01 May 2015

30 April 2015


Because it made me laugh on a day I needed a laugh.

28 April 2015

Baltimore | Tuesday 28 April 2015

Pennsylvania Avenue at North Avenue | Photo by Bishop M. Cromartie

25 March 2015

Shiny Homage To Firefly

... thanks to Joss Whedon ... we get to hear (Jesse L.) Martin and his Flash costars/Kickstarter partners Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne) and Carlos Valdes (Cisquo) sing a gospel version of the Serenity ballad. No, this is not a drill. Martin, Cosnett, and Valdes filmed the video as a thanks to Whedon, who contributed “an outstanding amount” to their Kickstarter for a collaborative musical short film, The Letter Carrier ...

05 March 2015

20 February 2015

Cold Enough To Freeze The Balls Off A Brass Monkey

There is no better visual cue that it is cold out than this brass monkey. Once the temperature gets to be frigid, about 23 degrees Fahrenheit, a piece of his anatomy drops off as illustrated in the picture above. This will bring life to the adage “cold enough to freeze the b…s off a brass monkey.” To reset him all you have to do is let him thaw out a bit and reattach his boys. This may be the only time you find emasculation amusing.
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15 February 2015

Correction | Obama NOT The Antichrist

Correction published in the Lexington Dispatch via R. L. Bynum's Twitter | FB

15 Feb 15 | A Nip In The Air

One degree on the screen porch, minus 6 on the deck.

05 February 2015

Steven Pinker | Mind Games

From the quiz

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author and is currently the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. The questions in this short quiz are culled from Pinker's course "Psychological Science." From Pinker:
... The questions that psychology tackles are the ones that obsess us in everyday life: family relations, sexuality, kindness and aggression, the reliability of knowledge. Not surprisingly, many concepts in academic psychology have crossed over into popular culture, such as conditioning, Freudian psychoanalysis and cognitive dissonance. Exams that invoke these memes test whether students understand the theories well enough to reason about them when they are presented away from a familiar textbook context and are applied to real life ...
Take the quiz here.


28 January 2015

Can't Be Unseen | Domino's Ad

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The Fifty Shades effect. New print ad for Domino's Spicy Sriracha  puts the "B-D-S-M in P-I-Z-Z-A."


25 January 2015

30 December 2014

Fruit Bat Boogie

[Footage flipped upside down and set to music.]

29 December 2014

Fast Company | Best Infographics Of 2014

The World's Best Dogs, According to Math
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The Life of an Introvert, Illustrated
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The Sleep Schedules of 27 of History's Greatest Minds
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Read more about these and 15 other infographics at FastCoDesign.

25 December 2014

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29 November 2014


Our converted, circa 1950 furnace "went up" as the oldies say, and Ms. Lanny-yap is posting these pics for those who've scoffed at her description of the monster.

We noticed that one of the little arrows in one of the cloudy little plastic windows was camped out and trembling in the red danger zone, so we shut her down. That reminded me of the caretaker's remark about the furnace in The Shining. He warned Jack Torrance to watch the Overlook's furnace carefully because "she creeps" and, well, we all know how well that turned out. And yes, that is asbestos.

We are grateful for the heat provided by our adjacent neighbors, for flannel, wool, and down, for electric space heaters, and for a few days of relatively mild weather while we sort out a new furnace.

26 November 2014