"In days of old, when knights were bold, and toilets were not invented..."
Oops! Wrong story. However the story is about an old practice (I will not say ancient as I am rapidly approaching that category) of "blood letting" was regularly performed to get rid of the "bad blood" that was causing disease and other ailments. Modern medicine has since terminated that practice and most doctors poo-poo that practice as ancient superstition.
Until now. You see our ancestors ...
As you age, the people of your youth start to pass away. It is the inevitable march of time, and the undeniable truth that no one lives forever. After a while, you come to expect hearing of someone passing that brought you joy or made you laugh.
This week was very hard for me. On Thursday, Steve Jobs, who helped create the Microcomputer industry passed away. His vision and tenacity helped give me a career. But worst of all, he was my age.
Then today, Al Davis passed...
At the urging of Big Fat Daddy, I submit this revelation to the state bound population of the US. Those in Europe will probably read this and go "duh!". But you have to understand that this nation was settled by some puritans and the strain still runs through the population to a degree.
I spent most of my youth living near an ocean, so swimming was always a summer activity. But when we moved to Germany at the start of my junior year of High School, the nearest ocean was seve...
How do you tell what is a liberal applogy?
A. "I am sorry. I mis-spoke and I regret my words."
B. "I appologize for my statement that was made in anger and repented in leisure."
C. "I am sorry for my words and deeds. They were wrong, and I have no excuse."
D. "I am sorry that people are too stupid to understand what I was really trying to say."
Now, check out the latest liberal appologies and categorize them.
Give me a head of hair, long beautiful hair, shinin', gleamin', steamin', flaxin', waxin'. give me down to there hair, sholder length or longer, here baby, there mama, everywhere.....
Acknowledgement to Treat Williams.What is it about Hair. Half the guys I know are bald, or very short cut. And we like it that way (and yes, count me as one - it is cooler). Yet on a woman, even one that may not be pretty at first glance, long hair is sexy, provacative, cute, and just idolized....
How many like Sarcasm?
I revel in it! I love it! Yes, I am a sarcastic SOB! I am very sarcastic. Sarcasm is a way of making a point when you are dealing with a bunch of 'feeling' people instead of thinking ones. So I use it daily (I work for a 'Feeling' Agency anyway).
The latest example is a co-worker. One of those "feeling" people who said he was only working there because he thought he could do some good (yet he sweated when his contractor job ...
I do love the Beatles. HOw do the brits say them? No matter, Maso will translate into Aussie for us Colonials!
And now for your reading pleasure, The Best Beatles song ever! Koo-Koo-Ka Cho!
"I Am the Walrus"
I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
Man, you been a nau...
I give blood. I have O-, so they REALLY like me! And it costs me nothing usually. I estimate I have given about 150 pints between here and Dayton since I was 18. And every 8 weeks, like clockwork, they call me and ask for another pint. I hate needles with a passion! I cannot look at it when they stick me, nor at the needle hanging in my arm. And as I told Bluedev, I hate blood too! I come from a family of doctors, and I was a failure at it! C...
For those of us a certain age, we grew up with the Munsters, and loved the series, especially Fred Gwynn. Al Lewis played grandpa Munster, and was an integral part of the series. Always coming up with potions and weird inventions.
I guess all of our favorite characters (and I am not talking about the roles people play) are passing away. A sign of age I guess.
Thanks Grandpa! For a lot of great memories!
Just after posting this article:
JoeUser... I come before you on a matter of grave import. I come to speak to an issue that threatens the very fabric of our little Universe, our sacred corner of the great Information Superhighway. This is a disease of the mind, one that is highly contagous and is slowly eating away at the moral and intellectual fiber of this great place.
JU went dark for days! While the Team of Wonder Karma, Cordelia Underdog, and her faithful companion Kator (former...
3gideon's trumpet (23350)gideon-macleish.joeuser.comKnew you were that good! So peace and happiness! You are back where you belong!
And back in form too!
I just passed 300 articles! Which means I am half way to you and your 600! So be prepared! As you rest in the luxury of your D's arms after your (sorry for the pain) surgery, I will be creeping up on you!
You see, I am a worse points whore than Gid, Mano or Modman! I am the ultimate PW! I am the Doctor of the House! Muwhaahahahaaha!
You feel threatened, I can feel it! Quake and tremble! I am gunning for you!
I am up to 302 now! And y...
Ever heard of that statement? It is actually a good way to describe getting a back handed compliment, and one of our favorite writers (RIGHT!) has just damned some of our fellow bloggers with faint praise.
There are conservatives on this site who do the right loads of favors with good writing and well-thought-out ideas, including Bakerstreet and Larry Kuperman.
Sorry Larry and Baker. I think you are well written and very articulate, regardless of what the local village idiot th...
I am an avid reader. As a child, I read many books, and almost all the classic Science Fiction that I could get my hands on. These years, I still read a lot, but most of it is Technical manuals. I read for enjoyment about 2-3 books a year, usually on the long flights to California I take a couple of times a year.
My Latest endeavor is to read Brian Herbert, Frank's son. For the uninitiated, Frank Herbert wrote the masterful Dune Series. One of my all time favorit...
In the last 24-48n hours Gideon MacLeish talk about the Purity of women and Texas Wahine talk about women and they are not going to stand down to any man.
Both are correct. Yet I offer a different view. I plain dont understand them! They drive me wild and drive me crazy! They can be as soft as a butterfly, or as ferocious as a caged cat! They are as strong as an ox, and as delicate as a flower!
And they are as unfathomable as infinity! I just plain will ...