I had the good fortune to meet Scott’s widow Tammi eight years after his death. Even at that huge distance of time I could feel what a good man he must have been. I wish I could have met him but I’m grateful that his legacy has come to me to preserve and protect. It’s an honor to be associated with the Hofferber family. Rest in peace Scott, you are fondly remembered and greatly missed.
Two poems from my pal Deb “DJ” Johnson
Lovely ode to element 6!
Wonderful moment near the very end when the woman opens her eyes. Stunning since they were closed the entire video. Gorgeous, clever and engrossing stop motion. Hat tip to Bifurcated Rivets
Death Star Watermelon
Hilarious and spot-on attack ad parody. Rover will be banging his head on the desk, wishing these guys worked for him. The ad’s production quality is superb.
DOCUMERICA Project by the Environmental Protection Agency From the National Archives. Outstanding collection. GO SEE.
While our president is involved in dealing with the many emergencies in which our nation is now foundering, he fails to see the most urgent one.
Harmony Captivating little HTML5 drawing app by Ricardo Cabello. Works swell on the iPhone too. (Via Federico Viticci.) ★ [Daring Fireball]
Special south-to-north-of-the-border America to Canada hat tip to Doug’s Dynamic Drivel for Fart Facts Read about the dreaded ‘mud butt’
One lesson I learned growing up while watching Pop Mannion at work as our town supervisor is that a lot of people cannot make the connection between the taxes they hate to pay and the services they expect their town, state, and federal governments to provide.
From Say It Ain’t So Already: Here’s a nifty interactive graph showing how the money’s allocated.
James Winkler thinks the idea ‘money = free speech’ is a bad idea. I very much agree.
Killer funny animation. Long, too. Hat tip to Bifurcated Rivets.
Sam Javanrouh still has it. Incredible photography and LOTS of it.
Glen Greenwald on Alito. I was going to write, this will do nicely.
The Word from Winkler – News and Views from the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. – Word from Winkler Withholding food By Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals.
Screamingly funny twist on Casey at the Bat. From the comments at Wired.com’s live coverage of the Apple event “Jobs at the Bat” by Daren Gray (as largely thefted from Ernest Lawrence Thayer) . The Outlook wasn’t brilliant for the older tech that day: The score stood ten to one against, with but one inning
From Andy Wright via Laughing Squid. TOO FUNNY
People living in flood-runoff tunnels… how much worse does it have to get… Hat tip to Say it ain’t so already
Astoundingly beautiful! Hat tip to Say it ain’t so already!
Great post at the Agonist – go read.
Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border. He was pepper-sprayed and beaten and is now being held for assaulting a federal officer. Donate to his defense fund.
Stolen wholeheartedly directly from Malcha’s Sound Visions: If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, You may live in Canada . If someone in a Home Depot store Offers you assistance and they don’t work there, You may live in Canada . If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same
My dear friend DJ Cline was at the airport to greet me. Laughter ensued. My heart soars to be in this man’s presence. A quick trip to Target for toiletries became a comedy of social observations. His joie de vie is infectious and Gods how I needed infecting.
