Seriously, who pays this kind of cash for a watch? I carry a pocket watch, and I didn’t skimp on my most recent one; the labeled price when I found my current good watch was $1,275, but since the jewelry store where I found it had maintained it in stock for three years, I talked them into letting me have it for $350. I gather nobody besides me carries a pocket watch any more.
I have a much cheaper watch (around $30) that I carry in my overalls bib pocket when I’m choring, as I reckon the chance of losing or breaking it when working outdoors is a lot higher.
Pocket watches are kind of passé, sure, but I guess I’m a little odd in not liking anything on my hands or wrists. I don’t wear any rings either, and I’m not even a fan of long sleeve shirts, although here in Alaska they are kind of necessary most of the year.
But seriously – who pays $4-5-6,000 for a watch? I’d be paranoid beyond words that I’d lose it or break it. I ask you, True Believers, can any of you explain this?
On To the Links!
There are too many deer? The one solution that’s only hinted at and never discussed: Let people hunt them! These locales get deer population reduced, people get healthy, tasty, free-range venison – win-win!
Joe Manchin is pissed. What he shouldn’t be is surprised that Senate Dems fucked him over.
Hey, stupid, it doesn’t matter if the Supreme Court is in tune with public opinion or not. That’s not their job. Their job is to decide issues against the Constitution. Seriously, watch some Schoolhouse Rock.
The Nation’s John Nichols (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot. I’m sensing a pattern here.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Let’s have something a little different this week. Anyone who has been following along on my cultural tidbits on Wednesday already knows I’m a fan of classic rock and country music, but I’m also fond of classical music. One piece I really like (despite not being Catholic) is Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, which I understand is meant to be an operatic presentation of the Catholic funeral mass.
A while back, while on a classical music binge, I found this version by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. Take a look at all the amazing talent in this one concert hall; it’s awe-inspiring. Now, classical music is probably racist or something, even when composed by an Italian guy. Putting that lie to bed is this great rendition which, at about 36:00, reveals their amazing lead bass, who appears to be Japanese. Singing in Latin, of course.
This is an hour and a half long, but if you want to hear the best bit, skip to about 9:39 for the movement Dies irae. Enjoy!