Friday, November 21, 2014


Yeah, this is it for today: circumstances have conspired to reduce today's offering to an open thread.


Blogger ted said...

There is never nothing, just less of a good thing.

11/21/2014 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

On the positive side, I may finally be able to get my books out of the garage and return them to the slackatoruem this weekend, after having been out there for at least a year...

11/21/2014 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is something

11/21/2014 10:07:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

For anyone looking to take up the cosmic slack, there are good reads at Mushroom's place and also at Rogelio Bueno's. Ben has been busy, too, and the Master Starfish and Haikoon Extraordinaire still leaves me speechless on a near-daily basis.

Our Rick had some sorrowful news last week, beautifully expressed. Bring Kleenex.

And for anytroll looking for a fight, Van has some pithy(!) remarks about yesterday's events.

If I missed anyone, apologies - add links as needed.

11/21/2014 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

@ Bob - it's fun to go through old books sometimes. Kind of like an archaeological excavation of your own past life, complete with buried treasure.

11/21/2014 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Yes, it will be like reassembling my life's jigsaw map.

11/21/2014 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

Well, there are these bird pictures.

11/21/2014 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger mushroom said...

Speaking of pulling things out of the garage, Christmastime's a'comin' and the boss wants the tree off the shelf.

I'm not ready for Christmas. I'm not in the mood for Thanksgiving. Have we had Halloween already? Can we go back to the Fourth of July and take another run at it?

11/21/2014 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Yeah, I'm kind of in shock that the year is practically over. My brain is still somewhere around February.

11/21/2014 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...


11/22/2014 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Criminy. I've been thinking for a while that I'd be perfectly happy if my kids decide some day to learn a trade instead of going to a university - especially a "prestigious" one.

11/22/2014 07:16:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

The schadenfreude is strong on this one. It's like a microcosmic look at the uncomfortable alliances within the Democratic party as they start to eat their own.

If The View really wants to boost ratings, they'd allow the cameras backstage and start pushing the Orville Redenbacher ads. Or maybe just turn the stage into a gladiatorial ring and let them loose with the big stories of the day.

11/23/2014 04:36:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

We feel the same way about Tristan about learning a trade. His best friend's dad is a very successful contractor. Our contractor, in fact. College is fine for science, medicine, engineering, math, etc., put pure poison for just about anything else. Unless you go to a place like Hillsdale, which would be a fantastic experience.

Then again, living in an oppositional culture does sharpen one's wits.

11/23/2014 07:45:00 AM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Funny how the left doesn't consider Asians to be people of color because they are successful.
Macro aggression. The war on success continues.

11/23/2014 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Losers are offended by people that work hard to become successful.
Losers wanna steal success rather than earn it.

11/23/2014 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

That is a temptation that is both timeless and universal. However, never before has there been an ideology that is designed to gain power by indulging it.

11/23/2014 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger Magister said...

There must really be something to this "wavelength" thing. My wife and I were just talking yesterday in the car with the kids about jobs, what they pay, what the kids would enjoy doing, etc. My wife and I are both Ph.D.'s.

My middle son thought he'd like being a plumber and having a house in the country. And you know what? He'd be great at it, he'd make a good living, and it would really suit him.

Plus, he's in the fart joke stage. Endless material.

11/24/2014 05:46:00 AM  
Blogger Van Harvey said...

Thanks Julie!

11/24/2014 08:31:00 AM  

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