Sunday, April 29, 2012

Duke meets a useful idiot

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The Duke Meets A Useful Idiot


Milk's favorite cookie

Res Ipsa Loquitur

The Battle of Athens

The Battle of Athens

I never heard about this but I believe something like this could happen again but on a much larger scale.

This is a short film, but the incident really did happen.  Athens is about 20 or 25 miles north Cleveland, Tenn.

Please watch this to the end.

This is the real reason why we have the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

Don M

El Correcto on all counts Don.

I demand satisfaction Senator Schumer ...

       WHAT GUMMINT Used to Do ...

Refuse to talk to or associate with, and whack with staff and cane
members of the other party,

Out-take from "American Experience  Dolley Madison (video)  Sorry for this clip quality.  At one point I became so excited I nearly passed out (as you can see) from the excitement of thinking "what if ...."    Yes.  I will argue that this toxic atmosphere was far better than the "comity" we now suffer.  No law passed without a fight is far preferable to the nanny state. If the Bladensburg dueling grounds were still active, a whole generation would today have no clue about the names Pat Leahy, Ted Kennedy, or Chuck Schumer. I rest my case.

Safety Warning in Arabic

We're in full compliance
(per your exact instructions chief)
Res Ipsa Loquitur

Tim W

Clothes Hangers

Perfect Gizmos and Gadgets                     

Clothes hangers.  Is the anything they can't fix?

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Much has been written about the consequences of losing land line communication, paper documents, and other old fashionables, but what about the wire close hanger?  Think about that when you think about survivability. If you haven't yet, you will the next time you need to fish something out of a sewer, or open a car door after you lock keys inside.  I know.

Taxing Apples

Apple 'avoiding billions in global taxes,' report claims
            —   As they should, you  berk.   

If you're not doing everything in your power to avoid taxes, you are indeed a berk!  Evading tax is illegal.   Ask  Mr. Charles B. Rangel.  Oh, I'm sorry.  You'll have to ask someone who's not an elected Democrat. Ask  Sec/Treasury Timothy Geithner.  Oh, I'm sorry.  You'll have to ask ... .

Rick and Linda

A personal story from cuzzin ricky
I would like to share an experience with you, about drinking and driving. A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks and eats with some friends at the steakhouse and I had a couple of cocktails and some rather nice red wine. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home. Sure enough, on the way home, I passed a police road block, but as it was a bus, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.
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The Trip

What a Trip
We were the first kids on the block to own a VHS player.  There were services where you could rent, and have delivered to your door a movie, and a player (BetaMax or VCR), but that seemed too expensive.  In 1982 I plunked down $1500 (12 million in 2012 money) for a  Canon video camera, portable recorder and player. MoSup was scandalized by the cost. but I reassured her that just having video memories of  the kids growing up would more than pay for it. In retrospect, I was right.

 The nearest source for videos was the public library, believe it or not.  It had a modest selection of tapes, one of which was My Dinner with Andre.  Since it was a free rental, it was shown numerous times to neighbors wanting to see this fabulous VCR device.   My Dinner With Andre.  I watched it at least 5 times. What made me think of that last night was The Trip.

While not nearly as droll as Andre, The Trip is 10 times more entertaining. And funny. For the BBC aficionado I need only say " .....  starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Steve agrees to review six restaurants in the north of England and takes Rob with him"   The entire series is available as a single movie on NetFlix. I love love loved it.

As an aside, one of our concerns with the VCR player was bringing into the house movies that were inappropriate for the kids.  To that end me and the MoSup screened every movie, using earphones, before the kids could watch.  Anyway, one of the new library movies I brought home one day was  Personal Best, a 1982 movie centered on a group of women trying to qualify for the American track-and-field team bound for the 1980 Olympic Games.  Our kids were all involved in sports, and it did come from the library, so I put it on for them, unscreened, while we made dinner.  Our kitchen reverie was interrupted however by the unmistakable sound of  pillow talk and heavy breathing.  SEX!.  I went into the den to find my kids watching slack-jawed as  Mariel Hemingway and real-life track star Patrice Donnelly engaged in, even by todays standards, graphic lesbian sex.   I watched it later at least 5 times. Then complained to the library that it ought contain a warning.