Spring seems to be (finally) coming to the Great Land. After weeks of prevailing winds blowing out from south-central Alaska into Cook Inlet, dragging cold air down from above the Arctic Circle, the last few days have finally dawned warmer. By the weekend we should have temps in the low fifties and sunshine.
That, of course, is a recipe for wet and muddy surroundings, but at least the new house is on high ground. According to the folks who we bought the house from, who left us detailed notes, the slope keeps the yard and the upper driveway fairly dry during snow-melt. Over the next few days, we’ll see for ourselves.
And yes, we still love it here. More than we expected we would, and we expected we would love it a great deal. Breathing the free air of Alaska is like taking a step into a new world.
On that note…
On To the Links!
This is cool: Possibly the earliest map in Europe.
Hungry? Try slapping your meat.
Nuclear fusion by 2030? Maybe, but that’s a song we’ve heard before.
Casting for Indiana Jones and the Nursing Home of Doom is under way. Or will it be Raiders of the Lost Bedpan? Kingdom of the Crystal Colonoscopy? Either way, this is a franchise that jumped the shark on the last installment and needs to just drop.
Good point. Markets aren’t always “fair” but usually get things right.
This Week’s Idiots:
Salon’s Dean Obeidallah is an idiot. (Anyone else sensing a pattern, here?)
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) responds to idiots. Honestly, Senator, don’t bandy words with morons. You’ve proved nothing when you’ve bested a fool.
Idiot David Hogg gets his comeuppance. Haw haw haw!
Man, I had the hots for Debbie Harry back in the day. Here’s a representative piece of her work, also from back in the day; this is Blondie’s 1980 hit Call Me, from the soundtrack of the Richard Gere – Lauren Hutton grenade American Gigolo, an execrable movie but not a bad song. Best of all, Call Me featured a smoking hot lead singer, the aforementioned Debbie Harry. Enjoy.