July 31, 2010

The King of the New York Streets. UPDATED

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 2:01 pm


The Usual Suspects will be heading to the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank to see this guy. Yes!

Update: Dion was farookin’ fabulous. He did a load of his most popular songs and a few featuring just him and his acoustic guitar, which he plays quite well and always has, even though his guitar playing was not featured in the early days. The guy just turned seventy, and he sounds like he did when he was in his twenties. Oh, and his band also kicks some serious ass. It was a great concert.

The only bad part was the age of the audience members. I figure I’m not nearly as old as they are. :-)

July 29, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:16 pm

On the subject of the recent U.S. District Court ruling gutting Arizona’s illegal immigration law:

It would be better to see Chinese tanks rolling down Phoenix’s Central Avenue than to be ruled by the socialist quislings who control the federal government and our courts. At least then everyone would understand that America is under enemy occupation and cannot let it continue.

Read it all.

July 28, 2010

Marketing IQ Test.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:55 pm

The goal of good marketing is to establish strong associations between the marketed brand and things like logos, tag lines, jingles and even simple but distinctive sounds. Taking this little test demonstrates how successful marketers can be at establishing those connections, often without us realizing that we’ve been taught something we never intended to learn.

The test takes about a minute, and it’s fun. (I scored 18/20).

Thanks to my pal Rich from my hometown.

July 27, 2010

Alligator Feeding Frenzy — Yikes!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:02 pm

These two videos certainly loosened my bowels. They show hundreds of alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp engaging in a feeding frenzy (the more genteel term apparently is “cooperative feeding”).

In the first video, two good ol’ boys (clearly not from Jersey) are having a great time piloting their boat through this mass of thrashing alligators. Good Christ!

In the second video, the same two good ol’ boys are laughing at two other people also piloting their boat through the gators, but clearly not enjoying the experience.

The news story is here.

I won’t be going to the Okefarookin’fenokee Swamp any time soon — that’s for shit sure.

Catfish sent me this gem.

July 26, 2010

The P-51 Mustang – One Badass Airplane, Up Close.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:29 pm

The P-51 played a pivotal role in WWII by virtue of its capability to successfully escort American bombers deep into Europe. Prior to the introduction of the P-51, American bomber groups had to fly the last leg of their missions without fighter escorts, and, as such, had served as target practice for German Messerschmitts. (A detailed history of the P-51 Mustang is here.)

If you are at all interested in the World War II and the valor of the men who stepped into such machines to fly into enemy territory and possibly have to go one-on-one with an enemy fighter pilot, take a look at this amazing hi-def photo of the inside of the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang. Please give it time to fully load in order to see the photo in full color and to use the features permitting an up-close and 360-degree view of everything in the cockpit. (You can see one fly and listen to the sound of its engine here.)

I am in awe of such machines and the men who flew them.

Thanks to Jumpmaster Lou for the link.

July 25, 2010

Obama in the Diner.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:23 pm

I’d like a corned beef on rye, please.

Yes sir. Coming right up.

Was everything OK?

The sandwich was good, but I have a problem with the bill. You charged me $8,759.00 for the sandwich. Is this some kind of joke?

Well, I needed a little stimulus.

Don’t be a wiseass. It says right here on the menu that the price of a corned beef sandwich is $4.95.

It’s a living and breathing menu.

Hello, Rahm. I want a Diner Czar appointed by tomorrow!

July 22, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:47 pm

Andrew Klavan examines The One’s Craptalk.


Via Moonbattery

July 21, 2010

Swiss Drummers? Absolutely.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:20 pm

Check this out. No bugles; just drums. Some amazing things going on here. Be sure to watch it until the end. Wow!

Via Big Geek Daddy

July 20, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:57 pm

Some things beginning with the letter “K” that I like.


Keurig coffee machine


Ketchup (but never, ever on a hot dog)



Kettle drums

Some things beginning with the letter “K” that I don’t like.

Kakistocracy currently in Washington

Kobama (OK, so I cheated)

Knot being able to think of anything worth a shit to write (Cheated again)

That is all ….. KK

July 19, 2010

What’s for Dinner?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:47 pm

Making a lame attempt to emulate my friend Bingley, who often showcases the various stages of his preparation of culinary masterpieces, here is something I built, which is rather pedestrian, but gorilla stompin’ good.

Reuben Sandwich: The Makins’

Reuben Sandwich (open faced): The Finished Product

Yes, it’s come to this. I’m taking cell phone pictures of food. I blame Obama.

Clicking the pictures makes them bigger, if you’re inclined to want a closer look at a farookin’ Reuben Sandwich

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