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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Understand that You are Not Impressed.

After the last two days I have no cohesive thoughts so I'm throwing together random bits here today.

L. Frank Baum is my quote of the week author:
"It is kindness that makes one strong and brave; and so we are kind to our prisoners."

Phyllis Diller, William Windom and Tony Scott have all joined the choir eternal. RIP.

Thank gods the Pre-Raphaelites are back
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/aug/19/pre-raphaelites-avant-garde-tate-britain

A great thread about Mitt the Twit and Lyin' Ryan:
http://www.ibrattleboro.com/article.php/20120811114249233

More about Ryan
http://meetpaulryan.com/

The haunting story of Katy Elder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFx9Mle_G4

Is this how zombies started?
http://io9.com/5917027/powdered-mummy-gladiator-blood-and-other-historical-medicines-made-from-human-corpses

Adler 2.0
http://www.birthorderplus.com/birthorder/intro.htm

Seems to me that these days we're all vassals in some or other mad king's feudal game. And history tells us that the ones who got to speak truth and mostly survived were the jesters. Bond with fellow jesters.

Geez, it's midnight, the second "moon" of the month and I have 2 long days ahead of me. And 3 books call my name. There is no saner escape in life than in a book. Except maybe a song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnS_5JY0LAQ

14 comments:

Geo. said...

Austan, I'm always impressed with you. VW Bus and I both have ignition problems and are getting tinkered with this week. Your blog helps distract and refocus me. Thanks!

The Elephant's Child said...

I always learn something when I come by. Thank you. And yes, Mitt and Ryan would be a truly dreadful pair to foist upon the world.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The birth order article describes why we are all screwed up. It sounds like that no matter what place you have in the family, you have little chance of ever being happy.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Poor Katie....I hope she finds out who her birth parents are, if only for the medical information that can be gleaned. That's quite the cute pup she has there.
And Laura, I'm always impressed by you.

Pearl said...

"Bond with jesters."

:-)

I've just discovered my coat of arms.

Pearl

CarrieBoo said...

Great thread on Twit and Lyin' (how is that all these A holes have needed government assistance in their lives, including Rand at the end of her life; GRRRR)... good fodda in that mummy article (for stories, I mean, not to eat)... and that was brave of Katy.

Not impressed with a lot of things, no.

But you... you're all right you! ;) Great coat of arms for Pearl, that. Yeah!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I agree, Austan. It's the folk with a good sense of humour that will survive. Mind you, I'd prefer to have a 0.50 cal Barrett to go with my joke book.

Austan said...

Geo.! What's wrong? Are you okay?

Austan said...

EC- well shucks, thanks. Yeah, we really don't need them around.

Austan said...

Arleen- I've never known anything in psychology that examines good things about people.

Austan said...

Well, Lawless it's a mutual admiration society then. :) Isn't that a sad story? I wish the best for her, however it turns out.

Austan said...

Pearl! Nice! Glad you like!

Austan said...

Boo, yanno, sometimes I really love this town. Things like that keep me believing people are still thinking. Like Reagan said, "If you tell a lie long enough, it doesn't matter it's a lie anymore, it becomes the truth." We should've lisrtened. Probably the most honest thing he ever said.

Doesn't it seem like there's fodda for stories everywhere these days?

Who knew Pearl would get her coat of arms here?!

You're allright too, you. :D

Austan said...

TSB. Well, then you'll survive anything. You already have, you're a teacher! Save a round for me.