Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The state slowly raises the temperature on the pot of water...

...hoping that we citizen frogs will not notice until it's too late. Yet another example of the fascistic tendencies of government leeching into our everyday lives is provided in the strange story of Aaron Heuser and his nightmarish trip aboard Amtrak.

I guess I was misinformed

I always thought Memorial Day was about honoring our fallen heroes. But apparently it's just a day on which we celebrate the president's fondness for ice cream.

Monday, May 25, 2015

In remembrance of those who gave their all

Stumbled across this by blessed accident. The body of USMC corporal – and member of the Lakota tribe – Brett Lundstrom, who was killed in Iraq in 2006, is returned home for burial. The photo of the body, with the eagle feather, really got to me. Hauntingly beautiful.

There walked a warrior.


Monday movie

The famous motorcycle scene from The Great Escape, featuring Steve McQueen.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday funnies

This guy has a real rear for music.

Dog figures out a problem in stick logistics.

Ewww, bugs!

Police are looking for a burglar named Bob.

Inter-service rivalry within the military is a fertile source of humor. Here is a good explanation of the differences between the branches...

One reason the Services have trouble operating jointly is that they don't speak the same language.

For example, if you told Navy personnel to "secure a building," they would turn off the lights and lock the doors.

Army personnel would occupy the building so no one could enter.

Marines would assault the building, capture it, and defend it with suppressive fire and close combat.

The Air Force, on the other hand, would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five stomp off with Jack, You're Dead.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Functionally indifferent"

That's one of the best descriptions I've seen yet of Obama's attitude toward the chaos in the Middle East.