carried two or more.
I have been on the Department for nine years. My problem is that I am stuck in a
desk job and am having trouble transferring back to the streets. I come down in
uniform on my days off with my service weapons (.44 Mag, .380 auto, .357 Model
66, .38 Chief's Special, .22 Derringer and my M-1 Carbine) to show that I'm
ready to work a beat, but I still get turned down. When I go to the Range to
practice several times a week, every time I arrive the Rangemasters always close
it and go to lunch, even if I show up at 9 in the morning. It's almost as though
they are trying to tell me they don't want me around. I'm beginning to think
that the reason for all this may have something to do with the service-connected
disability I applied for last year after I was taking a report at a junk yard
and was picked up by an electro-magnet. What can you tell me?
(signed) Eagerly Waiting
I can only tell you that some people are discovered. Others are found out.
Unfortunately, Phyllis has
no computer or e-mail access, so she will be unaware that we are talking about
The staff of Cops-a-Field
as printed on the inside front cover of each issue included these volunteers
who had far too much free time on their hands:
Tom Macris Cartoonist & Illustrator
Phyllis Trussler Staff Writer ("PAT Answers")
Joe Escobar Officer Safety & Training
Rodger Cripe Editorial Assistant
Bob Moir Bureau of Field Operations Representative
Mike Thompson Sports and Jock of the Month Interviewer
Joe Cressa Sports andTraffic Unit Representative
John Rapp Classifieds
Lee Womack Quality Control & Proof Reader
Ray Berrett 3rd Floor Representative #1
Russ Jones 3rd Floor Representative #2 (Narco Unit)
Sgt. Bob Namba Consultant #1
Lt. Gordon Ballard (The "green light" to publish came from him)
Cops-a-Field was so well received that it was
said there were no toilet stalls to be had in the Police Administration Bldg.
after distribution was made.
The crew tried to make each issue bigger and better than the last.
Unfortunately, this took more of the crew's volunteer time, and burn-out
occurred after six monthly issues.
Readers who have copies of Cops-a-Field lying around should hang onto them as
it's possible they may become an SJPD collector's item in 100 years or so.
RETIREES' ASSOCIATION BBQ SET FOR AUG. 16th
Retired San Jose Police Officers & Firefighters
(just off of
Monterey Hwy in the Coyote Valley)
August 16, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Dinner will be
served at 5:00 PM
$5 for Members
$10 for Spouse
P.O. BOX 28041
SAN JOSE, CA
and send to
You can sign
up online at our website:
We will need a
count of Retirees and Spouses
who will be attending the BBQ, by August 9, 2012.
Coyote Ranch Map
From 101 South: Take the Bernal Road Exit West - Right turn: turn right at the
2nd stop light - you will dead end into Monterey Road. Turn left: go 1 mile
south to Metcalf Road - turn left: make immediate right turn (approx. 50 yds.):
follow that road to Coyote Ranch.
From 85 South: Take Bernal Exit West - Right turn (DO NOT GET ON 101): turn
right at the 1st stop light - you will dead end into Monterey Road. Turn left:
go 1 mile south to Metcalf Road - turn left: make immediate right turn (approx.
50 yds.): follow that road to Coyote Ranch.
If something comes up and you are unable to make the dinner, please let us know
by sending e-mail to...
LOOK AT FACT CHECK
BEFORE YOU FORWARD THAT NEXT POLITICAL E-MAIL
When we want to confirm if
something is true or a hoax, our first choice is Snopes as it has been around
the longest and has well established its credibility of being unbiased. If what
we are looking for isn't listed on Snopes, we use two alternatives:
TruthOrFiction.com and/or FactCheck.org, both of which are as credible as Snopes
in our opinion.
Larry Lundberg sent in a link to a particular FactCheck entry that uncovers the
truth behind numerous recent political emails that have gone viral, some of
which have no doubt shown up in your inbox. As Lumpy put it, "Reading this might
save one some time when it comes to passing along emails." He has it right. If
you disagree with some or any of the FactCheck findings, perhaps it's because
believe you want to believe the rumor because it fits your political
agenda. Just sayin'.
MASTER OF THE ONE-LINERS
Implying it was suitable
fodder for the Farsider, a half-dozen readers sent in this item about the
lovable former Yankee coach Yogi Berra, and who are we to argue? He is now 87
and is probably continuing to torture the English language with his quips...
