“A blank page is no empty space. It is brimming with potential… It is a masterpiece in waiting — yours.”
― A.A. Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator
that first episode of supersize vs supperskinny was very eye opening, good series.
They do show some gross diabetes toes removed and ugly pics…..ugh!
I once got myself way too thin, running 4 miles/day, and eating very little, until I could only buy boy’s size pants I knew of much younger gay boys wh had teen eating disorders, and gym rats who were addicted to steroids.
That whole steroid thing seems to be the antithesis of being in shape and healthy.
hey orcas and bobby ray
Good late afternoon to you, Boy.
Whassup, BiB! Beautiful day today… not too hot. Actually, kinda chilly early this morning when I started my bike-ride.
we are getting more rain this afternoon, and it rained all last night, small pond was forming in low sopts of the lawn.
We had our ton of rain earlier last week.
Bassface – check out this company. FRR trikes in North Carolina. They make a killer trike with a 4000 watt electric motor. I could cruise at 40 mph for a hundred miles in the Alpha. Except it is $12000 for the top line model. Spare some change, bro?
Wow! I wish I could… The 422 Alpha is sweeeeeeet!!
Bwahahaha!!! Les Claypool linked up with Beats Antique. I like both groups. Number 8 knows about Beats Antiques.
The supersize woman from UK was brought to the US and she visited a woman twice her size 700lbs, and saw how awful her life was, and her 18 yo son who had to help her constantly. The 700 lb woman said she’d do ANYTHING to get down to the UK lady’s size.
Al-Shabaab digs in after killings at mall in Nairobi
Al-Qaeda-linked militant group claims responsibility
Al-Shabaab: Muslims “escorted out”
Officials: 39 dead, 36 held hostage
In spite of terrible writing, and due to my addictive nature when it comes to tv, radio, etc., I have continued watching “Dexter” to it’s conclusion this coming Sunday night.
I saw this comment on a re-cap and found it so funny, and a pretty accurate synopsis of this season
Dr. Vogel (Psychiatrist): Dexter, I want you to kill the Brain Surgeon.
Dexter: I don’t want to.
Vogel: Please kill the Brain Surgeon.
Dexter: I will kill the Brain Surgeon.
Deb (Dex’s adoptive sister) : I want to kill myself and Dexter!
Vogel: That is not good.
Deb: I want to live, and Dexter is cool in my book!
Vogel: Kill all these serial killers
Dexter: Okay. I found one named Zach Hamilton. He will die.
Vogel: Don’t kill Zach Hamilton.
Dexter: I NEED to kill Zach Hamilton.
Vogel: Don’t do it.
Dexter: I will not kill Zach Hamilton. I will teach him the code!
Dexter: He cannot be taught the code! I must kill him!
Dexter: My mistake. He’s cool. I’ll teach him the code again.
Dexter: That guy you wanted me to kill wasn’t the Brain Surgeon. Instead, your SON is the Brain Surgeon! I will kill him!
Vogel: Don’t kill my son the Brain Surgeon. All he ever did was kill my other son and threaten my life.
Dexter: I NEED to kill him.
Vogel. I know, but don’t.
Dexter: Okay. (I’m really going to, though)
Vogel. What a relief.
Dexter. Look at this video of your son killing this guy.
Vogel. The horror! Dexter, please kill my son the Brain Surgeon.
Dexter: Will do.
Brain Surgeon: You picked Dexter over me! I will kill you AND Dexter!
Dexter: Okay, now I REALLY need to kill Brain Surgeon!
Brain Surgeon: Sorry Dexter. Can we forget all this if I buy your condo?
Dexter: Okay, I have a plane to catch anyway.
Deb: If I find the Brain Surgeon before you, I am arresting him and not giving him to you to murder.
Dexter: Understandable. You have a moral compass, sis.
Deb: Let’s eat.
Dexter: Can’t eat, gotta kill the Brain Surgeon. He’s coming over any minute.
Deb: Okay, cya.
