Friday, May 20, 2011

You Can get with This, or You Can get with That!

It rained in the morning and will rain at night but there was a brief period today where some weird yellow/orange glowing disk was in the sky and I had no memory of what it was.

You Can get with This, or You Can get with That!
Borrowed the title from that hilarious Kia commercial.

Got a late start (I know, slowing down in my old age I guess) so instead of a big economic section, I am going right for the good stuff. As things are, I stand by my plan to move to the short side (via ETF's) as soon as next week. More over the weekend.

Friday Night Entertainment
It's on like DONKEY KONG!

49 Million Years Ago
This is the kind of thing that really gets me excited. Researchers applied X-ray tomography to a spider trapped in Baltic Amber. The picture obtained from the front on view is thus (via Geekologie for which I would kill to write for!):

A panoramic video can be seen here. So what's the big deal? THIS THING WAS ALIVE 49 million years ago! The captured spider in amber was once a living thing on Earth. What did it see? What was the Earth like then? What did the night sky look like? I know, all that can be said at any time. This really brings it home to my mind. Great job guys.

Reading List
My friend David Batista has published a short story he wrote called "Hatchling". If you like Sci-Fi works, like I do, go on and take a look this weekend. I will be reading the story right after Friday Night Blogging. Thanks David!

Fun with Pictures
Imagery for the masses.

Looking for Goldilocks
funny pictures history - You see a girl with gold hair pass by? B*tch ate my porrage
see more Historic LOL

Scaring Junior
photobomb that guy - Rocky Horror Childhood Trauma
see more This is Photobomb

If you are not easily offended check out this old comic!

Film Clips
Because we all need to feed the Netflix (NFLX) monster growth engine. Actually I am not a subscriber; I use the Comcast On Demand for most stuff and if I really like a film I buy it. Anyways.

A classic 80's film is "9 to 5" and here Dolly Parton's character gives the boss a dose of his own medicine:

Sorry for the poor quality.

While not a film, the episode of Highlander called "Methuselah's Gift" is one of the more touching of the series. Bear with me here and scan ahead to the 33:33 mark and the dialogue after the fight. So painful and moving. A wonderful moment:

Indeud. So pretty.

Rock Blogging
In honor of Randy "Macho Man" Savage; rock blogging, OOOOOOOHHHHH YAAAAAA!

Ok, just in case the end is at hand I feel I have to play Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction":

You never know.

Reader C-T was on the same vibe and so we are off with "Rapture" by Blondie:

I can imagine rapture with a vintage Debbie Harry, wow did I just type that out loud??? Moving on....

Seems The Cars were on people's minds this week. If you could see the pictures Mr. Watchtower has been sending me of silly awesome engines, you would feel the same way! Thanks so much my man! Let's go with "Candy O":

Sick as all get out. Good pick.

Reader Gawains was looking for some Train with "Hey Soul Sister" and I was surprised by the pick. Live version on tap!:

Good tune Gawains!

My Wife wanted to hear "The Thin Line" by Queensryche, and what the wife wants she gets!:

Good stuff.

Two songs to go!

Ok, honest question. I am banned from playing this tune while driving because I tend to go very fast! Rock out with "Running Free" by Iron Maiden and try to tell me I am crazy?:

"Pulled her at the bottle top, whiskey dancing disco hop!" YEAH!

Last call! Non-Rock bloggers have no idea how hard it is to close a show, I could do this all night.

Gonna slow it down with my girl, Jewel and her heartbreaker tune "Foolish Games":

Almost too much.

Have a good night.


watchtower said...

Crap, I wish I would have suggested REM's "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" to go along with GYSC and CT-Hilltopper's picks.

I didn't watch much wrestling when I was young, but I still felt that a part of my youth slipped away with the passing of the 'Macho Man' today.

getyourselfconnected said...


I actually did watch tons of wrestling (us boxers thought it comic relief) but yes that guy was memorable.

David Batista said...

Doo, dah, DIPPITY! :) Ah, Black Sheep . . . it brings me back!

And -- AHH! That's always been one of my FAVORITEST of scenes out of any Highlander episode. You sure know how to pick 'em, sir! So much heartbreaking pathos. I just love the look on Amanda's face when Methos lays it all out for her. Believe it or not, I know this enitre exchange by heart. I recite it out loud occasionally for no reason -- much to the suffering of the missus.

And, hey, thanks for plugging the story! :)

GawainsGhost said...

Yeah, well, you can't get away with this. You are not going to believe this, GYC.

We got this listing, nice house, good location, $230,000. Pending contract, proceeding to closing next week, then I get this phone call from the mortgage broker. (I thought all these idiots went out of business years ago.) The lender had pulled funding.

Apparently, this stupid buyer had not paid his taxes for 2010. Like someone is not going to notice. This more than stupid mortgage broker asked me if she could get a letter from the IRS granting him a waiver so he could buy the house. Uh, no.

I told her, look, the IRS does not grant waivers. If it comes down to buying the house or paying the IRS, he's going to pay the IRS, with penalties plus interest.

But, but, she started to argue with me, but then he won't have enough money to cover the down payment and closing costs. I look upon that as not my problem. This house is going to sell. The only reason why it hasn't sold already is because your tax delinquent buyer has had it off the market for the last month, while wasting the time and money of everyone involved.


getyourselfconnected said...

David, yes that scene is one of my favorites as well.

geez, it never ends!

All, the good news is my wife is feeling 100% better, the bad news is she is full of energy so the hallway painting project is a go for today! I am off to do wall repair and prep work for the painting later on. My weekend job, construction!

David Batista said...

Glad to hear your wife's feeling better. HOORAY!!!

Now get to work! :)

getyourselfconnected said...

Hallway is all ready for paint tomorrow!