Lawrence Peter Berra played Major League Baseball for
19 years for the New York Yankees. He played on 10 World Series Championship
teams, is an MLB Hall of Famer and has some awe-inspiring stats. His name is
consistently brought up as one of the best catchers in baseball history, and he
was voted to the Team of the Century in 1999.
Amazing accomplishments aside, they probably aren't how you know the baseball
great. You know Lawrence as Yogi, a nickname given to him by a friend who
likened his cross-legged sitting to a yogi.
Yogi is famous for his fractured English, malapropisms and sometimes nonsensical
quotes. He's closing in on 88, and there seems to be no end to his fan's love
Here are 25 Yogi Berra quotes that may make you shake
your head and smile.
1. "It's like deja vu all over again."
2. "We made too many wrong mistakes."
3. "You can observe a lot just by watching."
4. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
5. "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."
6. "If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be."
7. "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else."
8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not
think were his: "I really didn't say everything I said."
9. "The future ain't what it use to be."
10. "I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house."
11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant: "Nobody goes
there anymore because it's too crowded."
12. "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."
13. "We have deep depth."
14. "All pitchers are liars or crybabies."
15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is
accessible by two routes: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
16. "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."
17. "Never answer anonymous letters."
18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet: "Thank you for making this
19. On traveling: "The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my
20. "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."
21. As a general comment on baseball: "90% of the game is half mental."
22. "I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field).
They had bags over their heads."
23. "It gets late early out there."
24. Carmen Berra, Yogi's wife asked: "Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in
New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would
you like me to have you buried?" Yogi's answer: "Surprise me."
25. "It ain't over till it's over."
MUSINGS OF THE
Last Thursday, July 5th,
the Mercury News ran an opinion piece co-authored by the president and chairman
of the California Association of Scholars, a conservative advocacy group for
education. The title of the piece was "Political Imbalance Threatens College
Campuses." They argued the point that liberals far outweigh conservatives on the
faculty of most colleges and universities. I won't bore you by reprinting the
article, but if you want to see what they had to say, this link should take you
The article spurred a
professor from Santa Clara University to write a letter to the Mercury News that
was published in last Sunday's paper. I have long believed that the faculties of
colleges and universities are rife with left-leaning instructors and professors
when compared to their moderate and conservative peers. I also have believed
that one of the reasons the mainstream media is perceived by many as "leaning
left" is due to the fact that the majority of journalists and executives of the
TV and print media were influenced early on by their higher education
experience. But that's an argument for another day.
Upon reading the professor's letter to the editor, I decided to draft a
response. But because I concluded it with sarcastic but subtle zinger, I didn't
think it had a chance of making it into the paper. I was wrong...
FROM THE NEWS YOU
CAN USE DEPT.
Submitted by Ken Hawkes
Having Fun in Retirement
A few days ago a friend of mine sent me a Vietnam veteran's hat. I never had
one before, and I was pretty hyped about it since my friend was considerate
enough to take the time to send it to me. I wore it for the first time yesterday
when I went to WalMart. There was nothing in particular that I needed at the
world's largest retailer, but since I retired, trips to Wally World to look at
the WalMartians has always been good for some comic relief. Besides, I always
feel pretty normal after seeing some of the people who frequent the
While standing in line to check out with a few small items, the guy in front of
me who was probably in his late twenties asked, "Are you a Vietnam vet?"
"No," I replied.
"Then why are you wearing that hat?"
Thinking of a snappy retort, I said, "Because I couldn't find my hat from the
War of 1812."
"The War of 1812, huh?" the Walmartian queried, "When was that?"
God forgive me, but I couldn't pass up such an opportunity.
"1936," I said.
He pondered my response for a moment, then said, "Why do they call it the War of
1812 if it was in 1936?"
"It was a Black Op," I said. "No one is supposed to know about it."
This was beginning to be way too much fun.
"Dude! Really? he exclaimed. "How did you get to do something that cool?"
I glanced furtively around me for effect, leaned toward the guy and in a low
voice said, "I'm not sure. I was the only white guy on the mission."
"Dude!" he said again. He was getting really excited about what he was hearing.
"That is seriously awesome! But didn't you kind of stand out?"
"Not really," I said. "The other guys were wearing white camouflage."
The moron nodded knowingly.
"Listen man," I said in a very serious tone, "You can't tell anyone about this.
It's still Top Secret, and I shouldn't have said anything."
He paused for a moment, then gave me the 'don't-threaten-me-look' and said, "Oh
yeah? Like what's gonna happen if I do?"
With a really hard look, I said, "You have a family, don't you? We wouldn't want
anything to happen to them, would we?"
