Saturday, November 10, 2012

a cowboy tombstone


 1. It's important to have a woman who helps at home, cooks from time to time, cleans up, and has a job.
2. It's important to have a woman who can make you laugh.

3. It's important to have a woman who you can trust and doesn't lie to you.

4. It's important to have a woman who is good in bed and who likes to be with you.

5. It's very, very important that these four women do not know each other or you could end up dead like me.

Sandy leaves us stumped

Central Park closed for almost 2 weeks after Sandy. “Too many trees down” was the reason the guard told me at the time.

They reopened yesterday morning. 

Holy smokes.

Sandy beat the crap out of Central Park.

“We’ve cataloged 798 trees affected so far,” the Park guy told me, “and we still have quite a ways to go.”

“The park will lose nearly a thousand trees before this clean up is completed.”

There are 849 acres in Central Park.

On average, every acre lost a tree.

Friday, November 9, 2012

you had to be there


Have a great weekend!

Google knows everything

and doesn’t charge us for it. 

American capitalism bumped up against European socialism last week.

The EU’s governments cried “Unfair!” and began writing laws against Google because the search engine is earning billions indexing European content that we find and use for free.

One law is already halfway through the German Parliament. 

France invited Google in for a friendly chat last week and threatened them with a law in France, too. Why?

The Europeans are not taking the plundering of their news organizations lightly. It’s happening here, too, but without an American whimper.

Italy, Austria and Switzerland are also “studying” the legislations to protect their own media companies. So what does the EU want?


They want their share of the $38billion 
in annual Google revenue. 

“Without us you have nothing.” the media giants sniffed.

So Google reminded them they can always disconnect themselves from search if they prefer, something they have always been able to do. But not turning up in a Google search is suicide and Google knows it.

“Why should we pay to give you this added reach and exposure at no cost to you?” Google asks.

So last week they informed the French government they just might have to stop indexing the French news sites if it turns out they are forced to pay royalties.

Without payment from somewhere, reliable news collapses in this new market of free, but I‘ll bet Google doesn’t budge.

So one of the ground rules of commercial internet linking is being sorted out in Europe and you can bet we’ll be affected. Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

go team


go away

go far

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

go now

wite out

4.7 inches of snow last night in Central Park.

GOP mourning in America

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, running for the Missouri Senate, was asked about available abortion in the case of rape:

“Well you know, people always want to try to make that as one of those things, well how do you, how do you slice this particularly tough sort of ethical question. First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

Defeated by incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill November 6, 2012.


Because some things just work out as they should.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

we’re all an American band

We're an American band
We're an American band 


We're comin' to your town 
We'll help you party it down 

We're an American band. 

Billboard #1 in 1973