So another bout of sleeplessness and I’m watching Locked Up Abroad on Nat’l Geo network… I glean from this morning’s two episodes two inescapable truths — though one is now moot: NEVER smuggle 62 pounds of heroin into the Soviet Union and NEVER lie on adoption papers in Egypt.
Don’t try to kid us, we know what you were doing…how many times did you see the commercial?
Speaking of Nat Geo, I caught some of the documentary “Inside The War in Afghanistan” last night. I don’t know how many times Soldiers turned into Marines and A-10s turned into C-130′s but it became so distracting that I couldn’t watch it anymore.
Meanwhile “Gold Rush” on DIscovery Channel continues to prove that even stupid people can strike it rich from time to time.
My best discovery was The Men Who Made America about Carnegie, Rockefeller, Ford, etc. Very well done.
Agreed about Afghanistan… I’ve noticed a lot of confusion of soldiers/Marines… understandable by a civilian at home seeing a photo maybe, but a “journalist” or someone who pretends to be able to tell us about the war should know the difference — equipment too.
A friend of mine recommended The Men Who Made America. I’ll have to see if it’s online to watch.
Good stuff… a bit dressed up, but I thought it was fairly balanced (maybe unintentionally so)… they did play fast and loose with people’s lives and fortunes, but they undoubtedly provided a on of things that make most of our lives better and pave the way for freedoms to come, etc.
So, you recommend it?
Why don’t I get the National Geographic channel like all the rest of the cool kids?
Generally speaking, you aren’t missing much except a lot of liberal, evolutionary slant on everything.
Border Wars is none of those.
Me neither. I have AT&T.
channel 263 on U-Verse TCR.
I really appreciate your help, Floyd. But what the heck is U-verse? I thought that was just the AT&T cable service I have. I punch in 263 and the guide jumps from 260 to 264. Is there another button I’m supposed to hit to get U-Verse? I’m.a.dork.
You made me get up out of my sick chair to check my AT&T paperwork. Thanks. I needed that.
Ha Ha Tink!!! Now I can watch NG channel … but I’m still not as cool as you. Showing right now is “Amish: Out of Order.” So, what -fritz- said. I’m flipping back to OSU v. Baylor.
I have Comcast, which is what it is, but it is free so I don’t complain. Although they are having a heck of a time getting my new box activated. How am I supposed to fold laundry if I can’t watch football or Food Network at the same time?
“…they are having a heck of a time getting my new box activated.” TWSS
Some guys just don’t know their way around sensitive equipment.
Hey, leave the cable guy jokes to the professionals…….. Tink, If hitting your box doesn’t activate it, the codes are wrong on your account. When I hit a box it turns on, I’m a trained technician level CT4. Women swoon when I arrive for their appointment.
Ha, I’ll bet. If you could make my box work, swooning would definitely be in the cards.
Yeah, the tech gave me the new box on Monday, it was supposed to be activated on Wednesday, and as of Friday still nothing (except for showing channels 1 – 4 with no picture). I left a message but Mr. Tech has not gotten back to me yet. Grrrrrr.
Get serial number and call 1-888-comcast, we can please you remotely, such power we have… probably a GI or MA or a MT serial prefix, on a sticker on the bottom or on the back. Never call the tech, call the office! Box should activate within 3 minutes, up to 20 minutes for all channels and features to load. As one can tell, not all techs are as thorough as we professionals.
Can you please me on weekends also?
24/7 we roll
Hey…reel it in, Romeo!
All wise and commonsense logic n stuff…
Good morning USA….
I should still be asleep. 6:30 on a Saturday is ridiculous for me, BUT there is an OWL on the roof hooting its head off. I love nature. But I love it more when I’m actually awake.
That is not an owl on your roof…it is I! I was on a cross country trip last night and had to make a pit stop!
She said “hoot,” not “old coot.” (I’m sorry. I apologize. I’m just sick & cranky [ier] today. And you gave it to me. I knew I should have disinfected my keyboard).
My apologies if you have contracted my disease. I practice safe web surfing, so I know not of what you speak!
I’m just glad we don’t have a chimney.
My apologies, then, for what happenened to your flower beds!
Great version of a great carol.
Does this AOL columnist really not like tattoos on NFL QB’s, or is he disguising his hatred of religion in his attack on Colin Kaepernick’s tattoos of Bible verses?
If you want to read Bible verses you can pick up a book called the Bible.I find “body art”(yeah,back in the 20th Century we called’em tattoos!)repellent when it is taken to the point of overkill.Recently saw a guy on TV who rents out his bald head for advertisement:not a bad idea!
So, which is it? Overkill or a decent idea?
At first I found Kaepernick’s tattoos fairly distracting, but they’ve kind of grown on me.
Still livin’ the Life o’ Riley out here — in the middle of laundry while watching TV and doing laps on the InterTubes while putting off straightening up my room. Trying to figure out why wimmin aren’t beating a path to my door. You know – Guy Stuff®.
How’s tings by youse?
The high life around here too: cleaning the manse, doing some online Christmas shopping, swinging by Trader Joe’s for coffee beans for future cups o’ joe, giddy in preparation for my second big screen viewing of the Twilight finale (that’s right – it’s totally happening). You know – Tink stuff.
