Sunday, June 28, 2015

TRAVELING MUSIC

 by Neil Peart: Fascinating book by the Rush drummer, mostly about his travels by motorcycle around the US, and how it related to what was happening in his life at the time & the music he listened to.
 But he also talked about his years with and before Rush: the most interesting part for me was his stay in London, England – which apparently coincided with the time I lived in London & Esher. And he worked in a store on Carnaby Street, where I used to window shop as I strolled down when I was a senior in high school (shout out to the American Community School in Knightsbridge, now closed at that location. And to my friend Becky Watkins, who once dated a member of America before they were famous. RIP: Becky, miss you a lot.) I did buy a nice pair of maroon suede boots on Carnaby Street, sure won’t fit now, if I could even find them…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

KETCHUP PORN

‘The food company Heinz has apologised after a QR code on a bottle of tomato ketchup directed people to a pornography website.
The company said that the code was out of date and that it was taking steps to prevent it happening again.
The issue was spotted by Daniel Korell, a customer in Germany, who reported it to the company.’
from BBCOnline

Of course, Daniel was the only one to let Heinz know about the porn code, it doesn’t mean he was the only one to notice it…

Thursday, June 11, 2015

RIP: CHRISTOPHER LEE

 At the age of 93; Not the first, but to me the best Dracula ever, and even if he hadn't gone on to other movie roles, he still would live on forever. Sorry to see him go, but at least he lived a long full life (though not as long as Dracula, of course).
Now you can get together with your old friend Peter Cushing and laugh over old times...and old movies made together...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SHADES OF GREY

by Jasper Fforde:
 ‘9.3.88.32.025: The cucumber and the tomato are both fruit; the avocado is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians, on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.’

Thursday, April 30, 2015

HEADLINE FROM BBC NEWS ONLINE

Feed: BBC News - Home
Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:35 AM
Author: BBC News - Home
Subject: 
Dead man cleared of attempted rape

(Yeah, I would have thought it would be difficult.)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THE SKIN MAP

By Stephen R Lawhead:
‘The sign read THE POPE’S NOSE, and had a picture of—it was difficult to tell in the flickering light of the torches—what appeared to be the plucked rear end of a somewhat startled goose.’

Now, when I was a kid, we didn’t eat goose, and don’t remember eating a whole cooked chicken, but we did have turkey for Thanksgiving. And Dad would always flap the fatty piece that hung over the turkey’s butt and say that it was called the Parson’s nose. He never explained why it was called that, but in later years I came to realize that it was a derogatory term for religious ‘leaders’ who talked out their arse; ie, said one thing but did another, as they apparently have done since the beginning of any religion and still do up to this day.
  Which brings to mind the ‘Christians’ who own businesses and who now feel it is against their religious beliefs to serve gay people. Just a question…shouldn’t they refuse to serve divorced people, people who cheat on their spouses, or even ex-cons (since they have all broken at least one commandment)?

Perhaps these ‘Christians’ should remember the Bible also says something about casting the first stone. Hmmmmm?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PART OF PLOT SYNOPSIS FROM 'BIG TITS ZOMBIE'

‘Lena returned from Mexico in desperate need of cash and goes to find work. However, she ends up getting drunk andbreaking into a homeless man's cardboard box and sleeping with him. Hung over and disgusted by the discovery, Lena ditches him, steals his umbrella, and leaves while being yelled at by the homeless man over the stolen umbrella.’




Because who wouldn’t when drunk?
(Got to love Japanese films)

HAPPY TAX DAY!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RIP: PERCY SLEDGE

1941 - April 14,2015: Best known for his song "When A Man Loves A Woman". I remember hearing this as a teenager, and thought it was a great song even then, when it was not my usual listening fare.
Years later, in the early 2000s, saw him perform it at Cypress Gardens Florida. Same incredible voice, same incredible song. Michael Bolton(Bolotin) should just stop singing it.
Rest In Peace Percy, and know your song will live forever...


BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

By Dean Koontz:
 ‘Olives littered the sidewalk and squished underfoot, as though recently the neighbors had gathered here for an outdoor martini party but had discarded their cocktail garnishes instead of eating them.’