Archive for January, 2010


January 28, 2010

Is an “iPad” at all similar to a “MaxiPad?”


January 26, 2010

Is this what Conservatives do at work and play?  Didn’t they learn anything at Watergate?

Sherlock Holmes

January 26, 2010

Once more into the Cinema!  Off to see SHERLOCK HOLMES.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I’m not well read as to the canon.  However, the film was grand fun.  When checking, I learned that Holmes was a very good bare-knuckled fighter, knew martial arts & rather upset between cases.  I also liked the portrayal of Watson. I just didn’t like the fat, bumbling way he is often portrayed.  Looking forward to the sequel.

Whew! I was worried there for a moment.

January 26, 2010

Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

Yes, they do!

January 13, 2010

IMHO Balrogs do have wings!

Feds turn a profit, of all things.

January 12, 2010

The Fed will return about $45 billion to the U.S. Treasury for 2009.  —  I’m sure the Republicans will find a way to protest this.

Vroom, Vroom! [Part 2.]

January 8, 2010

I just learned that Chevy had picked up my order on the 6th.  YEA! Now I wait until I get word that they are building the car.  —  Day 11 of waiting, but who is counting!

A film worth seeing.

January 5, 2010

I recently saw “Invictus.” While anything but a rugby fan, I was fascinated by how the game, especially the Big Game caught up the country.  I had seen some material on the back story to the film.  It gave me a better idea of just how great a statesman Mr. Mandela is.  —  While the movie is slow paced, it is by no means boring.  The scenes of the slums reminded me of “District 9.”  —  I can highly recommend this movie.

Ain’t this the truth!

January 2, 2010

When love is not madness, it is not love.  – Pedro Calderon de la Barca, poet and dramatist (1600-1681)

There is a word for it.

January 2, 2010

“Snollygoster”. The words means a ‘’shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician. Sounds about right to me.

However, I do know a few pollies who are shrewd AND principled.  The country needs many more of them.