'Rum and Coca Cola' is a 1942 calypso song by Lord Invader
about women on Trinidad prostituting themselves to American soldiers. In 1944, the song was performed in the US by the Andrews Sisters
, with the verses altered but the underlying meaning of the song still intact; the song was banned from radio play, however, because of the reference to alcohol. Both versions of the song were enormously popular, and the ensuing plagiarism suits ran until 1950. The copious Rum and Coca Cola Reader
has the full story
, and over twenty versions
of the song. [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu
on Nov 1, 2011 -
"Regardless of political stance,
no one can deny the joy felt upon seeing your loved ones return home safely -- WelcomeHomeBlog.com
is a site celebrating that amazing feeling. Visit daily for heartwarming stories, videos and pictures of members of our courageous armed forces returning home to their families and friends..."
posted by zizzle
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Are you an older sibling? Did you feel unfairly treated compared to your brothers and sisters? Well, now you have science to back you up. According to Games Parents and Adolescents Play
, a new sociology study published in The Economic Journal
, the oldest kid in the family really does bear the brunt of parental strictness, while the younger brothers and sisters generally coast on through. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on May 5, 2008 -
In celebration of my antipodean homesickness I've spent the morning catching up with some great Australian and New Zealand musical comedy acts I've been to. You've already met Flight of the Conchords
previously on mefi. Now come and meet some... [more inside]
posted by steerpike
on Apr 23, 2008 -
The DeZurik Sisters
committed only six songs to record during their recording career, but were the first women stars of the Grand Ole Opry
and the National Barn Dance
. Now WFMU has 32 tracks
of theirs from their early appearance as The Cackle Sisters on the Purina Checkerboard Squares Radio Show. Download away and hear the yodeling that swept the nation in the early 40s.
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Aug 2, 2007 -
The New "Science" of Siblings
An amusing article from Time magazine by Jeffrey Kluger which reports that your siblings have more influece on your personality than any other group-- parents, peers, spouses, children, etc. My ex-wife thinks I'm sarcastic, combative, insensitive, etc. Do I get to blame my brothers and sisters for this now?
Another article on this issue "The Science of Siblings"
. Apparently, they could have made me more likely to be gay too.
posted by notmtwain
on Jul 9, 2006 -
The Lynne Cheney Sisters blog.
Previously seen only in excerpts, and its reprinting refused consistently by the Vice-President's wife since its writing, Lynne Cheney's frontier-era lesbian romance novel is now available, in its entirety, for your reading pleasure.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 2, 2004 -