June 16, 2013

Fathers’ Day Thoughts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:03 pm

When I was a little boy, my father was the smartest man on earth. He stayed that way until I reached high school, which is when he began to become not so smart. By the time I was in college, he had become hopelessly dumb. That remained the case until I was approaching my mid-twenties, when a strange thing happened. He somehow began to become smart again. Amazingly, he became smarter with each passing year, until at the time of his death, he was again the smartest man alive.

Funny how that worked out.

Happy Fathers’ Day, Dad.

May 16, 2013

Sunshine State, Here We Come.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:38 pm

Florida Sunset2

Yes, sports fans. It’s again that time of the year when the Usual Suspects assault Southwest Florida. As in the past, there will be many cocktails, lots of laughs and a constant gator watch.

Play nice while I’m gone.

May 11, 2013

“Congress is Running Out of Things to Ask.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:03 pm

In February of this year, a blogger posed a question to the Punk-in-Chief about transparency in general and Benghazi in particular. Here is his response.

He positively sickens me.

April 24, 2013

Things Like This …

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:42 pm

… give me hope that civilization still has a chance.

April 17, 2013

Amazing Peeps.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:14 pm

Check out this video of people doing amazing (often, quite crazy) things. I figure that it must be a combination of brain chemistry and autonomic nervous system soup that drives people to do this stuff.

Special note to my buddy Denny (the other half of the Elderly Brothers): Pay special attention to 3:46 in the video. I think I saw you do something a bit like that in Helen, Georgia a couple years ago. Yo, I figure that, with a little practice, you could pull this one off.

Thanks to da Chef of da Future for the link.

Liberal Paradise.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:17 am

Wow! It’s even better than San Francisco!

April 8, 2013

R.I.P. Mrs. Thatcher

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:50 am

The “Iron Lady” sure could kick ass and take names.

I wish she were still alive.

I wish she were American

I wish she were President.

April 5, 2013

Columbia University: Are You Shitting Me?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:24 pm

Columbia has just hired on Kathy Boudin, a domestic terrorist, convicted felon, ex-con and murdering piece of shit, as an adjunct professor.

Hey mom and dad, do you really want to invest the small fortune in tuition necessary to send your kid to this retirement home for 1960’s domestic bombers?

April 4, 2013

New Jersey and Airships.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:25 pm

Akron Airship2

Airships have not fared well in New Jersey. Of course, when one thinks of airship disasters, the fiery crash of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937 immediately comes to mind. We all have seen the frightening film and listened to the iconic “Oh, the humanity” live newscast.

By contrast, we never hear of the crash of the Airship U.S.S. Akron, which went down off the coast of New Jersey’s Barnegat Light, in 1933 killing 73 of the 76-man navy crew, making it the worst airship disaster in history.

Finally, after eighty years, the event and the crew have been officially remembered.

A ceremony commemorating the 80th anniversary of the deadliest airship crash was held in Manchester Township, Ocean County, in front of the Grand Army Memorial Park’s Civil War monument, which has a piece of a USS Akron girder affixed to it. The names of the 73 dead from the USS Akron — plus two more men who were killed on a Navy blimp that tried to rescue the Akron survivors — were read aloud before “Taps” was played.

Check out the article, video and slideshow here.

More here, including photos of the incident in which three line handlers were pulled into the air when the Akron accidently climbed while attempting to land near San Diego in 1932. Two of the men fell to their death.

April 1, 2013

Opening Day.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:20 pm

Yes, today is Opening Day for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.

I thought on this day you might like to see The Greatest Play in Baseball History.

You’re welcome.

Thanks to reader and commenter, John, for the timely reminder.

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