Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Little Boys With Big Sticks

Things like this are becoming so common here that it is hard to get motivated to say anything about them. Just another example of the punishment definitely not fitting the crime and abusing power to make a statement or further a political career. 250 milligrams is roughly the equivalent to four grains of salt. What bullshit! You can read the latest news about Yuyee's plight here.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Art By Metro

Because you deserve only the best, and must be punished for such arrogance...

                                                  I give you "Metro": The Painting Horse!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Space Drums and Handpans

Or, space hands and drumpans. Whatever. My latest obsession. There are quite a lot of different styles and sounds. They seem to be all over Youtube. They even sound good with a didgeridoo. There aren't many instruments that can make that claim, and back it up. Here's a vid of Yuki Koshimoto playing hers. She disabled the video of her and the didgeridoo guy playing, what the hell?

Now go buy a t-shirt or something, damn it!

Monday, February 27, 2017

No Smoking!

I am trying to quit smoking...again. Yeesh! It would be much easier if I actually wanted to. I know my foot will heal faster if I do, but I turn into a nervous wreck after a few hours. I made it for about two days, but only because I knew I could have one this morning. I didn't think it was possible for me to be even more moody than usual, but, it was. I will keep at it.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Expresii Yourself!

Hey, all you watercolor lovers out there. I just found a new painting app. As I am usually late to the gate on almost everything, I am guessing it has been out for a while. But, it's new to me. Anyway, it's a watercolor painting app for your PC or tablet. It lets you do a wet on wet style of painting. It even makes the paint run when you tilt your tablet. (Do NOT try that with your PC). Here's the demo video for it...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Me and My Memory

Memory is a strange animal. I just remembered a song that I have been trying to put my finger on since the early 80's. Yeah, a hazy part of the tune has been floating around in my head meat for that long. I just figured that I would hear it on the radio, or something, and "voila!", I'd have it.

Didn't happen. I remember the year, because that same night, I heard Huey Lewis' "I want a new drugl" for the first time too. That, I remembered. And the odds got even worse when the internet popped up because radio kind of went the way of the buffalo, and the 80's just faded away. That wasn't the first decade to get locked in the closet, but I really do miss the music from it.

Anyway, I was half-ass listening to a webinar that was teaching me how to be a millionaire by Thursday, and it hit me. Not only the name of the song but the artist too. So, I tried to figure out what triggered it. I mean, after over 30 years of wracking my brain, I think I deserved an answer.

The guy babbling in the info video stuttered, and that's what triggered the memory. Here's the song.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

I Miss Gyros!

One of the foods I miss most from the good old USA are Gyros. There were several places to get good ones in St. Louis, but I enjoyed them the most at the vendors that would set up during holiday celebrations. Every 4th of July, Octoberfest, etc, there were always Gyro stands around.

They are easy to make, and I can get everything here, but they just don't taste the same. Besides, other than talking about Gyros, it's really hard to work the word "tzatziki" into a conversation.

Here is a search results for a bunch of easy Gyro recipes.