Saturday, April 24, 2010
(2) Rooney will be fighting fit for Finals
(3) I'm not even allowed in Mexico.
(4) Altidore apologizes for head butt
(5) New Age of Empires on the way?
Friday, March 19, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
(Why should the agèd eagle stretch its wings?)
Why should I mourn
The vanished power of the usual reign?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
(2) I Want It Now! The Fierce Urgency of Videogaming’s Future
(3) What It Looks Like on Saturday Morning
(4) Symphony No. 4 (Beethoven)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Where are the Red Coats going? Not sure. My guess is they are being deployed on this Fung Wah bus to break up a tea party. They could also be touring great battlefields of the American Revolutionary War.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
(2) Ovi nets 40th on beautiful breakaway (NHL)
Friday, February 05, 2010
(2) Prepare to get schooled in my Austrian perspective.
(2a) How Obama got Keynes wrong
(3) Microsoft’s Creative Destruction
(4) "In essence, the conservative person is simply one who finds the permanent things more pleasing that Chaos and Old Night. (Yes conservatives know, with Burke, that healthy "change is the means of our preservation.") A people's historic continuity of experience, says the conservative, offers a guide to policy far better that the abstract designs of coffee-house philosophers." - Russell Kirk, The Politics of Prudence
(5) "It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it...forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize..." - Phil 3:8-14
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wood Toys by Anna Mezenova
Landon Donovan: First EPL goal at Everton
Saturday, January 30, 2010
The President's claim about "foreign entities" bankrolling U.S. political campaigns is also false, since the Court did not overrule laws limiting such contributions. His use of "foreign" was a conscious attempt to inflame public and Congressional opinion against the Court. Coming from a President who fancies himself a citizen of the world, and who has gone so far as to foreswear American exceptionalism, this leap into talk-show nativism is certainly illuminating. What will they think of that one in the cafes of Berlin?
(2) The Obama Contradiction: Washington is sick and broken—and it can solve all our problems.
As the TV cameras panned the chamber, I saw a friendly acquaintance of the president, a Republican who bears him no animus. Why, I asked him later, did the president not move decisively to the political center?
Because he is more "intellectually honest" than that, he said. "I don't think he can do a Bill Clinton pivot, because he's not a pragmatist, he's an ideologue. He's a community organizer. He mixes the discrimination he felt as a young man with the hardship so many feel in this country, and he wants to change it and the way to change that is government programs and not opportunity."
The great issue, this friendly critic added, is debt. The public knows this; Congress and the White House do not.
(3) Don't Rejoice Over Higher GDP Yet: U.S. economy grows at 5.7% clip, but next few quarters will be a slog.
The consumer is essentially frozen, Egan added, and even those with jobs are looking over their shoulder and holding back spending. One of the results is that credit unions are seeing an increase in savings, which inched up a tenth of a point to 4.6% in the fourth quarter, as households look to strengthen their defenses against future crises.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Fulham Football Club Provides Update on Clint Dempsey Knee Injury: U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Clint Dempsey will not require surgery on an injured knee, according to a statement from Fulham Football Club following an MRI evaluation.
Donovan open to staying with Everton beyond MLS opener
A's prospect leaving baseball for call of the priesthood
You have got me walking up and down all day under those trees, saying to me over and over again, "Solitude, solitude." And You have turned around and thrown the whole world in my lap. You have told me, "Leave all things and follow me," and then You have tied half of New York to my foot like a ball and chain.Segway Polo, Anyone?
- Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
64 Things Every Geek Should Know
Monday, January 18, 2010
Drawn to Plastocowell by Clarke Hutton and printed in Great Britain by W.S. Cowell LTD. at the Butter Market Ipswich
School Prints 1947-51
"The spirit which pervades the published prints is of quiet celebration: they picture a world reassuring in its familiarities; a world of everyday work and occasional festivity. It is a spirit in keeping with the general optimism of the project. The best of these prints present images of perennial rural and small-town life: they are versions of pastoral."
