I used to play this song every September 30, so here it is – Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day. The actual song starts at about 1:50 min.
Ironically, or maybe not, YouTube knew that I love the video and song below, Time to Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. They had it next to the Green Day video.
And two more versions. All incredible.
I’ve been buying old 1945-46 Kellogg’s PEP cereal comic pinback buttons. I’ve seen them around the internet for very high prices, but I got a good deal on thse. I purchased them one or two at a time. They are quite small as you can see – 13/16″, lithograph print on front with Kellogg’s PEP cereal stamp on the back.
Pep was a brand of whole-wheat breakfast cereal produced by the Kellogg Company, and introduced in 1923.
I got the Pop Jenks from the Harold Teen comic strip and Andy Gump from one guy, he sent me the Pop Jenks instead of the Andy Gump, which I ordered, and when I let him know, he told me to just keep ‘ol Pop, too, rather than send it back. Popeye and Olive came as a set and Superman and Smokey Stover came separately. I am purchasing more as we speak.
I got this Moon Mullins button, too. Just paid for it ($3.99), it’s in the mail on its way!
Someone is selling the whole set, I think 86 pins, for $799.00. That comes to over $9 a pin but I’m getting them for half that purchasing them one at a time, which sort of makes it more fun and more of a sport, you know, tracking them down one by one.
A PeP cereal ad from the mid-1940s. Pep was the sponsor for “The Adventures of Superman” show on the radio.
Went to Wynwood (the Williamsburg, Brooklyn of Miami) for lunch with my friend Harry the other day, Zika mosquitoes and all. Visited the Wynwood walls next to Joey’s, the restaurant we ate in and found that they repainted most of the walls. I didn’t know they did that, but it seems like a crime to paint over that great art. I had come upon the this photo of me in front of the walls a few years ago. I noticed that this great colorful mural was changed you can see it here. Then and now.
I use the image of me and the colorful walls sometimes up above as the name plate of this blog.
Here are a bunch of new murals at the Wynwood Walls and other areas in Wynwood.
Entrance to Wynwood Walls
Jose de Diego Middle School in the Wynwood neighborhood.
I looked out the window last night and who do I see? Snoopy! Sitting right over Key Biscayne, floating among the clouds. Look at him, he’s just sitting on a cloud, look at the row of pink clouds, just before sunset. I love it so much, I made it my nameplate above.
10 With Tom
10 questions in 10 minutes
Kim Zolciak-Biermann (Photo: BravoTV), Willie Geist (photo: NBC) Andrew Farago (Photo: Amy Osborne)
I’ve been pumping out a bunch of 10 With Tom’s for the Huffington Post, so rather than post them all separately here, I’ll link to the Huff Post instead.
I recently interviewed Andrew Farago, who has one of the coolest careers as the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. You can see that interview at the Huffington Post here.
Willie Geist, NBC newsman is one of my favorites. You can see his 10 With Tom here.
And Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who rose to fame in 2008 as one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta can be seen here.
Early Saturday morning, we had a special bike event in town. The D. Wade CommUNITY Bike Ride took place, hosted by former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union.
Hundreds turned out for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)’s event, partnered with City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and our district Commissioner Ken Russell (I saw Ken, riding his bike, didn’t see the mayor).
It was a beautiful morning for the event. Sunny and pretty right on the water. “It’s great to get kids outdoors interacting with positive role models,” said Commissioner Ken Russell. “I can’t wait to ride through Coconut Grove with Dwyane Wade.”
The ride started at about 8 am and went for about 6 to 7 miles around Center and South Grove. There were events at Regatta Park and outside City Hall before and after the ride.
It was one of those days where the whole town came out and everyone knew everyone else.
There’s a great Facebook account called Editorial & Political cartoons, they have almost 85,000 fans. They liked my Hillary cartoon from the other day and they posted it and apparently it struck a nerve because almost 1900 people liked the comic and 2078 people shared it last time I checked. That’s a nice audience for the cartoon. If each share had 100 eyes on it, that’s 190,000 people seeing it. Check out the page, with the current political season, there’s plenty to laugh (or cry) about.