My dear friend Mary Pitt sent me this poem she wrote for her beloved husband. He too, has departed and this poem now has special meaning for me as well. Thank you Mumzee. Yet a While Walk with me yet a while, dear heart, The road is dark ahead I need your light to show
by Mary Pitt One may hear much speculation as to the future of the Republican Party as that once-august group find their following at a historic low and they have to turn for leadership to radio commentators and historic losers from their past. The most-asked questions in the television fora is, “Where is the future
From Sheila Stuff: I have learned over the past decade if I want to know what’s really going on in the United States, I have to cruise through the foreign media to see what’s creating a furor or causing a stink. So, while searching for the status of Spain’s on-again, off-again criminal proceedings against six
Some women stay at home and have kids. Some start businesses. My pal Karen Smith goes and has adventures. She’s my hero. Go read about her adventures at http://karensgreatadventure.blogspot.com/
Welcome to the blogsphere Mr. Lincicome, keep those sweatpants hitched up. (please)
by Mary Pitt I have been watching the news reports about the appointment of Kathleen Sebelius to the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services. There was a time when she was considered a possible candidate for the job of Vice-President and there is no reason why those who write the news for television
It’s Time for the Madness to Stop By Sheila Samples Sometimes it’s hard to come to grips with the truth — especially if that truth is about our own country, and is in direct opposition to everything we’ve been taught since childhood. Patriotism is in our genes, and through the years it has been a
By Vincent Guarisco February 23, 2009 “You can walk away from these stories today, but if you choose to follow them they will become a profound part of you and will deeply affect your life.” ~~Anthony Guarisco, Founder and director, International Alliance of Atomic Veterans (IAAV, with AAV here in the US), to photo-journalist James
by Mary Pitt Just three weeks after Barack Obama was sworn in, we are barraged with complaints because he has not yet wiped out all the vestiges of the Bush administration from the environs of Washington, D.C. We are daily confronted by newspaper items, editorials, and blogs telling us of his shortcomings and failure to
In your own words, describe what the Constitution of the United States means to you personally. Please limit your entries to no more than one thousand words, although well-written submissions will be considered. Humor and satire are also acceptable. You may also comment on other great founding documents, please provide web references. Bring it on!
Party Store Crashed By Actual Party Laughing Squid 2/9/09 5:31 PM Scott Beale Pranks Video Comments FIESTA (REMI GAILLARD)by nqtv via Neatorama This is a blog post from Laughing Squid.
by Mary Pitt As the spouse of a working man, often in remote areas and long before you woould find an H&R Block firm within easy driving distance, the job of filing the annual income tax forms fell to me. As the rules changed, it was necessary to study the instructions every year to remain
By Vincent L. Guarisco February 5, 2009 “Fighting fire with fire only gets you ashes”~~Abigail Van Buren Goodness gracious, please pass me an oxygen mask –quickly — so I can escape the dreaded plume! Whoa, I need some fresh air to replace the foul stench lingering from Dick Cheney! Indeed, Take a bow Mr. Dubious
(From a friend with inside experience in the music publishing business and extensive computer networking background, I trust his opinion implicitly.) RIAA and BSAS favorite lawyers taking top DOJ posts (from Gizmodo) I am not sure why the DOJ is packed with a bunch of corporate loving lawyers that like to sue people and business.
By Vincent Guarisco January 23, 2009 “When authoritarian forces seize control of a government, they typically move first against the public’s access to information, under the theory that a confused populace can be more easily manipulated. They take aim at the radio stations, TV and newspapers. In the case of George W. Bush in 2001,
From Doug’s Dyanmic Drivel A Must Read 23 January, 2009 (20:44) | Political If you only read one article this weekend (ya right like that’s going to happen eh ) this oral history of the Bush years, in Vanity Fair, is an absolute must. It’s 14 pages long though so grab a cup of joe,
by Mary Pitt Waddya gonna do when you’ve gone about as far as you can go? You want to open a window and yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more!” But, where you live there is nobody to hear you. Go ahead, yell your fool head off but
by Mary Pitt The greatest problem as the new President and the Congress attempt ro enact remedies to the very real problems of the poor, the disabled, and the laboring class, (not the much-broader “working class”), is that they do not know or understand exactly what it is that they are trying to “fix”. With
From George In Denver: Andrew Wyeth Has Died at 91
From DJCline.com 1. “It’s a bird strike? I didn’t even know they had a union!” go read the rest at DJCline.com
The Dynamic Driviller has this little snip from Harpers. Nice compilation of factoids with commentary:
by Mary Pitt With an economy that is sadly in the tank, a stock market that cannot get its feet back under it, with record and growing unemployment, and with working class and poor people suffering with too little income and too many expenses, the economists and politicians are quarreling over what will be required
The Dynamic Driveler is at it again. Go watch it at his house, I’ve seen it. yeesh.
The Agonist – “What Your Government Can Do, But Won’t“ Excellent.
by Mary Pitt The whole country is agog with the news of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and the billions he scammed from big investors, but nobody appears to realize that it is only the tip of a huge iceberg. There are other so-called legitimate institutions afloat in the private sector that are profiting from similar