Harlequinade (1946 England)
Friday, January 15, 2010
(2) Dr. Barber
(3) Highly Recommended: Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney, was sometimes dismissed within the company as a dilettante. But he successfully fought a series of battles over the management of the entertainment company that bore his family name.
Mr. Disney, who died Wednesday at age 79, served at various times as a board member and an executive of the Walt Disney Co. Though he was often regarded as someone who relied on the family name for advancement, he helped engineer a company turnaround. And he flexed his muscle as a board member and heir to force the company to replace chief executives who he felt were not honoring his family's legacy.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Mark Penn's two firms awarded millions from stimulus for public relations work
A contract worth nearly $6 million in stimulus funds was awarded by the Obama adminstration to two firms run by Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's pollster in 2008.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
(1) Everton in talks to sign Donovan on loan
(1a) Howard: Donovan Will Bring Strength
(2) How to Make GeekKids Watch Sports
(3) Impotent futurism: the design of Allende's cyber-utopian boondoggle (first seen on Instapundit)
(4) From the Greek poet Hesiod:
And I wish that I had no part
in the fifth generation
of men, but had died before it came,
Or been born afterward:
For here now is the age or iron. Never by daytime
will there be an end to hard work and pain
nor in the night
(5) Shameful: 83 percent of Americans failed a basic test on knowledge of the American Revolution and the principles that have united all Americans.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The aluminum Christmas tree was used as a symbol of the over-commercialization of Christmas in the 1965 Peanuts holiday special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas". The program is considered a classic amongst Christmas specials, and its mention of the aluminum tree solidified the tree's legendary status while satirizing it as well.(2) The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
(3) I'm moving to Japan (or at the very least trying to figure out how to do my Black Friday shopping there).
(3A) Problem solved!
(4) What Facebook Can't Give You: Over 52 Years, These Men Have Evolved Into Movers and Shakers—Together (WSJ)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
(2) Go BLUE! I'm off to see if the New York Football Giants can salvage their season.
(3) A book review quote from Randy Stafford...
"Most American conservatives, especially since Sept. 11th, exhibit signs of brain damage. And John Derbyshire diagnoses the problem: too much happy talk, too much optimism and not enough pessimism. There are limits about what man can do with himself and the natural world. Humans are not blank slates that can be remade to fit whatever utopian scheme can be dreamed up. Conservatives are supposed to know this and see things as they are. Liberals are there to take care of the happy talk and wishful thinking."
Thursday, November 12, 2009
(1) World's Fastest Superliner Awaits Rebirth—or the Scrap Yard
Out of service for 40 years, the SS United States still holds speed records. But what fate awaits this storied piece of naval history?
(2) Braves' Hudson signs three-year extension
(3) U.S. player Charlie Davies released from D.C. hospital
(4) THE VENTURE BROS.: It's Side 2 of Dark Side of the Moon! He's in a Floyd Hole.
(5) Rebel clubs plan breakaway North American league
(6) Microsoft Protection Center: Win32/FakeSpypro - This is a real nasty bugger.
(7) Bill Gates comments on the folly of government regulation in economic/human activity.
(8) Must Read Book: The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System by Charles Gasparino
Friday, November 06, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Grave Matters: The surprising origins and enduring importance of Arlington National Cemetery. (WSJ)
Friday, October 23, 2009
The badge with the OBAMA hammer and sickle was posted on LIMESTONE ROOF in June of 2008.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
(2) Inside Walt Disney's World by Ann Landi (WSJ)
(3) The Art Of Epic Mickey/ Epic Mickey
Friday, October 16, 2009
American exceptionalism in action!(3) What's Michael Moore Talking About? Government power is the problem, not capitalism.
(2) Texas Campus Hosts 3rd Annual Peace Through Business Initiative
(4) Now We Know Why He Passed on the Dalai Lama
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Where in the world is Taylor Twellman?
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Red coats press their advantage.
A costly advance.
Held in reserve.
A soldier's gear
Fairfield's Militia needs you!
