Archive for the ‘Signs of the Armageddon’ Category



January 4, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

More Snow

It's snowing. Again.


And it smells like….

December 17, 2008

I finally sat down to read the aforementioned Maxim magazine.  A few pages after the the ad for Tony’s Ab Ripper but before the article on the Best Ways not to Meet Women, I stumbled across an ad for Ed Hardy Cologne, A Vintage Tattoo Inspired Fragrance.

Tattoo* inspired?  Does it smell like a poseur?  Or Hepatitis B?

(*Author’s note:  I have one tattoo and I still really like, 15 years after getting it.)


25 Days

September 23, 2008

The gestation period for both ducks and mice is approximately 25 days.

This is also how long it has been since John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Since then, she has not held a single press conference with the national media.

I’m with Andrew Sullivan.  If this is allowed to continue, we are no longer a working democracy.

However, there are others out there who probably disagree. If so, please let me know why you think this is allowable.


The Banking Crises

September 22, 2008

“Welcome to History”, an easy to understand explanation of the meltdown in the financial markets.


This is what Paulson and Bernanke are trying to manage. They have done three big things in the past couple of days:

1. Proposed a huge RTC-like government “bad bank” that banks can dump all their bad loans into. (Apparently, though, unlike the case with the RTC, they will not need to declare bankruptcy to do it.)

2. Provided a federal guarantee on money-market accounts.

3. Promulgated a temporary ban on naked shortselling for about 800 financial stocks (in related news, the new recommended medical practice when you discover that you have a fever is to smash the thermometer against the wall, since this makes the problem go away).

I had never heard of this site (The American Scene) until today.  I skimmed through a few of the postings and at first glance, it looks like something I’ll want to check out regularly.


Large Hadron Collider

September 11, 2008

If you need to know if the Large Hadron Collider has destroyed the earth yet, you can go to this website for an update.



September 8, 2008

If you feel like you’re having a LSD flashback on Wednesday, it may just be the miniature black holes created by the new Hadron Particle Accelerator in Switzerland. No reason to worry, but if you’re out at dinner when it happens, you might as well go ahead and have dessert and that expensive bottle of wine.

Or, it could just be an LSD Flashback.


Getting Priorities in the Right Order

April 13, 2008


We’re in the middle of two wars, the economy is falling apart, the election is turning ugly and this is what we get from MSNBC.COM.


Huntley and Brinkley be damned.