Thursday, July 27, 2006



Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Odd Terrain in China

A bizarre man-made piece of fake land set up on real land found by a German on Google Earth.

Specualation abounds that it might have a millitary purpose, since it very closely resembles a disputed area between China and India...

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Friday, July 21, 2006


Friday Night...

...I like Friday Night...

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Blogs...and the offices that hate them...


The New New Orleans


Sound idea...

Monday, July 17, 2006


My lovely daughter Emily is balancing things on me while I work, and taking pictures with my RAZR.

We are all amused.

NOTE: I am not a monk. I'm just going bald.

Darwin's Finch

Brought to my attention by Lukadia at livejournal: Darwin's Finch is further proving his theory of evolving.


Blog From Lebanon

This is the Blog of a lady in Lebanon, the friend of a son of a friend of some dear friends of mine in Florida. Quite a path, yes.

Like my friends who brought this to my attention, I know nothing about her, but I agree with their assessment that the reading is interesting.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Warren on Decision '08

BRILLIANT, as usual. Not always, but usual.

From: Warren Ellis
Date: Jul 14, 2006 8:16 PM
Subject: Thought For The Night

Someone at Heroes Con asked me, during my marathon three-and-a-half-hour stage thing there, what I thought would happen in the US presidential race in 2008.

My abiding hope is that it turns out to be Arnold Schwartzegger versus Jesse Ventura.

If only for the debates.

It wouldn't be two lecterns on a stage, see. It'd be a ring, marked out with stones on dirt. And two swords would be thrown into the ring. Then Arnie and Jesse would be pushed into the ring, and there'd be that music that was played on the old STAR TREK whenever Captain Kirk had to fight somebody.

The ad sales for the first commercial break in the debates would, on their own, wipe out the American budget deficit.

You're welcome.

-- W

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Jugband Blues

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Piper's Last Call

It was announced a little bit ago that Syd Barrett died at the age of 60. He's been suffering from Diabeties, and hasn't made any music in a dog's age. Allmusic entry.

The early Pink Floyd stuff had a very profound influence on my writing and, such as it was when I performed, my playing. This was NOT the way I wanted to end what had been a very good show today.

I'm planning a small tribute on the morning show tomorrow.

Godspeed, Syd. Wish you were here.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sox/Sox Game 3

Chicago White Sox Postgame Alert

July 9, 2006

Boston 5, Chi. White Sox 6 at U.S. Cellular Field
Boston Record: (53-33)
Chi. White Sox Record: (57-31)

Winning pitcher - Cliff Politte (2-2)
Losing pitcher - Rudy Seanez (2-1)
19 innings. Wow. Longest game ever played at The Cell.

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BOS HR - M. Lowell (11)
CWS HR - J. Dye (25) T. Iguchi (10)

Next Chi. White Sox Game: July 14, 2006 07:05 PM ET vs. New York Yankees

Monday, July 03, 2006

...and why not?

the porno version of YouTube, it would seem
(via Warren)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

My Bucs begin planning ten-loss season

Bucs Sign Fiedler

POSTED: 5:36 pm EDT June 29, 2006

Tampa, FL -- (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a veteran quarterback to backup starter Chris Simms, agreeing to a contract with Jay Fiedler on Thursday.

Fielder entered the league in 1994 as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent four years with the club learning under the tutelage of Tampa head coach Jon Gruden, who was the Eagles' offensive coordinator at the time.

After two brief stints in Minnesota and Jacksonville, Fielder joined Miami in 2000 and was the Dolphins' starter for five seasons. However, injuries gradually took a toll on Fielder, limiting him to just eight games in 2004. He signed with the New York Jets before last season to serve as a backup to Chad Pennington. He eventually had a chance to play in the third week of the season once Pennington went down with a season-ending injury, but Fielder suffered his own season-ending injury in the same game, a torn labrum.

For his career, Fielder has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 11,844 yards with 69 touchdowns and 66 interceptions. He has also rushed for 854 yards with 11 touchdowns.

Tampa also agreed to terms with tight end Matt Kranchick. To make room for Fielder and Kranchick on the training camp roster, the Buccaneers released wide receiver Ben Nelson and tackle Stefan Rodgers.