Sunday, February 27, 2011

Morgan Freeman

La-la-la with Morgan Freeman

 I've had various (la-la-la-la) go-to outlets over the years, for when I'm feeling "bad stuff" overload (ahem).  RFD-TV was one.  Some will remember me posting cattle auction videos.  More recently I turned to EWTN (Catholic TV), but their world news is really very good, which means very troubling.  I feel guilty using eff-words in church, so to speak.  Lately I turn to my cache of Through the Wormhole episodes, narrated by Morgan Freeman. I can't think of a better speaking voice than his.  Add to that his acting career.  No, not just that every movie he makes is eminently watchable; it's that he's the rare Hollywooder who seems to be grounded; nowhere close to your typical movieland left-bot.  He's someone very easy to like.

 Anyway, I go to sleep listening to Wormhole every night, and every morning I wake with a wonderful understanding of quantum physics - that I unfortunately can't remember.  Maybe Freeman's best moment - maybe the best moment any American has ever had - is this 60 second clip from a Black History Month interview with Mike Wallace.  Morgan Freemen may be the smartest guy in the country.

Just ask a Jap

Just ask a Moslem
Rollover for text

Not all Nipponese were bad to the core, but their leaders damn well were, and created a culture that would dictate a war to the death with them.  We acted like we knew it too.  Just ask a ____________ (Choose from Moslem, Democrat)  ... .

SR-71 Blackbird, over Libya

How a Pilot Risked His Life To Spy On Libya

Danger Zone
  We had crossed into Libya and were approaching our final turn over the bleak desert landscape when Walter informed me that he was receiving missile launch signals. I quickly increased our speed, calculating the time it would take for the weapons-most likely SA-2 and SA-4 surface-to-air missiles capable of Mach 5 - to reach our altitude. I estimated that we could beat the rocket-powered missiles to the turn and stayed our course, betting our lives on the plane's performance.

After several agonizingly long seconds, we made the turn and blasted toward the Mediterranean 'You might want to pull it back,' Walter suggested. It was then that I noticed I still had the throttles full forward. The plane was flying a mile every 1.6 seconds, well above our Mach 3.2 limit. It was the fastest we would ever fly. I pulled the throttles to idle just south of Sicily , but we still overran the refueling tanker awaiting us over Gibraltar. [Full Article]
In these matters, real life is always more exciting than Hollywood.
cuzzin ricky

Smart Phone Beats Speeding Ticket

Smart Phone Beats Speeding Ticket
Half the traffic tickets I've collected, including all two in Virginia, were the result of dishonest coppery, a.k.a. cops who made stuff up, a.k.a. lying pit-faced lowbrows with a badge*.  So this is received with much clap-calp-clappery. .

A student describes how he was able to get out a speeding ticket by whipping out his Android.

The cop cited him for going over 40 mph in a 25 zone, which he was too frazzled to contest at the time. After he had cooled down and parked his car later, he remembered that he had been running the My Tracks app by Google which records your GPS info and speed. Pulling up the data, he found that he hadn't been speeding. When his court date arrived, he plead not guilty, presented his GPS data, and successfully got out of the ticket. Nice!
Plea-bargaining 101
*On four occasions - when the cops had me dead to rights - I was let off with a warning.  Go figure.

Newly Released Ted Kennedy FBI Files

Newly Released FBI Files:
Ted Kennedy Was a Pompous,
Commie-Sympathizing Pervert,
i.e., a Perfect Democrat Icon

Ted Kennedy Funeral Mass

Bedhead Peek

Agent Bedhead
a peek

Agent Bedhead
Agent Bedhead allows us the tiniest peek into her enigmatic self.

Agent Bedhead lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She and her little black heart can be found at

That glimpse courtesy of PAJIBA, which published her article Farrelly Bros. Career Assessment: Spooge Only Shoots So Far

Hmmm.  Tulsa, huh.  I'm wondering if she isn't really Merrily?!?

PS: A good article too.

Traffic Cancon

Today's Traffic-Con

For fun in the good way only.  Do not attempt if it's against the law, or you may get a ticket.

You first. No You first

UN-freakin’ believable

Yes, I want
to stroke out  
This is pacifist Sunday for me; where I avoid anything to do with u-no-hu.  So I'll let Doug do it.  I'm going with fun, sunshine and giggles.

No, I want to be happy

You go first - No, you go first

I think I have a cold

Les proches de la mort du roi de France Real

Les proches de la mort du roi de France Real

You may have noticed that I've been less posty than normal the past week or so.  Just now MoSup said something that validates what I've thought all along.

"Oh, poor baby.  This is probably the worst flu anyone has  suffered through ever - and
lived.  I'm going to call Disease Control because they'll surely want to study you."

I'm not a complainer, and usually she's dismissive of my near death experiences,  but, well, I thought you should know. I'll continue to suffer through *cough*  this crisis silently.


WTF Toys

Culture Bubbled
"You know them bubble pack toys in the store?
They're windows into our cultural soul."
General Douglas MacArthur, 2 September 1945

Culture Bubble