Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Breaking: Global Warming Scientists Hiding Icebergs Off New Zealand

Damned lying scientists.

Large numbers of icebergs last floated close to New Zealand in 2006, when some were visible from the coastline — the first such sighting since 1931.

The second time since 1931. Woo hoo!

More on the email fiasco here.


German Robin Hood Gets Suspended Sentence

Never even heard about this story:

The 62-year-old branch head of one German bank was hailed as a hero after she confessed to transferring money from rich customers to help her poorer clients. Already, she has been dubbed "Die Robin Hood Bankerin".

She was given a 22-month suspended sentence after moving more than €7.6m (£6.9m) in 117 transfers between 2003 and 2005. The court in Bonn was told that the employee, who has not been named, took no money for herself.

That's about $11 million US. I smell a movie.


Friday, November 20, 2009

"Where Were the Tea Parties?"

Good question.


Hit the Baby

* New posts appear above and below this one. *


Hit the baby and you can get my CD, Bottomfeeders, or just a song or two, at the great Oregon internet store, CDBaby. You can even listen to some samples over there.

Or get it by the song straight to your digital device at iTunes.

Thanks. That is all.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I got a line on you, babe

Spirit, 1968.

Spirit trivia: Guitarist Randy California (who wrote this song) was born Randy Craig Wolfe in Los Angeles in 1951. His family moved to New York City in the mid-1960s, and when he was just fifteen Randy became a member of Jimmy James and the Blue Flames - Jimi Hendrix's band. The bass player's name was also Randy. He was from Texas, and Hendrix dubbed him "Randy Texas." Randy Wolfe became "Randy California" - and he kept the name for the rest of his life.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Deep Thought

if I were a captured terrorist, I'd rather be treated like an awesome and terrifying terrorist than a simple thug.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Wow: India To Move All Zoo Elephants to Wildlife Parks

Hopefully we do the same some day soon.

Photo source


Reverend Moon is one Crazy Sumbitch

How can any serious journalist ever work for this guy?

"Father [Moon] said that he had originally trained Kwon Jin Nim to be the president of the United States. He said that Kwon Jin Nim might be appointed as a leader in the newspaper field.

The fifty states of America offered to create a statues of Rev. Moon but Father did not allow them to do so."

More very weird Moon looniness here.


They're Teabagging Each Other Now!

My goodness, hide the children.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vonnegut and Bogle Veteran's Day Post From Last Year

Vonnegut and Bogle, here.

And a special salute to my father, Donald. Thanks, pops.


O'Reilly: "We Can't Kill *All* the Muslims"

This is someone held up by a significant portion of our population as a respectable and thoughtful commentator. And he thinks it's perfectly normal to make an offhand comment implying that Americans actually want to kill every Muslim alive.

Even the kids, Bill?

We want to - but we can't. That's why we, in O'Reilly's thinking, try to "win hearts and minds." Because we can't kill them all.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

First Black Holes Created by Black Hole Machine

Just kidding. But the LHC has produced its first collisions - and the black holes will be produced any day now, I'm sure.

* Hit the "cern" tag below for more on this subject.


Friday, November 06, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Morning Music: Badfinger

The song that would not leave my head this morning:

And the most Beatle-esque thing about that Beatle-wanna-be band performing that very Beatle-like song, in my opinion: the use of the word "Sonny." Something just screams Beatles about that.