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Archives for: 2019

27 December 2019

From a distance, California politics has seemed like:

25 December 2019

The Atheist Christmas Carol - Vienna Teng I love this song, and Vienna Teng, who comes from my neck of the woods should be much better known.

A Happy Christmas to those who feel it.

24 December 2019

23 December 2019

Kate Bush - Christmas Special 1979 It only has one Christmas song but it aired on the BBC at Christmas so it's a Christmas Special. Featuring Peter Gabriel. I love Kate Bush but the canned audience sounds remind me of the Muppet show and I keep expecting Statler and Waldorf to pop in with some snide remarks (and it does feature a tribute to Oscar the grouch). Features songs from her first three albums.

22 December 2019

Leon Redbone And Dr. John - Frosty The Snowman Sadly both men died within days of each other earlier this year.

21 December 2019

Frankenstein's Jalapeño? WTF are they doing to jalapeños?
Fashion Santa update. Remember when Toronto's Fashion Santa went viral a few years back? A bit more about him.
Aussie Jingle Bells - Bucko & Champs Christmas songs always seem to have snow and cold and sleighs and yet for half the planet it comes in the summertime.

20 December 2019

Donna & Blitzen - Badly Drawn Boy From the film About a Boy 2002. Many people seem to find this a lovely and romantic Christmas song but I find it a bit disturbing. Read more...

19 December 2019

Mud - Lonely This Christmas A bit of the 70s here with an Elvis sound. Read more...

18 December 2019

Santa-Size! Because I like arse_hat, here is a Christmas song.
I've Got Some Presents For Santa - Sarah Taylor & Bill Mumy A delightfully salacious Christmas song. Danger Will Robinson!

17 December 2019

I've listened to this so it can be Christmas time now. In case you don't remember who Johnny Ace was, I posted about him a few years ago.
Shonen Knife - Space Christmas Shonen Knife is a band from Japan formed in 1981 and still going. If you have somehow missed them think the Ramones but a 60s girl group. Read more...

16 December 2019

Dragonette - Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message) NSFW. Upbeat holiday song. Dragonette is a trio from Toronto, now living in England.

15 December 2019

Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin Albert King was a blues player who had a huge
influence on blues and rock guitar players in the 50s and 60s. Read more...
Hello. You likely will never read this because you don't come here anymore. I decided to take a week off from anything Internet and it turned into a month or so. Tonight I came home from a dinner at the central mosque and I got back online.

21 November 2019

Surprising Find at the Little Free Library

14 November 2019

Hey y’all, I’m sitting in a Good Time Sportspub Eating & Drinking Plave in Randomville, Virginia, on a work trip. Something about the convivial atmosphere is making me think of you. How are you? Who’s still checking in here? How ya doon’?
Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson - Rainbow Connection I think this one will work in all countries.

06 November 2019

Healthcare insurance blues Got a notice this week that the premium for my marketplace plan will almost double for 2020.Read more...

31 October 2019

Happy Halloween This is interactive, so navigate and click, and join the ghosts at the Devil's Tramping Ground ...

27 October 2019

A large dog-like critter that meditates

22 October 2019

My neighborhood is a hotbed of witches, charmers, wizards, and necromancers.
(click the pic to make it full size)

20 October 2019

No Brexit Much yelling

13 October 2019

Another Thanksgiving is over and I am full of turkey. Gave the ferals some canned food tonight and for the first time they all seemed to enjoy it. Read more...

11 October 2019

08 October 2019

Looking at the little Halloween Twix bars. How do I tell if they are from the right or the left factory?

07 October 2019

We all know that "Farmer Boy" is number one in food porn. But what, you may ask, is number two? That would be "Bread and Jam for Frances." (Which I just read for the first time in a million years.) Ah, such memories of that egg and cardboard salt shaker.

