One hopes the artist didn’t buy all this stuff just to make pictures of it.
I’m taking advantage of the miserable weather to rent a lot of movies.
The Economist wrote an obituary for Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign that is pretty much dead on, as it were.
Most of the time news passes without comment here but I found a few small items of interest this week.
I have an idea. Let’s turn death into a resource for energy independence. We can hook up crematories to the power grid so that our precious corpses don’t just go up in smoke without contributing to the economy. For those who prefer burial we can harness the awesome energy of cadavers released during decomposition, or […]
I’m half-listening to Frontline as I clean my kitchen. It’s about teenagers and how they use the Internet to socialize.
I saw a meet today between the UI Hawkeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
It is cold and it’s going to get colder this weekend. After a sort of warmish day yesterday (high of 37 degrees F) it is 8 degrees now and after a low of 8 below tonight it will reach a balmy 0 tomorrow.
A couple of weeks ago I scooped up the jars and piles of coins on my dresser, counted them, and fit them into many paper rolls. This Saturday, I brought the rolls to my bank in my canvas shopping bags. And the bank wouldn’t accept them! I was incensed. I’ve never been to a bank […]
I finally dragged my butt out of bed a few minutes early and stopped by a body shop to make an appointment. In a couple of weeks my ice-storm mishap will be erased. Behind the counter of the shop’s reception desk was a white board with a list of jobs. The list included one “’08 […]
I have to point out an excellent and exciting article by my friend Lara, a reporter somewhere in exurban Atlanta.
For a slightly different perspective on the news, read Pravda! Sheesh.
Evrim was chiding me the other day because I’ve never seen “American Graffiti”.
Look what I found! The Electric Company! I only vaguely remember this show from when I was very, very young, and I probably saw it in reruns. However, I believe it is the source of every memory I have of a warped cartoon or TV character–anything I’m pretty sure I didn’t see on Sesame Street. […]
I talked to a co-worker who supported Obama about the caucuses. I mentioned I wasn’t impressed with Obama. He likes him because he has charisma and he thinks he’s the best candidate who can bring about the changes he wants. I’m hearing the same things from the talking heads tonight. I will say I was […]
I caucused with the Democrats tonight.
The sled was made in Canada, presumably by Canadians with actual knowledge of wooden sled-making.
Last night was the first New Year’s Eve that I ever spent in the Central Time Zone.