BILL MOYERS ON . . .
. . . ‘the great divide that has opened in America between those who advocate war while avoiding it and those who have the courage to fight it without ever knowing what it’s all about.’ His speech at West Point. Long, but worth it if you have […]
He was vilified for opposing the war; and I’ve never suggested I agree with everything Michael Moore says or, always, the way he says it. But Farenheit 9/11 is probably worth another look – as is his latest Internet missive, in case you somehow missed it:
A Liberal’s Pledge to Disheartened […]
MY LATEST PROBLEM
Here’s my latest problem. I finally capitulated and gave my old cell phone to the Smithsonian. It was so old it didn’t even have a SIM card. Instead, I got a Motorola RAZR V3i. I can take a picture of myself and send it your phone. I can say ‘CHARLES’ and […]
WHAT IF YOU VOTED FOR YOURSELF –
and THE MACHINE SHOWED YOU GOT NO VOTES?
From the Miami Herald:
Tiny town could be Waterloo for vote machines
BY FRED GRIMM
. . . Randy Wooten, owner of Randy’s Karaoke Bar out on Highway 14 and one of […]
James Musters: ‘If you are tired of using your existing search engine, try this for fun. You will need your sound on.’
☞ Hard not to smile. And she even seems to perform searches.
THREE GOOD BRIT FLICKS
There’s the Bond, of course, ‘Casino Royale‘ – great fun. And […]
It wasn’t easy telling my parents that I’m gay. I told them at Thanksgiving. I said, ‘Mom, would you please pass the gravy to a homosexual?’ She passed it to my father. A terrible scene followed.
– Bob Smith
To say I have a lot to give thanks for barely begins to make […]
John Ebert: ‘You ask: ‘Who knew?’ I certainly didn’t. And I still don’t! Was that the whole story?’
☞ Ah but there was an exclamation mark after the question mark. ‘Figs. Who knew?!’
By which I meant to convey a simple but exuberant truth: figs are actually worth trying.
RICHER THAN YOU THINK
According to America’s leading nonfinancial newspaper – which I would not want to embarrass by naming it – if you tell globalrichlist.com you make $75,301 a year, ‘you are the 49,205,295th richest person in the world, which puts you in the top 20 percent worldwide in terms […]
SAY YOU WIN THE LOTTERY
Would you take your winnings over 20 years? Or the much smaller lump sum now? You would, of course, take the lump sum. And yet, as this site suggests, it might not end well.
And won’t we be secretly pleased.
Hit it, Klaus:
Oh, schadenfreude, oh […]
Jonathan Young: ‘I work with hearing-impaired and deaf students at Harvard. According to The New Yorker‘s story about blimps a few years ago, most blimp pilots suffer marked hearing loss because of engine noise. So: Vote Republican if you must, go to rock concerts without earplugs if […]
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Years ago, in the Carter term, a stockbroker tried to explain what Schlumberger did. 'It goes to 100,' the broker said, exaggerating only a little bit. 'Then it splits three-for-two and goes back to 100 again.'~GRANT'S Interest Rate Observer
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