Simple courtesy adds to the café experience.

Simple courtesy adds to the café experience.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
Café commandments. A start.

Honor the quiet conversation that the café encourages.

Calm that horse laugh.
Walk outside to talk on the phone: a phone voice is more shrill than a conversational tone.

Honor the spacing between tables.
Already meager, don’t jam four people into a two-top.
You will unquestionably be impinging on your neighbors’ spaces.

Do bring in babies.
Fussing is part of our civilization.
For the sake of their growth, for offering mom or dad a reprieve, for presenting those of us without a baby the opportunity to be near one, to adore her beauty, we accept any baby behavior as part of the cafe experience.

Guard a neighbor’s property if they must leave it to order or use the toilet.

Cooperate with others squeezing in between tables to get in and out of their seats.

Bus your table.

Sushi platter

Sushi platter

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Postings Count, Weather Brief, and Dinner
Thursday, March 7, 2019
My 329th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.

Time is 12.01am.
On Thursday Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 25* with a feels-like temperature of 14* with a few flurries.




Dinner is Sushi.

But there is no cold weather. Not really. Only inadequate clothing.  Warmer weather is in the offing.    Tick Tock. In clock language: Enjoy today.

But there is no cold weather.
Not really.
Only inadequate clothing.

Warmer weather is in the offing.

Tick Tock.
In clock language: Enjoy today.

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Tick Tock
: Marking Calendars and Deep Weather

After 329 posts we’re at the 6.58% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

Today our winter-spring shoulder calendar again features the kind of weather that drives New Englanders nuts.
It’s March and we anticipate the onset of nicer days.
Having faced one day, we now face two more days of dastardly cold weather.

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Question of the Day
Who is Michael McKean?

So their tennis shoes stay dry.

So their tennis shoes stay dry.

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Elephant jokes to tell at a bar:
Why do elephants float down the river on their backs?       







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Answer to the Question of the Day
Who is Michael McKean?

Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1970s.

McKean's first big role was playing annoying neighbor Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley.  Bottom left is Michael.

McKean's first big role was playing annoying neighbor Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley.

Bottom left is Michael.

He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and co-lead guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap.   For those who haven’t seen it yet, it is a hilarious cult classic.

He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and co-lead guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, it is a hilarious cult classic.

In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member on Saturday Night Live.

In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member on Saturday Night Live.

McKean quickly became a recognizable name in film and television, with appearances in films such as Used Cars (1980), Clue (1985), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), and taking a lead role in Short Circuit 2 (1988).

In 1990, McKean landed a memorable role opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Dennis Hopper in the American adventure comedy movie, Flashback.

In 1990, McKean landed a memorable role opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Dennis Hopper in the American adventure comedy movie, Flashback.

He co-wrote the song "A Mighty Wind" (from the film of the same name), which won a Grammy Award, as well as "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.

McKean then appeared in a number of movie roles, including the film adaptation of Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Coneheads (1993), Airheads (1994), and Radioland Murders (1994).
In 1997, he performed the lead voice role in the video game Zork Grand Inquisitor as Dalboz of Gurth and also appeared in the 1999 films Teaching Mrs. Tingle and Mystery, Alaska.

McKean then appeared in a number of movie roles, including the film adaptation of Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Coneheads (1993), Airheads (1994), and Radioland Murders (1994).
In 1997, he performed the lead voice role in the video game Zork Grand Inquisitor as Dalboz of Gurth and also appeared in the 1999 films Teaching Mrs. Tingle and Mystery, Alaska.

McKean's television guest appearances include The Simpsons, Star Trek: Voyager, Boy Meets World, Murder, She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Caroline in the City.
In 1998, he guest starred in a two-part episode of The X-Files called "Dreamland" in which his character, Morris Fletcher, switched bodies with Fox Mulder.
The character was a success, and reappeared in 1999's "Three of a Kind", an episode which focused on the recurring characters of The Lone Gunmen.
The character appeared on their short-lived spin-off series in 2001, and then returned to The X-Files in its final season for an episode called "Jump the Shark".

In May 2014, McKean was announced to have joined the cast of the   Breaking Bad    spin-off ,   Better Call Saul   in the role of Chuck McGill, older brother to Jimmy McGill before Jimmy became Saul Goodman.   He was the first actor to join the series that was not featured in the original series, although he had worked with series creator Vince Gilligan previously on  The X-Files .  The series premiered in February 2015.

In May 2014, McKean was announced to have joined the cast of the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul in the role of Chuck McGill, older brother to Jimmy McGill before Jimmy became Saul Goodman.

He was the first actor to join the series that was not featured in the original series, although he had worked with series creator Vince Gilligan previously on The X-Files.

The series premiered in February 2015.

From Wikipedia we present a list of McKean’s professional work.

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I loved so many of Mr. McKean’s roles, from Squiggy to the dad in D.A.R.Y.L. And in The X-Files.

I loved so many of Mr. McKean’s roles, from Squiggy to the dad in D.A.R.Y.L.
And in The X-Files.

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Good Morning on this Thursday, the Seventh of March.

Today we talked about café etiquette.
The weather and sushi.
Looked at time by calendar segments and weather by trends.
And looked at the amazing career of Michal McKean.

And now? Gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

Your Love