The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. --Orson Welles

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tim Kelemen, Town of Campbell, Wisconsin: Police Chief

 From the Daily Caller:

A police chief in Wisconsin pleaded no contest Friday to a charge that he signed a local tea party leader up on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.
Prosecutors charged Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen earlier this month with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system…
Should be fired.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Please. Shut up.

I have lived this.

...Fans of classical music are widely perceived as cultured and sophisticated and unfailingly polite, but this is an urban myth. The savage, conscienceless, blue-haired ladies who attend the afternoon concerts at Avery Fisher Hall will break your legs in the mad stampede for the exits at the end of Handel’s Messiah. People routinely bring sandwiches and soda and coffee into the concert hall, fan themselves with their programs, crinkle paper bags, and take an hour to unwrap the foil-entwined lozenges they should have popped into their mouths at intermission. They giggle and whisper and refuse to turn off their cell phones and just generally behave like slobs...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pet Peeve

Retailers that jamb every single piece of sale clothing on a few racks. (I'm looking at you, Carson's and Macy's.)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ban

This:

I am all in favor of a ban on cell phone usage on planes — by the airlines. I would not want to fly any airline that allowed someone to gab in the seat next to me. But I am mystified as to how this is the subject of federal legislation.

more here.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lepton-like

I was looking around the web to find how to identify the pumpkin I am baking (saving the seeds, you know) and came across this:

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named governmentium.

Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 11 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

the rest is here.

Saturday, December 14, 2013