Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
Clynelish is a highland single-malt scotch that was brought to my attention by a coworker. This is a fairly peaty but sweet scotch, if that makes any sense. It extremely easy to drink straight or with a little water despite being 94 proof.
The biggest thing I noticed with this one was that it was sweeter than most scotch. Not as sweet as a bourbon, but certainly sweeter than I’m used to with scotch. If you’re looking to break into peatier scotches, you might give this a try as its a bit of a more gentle introduction.
Finding it, however, might prove difficult. The distillery apparently doesn’t bottle much of this stuff. It is, in fact, one of the major components of Johnnie Walker Gold.
Being difficult to find, I’m not going to suggest you go find this, but if you do see it sitting on a shelf somewhere, you should certainly give it a go.
Because the Smart Car™ is waaay too big:
Fold-up car of the future unveiled for Europe
That’s right: a car that folds up. I don’t know about y’all, but “folding” is something I look for in clothing, not a vehicle.
The “Hiriko,” the Basque word for “urban,” is an electric two-seater with no doors whose motor is located in the wheels and which folds up like a child’s collapsible buggy, or stroller, for easy parking.
With the motor in the wheels and only a lightweight plastic cover to shield the sole passenger, I can’t imagine what could possibly go wrong. However, I’m sure that the Europeans in charge of this
deathtrap car of the future have that covered.
“European ideas usually are developed in the United States. This time an American idea is being made in Europe,” consortium spokesman Gorka Espiau told AFP.
See that? Who do you think will get sued when the first casualties begin to amass? Not the Basque companies. It is an American design, after all. They see it as a city-owned vehicle to rent out for use in congested areas, and as for the speed, it would be electronically set to the city speed limits.
What cracks me up, aside from knowing the mortality rates probably will be going up across Europe, is the fact that this vehicle is completely electric, and yet most of the cities to which it is destined are having power crises. And who will be paying for the electricity used for the little buggers? Why, just impose another tax hidden among the others, because the rent of the bug cart will be slated as revenue for the city.
I can’t wait to see what happens when this thing gets hit by a Ford truck. Shit… I can’t wait to see what happens when it gets hit by a Smart Car!!!
I had five teenaged girls spend the night, and I’m at the end of coherence, so if I have to suffer, so do you.
At least you won’t suffer very long
A new priest, born and raised in Texas, comes to serve in a city parish and is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks the older priest to sit in on his sessions.
The new priest hears a couple of confessions, then the old priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.
The old priest suggests, “Cross your arms over your chest, and rub your chin with one hand and try saying things like ‘yes, I see,’ and ‘yes, go on,’ and ‘I understand.’”
The new priest crosses his arms, rubs his chin with one hand and repeats all the suggested remarks to the old priest.
The old priest says, “Now, don’t you think that’s a little better than slapping your knee
and saying, ‘No shit, what happened next?’”
Now that y’all had a laugh, get going on your chores, and don’t forget to get your car washed!!
Have a great Saturday!!
Today brings sad news in TV Land. Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein in the series, Welcome Back, Kotter!, passed away. I loved that show. For one thing, it was about school, and not the angsty kind. For another, it wasn’t afraid to stereotype or shy away from actual real world problems kids may have. And it was funny! I laughed so hard every time Epstein’s Mother sent a note…
I miss good TV. Even Disney and Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network have their drawbacks. Kids shows are not as wholesome as they used to be. And even commercials are sending the wrong messages. I recall one for a cereal, where an older lady is watering her lawn, and a kid is kinking up the gardenhose, only to let it go when she is looking at the head. That is not something I want any kid learning. And reality shows only show the stupidity of people.
So, what shows do you miss? What shows helped to form your view of the world? And more importantly, did anyone else watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom all the time??
One of my favorite posts at Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid are the videos of what Brad likes to call “‘Splodey”. Watching something blow up is therapeutic to me. Makes me feel all calm, and that all is right with the world, even if only for the few seconds of beautiful incendiary footage.
Seriously, doesn’t this make you feel good??
If I smoked, I would soooo need a cigarette right about now
Booker’s is a small batch, single barrel, cask strength bourbon that is simply fantastic.
In 1992, Booker Noe introduced his own signature bourbon, Booker’s® True Barrel Bourbon. Inspired by a 200-year-old tradition, Booker’s is the first bourbon bottled straight-from-the-barrel, uncut and unfiltered. First created as a holiday gift for his special friends, Booker’s whiskey was so well-received that he decided to make it available to bourbon lovers worldwide; much to the joy of spirit connoisseurs everywhere.
This stuff is a damned fine bourbon, if a bit on the sweet side. It is terribly expensive for a bourbon but it is cask strength, coming in at 121 to 127 proof. The smell and taste of this stuff is that of caramel and vanilla. This bourbon was made for sipping. It goes extremely well with a good tobacco, either a good pipe or cigar.
As I said, it is quite expensive, priced more like scotch than bourbon but if you love bourbon and can stand the $50 price tag, I highly recommend to try this one. Personally, I’d been avoiding this one until my recent time in the scotch aisle loosened up my wallet a bit.
Single-Malt lovers have no fear. I return to the scotch aisle next time. I still have a load of recommendations to get through.
Funny how the world works. By “the world” I mean politics, and by “works” I mean “screws”. Just last week the U. S. State Department recommended that the Keystone XL pipeline project be denied. Their reason for the denial was that there was not enough time to study the proposal by February 2i, 2012. Nevermind that the State Dept. “has been conducting a transparent, thorough, and rigorous review of TransCanada’s permit application for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project” since 2008. The deadline is just too soon!! But as Newton said, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction:
Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
I find it funny that Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s company, just happens to be centralized in Omaha, Nebraska, the very state where the envirowhackos have claimed the pipeline would destroy wetlands and agricultural productivity. As we all know, that’s the government’s job, not the pipeline’s. Oh, and if you think it’s about environmental issues, think again.
The rail option, though costlier, would lessen the environmental impact, such as a loss of wetlands and agricultural productivity, compared to the pipeline, according to the State Department analysis. Greenhouse gas emissions, however, would be worse.
So it’s ok to protect the wetlands from the evul Canuck pipeline, the study of which the State Dept. claims would take too long before the Obama Administration deadline, but not ok to protect it from greenhouse emissions that can suffocate it, right? I guess dealing with a railroad bottleneck effect, more pollution, and higher transportation costs is better than providing much needed job creation and income stability to Americans.
At least Mr. Buffett gets to profit. From the government. With our money.
I know…the weekend here was rather boring, what with deadpool contestants, and the debate.
I hope this helps to make your Monday a bit more cheerful
Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85.
Circumstances of his fall aside, the man was Penn State football. I remember saying years ago, the man wouldn’t survive without his job. Guys that live their job like that never live long after retirement.
Anyway …. The credit, and the points, for the report go to Lizard for being first to report.
SingleWhiteAlcoholic makes his debut on the scoreboard with 15 points being the only one that had Paterno on his list.