Archive for January, 2008

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G2 on the Microphone

January 29, 2008

Last Sunday morning, my Dad was on the WIBC radio show in Indianapolis. Somehow or another they caught wind of his book or website blog and had him on their Sunday Morning ‘First Day’ show.

If you ask me, he sounds like some kind of natural.

(Thanks to Rick Lesh for posting the audio)

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And now for something completely different

January 22, 2008

From Australia, The Beatnix’s tribute to Led Zeppelin.

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WaMu

January 22, 2008

Man, I wish my company did this poorly last year, I could use a couple extra bucks.

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Citizenship: Lesson 1

January 21, 2008

From the lovely folks over in the Clark County GOP. I knew that these Emails were making the rounds but I didn’t think they would actually be posted on an official Republican Party Web Site. Then again, I should never be surprised by anything in politics.

Obama

Here are the actual facts. Here they are again.

This is why we have the crop of politicians we have. People promoting bullshit information that comes from the demented mind of either some Fuck-Wit redneck with an eighth grade education, two divorces and a felony for assault or an Ivy-League graduate who can only get laid with the help of a couple hundred bucks or a bottle of GHB. These things twist and turn, convulsing into new facts that have even less of a basis in the truth. So many people read/hear these things then go to work the next morning and say, “Did you know Barack Obama is a half-brother to Osama Bin Laden?” It’s damned near hopeless.

And I have friends (on the left and the right but almost exclusively the right) that tell me – and I paraphrase – that ‘people in the middle have no passion’.

Oh really. This is the shit we have to deal with in ‘the middle’. We have to stand there while the diehards on both sides throw shit back and forth all around us, totally blinding us from the facts. And I know it comes from both sides, but this time around, disingenuous is too kind of a word for the rhetoric that comes from the right.

So,

In short:

Don’t perpetuate this kind of slimeball bullshit. You are depriving the rest of us of our government.

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And now, for your local Volcano report

January 21, 2008

Mt St Helens is in a bit of a mood these days. Fortunately, it was clear today and I was able to capture this picture from the Web Cam. The bright white spot floating in the center of the crater is steam from the ongoing eruption.

Mt St Helens January

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Here’s a similar photo I took in the fall of 2006 during the last eruption. Again, you can make out some steam rising from the center of the crater.

Mt St Helens Summer

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I tell ya, active volcanoes have a way of reminding you how small we are and how little time we really have.

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Evolution

January 17, 2008

Is it irony that the Creation Museum is being naturally selected out of business?

(Apologies to Costaki Economopoulos).

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Sybarite

January 8, 2008

It’s cold and rainy, I have a mild case of the flu and the Big Ten got kicked around in the damned ‘National Title‘ BCS Game.

However, on the flip side, I just had a bite of (honest to goodness) Bacon Chocolate Bar. Delicious.

Seriously. It is delicious.

Maybe things aren’t so bad after all.