Deb: SURPRISE MUTHA****A! I helped Dex catch the Brain Surgeon so he can murder him!
Dexter: I dont want to kill you, I want to bang my girlfriend.
Brain Surgeon. Okay, thanks for letting me go.
Dexter: Nope. I’m calling my sister right now to arrest you. Also, please don’t tell on me for my serial killing even though I told on you for all the Brain Surgery.
hah! That is pretty funny.
LMAO!!! Great read CaliflowerGirl, thanks
Having grown up by the ocean I can say with some authority that Ted Cruz’s mouth looks like a starfish’s anus. You can quote me on that.
Thats a keeper
Good afternoon Major. We’re going to dinner at a friend’s place. I need to get back into the kitchen to whip up our part of the pot luck.
Hope you’re doing well today.
I can’t tell you where, but I’ve been asked to write, and play, some music for a series of videos. I’m really excited about it!
Have a great evening!
hah!! Good evening, CBD. Once in awhile there is a big sun starfish in my crab traps.
I just heard yesterday that there’s a mysterious starfish die off happening right now. Poor little things, I love them.
I’m guessing that that which comes out of a starfish’s behind is less objectionable.
You can say that again!
Cruz is just basically Joe McCarthy without the advantage of being original. We know his methods, so history won’t repeat itself.
Hey CPAwADD, we can only hope. Your son ok?
He has been back playing soccer for five games. He passed through all of the post-concussion protocol and has not had any problems since recovering.
Oh, and he can still be a pain in the ass because he’s 17.
LOL good to hear. Well, at least sports and school is a good block of time to be distracted from the latter 😉
And fulfills the same function.
Sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve gotta get my apron back on……………
Big game tomorrow for Footie fans. Manchester Darby. Manchester City versus Manchester United. I’m rooting for City, my son is a United fan. Should be a good game.
Hi, CPA. Sounds like a good time for you and son.
It should be good. This our two really top clubs. Number 10 is our favorite player. I root for Djecko on Man. City and my son roots for Rooney on Man. United.
*We* root for Clint Dempsey!
Love Clint Dempsey but he left the Tottenham Hotspurs for the MLS. If you want to root for a team that has a lot of US players, you could root for Stoke, also known as Stoke and Stripes. They have Brek Shea, Maurice Adu (Freddie’s brother) and Geoff Cameron.
Everton has Tim Howard, and Sundelund has Jozy Altidore. I’m definitely not a Sundeland fan because of Canu. Canu is their manager, and has previously declared that he was a fascist. He’s toned that done a lot, but he still doesn’t quite seem like someone I would want as a club manager.
btw, Jack will give a prize to the Realmster who can name the show I clipped that line from!
Hello skulking Kitteh
Hi there, Beo. How’s you?
Enjoying myself thank you. Going to hang with you another half hour and get down to business with family. Hopefully you and the Dude are enjoying the Autumn cool down and beauty there.
Very much so, thanks – I hope we have a nice long Indian Summer.
Hugs for the Woof Clan!
I’m only marginally happy about what the Pope has had to say about abortion, contraception and gays of late because it’s important to realize that he’s not contravening these teachings. He’s saying this isn’t what the church should be teaching. He’s saying they shouldn’t be what the church is emphasizing. Basically it’s a PR move. It’s still a small move in the right direction.
I left the church because I didn’t want to be a part of something that hated people for who they are. There are things I miss about it, but I know it was the right move. Jesus was inclusive. Pretty much the only people he said anything against were the church leaders of his day.
He’s basically saying let’s not talk so much publicly about what we believe.
(Donations are down, apparently.)
From a practical standpoint it’s probably the more right wing Catholics who are bigger donors, but I’m sure the church has lost donations from more liberal church goers.
The church has a very strong liberal history with the Catholic Social Workers movement, and as a supporter of civil rights. There isn’t a separate Catholic Church for African Americans.
Ultimately I hope they do what I believe is the right thing.
