I love the Perry Mason show. I still watch it, mostly for the camaraderie–a combination of friendship and professional respect–among the three principals: Perry, Della, and Paul. One reason Della (Barbara Hale) joined the show was her old friendship with Raymond Burr.
I had just finished watching another old episode when I read the sad news that “Della Street” had died.
She never seemed unhappy about being identified with one character throughout her career. In 1993 she told the Chicago Tribune that Della Street was “a woman who knew what everybody was thinking.”
“She was informed and very observant of everything that went on,” she continued. “That was my challenge as an actress, to be a necessary part of the office without being too aggressive.” –New York Times
Originally known as #67 (or #32, 26, or 78, depending on the restaurant), Gen. Tso’s Chicken is a long-time favorite.
Now its creator is dead. Peng Chang-kuei was 98 (or 32, 26, or 78, depending on the restaurant).
Earlier this week, we lost the creator of the iconic Big Mac, also 98.
The creator of deep-dish pizza sleeps with the fishes, and I fear for Col. Sanders and his family.
Always being updated
Former Federal prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, a sharp critic of the Clintons, writes a scorching piece about Hillary’s emails, her corruption, and the role of her fixer, Cheryl Mills. (National Review Online)
Today’s episode of campus anti-Semitism: Syracuse Univ. disinvites a Jewish filmmaker because merely showing his documentary would cause a prof. of religion there to “lose credibility” among her colleagues. (Fox News) At issue is the pervasive effort to isolate Israel through “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.” That noxious movement is so popular on campus that it is simply known by its initials: BDS. It is backed by Palestinian and Muslim activists and his “progressive” allies, such as Black Lives Matter. This episode would be troubling enough if it were confined to one university. Alas, it is widespread.
The city of Chicago is dead broke, but it’s nice to know the Mayor who did it will watch the destruction from his luxurious Gold Coast apartment (WGN) Only a cynic would find a connection between Richie Daley’s lavish public spending and his cushy life after leaving office.
Larry Sabato on presidential race in North Carolina and Pennsylvania: He notes that Clinton leads by 46% to 42% in NC and 45 to 37% in PA and concludes “Hard to see Trump winning without both states.” (Sabato’s Twitter feed)
Is Amy Schumer past her “sell-by” date? Sales of her omnipresent new book disappoint in first week. (NY Post’s Page Six)
Hat tip to Richard Becker and his valuable blog, ArchitectGuy, for finding the VDH article and twice to Tom Elia, once for the Richie Daley article and once for Andrew McCarthy.
I really appreciate friends sending me articles they find interesting. “Muchias gracias,” as Donald Trump would say.