18. "Psycho," 1960
thanks to weblog wannabe
The above is from Sweet Fancy Moses which also has the following (and a lot more):
5. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, and First Lady Mrs. George W. Bush wish to extend a warm and biblically intimate welcome to WHITEHOUSE.ORG.
thanks to BookNotes
Two more records for the Seattle Mariners. Ichiro now holds the rookie record for singles in a season at 168. A record that has stood since 1953. And Brett Boone now holds the record for home runs in a season by a second baseman. A 1948 record. Oh yes, the Mariners now have 101 wins this year with a 10 to 1 win, last night, over Baltimore. The bats are alive again!
"Television is very educational. Whenever someone turns it on I go into the other room and read a book."
A wonderful site about books. So many sources, so little time.
thanks to wood s lot
I have Zoe's pictures up of Monday's TestingTesting.
The Seattle Mariners get 100 wins for the first time in a 12 to 6 win over Tampa Bay. The magic number to clinch the division is down to 6. 22 games left to play.
The Yankees are closest with 83 wins.
They haven't lost a series all year. If they don't lose any of the rest of their series they will have 114 wins tying the modern major league record of the 1998 Yankees.
What a year!
Weblog Wannabe, aka Firda, has selected me as a host for Quack the Duck. Quack the Duck starts his world tour on September 10. You too can be a host. The World Tour website has instructions.
I just updated the lists of places and participants and I'm happy to report that Quack now has 47 hosts in 8 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, UK, and USA) . He really can't wait to meet all of you.
I can't wait to meet Quack the Duck. We will show him around the Island. Maybe we will be able to introduce him to some of the ducks that live here at Honeymoon Lake. They are kind of shy but maybe he will meet a nice girl duck.
The archives for TestingTesting #115 are up. It was nerve racking since, in addition to doing the web site, announcing, and sound, I was the special guest. Actually my Grandfather Griffith Baily Coale was, although he died in 1952. I read selections from his book North Atlantic Patrol - The Log of a Sea Going Artist. He was instrumental in starting the Navy combat artist program in WWII and wrote two books about his experiences. I have all of North Atlantic Patrol and part of his Victory at Midway on a site I call Griff's Story.
The Mariners clinched a playoff spot last night with a 3 - 2 win over Tampa Bay in 11 innnings. The first team to do so this year.
The best ever
1906 Cubs 105-33
It was a laborious Labor Day weekend. While spending a lot of time working (the small town web developer knows no holidays) time was spent on non-work too.
Katie and Mike were here this weekend. Zoe and I took them to lunch at Mike's Place in Langley on Saturday. The usual family fare. But Mike's place has *real* strawberry shortcake. Not only do they use real strawberries but they use real shortcake. Not that silly foam stuff that we see so often but real buiscuitty shortcake.
Then it was off to Freeland Park to let Mike play.
Katie at the top
Three adults following a 2 year old around a park. The great secret about having kids, or grandkids, is that it gives the adults an excuse to climb on the park toys and slide down the slides too. No reason the kids should have all the fun.
Anyone who has taken a statistics course in college will understand that SDI is a crap shoot, a crap shoot in which we are trying to hit lucky sevens for every single warhead which is launched at the United States (current SDI design is to intercept warheads, not the missile delivery device — presumably because a missile could more effectively thwart a counter-response). Even if SDI could be guaranteed to be 99% effective SDI will be a complete failure. This is a concept most Americans have failed to understand.
thanks to wood s lot
Many years ago I was an Architecture major. Then , in my youthful megalomania, I switched to Urban Planning. I finally realized that Urban Planning was an oxymoron and left that and went on to other things. But I never lost my love of Architecture. This U.K. site has many wonderful architectural, and related, links. Actually, I never lost my interest in Urban Planning. I hear that it does exist in some places.
Have you never been able to tell the difference between an architrave and a pendentive? Wonderful illustrations to these medieval architectural terms. This was a link from aecportico.
both thanks to wood s lot
TO KNOW WHOSE labor is actually being honored on Labor Day, consider these facts, drawn from recent data from by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy, the Economic Policy Institute, the American Sociological Review, and the new book ''Raise the Floor,'' published by the Ms. Foundation for Women:
If the minimum wage had risen at the same pace as American productivity since 1968, it would be $13.80 an hour.
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I've been listening to a lot of baseball but don't the difference between a cutter and a slider. This article and the PDF file explain all.
The following is the PDF file.
I spent this evening getting ready for Monday's TestingTesting. Our special guest is going to be Griffith Baily Coale, my Grandfather. Actually my Grandfather died in 1952 but he wrote a couple of books about his experiences as a Navy combat artist. I will be reading selections from one of the books - North Atlantic Patrol.
He wrote two books and there are also extensive notes detailing his experiences during WWII. I have been putting these up on a web site - Griff's Story. I have North Atlantic Patrol and most of Victory at Midway up with some of his drawing and paintings. When I get another scanner I will get back to adding more.
The Bush administration, seeking to overcome Chinese opposition to its missile defense program, intends to tell leaders in Beijing that it has no objections to the country's plans to build up its small fleet of nuclear missiles, according to senior administration officials.
One senior official said that in the future, the United States and China might also discuss resuming underground nuclear tests if they are needed to assure the safety and reliability of their arsenals. Such a move, however, might allow China to improve its nuclear warheads and lead to the end of a worldwide moratorium on nuclear testing.
These people are crazy!