When does baseball start again?
DANG. And I have not seen it once.
Not that I want to.
Ok, I want to. Just to get it over with.
It is actually better than you probably expect, and a million times better than Breaking Dawn Part 1.
Oh, and I probably would not have seen it twice of my own accord, but I have two friends who wanted to go with me and with kids and men and work we couldn’t go all at the same time.
At least it will be a real championship,80,000 or so in the Georgia Dome.The Hac-12 had it’s last night at Palo Alto…30,000 showed up!
I know… that was disappointing. It was a good game too.
Beats East Asian “singing”,which sounds like some alley cats thrown alive into a meat grinder.
I’m sick. I have what -fritz- had, a kind of computer virus? It dragged on all week and now that the weekend is here, it’s soundly kicked in. So, I’m all flanneled & fuzzied up watching the Fox moneyheads, remembering the time when I had money, and hearing them offer their remedies for our financial free fall.
I have figured it out. When one needs to lose 60-70 pounds, he should just order Diet Coke with his pepperoni pizza and three bags of peanut M&M’s. I’m going to try to tweet my idea to #My2K. (Can I buy peanut M&M’s with an EBT card?)
The Speech John Boehner should make:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, First, the reason we are at this fiscal cliff right now is because for the past 3 years while we in the House have done our Constitutional duty and passed budgets, Senate Majority Harry Reid has, for reasons known only to him, refused to pass a budget. Or even put one up for a vote. And during these negotiations, every time we come close to a deal Obama and Reid move their demands even leftward. Now, in my experience, when you are negotiating in Washington, or any state capital, you try to move to the center but Obama and Reid seem to think differently.
So, with that in mind, here is the budget I am proposing, the Ryan Plan, with some minor adjustments for the current fiscal year. If Reid and Obama do not like it, we are willing to negotiate. We can all meet anywhere, anytime. I’ll bring Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan; and they can bring anyone they want. I also think Pelosi and McConnel should come as well. I hope that we can negotiate and come to an agreement on the budget.
Now, the fiscal cliff comes on January 1st. So, on the morning of December 31st, the House will do its Constitutional duty and pass a budget. A budget that I expect the Senate to at least put for a vote by midnight. Now, if Reid and Obama refuse to negotiate or continue to negotiate in bad faith all the way up until New Year’s Eve then the House will pass the Ryan budget.
That is all, thank you.”
No,Kit,what he should say is “Jump off your m-effing cliff,dawg”.
Pour me a glass!Robert Carlyle and Johnnie Walker:
I just got back from the Nettles Island Christmas parade. My girlfriend’s Mom lives there and they have a huge yuletide decked out golf cart parade, also with local firefighters, county commissioners, and Marines on hand to collect for Toys for Tots. It would have been great without the free hotdogs and beer. Really. While wolfing down the hotdogs, I looked over and there’s Congressman Patrick Murphy (who unseated Allen West). I sauntered over to him, shook hands, and asked him if he could have any infuence on my county’s school board who’re trying to hose us teachers. I pointed out it’s a liberal county and we’re number 44 in pay in the state, haven’t got a raise in 7 years, are going to have to pay for our own healthcare when the district drops it next yeara, while the liberal six-figure school board elites’ pay and healthcare are never cut. He represents my district and didn’t even know about it. I also pointed out that democrats say they’re the champions of teachers, yet democrat school districts get less funding, while republican districts walk the walk and fund schools more. He assured me that he would look into it. Why am I not so assured?
>>Why am I not so assured?>>
Not enough beer?
Probably because beer doesn’t get me drunk.
One great part of the day was when Santa arrived, he said it was great to be on Nickels Island. The MC told him that it was, “Nettles Island.” Then Santa said, “Joe Biden told me it was Nickels Island.”
Awesome. More eggnog for Santa!
More Gog and Magog eggnog for Matt Helm. I’m rocking around the Christmas tree … where I’ll stop, nobody knows.
Matt…. You have a particularly good egg nog recipe?
I have a good recipe and will show you mine if Matt shows us his.
Either take a good bourbon or whiskey and add it to a generic eggnog, or cheap bourbon or whiskey added to a good eggnog. One and a half to two ounces of booze to an eyeballed mixture of eggnog in a mixer loaded with a few cubes of ice (you’re not taking a bath), per drink. After straining the hooch into a rock glass (none other will do), sprinkle grounded cinnamon on top, or insert a stick of it as a garnish, and stir it around a bit ( a bit of grated nutmeg is another option for a topping). A drop of peppermint extract can be a nice touch, too, though the closer you get to Christmas, a candy cane garnish/swirl stick can get you in the spirit.
So take what you got and add liquor….got it.
If you have a hankering for some of the homemade variety, my dad made this every Christmas morning.
Blend egg yolks with sugar. Add milk and light cream. Beat eggs white to soft peak. Whip heavy cream until fluffy. Fold egg whites and whipped cream into yolk mixture. Chill. Serve sprinkled with nutmeg. Have pitcher with brandy nearby for those who wish to add a little to their holiday beverage.
The chef in me loves the recipe. The drunk in me can’t wait that long.
Ok, so you know all the hubbub about raw eggs? Putting brandy, whisky or rum in your nog kills the bad stuff, right? Anyway, that’s my story.