11th Hour Odes, Stories & Memes

Ode #38: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, m-m-Max Headroom, gives insight into the genius of m-m-m-Max Headroom in verse and sage advice to guys dressing like a "real man."

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Roy Orbison at his last major gig - watch The Master subtly lead the talent who back him up at the now famous Black & White Night TV special - best rock opera - falsetto voice.

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Ode #37: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, Torn Down, recalls the wanton destruction by mid-Century urban renewal programs that razed old city neighborhoods and historic buildings only to replace them with poorly constructed subsidized housing, much of which had to be demolished before reaching its life expectancy.

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From "The Deer Hunter:" - friends in a Pennsylvania coal town barroom shoot pool and sing "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" before three of them leave for tragedy in Vietnam.

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Toby Keith met up with Clint Eastwood and after talking with him about how he has aged so well asked if he could dedicate a song to him. Keith called it "Don't Let the Old Man In." Here is his song and a trailer from Clint Eastman's latest movie, The Mule.

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Check the video slide. Self-explanatory. Sign of the times.

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"I had an arrangement to met a girl, and I was kind of late
And I thought by the time I got there she'd be off,
She'd be off with the nearest truck driver she could find
Much to my surprise there she was sittin' in a corner
Little bleary, worse for wear and tear
Was a girl with far away eyes
Well I tell you"

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“When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out" - “Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right”

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Ode #36: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, The Numbers Game, is about keeping a little black book and telephones being replaced by smartphones with delete functions.

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Many thanks to Eli the Computer Guy who nails it: Learn to Code - #LearnToCode #SorryNotSorryYourJobWasWorthless - somewhat tragic and hilarious at the same time.

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Benny presents final Part 7 in a video slideshow series of vintage postcards, w/background music, of scenes, structures & riots from the olden days in Rochester, NY.

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*Photo: 1964 Riots on N. Clinton Ave., Rochester NY with St. Michael's Church Steeple in background - Rochester NY Municipal Archives

Benny presents Part 6 of a video slideshow series and background music of vintage postcards with a variety of scenes from the olden days living in and around Rochester, NY.

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Ode #35: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, Earth Turns Away From The Sun, shows how we accept fiction over fact for the sake of love and beauty during our short time here on earth.

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Ode #34: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, Coos and Cries, exposes New York State's latest major expansion of abortion rights passed by its State Senate and Assembly, both now completely controlled by the Democratic Party. The new law was recently signed into effect by its Democrat governor who follows a long line of NYS abortion approval promoters.

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Ode #33: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, The Hereafter, reflects on society's penchant to wish the reality around them would be different without consideration of The Hereafter.

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Ode #32: Benny's 11th Hour Ode,Trial and Error, is a little ditty about America's divorce game. Read it and weep.

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Ode #31: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, Women of Rock, applauds all the great female rock and roll performers who entertain us with their talent. Rock on, Ladies.

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Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin Rare Version! Just her amazing voice and guitar!

"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no"

Viewer comment: Such a BEAUTIFUL person!
Her voice ... her soulful voice, is just amazing.
She sang when there was no technology, that they use today, that can make anyone a singer.
She was raw, unique and perfect ... yesterday, today and she will forever, live on in her music.
God Bless her, may she rest in peace!

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Benny presents Part 5 in a video slideshow series of vintage postcards, w/background music, of a variety of folks enjoying the olden days in Rochester, NY.

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*opening concert at the bandstand at Genesee Valley Park.- 1922; cover photo by Albert R. Stone - R.I.P. 1934 - news photographer for The Rochester Herald & Democrat & Chronicle 1904-1934

For your convenience, Benny has posted titles and live lInks for the first 12 chapters of American Shutdown.

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NB: Stop the the 2 minute splash page if you want to take time choosing the chapter links.

American Shutdown Reader Reference Links - Chapters 1 - 12:

Chapter 1: 10 AM in the Cafeteria
https://www.bitchute.com/video/0nVM2gRs2FXy/

Chapter 2: The Show Must Go On
https://www.bitchute.com/video/7pQjW0SpaNEK/

Chapter 3: Calls on Company Time
https://www.bitchute.com/video/NNogQ9iW0Ehe/

Chapter 4: 1 PM Separation Package
https://www.bitchute.com/video/tTiSLQInitAO/

Chapter 5: Where's Bernie?
https://www.bitchute.com/video/INSWJXVdgjly/

Chapter 6: Unintended Consequences
https://www.bitchute.com/video/H9kYFwhqjZPL/

Chapter 7: Cry for Help
https://www.bitchute.com/video/8nxEZUw14RlB/

Chapter 8: Panic Sets In
https://www.bitchute.com/video/10GAjw8DFATb/

Chapter 9: Crazy Gut
https://www.bitchute.com/video/1XcUEea7Jrwv/

Chapter 10: The Circus Begins
https://www.bitchute.com/video/d9zbUqRu3xcm/

Chapter 11: Roll Call
https://www.bitchute.com/video/zUeRfT5RoluD/

Chapter 12: What's He Up To?
https://www.bitchute.com/video/BueyF5JmNcsE/

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American Shutdown by Benjamin F. Campanelli
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NB: Benny has not received any likes,
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12 Chapters of American Shutdown.
Without such support or encouragement,
further chapter postings will be on hold.

Benny Bell Jr. - 01.21.2019

American Shutdown - Chapter 12: What's He Up To? With the F.B.I.'s approval, Sam calls Peg to see if she's with Bernie's wife, Mimi. The plan is to connect Bernie with her to help talk him down from his seeming reluctance to release the hostages. The question remains: "What's he up to?"

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American Shutdown - Chapter 11: Roll Call. Sam assumes duty as head negotiator by asking Bernie if he can talk individually to the hostages. Bernie agrees but remains agitated about everything he hears from his end of the conversations including their request for a bathroom break. What might come next remains a big question.

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Special Edition of Benny's 11th Hour Odes: Ode to Football is dedicated to today's NFL Conference Champions who play what Vince Lombardi called a "collision sport."

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Benny presents Part 4 in a video slideshow series of vintage postcards, w/background music, of architecturally significant structures from the olden days in Rochester, NY.

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*cover photo of Old City Hall on left - restored to office building and to the right, downtown Rochester's Times Square Building with landmark art deco wings on top

Ode #30: Benny's 11th Hour Ode, Vatican I & II, reflects on changes made for the worse in rites and traditions created by mid-century reformations in the Catholic Church.

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