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6/6/2018 · 12:46 am· Michael (Net2007) · My friend, my friend, (s)he’s got a knife
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7/12/2017 · 4:22 pm· Trouble · Half of Us Are Wrong or in the Alternative, Half of Us Are Right
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7/30/2018

Monday Metaphor

Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:25 pm

About a week ago, we noticed a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar had cocooned on our front porch. We have been on butterfly watch since then.

Monday morning brought us this:

May your Monday be as productive!

7/16/2018

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:04 pm

This morning, I read of the tragic drowning death of goalie Ray Emery in Lake Ontario. Such sad news about a classy guy.

Water safety is nothing to shrug off. If you plan on being on or near the water, please take the time to learn basic safety and response skills. The sea is unforgiving.

For the past few years, GCaptain has run this public domain article about drowning, Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning. I implore you to read it, share it.

Be safe and have fun out there.

7/13/2018

Virtue Strawgnaling

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:49 pm

It’s summer, which means it’s bogus outrage season for so many Americans. Bored? Why not get angry over something that is relatively unimportant and will assuage your insecurities about being on the right side of history? It’s the 21st century American way.

This year’s outrage topic de jour? Plastic straws. Let’s ignore the fact that plastic straw waste makes up a whopping .02% of all the world’s plastic waste, and let’s also ignore the fact that we Americans only contribute about 1% of the world’s plastic waste altogether. We have to ignore that if we want to be outraged. We also have to ignore these facts if we want to give the illusion that we are “doing something” about said outrage.

Go ahead, “do something” you amazing anti-pollution advocate you. Go ahead and declare your self-righteousness to the world and let us know that you won’t be using plastic straws anymore. That will fix things, and it sure will make you feel good about yourself. Stroke that ego with your paper straw.

Hopefully next summer’s outrage will be more interesting. Maybe I will get on board. In the meantime, I will be over here, sipping a cool drink from a plastic straw.

Source on plastic waste facts

7/10/2018

Chanson Obscure

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:06 pm

My love for all things old and historical snared me another gem last night. While listening to an old music stream (20s-40s) in the shower, I was treated to a song by Ted Weems and his Orchestra called “Slapping The Bass”

It is too hokey and fun not to share. Where else are you going to get such great lyrics as, “I love the way they slap that grown up baby today!” Enjoy
Slapping The Bass, Ted Weems and his Orchesta

PS – anyone (else besides Mike) notice how similar this song is to the intro of Next Stop Pottersville? Anyone (else) have any clue as to what TV show that song is referenced in? You can be on my tv trivia team if you get that right.

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