Monday, July 28, 2008

I am sad to report that Historical Wit has run his course.

Alright. Here goes. As those of you who are close to me know, I have a new job at my old job. My new job has me on the road a lot. Which has cut into my personal time. Bummer I know. So I have been looking around to see where I can trim the fat. And Historical Wit ended up on the chopping block. This will be my final blog post on this blog. Now that doesn't mean I am don with bloggin. I have another blog I have been moonlighting on for some time. Nothing big, nothing great. Just a fresh start with my real name and what I am really passionate about. And shameless promotion of myself. Does this mean I am cutting ties with all of you? Hell no. All my peeps that I adore, send me an email and I will hook you up with the 411. I will leave this blog up until I get emails from all those whom I am looking for emails from. You know who you are.

Thanks for reading. It has been a pleasure.

Monday, July 21, 2008

2008 Hurricane Season.

Off the hook! I will try to get to this later. Pressed for time right now. Remember the NHC website. It is in my sidebar. Check it out.

Bond update, kind of a funny one.

Daniel Craig Forced To Wear Lifts In New "Bond" Film

There is a typo in there, Craig aint 22.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Greetings. Just an update.

I am sorry for not posting with regularity this past week or so. I have made a step up at my job and now I am out of the office much more than I used to be. But thats ok cause soon I will have a laptop and things should be back to normal or semi normal soon. I can't post like I used to cause I got a shadow at work now and can't have them watch me post up neat stuff I find online. So please bear with me while I weather the storm and I will get back up and running soon enough. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center

Pretty strange for a storm to go this deep this early in the summer.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Welcome Bertha.

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2nd offering of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane season. Look all the way to the right of this wide view map. We will keep an eye on it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

5th Anniversary of Bush's 'Bring 'em On' Boast on Iraq Is Today

5th Anniversary of Bush's 'Bring 'em On' Boast on Iraq Is Today
Remember this? Compared to other quotes from other presidents, this has got to be near the bottom.

Monday, June 30, 2008

I removed myself from Pro MD Gazzette.

For my own reasons, mostly because I was tired of getting my posts here posted there by mistake. I am a simple guy, there is only so much confusion I can handle.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Can you tell I want to go fishing?

A Fisherman

Studying texts and stiff meditation can make you lose your Original Mind.
A solitary tune by a fisherman, though, can be an invaluable treasure.
Dusk rain on the river, the moon peeking in and out of the clouds;
Elegant beyond words, he chants his songs night after night.

A zen poem for you to ponder as you read your morning rounds. I am experiencing so coffee ground crappy beverage. Tamp that shit down. Don't let is go over the side. Don't make me dump the whole pot. Damn it man!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Impressionism Art is a good find.

Found in Goodwill and auctioned for $40 grrr. It pays to have an interest in art people. I met a friend of my wife recently and as we were touring his new digs, i noticed a nice sea scape painting on the wall with Winslow as the signature. Which if you know, Homer was all about the sea. Its it real? Will let you know when I do.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tropical Atlantic Visible Imagery - Satellite Services Division

Tropical Atlantic Visible Imagery - Satellite Services Division

Look at that long line of cloud formation at the bottom. Things like that don't happen all the time you know.

Hugo anyone?

Some times I get lost looking at old hurricane data. Like today, most of you stop by and expect to see some witty something or the other and got pretty much nothing. Sorry about that. I got lost in the NHC website. I came to my senses somewhere in the Hugo archive and thought I would bring this back and post it for you to look at. Here we are 25 days into the 08 season and I am already diggin in the past for something to write about. Hopefully this will be a quiet storm year and I get more time to do stuff like hurricane research.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Now that is a sink!

Ammonite washbasin. Those are the words you are looking for. I wish everyone was this creative with their housewares. I don't think I would want to brush my teeth in this, but it would be super phat in my powder room.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Haiku

rabbits eat clover
tomatoes grow rapidly
hummingbirds fly past

Hello summer!

Check out this. What a way to kick off the summer sol. This is in the Austrian Alps. Pretty neat looking. When I lived in Europe, I grew to appreciate the fact Europeans with thrown down a fest for just about anything. Springfest, Summer solstice, Octoberfest, Hrvest fest, Fasching, whatever the occasion there can be or already is a fest. The main point is to get out and join arms with the other villagers, sing and be merry. Or sit around and talk about how the old fest was harder but more rewarding and the new fest is a shadow of its former self. But talk like that comes after a few beers. Anyway I am getting carried away because I went and got a 12 pack of Sol beer and made shelves in my garage all weekend. On Saturday, I did take note of where the sun came up and went down on my horizon around my house for vegetable and gardening tips. Alright look closer at those mountain fires.
Pretty neat stuff huh? What did you do for this fresh new season we are starting now?

Friday, June 20, 2008

I gots some international flava!

Alright peeps from around the world. My little map up there is showin me I get hits from all over. What up South Africa? What up Europe? Sorry to lump all you Europeans together, I know you are all adamant about your independence, but to us lumps across the pond, you are just Europe to us. Its a good thing you put that EU thing together, it just cuts down on confusion. Or adds to it. Depends on where you stand I guess. Either way since its summer again, I want to bring back the food idea of the week. Its summer, time to eat food and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

First, we grill. We grill a bunch of stuff other than cows, pigs, chickens. Somewhere along the way, even before I met my wife, I decided that beef didn't digest to well in my system. I would eat a steak or a burger and that shit would sit in me like a rock. Eventually it grossed me out. Hey some of you can eat iron and shit bullets. Thats great, it just aint me. So I keep my meat to turkey and seafood. We don't miss much in the way of traditional food, you know the burgers, dogs, kabobs, and all that jazz. So here is a favorite of our household for you.

This come from Rob Rainford. Who? If you don't know, I ain't telling you. Catch his show, you will not be disappointed. This turkey burger works good on a bun or in a pita. Left overs in a wrap kick ass for a Monday lunch.

Turkey Burgers

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (15ml)
  • 3 x green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 x garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp grated ginger (10ml)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (15ml)
  • 1/2 tbsp all spice (7.5ml)
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander (7.5ml)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 x large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (60ml)
  • 1/3 cup silvered almonds, optional (75ml)

Turkey Burgers

  1. Preheat grill to 375°F/190°C or medium high heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. With cold-water dampened hands, shape into a 4, ¾ -inch thick patties. Place on tray. Cover and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  3. Lightly oil the grate and grill each burger for 6 minutes per side, or until entirely cooked through. Serve as a sandwich in pita, bread or on a burger bun garnishing if desired with tomato, onion, lettuce and yogurt.

Then to balance it out, get a big pile of greasy fries and some cold beer. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Big Moon Pimpin cheese...

Taken last night at the Temple of Poseidon in Greece. Pretty Phat.