Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has passed away at the age of 84.

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Miyake was famous for creating the black turtlenecks worn by Apple founder Steve Jobs. The passing was reported by Kyodo a Japanese news station who said Miyake died of liver cancer.

We brought up Miyake's passing on the Ethan and Lou Show recently (8/10/22) and tried to determine who is still wearing turtlenecks. I'm not saying they are not fashionable, I don't really know but I'm certain the turtleneck is a very specific look.

We decided that there are certain professionals who are most likely to wear turtlenecks. Below are some of the jobs that Large Dave and I came up with. Dave was filling in for Ethan on the Ethan and Lou Show.

Community Theater Director - This is worn in conjunction with those jackets with elbow patches.
Author - Look at the back-jacket of every book you've ever read and tell me I am wrong.
Science Professor - How can you teach Science if your neck is cold?
Librarian - The lady librarian is big on turtlenecks.
Vape Store Owner - 1 in 5 vape store owners rock a turtleneck, that is just science.
Karate Instructor - Google Jean-Claude Van Damme
Essential Oils Salesman - When you work out of your garage, you're bound to catch a chill.
Dance Instructor - The male dance instructor is a seductive beast but never more seductive than when they are rocking a T-neck.

Later we asked our listeners to share what professionals are most likely to wear turtlenecks, this is what they came up with.

  • Johnny Love - I think a Proctologist would wear a turtleneck
  • Colonel Forbin - Ski instructor
  • Diddle Me Timbers - D Bags Wear turtle necks
  • Rachel F In Patterson - The reporters on NPR must wear turtlenecks.
  • J Nez - I can see a librarian wearing a turtle necks with the glasses on the tip of their nose.
  • Debbie - Enjoying Large and Lou. I hate to say it but I’ve seen a lot of Cops in turtle necks.
  • Big John - The hot chick on Scooby Doo wore a turtleneck.
  • Satchel of Richards - I hear areola inspectors are big on turtlenecks.

Below is some of our discussion about the turtlenecks.

P.S. Issey Miyake was born in Hiroshima and survived the atomic bomb when he was seven years old.

P.S. #2 - To my essential oils fans, relax it was a joke. My wife has me using essential oils for everything, and the woman who sells them to us does very well (does not work out of her garage). Seriously, relax, we're all going to die soon.

Inner Sanctum - Behind the Curtain on Danbury's Mysterious Free Masons

John Arizzi is the sitting Worshipful Master for Danbury’s Union Lodge #40 of the Ancient Free and accepted Masons. Arizzi described his role to me in layman’s terms, saying that in any other organization, he’d be called the President. This position is voted on every year by the group, and Arrizi has held the position multiple times. Arrizi was my tour guide into a world many people never see, the inner sanctum of Danbury's Free Masons. 

The Danbury Free Masons meet in a building at 337 Main Street. The building was originally the Meeker mansion. The Meekers were the prominent Danbury family who ran Meeker's Hardware. It's worth noting, that a separate Masonic Lodge is headquartered in the same building, Lodge 39. Lodge 39 is originally from Georgetown, CT but when their member numbers dwindled, they sold their building and moved to Danbury. 

Danbury Area Residents Showoff Their Recent Moon Photos

I happened to be awake for the partial lunar eclipse on Friday morning (11/19/21), I'm always awake, and out of the house around 4 am for work but I nearly missed it. I knew about it the celestial event but I forgot when I woke up. Then, I was driving down Route 7 towards Brookfield, CT headed for the I-95 studio and the sight punched me in the face. I saw one of the most brilliant and vivid moon scenes in my life. What jumped out at me was how well I could see the shape of the moon. The eclipse itself transformed the moon from a circle into a sphere for me, it made me feel small and insignificant in the best way possible. While the lunar eclipse was a show worth seeing, it was not the only day the moon was working magic on anyone willing to look up, there has been a show in the sky for the past few weeks. I snapped a few photos of the moon's majesty last week (11/16/21), posted one and asked the Ethan and Lou Radio Show (I-95) listeners to share theirs, this is what they sent me. 

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