Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Night Holiday Fireworks!

Ok, I lied earlier when I said I was going to have some economic stuff up. I had a few thoughts fleshed out, but lost the motivation seeing as it is the holiday weekend! The center piece was to be this Paul Krugman item. Paul is coming oh so close to figuring out both the answers to the global debt problem and why he is a clown. Close but I think he will lack the ability to make the final jump. Case in point, from the article:
The Icelandic Post-crisis Miracle
.....The moral of the story seems to be that if you’re going to have a crisis, it’s better to have a really, really bad one. Otherwise, you’ll end up taking the advice of people who assure you that even more suffering will cure what ails you.
See how close he is to figuring out that bad debt must be defaulted on and creditors told the games are up and not a continuous ponzi roll over forever of debt? Can Krugman make the leap????

Second place, Nancy Pelosi has things figured out:
Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs; It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.
Wow, just wow.

Anyways, on with the show.

Friday Night Holiday Fireworks!
I wish all the readers a fun 4th of July weekend. Hopefully you will enjoy the real kick off of the summer.

Creepy Time
I have always loved how Daguerreotype photos look. The process requires the subject to remain as still as possible due to how the film is laid down. This can get really creepy when dead people are pictured next to the living as obviously those alive will move quite a bit. The following pictures are creeping me out big time:


Odds and Ends
Now you can perform the "Truffle Shuffle" just like in the film with your new T-shirt:

"Ok so Michael Jackson didn't stop by my house to use the bathroom! But his sister did!"

What do you know about:

Operation Starfish Prime?

All you need to know about the variety of fudge on Mackinac Island. Who knew?

This sums up the situation with politics in the USA:

Bacon vs Fries. Unreal.

Rock Blogging
Quite a few tunes on tap for tonight!

Reader Watchtower notes that at the start of Billy Idol's song "Blue Highway" the guitar is used to simulate a motorcycle sound! Of course this is going to make the show:

Very nice tune.

Over at the Steel Keg cooking board I got a few requests. A Stevie Ray Vaughn vs. Jimi Hendrix showdown was suggested, but can anyone really beat Jimi besides Randy Rhoads? Here is "Voodoo Chile " by Jimi:

Nasty! Here is the Vaughn version. You decide!

Another from the Keg guys is one from Gaelic Storm. I chose "Drink the Night Away" for reasons that should be clear!:

Never heard them before, but not bad at all.

I lifted this from The Automatic Earth this week, so enjoy "My Hometown" by Springsteen. Fitting for our times it seems:

Such a hard song.

Digging deep for an Ozzy/Randy song I have not played yet brings up "Steal Away the Night":

The energy on that one is amazing.

Two more and then it is really the weekend.

A ladies touch is always needed, so try out Joan Osbourne (no relation to Ozzy!) and *"One of Us":

What a tune!
*(not meant to be religious, I just love the song so don't get all crazy)

Last call! You will need a lighter and a drink to end the show on the right note!

Ok; we need high energy rock, kicking guitar work, fast paced tempo, and some 80's hair!

Meeting all criteria is Poison's "Fallen Angel" which is my favorite Poison tune:

No joke, that is a nifty guitar solo even for a hair band!

Have a good night.


Lurker said...

I think you need to add an addendum: "I'm Not In Love" by 10cc in honor of Mel Gibson.

getyourselfconnected said...

you were late this week! I do addendums from time to time though.

GawainsGhost said...

Actually, I've probably seen Stevie Ray play hundreds of times. He was a regular on 6th Street when I was is in college. I met him on his birthday in 1983, shook his hand and told him how much I admired his work.

I was there when he performed at the Austin Colloseum on his return tour after playing on David Bowie's Let's Dance album. Now that was a concert.

The man could play the guitar. And he could play Hendrix like no one other than Hendrix.

I never got to see Jimi play, but I did get to see Stevie Ray. Both were great. But, as they say, only the good die young.

getyourselfconnected said...

Sorry for any confusion, Stevie is a master, a real genius and I am in no way taking away from him, but vs. Jimi its tough!

watchtower said...

Your right, the Daguerreotype photos are disturbing.

From the Starfish Prime Wiki link;

"These man-made radiation belts eventually crippled one-third of all satellites in low earth orbit."

I had no idea that this had happened.

It seems kind of reckless what they did back then.

getyourselfconnected said...

WT, at the first atomic blast test there was a 5% chance it would ignite the world aflame, but they did it anyay.

watchtower said...

Chicago aldermen seem to be cut from the same cloth as Nancy Pelosi!

"Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, issued a plea: "I also would encourage gangbangers who get those guns unlawfully to stop getting them unlawfully"

getyourselfconnected said...

Looks like tha race in Daytona will be either off or very delayed. Can anything go right this weekend??

Anonymous said...

"I have always loved how Daguerreotype photos look. The process requires the subject to remain as still as possible due to how the film is laid down."

Apparently, that is why noone smiled in early pictures. The smile muscles would relax long before the picture took, resulting in blurry mouths, so they had people relax as much as possible.

Interesting thing about the dead, I never noticed that. Then again, no one is more relaxed than they are!

getyourselfconnected said...

great observations!

Here I was thinking that nobody was even here after the long weekend.