Friday, February 27, 2015

Tramping Horse

The Thoroughbred and the Tramp by Burgess Leonard

The question is: which is which?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Romantic Sounds

Romantica by Martin Denny and his lush and exotic sounds for the Valentine month.

The original 1961 LP cover was replaced with a less creepy version in later re-releases.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dickless Tracy

The Dick by Bruce Jay Friedman.

No matter how good his private investigating skills are, the dick won't be doing much probing if he runs around with his hair-trigger gun holstered like that.

The term "dick" for a detective was originally coined in Canada the and brought south into the United States by rum runners during the prohibition.  The fictional comic strip character Dick Tracy was given the first name of Dick in token of its being a slang expression for "detective".  Female detectives have in the past been called Dickless Tracy's or DT's.  Not to be confused with the Australian term DT for male swimwear meaning dick togs.