I uploaded to YouTube the first of three sets of songs performed by Majestic at the old Ritchie Coliseum (no longer there) at the College Park campus of the University of Maryland years ago, starting with the first song:
“The world’s best band” – that’s how Forbes magazine describes Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. It’s true, I’ve seen them several times and there is no better show imaginable. Doc and his amazing talents and his amazing friends will be performing at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 4, 2019.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Lori Loughlin and her husband are telling the truth. There is, after all, a presumption of innocence in America – doesn’t that still exist? I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the final analysis, they end up
convicted in lower court and
fully exonerated on appeal
The reason I think that way is this fantastic 2014 book by Sidney Powell:
It reads like a John Grisham novel, but is real. Powell is a former federal prosecutor who defended one of the very many defendants to a series of cases brought on by the US Department of Justice’ Enron Task Force. In her book, Powell details a pattern of overreach and legal abuse, documented in great detail and backed up by appellate court decisions – including at least one appellate court-ordered investigation. It’s a stunning, maddening book, and when these “college scam” cases hit the news in the last few weeks, I was reminded of her work. The similarities are striking.
Time – and millions of dollars in legal fees – will tell.
I’ve been posting about th3 2008 film 21. The video below is an interview with the real MIT blackjack team on whom the film is based. They discuss the math behind their card counting scheme that won them anywhere from $10,000 to $500,000 per trip to Las Vegas as they “counted cards”.
I posted earlier this week about an old Rihanna song and I mentioned that it’s featured in the 2008 film 21. That’s a really interesting movie that tells the true story – sort of – of the MIT team that beat the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. The methods they used are real, the movie embellishes a bit to create a rather sinister nemesis to make it a more compelling film. But the core story is real. If you’ve seen it, it’s fun to watch.