05 October 2019

We all know that

03 October 2019

Downward Dog

28 September 2019

24 September 2019

The Russian folk tune you didn't know you needed today. Otava Yo (Otawa Yo) is a Russian folk/rock band from St. Petersburg.
Animals is weird. Went out tonight and found a possum in the trap. Read more...

23 September 2019

Blini Cat There is something soothing about this (subtitled) Russian man talking about this picture of a cat with pancakes...

20 September 2019

Weird week on the internet I have a long commute...I got sucked into the Caroline Calloway thing and somehow wandered off that rail and onto retweets of TikTok videos by Amish kids. I feel ...disoriented.
post by: Miko at: 22:42 | 1 comment

18 September 2019

Today is my mom's 89th birthday So, I did birthday appropriate things for her.Read more...

09 September 2019

So much cringe. Spent the evening looking up music videos from woman singers I liked in my youth. People like Lene Lovitch, Nina Hagen, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, and Annie Lennox.Read more...

08 September 2019

Architectural Digest tour of Liv Tyler's brownstone. You have probably seen this already but it is fun. Liv, who bought and gut-renovated a hell's kitchen home at 24 years of age just seems so much fun. Like you met a new friend and opened that bottle of white wine at 10 A.M.

29 August 2019

I'm mostly okay with being single and living alone but ... Read more...
Belinda Bedekovic Queen of the keytar. Few people ever have this much fun.

16 August 2019

Beautiful exchange about grief and suffering between Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper.Read more...

12 August 2019

A good tradesman is work his weight in gold. Read more...

06 August 2019

01 August 2019

Tanya Habjouqa is a photographer. A short video. Joy can be found in places where it might seem unlikely. Her Occupied Pleasures series looks at Gaza and the West Bank in a way we don't often get to see.

More from BBC here.

Some of her other projects.

22 July 2019

The life and death of a sweet cat. Whitey Ford died on Tuesday the 16th at about 17:55. He was 17 years old give or take a bit.Read more...

16 July 2019

Years and Years Anyone else watching this drama series? Read more...

10 July 2019

Cat intelligence. Many months back I bought a dollar store laser. All the cats but Ginger ignored it. Ginger went after the red butterfly with real glee for about two minutes. Then he raised his head and came running right at me, put his feet up on the chair arm and looked at my hand.Read more...

09 July 2019

08 July 2019

All purpose flour my ass!

28 June 2019

Before smart phones Stevie Nicks was taking selfie Polaroids. More here.

27 June 2019

If I Can't Unsee It, You Can't Unsee It. You Can’t Unsee Donald Trump in Spam Form. The horror, it burns. NSFAnything,Ever.

26 June 2019

OMG bunnies! There can be only one!

16 June 2019

I must share this I have just made the best easiest dessert ever. (Y'all probably already know this one; but...) Read more...

14 June 2019

13 June 2019

Kneel Before Zack Interesting article on the fan movement to get a director's cut of the movie 'Justice League'Read more...

12 June 2019

New cat in the house. A few weeks back a new cat showed up. A small young bluish-grey cat. He came toward me and stood up to headbutt my hand. Defiantly not a feral. *Warning cat injury inside*. Read more...

08 June 2019

TV home shows. I don't understand something.

07 June 2019

Getting there... around a decade ago, a now-legendary youtube video informed us that 'Keeping your refrigerator stocked will get you many women'.Read more...
Hi! I missed y'all.

05 June 2019

Do you taste metal? Chernobyl books.

I watched the first four episodes of Chernobyl just before the weekend. I have not seen the last yet as I read two books over the last couple of days.Read more...

03 June 2019

Well that escalated quickly

02 June 2019

‪Everything I know about ‘Brooklyn’ is based on cultural artifacts... Read more...
"just one small problem" I laughed at this dumb video more heartily than I'd like to admit

01 June 2019

WTF lightning? I've seen lightning close enough that the bang was almost instantaneous but this was about 4 seconds delayedRead more...

24 May 2019

Remember when people still came here? Remember yelling posts?

17 May 2019

Ouch. What if you wrote a book and got invited to a writer's festival and no one came?

