Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Shortest TED Talk Ever Given

When geeks have kids

Want It!

And a really big pencil to rewind the tape!

Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert

Fun songs and a funny guy. "Choctaw Bingo" is one of my favorite songs, reminds me of some folks I used to run with back in the day.

Separation of un-Church and State?

I've been doing the Fonda workout: the Peter Fonda workout. I wake up, take a hit of acid, smoke a joint, and go to my sister's house and ask her for money.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hosing Down The Prostitutes

There was very little for teenagers to do in Vegas in ’82. Sure, you could go to a movie, play video poker at the Mexican restaurant, or sneak into the Caesar’s Palace Jacuzzi. But all that got old. So my best friend, Jeff, and I came up with the perfect game. We called it...

"Me Buying Condoms"

Hadn't thought of it that way before, but now it's with me forever.

. . . or that high heels are sexy because they mimic the way the foot flexes during orgasm.

We were talking about the Maple Bacon Ice Cream from the Big Dipper.

Sad but Superstitious

The U.S. Housing Crisis: Where are home loans underwater?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

Barry popularized the concept of "roof hits": when they were chooming in the car all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Here's the Ear Worm I was Given This Weekend

A description of the next movie up in my Netflix queue

"It's like Alice in Wonderland with machine guns and people with mental disorders!"

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains

The Worm Within (that which has been read cannot be un-read)


Not Punk Music!

Miles Davis Story

Davis was a man of few words. When he did speak, his words often had a similar effect to a hand grenade being lobbed into the room. In 1987, he was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he'd done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: "Well, I've changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?"


A clever bit of advertising gimmickry from Guinness: these pint glasses bear QR codes than can't be read when the glass is empty, nor when it is filled with amber-colored beers. But when filled with black, murky Guinness, the revealed QR code can finally be scanned: "it tweets about your pint, updates your facebook status, checks you in via 4 square, downloads coupons and promotions, invites your friends to join, and even launches exclusive Guiness content."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This is a difficult site to recommend.

There is always something NSFW in a few pictures. But if you are of a certain age, the rest of the pictures could be of your . . . friends and life?

A Buddy of Mine Built This Air Cannon For His Son's 7th Birthday

He said, "Only one kid got a black eye."

Awesome birthday!

To Roldy Go Where No One Else Has Gone Before

Monday, May 14, 2012

In Russian roulette, is it best to go first?

Assume that we are playing a game of Russian roulette (6 chambers). Assume that there is no shuffling after the shot is fired.

I was wondering if you have an advantage in going first?

If so, how big of an advantage?


The morning Lev died we lay in his hospital bed together. I held onto his foot. His dad held his hand. There was nothing I could do to help him or to save him. There can be nothing worse than that feeling. That experience was the worst thing that could ever and will ever happen to me. So what else should I fear? What would you fear?

So, You Believe In Marriage According To The Bible?

The Women of James Bond - Then and Now

A Happy Story

A paralysed woman has become the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit.

Claire Lomas finished the London Marathon today, crossing the finishing line 16 days after the race began.

The 32-year-old said she was "over the moon" as she completed the 26.2-mile route, which she started on April 22 with 36,000 other participants.

The former chiropractor was in tears as she became the first person to complete any marathon using a bionic ReWalk suit at 12.50pm today.

Hundreds lined the streets as she made her final steps to complete the race.

Three mounted members of the Household Cavalry gave her a guard of honour as she crossed the finishing line on The Mall.

Worth Listening - Bon Iver

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Worth Watching - Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Border Patrol Apprehensions 1925-2011

How Common Is Your Birthday?

The following table shows every day of the year, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, along with a ranking based on how many babies were born in the United States on that date between 1973 and 1999. Jan. 1, for example, was the 364th most popular birthday for a baby during those years; only Dec. 25 and Feb. 29 were less popular. Sept. 16 was the most popular birthday.

The Life of Julia - How President Obama's Polidies Affect Women

THe Last Horse Drive

Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart recently captured these scenes from a fading culture, as he followed Montana ranchers on their final horse drive, moving more than 300 horses down from their winter range. Every spring the Mantle family, along with with a group of wranglers, drives the herd north over 35 miles and three days, through the small town of Three Forks to their ranch. After decades of supplying and tending to horses, the Mantles, citing financial challenges, now plan to sell off their herd and shift to raising beef cattle. Take a moment to travel with the Mantle family through big sky country, on a journey once so familiar and iconic, now fading into memory with the rest of cowboy culture.