Tuesday, September 30, 2014

tynan starts a cruise gang, cruises hard.

Over the past 20 years, the population of monarch butterflies has fallen dramatically — from a high of 1 billion down to only 35 million last winter, a decline of over 90 percent. 
monarchs aren't just cute little critters. like a canary in a coal mine, they are a way to monitor your environment - if the monarchs die, it's not that safe for people either.

Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Monday, September 29, 2014

The housing collective I live in is thinking of buying this $100,000 church, if we can pull it off.
We've been renting a similar sort of place.

http://www.salon.com/2004/11/15/andas_game/ a cory doctorow story in salon.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

in case i wan t to do a bit of self-improvement over the next month.


crazy idea: make a record (whatever the kids call them these days) of songs the clash later covered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttJBdr6eBuo clash bankrobber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eADdngEvvzg chumbawumba bankrobber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNFRoenaY_E hot __ tuna, bankrobber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-opWssGIDig ukepunk bandrobber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvNHXbTL7Oc vince taylor brand new cadillac original
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBoxSMjocww brand new cadillac brian setzer

clash on broadway, an album i dont know. mostly stuff that's on other albums but still.
every little bit hurts - a clash song that's new to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVKC5YE85Ks clash, hitsville in uk. w/ ellen foley.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp38HYNSz8c vince taylor i'm evil


Willie Williams armagideon time


James Waynes - Junco Partner (1951)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E5aF_rdX9Q police on my back the equals 1967

hmm it looks like somebody's already done this project


hill made of olive oil jars


Saturday, September 27, 2014

I see one movie a year. this year it was "the Equalizer". Denzel and Chloe.
Ok if you like explosions and shoot em ups. Denzel could play Obama.
His facial expressions bring some humour in between falling bodies. It's kind of "Taken 4."
I liked the movie and liked Denzel's main character, but the reason I paid for a ticket was Chloe.
She is not Hit-Girl in this movie, more of a redeemed-victim type.
Her part is small but sets up the rest of the action.
I have not seen the old TV show the movie is based on.


Also caught a few minutes of "Let's be Cops" by the New Girl cast, light fare
with a Wayans brother, Damon, and Jake Johnson as sidekick/partner. (sp)
Whoops, not a brother, a son. New Girl's Damon Wayons is the son of Damon Wayans who is in my favorite movie Earth Girls are Easy. I didn't get that sorted out till just now.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Instapundit rapier than usual.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


what is rosh hashana?

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrewרֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‎, literally "head of the year") is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (Hebrewיוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎, literally "day [of] shouting/raising a noise") or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days or יָמִים נוֹרָאִים Yamim Nora'im ("Days of Awe") which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day ofTishrei. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of humanity's role in God's world. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year".
5775 starts tonight i think.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014


TIL Americans spend an average of $540 per household on lottery tickets every year—about $100 more than we spend on milk or beer.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


NC Republicans see positives with voter ID credit

These changes and the pending photo ID mandate have created a rallying cry for opponents of the Republican agenda at the General Assembly, anchoring the "Moral Monday" movement. It's also spawned four separate lawsuits — including three federal cases — that call the measure discriminatory to minority voters.
A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will meet in Charlotte this week to hear arguments on an injunction to prevent elements in the law already implemented in the May primary from being used in the fall election.
"Our lawyers are battling in the courts, and we believe ultimately we will be victorious," the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, one lawsuit plaintiff. "We're deeply concerned about the (voter) suppression that all these laws could cause."

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/09/21/5189562/nc-republicans-see-positives-with.html#.VB9hnvldX94#storylink=cpy

Saturday, September 20, 2014







I met this guy yesterday. Today he gave a speech at the Indiana statehouse. I didn't hear much of the speech. We were busy setting up a table - fed 70 people got $106 in donations.


Friday, September 19, 2014


Thursday, September 18, 2014

"taken" by kermit the frog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


The Great Revolution In Pitcairn

A Twin I've never read, or heard of, till now, and I'm someone somewhat obsessed with both Twain and Pitcairn.


to clean an oven, put a quart of water and a cup of ammonia in there overnight. warm not hot oven, no bleach. scrub next day.

 I live within a mile of the Duesenberg and Stutz factories, and this morning I was reading and article on 3D printing and wondering whether the technology is there to dig up the old patents and start building some of these. 

i didn't have any idea what gamergate was, so
this was helpful. reddit censorship by mods was part of the deal, something i'm sensitive to.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Best interests of the dog


Maybe this is only funny to lawyers.

new discoveries at stonehenge.
i went to stonehenge in 1972, before it was all roped off as it is now.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

scottish coins. if applicable, vote yes next week.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

some free identity theft support from home depot for folks like me who used a credit card there.

Monday, September 08, 2014



Sunday, September 07, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

full movies on youtube

a farewell to arms gary cooper

the lathe of heaven, book by ursula le guin

chinese connection bruce lee

heathers christian slater

royal wedding fred astaire

penny serende cary grant, irene dunn. i like him but not his movies with her, havent seen this one.

another cary grant the amazing adventure

the naked city 1948 based on a book by weegee aka arthur fellig.

pinky. stars jeanne crain, my mom's cousin.

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