Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Randy (Internet Ronin)

She probably has the goods. The questions are, "Will anyone believe her?" and "Will it matter?" As you say, she's perceived as a loose cannon, so I tend to think whatever she reveals will be heavily discounted and filed under "Woman, Scorned & Fired." Then again, you never know....


Much as I love Rudy -- I was in NYC on 9/11 so I can't help it -- there's no way that, having spent his entire adult life in big-city law enforcement and politics, he doesn't have a lot of very dirty secrets.

Randy (Internet Ronin)

He was the perfect person for that that time (the time he was in office, not just 9/11).


Oh, Amba, how could you have passed up the opportunity to make that song title TOTALLY alliterative????? :-(


Okay, so I'm the only person out here that would consider voting for Rudy based solely on his record PRIOR to 9/11?

Tom Strong

Like I said on the next post, it would take a lot to get me exercised about some scandal in Rudy's past. I just think scandals are inescapable in the modern media climate.

Randy (Internet Ronin)

No, 'pick, I think you have a lot of company.


He was a good mayor before 9/11, even if he skewed more than a bit corporate. (I didn't so much mind him turning Times Square into a family entertainment center, but I kinda minded his ripping up some handmade community gardens in vacant lots in the East Village.) It wasn't just that he cleaned up crime with his strategies of community policing and going after quality-of-life offenders, who often turned out to be the violent offenders as well. It was, as I've often said, the way he obviously loved the job and was as hands-on as a small-town mayor, willing to take on the smallest detail of urban life for nobodies.

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