Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hannah Hart Chokes Hard On At Midnight

is still funny but maybe needs to stop trying to monetize her web presence.



Don’t Pee On My Leg And Tell Me It’s Raining

and don’t tell me that the item you don’t have in-stock is something you can’t give me a price or delivery timeframe on w/o calling the manufacturer, and that “it’s a pretty long lead time because they are made to order” when Amazon will have one on my doorstep TOMORROW. You have other products from that company sitting in the case in front of me.

OK – you don’t want to carry the overhead of stocking them, they don’t move enough volume to justify carrying, the margin is too narrow, they aren’t operator enough (and this place screams “Please have your Tier I card ready for admittance”).

Just say that. You’re a local business and I try to support local business more than the next guy. I’m literally standing there saying


but if that’s what you want to do, I’ll spend it elsewhere. No worries.


The poodles know what it is *g*.

Bluegrass is not country and western. Those are *2 different types of music* until you hit the late ’60’s-early ’70’s.

It is a purely American offshoot of country music.

The soundtrack to “O Brother Where Out Thou” is  not bluegrass, despite the Stanley Brother-ish version used as the title track. Ralph did pad out the end of his life performing it but he didn’t have to IMO.

The Carter Family Is. Not. Bluegrass. I hate you people who say they are and will pick a fight. Read a book, ferChristssake.

Flatt and Scruggs. Bill Monroe. Ralph and Carter Stanley. Red Allen. Jim Eanes (who tried to do western badly *g*), Carl Story. Not Allison Krause, or String Cheese Incident, or any version of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Fine musicians but…no.

Once Again, Funny Because It’s True

Posted without comment (but with smirk)

Speaking Of Peter Jackson

Borepathc says it nicely.

I think that Jackson lost me at the end of the Lord Of The Rings when the Eye Of Sauron said “And I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”  No thanks.  There’s so much good material he leaves out, and so much junk he creates to replace it that I’m not interested.


Riddling…Riddle Of…

same thing, right? Unless of course we’re looking for a video which you tel me is titled “Riddling the Dome” and when I spell out ‘riddling’ you say yes and I can’t find it anywhere, not even s Google search.

Then it turns out when you show me your syllabus it’s “Riddle of the Dome” which shockingly enough *DOES* show up in the catalog. Because…well…*sigh*…

Where Was You

last Saturday night..