Saturday, April 30, 2016

new, to me, stephen tobolowsky movie trailer.
i don't pay for hulu so haven't seen the rest yet.
just watched laura prepon in "the kitchen", 2012.
nice little movie shot in the kithcen at her character's 30th birthday party.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Monday, April 25, 2016

hunter s thompson and charlie rose

At the studies I do, it's always interesting what the other guys do for a living - most of them have day jobs and are not full time lab rats. One guy, it turns out, is a webmaster for a cat that has a big internet following.
Oscar the blind kitten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJV1WVWbyNU


expose of "locally sourced".

Sunday, April 24, 2016

bennie goodman and swing dancing
glenn miller, fred astaire
boogie woogie
piano in a mall

Friday, April 22, 2016


supreme court oral argument about implied consent and drunk driving.


Today I Learned who the Duke of Lancaster is.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince found dead.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

this blog interests me. their politics are somewhat the opposite of mine but they make some good points.

interesting insight about social security:
the poor die younger, the rich die older. the result is that the rich collect about 30% more in social security than the poor. somebody could crunch the numbers to show that whites get more for social security than blacks do. i do not know the details of who pays in what.

i have my own anecdote about social security. i have been disabled since 2001. consequently i don't get a paycheck. i'm not complaining, i get by from self-employment. on paper, my self-employment is a wash; everything i make is deductible, so i end up not paying in much to social security via fica.
so they've said that since i'm not paying in, i don't qualify for disability pay. not that i ever applied for it, but they are saying i couldn't if i wanted to. i'm not eligible for disability coverage because i'm disabled. i find this mildly ironic. to somebody else, it could be devastating. i just fall back on my "white privilege" and a bit of hustle. i juggle three small businesses and am comfortable.
but someone else in the same situation could be getting screwed over.

best analogy i've seen today:
"Really, to have the full impact, you have to listen to the entire hearing, because like the thirteenth stroke of a clock, the exchange calls into question all that came before it, including the criticism of the CFPB". 

part of today's email from dan coats:
The U.S. tax code is a tangled web of exemptions, deductions, credits and other special-interest preferences that costs Hoosier families and businesses valuable time and resources. Rather than benefiting our economy, the current tax system is an anchor dragging down economic growth and stifling job creation.
Case in point: The Internal Revenue Service estimates that Americans across the country spend more than six billion hours each year preparing and filing their taxes. Recent estimates of what it costs taxpayers to comply with our tax system range as high $987 billion annually. Sheer complexity forces 90 percent of taxpayers to either turn to a paid preparer or buy software to figure out their tax burden. 
History shows that a simpler, flatter and fairer tax system will help make our country more competitive, create jobs and reduce our national debt. Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan teamed up with lawmakers from both parties to pass the Tax Reform Act of 1986....

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Circle
Directed byJames Ponsoldt

Based onThe Circle
by Dave Eggers
 This looks like it might be worth $11.50, or $23 if I could find a date.
Demolition also looks good. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172049/

Will Smith shot to death following road rage incident in New Orleans, reports examiner.com.

The Bernie who cried Wolf:
Selected quotes from the New York debate:
Wolf! Wolf! Can I--
--with Senator Sanders eight prior times. I have said the exact same thing--
Wolf. Wolf. Excuse me, Wolf?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Imagine a Skinner Box—you know, the little experimental chamber where rats hit a button and get a reward—that fills you with existential angst every time you pull the lever. Would you pay $3 for the privilege? - washington post review of Horace and Pete, louis ck's show.

Thursday, April 14, 2016



Monday, April 11, 2016

I’m giving myself an A this month, because I finished a thing I needed to write so I could finish the thing I had to write so I could start the thing I want to write.

Wisdom from my blogfather, Wil Wheaton. I wrote for 3 hours today and then spent 8 hours not writing the thing i wanted to start yesterday.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

About the Indiana Law Blog

If you are trying to access the Indiana Law Blog, it has gone dark,
effective late Thursday, March 31, 2016.
However, the search for a sponsor has not quite ended,
it is possible the ILB may return within a few weeks.
update: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/14/indiana-law-blog-back-online-monday/83024214/


Friday, April 01, 2016

also my other computer gets online just fine at mcdonalds, it was just having a hard time at work and the coffeeshop, so it's not broken. which is good because i had some files on here i'll need.
so i'm going to go in and have some hash browns, not hungry, but just to pay for using their wifi.

oops. i seem to have reset the blog template by accident, "on accident" as the kids say, so i've lost my sidebar.  ill get around to fixing this.

it's fixed. not sure what i did.

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