What's this all about?
Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: This used to be a website about teaching and education issues. Since retiring on June 30, 2014, however, things have changed. This site sat, unused and fallow, for years. Now, it's being resurrected -- with random facts, ideas, writing, etc.
A few remnants from the old education oriented website (which was called "How to Survive in Your Native Land") remain, but new stuff is being added. Some things are from recent writing but much will be daily or weekly observations, reviews, screeds, etc. Like the title of the site, tongue will often be firmly in cheek and a sense of humor must be present (or adjacent) at all times. Please feel free to respond to any and everything that appears here (email@example.com). Hopefully, some thought-provoking ideas will pop up now and then. So, fasten your seat belt, roll down the window, and "leave the gun, take the cannoli."
Monday, August 29, 2016
*Today's Daily Blast *
The Artistry of Richard Price
Sunday Blast: Status Anxiety over the Society Page
Saturday Blast: The Clintons
Thursday's Trump Media Network Blast has new programming!
*New Facebook Fan Page: BilJohnson71*
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* For those who may not know this reference (or may be offended by the "gun" imagery) please see The Godfather, Part One.
"When character actor Richard Castellano (Clemenza), orders his henchmen to whack Paulie Gatto in the parked car, he said the words, “Leave the gun,” and was then struck with an inspired improv and added, “Take the cannoli.” The Godfather has supplied many quotable lines, and that is surely one of them." (http://filmschoolrejects.com/news/leave-the-gun-take-the-cannoli-and-other-godfather-stories.php)
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