Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This is a classic.

Check out this AP article about a goodin drunkin German. I loved it when I lived in Germany and would get buttass wasted. It was always an adventure trying to get home. I never figured out why until I read this article. It was always freakin cold. The summers were great but that shit lasted like 3 months if that and it was gone. And I mean gone. Anyway this is a great read...
BERLIN — An early-morning German bank customer had a bit of a shock when he found a horse already in line at the automatic teller machine in front of him. It seems the horse's owner, identified only as Wolfgang H., had a bit too much to drink the night before and decided to sleep it off inside the bank's heated foyer, police said Tuesday.

The 40-year-old machinist told Bild newspaper he had had "a few beers" with a friend in Wiesenburg, southwest of Berlin, and decided to hit the hay in the bank on his way home.

"It was late, it was already dark and cold," he was quoted as saying.

Confronted with the lack of a hitching-post, he brought the 6-year-old horse, named Sammy, in along with him.

When a customer came across the horse and sleeping rider in the bank at 4:15 a.m. Monday, he called police, who then came and woke the owner up and sent him on his way.

No charges were filed, but there might be some cleanup needed: Apparently Sammy made his own after-hours deposit on the carpet.

Spring Haiku

as days pass, tides ebb and flow
a warm wind blows east

Friday, April 20, 2007

Spring time sure makes people crazy.

Is more proof needed other than this and this? I mean come on 3 days apart? In the spring?

I dont know. No of it makes any sense. And I know thats been said a million times. But what else descibes that? I mean besides selfish, arrogant, demented, etc. etc. We know how to descibe it. The media makes sure to throw plenty of colorful and descriptive words at us for these times. But seriously trying to explain it? Good luck. Its all about the mind is my guess. Its apparent where the influences come from. Video games, movies, media, porn, tv, pretty much any where you turn your eyes. And that list is in no particular order. Its just everywhere. Weak minds can't keep that shit off them for long. Eventually you buy into it and that changes everything. Shit we all bought some fantasy at some point. I used to think I was Han Solo or even better Indiana Jones. Then when I got my license, I used to think I was racing when driving. Better yet, all those years of playing GI Joe in the woods convinced my ass to join the Army. I dont know. Its easy to be influenced, its easy to get emotionally scared by love rejected, but we get over that shit. We, as humans, are a resilient bunch of fuckers. Storms tear our homes to the ground, we rebuild on the same fucking spot and say "bring that shit to me again man!". Thats just what we do. But to walk around taking others lives because your girly is giving you grief? That's some selfish weak minded shit.

Daily Zen or Zen Like Substitute

Your breath is the voice
of your soul.

The beat of your heart is
the rhythm of your soul.

Herbs heal,
doctors diagnose
and God cures.

comes from

Happiness is
every human
being's birthright.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Otto freakin Dix. And people like to think war doesn't have an effect on people...

Otto Dix was a German artist that set out to paint some realism about what he saw go down during World War I. In the black and white image, kinda odd he used German soldiers to be the object of that painting. They are seen as scary as hell. I agree. I bet the Nazis didn't like that. I have not completed the write up on Dix, but the man captures what war is better than most I ahve seen. What those guys lived through at Flanders and the Somme is a dent to humanity. No matter which side you were on.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

FDR passes.

On this day in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes away after four momentous terms in office, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman in charge of a country still fighting the Second World War and in possession of a weapon of unprecedented and terrifying power.

Yep, there will never be another president that sit in a wheelchair. People in this day and age couldn't handle that image. Old FDR was luck tv was still in its infancy back then.

Spring Haiku

the years first warm rain
ever changhing weather makes
people walk faster

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spring Haiku

thin layer of frost
clouds obscure first lights warm rays
a robins song plays

F.W. de Klerk

Ha Ha, Joey Albero wants to report the news and how did he miss this? I didn't get to hear the whole speech because I had a pretty rough test. But the article has some good highlights. I am sure the SU website will have a write up on it eventually, then again probably not. But you never know. Anyway there was a huge turn out and I have to say most of the people there were over the age of 60. The music was great, I heard the drums as I walked on campus. It was a nice change coming up out of the tunnel and hearing that. Usually its just an idleing bus sitting there. Either way if you missed it, you missed seeing and hearing a true leader from the 20th century. We don't get many people like de Klerk, known world over, Nobel Peace prize winner, statesman, here in the bury. SU has done a fabulous job of bringing great minds here in the last 10 years. So keep your eyes open for the next act.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Spring Haiku

blades of grass reach up
chilled air refreshes the breath
first light warms the day

Sad news.

Cartoonist Johnny Hart, whose award-winning "B.C." comic strip appeared in more than 1,300 newspapers worldwide, has died. He was 76.

Hart died Saturday while working at his home in Endicott.

"He had a stroke," his wife, Bobby, said Sunday. "He died at his storyboard."

The two comic strips I read over and over without fail were B.C. and Peanuts. And he freakin died at his story board! I am full of sadness at this news. Mr. Hart, you will be missed on so many levels.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Spring Haiku

early spring snow falls
birds search for food, cats hunt them

Friday, April 6, 2007

Spring Haiku

a bite of chilled air
night sky full of stars and moon
a lone crickett speaks

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Great Tennessee Marijuana Cave.

Read this article with pictures. Unfreakin real. That is some mondo work there boys and girls. How the fuck did they hide the electric bill? Unreal. Millions and millions of dollars made there.

Spring Haiku

cold breeze remembers
winters recent passing well
birds eating the seed

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

You daily dose of history for this day in history.

Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away at a nearby motel struck King in the neck. He died an hour later at St. Joseph's Hospital. The death of America's leading civil rights advocate sparked a wave of rioting in the black communities of several cities around the country.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Dr. Zahi Hawass, the man on the scene...

Interesting article here about an ancient eruption that took place in the 17th century BC. Its important because a diaster like this would have killed many. Could have set back the human race. Still there is Dr. Hawass on the scene being the man. Pointin and directing. Hell he just opened a new field of Egyptology with this nugget of info. Like EF Hutton, or in the cas ZH Hawass speaks and everyone listens. This guy may be the Egyptian with the most international face time on publications today. Dude is everywhere. Anyway check the article if you like, its another piece of the prehistory puzzle.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Spring Haiku

solar rays warm skin
tiny buds come into life
life outside four walls