They Both Kinds of Music: Country -- and Western.

Kenyan country artist “Sir Elvis”

Here is an interesting piece in The New York Times about the popularity of country music in, of all places, Kenya.

Sir Elvis, dressed in a yellow and black plaid shirt, jeans, boots and a black cowboy hat, tuned his guitar under the wooden roof and neon beer advertisements […]

Review: Red Eye with Tom Shillue

Greg Gutfeld announced he was leaving Red Eye and the show began rotating different men and women in the host spot. On Greg’s last show, when this plan was announced, I turned to my wife (the lovely, Mrs. Firefly) and said, “Please don’t let Tom Shillue be the new host.”

We watched the ensuing […]

Review: The Greg Gutfeld Show

With his announcement he was leaving “Red Eye” and “Red Eye’s” ensuing hiatus I anxiously awaited the premiere of Greg Gutfeld’s new show, the eponymous, “Greg Gutfeld Show.” With so many weeks to prepare I expected great things and I was not disappointed.

Oops, I meant to write I was disappointed. I wanted to […]


Sandy island appeared nautical maps for over a century… It doesn't exist.

There are no uncharted places left on Earth. Or are there? Take it away BBC.

Nevertheless, even digital maps skew toward the things that their users deem most important. Those areas that the majority sees as unworthy of attention – poor neighbourhoods […]

Mash-Up Monday -- Wednesday Edition

Hell yes!!!


Freedom Portrait A woman takes off blackness after reaching safety, #Kurds #YPG contrld area, west #GireSipi #Rojava

— Jack Shahine (@jackshahine) June 4, 2015

I cannot express how much I like this photo of a woman leaving ISIS-held territory.

Like Making Love in a Canoe

Anheuser-Busch pulls a solid for the victims of Texas flooding:

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch stopped production at its Georgia brewery this week to instead produce drinking water for those affected by a deadly bout of historic flooding and storms in Texas and Oklahoma.

Anheuser-Busch said it had stopped beer production at its Cartersville brewery in […]

Sunday Open Thread

My grandfather learned to love cribbage in England during WW2.

Monday Morning Mashup (Wednesday Edition)

Duff and Krist, you mad geniuses!

Real Wild Geese

Nigeria hired a squad of South African mercenaries to wage a secret war on Boko Haram. From the Telegraph

With their roots in South Africa apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after just three months on the ground, a squad of grizzled, ageing white mercenaries have helped […]