At this point the guy gulped, left his basket where it was and fled through the
front door of the store. By this time the lady behind me who had been
eavesdropping was about to have a heart attack she was laughing so hard. I just
grinned at her.
After checking out and walking to the parking lot I saw dimwit leaning in a car
window talking to a young woman. Upon catching sight of me he started pointing
excitedly in my direction.
Giving him another deadly serious look, I made the "I see you" gesture,
whereupon he seemed to turn pale, jumped in the car and sped out of the parking
What a great time! Tomorrow I'm going back with a Homeland Security hat to look
at some more WalMartians.
Whoever said retirement is boring just needs the right kind of hat.
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN
LEGEND UPDATE AS OF JULY 7, 2012
The facts behind the legends, information and
misinformation that has or may show up in your inbox
Was a black woman the model for the Statue of Liberty?
DNSChanger malware could knock users off the Internet on July 9.
Are soup cans lined with dangerous levels of BPA?
Item presents information about the 'real' Mitt Romney.
Attempt to rid home of bed bugs results in fire that razes apartment
Rumor claims Marlin Firearms has been bought out by George Soros.
Worth a Second Look
Have criminals unintentionally turned themselves in
by calling 911?
Still Haunting the Inbox
Check out our 25 Hottest Urban Legends list to keep abreast of what's
circulating in the on-line world.
Visit our Top Scams page for a list of schemes
commonly used by crooks to separate the unwary from their money.
THE LIGHTER SIDE &
OTHER ODDS AND ENDS
Don't forget to
go to large screen (or full screen) for YouTube videos.
It should be common
knowledge by now that we enjoy passing along most flash mob videos readers send
in, and this one provided by Chuck Blackmore is no exception. In fact, from a
classical standpoint, it's the best one we have seen and heard yet. Tweek your
speakers and have a look and listen. (6 Mins.)
If you have a really fast internet connection, click on this
If your computer has a problem playing the video in full screen,
click on this link...
This is a must-see for all
adrenalin junkies. If you thought the chase scene in "Bullitt" with two nasty
guys in a black '68 Dodge Charger chasing Steve McQueen in his green '68 Mustang
through the streets and up and over the hills of San Francisco was amazing, you
need to watch this clip sent in by Les Nunes. It features world renowned stunt
driver Ken Block in his 650-horsepower (0 to 60 in 1.8 Secs.), highly modified
2012 Ford Fiesta using the Bay Bridge and the streets of San Francisco as his
own personal gymkhana track. If you follow the video to its conclusion you will
see Block turning donuts on a barge on the water under the Bay Bridge. We can't
help but wonder how much the producers had to pay to get the CHP and the city to
close the Bay Bridge and city streets. Whatever the cost, from a viewer's point
of view it was worth every dollar. (10 Mins.)
(Note: The video appears to break up in spots near the beginning,
but it looks to us that it was an intended effect.)
If you want to
read the details of what it took to film the famous "Bullitt" chase scene, click
on this link:
When it comes to a
formation of soldiers performing an amazing domino effect, few do it better than
the Belarus military. Check this out as it truly is amazing.
(1 Min. 22 Sec.)
And for a wider
view of the Belarus Independence Day parade featuring its military, check out
this clip. (2 Mins.)
The Republic of Belarus
is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast,
Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the
northwest. Its capital is Minsk.
If you were a fan of Ernest
Borgnine, who died last Sunday at the age of 95 from kidney failure, you might
be interested in this film sent in by Russ Jones. It's a semi-professionally
made film shot in 1995 that depicts the movie star as just a regular guy, but
one who was financially able to purchase a bus-conversion motorhome and travel
the U.S. There are two versions of the film to choose from: an edited short
version, and the full film. Click on the link of your choice below to watch
"Ernest Borgnine on the Bus."
Shortened version (11 Mins.):
Full length film (50 Mins.):
Russ also sent in this clip
of Ernest Borgnine receiving the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in
Jan. of 2011 (9 Mins.)
For more about the major Hollywood star, go to this Wikepedia
Fans of what General Motors
has produced over the last century should enjoy this private tour of GM's
Heritage Center, part of which is known as the "Tunnel of Love." It's closed to
the public, but Leroy managed to score some virtual tickets for Farsider
readers. (Sorry, Jay Leno, we don't have one for you.) For you GM car
aficionados, click on the link below and enjoy your visit.
Have you ever wondered how
the dufas pictured below was able to capture a Congressional Senator's seat from
the state of Minnesota? This video could explain how it happened...
