8404 – BANGS! Monday Already? I feel like I’m still in the 70s.

Nice to be relieved of on-call by EN yesterday…. I really prefer to have my weekend to myself, if it can be helped. Lovely rain all day Sunday, and I didn’t do much in way of walkies, due to the foot boo-boo.


Feeling nostalgic for the mid-late 70s… Remembering imprints from the first decade of life, or thereabouts. Sort of funny…so many of folks I know and talk to regularly weren’t even protein yet in 1975. Oh, for the good ol’ days of eating Cap’n Crunch in front of the boob tube watching cartoons or whatnot before the sun has even come up, without a care in the world. Bro still just about 2 years old or so… My Dad about a decade younger than I am now, Momster even younger than that. Only responsibilities are not to wake anybody up.. maybe do a little coloring, or read a book about dinosaurs with word searches and connect the dots at the end of each chapter.

Even as a munchkin, I had to have mixed media piped into my skull… tv, reading, writing, coloring, action figures (or tiny ones, like army men/cowboys and indians cast in plastic).. usually all at the same time. I’m the only person I know that drew crayoned outlines on paper of my GI Joe and Hulk Dolls. Not that I was playing coroner, or anything. I just liked filling in the silhouettes in different poses as a kind of multicolored version of Hiroshima shadows, usually in multiple overlays.

I still remember that Hulk doll with the torn purple pants and the left leg repaired with a nut and bolt across the knee by my dad. More flashback-type stuff from that period.


From ZDNet:

The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like Amazon.com, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it.


Juliabee put me onto heifer.org – Nifty sounding group to help teach folks self-reliance.

Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth and they do that by working with communities. Heifer provides families with training and a livestock gift. The family then has hope for a sustainable future and they in turn become donors by passing on the gift of the animal’s offspring to another family in need. Take a look at this video to learn more about this organization that helps families all over the world.

Some interesting packages… the honeybees, chicks and the goats, for example. (the other packages)


If we had more Zombies, we wouldn’t need to worry about gas prices.

zombie cart


Random Scotto factoid – I like the Smothers Brothers.


Moment of Lyric – (video)blondie_heart_of_glass

Once I had a love and it was a gas, soon turned out had a heart of glass.
Seemed like the real thing, only to find mucho mistrust.
Love’s gone behind.

Once I had a love and it was divine.
Soon found out I was losing my mind.
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind.
Mucho mistrust.
Love’s gone behind.

In between “what I find is pleasing” and “I’m feeling fine”, love is so confusing.
It’s no peace of mind if I fear I’m losing you.
It’s just no good, you teasing like you do.

Once I had a love and it was a gas, soon turned out had a heart of glass.
Seemed like the real thing, only to find mucho mistrust.
Love’s gone behind.

Lost inside adorable illusion and I cannot hide.
I’m the one you’re using please don’t push me aside.
We could make it cruising, yeah.

Yeah, riding high on love’s true bluish light
Ooh ooh ooh whoa x4

Once I had a love and it was a gas, soon turned out to be a pain in the ass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find mucho mistrust.
Love’s gone behind.


Hurricane Stuff via Infomaniac

A Failure to Communicate: Politics, Scams, and Information Flow During Hurricane Katrina in Searcher. Discussion of Websites, jornals and coverage from two library professionals at Western Washington U.

IbisEYE,hurricane forecasting tool (using Google Maps) from Sarasota herald tribune. Also has tracks of all Florida-landing storms since 1851. (I really dig this)


I had to seach the Far out Space Nuts… Youtube didn’t let me down.

Oh man… I forgot about Honky. Even at 6 years old, I put on the “aw, geez” face. Got to love the name “Honky” though.

Opening themeEnd Credits theme

See also Dr. Shrinker, Lost Saucer, Electrawoman and Dynagirl (I had a huge crush on Dynagirl… when I was 8.), Land Of The Lost

That really explains a lot of how I turned out.

Other Disturbing moments of TV history – the evoloution of Three’s Company – Pilot credits –

Three’s Company Unaired Pilot TV Theme #1– no lyrics, just “do dee do dee doot doo”

Three’s Company Unaired Pilot TV Theme #2

The strongest elements were there from the get-go, Jack and the Ropers.

Additional Schmaltz – Courtship of Eddies Father on youtube. At times, I’m a colossal sap.


For later ref – Tomi’s Vette

vette


1 year ago – Going postal, free pie, Global Frequency, Who, Kim Possible, writing, JC & fish sammiches, mouse update, UN food force, Hav, Work Sanity, fridge cleanup, Chloe-pup, sweet farm girl mp3, Hunter-Newt face pics (vs. a paper strip),

2 years ago – Astronauts, Hound Dogs, doodles, $0.21, CoH rough, Camels vs Tigers, Hustler Store on its way.

3 years ago – there-music, vampires, Bollywood posters, billy the kid

4 years ago – wondering about hover cars and jetpacks, mad shark, bad tattoos,rainbow in every teardrop, kid at work day, wondering about my own,Freedom force supers, misc bro & Danny get togethers

5 years ago – irenic & potatory, recovering from yuck, idea12, waving, coffeeflavored cereals, evil news, html brad hoax, plucking out a worm, lovestruck

6 years ago – fooling myself, Superman is JC, site poetry via cmdrtacoGeotarget

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