Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lets Divvy Up

Oh My


Commies, Nazis - all the same

Putin Marches into the Rhineland
West offers no resistance 


Apple Dumplings
                      —     you berks

...Steve  Jobs’s successor at Apple, Tim Cook, was asked at the annual shareholder meeting by the NCPPR, the conservative finance group, to disclose the costs of Apple’s energy sustainability programs, and make a commitment to doing only those things that were profitable.

Mr. Cook replied –with an uncharacteristic display of emotion–that a return on investment (ROI) was not the primary consideration on such issues. ...  The company does “a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive. We want to leave the world better than we found it .... If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock.” [Full]

When I saw this in March, I (like many of you) thought, "What a prick!"  So much for fiduciary responsibility.  And also an insight into Cook's character perhaps.  I'll make this short. 

Wife gave me a new iPad Air last week.  She, in turn, took my old iPad I (5.111).  I wiped it clean;  re-registered to her, and went about restoring  the apps I knew she'd enjoy. Like NetFlix, iBooks, Kindle, and a host of others.  But, guess what?  All of the afore mentioned, and many others,  were denied with the message "This App Requires ver 6 or Higher."  WTF?  I used these apps, on that box, last week. 

I'm not alone.

It gets worse.  Not only are there no Kindle or iBooks;  there are no book reader apps available. None. Once you give them up, there ain't no going backThe plaintive cry across Apple land is—

"How can I read books on an IPAD1 with OS 5.1.1"

... you pricks!

Hell freezing over maybe?

It was 70ยบ at Noon, yesterday

oohh oooh AAHHHH eee eeeeeeeeeeee

oohh oooh AAHHHH eee eeeeeeeeeeee

The Devil you say!

The Age of Obamrarius

A little help here boss ...

O.K.  Now, I never got serious about earning my doctorate in linguistics.   Took a couple post-grad level courses and realized how much it would cost me in tuition and lost wages and all, so I just went to work teachin reg'lar English classes at the university level.

Since I don't have the terminal degree in etymology and nonce words and a pro pos diction cuteness, I must ask you to be patient with me and help me out when my knowledge is incomplete, as with the following somewhat paradoxical situation:

The Satanists, the Devil Worshippers, the Diabolotrists, the Demoniacs are now insisting on allowing prayer in schools from K-12.  Yes, children praying in school.  The only stipulation is that they pray to Satan.  Now . . . what IS le mot jus which covers this twist of events????  I think it's a brief word, about 5 letters with 3 distinct syllables, kinda like ivory, but I think it has the letter n in it.  Anybody know?

Prof. Metzger

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray to Satan in gore I'll steep
That Christian blood will form a lake
From which I'll drink, my thirst to slake