Saturday, September 07, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2512, September 7th, 2013


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The first month of September of this fateful year was again jam packed with activity worldwide. 
Tabloid photo of Christine Keeler, circa 1963. (Photo:
British prostitute Christine Keeler is arrested for perjury for her part in the Profumo Affair. On December 6 she is sentenced to 9 months in prison. The photos of Keeler were the most valuable commodity of teen age boys in America as the tabloid media slashed this sex scandal across its pages........
The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is founded. Intellectual property organizations are organizations that are focused on copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other intellectual property law concepts.
This includes international intergovernmental organizations that foster governmental cooperation in the area of copyrights, trademarks and patents (such as organizations based on or founded by treaty), as well as non-governmental, non-profit organizations, lobbying organizations, think tanks, notable committees, and professional associations. I better source this or I’ll hear from my hater. Although everyone knows LuLac is 85% original content.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members. Sammy Baugh, Bert Bell, Joe Carr Earl (Dutch) Clark, Harold (Red) Grange, George Halas, Mel Hein, Wilbur (Pete) Henry, Robert (Cal) Hubbard, Don Hutson, Earl (Curly) Lambeau, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, John (Blood) McNally, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers and Jim Thorpe. 
Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano is indicted for murder (he is captured 43 years later, on April 11, 2006).
The photos of these four little girls plastered every magazine, newspaper and TV broadcast in September of 1963. (Photo: 

Aftermath of Birmingham Bombing. (Photo: 


The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, in Birmingham, Alabama, kills 4 and injures 22. The four dead were all young girls. This act of racism came less than a month after the March on Washington. Leaders across the country decried the act as heinous and cowardly. The four girls killed in the bombing killed were Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair.
I remember as a fourth grade student how shocked and kind of afraid I was that a church could be bombed in America. Looking at TV shows like Combat, I’d see churches bombed in Europe and my uncles who served confirmed that. But that was during World War II. What was mind boggling to me was that these were Americans killing Americans. It was the Civil War all over again but this time it wasn’t about geography, it was about color. 
This year there is a documentary being shown made by Spike Lee called “Four Little Girls” and the Birmingham Symphony will feature a special presentation of a work based on “Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham”. Yotam Haber, an internationally renowned composer spent two years working on the piece. 
The killers were those renowned cowards, the Ku Klux Klan, those big bad men who were such cowards they never showed their faces. That was the American South in 1963 folks, I’d like to chalk it up to southern stupidity but it was more than that, it was just plain ignorance and hate which I still believe still exists in an undercurrent to this day.
One of the top ten records of the summer of ’63 was heading down the charts but was still a comic respite from the news of the bombing. Alan Sherman scored with this song about summer camp, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”.

And 50 years ago this early September, the number 1 song in LuLac land and America was Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet”.

Sources: Wikipedia/LuLac archives).


At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mention of allan sherman and camp granada was a nice flashback. he was the 60's version of weird al. though he parodied standards more so than pop, he was a master of the pun. one of my favorites is pop hates the beatles, to the tune of pop goes the weasel.

At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Diane McWhorters book, "Carry Me Home" about the Birmingham bombing. Published in 2001, the author was a young kid from an influential family in Birmingham at the time.
Its an excellent read about a terrible time from a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author.



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