Tim S. wandered into our Facebook site from straight out of left field the other day and proudly announced, for no apparent reason, that Floyd the Barber was his all time favorite Floyd.
What's the matter with Pretty Boy we wondered, or better yet Floyd of Rosedale?
Which caused some number of you to wonder, "Who the hell is Floyd of Rosedale?"
............... is Floyd of Rosedale.
His is one of the great stories in College Football, and since today happens to be Floyd's day, you should click on the photo to read it.
We were bombed with Rare Earths material after yesterdays post.
Evidently Carol K. is even more anal about saving links than even we are.
Which makes us both pleased for ourselves and worried for Carol.
What Byron actually said is that there are no publicly traded Western companies for Rare Earth investing with an up and running mine.
Shame on us.
Click on the photo below for the entire piece.
Thanks to all for all the links, we're on it.
After you get done minding your MSGs, mind the TSA.
Gotta go pick up the Roanboy and bring him home for Thanksgiving.
I'm probably going to be scarce for a day or two thereafter.
Meanwhile, this is Roseanne Cash having just been introduced by Carl Perkins, performing Leroy Preston's country classic, My Baby Thinks He's A Train.
That's Steuart Smith on guitar, and the Jordanaires providing backup vocals.
Have a safe Thanksgiving.
Mind your MSGs.
For about the first 90 seconds here, you're gonna wish you could throttle either or both of these little bears.
Hang in there.
By the end you'll know for damn sure who needs strangling.
Trust me on this one.
The much maligned New York Times has come up with some wonderful and instructive interactives over the past several months, this one stands among the best.
You are in charge.
Enact your plan to cut the deficit, the interactive does the math for you.
Click the image below to link up the site.
Thanks to Charley D. for this one.
You Have No Idea How Big Africa Really Is (But This Map Does)
It's about 11.7 million square miles, which is really big—big enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan, and much of Europe within its borders. And that's precisely what Kai Krause did with this inventive map, "The True Size of Africa," which he describes as his contribution to "the fight against rampant Immappacy."
Click on the above map for the entire piece.
I came in to the office early to study for my Tuesday Algebra 2 and Physics exams and had three emails from my loyal minions, with links to two different versions of the story.
I'm lovin' it.
Click on the photo below for the entire story
A man who identifies himself as Phoenix Jones the Guardian of Seattle, part of the Rain City Superhero Movement, poses with an unidentified Seattle police officer. Department officials alerted officers to the self-described superhero, who said his new costume will be more elaborate.
Vigilante justice has come to Seattle, and the caped crusaders drive a Kia.
Seattle police say a group of self-described superheroes have been patrolling the streets at night trying to save people from crime. They call themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement and say they're part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime fighters.
Thank you minions for an outstanding find.
A quote from Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowan taken from his speech to the Irish Parliment last Tuesday.
If this country and this parliament fails to make the necessary adjustments, then we put at risk the funding of the State after July of next year and what will happen then is that we will be faced with a situation where we will only be able to spend EUR 31 billion.
The State could not go on spending EUR 50 billion a year, when it was only taking in EUR 31 billion.
Being only able to spend EUR 31 billion would involve a serious adjustment in the level of (government) services that could be provided.
No responsible government, therefore, could contemplate that approach.'
Ok, think this one through for just a second.
What the Prime Minister of Ireland just said here is that no responsible government could contemplate spending a sum of money equal to what it is taking in.