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25 October 2012 @ 09:47 pm

We band of Brothers.

I can't believe I almost let St. Crispin's day go by without a Branagh shout out.

Current Location: There.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Current Music: I'm not sure, but oddly enought there's a banjo.
12 June 2012 @ 12:50 pm

"Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car."

McGyver lives.

Current Location: Not in the desert.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Current Music: Klaatu - "Sub Rosa Subway"
06 June 2012 @ 09:11 am

Rest In Peace, Ray Bradbury. He wasn't a science fiction writer, really, he was a classical fantasist and one of the most remarkable creators of prose that ever lived. If you haven't read Dandelion Wine you owe it to yourselves to do so. Most of his works were excellent, but Dandelion Wine was... amazing. Simply Amazing.

Thanks, Ray. You'll be missed.

Current Location: New Haven, Indiana
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Something appropriate. No details, yet.
11 May 2012 @ 05:46 am

... so I went off to cruise Mr. Internet for something fun. Boy, howdy, did I find it. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Muppet's Beaker singing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and accompanied by, well, more Beakers. I challenge you to watch this and not be in a better mood afterward.

Oh, and be sure you stick around for Statler and Waldorf :)

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: You probably already know the answer to this question.
29 February 2012 @ 01:30 pm

All bureaucrats are bastards, but these bastards are bastards.

Not only were we denied the use of the food for any purpose, to ensure that it truly was unfit for feed of any kind we were again threatened with police action if we did not only throw the food in the trash, but then to add insult to injury, we were ordered to pour bleach on it. Now the food is also unfit for compost.

THIS is why I'm a libertarian. People are scared of corporations? What corporation is going to claim the right to do this? And get away with it without getting shot?

Current Location: The US of Freakin' A.
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
Current Music: Leslie Fish - No High Ground
22 February 2012 @ 09:19 am

The problem isn’t just with the long-gun registry. The data provided above cover all guns, including handguns. There is no evidence that, since the handgun registry was started in 1934, it has been important in solving a single homicide.

So, if there's no real crime reduction reason for registering guns, then why would the government possibly want to?

I leave the answer as an exercise to the student...

Current Location: At a place.
Current Mood: apatheticOy.
Current Music: Oh, Canada... dah, dah, da-da-da-dahhh!
24 January 2012 @ 10:18 am

I just received an email from Groupon offering seventy eight percent off on fencing lessons. Not a bad deal, actually, except for the fact that we'd have to drive to West LA to take them. The point, though is how amused I was at the description Groupon gives for the activity:

"Fencing is America's favorite sport because it combines the visceral excitement of swordplay with the awesome outfits of beekeeping."

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Bing Crosby - Don't Fence Me In.
20 January 2012 @ 09:13 am

Rest in peace, Etta James - one of the most extraordinary voices to ever record a song. She'll be missed.

Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Duh.