Monday, June 30, 2014


I do wonder what beer it was...
he sure seems to be enjoying himself...

Sunday, June 29, 2014


 So here’s how dumb the credit card people are. The form instructions (for bogus charges) say to fax it or mail it to some address in Texas using the enclosed envelope – addressed to South Dakota!! So I faxed it…

Tadeusz Kościuszko

Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746–1817) was a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. He graduated from the Corps of Cadets in Warsaw, Poland, before studying in France. In 1776, he moved to North America, where he took part in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. An accomplished military architect, he designed and oversaw the construction of state-of-the-art fortifications, including those at West Point, New York.

So we named a mustard after him...

Saturday, June 21, 2014


‘After the release of the Equilar pay study, the AFL-CIO  put out its own 2014 Executive Pay Watch, showing U.S. CEOs were paid on average $11.7 million in 2013, compared to the average worker who earned $35,293. CEOs on average were paid 331 times that of the average worker, the labor organization said.
In Florida, the average CEO pay was $4.3 million, or 110 times the average workers’ pay of $39,264.’
(From TBBJ)


'President Obama: 300 military advisers to go to Iraq'

Not a good idea, pretty sure that's how we ended up fighting in Vietnam back in the 1960s & '70s.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to

 repeat it." (George Santayana)

Friday, June 20, 2014


By Richard Matheson:
 ‘…and dust the furniture and wash out the sinks and the bathtub and toilet, and change the sheets and pillow case on his bed; but he didn’t feel like it.
For he was a man and he was alone and these things had no importance to him.’

(A great book I read in my teens, and just re-read
 on my Kindle Fire)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


'The 12-year-old girl said she was molested by Rios about twice a week over the past year, the sheriff's office said. The older girl said Rios touched her about 15 times starting in 2011 and that he told her he was doing so because he loved her as a pastor and that she shouldn't tell anyone because he could get in trouble, the sheriff's office said.

Rios has been the pastor at 
Casa De Amor (House of Love) church on Windhorst Road.'

Yeah, the name probably should have tipped people off; not the church to send your kids to!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


By Patrick Lee: (3rd of a trilogy)
 “It’s strange to consider that Civil War vets and atomic bombs overlapped each another in history by more than a decade.”
(The last agreed upon Union veteran died in August of 1956)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BEER# 1141

KBC Blueberry Wheat Ale, brewed in Kennebunkport Maine: Well, got this in a sampler pack from World Market and was looking forward to drinking it. I’ve had a few blueberry wheat beers, including a few from Maine (and even here in Florida where blueberry farms are beginning to be the next big thing).
Unfortunately, though I would have liked to recommend this as a beer to search out…no such luck. Of the blueberry beers I’ve had, this was definitely the worst – mostly because there was no discernable blueberry taste to it, and it really wasn’t a very good wheat beer either.
 So, it’s a free country (still) and go ahead and try it if you’d like, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!


To Peter Dinklage, 45 years old today. Perhaps best known as Tyrion Lannister - let's hope they don't kill you off this week!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


One of my all-time favorite movies. And this year is the 50th Anniversary of the movie (and 135 years since the actual battle).
 So here's some photos I found:
 An actual portrait of Lt Chard
 (Doesn't look much like Michael Caine, does he?)

An actual photo of the survivors of Rorke's Drift
The Union Jack that flew over the British soldiers during the battle.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014


On the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014:
 Watched it on HBO last night and a few things stuck in my mind. Glenn Frey inducted Linda Ronstadt, and he’s looking a bit rough. First thing that popped in my mind; “He may be an Eagle, but he looks like a Beagle.”
 Got to say, though I don’t listen to country music, Carrie Underwood did an incredible version of Linda Ronstadt’sStone Poneys song ‘Different Drum’ (which I own the 45 of and is the only Linda Ronstadt music I own).
 Yusuf Islam, the ex-Cat Stevens did a few songs, seems his voice is the same as it used to be.
 Daryl Hall & John Oates – the first song didn’t sound good, but they improved as they sang more…but John Oates sure is short, he could almost be Tyrion Lannister’s stand-in(for you Game of Thrones watchers)! Never realized that before, must be why they stand on different sides of the stage.
 Was good to see the original E-Street Band members Vini Lopez & David Sancious playing a few numbers with the current band. Not sure why Patty Scialfa rated into the Hall, she was pretty much a back-up singer until she married the Boss.
 Thought Joan Jett (why isn’t she in!!!) did an awesome job on Nirvana’s ‘Teen Spirit’ & St Vincent(Annie Clark) was terrific doing ‘Lithium’ and Lorde did an incredible ‘All Apologies’. Kim Gordon, however, shouldn’t be allowed to sing in public.
 And of course Kiss managed to bury the hatchet (in each other’s backs judging by the dagger-eyes being flung back and forth) long enough to accept the awards and not perform. I’ve heard the story behind it, but wonder why the old and new members of the E-Street Band were allowed to play together, but the old & new members of Kiss weren’t.
 So, that’s my take, if you saw the show or were there, leave me a comment on your opinion. Rock on!