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The Strange Fate of Big Nose George

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. The subject matter may be disturbing for some readers. “Big Nose” George Parrot got his nickname for the fact that he had a very large proboscis, but his real claim to fame comes from something much stranger than a prodigious schnoz. [...]

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Part 1

There’s a wonderful scene in the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, where mockumentarian, Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner), is interviewing Spinal Tap songwriter, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), seated at a piano. Nigel is explaining his fascination with the key of D-minor as he delicately fingers the keyboard, producing a few bars from a new musical [...]