“President Obama met with the president of Mexico. When asked what it’s like to govern 100 million Mexican people, Obama said,”It can be challenging.” –Jimmy Fallon
“Some more news out of Washington. During a recent interview, a White House adviser said Joe Biden is the reason President Obama got elected both times. Then he said, ‘He’s also the reason we got banned from Applebee’s.'” –Jimmy Fallon
“Congrats to former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary yesterday, and it’s actually the longest presidential marriage since John Adams. Or as Barbara calls Adams, ‘my first love.'” –Jimmy Fallon
“Some areas near Dallas experienced a 3.5-magnitude earthquake, which some blame on fracking. However, scientists say that it was more likely aftershocks from Chris Christie celebrating at the Cowboys game.” –Jimmy Fallon
“Here in New York City, it’s cold. It’s so cold the Republicans want to use the Keystone Pipeline to deliver soup.” –David Letterman
“Scientists are adding an extra second to the year 2015. Yeah. Here’s the bad news. You just wasted it listening to this joke.” –Conan O’Brien
“This is really hard to do but I’d like to change the tone now and briefly mention today’s terrible tragedy in France. Twelve people were killed because a satirical newspaper made jokes that some group found offensive. All of us are accustomed to bad news from around the world. But this story hits home for anybody who mocks anyone.” –Conan O’Brien
“Today’s tragedy in Paris reminds us very viscerally that it’s a right that some people are inexplicably forced to die for. So it’s very important tonight that I express that everybody who works at our comedy show, all of us are terribly sad for the families and people of France and anybody in the world tonight who now has to think twice before making a joke. It’s not the way it’s supposed to be.” –Conan O’Brien
“Our hearts are with the staff of Charlie Hebdo and their families tonight. I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn’t have to be that, it shouldn’t be an act of courage, it should be taken as established law. But those guys at Hebdo had it, and they were killed for their cartoons. For however frustrated or outraged back and forth conversation can become, it’s still back and forth conversation amongst those on … let’s call it team civilization. And this type of violence only clarifies that reality. Of course, of course, our goal tonight … is to not make sense of this, because there is no sense to be made of this. Our goal, as it is always, is to keep going, keep calm and carry on, or whatever version of that saying is in your dorm room.” –Jon Stewart
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Just a few drips.
Senior piano recital, over about 10–15 minutes ago. Wow!
Seniors as in old people, or seniors in college? Probably college, and by college they ought to stellar. I can imagine it was a wonderful recital.
I had to play in recitals during grade school, GOD I hated them. Had to memorize your piece and that was always so hard. I would be a basket case of nerves by the time I had to walk out on stage. 😦
Washington State University School of Music
If you’re wondering if the tech guy from Exede internet called me “the next 24 hours”….no. No one called. Internet was fast all day, slowed down to 4.61 near 6:00 p.m. It hasn’t dropped to the shocking lows of dial-up yet. Don’t know if that’s because it’s Friday, or if someone at the Exede end made adjustments to my modem. Doubtful they did anything, probably I’m not doing bad because it’s Friday.
So, another example of how no one ever calls you back, or calls when they said they would.
Temp has been around 26° all day. No snow. Had sun the past couple days, lots of my outdoor solar lights were burning the past couple nights. Some that had been totally dark for weeks.
My Jill and her boyfriend are flying to Mexico Thursday to have a vacation together. Quincy will be staying with us, of course. I’m already worried, that’s my job…to worry about the kids all the time. They’ll be on the gulf side of Mexico and said there was no way they would rent a car and drive out into the outback. THANK goodness.
Too cloudy last night to try to spot the comet. Michigan. Cloudy is our middle name in the winter.
Clear here. I’ll look for it later.
Just finished a book called “The Martian.” About an astronaut abandoned on Mars by accident. The other astronauts thought he was dead after witnessing an accident he was in. But he survived, a botanist/engineer. The entire book was what he did to survive, what NASA did at their end, what the crew who were returning to earth did. It was very interesting and I now have a HUGE respect for astronauts, not because they’re astronauts but because of what they know, what they have learned. Can’t be a guy with a GED and expect to become an astronaut.
Everything was math. They could calculate almost everything in their heads. Everything was metric, a mystery to me right there. When they didn’t have enough fuel to get close enough to something in space, one of the crew was told by the captain to make a small bomb. That crew member was a chemist. They needed just a small hole in a door to propel the spaceship closer to where they needed it w/o using the fuel they needed to return to earth. Everyone so damn smart! The stranded botanist could jury-rig just about anything. The things he did, a brain like that…..wow.
It was a interesting book, that’s for sure. Confirmed that I would never, EVER want to go into space.
Ooh, just ordered it. And the Ridley Scott movie will be out this year! Thanks, Carol!
A meter is about 39″.
Can’t see any stars.
I have a club that could help that, 😉
Way late 4 me, sheep-o-thirty me thinks, be back tomorrow with a brand new show!
Kegerator still open for any late arrivals.
Pleased with the last.
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