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October, 2014

October 30, 2014
4:53 pm CST

Cat Photobomb of the Day

October 30, 2014
12:20 pm CST

Quote Of The Day

October 27, 2014
10:46 pm CST

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

October 27, 2014
10:15 pm CST

Tweet of the Day

. @MJGlass2 @inky_mark @emilydee53_dee Jesus, TV said it was terrorism. Weren't you watching??? #Cdnpoli

— Political Porn (@Political_Porn) October 28, 2014

October 27, 2014
4:54 pm CST

Here's to the kind of heart

October 27, 2014
4:46 pm CST

As Time Goes By

Thanks, Gary!

October 26, 2014
3:18 pm CST

Never let the facts get in the way of a good Cronkite moment

One man with one gun.

Apparently, that's all it took for this country - dutifully abetted by much of the nation's media - to lose its mind last week.

History. Context. Perspective. Understanding. Skepticism. Thoughtfulness. Canada's so-called media and political "elites" abandoned them all. In their stead, we got a week-long diet of chest-thumping patriotic clichés, cheap, meaningless hyperbole and tropes that, taken together, have already manufactured widespread consent for what will surely be another assault on our rights and freedoms engineered by a cynical Conservative government.

Continue reading here.

October 26, 2014
8:16 am CST

How to fold a fitted sheet

News you can use!

October 25, 2014
4:53 pm CST

Tweet Of The Day

?@Canada__Proud: We will not be intimidated. #cdnpoli #canpoli Best.

— naomi (@kwetoday) October 25, 2014

Yeah, I know. Mean spirited.


October 24, 2014
5:49 pm CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

It's Friday night, kiddies. Kick it. Deep Blue Sea.

October 24, 2014
8:52 am CST

October 23, 2014
4:24 pm CST

Teddy the porcupine

October 23, 2014
1:06 pm CST

Another Year Older

October 23, 2014
9:25 am CST

For Ray

October 21, 2014
10:33 am CST

Nature Is Speaking

October 20, 2014
5:59 pm CST

My Best Fred's Wedding

October 17, 2014
8:18 am CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

The Stones, man. Keef, in open E tuning.

October 16, 2014
9:48 am CST

Tuck Me In

Winner - best filminute 2014.

October 15, 2014
2:05 pm CST

Rick and Jann on tour

October 14, 2014
5:35 pm CST

Mrs E's War

h/t Lorri

October 14, 2014
4:28 pm CST

Dog Photobomb of the Day

October 14, 2014
4:03 pm CST

Do you understand now?

@evansolomoncbc Here's a UK letter to the editor that sums things up regarding ISIS. #cdnpoli #pnpcbc

— jimbobbysez (@jimbobbysez) October 7, 2014

October 14, 2014
11:01 am CST

Words of wisdom.

— MJGlass (@MJGlass2) October 14, 2014

October 13, 2014
7:10 pm CST


October 13, 2014
6:33 pm CST

Jack and Brian

October 11, 2014
2:06 pm CST

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

h/t gary

October 11, 2014
1:45 pm CST

Paper is not dead

October 10, 2014
5:19 pm CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies!

It's the thanksgiving weekend, and I'm jonesing for some Heathens ...

October 10, 2014
12:12 pm CST

October 9, 2014
2:52 pm CST


Thanks, Trudy and Tim!!!

October 8, 2014
10:12 am CST

Rick's Rant

October 7, 2014
3:56 pm CST

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

October 7, 2014
3:22 pm CST

"There is a race of men - all federal and state and bank employees, and most dentists - who are born to retire. They aspire to retirement from the moment they are born. Youth, sex, work, are only the necessary intermediary states: the subject progresses from larva to pupa to nymph until, at last, the miracle of metamorphosis is complete and gives the world the retired butterfly. Golf clubs, funny shoes, and designer sunglasses for the dentist, campers and gas-fired barbecue sets for the employees at the low end of the pay scale!"

- Louis Begley, "About Schmidt"

October 5, 2014
6:37 pm CST

Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke And The Song That 'Almost Scared Him'

"When he first played it for Bobby Womack, who was his protege, he said, 'What's it sound like?' And Bobby said, 'It sounds like death.' Sam said, 'Man, that's kind of how it sounds like to me. That's why I'm never going to play it in public.' And Bobby sort of rethought it and said, 'Well, it's not like death, but it sounds kind of spooky.'"

It was more than spooky. Just before the song was to be released as a single in December of 1964, Sam Cooke would be shot to death at a motel in Los Angeles."

Here it is again, covered by The Band:

October 5, 2014
4:24 pm CST

October 5, 2014
4:08 pm CST

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

- Marcus Aurelius

October 4, 2014
6:43 pm CST

(Belated) Welcome To The Weekend Kiddies

Saturday night. Shake it, baby.

October 2, 20104
9:59 am CST

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

October 1, 2014
6:06 pm CST

Pilot's Tip of the Week

Question: "As a VFR-only pilot, one of my biggest fears is accidently flying into a cloud at night. Are there any clues that you may be getting close to clouds?" - Armand C.

The answer HERE.

October 1, 2014
11:04 am CST

We must both have been hungry because we constantly led the conversation round to food.

"What is your favorite dish, grandad?"

"All of them, my son. It's a great sin to say this is good and that is bad."

"Why? Can't we make a choice?"

"No, of course we can't."

"Why not?"

"Because there are people who are hungry." I was silent, ashamed. My heart had never been able to reach that height of nobility and compassion.

- Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

October 1, 2014
10:46 am CST

Walken reads Sendak

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