Category: Life

Be Cheerful, Enjoy Your Life

Words to live by.

A 2,400 year-old mosaic featuring a wine-drinking skeleton and the ancient equivalent of a self-help message has been uncovered in Turkey.

Reclining on a cushion, the skeleton holds a wine cup in one hand while bread and an amphora of wine sit close to hand. Above it, in Greek, is written the phrase, “be cheerful, enjoy your life”.

The mosaic was found in the Turkish province of Hatay near the Syrian border and was part of a richly-decorated floor of what was most likely a wealthy family’s dining room.

WineSkeleton

My All Time Favorite Video

…of his. Well. Crap.

And the shame is so many of today’s generation will have no idea what they missed because he embargoed his music and videos.

And now Prince

damn

What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

Stanford students reject Western Civ

An effort by a group of Stanford University students to restore a Western civilization class requirement has been decisively rejected by the student body, with voting results released Monday showing it mustering less than 15 percent support.

A Guy With Street Cred Who Turned His Life Around Speaks Out

…which now renders him an “Uncle Thomas ass nigga,” among the nicer things being said.

Sweeney Todd Production Gets A Little Too Realistic

I wonder if one of the kids was named “Nick?”

More likely “Slash”

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A high school musical in New Zealand got a little too real this week when a prop razor used in a throat-slitting scene ended up cutting the necks of two boys and sending them to a local hospital overnight.

Students at Saint Kentigern College in Auckland were performing the opening night of Sweeney Todd before parents and other audience members Wednesday when things went badly wrong. Set in Victorian London, the musical depicts a barber who slits his customer’s throats with a razor and uses the bodies to make meat pies.

The head of Saint Kentigern College, Steve Cole, told radio station Newstalk ZB the razor used in the show was real but had been bound in duct tape. He said he has no idea what went wrong during a scene midway through the Second Act.

Now, mind you, someone needs to explain how TWO kids cut cut.

One, that I can understand.

But the Second??

Happy Feet

…Lind recently looked up from her work to see an elderly couple walking through the studio door.

“And she’s like, ‘I’m Carol and this is Arne and it is on his bucket list to take tap dance lessons.’”

😀

I Knew We Were Doomed…

…as soon as TBS flashed that helpful graphic

Tony Bennet has never lost a game when leading by 10 or more points at halftime (68-0)

Rats.

So, I’ve Been an Absent BlogMother for a While

…thanks to politickin’ and all that.

After last night, I’m pretty much back.

Crushed and heartbroken, but back.

Rest In Peace, Sir George Martin

He made them sound like no one else.

The Day The Music Died

So All You Snow Storm Area Type People

Be careful out there. Enjoy a cozy weekend home and know that your public officials have every possible scenario well in hand.

Half the fun is sitting back and watching the Weather Channel folks make up asinine storm names and implode over an unexpected dose of “winter” during…winter.

hoth

In All The Thousands Of Times I’ve Heard This…

…the political implications of the lyric never hit me until I heard this version

we are silently bowing to too many Neon Gods today.

A Simply Amazing Version

Of one of my favorite Taupin/John songs

Here’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

Ah, those Krazy Krauts

German man dies after blowing up condom machine

The 29-year-old was hit in the head by a steel shard
A German man died on Christmas Day after blowing up a condom dispenser with a homemade bomb in a botched robbery, police say.
The 29-year-old and two accomplices attached the bomb to the vending machine in a quiet street before taking cover in their vehicle.
But the victim did not close the door in time and was struck in the head by a steel shard from the explosion.

Hallelujah

"A Hallelujah Christmas" by Cloverton from Ross Wooten on Vimeo.

A Night To Celebrate 

or maybe cry; you see, we just sent off the last tuition check for Daughter’s college.
So I pulled out an old Australian Shiraz to celebrate 

   
 
At 15.7 alcohol it has held up pretty well, but has gotten even more syrupy;it’s almost port-like. 
I hope I can stay awake long enough to finish making dinner…

Today in 1791

…Congress ratified these.

BillofRights

When certain people are speaking and acting these days, it’s hard to remember we still have them.

We do.

NEVER. LET. THEM. GO.

Well, Given How They Vote This Estimate…

…may be low

New York City finds one in five adults has mental health problems

Happy Veterans Day!

THANKS.

HAPPY 240th Birthday to my BELOVED

UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS!

We go back a ways with our family involvement, from Grampa who fought through Central America in the Banana Wars…
GrampaHaggerty
…to both of HIS sons (and a son-in-law). THIS handsome young uncle here…
UncleJohn
…hung around the Corps long enough for a certain young boot camp graduate to be able to attend his retirement…
MeNUncleJohn
…and heartily concur with her choice in men. 😉
DaddersUSMC

And that’s the just scratching the surface of Leathernecks in the family.

OO-RAH and Semper FI!

Just So You KNOW Why the Picture’s on the Wall Outside the Door

…next time you’re tempted to go into the bathroom with the little silhouette of YOUR gender on it.

Sex-Segregated Public Restrooms Are an Outdated Relic of Victorian Paternalism

“…Many states follow the guidelines laid out in the Uniform Plumbing Code, which stipulates that “separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex,” with exceptions for very small businesses as measured in square footage and/or customer traffic. In the eyes of the law in these places, a business with two unisex toilets can be considered to have no toilets at all, since neither facility explicitly serves men or women.

Such laws date back to 1887, according to Terry S. Kogan, a University of Utah law professor and a contributor to the book Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing. One hundred and twenty-seven years ago, Massachusetts passed the first law mandating gender-segregated toilets, and many states quickly followed suit. Many of those laws have never been substantially modified, with obvious exceptions in progressive enclaves like D.C. and San Francisco, meaning that much of the United States’ toilet-related building codes reflect a literally Victorian prudishness that we might mock in other contexts…”

Where he makes his mistake is that me and my thugs have NO PROBLEM invading the men’s room when the ladies’ line becomes overwhelmingly long, or there’s only two single bathrooms. The thing is, we make sure THERE ARE NO MEN IN THE HEAD when we do it. It’s being polite, not Victorian. Also, I have no desire to share a toilet with a strange man (whatever SEX he’s claiming at the time), so add selfish to that list as well.

RIP Fred Thompson

You had my vote for President

Proof Positive Those Wonderful, Cuddly Canadians ARE Oppressed, Repressed…

…and RACIST!

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