The odd links between “Louie Louie” and Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe At Any Speed”…

It’s truly odd, but true: the renowned rock song “Louie Louie” and the history-making book about car safety by Ralph Nader, titled Unsafe At Any Speed, are connected by both a quote and by a date. “Louie Louie” was written in 1955 by the pioneering American R&B singer and songwriter Richard Berry (1935-1997). In a … Read more

“When it rains, it pours” started out as a good thing…

Back in November 2009, not long after I first started writing this blog, I happened to see two news stories in a row that had quotes using the saying “When it rains it pours.”  One was a story about the Boston Bruins hockey team, which had just lost another in a series of losing games. … Read more