Monday, January 12, 2009

Moving! Please Update Your Links

This time I didn't talk myself out of it.
I've been posting on 4 different blogs:

  • Blogging My Books - for my books and reading
  • Stuff I Made - for my crochet and knitting projects
  • Occasional Other Stuff - for, well, other stuff
  • Pirate Bendy - for pure fun and giggles
I've considered combining and reducing my blogs and have always managed to talk myself out of it for various reasons. This time I didn't. Pirate Bendy will remain a separate blog simply because he's too unique to share his blog address.

As of today I have combined the other three blogs into one for everything other that pirate adventures.

Please update your links and feed readers.

The new blog is called "Whimpulsive" because it's one of my very favorite non words. The address is

See you at the new site,

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Don't take yourself too seriously

because Morgan Freeman is one of the few people who can pull this off.

Morgan freeman
more lol celebs!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Howie says Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho and all that crap.
Now take it off my head and let me go back to sleep!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Holidays

despite the weather. I'm really not fond of snow and ice, but the Christmas lights covered with snow looked pretty cool.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

BCS: Beyond Common Sense

I'm seeing this all over the place, but haven't been able to determine the original source. Nevertheless, it makes me laugh.

BCS Declares Germany Winner of World War II

US Ranked 4th

After determining the Big-12 championship game participants, the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.

"Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work--including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule--our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking."

Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated "The US only had two major victories--Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren't influenced by head-to-head contests--they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event."

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler said "Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks." Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn 'style points' to enhance Germany's rankings. Hitler protested "Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces."

The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented " France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2."

Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's a Weathergasm

The storm is still over the ocean and it's full on weathergasm mode here.

My prediction . . . about 10 snowflakes.

Usually when they get all goofy days ahead of time it fizzles into nothing more than a few snowflakes that melt in the heat of 14 live news trucks lights on the Sylvan overpass.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can pass to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, the Wisdom project, produced with the cooperation from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, seeks to create a record of a multicultural group of pepole who have all made their mark on the world. Presented against the same white space, all of the subjects are removed from their context, which not only democratizes them, but also allows for a clear dialogue to exist between them. In an attempt to create a more profound, honest, and truly revealing portrait of these luminaries, the project encompasses their voices, their physical presence, and the written word. This comprehensive portrayal of such a profound and global group is an index of extraordinary perspectives.
I think I either want this for Christmas or will be giving it as a gift for Christmas (or both).

Here's a trailer (but go here for more ):

More here too:
Filmmaker and photographer Andrew Zuckerman thinks hard-won insights should be shared. That’s why he’s releasing The Wisdom Project, a one-hour documentary film and companion book that share the collective experiences of 51 luminaries over age 65, including authors, artists, and world leaders from Willie Nelson to Nelson Mandela.
Inspired by the ancient African concept of ubuntu, which emphasizes human connectedness—I am what I am because of who we all are—Zuckerman set out to gather and communicate the lessons his extraordinary subjects have learned about love, work, the environment, and conflict resolution. “We live in a confusing and fast-changing world,” says the filmmaker. “It’s a great time to look to our elders, to see what they have to say that can help us.”

Special thanks to Lesley for posting this first. Thanks Les !!