Monday, January 27, 2014

Scattershooting 01-26-14

by Bill Holmes

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great


Pete van Wieren

Sunday's Summary

My incomplete recap of the week

There are two states that have legalized marijuana, Colorado and Washington. There are two teams in the Super Bowl, one from Seattle and one from Denver. Coincidence?

Google celebrated MLK Day with a doodle -

If you see a dust storm rising from northeast Bedford it's because the leaf blower brigade is in full force. I've got at least three fully armed guys trying to get every leaf rounded up including those on my patio. They have been at it for about 20 minutes by my place. I can now hear them in the distance, but the dust still hangs in the air. I hate leaf blowers, get a damn rake.

Great January day for a bike ride. Sunny, temps in the 70's, light winds and little traffic due to MLK holiday. Broke out a pair of shorts for today's ride. Lotsa dogs at the Bark Park. Of course it's going to be around freezing overnight.

While doing a bit about capital punishment, Stephen Colbert said about "cruel and unusual punishment". If we are cruel often enough it won't be that unusual. How can you argue with that?

Finally the DEA works on the real problem.

Just watched an interesting PBS Nature show about the coywolf. A coyote and wolf hybrid that is spreading in the northeast and northern midwest US and in eastern Canada, including urban areas like NYC and Chicago. Doesn't look like we have any in Texas yet, of course we do have chupacabra. Wonder why coywolf? I think I like wolfote better.

Different heavens and hells. Depends on gender. Doesn't everything?

The rollercoaster climate continues -

Flipped to the fake football game for a second. Thought Oregon was playing but it was the Pro Bowl. Those are some ugly glow in the dark uniforms for both teams.


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