09 May 2019

The Private Life of a Cat. A short film from 1947 following two cats who have a litter of 5 kittens and then nurse, teach and play with them.

27 April 2019

Caturday 3-point update

21 April 2019

Damned American election talk. I read about Joe Biden and see 'uncle Joe' and for the rest of the day I am stuck with the Petticoat Junction ear worm. I didn't even realize I knew the song until this uncle Joe stuff started.
To all bunnies: Happy [Easter][Full Moon in April] to all!

Keep hoppin' along that bunny trail.

14 April 2019

Just some pictures of my old cat who still likes to be held in the crook of my arm like a baby.
Bunny! OMG! Sent in the mail by somebunny very kind.

11 April 2019

08 April 2019

May I rant? The idiotic, corporate-owned US government wants to let pork producers do much of their own meat inspection. This is hugely problematic. I posted on fb. All the responses are Buy Organic and Get meat at the farmer's market. Most of the country can't afford organic meat. An awful lot of people don't have a farmer's market, or the ability to get to one, and pay for locally-sourced pork. There's a lot of entitlement and white privilege in Just Buy Organic or Just go to the Farmer's Market.

The Don't Eat Meat comments are inevitable and make the most sense.

The current US administration does not give a single fuck about the health and safety of ordinary (not-wealthy) Americans.

06 April 2019

Hi, it's spring, maybe. I'm wrapping up a big project I've been working on for over a year. It's taken up most of my "free" time, either in acively researching or working on it, or feeling guilty when I'm not working on it. It should be out the door by next week. I can't wait to feel free.

How are you?

31 March 2019

That noise! Fight or flight response. (A P.S.A.)

25 March 2019

23 March 2019

There may be Northern Lights tonight viewable from Northern US. More, More, More.
I'm in Maine, and the sky may be clear tonight, which it usually isn't.

21 March 2019

You're off the hook, Arse.

20 March 2019

EQUINOX! It's not some kind of horse cow, but if it was, it would be equal parts horse and cow--

And so we can curse the darkness exactly as much as we shun the light, all things being equal if we're only talking night and day.

Taken out of context and popped onto anything else, that might sound abstractly profound, but it's literal, dammit!


19 March 2019

Hey kids! The first player to grab the poop earns a token! "Warning! CHOKE HAZARD!" Read more...

17 March 2019

Unsolicited Advice: Take a picture of everything in your wallet. Yesterday I temporarily lost my wallet. I got it back, btu I spent the time it was gone grumbling "If I only had a pciture of everything that was in my wallet, getting it all cancelled/replaced would be so much faster and easier." So I'm sharing my revelation with you.

15 March 2019

Photos of Christchurch NZ. On a terrible day here is a Christchurch post I made many years ago. Walk the High Street, stop at the corner chemist, or catch the Gaieties. Contains more than a thousand historic pictures, some of startling clarity.
He bought a ring

12 March 2019

Fun 5 minute video to make a 3d city. When I am feeling very patient I may try this.

25 February 2019

17 February 2019

We're Back Online!! Let's have a Sunday 3-point update Read more...

02 February 2019

30 January 2019

Found this great bit of history while searching the City of Vancouver Archives today.
Everyone staying warm? Wind is howling outside right now, and it's going to get worse as the day goes on. Everyone stay safe!

17 January 2019

Houses that burned. I posted a bit ago about how 6 houses burned down just around the corner and across the street. Read more...

15 January 2019

drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours while riding on an electric cart. I just feel like it's the little pleasures in life that make things good. A morning of self care.

14 January 2019

I am confused, Which site am I on? Bunnies. On the 'filter. Cannibal bunnies.

13 January 2019

we got kicked out of the house party we crashed. And leaving my knickers behind. I think I also fell over at some point.

A lot of media outlets have these blind date columns now but this is the best I've seen.

03 January 2019

Great article about John DeLorean, the guy behind the Back to the Future car.