Monday, May 21, 2012

Street Hookahs And Islam

Street Hookahs And Islam

Res Ipsa Loquitur
Games People Play

Sleep Aids

In search of Zzzzzzzzzzzz

My habit is to go to bed with earphones on, listening to something on NetFlix that will  (1) do me some sleep learning, and,  most importantly, (2)  put me into that sleep. Quickly.  I think I do this to avoid recurring memories of having voted for Hubert Humphrey in 1968, and there was that thing under the bleachers at the prom.  if I give my brain its head.  Anyway, this is not as easy as it sounds.  Here are 5 of the latest

Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken Too fascinating.   No way I could keep eyes shut
Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for the Indus Script Too fascinating.   No way I could keep eyes shut
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Al Gore's hometown covered by seawater?  Too exciting a thought; animated the hell out of my brain.
"Under African Skies" chronicles the making of Paul Simon's solo 1986 album, I thought, what the heck.  I like that album, so I'll just let it lullaby me.  Way way too fascinating, and I spent half the night hopping around under the covers and was exhausted in the morning from lack of sleep.
Note By Note - The Making Of The Steinway Go figure. One of the most  fascinating documentaries I've ever seen.  That's right - "seen." I had too watch.  Exhausted in the morning.

However, last night I found the Rosetta Stone!    HELVETICA.  An 80 minute examination of a type face.  I quickly found myself wanting to slap the people doing the talking, but in a flash I was out cold.  Sleep in a can.

Intended as a sleep aid. I am not responsible for the consequences of watching this at work. 

Facebook and Friends

   The Facebook president in need of new friends

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Hope, change, friends. At a certain point in the past few years, Barack Obama and Facebook began to overlap in people’s minds. Not only did Mr Obama’s 2008 campaign demonstrate Facebook’s potency as an electoral tool, it also hired Chris Hughes – a Facebook co-founder – to do the job.

Mr Hughes is a donor to the Obama 2012 campaign. So too is Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, who recently hosted a fundraiser for Mr Obama in her home. Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s principal founder, is one of three American inventors Mr Obama cites when he extols US innovation – the other two being Thomas Edison and Bill Gates. [The Facebook president in need of new friends]

On the road with Doug M

On The Road With Doug M


Came down from the mountains a couple days early due to traffic and possible bad weather.  This is the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just over 6000'. It's also the only pic I got with my biker gang.

Doug M