Monthly Archives: June 2007

the police aar

(aar == after action report) Went to The Police’s concert last night in Dallas. The opening band was Fiction Plane. I’d never heard them before, but they were pretty good. Very energetic, jumping around, clearly they were having a good time. If you didn’t know ahead of time, as soon as the lead singer started [Continue]

holy infant so tender and mild

Baby Jesus: the other white meat “About Baby Jésus Baby Jésus is one of the products that gives Lyon its famous gastronomical reputation. Along with other deli meats it contributes to the traditional, festive, culinary image of the region. The product is made from quality meats that are selected and cleaned with extreme care. It [Continue]


I didn’t buy some tools today. I really wanted to, but I didn’t. Was at the auction at UTA, they were selling off a CNC Bridgeport, it went for $400. Came with tools and lots of collets. A Fray horizontal mill went for $90, really wanted that one. A real neat old hand operated cast [Continue]

monkey-ing around

Why is the monkey wearing a cowboy hat? Also, and this is perhaps a much more important question, why are kids crawling into a giant monkey’s giant vajayjay?

semper fi

“COL. SIMCOCK: (Chuckles.) I’ll tell you what, the one thing that all Marines want to know about — and that includes me and everyone within Regimental Combat Team 6 — we want to know that the American public are behind us. We believe that the actions that we’re taking over here are very, very important [Continue]


Kyle Smith on Michael Moore’s ‘Sicko’ “The bulk of “Sicko” is given over to the stories of Americans who got the run-around from health insurers. These people were told they didn’t qualify for benefits because the requested procedures were too experimental or because of pre-existing conditions. The most absurd example of several is, perhaps, that [Continue]

family news

Found out this morning that Aunt Shelia is in hospice. That where they send you when you’re going to die soon. She broker her hip back in May and went through the surgery fine, but has been downhill since. We didn’t know any of that till today, when her nephew Louis called mom. I guess [Continue]

happy juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth! Which is also my friend Jenny’s birthday. So Happy Birthday Jenny! One minor little rant: WTF are California and New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Alaska doing celebrating a _Texan_ holiday?!? “Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived on Galveston Island to [Continue]

thou shalt not speed

The Vatican just released the 10 commandments of Driving. “The “Drivers’ Ten Commandments,” as listed by the document, are: 1. You shall not kill. 2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm. 3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events. 4. [Continue]

72 virgins

Here’s a trailer for National Lampoon’s 72 Virgins. Looks like they may make it into a feature length film. “Two idiot college students unwittingly join an Al Qaeda cell in order to get the 72 virgins promised to terrorists when they die. From the makers of Animal House, Van Wilder, and the Vacation movies. Join [Continue]

we will stop it’s spread by spreading it about!

Deadly $2 heroin aimed at young teens “ A cheap, highly addictive drug known as “cheese heroin” has killed 21 teenagers in the Dallas area over the past two years, and authorities say they are hoping they can stop the fad before it spreads across the nation. “Cheese heroin” is a blend of so-called black [Continue]


Went to the Star Wars exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History last Friday night, June 8th, 2007. Wow! Got to see C-3P0 talk for 20 minutesish. Then watched a nice Imax movie on Special Effects. Very cool. Michele won a photo of C-3P0 and R2-D2 signed by Anthony Daniels, veryvery cool! [Continue]