Saturday, July 21, 2012

Semi-random thoughts

  • I've been listening to the Rockabilly Station on Pandora lately, but I've had to reject 2 or 3 songs just for reasons of misogyny.
  • A few weeks ago I noted that NYC taxi fares would probably be going up. Now it looks like they almost certainly will. So it looks like I'll be starting to use credit cards to pay for my rides, as I explained in my previous post. I won't even feel a little guilty about it, because the drivers aren't going to have to pay 5% anymore.
  • Apparently the new way to market magazine subscriptions is to mail out free samples. Recently I've received copies of Manhattan and Architectural Digest.

Today's news round-up

Good News
Sort of Good, Sort of Bad News
Bad News

Friday, July 20, 2012

Animal headline of the day

Three Canadian elephants flying to California

Until now, the only elephant that I knew could fly was Dumbo.

Somali thugs jailed by Yemen

Yemen sentences jail to somali pirates

(OK, their English isn't that good. Still, yay, Yemen!)

Recent news round-up

I'm going to start posting links to good news and bad news articles, and maybe some that are mixed, that might have escaped people's notice.  I might add a brief comment. Here's the first:

Good News
Bad News

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Living with bobcats LX

I haven't done one of these in a long time, but this one actually made it into my "odd news" summary:

Bobcat breaks into Washington state prison

Monday, July 16, 2012

Animal headline of the day

French cows allowed to drink on the job, yield intoxicating beef

Oh, la la!

Actually, it sounds really good (if rather expensive).

RUNNER-UP: Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years

Please excuse the interruption

My hard drive crashed, last Friday actually. I'm trying to restore things, but it hasn't been going well. I've pretty much been avoiding unnecessary computer work, like blogging. Hopefully sometime in the next day or two things will get back to normal.

Sunday, July 15, 2012