Archive for July 14th, 2015

Many Are Called But Few Are Frozen

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


On these hot July days, is there anyone who doesn’t give a fond, passing thought to cryonics – freezing people just before they die?  The idea, of course, is to thaw them in the future when a cure is found for their killing disease.

Since cryonics began to become popular in the 1960’s, there’s really been a lot more hooey than dooey.  Walt Disney is not frozen. Ted Williams may have been but since he supposedly wrote the request on a cocktail napkin, there’s some question if his family actually went through with it.

The best sources admit that only 8-people have been frozen despite countless requests. Obviously, as we know, there have been no successful human defrostings.  You can read more



Flower Cut Ups

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


How to cut flowers for a vase:

Wednesday Teaches Lurch To Dance

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


What exactly is dance?

Why women like dancing better than men:

Fresh Out Of The Can

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Like Sardines in a Can I know you know why so many sardines are squished into a flat can: the fish are cheaper than the oil used to pack them. You knew that, right? Of course – but what kind of fish are sardines? Are there schools of sardines swimming around the oceans – especially in the Mediterranean next to Sardinia where they got their name?

Well, yes and no. You see, lots of fish can be sardines. There’s really no official species that qualifies – until it gets close to the can. Sardines can be herrings, round herrings, pilchards, sprats and many other kinds of fish. The only defining characteristic of sardines is size -they must be under 4-inches. That’s it.

I hate it when things are defined only by size.

 Sardine art:

Norway, Rogaland, Stavanger, Norwegian Canning Museum, old sardine tins in exposition.

Before Trump There Was King

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

“For every one (young Hispanic) who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who weigh a hundred and thirty pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling seventy-five pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

–Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) July 18, 2013

Rep. Steve King is, uh, refreshing. In an age when all of our politicians have perfect hair, gleaming teeth, and smiling sound bites, King is a great example of good-ol’-boy, white trash with hayseeds in his ears.  Before Donald Trump, he was the most outspoken critic of immigration in the Republican Party and he’s been re-elected in Iowa 5-times.

Republican leaders who chew with their mouths closed were embarrassed by his dumb comments.  They know if their party ever wants to be anything other than a bunch of backseat obstructionists, they must be at least a little sensitive to Hispanic-Americans.  Many may feel the same way as King but they know better than to sound like 1950’s Southern politicians stumbling over the word “Nigras.”

King’s “facts” have been disputed here by people who do not suffer nitwits well.

America Has The Most Prisoners In The World

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


Here’s why: