The inconvenient, impolite, painful, highly entertaining and worthy-of-ample-discussion truth is Brett Favre wanted out of Green Bay because he believes Ted Thompson is a moron. Favre spent one year in New York just so he could get to Minnesota and prove that Ted Thompson is a moron. — here Unfortunately, if you “consider the Middle [...]
Oh darn. I found another online fabric store. That’s another one from A Dress a Day. (There’s really been a lot of great stuff there lately. I love the vintage patterns. 65 cents for a pattern? Wow… I almost remember those days.) That first link goes directly to the New York quilting fabrics because that’s [...]
Regretsy features lots of items that are likely to lead to buyer remorse, including fashion, art, crafts and various other things. Of course, if you look far enough you’re sure to find something that will make you think, “What’s wrong with that?” but there are lots and lots of hilarious, “You’ve gotta be kidding me; [...]
Dr. No (a.k.a Senator Tom Coburn) is threatening to have the health bill read aloud on the Senate Floor. I think that would be okay if he is the one to read it aloud. Every word. Actually, I think it would be a good idea to require that every bill be read aloud. Maybe then [...]
Timebeat – an awesome, beautiful online clock. Mesmerizing. (Warning: it has sound too. Nice sound but I thought you’d want to know before you click.) Via Now That’s Nifty
A gallery of Jayne’s t-shirts with translations; images from Firefly. Time to bring out those DVDs again. (It’s been a few months.) There are some of those that I don’t remember.
Mystery Google – It gives you the results for what the person before you searched for. So far I haven’t seen anything really interesting. Come on! Someone search for something weird, bizarre and messed up.
Earth is mostly uninhabitable: I want you to imagine that, instead of being a perplexed mostly-hairless primate reading a blog, you’re the guiding intelligence of an interstellar robot probe. You’ve been entrusted with the vital mission of determining whether a target planet is inhabitable by members of your creator species, who bear an eerie resemblance [...]
How sweet! Found on Neatorama
painting by Childe Hassam Veterans Day. I don’t have anything special to say myself, just a quote from someone else: I remember several years ago getting into a discussion with one of my classes – they were arguing whether this day was Memorial Day or Veterans’ Day. I said it was Veterans’ Day, and then [...]
This morning I dreamed that a bunch of my relatives (in-laws, actually) came over to my house and I had forgot to buy enough food. And my kitchen was really a mess (Shut up; a way worse mess than it is normally) I knew I would have to go to the store to buy food [...]
My name is Three, or at least that’s the “official” name my humans gave me. They just as often call me “Cat”, “Fur-ball” or “Here-kitty” though. My real name is known only to other cats and since there’s a possibility that humans might see this Three will suffice. I want to share with you some [...]
Soviet War Paintings – A long, long page of images that takes halfway to forever to load but these are quite interesting so click on the link then go have a cup of tea or a seven-course dinner or something and come back and look at them in a little while. Via Bifurcated Rivets.
I hesitate to agree that this is really The Best Optical Illusion Ever but it’s definitely way up there on the list. I have to admit that I didn’t figure it out and now that I know it’s still very hard to see. Look at it for a while before you look at the solution [...]
More Gordon Lightfoot this week and probably next week – a series within a series. I first heard Cotton Jenny sung by Anne Murray. I still like both versions. This is a great love song. This is reality for many, many people. Not so much the old fashioned “She waits by the door” thing but [...]
This looks fun. I really didn’t need another quilt idea. I guess I’ll put this on my “maybe someday” list.
From Byzantium’s Shores, talking about Idaho: (By the way, thanks for the link.) It really is a very beautiful place. I wouldn’t want to live there, myself — I find the distances between places in the West a bit daunting… That’s funny. I’ve heard that before from people who live on or near the east [...]
I hadn’t realized that yesterday was the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall until this morning when I read it at the end of this post. It’s funny… it actually came up in conversation at my house yesterday evening but it was only a coincidence that it happened to be the anniversary. A [...]
“There are some stories that are just too good to check.” — here When did peoples’ eating habits change so radically that bowls have to be large enough to hold a lake of soup or deep enough to wash your hands in? — there When I attended the graduation ceremony, they handed out nice sleeves [...]
Yesterday Byzantium’s Shores featured Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. I have the recording of that by Josef Suk with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and on the same CD, Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor so I thought I’d post that today. I couldn’t find Josef Suk’s performance of it on YouTube [...]
A collection of animated stereoviews of late 19th/early 20th century Japan. When they finally finish loading what you get is those annoying flickering gifs but but they’re very interesting photos and if you’re “lucky” enough to have a slow connection you get to see the still pictures as they load for a few seconds before [...]