Saturday, May 10, 2014


We have two dogs.  Tanzie is quite bright, skittish, and a little stand-offish with strangers.  Skippy Squirrelbane is sweet, enthusiastic, and never met a stranger.  He is, however, NOT bright.  At all.

Every night they get a milk bone before the LMM and I sit down for our evening togetherness (we read, and then watch the weather, unless there's a baseball game on.  Very exciting.)

The dogs know that they get their bone before we go into the sitting room.  But sometimes we forget the bones.  To ensure that we do NOT forget the bones, they behave cooperatively, sitting side by side and blocking the doorway.  Not sure if it's intentional, but it is effective.  It would not be easy to get past them without paying the bone toll!

Friday, May 09, 2014

The revolution will be pre-announced

So people, it's that time of year again. You know, time for the Taliban spring offensive!

In case you had forgotten to mark your calendars or buy tickets, the group officially announced that the offensive will begin on May 12th!

Now personally I find the Taliban offensive 24/7/365, but you gotta admire their confidence, no?

Hey infidels: we are coming for you next Monday and we don't care if you know it or not!

Funniest part of the article though is this:

The Afghan government and Nato have not yet responded to the Taliban’s announcement.

What are they supposed to say? Thanks for the warning numbnutz? Don't bother, we give up? I know you are but what am I?

I love the phrase, Taliban spring offensive. Like rush week or fashion week. Also a good name for an indie band.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

This week's sign of the stink- pocalypse

After 90 years, Davidson college is abolishing their laundry service for students.

Reactions are mixed.

From Davidson's president Carol Quillen:

Quillen, who washed her own clothes as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and while pursuing her Ph.D. at Princeton, added that no one comes to Davidson for free laundry.

From an alum:

“We gave up vespers, we gave up chapel, we went coed, we even gave up the marching band, but dad-gum-it, we can’t give up the laundry. What is this world coming to?”

Then there's the LOL quote of the week:

Though nationally prominent for its academics, free laundry distinguishes Davidson on every Internet list of special student benefits for various colleges.

Any thoughts, Mungo? I bet you went there for the laundry, right?

Read more here:

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

G. Rossman Peeks at P-Kroog's Journal

And we all benefit, by getting to read it.


Krugman’s Journal. May 1, 2014. Dog carcass in alley this morning. Only I predicted its stomach would burst like a housing bubble. 

 When the storm comes the insufficient aggregate demand of all their austerity will foam up about their waists and all the oligarchs and politicians will look up and shout “save us!” and I’ll look down and whisper “stimulus.” 

 (You'll need to have read "The Watchmen" to get many of the allusions.  But it works pretty well on its own!)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

This week's sign of the apocalypse

People, if crap like this can happen to a bro, why do we even have a patriarchal society at all?

JUST a bit outside...

They actually got it centered perfectly...on the wrong yard line.

Nod to WH

Liberty Defined

It's long, but it's quite interesting.  I don't agree with all of it, but Dr. Paul is an articulate spokesman for our side.  I don't really get the "End the Fed" stuff as the number ONE priority, though, I have to admit.  There are some fiddles that would improve the way the Fed works (like stop expecting miracles, and credible commitment), sure, but not "end."

Still, this is pretty cool.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Flying is cool

Clic the pics for even more ariel images!

Monday's Child

1.  I like beezin'....'cause beezin can give you pinkeye.  (The video is good.)

2.  It's the Department of JUSTICE, after all, so this must be okay, right?  Perhaps they should change their name to "Comité de Salut Public."  THAT turned out well, that whole, "We know what is good for everyone" thing, right? (Plus, they are calling it "Choke Point," a porn joke.  So we should be glad they have a sense of humor.  Right?)  Some details...

3.  What if faculty were full-time and administrators were adjunct?

4.  Men who support female leadership are accused of duplicity by women, and of wimpiness by men.

5.  Sometimes, you CAN fault the police.  Or even sue them successfully.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

g > m

I thought I'd get beyond the r > g mania and post about a more fundamental inequality:

g > m

to wit:

It started out close in the year of our births but then......