Once again, the Concours d'Elegance of America was held at
the Inn at St. John on Sunday, July 27, 2014. This year, the
weather was hot and steamy unlike last year when it was chilly.
I remember I had to go back home to get my jacket that year.
A total value of $25,000,000 worth of cars were showcased
on these magnificent grounds. If I had to choose, my favorite
car is the 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton. This car was intended to
be the "baby Duesenberg" with the coffin-nose hood.
I like it because it is truly sleek, stylish and unique. [7.29.14]
Sunday, the five surviving members of Monty Python gathered
at London’s O2 to say bon voyage to future windows of
follow up reunions, announcing this event as the very last
time (“probably”) they will appear together on
stage. Titled “Live (mostly),” the show will be
simulcast to theaters worldwide via Fathom Events, several
months before the 45th Anniversary of Monty Python’s
Flying Circus debut is recognized if not celebrated with
plate smashing. Given that Live (mostly) is billed
as a final farewell, however, the fact it happens in 2014
instead of sooner/later gives reminder that this year is anniversary
to another somber period in Python history. [7.21.14]