Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today in American Exceptionalism: "We're Number 65! We're Number 65!"

Monday, October 27, 2014

In the "news"...

I have been avoiding news channels lately, but I just surfed past Erin Burnett's show on CNN with my remote control and watched them deviate from the EBOLA HYSTERIA MONTH script for ten minutes (at about 7:50pm on 10/27/14) to warn us that ISIS might be preparing to use captured American shoulder-fired missiles to shoot down aircraft (followed immediately by a commercial for Northrop Grumman weaponry).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jack Bruce 3/14/1943--10/25/2014

Unfortunately, we'll never see another Cream reunion like this one in 2005.

Ginger Baker is pleased at the end of this version of "White Room." But here's a version from the 60s with more vocals from Jack Bruce and more Wah pedal from Eric Clapton.


I'll sleep in this place with the lonely crowd;
Lie in the dark where the shadows run from themselves.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Before This Afternoon's Rain . . .

...there were great clouds over Manhattan at lunchtime.
Click the image to embiggen this iPhone panorama.

Maybe it's a post-Sandy feeling, but I sometimes think that Manhattan Island looks so thin and vulnerable between the Hudson River and a cloudy sky.

Monday, October 13, 2014

I'm done watching the news for a little while...


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Nice to Know I'm Getting LESS Conservative with Age

I took this "Are You A Republican?" quiz back in 2011 and I was 2% Republican, "...a complete liberal, utterly without a trace of Republicanism. Your strength is as the strength of ten because your heart is pure..."

 I just took it again and my score improved to Negative 3% Republican:

I am:
-3%
Republican.
"You're a damn Commie!  Where's Tailgunner Joe when we need him?"

Are You A Republican?

Monday, October 06, 2014

I don't think that plant is going to survive.

If you liked Bill Murray singing Roxy Music at a Tokyo karaoke bar in Lost In Translation, you will love this video of him singing 'Shelter from the Storm' along with Bob Dylan in this video pulled from the upcoming St. Vincent: