My new superlative

“I don’t give a flying fuck at a rat’s ass”

Although it saddens me to discover that phrase doesn’t google empty.

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goals

1. outlive David Attenborough.

2. outlive Queen Elizabeth II

My goals have sort of telescoped the last few years.

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Quotes updated to modern sensibilities

“WILL NO ONE RID ME OF THAT UNGRATEFUL COCKSUCKER?”  — Henry II

“My name is Lex Luthor.” –Satan, Mark 5/9

“THAT GUY CALLS HIMSELF A FUCKING WRITER. AND SHE CAN’T FUCKING WRITE, EITHER.” –Mark Twain on James Fenimore Cooper and Jane Austen

“Hey, what is that, a .44 magnum?” –Macbeth

“Call me Lex Luthor.” –Herman Melville

“Things are going alright, I suppose.”  –Charles Dickens

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10 years

I missed the 10 year anniversary of this blog by a month.

Ten years turns out to be a long time.

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Brontosaurus

Biggest dinosaur ever discovered does not have a name yet.

Come on, you assholes! Brontosaurus! BRONTOSAURUS!

BRONTOSAURUS!

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cold hard beer

beeryouonlyfren

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cnn’s helpful hints on Ebola identification

“Ebola’s symptoms: Five you need to know”

Actual headline on cnn.com.

“Martian Invasion: will the Dow be affected?” can’t be far behind.

First of all, I’d walk through the newsroom and fire everyone tapping on their cellphones. You and you and you. And you there. Also you.

That’s pretty much the only step.

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this song will fade out

One of my all-time favorite videos. Ron Mael’s strip-tease makes me laugh just thinking about it.

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I hope nothing ever happens to me in my life like that again

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Focus

Hocus Pocus, by Focus, always leaves me cheery and laughing. Which I think was one of the main points to it.

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those traveling wilburys

The first album I ever bought from a *store* was ‘On the Third Day’ by ELO. As a proto-collector, I went on to buy several other ELO albums as my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th albums that I bought at a store.

The first album I ever bought from *anyone* was an Apple label Beatles compilation album. It was from some guy my older brother knew, and it was great. Which is as may be.

I liked that ELO album; its revelation was that an entire album could be filled with songs I liked.

That has been said. The next thing I say is I’ve never understood how or why Jeff Lynne was included in the Traveling Wilburys. It irritates me still to this day.

George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne.

I barely understood ‘Out of the Blue’ as a thing that wasn’t just a giant money grab, and I couldn’t pull that off for ‘Discovery.’

What the hell is Jeff Lynne doing in there? Did he own the fucking studio, or what?

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a thing

Here’s my standard, kneejerk response to reading the headline of most cnn.com articles: “I don’t give a shit about your goddamn xxx.”

I vacillate between thinking I’ve become unbelievably cynical and thinking reportage has become unbelievably cynical. Either way, it’s a painful thing, and becomes exponentially more painful if I *see* a report on television instead of read about it online. Therefore I avoid tv news as much as I can.

God damn Time’s inexorable marching fucking forward.

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Do you do poison?

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how do they put the skin on?

The other Cheese Sketch

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RIP Lou

Love has gone away and there’s no one here now, and there’s nothing left to say; but, oh, how I miss him, baby.

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“That’s why I blinged them well up.”

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Women: for god’s sake, sort yourself out

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last of the manatees

manatees!

Late season manatees? Early season manatees? Beats me. Y’all are supposed to be up in the Everglades right now.

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Christ of the Abyss, Dry Rocks, N 25 07, W 080 17

 

Close,

closer,

closest.

Shot with my I-phone, encased in a thing!

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