January 14, 2017

Trivia of the moment

Lawrence Welk was awarded four US design patents:

 * A musically themed restaurant menu
 * An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant
  * An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant
  * An accordion-themed ashtray

January 07, 2017

Quote of the moment

"sometimes nobody's wrong."

-- Joe Walsh

January 03, 2017

Trivia of the moment

Only three mammals are known to experience menopause - orcas, short-finned pilot whales and humans.

-- BBC

January 02, 2017

Headline of the moment

Dog Mauls Owners After They Tried To Dress Him In Sweater

-- Huffington Post

January 01, 2017

Intense British situation of the moment as told by Timothy Laurence

Princess Anne's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, who accompanied her to the New Year's Day service, added that the Queen was feeling "not too bad".

-- BBC.com

December 26, 2016

Chilling headline of the moment

China's 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea

-- CBSnews.com

December 25, 2016

Quote of the moment

Santa's Workshop in North Pole, in Wilmington, N.Y., is among the last of the theme parks in the region, outlasting the Land of Makebelieve, Frontier Town, Time Town, Gaslight Village and other Adirondack roadside attractions.

-- Annie Stoltie, NYT

December 21, 2016

Incorrect prediction of the moment

"As a person who has always played fast and loose with the law, Trump will likely be impeached within the first year of his Presidency by responsible Republicans in Congress."

-- John Kasich

December 11, 2016

Headline I do not understand the significance of of the moment

A nuke waste train to Yucca could pass near Trump's L.V. hotel

-- LV sun

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 what.cd

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'

-- CNN.com

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.)