Archive for the 'General' Category

What 8th-Graders Were Expected to Know in 1910

Monday, August 19th, 2013

I’d wager a lot of college graduates would struggle with What 8th-Graders Were Expected to Know in 1910.

Registration Leads to….

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

In Spain registration leads to dog poop in your post box.

RIP Frankie Figs

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Few actors have the presence of Mike Duncan and while there are better known movie roles, to me Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54, will always be Franklin ‘Frankie Figs’ Figueroa.

Database of Ruin

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Yesterday we received unsolicited Rx discount cards from an “alliance” I’d not heard of which a Google search pointed to a VC company. The appearance is it’s likely data mining thing since all of your personal info is transferred to the discount “benefit” company like they are your regular insurance carrier. That was enough info […]

RIP Harry Harrison

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Nearly on the heels of finishing Skyfall a few weeks ago comes the news today that Sci-fi author Harry Harrison has died. I have spent many hours following the adventures of Jim diGriz, Kerrick, Brandd and a host of others through Harrison’s universes. RIP Harry.

Don’t piss off Vermont Farmers

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I know its wrong but I really had to laugh out loud over the Vermont farmer crushing all the cop cars in the lot. It was that devil weed made him do it! LOL

High Blood Caffeine Levels in Older Adults Linked to Avoidance of Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

So not only will I live longer but keep my mind a little longer too!. Because what’s living longer if you don’t know it, right? Coffee…. is there anything it can’t do?

Striking Multiple Exposure Shot of Takeoffs at Hannover Airport

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Cool picture of the day…. Striking Multiple Exposure Shot of Takeoffs at Hannover Airport via

Java drinkers live longer

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Nice, looks like I’m going to live forever!. Or, 16% longer than you tea drinkers….

Richard Blenz Nature Conservancy

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent in Bucker, Trap Door,  King/Queen and Little Blair, Bee Tree and other caverns on Dick’s property but it has been a life time ago.   I only recently became aware that Dick donated the property to the National Speleological Society in 2005 and it is now the Richard […]