Saturday, August 11, 2012

Are We Sure The DoD
Invented The Internet?

One must wonder.
Cable run to & from hell.
Dial 'phone?
17-inch (43+ cm.) steel door.

Luxury Accomadations

20th century Skype™/magicJack™.

Wild In The Streets?

We went several blks. down this st., but found no indication whatsoever of children (or adults) see-sawing (or teeter-tottering, depending on your region) in said st.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Call Me Ishmael

So. Not issue then?
Harpoon mock-up furnished by Boeing.
Blast shield
When the fuel leaks.

"Sustainable" Yard; Unsustainable Tree

Western Pasadena, 2012
Across the street, 2012

HARD

For the big HARD dancefest (As far as we know there were no deaths from solvents.) a third car was added to Gold Line trains & these young ninnies were herded into it under the watchful eye of the LASD, of whom you can bet we took no photos.
All penned up. Baaa!

Another Compelling Selection

Weak in comparison.Either way, Jamaican Dracula does not sound much like Bela Lugosi.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Murder Up-Date

Going out for butts & ice cream because we don't even give a good goddam about this trivia.
[New UCLA footsball coach] Mora, discussing recruiting on the Roger Lodge radio show, said he makes a point to tell parents how safe it is at UCLA, noting, “We don’t have murders a block from our campus.”

The murder of two Chinese graduate students near the USC campus in April became international news. But Mora said Thursday that he was speaking only about the UCLA campus.

“I just said our campus is safe,”Mora said. “I didn’t say anything about anyone else’s campus. I just said it about our campus. I didn’t mention another campus. We don’t have anybody getting murdered a block off of our campus.

“If anybody, whether USC or Cal State San Bernardino, is offended by the statement, then that’s their insecurity, not mine.”

UCLA is holding training camp at Cal State San Bernardino, but is not in football recruiting tussles with that university.

When told that two students had been murdered near USC in April, Mora said, “They were? I don’t read the paper, I don’t watch the news. So I don’t know that stuff.”
Nice, coach. Go Bruins!

H'ywd. By Night

Where've We Seen This ...

Finally, something terrifying yet mockable.
Ah, a fictional, modeled memory.

Today's Headline

Beats the usual Death Valley/Mojave comparison.

Hey, Mars looks like the Valley 100 years ago

Image of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras,
located on NASA's Curiosity rover's 'head' or mast.
The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance.
What the hell ...... he is the voice of the people.

Song Of The Wk., Earlier Version

More popular remake (or even reboot).

"Caravan" W/ A Drum Solo

Finally heard it performed, last night at the Hollywood Bowl.
NB: The Stan Centennial Orch. in the daylight shots.
By the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hottest Month On Record

State of the Climate:
The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the hottest July and the hottest month on record for the nation. The previous warmest July for the nation was July 1936 when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4°F. The warm July temperatures contributed to a record-warm first seven months of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895.
Or, you know. Either way, we'll see you all burn.

Where Credit Is Due

Good line from one of the busboys doing waiters' work at The Daily Dish while Sullivan is off at his "summer home:"
When the Mormon President, the church's "prophet, seer, and revelator," speaks, what Mormons are required to believe changes. Mormonism is the Etch-a-Sketch American religion. Whatever you make of it, I think it tells us as much as we are likely to know about Romney's inner life.

Song Of The Wk., At Least

Long Shot

Much better w/o the red white & blue.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ranking Trevor

Sad info from Ja.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Ranking Trevor, a top reggae toaster during the 1970s, has died, aged 60, in a traffic accident in Jamaica.

The musician’s brother, Robert Grant, says he was crushed by a car Tuesday after being knocked off his motorcycle. Police did not immediately respond to calls about the fatality.

Born Maxwell Grant, Ranking Trevor was one of the leading toasters in Jamaica during the 1970s, recording mainly for the Channel One studio. Toasting is a form of Jamaican deejaying that inspired hip-hop.

Songs such as “Caveman Skank” and “Three Piece Chicken and Chips” made the charts in England, where he lived more than 20 years.

His career declined in the 1980s and he returned to Jamaica a decade later.

He is survived by his mother, eight siblings and 15 children.

Cute

Nice bears, huh?
Screw KTLA & their crummy can't-change-the-size embed code.

B For The Bread

Note from Senior Management:

Andrew Breitbart is, and always will be irreplaceable. But he left behind a legacy that continues to inspire, and a road map for anybody willing to seek out the truth. In honor of Andrew, we are proud to present a brand new weekly feature entitled #WAR, where we will choose a video that reminds us all of the unique and powerful ways in which he chose to fight for all that he believed, in an effort to level the playing field such that more voices could be heard.
Death throes?
The first installment of #WAR features exclusive and never seen before footage shot in February 2010 at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. Speaking to friends Jim Hoft, Glenn Reynolds, Dana Loesch, and Evan Maloney, it was this conversation along with Andrew’s speech earlier in the evening that inspired the filmmakers to immediately begin work on what would eventually become the documentary: "Hating Breitbart."
Note the table of New Media cretins hanging on every word: By their friends & employees you will know them.The NYT & CNN? Christ on two crutches.

Irreplacable? Hardly. Nor is Ghost Breitbart irretrievable. Whether a representation was screaming "WAR, BITCHES!" through the screen & speakers of the world's devil-boxes five mins. ago or five yrs. ago, what difference in the Age of the Digital Dead? Might as well not even have died Breitbart's heroic death.

Feeling The Edge Of The Carving Knife

Raymond Chandler nothing, it's the humidity, not the dry Santa Ana winds.
Not keen enough. Yet.
Now reading 84°F. (28+°C) Clamminess factor: Briefs only.

Parental Fedora Warning

Do not make your hideous mutant clones into fucking hipsters, you stupid jerks. They'll never live it down.
That stingy-brim is not adequate solar protection either.

Behind In Our "Work"

How far behind? Didn't make it to see THE ROCK w/o wrappings until the day before Bastille Day. Three wks. ago.
Oh, THE ROCK.
Squash the squares already.
Very disappointed to see bolts. Doubt if they'd hold.