The Union Flag
Saturday, September 12, 2009
- Homer Simpson
Clark leads U.S. past Trinidad & Tobago
Road victory puts U.S. on verge of sixth consecutive World Cup berth
North, Central America and Caribbean Standings
Other Weekend Links
Agency Executives Need to Get Out on Motorcycles More Often
Monday, September 07, 2009
By twenty-two cats and a kitten;
Sighed he, "It is clear
My finish is near;
No matter; I'll die like a Briton!"
A tribute to Van Jones and all the other Czars (and Czarinas)
What is a Communist? One who has yearnings
For equal division of unequal earnings;
Idler or bungler, or both, he is willing
To fork out his penny and pocket your shilling.
Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849)
(1) U.S. overcomes another slow start to down El Salvador
(2) The best British Airways' adverts ever
(3) Boxes to help you get organized!
(4) The art of John Berkey
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
'You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none --
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.
- Lewis Carroll
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"...between these two kinds of death we are either drowned or slaughtered."
"Like compulsively pressing a bar for food pellets you have no intention of eating."
"A shitload of suffering is what we're really talking about."
(2) ESPN is broadcasting English Premier League matches. The match for Saturday, August 22 is Manchester United versus Wigan Athletic. Manchester was upset last week by Burnley (Manchester United = Yankees, Burnley = Pittsburgh Pirates).
Saturday, August 08, 2009
(2) This goal by Landon Donovan comes at the expense of my New England Revolution but it's a beauty. I wish he saved it for El Tri.
(3) R2-Q5 on YouTube and Woookieepedia. You can purchase a remote-controlled version of R2-Q5 at Amazon.
(4) A very cool distressed version of V.I.N.CENT from Disney's The Black Hole sold at the San Diego Comic Con. The art toy was created by MINDstyle.
(5) Information about the upcoming D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center (September 10–13, 2009). D23 is the first official community for Disney fans.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
- Brian Fies, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow
Jeff Pepper from 2719 HYPERION reviews Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow in Ad Astra Per Aspera. Jeff bottles the ephemeral in his closing sentence...
If Disney's original EPCOT film gave you goosebumps, or if you ever emerged excited and energized after riding Spaceship Earth or Horizons at EPCOT Center, you will no doubt be similarly thrilled and motivated by Brian Fies amazing journey across the 20th century.
(1) Our Angry Aristocracy by Victor Davis Hanson
Scolding Americans for our various sins is proving popular among an elite group of self-appointed moralists...Yet these influential prophets of doom do not have lives remotely similar to the lesser folk they lecture.
Do the wealthy and the powerful lecture us about our wrongs because they know their own insider status ensures that they are exempt from the harsh medicine they advocate for others? Or does the hypocrisy grow out of a sort of class snobbery?
Do elites hector the crass middle class because it lacks their own taste, rare insight, and privileged style? Or is the new hypocrisy an eerie sort of psychological compensation at work?
(2) ObamaCare in Trouble by Karl Rove
Polls are turning against President Barack Obama’s health-care plan...The polls are crumbling because of a flood of bad news about Mr. Obama’s health-care proposals.
But the most damaging news came from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf, who said last week that the White House’s health-care proposals would not “reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount.”
Democratic leaders, including the president, are now backing away from a vote on health care before August. But that’s not likely to decrease voter angst. Americans for Prosperity and others are already organizing voters to attend public meetings with members of Congress this summer. My guess is that members of Congress are about to hear a lot from their voters on the government takeover of health care, new energy taxes, the failed stimulus, record deficits, and growing joblessness.
Friday, July 24, 2009
(2) Another quote from How Rome Fell...
"There were no hordes of barbarians hurling themselves time and again against the walls of civilisation."
(4) A quote from Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison...
"The northeastern shore of this gulf is noted for the subterranean streams that flow down through the limestone and break out under the sea not far from the shore, welling forth such a volume of sweet water that that swarms of manatee are attracted to quest their thirst, and seamen may fill water casks without the trouble of going ashore."
I'll be quoting from this Pulitzer Prize winning book again in September.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With just one regular in the starting lineup, the United States rallied past Panama into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Kenny Cooper converted a penalty kick in the 105th minute, giving the two-time defending champions a 2-1 victory and a semifinal berth against Honduras, which beat Canada 1-0 in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader.
