Although navel gazing and thumb sucking are evergreen blogging topics, it's not cool. Instead, here's a window into what the world looked like on December 2, 1963:
A few months later, the Beatles would appear on a very different variety show and everything would change. It was a time when a few jokes certainly didn't hurt, considering what had happened only 10 days before:
And the day I arrived, this guy died:
And this was the #1 song on the pop charts:
Yeah. It was a long damned time ago.