Archive for October, 2005

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Pumpkin Carving

Did anyone carve pumpkins this year?  Growing up I was deprived of carving pumpkins.  Maybe it wasn’t an Oklahoman thing, since I don’t recall seeing any on the streets near where I lived.  Since moving to Seattle, I’ve really enjoyed cuttin’ into ’em.  Here’s a picture of ours from this year.  We started with the […]

(Too Much) Money for Nothing………

Here are some quotes from an article out of Friday’s The Oklahoman about how the poor oil industry is just barely surviving with all the devastating weather and oil shortages……. “DALLAS – Exxon Mobil Corp. rewrote the corporate record books Thursday as the oil company’s third-quarter earnings soared to almost $10 billion, and it became […]

World Series

I know most of the people on here aren’t big sports fans. But since this blog does contain a “sports” category, I thought I’d post anyways. I have loved baseball for most of my life. I for one, thought this was the best 4 game world series I’ve seen. Every game went down to the […]

The Next Prez.

Who would you like to see in the oval office next time? Why?


Ever wonder why the letters on your computer keyboard (left over from typewriter keyboards) are laid-out in such an awkward fashion?……. Well, to you right-handers anyway (I’m left-handed)…….. Here’s why……. The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow down typists by putting the most frequently typed letters under control of the weakest felt-hand fingers…… The nineteenth-century […]

Alternative to Internet Explorer

Just thought I’d mention this. I downloaded & installed Mozilla Firefox (a free browser). I am greatly impressed. I get absoultely no popups, spyware, etc. Seems to run faster than IE & also seems to be much more stable. I highly reccomend it.

Show & Tell

Remember when you were in grade school, they had show & tell day? A younger business associate of mine is taking night classes to get an associates degree in accounting. The other day, he told me one of the chapters in history book was devoted to the Hippy movement. He asked if I would come […]

Diesel Fuel

Why is Diesel Fuel an average $1.50 higher than Gasoline? As the price of fuel goes up so must prices for everything, we have to pass this cost along somehow. And as I have said before the companies Damn sure are not going to lower their profit margins, and perks for the fat cats.


I have been compiling this one for a while, The comments that I am writing are not specificly aimed at the writers that usually frequent this blog. I know a lot of you and I’m sure that you are all safe and courtious drivers. I hope that some of you will take these ideas to […]

Just one more Note in the Key of G(overnment)…….

The Guess Who had a hit in 1970 with “Share the Land.” But the song was banned across the South because politicians thought it was promoting communism…… As the band explained, the song was about heaven……. Wouldn’t those red-baiting politicians have served the country better by investigating the subversive lyrics in “Louie, Louie”?…….. Oh! That’s […]

Generational Songs……

I don’t know if any of you remember a songwriter/musician from the ’60’s/’70’s by the name of John Cage, but he wrote a song called, “As Slow as Possible.”…….. The song would take 629 years to play…….. And they say pop culture has no lasting value……

The Dukes of Stratosphear

TTop loaned me “Chips From The Chocolate Fireball”, The Dukes of Stratosphear anthology.  Remember them from the 60’s?  The CD cover reports that it features all of “Psonic Psunspot and 25 O’Clock”.  Still not ringing a bell?  Well that’s because they didn’t really exist in the 60’s.  This album is all about psychedelic music: It […]

Weather or not?……..

What’s the deal with all the weird weather events all over the world this year?…… Has God (or whatever deity you choose to, or not to, believe in) decided to remove us vile destructive humans from the face of the Earth before we have the chance to wipe each other out on our own (we’ve […]

Worldly Thoughts…..

In a fight between you and the world, bet on the world……. – Frank Kafka All the world’s a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed…….. – Sean O’Casey, Irish playwright

And you thought the O.J. Verdict was bad!!!

Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn’t reenter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled […]