Tuesday, May 19, 2009

They Found the Missing Link!

They found the missing link! Twenty years ago! In Germany! And kept it under wraps for eighteen years (now it can vote).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Obama's ASU Speech

I've been waiting for this kind of message from a president of the United States like a sea turtle in the desert dreams of swimming freely in deep water, knowing she is neither tortoise nor shill.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


This is a true mood enhancer. It is a classic from the 20th century. Not made by me:

Values Redefined Appropriately

When humans put money first, the world goes to hell.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Overheard: "Lately it's getting so I can't even admit to people I'm conservative without being judged!"

Unspoken: "Ha ha ha ha! You ran the country into the ground! You need to be judged - and put to pasture!"

Said: "Oh..."

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

To Leave a Story: The Deep Human Need

"Hidden Auschwitz Message Hailed as Rare Find"

"Dated Sept. 20, 1944, the note bears the names, camp numbers and hometowns of the seven prisoners — six Roman Catholics from Poland and one Jewish inmate from France. It says that all were between the ages of 18 and 20 and assigned to build an anti-aircraft bunker for camp commanders."

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Estate of Real

See? I tol'ja banks were hoarding repossessed properties to keep prices artificially inflated! Tol'ja tol'ja told you! See, now the story's even in the LA Times.

That's it: I want my bailout money back - with interest! ...28% compounded daily - with late fees!

Gluts of houses rotting in the noon day sun, weeds four feet high, the stench of abandoned filth soaking into the floorboards, sour funk swimming pools teeming with mosquito larvae be damned!

How many bids can you get? SOLD to the man (or woman) in the - wait, I can't see the buyer at all; s/he's up in his skyscraper, or the beach house, or the cabin estate! There is merely a bid and another and another - the spiral is upward and out of control. And the cost of the thing still a bargain to the wealthy, trickles down to a landlord's paradise. Ah, real estate is still a good investment... we can rest assured.