Monday, September 18, 2017

Dad still listening to Herb Alpert and Finnish jazz

Our dad was listening to real old stuff, like even a couple years before him. That Herb Alpert stuff.

Then we had a Finnish exchange student from Pietarsaari for a year. He went home and for at least ten years Jaakko sent dad Finnish jazz. Stuff like this.

The thing is, he will play some easy listening stuff from Sirius satellite radio when he drives. But he never buys music. It's this stuff over and over. He gets better headphones and devices but never changes his music. Weird, huh?

Trump to spray Mexican mosquitoes with DDT

This conspiracy must stop! President Trump has found out that DDT was banned for no good reason. The insects have been multiplying for decades and now are bringing in the Zika virus. They must be stopped. With the EPA on its last legs, this should be an easy task.

The first thing we will do is pay the chemical giants for making the required metric tons of the material. No Chinese DDT will be used.

Then American pilots will spray along the the border and the wall. The wall itself will be harnessed to spray DDT on the Mexican side daily. Until then, planes will be used.

Golf courses around the country will be freed of mosquitoes after that.

Friday, September 8, 2017

It was going so well for the GOP, then hurricanes!

It was all going so well for the GOP. Nothing was getting passed. Passed bills mean spending. The Republicans do not mind failing, as long as no money is spent as a result. Now silly Trump goes on to pass hurricane relief and, by God, also breaking the debt ceiling! This is unacceptable!

From this point on, the GOP leaders will not pass any bill, whatever it deals with, unless it includes spending cuts or tax cuts.

There will be no exceptions to this rule!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

39 Million of 40 million seller album Rumours now at dumps around the world

With digital media taking over, hit albums of the 70s and 80s and 90s are now collecting at the dump. Some remain as CDs at homes, but as baby boomers die, they too will go to the dump.

Taking an example, investigators found very few copies of Rumours in Des Moines, Iowa, a test city that bought over 10 000 copies as LP and CD. In used vinyl stores, 3 copies were found. At a Saturday flea market and garage sale round up, ten CDs were located. As we said, nearly 90% of the 10 000 are the dump.

Many owners of CDs have given up the medium as they discover that Best Buy has maybe one CD player model that plugs in to the old "strereo". Clock radios with CD player remain more popular.

The CDs are simply collecting dust. Few customers ever try to play the CDs in their DVD player or home theater. Those are left for playing concert videos and 5.1 surround sound DVDs, which were never a major market.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Extremely Comprehensive Prog Collection Lacks Name

London -- 

The work of Trevor Carlyle, 42, an extensive 10 CD collection of progressive rock hits and obscurities has been ready for manufacture for two months. The problem, from marketing, legal and compiler standpoints, has been a name for the collection. "It is extremely comprehensive and well remastered and the liner notes are without parallel in the industry. But we just do not seem to capture the feel of the collection. It's both Hits and Nuggets," Trevor explains. He was able to get Rush live, doing La Villa Strangiato, and pretty much all the bands except Pink Floyd.

The company lawyers will just name it "Pillars of Prog", if no new name comes forth before September first.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Nebraska, The Last Stand Against the Transcanada Crude Tarsand Oil Pipeline

(This post is not satire. Read the ones before and after for entertainment)
This week hearings will be held with the state public service commission, 4 Republicans and one Demorcrat, and one judge deciding on the route of the pipeline. About 500 came to demonstrate on Sunday. It will be a miracle if the commission rules against it, as they always go with business. This time the pipe will be a burden on the state once the oil stops flowing, and even before as it leaks. The environmental permit Transcanada has is worthless, it has no guarantees and no setup for cleanup. This will probably not be considered by the judge who rules on a very narrow set of factors.

The event was organized by Jane Kleeb of The last word cuts off, so just go to the next video by Randy Thompson.

Many locals understand the problems the pipeline brings to the state overall and our clean water rights. The pipe goes through sand, through which the heavy oil will sink to the water table. The pipe is buried 4 foot deep, so small leaks will be unseen. Our rights as a state and its citizens should overrule the 90% of landowners willing to risk their future for a lot of money that will help out in the short run. We can give them tax breaks if they need it to farm.

Some sort of eminent domain process will take the land from the rest of the farmers. it is not clear why, as foreign corporations cannot normally use that.

People were marching around two blocks and returned to the capitol:

Even the small 60 plus year old woman gets her voice heard.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Starlings Join Welfare State

At a zoo in North America, several starlings have made their way into a zoo aviary.

There the starlings get free food with the ibises and other zoo birds. The aviary has a couple of nest holes, though the starling community only has three adults now. The rest are their offspring.