Well wireless actually. New modem purchased and I had a new router I had never installed for various reasons. 3 hours of frustration with the crappy directions and trying to do this on a Macintosh computer (longer story) and I was back online this morning. Should be good to go now.
The joke that is the debt ceiling drama continues on. What bothers me about the whole thing is we are side stepping any serious discussion of finance and spending. The focus now is "raise the ceiling or the world ends" or things like that. Another missed opportunity for any kind of change.
I am going to try and smoke some pork butt tonight. I messed this up the first time I tried it. I am going to put the small butts on the smoker around 10pm and smoke them all night. If I set up the Big Steel Keg correct, it should run all night around 250 degrees. We shall see in the morning if it went ok. These take about 12-14 hours to really be done right.
Broaden your mind with these links.
-Today in 2003 (via Little Bits of History) the last of the old model VW bugs were made. Hated those things, but 65 years in production is a good run.
-I ordered the novel "The Lost City of Z" which is about Percy Fawcett's tragic search for a golden city in the Brazil rainforest.
-The most legendary engine of all time? Maybe the 1969 all aluminum ZL-1 Corvette engine. This was one of the sickest things ever made in the United States.
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One of the best episodes of the TV series Highlander was the double feature of Something Wicked/Deliverance. Duncan Macloud was overwhelmed by a dark spirit after he took his head and turned into a total badass. I actually liked him this way! In the following clip at the 25:00 mark he tries to get help from an old friend but he is now totally lost:
The film "Gaataca" was a wonderful film that sounded a cautious note about the future of genetic prejudice. The final scene with Ethan Hawke getting set to leave on a space trip is a must see:
Some music to roll on the weekend.
Reader C-T was looking for "Personal Jesus" from Depeche Mode because she is in love with singer Dave Gahan. I love this live version:
Watchtower likes Johnny Cash's last tune, "Hurt":
Jim Croce from reader Gawains with "You Don't Mess Around with Jim":
I heard a new version of "Mr. Bojangles" on the radio the other day. I wanted to freaking puke. Instead of a sad song, full of soul and feeling it was changed into some techno pop nightmare for club use. Disgusting and if I were Emperor I would dismiss that version with EXTREME prejudice. Anyways, here is an old version by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:
Two songs to go.
I know I have had this on a few times, but I was in the mood for the "Crossroads Duel": so here it is:
Close the show with a favorite one of mine, Black Sabbath and "Warning":
Added: Rubbed Butts:
Have a good night.