Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Oh, BTW, Olive was from Australia; so if she was buried there would that make her downunder Downunder? Just a thought...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I'm still waiting....I did what you told me..I sent the email to 10 people like you said.I'm still waiting for that miracle to happen...
To all my friends who in the last year sent me best 'wishes',
chain letters, 'angel' letters or other promises
of good luck if I forwarded something,
NONE OF THAT CRAP WORKED!
For 2008, could you please just send money,
Vodka, chocolate , movie tickets or
gasoline vouchers and airline tickets instead?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
You may have caught my posting on these guys last year, shortly before Duane roland died. Well, they finally put out a CD of their live show, and it kicks ass almost as much as being there! So check out CDBaby.com or Amazon.com and buy yourself a copy. If you're a fan of Molly Hatchet and/or Southern Rock, you need this CD...
Friday, July 04, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Icebound by Dean Koontz: Originally published in 1976 as Prison Of Ice, this was re-issued in 1995. After having read about it's original publication under a pen name (David Arton) I realized why I don't remember this book from the 70s, when I first started reading Koontz. Of course, at the time, he was writing straight horror, and this is an adventure-suspense novel in the vein of Alistair MacLean, and quite a good one at that. A group of scientists get trapped on an iceberg that's set to blow up at midnight in the middle of an Arctic storm. Throw in an attempted murder, and you have all the ingredients for a cliff hanger; and even out of his normal genre Koontz does not disappoint. Though I will admit, for the first quarter of the book, I was waiting for something Koontz-like to happen before just sitting back and enjoying the ride...
Fire Ice by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos: "A Novel From the NUMA Files - A Kurt Austin Adventure": Whew, that's a lot of copy for the cover of a book! Well, when a single author starts writing "with..." you know he's got himself a franchise and is too busy doing something else and has no time to actually write...or he's dead. Don't know what the case is here, but now this novel's protagonist isn't Dirk Pitt, who's most likely retired, and a younger group of operatives now populate the novel(s).
So, what is fire ice? It's apparently a name for methane hydrate, of which there's huge pockets under the ocean, and if it escapes from under the earth's crust, can cause earthquakes,tidal waves and possibly volcanic-like explosions. Sort of like lighting your farts like you did in college, only underwater! And much, much worse! So the self-proclaimes Czar of Russia has figured out how to attac the U.S. with these underwater sea farts; and it's up to our intrepid hero, along with his sidekick & helf from a Russian agent, to save the day. Actually not a bad book, but if I recall, no crusty old salt named Cussler shows up in this one. But a decent enough read if you're a fan of his NUMA books.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
So today being July 1, the new beer company formed from 2 beer companies - actually 4 beer companies is officially in business.Yes, MillerCoors is now in business, being a merger of SabMiller & MolsonCoors, themselves resulting from mergers of the name companies. And of course Inbev is chasing after A-B, so at some point they'll end up as InbevBud, later to merge with MillerCoors so as to become CoorsBud? MillerBud?, who knows. And as the quality of mass brewed beer goes down, we introduce to the world...BEER INC. the only beer company left in the world, except for, hopefully, all the small microbreweries & craft brewers who still brew beer worth drinking...
So raise your glass and drink to the health of beer...real beer...beer with taste...Skol!