Apr
15
2014
0

‘The Ballad of the ‘Clampherdown.”

(From Norman & Saxon, and good luck finding a copy at this point.)

I am informed that this was actually a satirical poem.

…Dammit, I still think that you could get away with this trick.  Once.

Apr
15
2014
2

Wintry mix. In April. Geez.

Two things about this:

 

  1. This weather is, indeed, ridiculous.  It’s Maryland in mid-April. I was promised that climate change would provide me with more wet and warm weather. I do not feel that this promise has been fulfilled, and I wish to lodge a complaint with the relevant authorities.
  2. That’s from the camera for the latest-generation iPod.  It is noticeably better than the last-generation iPod’s camera: if you were thinking of upgrading, I think that this should be a consideration.
Apr
15
2014
3

This food mocks me.

MOCKS: “Pizza chain Domino’s will introduce this week a pizza made on a fried chicken crust.”  They could have made something like this at any time in the last six decades.  They should have made something like this, oh, twenty years ago when I had a digestive system that could laugh at any puny consequences.  But no.  They waited until I got amiably stout, and middle-aged.

Those bastards. Pardon my language. (more…)

Apr
15
2014
2

Voxxie @sarahkliff abruptly goes 180 degrees on Census changes.

Point (11:43 AM, Sarah Cliff):

Counter-point (12:21 PM, …Sarah Kliff): “Don’t freak out about the changes to the Census yet“.

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Apr
15
2014
9

So they’re redoing “Rosemary’s Baby” on NBC.

…I dunno.  I do like Zoe Saldana.

I think that I will reserve judgement on this one until I actually see it.  Although damned if I know how I will, if you’ll pardon the pun…

Apr
15
2014
1

Tweet of the Day, That Is Pretty Much The Problem Right There edition.

Ouch.

 

Totally fair to hit PPP for that, but ouch.

Apr
15
2014
2

Barack Obama cooking the Census books over #Obamacare.

There are a lot of people in the health care pundit business who are screaming about this piece of news right now: “The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.” Basically, the questions have been changed in a fashion that supposedly will make the census data collected more accurate, but will almost certainly bring in a result where the percentage of uninsured will be ‘officially’ deemed to be lower.  As the New York Times (rather glumly*) had ‘officials’ put it: “it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.”

Funny how that works. (more…)

Apr
15
2014
6

No, I’m pretty sure that the Clinton Shoe Woman thing wasn’t staged.

Yeah I’m not buying this.

 

The woman’s reportedly the same one as somebody who interrupted the trial of the Aurora shooter by screaming about people spying on her with rays. Contra Hollywood, crazy people do not make for reliable sleeper agents – and this woman went beyond full New World Order paranoia and right into Full Metal Crazy-Pants territory.  I’m just grateful that she didn’t have a gun.

Moe Lane

Apr
14
2014
1

“Dancing In the Moonlight.”

Dancing In the MoonlightKing Harvest

This is reminding me of something from my childhood, but danged if I know what.  I don’t think that it’s something bad, though.

Apr
14
2014
3

Total lunar eclipse tonight in Western hemisphere.

Goes “from 12:53 a.m. EDT (0453 GMT) to about 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT).” Unfortunately, my part of the country is under cloud cover right now, so I’ll miss it – but if your area has clear skies I suggest that you take a gander. Eclipses are always interesting.

 

Apr
14
2014
5

Maryland TV station casually assigns sole blame for #obamacare to Democrats.

The video itself is of interest (short version: local Maryland supermarket won’t hire more people, thanks to Obamacare):

…but it’s this screen shot from the clip that makes me feel all warm, fuzzy, and productive:

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Apr
14
2014
6

…I just bought a mouse pad.

I mention this solely because I don’t think that I’ve ever actually bought a mouse pad before.  I’ve gotten them as promotions, been given them as gifts, permanently borrowed extras, and the one I have now I have no idea where it came from, but it probably actually came in the mail – but I’ve never bought one.  I don’t think that’s a common experience, so that’s why I’m mentioning it here.

Moe Lane (more…)

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