Friday, August 26, 2016

richard branson attacked by sleeping policeman.

Friday, August 19, 2016


Friday, August 12, 2016

Bert's "the Machine" story animated South Park style.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World" by Dan Koeppel
"Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World" by Peter Chapman


Saturday, August 06, 2016


elon musk interview

Monday, August 01, 2016


Out with the out crowd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGAPeGd9zBs
Been looking  for this for years. Saw it once on sesame street.

It is of course a spoof of Mama Cass's "In Crowd"

"don't go in the basement" trippy jazz/horror number from sesame street.
bonus: oh, it's danny elfman and oingo boingo.

a genuine  Hector Janse van Rensburg 


Sunday, July 31, 2016


I bought 3 books this week. For $50 I bought a) a book on Turner, one of my favorite artists since I was a kid getting dragged though a lot of art museums and b) Wild Fruits of the Americas by H D Thoreau. I'd never heard of it and it's interesting in itself and an almost lost book by Thoreau. My grandmother once gave me a copy of Walden and Civil Disobedience, and that's been an influence in my life. I need to see if it's online.

Then for 50 cents I bought "The Path to Power" the first volume of Caro's masterpiece biography of LBJ. I already have it, but 50 cents. I'm still waiting for volume 5.




Monday, July 25, 2016


Wednesday, July 20, 2016


currently watching Hornblower.

United States of America v. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Monday, July 11, 2016

whether weather or climate?
We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times | Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

new zealand guinea tree kangaroo, south american trashpanda.


Today I learned that back in 1774, the first continental congress issued a declaration of rights
which makes interesting reading. It talks about the right to trial by jury, the right to assembly and petition, the rights to liberty and property, and generally the rights of Englishmen.
found via volokh and randy barnett. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/04/what-the-declaration-of-independence-really-claimed-2/

Resolved, N.C.D. 8. That they have a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the king; and that all prosecutions, prohibitory proclamations, and commitments for the same are illegal.

Maybe someday I'll get a chance to quote part of that in a brief.

Friday, July 01, 2016


Thursday, June 30, 2016

So many of the sites I go to are places I was shown by Wil Wheaton.
Today he showed me  https://mubi.com. It's a site with 30 movies at a time for $6/mo, first month free. Their list of movies is amazing, and there are trailers and discussions and such.
I'll have to time my free month for when I'm in a study - this one's almost done.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Loved the book, just found out it's a website too.
It's about setting up yourself to have more privacy.

Monday, June 27, 2016

rodriguez (sp) interviews tarantino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIV6xjKHoCM

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