Back in the Great Land, and the state has gone full-on into winter, with overnight temps frequently in the teens – below – and almost a foot of snow in the last couple of days. But up until a week ago we were in the relatively balmy environs of eastern Iowa, getting some quality grand-parenting in.
I’ve warned our kids – at least, the two that have already reproduced – that as time goes on, Grandpa is going to do his best to convince grandkids to move north. We’d love to have the kids move up sooner, of course, but all four of them are pretty settled in place for now. So I’ll be working on the next generation. Having my stout grandsons around to help pack moose meat out of the bush as I get older and more crotchety would be a help, among other benefits.
On To the Links!
Granted, Elon Musk has gotten pretty good at telling people to bugger off. That’s one of the things I like best about him.
Indiana Jones 5 is going to be a huge pile of suck. Lucas should have stopped after The Last Crusade, but his ever-increasing neck has taken over all his creative processes. He’s more monster than man, twisted and evil.
This Week’s Idiots:
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Back in the day, one of the off-the-wall bands I was interested in was Traffic. Formed as a “psychedelic rock” band in 1967, Traffic originally included lead singer/keyboards/guitarist Steve Winwood (formerly of the Spencer Davis Group), drummer/singer/writer Jim Capaldi, guitarist Dave Mason and woodwind player Chris Wood.
Traffic is probably best known for tunes like Dear Mr. Fantasy and The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, I’ve always been fond of one of their lesser-known pieces. Shanghai Noodle Factory was originally released in 1969, on the album Last Exit, and then later re-released on the 2007 compilation album Feelin’ Alright: The Very Best of Traffic. Here, then, is that wonderful, off-beat tune. Enjoy.