Eeks… I Agree With Al Davis?????

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He wants to keep Jason Cambell as quarterback for the Raider… And, judging by the performance numbers, I  — ugh —  agree.

Satan, you better put on those ice skates!

Remember, This Is The Most Scientific Administration EVER…. except of course….

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When the science doesn’t support what you want to do. But hey, we can just do what the IPCC does when they really want to get you on their side but the rational behind it is shaky – Just claim that it’s peer reviewed. It’s the way climate science works, anyway.

You know, if falsifying reports to the government and this type of thing happens in the corporate world, the perps are subject to possible jail time for fraud. Will anyone get punished for this?

Still, the report said the administration did not violate federal rules because it had offered a formal apology and already publicly clarified the nature of the expert review.

But it’s all OK, because they later said they’re sorry!

And In The “Well, That Didn’t Take Long” Dept.

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Arguably the most prominent of the successful Tea Party winners from last Tuesday,   Rand “No — no more earmarks.” Paul now supports earmarks for his home state.

Honestly, I hadn’t expected the pledge to cut earmarks to last long, but I didn’t expect it to crumble in a week, and I certainly didn’t expect Rand Paul to be among the first to abandon this pledge. Oh well, as Glenn Reynolds likes to say – Meet the new boss, yadda, yadda. yadda….

The Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald – 35 Year Ago Today.

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Here are more meteorological details than you ever thought you’d know about this tragedy . Like many of my generation, I only know of the story through the lyrics of the Gordon Lightfoot song about the ship. As a kid, I remember listening to the song, and thinking that the Edmund Fitz must have been a real ship, and it was a sad story. It was hard to understand the lyrics coming through the tiny speaker of our little portable Radio Shack AM radio, great technology for 1976… it’s what we all had in the day. But the song, with its Witch Of November storm, had, and still has, a mystical quality about it.

Here’s a video of the GL song, with some vintage news footage covering the event. This is also dedicated to my dad, who so loved Lightfoots music. Enjoy.

Crap. I just got done watching the whole video. They list the names of the sailors lost, and I started to tear up a bit. When did I become so vulnerable to this kind of thing?

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PS. The song has a great guitar tone. Wonder what he was using?

PPS.

Uh Oh – China may be bigger economy than US within two years

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That’s the headline. But it’s not all a loss – We’ll still get the brunt of the blame for all the global warming and stuff.

Real Genius – Has It Been 25 Years????

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I can’t believe it’s been that long since the release of the uber-funny classic with Val Kilmer, before he got all serious and Doc Holiday on us! It was by far one of the best comedies from the 80’s.  Such wonderful dialog!

Chris Knight: So, if there’s anything I can do for you, or, more to the point, to you, you just let me know.
Susan: Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
Chris Knight: Not right now.
Susan: A girl’s gotta have her standards.

Jordan: Are you going to take me home to meet your parents?
Mitch: No.
Jordan: Why? Are you ashamed of me?
Mitch: No, them.
Jordan: Oh.

Chris Knight: You see Mitch, I used to be you. And lately I’ve been missing me so I asked Dr. Hathaway if I could room with me again and he said sure.

And one that I’ve used too many times… except with my own identity of course!

Darlington Recruiter: You *are* Chris Knight, aren’t you?
Chris Knight: I hope so. I’m wearing his underwear.

Here is a sample of the zany humor you’ll find throughout the movie.

Fun RG trivia (if you believe wiki) – To promote the film, the studio held what they billed as “the world’s first computer press conference” with Coolidge and Grazer answering journalists’ questions via computer terminals and relayed over the CompuServe computer network.