Call These Bastards

I am so sick and tired of unsolicited phone calls. Lately I’ve been getting a number of them that are recordings (thought that was illegal). Since there’s nothing one can really do about this, I’ve taken to paying them back in some small way for wasting my time. Whenever the recording leaves an 800 number, … Read more

A Look Back

It’s 1960 all over again! I love the fins and how they blend right into the rounded tail lights. Click on the image to see a large collection of similar images (the car shown below is 6 clicks into the series). EphemeraNow has a vast collection of car and truck advertisements from the 50’s and … Read more

Earth From the Air

Interesting aerial photos of a variety of Earth’s natural features are on display at a free, open-air exhibition in the gardens of the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. Click the image below to learn more and view all the images.

Love and Hate in Baghdad

I found an interesting blog, Baghdad Burning, written by a fellow (anonymous for security reasons) techie who used to work in downtown Baghdad. Used to, because as she is finding out, life isn’t always better now that Iraq has been liberated. But, that’s the topic of another post. I wanted to share one of Riverbend’s … Read more

What the World Thinks of America

Interesting responses to a worldwide survey regarding opinions about America and American culture; from the BBC: The BBC hosted a unique global television debate about America’s place in the world with 10 other national broadcasters. As part of the What The World Thinks of America programme, 11,000 people in the UK, France, Russia, Indonesia, South … Read more

Instructions for Life

Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama (via Greg): 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not … Read more

Won’t Get Fooled Again

It’s hard to fool the solid, patriotic citizens of America’s heartland. Here’s another example, brought to us by the Des Moines Register: John Ashcroft Is Coming To Town Refrain: Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: John Ashcroft is coming to town! He’s making a … Read more

On the Beach

Oh happy day! One of the most anticipated CDs of all time, Neil Young’s On the Beach, has finally been released. I picked up a copy yesterday at Tower, and it’s as enjoyable as ever! If you’re a fan of Neil, but came of age post-vinyl, you’ve probably not heard this wonderful 1974 album. For … Read more

We’re Still Waiting

This is the tail end of a once meaningful discussion over on > No. *I* have all the answers. Go ahead, ask me anything. 😉 OK. If a train left Philadelphia at 8:30 AM heading south and another train left Chicago heading west at 7:45 PM, both traveling at 18 MPH and fifteen minutes … Read more