Unfortunately. the Bill Donahoes of the world get the most air-time, and from polls I have seen, his views don’t represent those of most Catholics.
Not at all. One of the good things about the church is that it is a place where people have different views. I think that’s a good thing.
And he’d repeat it. Regina Spektor kind of points it out here, with a little twist.
Human of the year
I wasn’t around too many Catholics, except a few I knew in Alanon, and reading Paul Monette’s anger at the popes during AIDS. Beau is still a Catholic, but he’s not attending mass, he had two sisters that attempted to be nuns, and hs family pushed him towards the seminary,(but he refused.)Beau has younger half siblings that didn’t get his Catholic education, who didn’t do very well in public schools. Anyways that just means I could shrug off what Catholics preached, I was blessed Mormon raised Lutheran, and became fairly agnostic. I’ve studied both Buddhism and Wicca. I like the concept of Kuan Yin “she who hears the cries of the world”
Welp, better get ready for work. Covering for a friend tonight so will be a late one. Tourists are gone. Getting to meet (and tolerate) most locals.
Bye buddy, that’s a good approach
Don’t work too hard.
“What time do the orcas swim by?”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,, 63,, BILL MURRY
Big hitter, the Dali Lama..
Hi Haruko! You Virgos are a talented bunch. Auburnlochs is as well
Thank you. 😳
That will always be the greatest team as far as I’m concerned. Hey majorwiblit
Those were the best years!
There’s always been talent, like Eddie Murphy, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Will Farrell, but the early skits had this earthy quality that some of the later didn’t.
He is is one wild and crazy guy.
Odd fact. Bill Murray’s sister is a cloistered nun.
We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts! Here’s proof: his nose is cold! But there’s no animal that’s more faithful, that’s more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw “Old Yeller?” Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end?
HH, Non-aboriginal New Zealanders also kicked out of every decent countries in the world.
But we’re not criminals like those Ozzies!
Well that’s good.
Carl Spackler may be my favorite bit character in any movie. I can’t think of another character with such a small role who steals the movie.
So when you die you will achieve total consciousness, so I got that going for me which is nice.
You play 18 holes on it and take some home and get stoned to the bejesus.
Oh, Mrs. Crane you’re a monkey woman.
This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere.
if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key
You forgot, “It’s in the hole!”
And you and I know what they’re capable of
“What’s their accent sound like?”
“Like ours … only evil.” 😆
They have some great photos and GIF’s of bill over there
Dvorak referred to Mozart as “sunshine”. A necessary component I’ll say
K. Böhm Conducts Mozart Symphony No. 36. “Linz” (1/3)
I would agree with that.
Well in that case—–try some more?
Mozart – The Magic Flute – Overture (Levine/Met Orch)
You bet! This is going to make a nice playlist for the afternoon.
String Quartet No 23 in F Major, KV 590
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4. Movement “Allegro”
Budapest String Quartet
Mozart is wonderful. One of my favorite pieces is the third movement of his 21st Piano concerto. I know the second movement (Elvira Madigan) is better known but for me it is the third movement which is incandescent.
Agreed! Absolutely beautiful
I love Mozart too
Well here goes then. It’s the full performance, so on your schedule
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante For Violin and Viola – Stern, Zukerman – Mehta
Thank you, Beo! I look forward to listening when I get home from work later. 🙂
The fact that he wrote operas in German is also mind bending. It certainly isn’t the most musical of languages. It’s not like Italian.
One of the amazing things in music to me is the ability of words to flow into song, and somehow Mozart and the librettists he worked with were able to take it to another level, all the while composing a mammoth amount of others works.
The reason we like music is that our brains love to find patterns. Pattern recognition is an important evolutionary adaptation.
I used the term “pattern recognition” yesterday!
No doubt with HP eh? Obama, ACA, NRA, shootings? You just say any of them and voila
And your point is interesting in that Mozart loved the Italian Opera sound which he incorporated and transferred much into to his own.
