Thursday, March 31, 2011


So they had a newsflash about closing the Sunshine Skyway bridge, which crosses from St. Pete to the mainland across the bottom of Tampa Bay. It was originally stated that high-profile vehicles were banned, but that regular cars could still cross. Oh, yeah, like I'm going to drive across the bridge in my Echo with 60 MPH winds blowing!! "Oh look, isn't that a red kit flying off the bridge?"
I'm thinking...NO!
Picture below is the tornado in Kathleen that was a few miles from work today...


Well, living here in Florida, it's hard to beat the weather (if you love heat for 7-8 months of the year). But the one thing that makes me nervous is tornados, though I've never encountered one. I did once see a cloud starting to swirl as if thinking about a tornado, but it broke up and never became one. That's why I worry about tornados - they come and go as they please. Been through quite a few hurricanes over the years, but at least they take days to get here, so you have time to prepare.
So today the weather is really nasty, worst weather we've had in quite a long while, and below is a picture taken about 30 miles from here, and one apparently touched down less than 5 miles from here.
Yeah, that's about as close as I ever want to be...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Donald Trump Fails to Produce Birth Certificate

He ought to fire someone over this: Donald Trump, who has recently been raising questions about President Obama’s citizenship, attempted to show how easy it is to prove citizenship by putting a copy of his own birth certificate online. Except he didn’t: It turns out that the document Trump posted is not an official birth certificate. It is missing the official state seal and signature of the state registrar. It is, in fact, a certificate of birth, which is signed by a physician at the hospital when an infant is born.

So make sure you bring that up when he runs

for President, eh?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BEERS #813 & #814

Which get listed because of the unexpected venue at which they were discovered. And that was the Bay Area Renaissance Fair in Tampa this past weekend. Usually the purveyors of standard
A-B products & Guinness, lo and behold - to my surprise...
...Victory Brewing Donnybrook Stout & Magic Hat Winter Howl Black Lager!
What a surprise, and quite a tasty surprise, though both a bit heavy for a mid-80s day in Central Florida.
But's all good!

Monday, March 28, 2011


At age 94, inventor of Super Glue. Wonder if they glued his coffin lid on?? Well, it would be appropriate, wouldn't it?
My Super Glue story goes back to 1973, before it was generally available. I was working at a place that made steam vacuums for laundries and one of the jobs I had was to cut the rubber gasket and glue it into the edge of the lid - oh yes, with this glue that they told me to be real, real careful when using. "Hey, don't let it get onto your skin", they said. Well, that was the silliest thing I heard of, so of course, next thing you know, I managed to glue the tips of two of my fingers together. Well, it really hurt when they had to slice them apart with a razor blades!!
Needless to say, I was a tad more careful after that!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Elizabeth Taylor Late to Own Funeral

Elizabeth Taylor even managed to be fashionably late to her own funeral. Taylor's burial service began 15 minutes behind schedule, by her request. "She even wanted to be late for her own funeral," a family rep said. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, at a private ceremony attended by family and friends

Thursday, March 17, 2011


by Tom Shales & J.A.Miller: Buck Henry on SNL:
"But you also get the feeling that people are there because, first and foremost, it's their launching pad or stepping stone or way station or whatever, not as a destination in itself. They all know that it's a franchise which leads to making bad movies."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Sign supposedly in Hazelton, BC, Canada, but even if it's fake - it's funny!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


1) Indecision is the key to flexibility. (Possibly)

2) What's the speed of dark? (And would you be going backward?)

3) 58.3% of statistics are made up. (No, really)

Monday, March 14, 2011


January 19, 1935 -
March 13, 2011

Owsley "Bear" Stanley
was a sound engineer and former notorious LSD cook who was reportedly the first to manufacture large quantities of the drug. His high-quality LSD, often given away for free, became plentiful in the San Francisco area during the mid '60s.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


By Lee Child (A Jack Reacher Novel):

'Everybody uses mobiles...Everybody's talk, talk, talking, all the time...Where does all that conversation come from? What happened to all that conversation before mobiles were invented?'

Monday, March 07, 2011


CTD - Circling the Drain (A patient expected to die soon)

GLM - Good looking Mum

GPO - Good for Parts Only

TEETH - Tried Everything Else, Try Homeopathy

UBI - Unexplained Beer Injury


 Really curious about the UBI though...


Digging for Worms - varicose vein surgery

Departure lounge - geriatric ward

Handbag positive - confused patient (usually elderly lady) lying on hospital bed clutching handbag

Woolworth's Test - Anaesthetic term (if you can imagine patient shopping in Woolies, it's safe to give a general anaesthetic)

Well, at least according to BBCNews online...thought it was pretty funny anyway...



Friday, March 04, 2011


Who? Why the girl on the cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, of course. Died in Feb. but not sure of what. Funny how you have to pick up info from the internet, because it sure never made it to the local paper here(of course).

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Found this picture on my computer, Mick Box from Uriah Heep levitating a glass of Hefeweizen with only his guitar power & forefinger!!
Rock on Mick, and we'll all hoist a glass...

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


At the age of 89, though I would have guessed she was older. Made famous by Howard Hughes who put her in movies and had a bra specially designed for her. Made movies with the likes of Bob Hope & Marilyn Monroe and pretty much retired from films in her 30s.
So here's to you Jane (and your two best assets also...)