Since the temperature outside is currently stuck in the mid-'90s, I'm going with this blog's tagline theme of "something cool" to bring you the song of the same name. First it's sung by the person most associated with it (it was the title track of Christy's first and most famous solo album, made after she left Stan Kenton's orchestra). Next is a bit of a curiosity: a fragment from the tail end of Judy Garland's tv show in which she tries several times to introduce the song (pretty much ad libbing), finally gets down to a quite visceral rendition of it (@2:37), and then muffs a line and quits. Like her outtakes from Annie Get Your Gun, it's a poignant reminder of what could have been from one of the most compelling performers who ever lived.
From a neatorama.com roundup of "seriously cool" bookcases comes one with punctuation marks (for the editor/grammarian in your life!) and another for people with a penchant for contemplating infinity.
And from our own vast resources of cool ways to take your mind off of the heat, how about a little fun and frivolity from one of our favorite funny women? Don't miss out on Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, & Health-Inspected Cartoons by Roz Chast, 1978–2006.
Now for a Campari & soda…..