Did I mention?........ KING O' THE WEB!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Redacted Torture Memos We'd Like To See

I grew up thinking that torture was only for the Nazis and other evil dudes to use, but now apparently, depending on your definition, we do it too. Bummer, Having made that disclaimer, here's a few fake redacted torture memos for your comedic enjoyment. Further disclaimer: the target of this comedy is not those being tortured, but the torturers juxtaposed against good 'ol US know-how. All pics link to bigger versions.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Filthy Silver Strike

I work with a gent who collects these coins specially minted by casinos in .999 silver that are distributed as prizes. He is quite knowledgeable as to their value and has quite a few that have increased in value. Until today I have never seen one.

Today he showed me this one:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

World Series: American Idiot Wind

Don't want to be an American idiot.
People see me all the time and they just cant remember how to act
Don't want a nation under the new mania
Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at,
The subliminal mind fuck America.
I couldn't believe after all these years, you didn't know me better than that.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Joke O' The Day

Two fer the price o' one!

A Trip to the Italian Market

Here's Porchetta - the meat is wonderfully gedempft -presumably they wanted to save Mr Piggy the embarrasment of being recognized so they gave him a little aluminum foil mask....mmmmmm carnivorous!:

This sign reminds us that a very special day is coming, yet for me and my family cheese cutting day is pretty much every day:

Wave of the future- an online store completely offline! Full of faience, or majolica or meissen peasant trays ready to shipped full of goodies.

World Series: The West is the Best

Before I-
slip into unconsciousness-
I'd like to have-
another hit.

World Series: Dizzy and Daffy Davies

"P.S. I signed up for next year. Comiskey slapped me on the back when I went in to see him and told me I would be a star next year if I took good care of myself I guess I am a star without waiting for next year Al. My contract calls for twenty-eight hundred a year which is a thousand more than I was getting. And it is pretty near a cinch that I will be in on the World Serious money next season."
-Ring Lardner- You Know Me Al 1914

Flip the Frog Killed at YouTube

Got a takedown notice for my video Flip the Frog in Killin' Frog Blues, where I took an old Ub Iwerks Flip cartoon and mashed it up with Howlin' Wolf's "Killin' Floor" who did the song in '64 and died in '76.

What I don't understand is this:

Howlin' Wolf never lost a dime via this video. He's deceased. Only accountants and attorneys stand to profit. (I've made 11 dollars blogging, by the way!)

Doesn't this type of video, with tens of thousands of views, send people to find out more about and possibly purchase Howlin' Wolf music?

Why do like, 75 full songs (I didn't even use the whole song!!) of Howlin' Wolf still exist on YouTube? Why are they OK and this is not?

Geffen records, which is owned by Universal music, who to my memory was the first company to say "If you're using Universal Music in a YouTube video - it's cool with us - we get it." What gives with that?

Look, it was funny lighthearted and trod softly upon our culture - but somebody felt that this- and not, the other 75 videos of Howlin' Wolf, had to go !

What do they want, like 20 bucks? That's more than an album's price and I'm willing to pay! I have not made nor ever intended to make penny one - so- how's about we call it $20.00. ye who reap the profit of the deceased (who I think would like this vid, by the way)


Thursday, October 23, 2008

World Series & Horses & Rockets to Russia

"Take me out to the ball game ;
Take me out to the crowds .... coming in in all directions
white shining silver studs with their nose in flames;
Buy me carbona but not some glue.
A great big gabba gabba hey to you!"

Sunday, October 19, 2008


They're everywhere. But Mrs. Lex10 has provided a solution that attracts fruit flies also known as vinegar flies - to their deaths like shore leave Tarzan sailors to Gorilla hookers.

Aceto Balsamico - Balsamic vinegar. It confounds their senses, and they, in an attempt to feed or reproduce, drown as with or in some sort of human-made nepenthe or nepenthes

I love the santoku and remote with the pub towel.

Sip? Photo hard to capture one handed in natural light while blocking dinner-making traffic. See me next fall.

7 Ambient Farmland Images

All pics link to immersive page.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Moblog: Corson's Inlet

Offer Valid Until 10-31-08

Dan, whomever he is - has sent this nice assortment of Hallowe'en mixes. He does the work, we enjoy. I have yet to do it yet (walking the shore of the Atlantic shortly) but will DL and Listen before Hallowe'en.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008