Monday, January 23, 2017

Geography Div (Really Yuge subsection)

On this day in 1556 a devastating earthquake in Shannxi Province,  China killed an estimated
830,000 people ...... that's about the entire population of South Dakota.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Dead Presidents subsection)

In honor of yesterday's ceremony,  here's the Del McCoury Band doing White House Blues.

Del McCoury - Vocal and Guitar, Rob McCoury- Banjo, Ronnie McCoury - Mandolin, Jason
Carter - Fiddle  and Alan Bartram - Bass

Friday, January 20, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A reunion  performance of Rebecca from 1990 by the Shenandoah Cut-Ups. Recorded at the Cody Creek Bluegrass Festival.

Herschel Sizemore - Mandolin, Tom Mckinney - Banjo, Tim Smith - Fiddle, Wesley Golding - Guitar and
John Palmer - Bass

Friday, January 13, 2017

Family Bidness Div (gonna turn it all over to my sons subsection)**

I think it's been tried before. ... but hey, they're all wearing ties in red, white and/or blue,eh ?
** any comparisons are up to the individual reader - - just sayin'.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Well, that was interesting Div (PresssortaConfrence subsection)


Seems like Kim Il Don got everyone together there in NYC and agreed to answer questions.
Of course he started off by saying he wasn't really there to answer any questions and followed up with repeated, unsubstantiated superlatives and glowing testimony on how smart, rich and powerful he was ...... the press ate it up.
I watched what I could and then turned off the teevee in disgust. I didn't hear any answers.

I'm sure "Beltway Blonde" will be out there later today telling us what he really meant.

What I did hear was that he thinks he's exempt from civilized behavior, will turn his bidness over to his sons Uday and Qusay (oops, must have been thinking of someone else who figured he was above the law) Eric and Don and never talk to them again  (I'm not really sure how that part will work).

It seems to me that since his name IS the bidness, maybe he should just change it. There have been several good suggestions (scroll down for the A-Z listing). That oughta do it, eh ? Problem solved.

Of course, here's another take. (update -7 pm in fly-over 'murica)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Geography Div (well, it's been colder elsewhere subsection)

Today in 1909 Sir Ernest Shackleton reached his furthest "south" in his quest for the Pole. As he said at 88 degrees South latitude, "we've shot our bolt." The next Englishman to attempt to reach the Pole was Sir Robert Scott and he and his party died on the return.
In 1914 Shackleton attempted to cross Antarctica but his ship, Endurance,  was trapped in the ice. What followed was one of the most heroic tales of exploration ever accomplished.
Shackleton never lost a man on any expedition he commanded.