Hitler finds out Gun Control fails Senate May 13, 2013Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Entertainment.
One Guy Working Dueling Banjos April 1, 2013Posted by Michael in Art, Ducks, Entertainment, Music.
I had no frickin’ clue that you could play a banjo neck just by hammering on (i.e., no picking). Those strings are a lot tighter than a guitar. He’s gotta have some pretty impressive callous tissue on his fingertips. This guy is basically using a two-necked banjo like a piano, just pounding strings only without mechanical help. It’s amazing.
The bell-like tone of a banjo, with roots both in African gourd instruments and white trash blugrass Appalachian music, is pretty close to the quintessential American sound. But not quite. Nothing can beat the saxophone for that position.
Thanks to our pal Mitchell at The Center of the Anomaly
7 Day Forecast December 20, 2012Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Nature Shit.
Black Ops 2 on Black Friday November 23, 2012Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Art, Ducks, Entertainment, Man Laws, Personal Experiences, Pop Culture, Stupid shit, Technology.
Brewfan, Retired Geezer and I are going to try playing Black Ops together tonight. If anybody else out there would like to get in with us I’ll be on around 9pm CST on Xbox Live. Send me a friend request with the words “Innocent Bystanders” in it if you want to join us. I like Domination, Hardpoint, and Headquarters, but I’m pretty sure we can be flexible about what gametypes we play.
My user name is “AKA The Seeker”.
Yes, it’s my favorite song by The Who.
Portal: No Escape November 18, 2012Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Movies, Technology.
Portal is a breakthrough videogame unlike any that preceded it. The premise was that you had a ‘Portal Gun’ that created two different ‘ teleportation gates’. When you entered one, you came out the other one. You used the portals to solve platform escape puzzles. It’s a pretty fun game for all ages.
Here’s the Wiki:
I have no idea if there is a movie in the works but I just saw this video on YouTube.
It looks excellent.
Signs of Desperation November 1, 2012Posted by Michael in Entertainment, Politics.
Many months ago, just for kicks, I subscribed to the Obama campaign website. At first, the emails I received were routine.
But, for at least the last month, I have received daily solicitations which ostensibly come, alternately, from Barack, Michelle, Sheriff Joe, and Jim Messina (campaign director). They set deadlines for “must have” contributions, and the deadlines always slip. They lament that Romney is ahead of them at fundraising. They point out to me personally that I have not yet donated. They say the race is close, and they need me to help them continue their good work. They say that President Obama needs an additional term to work on his golf game.
OK, I made the last one up.
They always promise that if I give $5 or more, I will be entered in a raffle for a front-row seat at Barack’s election night party — airfare (presumably coach class) and an unspecified hotel are included. The lucky member of Baracks’s personality cult who could afford $5 will still be on the hook for meals, taxis, internet access and other incidentals.
I gotta wonder if it occurs to them that their emails have become spam, even to their own base.
A Prediction October 31, 2012Posted by Sobek in Entertainment, Politics.
Some time between November 7, 2012 and January 19, 2013, President Obama will issue a pardon to Eric Holder and probably other Justice Department officials, to cover their illegal activities in Fast and Furious. He’ll say that any allegations about Holder’s knowledge of the scandal are false, but that the nation needs to move on, and so he’s signing the pardons to prevent a witch hunt.
I feel pretty confident about this prediction.
Here’s a video for “Worry About You,” by Ivy. It was used as intro music for a television miniseries called Kingdom Hospital, produced by Steven King. I dig this song. It’s got a good, creepy vibe that works for Halloween.
Let ‘em Win or Bring ‘em Home October 24, 2012Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Heroes, Honor, Music.
Charlie Daniels Band with a good song.
Full disclosure: I’ve worked lighting for Charlie. He would open up his dressing room for drinks, snacks and photo ops with the Crew.
Just Posting This To Prove That I Did Not Inflict Every Possible “Rolling In The Deep” Cover On This Site October 16, 2012Posted by Michael in Entertainment.
I was actually quite selective
Watch the Skies . . . . September 20, 2012Posted by skinbad in Entertainment, Sports, Travel.
pigs may be flying. Someone figured out how to make soccer interesting and enjoyable for me.