Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Caturday, GN!
While I’m not a huge fan of this song, the performance by Cuban a capella group Vocal Sampling is rather amazing:
Heh, Mac. I always did like a good argument…
Very cool, Mr. Admin, that teh wheel is now part of the IoT!
And good morning!
Took in Marshall Tucker last night. Not a great show, but glad we went. Packed house, but the lead singer, Doug Gray--the only original member left--is well past his prime and things only really took off when he surrendered lead duties to the younger guys in the band. Wonderful version of Take the Highway with some great flute sections. Pretty awful closing version of Can’t You See which has to be one of the best songs to ever come from the Southern rock genre.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, OriginalK, Fatwa, and Sven!
teh wheel is now part of the IoT!
You mean this thing is on the innertubes?!?!?!?? Why doesn’t anyone tell me these things?
Mrs. Paddy leaves this morning with a work team from her church to go to Loveland, Colorado. They’ll be helping to rebuild from the floods of 2013.
Hai, Sven and Paddy!
Safe journeys to teh missus.
If Jerry makes Teh Squeak part of the IoT, will it automatically add items to my various grocery lists? Because keeping those lists is just so confuzzling and takes hours out of my day. 🙂
Yes, it will. What he doesn’t tell you is that the items are all from Jerrie’s grocery list.
Yes. Maybe being part of the IoT isnt the best idea ever.
Safe travels to your wife, Paddy.
So we were traveling down I-75 yesterday and I saw so many abandoned and shuttered businesses visible from the highway. It occurs to me that if I had the money, I would open a prep store and I’m pretty sure I’d be raking in the big bucks…there’s a seriously apocalyptic mood going on these days and lots of people I would not have expected are quietly stocking up just in case another ‘hunker down’ period is about to hit us upside our collective heads.
Here comes the paranoia…. For my own part, it’s economics I’m chiefly worried about. Does it seem to any of y’all that our economy is being purposefully stressed, what with the DOW taking a dive every other day and then being propped up again on every alternate day? Teh market cycle seems to be speeding up to unmanageable levels.
I don’t know if I am up to this internet of things.
I didn’t get dial-up until years after they quit sending free AOL discs.
I didn’t get cable until years after giant satellite dishes came out.
I still have a landline, my cel phone is a trac phone that I don’t know how to use.
This internet of things may be beyond me. Is it like my automatic prescription refills from Walgreens?
Oh, sorry, my manners got run over by Brenda’s dryer.
And then she backed up and came in while I was slow-typing!
Afternoon greetings, BK!
Yes, I feel that “they” are messin’ and stressin’ us for no good reason. I do believe the destruction of our “way of life” is accelerating. I hope that we still have electricity this time next year…
This morning, I was trying to do something with our pile of big rocks and lava rocks in front of our house. I kinda have a walkway of round stepping stones through the lava. The other stones are just randomly placed to hold down the ground screen that is under the lava. looks kinda crappy, but at least it looks like it will be something one day. Ha!
See ya later
Hey, Rabbit -- I’m currently tentatively marking the Chinese and the Fed as the them and they’s … but who knows, really? I’m just looking at empty storefronts and comparing that to the everything is just fine and getting mo’ bettah every day rhetoric coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Well, that and the daily roller-coaster DOW averages.
The economy may be sucking for the average American, but hey, the official unemployment rate just dropped to 5.1%. Don’t y’all feel better, now? Nevermind that the labor participation rate is the lowest it’s been since 1977 and that middle class wages are stagnant and lower class wages have declined, the Official Word® is that Things Are Getting Better!
…the Official Word® is that Things Are Getting Better!
And my check is in the mail, too; I’m just sure of it.
You just know things are teh suckage when even ZOG is behind in it’s obligations.
Internet of Things:
Mac is a happy gerbil. There is a company that sells DVD copies of old movies, serials, and TV shows. These are public domain and their sources can be video tape, film or whatever from private collections and such. Some are pretty good, like a video tape of a tv broadcast, some are bad, almost unwatchable. Many of these I have never seen anywhere else. The first series I bought was Men Into Space, a show from 1959 or so that was only on for one year, 37 episodes. I had never seen it rebroadcast, probably because of the limited run, but I consider it one of the best if not only, true science fiction series. They seemed to have a lot of help from NASA or the Air Force and the problems they dealt with were those early space men would expect. The solutions required imaginative engineering, not deus ex machina or Scotty inventing a framalstatic regurgitater. I know I’ve talked about it before but that was the first show I bought from this company as they were the first place I found it after years of looking. I have gotten some other programs from them but none as important to me as that one.
They recently offered another old favorite I remember from my childhood, The Silent Service, about real submarine missions from wartime. The were introduced and narrated by a retired Admiral and combined wartime footage with actors recreations. They often interviewed some of the real people portrayed at the end. It was again just one year so I never saw it repeated but I have always remembered it. I ordered it at once, hoping it was watchable. It came today and I am busy transferring it to my PC as AVI files. It is quite good under the circumstances. There are flags saying “insert commercial here” at appropriate places so it seems to be from the media supplied to TV stations. I never thought I would see this again.
These are probably too old for most gerbils to remember but I always remembered them as some of the best I had seen.
Happy! Dive, dive, dive!
I remember you posting a link to “Men Into Space” some months ago; the episodes I watched were amazingly good for their time.
It was kind of an engineering geek’s dream. I forgot those ended up on U-Tube. That was after I bought it.
The Silent Service always starts with a submarine surfacing at a very steep angle and with music I still remember after over 50 years.
Here is the Intro.
Completely unrelated to quality TV of old (I’m going to have to look up those series -- thanks, Mac!) -- I saw this description of pansexuality:
Although the terms do overlap, “pansexual” and “bisexual” mean two different things. Bisexuality is defined as the attraction to at least two (sometimes more) genders -- not limited to just cis men and women. The prefix “pan” originates from Greek, meaning “all” or “every”. Pansexual people are attracted to all kinds of people, regardless of their gender, sex or presentation. There are several genders, and while some trans people do not fit into the traditional gender binary, some do. So for example, while a bisexual cis woman may be attracted to cis men and women, I am attracted to cis people, trans people, demigender people, and genderfluid people, to name a few.
I admit to just shaking my head at what appears to my cis-gendered, heteronormative, white-privileged mind as mere mental masturbation.
You are a tower of eloquence, Paddy.
Crap. I need to get out more: I had to to look up a definition for “cis.”
Yeah, I know the term from chemistry. It’s the opposite of ‘trans’.
Good on you, Mac. A neat find. Enjoy.