What Is A "Dollar"?Sat, April 10, 2010 - 11:42 AM permalink - 1 comment
An Historical Analysis Of The Fundamental Question In Monetary Policy
Edwin Vieira, Jr.
Today, all thinking, informed Americans know their country is in trouble. Many haven't a clue as to what went wrong with their government, while others can recite a litany of reasons for their country's distress. Of course, no one reason is paramount; but surely a debased, corrupt, and inflationary monetary system must be placed near the top of the list of causes of ... read more
I and a friend of mine are contemplating attending an event in late May (23-26) in Santa Clara. We're looking for a bit of crash space near there. We will have a car, so we can travel to and from the conference, so we don't officially need transportation. It'll be two filmmakers and their gear. We're clean, courteous, funny, and have lots of weird stories we'd be happy to tell.
Sorry I didn't realize that you were stuck at the bottom of the chimney the past couple of days. If you had made some more noise, we could have gotten you out of there sooner. Sorry about dropping you in the bucket. Honestly, we couldn't think of any other way to get you out of the chimney other than opening the flue and letting you drop. It was part to break your fall, but also part to keep you from just falling willy-nilly into the fireplace, which would have been very unceremonious. Sorry about the obviously scary part where we seemed to be clapping our hands and shouting and banging things on the ground. When you crawled out from the bucket, we had to improvise. The back door WAS braced open -- we just figured you would be sufficiently scared of us to run AWAY. Toward the open door. Sorry it was raining out. I know when you dropped in the chimney, it was dry, so I hope the shock wasn't too great. Sorry about the disorientation. I know we let you OUT of the house in a different way than you were let in, but frankly, we weren't too keen to put you back up on the roof, for reasons that by now should be obvious. Sorry about the laughter while we were trying to herd you toward the door. We realize you were probably tired and scared and hungry as hell and confused and everything, but you gotta admit, the whole episode from the "rescue" to your final dash out into the free dark night air WAS funny as hell. Thank you for making it out, and for making the day have a very special meaning. It's not often we get a chance to save a life.
...fuckin' rocks. I can't help it. Every single song, from Wall of Voodoo, right up to the stuff he did for that art show in NY. It's just awesome and I love every single goddamn note. I know I wrote a review of one of his albums last year or so, and just keep my oozing enthusiasm going for all his stuff. Been listening to stuff for the past few days and it just keeps me smiling and happy and is just... fantastic.
I sincerely doubt there is little in the world that more decidedly reminds you that you are far more organic and biological than you thought, then the simple act of cleaning out all the traps in your house. By hand. (and no, no picture for this one, either)
Feeling helpful? http://www.petting-zoo.org/Essays/?p=349 (mea culpa, mea culpa...)
originally published at Brain Dump
If they ever come up with a swashbuckling School, I think one of the courses should be Laughing, Then Jumping Off Something.
"The Senate needs to leave enough money in the proposed budget to not only reduce all marginal rates, but to eliminate the death tax, so that people who build up assets are able to transfer them from one generation to the next, regardless of a person's race."—Washington, D.C., April 5, 2001
Renowned Blues Musician. Grammy award winning musician/composer. Former spouse of singer Tina Turner.permalink
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Composer. Considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Born in Mödrath, Germany, Stockhausen studied at the Cologne Musikhochschule and in 1950 was admitted to the class of Swiss composer Frank Martin. He then worked with composer Karel Goeyvaerts in Paris, where he lived fo...permalink
Professional Gambler. He was attending Stanford Business School, when he decided to play poker professionally after winning $100,000 at his first tournament in Las Vegas in 1974. He went on to become the card room manager at the Dunes Casino and one of the best poker players in the world. He won the...permalink
Musician. He was known as the "Conga King of Jazz" for his flamboyant performances. In 1954, he moved to New York and established himself as an indispensable percussionist with groups like Sonora Matancera and Conjunto Casino. Through the 1950s and '60s, he worked with Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, ...permalink
Artist. He was one of Canada's most celebrated painters and acknowledged as the founder of the pictographic style known as the Woodland or Anishnaabe School. Often called "the Picasso of the North", in the 1960s he was considered the first indigenous artist to achieve prominence in the mainstream ar...permalink
originally published at Find A Grave: Recent Celebrity Deaths
The First Dark Galaxy?
The Key of Time
The magic bullet enters the President's back, headed downward at an angle of 17 degrees. It then moves upward in order to leave Kennedy's body from the front of his neck -- his neck wound number two -- where it waits 1.6 seconds, turns right and continues into Connally's body at the rear of his right armpit -- wound number three. Then, the bullet heads downward at an angle of 27 degrees, shattering Connally's fifth rib and leaving from the right side of his chest -- wounds four and five. The bullet continues downward and then enters Connally's right wrist -- wound number six -- shattering the radius bone. It then enters his left thigh -- wound number seven -- from which it later falls out and is found in almost "pristine" condition on a stretcher in a corridor of Parkland Hospital. Magic Bullet then makes talk show circuit...
Busy as a beaver all day, he was as tired as a dog when he hit the hay last night. He thought he would fall into the arms of Morpheus and sleep like a log, but his pad was cold as ice and he tossed and turned and didn’t sleep a wink. Well, to cut a long story short in the wee small hours he hit the deck like a bolt from the blue to get himself a hair of the dog to warm the cockles of his heart, but, as luck would have it, this was more easily said than done because he was fresh out of what the doctor ordered. Make no bones about it; he was really over a barrel. Little did he think he would be without the necessary. He was in a pretty kettle of fish, it goes without saying. Rather than open a new can of worms, he threw in the sponge without further ado and hit the sack to await the Old Sol and another day, another dollar. It was too funny for words, needless to say. You get sick of reading clichés. Sick and tired.
Half a bee, philosophically,
Whenever life gets you down Mrs. Brown,
"Heaven is all around,
Concise Overview of Recent Israeli-Palestinian History
3300-1000 BCE: Greece - The earliest known prehistoric civilizations occupy the Aegean world. This period marks the rise and fall of the MINOAN and MYCENAEAN civilization.
* 130,000-900,000 BC (Middle Pleistocene): Homo erectus walks the earth near Peking, leaving remains to be found at Zhoukoudian cave ("Peking man").
753 BC: Roma (Rome) is founded by Romulus