In Sunday's quarterfinal doubleheader, Guadeloupe meets Costa Rica and Mexico faces Haiti in the first sporting event at the Dallas Cowboys new stadium at Arlington, Texas. The semifinals are Thursday in Chicago.
This is how Adrian Goldworthy describes the flight of Constantine to Britain in How Rome Fell. What a brilliant use of words.
Our Radio Flyer ATW wagon goes north. New routes (new memories) and hopefully a refurbishment/overhaul.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This trading card is from the 1950s. It was produced as part of the Jets/Rockets/Spacemen series by Bowman (Topps). This card is #2 of #108 and titled Seeing a Rocket Built. The set was reissued/reprinted in the 80s.
The back of the card reads:
While our 6X52 was being prepared for blasting off to the Moon, we dropped in a Hangar "B." Spatial engineers were building a rocket for the regular run between Mars and the moons of Jupiter. Our leaders, Capt. Argo and Dr. Zara, discussed the composition of the rare lunar metals used in the 250-ft. shell. A cosmic crane lifted the atomic motor into place. The engineers began insulating the ship against the motor's radiation and installing the radar equipment.You can view all the cards at Lowell's Place. I also found them at Chuckman's Non-Sports Trading Cards of the 1950s.
One Year, One Nation - Outside the Lines on ESPNMore...
The 2010 FIFA World Cup, to be played next summer in South Africa, means so much to this nation that is just 15 years removed from authoritarian apartheid rule. Bob Ley, host of "Outside the Lines," (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET on ESPN) reports from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Soweto about Africans' passion for soccer and what the investment in infrastructure means -- if anything -- to their lives.
South Africans insist they will be ready
Host Cities for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Four PLP MPs call for Premier Dr. Brown's resignation
"When an American is watching an ad (for Bermuda) it hits my mind as an American, they saw the level of intense media attention, I say to myself, 'Hmm, that's the country that accepted Guantanamo Bay detainees' ... This is a fact, mark my words, tourism will be affected by this."
- Donte Hunt, United Bermuda Party
MPs should be given a full report on the Uighur fiasco
No Confidence Motion Against Ewart Brown
¤ The U.S. leads 1-0 in the 20th minute. The match is on TeleFutura.
¤ It's half time and U.S. still leads 1-0. What a sloppy half.
¤ The U.S. has conceded two goals in the first 5 minutes of the second half and now trail 2-1.
¤ It's the 65th minute and the U.S. is still searching for an equalizer.
¤ Holy Crap! Equalizer!! Equalizer!! Equalizer!! The goal, a beautiful strike from distance by Stuart Holden, comes in the waning seconds of stoppage time (90+).
Post Match Headlines
Holden's strike keeps U.S. unbeaten in group play
Late Goal Seals Group B For U.S.
U.S. ties Haiti 2-2, wins Gold Cup first-round group
Sunday, July 05, 2009
(A) Convenience and frequent repetition do not amount to truth.
(B) The best argument for conservatism, is the real world results of liberalism.
(C) 'More Humble Men.': The Poor and the Rest
Saturday, July 04, 2009
The vast sweep of an early Revolutionary War battle, with well-trained and equipped British troops on the left and the raggle-taggle citizens' army ranged against them, brings to life a stirring chapter in America's history.
- Excerpt from Walt Disney's EPCOT Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow. Panorama created for The American Adventure.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
U.S. 3-0 Egypt: U.S. headed to semis
USA secure unlikely Confed Cup progress
I saw this poster on the subway and did a little research. It was commissioned by the MTA (Arts for Transit) and created by Chris Gall. His work reminds me of something by William Joyce.
Chris Gall: Just Another Day on the MTA
Saturday, June 20, 2009
(2) U.S. far from ready for World Cup
(3) Beasley apologizes to teammates for his mistake
(4) Revs raising game for title defense
Saturday, June 13, 2009
(1) The FIFA Confederations Cup begins tomorrow in South Africa. The US MNT is one of eight teams competing in this WC warm-up.
(2) Jones turns back on Germany to play for USA
(3) Will you marry me at the airport?
