Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I want to sell my paintings on e-Bay

 

But I don't know whether anyone would be interested. I truly have too many paintings now and would like to lighten the load. I also need the money. I'd have to figure out how to do it.

Meanwhile, blogger is completely corrupted and I can't clean it up. Oy vey!
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Friday, August 26, 2011

The only way I can get blogger to work is through Picasa

 


So this is not about two tots at a museum, although they are cute, aren't they?

No, this is about a hotel room, specifically the $3,000 hotel room where DSK spent an interesting visit. Investigators found semen from four (4) different guys in this room. Eeuw! (I can't link, but the story is on smoking gun. Check it out.)

The cleaning lady/rape victim ought to be fired for dereliction of duty if she's the person who normally cleans the room.

If this is what you get in a $3,000 hotel room, what do you get in a $120 Holiday Inn room? Bedbugs? Lice? It doesn't bear thinking about.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

This is a test

 



I can't get Blogger to post anything. Or to work, generally.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One of my favorites

 


This hangs at the foot of my stairs.
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How to tell a rioter from a protester

Here's how.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Clothing display--Good Will Store

 


I thought this was colorful.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Has anyone else noticed that Matt Damon has a face like a pie plate?

Just asking.

His face is perfectly round. You could bake a pizza on it. Not that you'd want to, but you could.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

The advantages of being an atheist

I've never understood why atheists continue to write long and vehement books about their beliefs or lack of same. The existence of God cannot be proved, or disproved, and no book can add anything to the discussion. Why can't atheists just relax?

There are positives to being an atheist. They have more time than church/mosque/synagogue attenders, seeing that they don't have to go to church/mosque/synagogue and don't have to feel guilty about it if they sleep late on Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning. They don't have to fast on Yom Kippur or Ramadan, give something up for Lent, or send out those boring Christmas letters. They need not suffer from Jewish/Catholic/ Muslim guilt. They don't have to obey the 10 commandments; they don't even have to know what they are.

Instead of taking advantage of the extra time, they file lawsuits against prayers at public meetings, protest Christmas decorations, and write those dreary books.

Evaluating pain

More accurate than the usual 1-10.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

George Orwell was right

When the four volume set of Orwell's essays was published some time in the 70s, I bought it and read them all. His work is easy to read and interesting, so it wasn't hard to do.

One essay in particular caught my attention. Orwell objected to a law --recently passed at the time of writing--which would force gun owners to register their weapons. Orwell thought this was a first step to disarming the public and depriving them of the freedom to bear arms. Of course, being a liberal, I disagreed with him vehemently and thought he was an old fussbudget. Having come to my senses in the interval, I am amazed at his prescience.

Look at the situation in England--hoodlums looting and burning property while decent citizens can do nothing but stand back and watch helplessly.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Two lemons and three limes...

 


plus bottle of olive oil and bowl, looking for a good home.
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Monday, August 01, 2011

Has anyone tried the Kindle app on the iPad?

I'm thinking of getting an iPad, with a Kindle application, but I've heard there might be problems with the app. There has been some grumbling about incompatible formats and other stuff I can't quite understand. But I know if there's a problem, I will have it in spades and not be able to do anything with it. I say this as one who is still shaking my head about how to replace the batteries in the remote for the Wii. I'll have to read the manual, the thought of which gives me real brain pain.

So--should I get a Kindle, for $150 and change, or break down and get an iPad ($500 and counting)?

Please, my reticent, not to say taciturn, readers, let me know what I should do. And how do I replace the batteries in the Wii remote, currently in two pieces? I'm pretty sure it isn't supposed to be like that.