One of my all time favorite TV shows is Justified – great cast, great writing, great stories:
The theme song is a lot of fun too. Kind of a mix of Bluegrass and Rap – yeah, it’s a little mindblowing.
So I went looking for it on Amazon and found this version that is called “Long Hard Times To Come (Theme from the F/X TV Series “Justified”)” but if you know the song or the show, you’ll recognize the lyrics but note it’s just a “cover” of the show’s theme song.
The actual theme, as done by Gangstagrass is also called “Long Hard Times To Come (Theme from “Justified”)” but is only available from the iTunes store. Weird. But for $129, it’s worth the hassle.
More than you maybe ever wanted to know about a pint of Guinness – but with the bonus of a lovely Irish accent!
Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi, in the October 25th issue says, “What we Americans go through to pick a president is not only crazy and unnecessary but genuinely abusive”.
NO FUCKING SHIT.
Ask anyone who grew up in another western democracy (I’m from Canada) and they’ll tell you the American Process is a colossal mess. And there’s no way to fix it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t think about it.
What would you do to fix the process? If I gave you one wish but with the caveat that you had to use it to make American elections better, what would you do? What are some examples of how the process is better/different in your country? What are some ideas you’d like to see implemented here in the US? I’ll start:
1) In Canada, the election of the Prime Minister has a set time limit. The length of election campaigns can vary, but under the Elections Act, the minimum length of a campaign is 36 days. But because election spending is strictly controlled and limited to X amount of dollars, elections tend not to be too much longer than that.
2) Campaign spending limits. The amount of money spent on this election is utterly insane.
3) All TV ads must have prior approval before broadcast. We would set up an unbiased commission that would investigate the claims made in campaign advertisements. If the ads are not true, they can’t be broadcast.
4) All negative attack ads will cost four times as much a positive ads.
I’ve got lots more ideas but I want to hear yours.
This is Major, the sweetest German Shepherd in the world, being fed. And not just being fed – being fed FROM A FORK!
He owns Michel and Hannamari and he has trained Hannamari to feed him like this. He’s an awfully smart dog.
Peter Jones of Cycle World has an article in the November 2012 issue called “Can I Test Drive Your Personality?” (seemingly not online yet) about loaning your motorcycle to others.
What caught my attention was this funny section:
A measure of how improper it is to ask if you can ride someone else’s bike is that simply touching someone else’s motorcycle is forbidden unless they are a friend and have been invited to do so.
Yet, once, while I was walking with a friend through a parking area at a bike event, a stranger joined us while we admired a MV Augusta America. Without warning, this stranger reached out and grabbed the handlebars. We jumped back in horror.
My firend asked him, “Is this your bike?”
The guy replied, “No but I sure wish it were!” Then he threw a leg over it. We shrieked like little boys!
My friend asked him, “You don’t actually own a motorcycle, do you?” The guy answered, “No, why?”
At that point, we had two choices: Either try to educate this guy about the rules of motorcycling, or run from him before he touches the wrong bike at the wrong moment and we witness a violent crime we knew we wouldn’t raise a hand to stop.
Girls are, of course, exempt from the rule of not touching a guy’s bike. That’s because if a girl touches your bike, it means she wants to have sex with you.
Or so guys like to think…
Hilarious story inside a piece about the etiquette of allowing people to borrow your bike. I’ve had a couple of bikes – a cruiser that got mistaken for a Harley and a sport tourer that people didn’t seem to know what it was – that occasionally attracted attention. But no one was ever bold, stupid or rude enough to touch them without asking permission (which was always happily given) first.
If I had ever seen someone actually sitting on my bike without my permission, they’d be very lucky to only get yelled at and threatened. In the right mood, I might have, at the very least, punched them in the chest…
So, if you ever want to sit on a stranger’s bike, hang around and politely ask them. 99% of the time, they’ll say yes.
Or…be a girl and just sit on the bike…:)
A man convicted of smuggling in Sweden outwitted his jailers by sneaking in a friend to serve most of his yearlong sentence, prison officials said Friday.
The identity of the false convict was discovered only when he’d been released on probation after serving about two-thirds of his friend’s sentence.
I love my friends but HELL NO…
It’s carbonated but also sodium free, caffeine free, gluten free and calorie free. More importantly, it’s tasty and refreshing.
The Prince Charles Cinema is said to be employing volunteer “ninjas” to regulate good behavior among the audience. The term “ninja” is being used loosely here — they’re really more like glorified ushers in black skintight bodysuits — but whatever you want to call them, it’s certainly an interesting way to keep the peace.
I’d volunteer to be a ninja if I were allowed to silently sneak up on rude moviegoers AND SLIT THEIR THROATS….