You might find this interesting. It’s about how music is patterns and that’s what our brains recognize. http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/
Listening to it finally
Hiya, CPA! Glad to hear your son is back on track! 🙂
Good afternoon/evening Ricki Lee!
Hey, Beo! I wish it was still afternoon! My day was somewhat shot from working thru the night. But with the gov’t shutdown looming have to take what I can get. They’re really watching our hours/miles at this point. The last thing I need to worry about is no paycheck right now. I can’t stand going through this mularkey all over again.
I hear you! Well if this makes you feel better, Boehner almost lost his speakership for seeming like he and Obama were getting along on too many issues, so he’s decided to “fight the good fight” knowing that any tricks will be sent right back down from the senate. This will happen a few times until the McCains and even Ted Cruz will point out that financial Armageddon is unacceptable and explaining this one to their districts, even in conservative country is a loser.
Even conservatives don’t like to see their investments crash, which is what happened the last time they pulled this crap.
I hope so, Beo. I have little faith in any of them right now — and the food stamp cuts are deplorable. Technically, we’ll be operating on no budget – again – so it’s hard to say what’s going to happen right now. I just know our agency is gearing up to cut down to the bare bones. Just the fact that these pos’s will get paid no matter which reallllly ticks me off – while the rest of us will get an IOU?!
Hi, tg! How are you?
A Canadian Bohemian Rhapsodizes about String Theory. This is cute and super nerdy. http://www.radiolab.org/story/mama-mia-mama-mia-canadian-bohemian-rhapsodizes-about-string-theory/?utm_source=local&utm_media=treatment&utm_campaign=daMost&utm_content=damostviewed
Cute and clever!
Freaking beautiful, thanks CPAwADD
I think Brian May would approve as he is a astrophysicist.
Yep! He’s quite the multi faceted guy
He was actually working on his doctorate when Queen made it big.
Hope everyone has a good evening – I’m off to work. Catch you later.
You too Ricki, and I think things will be okay, but fingers crossed for you anyhow.
Have a good night. Don’t work too hard.
Look what the Orange obstructionist put out with his buddy Cant,
It’s wrong that 1.4 million more people didn’t want a Republican Congress. In a democracy that should mean something, but because of their gamesmanship it doesn’t.
typical, Hi and Bye Copper!
Must be off meself. Thanks CPAwADD for the good links and vibes. Goodbye Katniss, Haruko,majorwiblit and other semi lurkers
Love and Peace out
Mozart Symphony no. 39 in E flat major 4. Finale Presto
I’m going to head out. I’m glad you had a chance to hear the radio lab piece. I found it very interesting, and my perspective is that just because the patterns in the music of various masters can be recognized by a computer doesn’t diminish the tremendous nature of the accomplishment.
Beau wants some company. I watched 4 episodes of the supersize vs. superskinny.
It’s an interesting show…there is a bit of homoerotic camera work. The doctor of the show is good looking, but I’ve noticed the camera guy, likes to begin filming him , with a shot of his crotch. Maybe only gays would notice. i don’t mind the crotch shot, it just is OBVIOUS.
It may be my assumption the camera person is male, who knows maybe a camera woman likes the dr’s crotch?
A bunch of kids broke into a former NFL player’s home. The former NFL player heard about kids bragging about how they trashed his house during a drunken party, so he published these boasts on a website that he dedicated to teen drug and alcohol abuse.
Some of the parents, rather than being concerned about their kids being involved in burglary and vandalism and drinking and drugs, are now threatening to sue the former NFL player for publishing their kids’ names on his website. http://www.today.com/news/ex-nfl-star-threatened-suit-posting-identities-teens-who-partied-4B11218754
I’ve seen too much of their parenting enablement in real life!
Oh, I forgot this. The kids were bragging about trashing this guy’s house on Twitter and Fàcebook. He found their tweets and Fàcebook posts, and that’s how he found out who trashed his house.
So, the kids were publicly bragging about this … but the parents are going to sue him.
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