Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Inside Twitter joke

Two Hubble Stunners!


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Lagoon Nebula

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

100 Greatest Hits of YouTube in four minutes!

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Wrigley Fields

Chicago Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fields have named their baby boy: Wrigley Fields. He’s a healthy baby boy but they will have to put his food in a blender one month a year because he will have a tendency to choke in September.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hitler reacts to Virginia Tech beating Nebraska!

This is how I felt Saturday night ... without the profanities.
Or the German!

Dramatic new vista of the Milky Way's center revealed


Beck to Couric: Obama Better Than McCain, Hillary Better Than Both

Fox News, I wrote, is like the bar in "The Blues Brothers" that has "both kinds of music: country and western." That is, it does so well in part because it brings under one umbrella several different kinds of conservative. There's Neil Cavuto's Wall Street, big-business conservatism, Mike Huckabee's religious conservatism, Sean Hannity's party-line Republicanism, Bill O'Reilly's grouchy reactionariness—and now, touching a hot-button in the year of budget stimuli, Glenn Beck's conservative (and paranoid) libertarianism.
I like this quote!

Protect Insurance Companies PSA

According to this, 80% of the public supports the public option. That's news to me and to most pollsters!

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Albrecht Dürer: Melancholia

If anyone is reading Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol, this is Albrecht Dürer's work Melancholia referenced midway through the novel. More here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Irish Days at Long Grove

Lisa and I spent a pleasant day at Long Grove on Sunday for Irish Days. We've gone for the past couple of years for shopping and walking around. This year they had some kind of a "dog contest." We must had seen four or five Irish Wolfhounds walking about with their owners. I don't think I've seen so many large dogs in one place before. We also saw a couple of beautiful Irish Setters.

Polar Express

Another in my series of Flickr favorites. This was one of the first photos I "faved" in Flickr!

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Night Launch of Discovery

My son, Kevin, found this incredible photo on the NASA website of the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery Friday night. These night launches are way beyond cool!

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Use Twitter to blow my mind

Talk about fast feedback! Listen how a restaurant is using Twitter to reward its customers.

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I love listening to the Killdeers and their songs. I'll miss them when they move away for the winter.

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Running to the Storm Cellar on the Farm

Sweet shot! Love the clouds.

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Exploring South America

Another of my Flickr favorites.

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Another overreaction!

I have seen a number of other cartoons about Obama's upcoming speech to students. Most contain themes similar to this cartoon. I'm personally not aware of any parent referring to the president as a Nazi (although the Speaker of the House earlier referred to health care opponents at town hall meetings as carrying swastikas!).

Most parents are concerned about the politicalization of the speech. True, presidents have often talked directly to students...usually about the importance of staying in school and learning. No argument there. However, this is the first time that I've heard of a president asking students to submit essays to help him run the country. I thought he already had a plan!

Many schools are letting students "opt-out" should their parents wish that they not be exposed to the speech.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009


I’m watching the Chicago Bears play their fourth preseason game tonight. During a commercial break, I switched over to ESPN and saw a college football game being played. Seems like football starts earlier and earlier every season. Actually, I remember some college games beginning in late August, but it just seems like it’s earlier this year!

There’s some genuine excitement in Chicago this year with the Jay Cutler trade with Denver. The Bears actually have a real quarterback this season. Hopefully they can play like a real team.