December 09, 2016

Quote of the moment

"I was trying not to sound like a desperate maniac, but I was a desperate maniac."

-- cancer patient in the NYT

December 08, 2016

Quote of the moment

(On the Guardian web site from a reader about Public Enemy.)

I was never hip enough to get them, I read the lyrics to Bring The Noise and thought it was about a man going on an unsuccessful fishing trip with his foolish sibling and the Grim Reaper - "Bass, how low can you go, Death Row, what a brother know?"

November 29, 2016

Quote of the moment

"fox news.  100℅ correct, 10℅ of the time!"

-- patron of arby's at lost hills, CA, screaming at a TV set

November 27, 2016

CA theatre

San Jose, CA

(My first panoramic on my new phone... Don't know how it will offer.)

November 18, 2016

Quote of the moment

For me, the end of What is a final reiteration of the ultimate lesson of 2016: Take nothing for granted. No set of values, no repository of human knowledge, no political system, no passionate community, is guaranteed safety from outside forces and from the passage of time. Nothing is too great to fail.

-- Nikhil Sonnad, on the death of

November 12, 2016

It takes the enraged English...

October 29, 2016

headline of the moment

Soylent recalls another product amid gastrointestinal mayhem

-- boing boing

October 27, 2016

the importance of bon Jovi

according to NBC

Hillary Clinton campaigns with First Lady Michelle Obama in Winston-Salem, NC at 2:00 pm ET… Donald Trump makes three stops in Ohio, hitting Springfield at 1:00 pm ET, Toledo at 4:00 pm ET, and Geneva at 7:00 pm ET… Mike Pence makes stops in Iowa and Nebraska… Tim Kaine is in Ohio…And Bon Jovi holds a concert for Clinton in Pittsburgh

October 17, 2016

headline of the moment

Giuliani on rigged election: 'Dead people generally vote for Democrats'


October 04, 2016

quote of the moment

Best troll ever: Assange asking why I'm up at 4am, while I'm wondering why I'm up at 4am, after he told me to be up at 4am.

-- Matt Dougan

September 29, 2016

the closest thing I'll ever have to a selfie...

... my spinal fluid.  (don't be misled by the back of the test tube label -- it's clear, colorless.)


September 20, 2016

headline of the moment

Man sues Samsung, saying Note 7 exploded in his pants


September 19, 2016

quote of the moment

"Excessive use of the internet is an understudied phenomenon that may disguise mild or severe psychopathology; excessive use of the internet may be strongly linked to compulsive behavior and addiction."

-- Jan Buitelaar

September 16, 2016

headline of the moment

Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside


September 06, 2016

headline of the moment

What did the 'real' Loch Ness monster look like?

-- Christian Science Monitor

September 02, 2016

quote of the moment

Perhaps Lady Gaga and other artists need to remind the Internet that pop music is supposed to be fun, not a death match.

-- Daryl Deino

September 01, 2016

statistic of the moment

roughly 1 in 9 private space launches are expected to fail

-- tech

August 31, 2016

quote of the moment

"if you live a brave life, you will get your ass kicked."

-- brene brown

quote of the moment

"It's not important to be timely when you are wrong."

-- bo3b Johnson

August 22, 2016

statistic of the moment

in 2015, Delta airlines mishandled 276,000 of 120,000,000 bags.

-- NYT