Saturday, March 28, 2015

Who knew...

... there was an Indiana in Pennsylvania and that they had a University with a men's basketball team in the Division 2 national title game?

As a resident of Central Florida, I knew about Florida Southern College with several buildings designed by Frank Floyd Wright.

 Did not, however, know the College men's basketball team would play for and win the Daivision 2 championship.  Yay! Moccasains!

Not Ready for Prme Time: Ted Cruz Edition

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

John Ellis Bush (JEB!) runs for president

JEB! says maybe this time a Bush would get something right.

No word on whether spawn of Satan Dick Cheney will nominate himself for vice president.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Terrorism: Direct Flights to Arab Emrates

Orlando International Airports today announced direct flights to and from United Arab Emirates  That way terrorists can kill you going and comng.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stupid Crrok News; Wait, this might make most enterprising crooks ever!

Look, as a society with rule of law, we do not condone thievery, and seek to jail thieves, even if they do steal a $100,000 worth of toothbrushes.  What did the thieves, Clint and Mary Curtis, do, walk in Walgreen's and stick bushels of toothbrushes down their pants.

Also, where did they sell their purloined wares?  As for me, common sense dictates using great care in selecting what to put in my mouth, and will buy mine at Walgreen's thank you very much.

Buying toothbrushes at a flea market or out of the trunk of a car?  No bloody way!

Toothbrush Bandits (Gum Cassidy And Oral Hygiene Kid)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

My Intervention

My family staged an intervention for me.  They asked me to start drinking again.

"You get really mean when sober."

"You use sarcasm because you can't speak honestly when sober."

"When sober, you act like a real ass."

This from people related to me by blood who don't know me.

Thanks, guys.

Danny Trejo, from San Quentin prison to actor

Trejo, who has his own brand of movies--the Machete series--uttered the immortal line, "Machete don't text."  Also, turns out he has quite an interesting back story.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mean Tweets: President Obama Edition

HappY Pi Day: 3.14159265359

While for most uses people use 3.14 to calculate circumference or diameter of a circle, people have also calculated pito a million and trillion decimal places.

Many Americans let distaste for Mathematics fester from grade school or even through high school; we can hardly live without it.  Math can prove a harsh mistress as those many bank overdraft charges show; nevertheless with it, engineers and architects and programmers design our modern world.

Parents if you feel intimidated by your child's math homework, learn alongside them.  Old dogs can learn new concepts.  Teach your children well.

Celebrate mathematics!  Start today especially as it marks Super Pi Day: 3-14-15.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Iron Man Gives Bionic Arm to Boy

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[Robert Downey Jr., who stars in "Iron Man" as Tony Stark, posted a two-minute video on Twitter of his meeting with 7-year-old Alex Pring, of Groveland, on Thursday. (View the video by clicking the link above)

"When I flew to Georgia, I had to stay in a hotel for about two days," said first-grader Alex Pring, who didn't know much, except that he was getting a new 3D-printed arm.

The clip starts with Alex and Albert Manero, a UCF aerospace engineering student, walking down a hallway on Saturday in Atlanta. Manero and his UCF group, Limbitless Solutions, produces 3-D printed bionic arms for children and designed Alex's first bionic arm in 2014.

Downey greets Alex and tells him he is another bionic expert. He then presents Alex with a matching Iron Man arm.]

The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello): "Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pink Floyd: "Us and Them"

Chuck Lorre Vanity Card: True but censored, #375

Censored because Republicans can't handle the truth.

[Forgive me a moment of political reflection, but I'd like to take this opportunity to discuss something that's been on my mind for a very long time. I've always understood the Republican Party to have, as its central platform, the idea that human beings should never be dominated by a monolithic government which tells them how to live their lives. I like that. It feels like a fundamental truth, and I can't imagine any right-minded person finding fault with it. I've also noticed that there are many in the Grand Old Party who insist on telling people exactly how they should live. For example: Alcohol, yes. Pot, no. Straight marriage, yes. Gay marriage, no. Jesus, yes. Others prophets, no. The death penalty, yes. Abortion, no. Capitalism, yes (by force if need be). Collectivism, hell no! Added to this is an inclination to find anyone who chooses these other paths to be deeply repugnant. All of which causes me to wonder, is there a middle ground? In fact, are there big political gains awaiting those of a conservative bent if they can figure out a way to celebrate individual freedom while simultaneously tolerating diversity of opinion and lifestyle? With that in mind, I humbly propose the following slogan designed to both embrace this paradox and ignite the general electorate in the coming presidential campaign.] emphasis added

Pink Floyd: "Money"

"In optics, a prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light."

Saturday, March 7, 2015

National Cereal Day 7 March

Honey Nut Cheerios Taste Great!  Oh wait, Frosted Diabetes Flakes useses that as logo.  Wonder if plain Cheeios with me adding sugar have less sugar than Honey Nut?

          This looks new.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The World Found My Town

Growing up in the 1970's in the paradise of Indian Harbour Beach, FL offered many advantages, not the least of which lies in geography; my town--affectionately known as IHB--made up one of a number of small towns on a barrier island stretching from Cape Kennedy in the north to Sebastian Inlet to the south.

In practical terms, my world felt bounded by Patrick Air Force Base to the north and Indiatlantic in the south as several cozy bars lay between those limits, with 3 causeways with bridges connecting mainland to the beaches, with by my count 5 separate police forces.  If these police see a car with more than 1 minority they figure it gang activity and pull over the car.

For geography and other reasons, this area remained relatively untouched by serious crime, murders especially, perhaps only 3 in maybe 4 decades.  Pot smoking generally keeps people pretty peaceful.  Sure, we probably have our share of minor bar fights, but certainly not assault with intent to commit premeditated murder, even if it were over stolen marijuana.

So it came as quite a shock to read about an attack with a crowbar that left a teen with skull fractures on both sides of his head.  On the same day online, the Today paper carried a story about a woman found dead at a construction site.  I have yet to read whether that pronounced a homicide, but all signs point to yes.

The homicide capped off a tough few days for the beach side city. Investigators arrested three teens for a brutal crowbar attack on another teen earlier that week allegedly over drugs.

PS: To wannabe felons or killers, don't talk about your planned crimr


Monday, March 2, 2015

Just Like Dan Hill's Blues

Ain't no bars on my windows
but chains 'round my heart.

Lawd, Jesus, help me be free.
Lawd, Jesus, help me be free.

Dem ole Philistines dey hunt me,
While I run and hide.  (Repeat)


My Pharisee heart done lead me
down into my grave.  (Repeat)


Livin' in my own grave so long
Can't climb me on out.

Jesus, You came for me to save.
Please help me from my grave.