As readers should be aware
by how, we are trying to limit partisan political items and/or remain as
non-partisan to the degree we can. But the welfare of seniors trumps politics,
which is why we decided to run this clip sent in by Russ Russell. It's about
Obamacare, and it cites the sources of each point made at the bottom of the
screen (if it didn't, we would pass it by). Obamacare supporters and we know
there are several of you are invited to write in and share your views.
(2 Mins. 25 Secs.)
Here is an item that some
readers may interpret as politically partisan, but we see it as historical
because the now defunct organization known as ACORN is sure to find a place in
the history books of the future.
This young lady is Anita Moncrief who is known as the ACORN whistle blower. We
felt the video was appropriate because she provides a fascinating background and
history of ACORN from the inside of the organization that the mainstream media
wasn't interested in and/or otherwise chose to avoid. And she does so with
stunning clarity and without the use of notes or a teleprompter.
If you had to guess whether Americans' confidence
in television news and newspapers has increased or dropped over the past several
years, which would you choose? Sure, that's a rhetorical question. But if you
want to see a graph produced by Gallup showing how much and by whom, click on
the link below sent to us by JoeMac. Here's a teaser...
Liberals and moderates lost so much confidence in
television news this year -- 11 and 10 points, respectively -- that their views
are now more akin to conservatives' views. This marks a turnaround from the
pattern seen since 2009, in which liberals expressed more confidence than
conservatives. Conservatives' views of television news were last similar to
liberals' in June 2008, before the last presidential election. However,
moderates are significantly less confident now than they were then, 20% vs. 28%.
For you cat lovers, here's
a "how-to" clip from Alice Murphy that could very well make you the slave
instead of the master. Never underestimate the intelligence of those little
4-legged furry critters. (2 Mins.)
Speaking of felines, are we
about to become inundated with "Catvertising?" Cat fans would probably love it;
non-cat lovers not so much. Have a look at this clip and decide for yourself.
Uh oh, it may have already
started. Here's an ad the Catvertising firm in the clip above made for
Mitsubushi. (30 Secs.)
this clip sent in by Don Hale, Leroy and I are pretty sure we each could pull
off the same tricks if we didn't have to deal with the distraction of the
blonde hottie on the table. (3 Mins.)
One could argue that this
is the epitome of amateur film making. Back in 1992, when Jeremiah McDonald was
12 years old, he used a VHS video camera to tape himself. His plan was to
narrate a one-sided conversation with the intention of taping himself 20 years
later and providing the other side of the conversation so the now 32-year-old
filmmaker would be seen as having a talk with himself as a 12-year-old. If that
sounds complicated, the clip should explain what's going on.
Be honest, how many of you
have you waited years to see a Dachshund puppy play with a live crab on the
beach? OK, so there's no response. But we're going to show it to you anyway
since it has apparently been on Bruce Morton's bucket list for years.
Meet 22-year-old Frostie,
who is not your typical Bare-Eyed Cockatoo, a/k/a the "Little Corella." What
makes this native of Australia and New Guinea different is that he is happiest
when he can jam to Ray Charles. Rock on little fella...
If you've not heard this
"Lone Ranger" story comedian Jay Thomas told on the Letterman Show, you should
if you stand for the same values as the man behind the mask. Return with us now
to those thrilling days of yesteryear by clicking on the link below. Hi Yo
Silver...Away! (4 Mins.)
This old (2005) clip of a
British TV reporter trying to explain to his cameraman what's going on behind
him seems to be making the rounds again. (2 Mins.)
Could a 12-year-old girl
render this image of Christ? The answer lies in this video we received from Bob
Moir. If you choose to view it, you might also want to visit the website below.
When Paul Garner sent in
this clip entitled "Return to Makin Island" I immediately recognized it as one
of the most moving videos that has ever been in the Farsider. (A check of the
Archives showed that we ran it last three years ago, on June 11, 2009.) Paul
said in his email that even if it has been seen before, it's worth a second
look. We agree. (7 Mins.)
It's not a coincidence that
we chose to conclude this week's Farsider and follow the Makin Raid video with
this rendition of "Amazing Grace" by Andre Rieu and his orchestra accompanied by
dozens of pipers. If it doesn't stir your soul, you are likely from another
culture. Our thanks to Don Hale for sending it in. (5
Pic of the Week:
Is the guy hugging the gal? If you said yes, look again. The guy
is wearing the black shirt. If you can't see it, compare the arms.
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