"Yes, airports. For many travelers, an airport may be the least romantic spot on earth. But airports have played an important role in plenty of love stories. Many couples first meet while working at an airport. Others meet while flying on an airplane or while hanging around at an airport."
(4) Notable Quotes: "Oh I'm sorry, that's off limits. Now if you'll excuse me for a second, I have to go to the bathroom for about 30 minutes as I eat a lot of meat."
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
China's National Space Program Copies Star Trek Logo
Some—But Not All—of the Horrible Motherboard Box Art We Found
A League of His Own: Late in a storied baseball career, Branch Rickey threw the sport a curve
Friday, May 08, 2009
(2) Design Tutorial: Creating a Propaganda Poster
(4) 30 Worth Seeing Stencil Graffiti Artworks
(5) Good vs. Evil Foosball
Saturday, May 02, 2009
I'm still handicapping before I drive over to the dog track. Weather will be a factor.
Zack Greinke is in Total Control (Sports Illustrated)
"Off the field it was worse. The simplest tasks overwhelmed him. He dreaded coming to the ballpark. Greinke talked with friends and family about becoming a full-time position player so that he could get to hit or, perhaps, taking up professional golf. He often talked with his family about it being another gray day."
Red Sox pondering Smoltz's next step (mlb.com)
‘Less emotional,’ Glavine not hanging it up yet (ajc.com)
Sleeper In Seattle: With a winning record and big, boisterous crowds, the Sounders don't look anything like an expansion franchise
Sports Related Ads
Now my job is way less soul crushing. (ESPN 360)
His reputation is expanding faster than the universe. (Dos Equis) - These ads remind me of The Venture Bros. on [adult swim].
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Visual Encyclopedia of Nautical Terms Under Sail
Quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring:
"He was interested in roots and beginnings; he dived into deep pools; he burrowed under trees and growing plants; he tunnelled into green mounds; and he ceased to look up at the hill tops, or the leaves on trees, or the flowers opening in the air: his head and eyes were downward."
"Light, light of Sun and Moon, he still feared and hated, and he always will, I think; but he was cunning. He found he could hide from the daylight and moonshine, and make his way swiftly and softly by dead of night with his pale cold eyes, catch small frightened or unwary things. He grew stronger and bolder with new food and new air."
long may Peace reign here for sure god never intended any war should be carryed on by any other beside the natives for the soldiers are wrought like horses & the officers can acquire no honour in a Country where as the New England people says, every Tree is a fort and every man a Gen[era]ll.
- Redcoats: The British Solider and War in the Americas, 1755-1763
Saturday, April 11, 2009
A whale of a tale
...until we are fat and happy and can suckle no more.
Greg "Pnut" Galinsky
Virgin America (VirginAmerica) on Twitter
JetBlue on Twitter
ColourPost - Color Ideas, Inspiration & Happiness
Conversion Diary - The diary of a former atheist
The Book of Bamboo: A Comprehensive Guide to This Remarkable Plant, Its Uses, and Its History
How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America
Limestone Roof is now 120% less beholden to parochial concerns and less attracted to filthy lucre.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
(1A) U.S. Posts Remarkable Come-From-Behind Tie in El Salvador as Altidore and Hejduk Score to Erase Two-Goal Deficit
(2) Umbro Launches New England Football Shirt
(3) England 4-0 Slovakia (International Friendly)
Resplendent in a new white shirt, nicely designed but at odds with the mud-heap on which he must perform, the Liverpool skipper, roaming inside at will from his left-side station, evaded capture with a magnificent drag back before drilling a low cross to the near post.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
(1) Crowded out
(2) We Are All Socialists Now
Friday, March 20, 2009
Obama had a choice between big-government spending and liberal vengeance and actually fixing the economy, and he chose the former. Indeed, it seems as if it wasn't even a close decision for him.
Friday, March 13, 2009
A Weathered Apple
Disney's Wonderful World of Color
Kasey Keller back home in Seattle to finish career
Revs train in Austin
Coca Cola Robots
The History of Vans (Sneaker Freaker Magazine)