Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Rock Strongo in the kitchen:
Tagging the few Londoners I am aware of to make sure all is OK with you, your family and friends.
All good thanks!
What a degrading and sad mess.
MIK and family are all fine, thank you.
Why? Did Sewretch pay you a surprise visit???
Check on laptop.
Sewzilla looks a little on the lean side there!
Crossing the Atlantic must have taken it's toll on his belly.
I am currently craving strawberries.
View from Strawberry Canyon in Berkeley
Strawberry Fields Forever
Strawberries and cream at Wimbledon
The Mac 10.12.5 auto-correct is overly rambunctious. I find myself correcting it more than it legitimately corrects me.
Everyone is fine [in the vicinity of the second busiest, Victoria Station], tnx vm. It makes me really ponder about immigration policies, frankly speaking. And I almost never dabble in political issues.
It's like trying to get the toothpaste back into the tube. Britain's great wave of immigration happened post-WW2 and has led to a successful (in most instances) melting pot. Your city's mayor is a fine example. Wish he was born in the USA to replace our birdnestbrain.
Monsoonal rainstorm coming down now just minutes after I did a long walk to AT&T and Skechers to pay a bill and buy some much needed footwear. Another 10 minutes of walking and I would have been a total mess.
Apple app gave me credit for 7 miles...I think not; closer to 4.
Light rain can lead to a scenic view at AT&T Park.
Goose Island makes a very smooth Pils that I'm trying for the first time. It's called Four Star Pils and the Chicago microbrewery boasts it is made with hops grown at Elk Mountain Farm in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Beautiful bottles for an average vodka.
I am surprised that SoBad hasn't started a thread about Karen Khachanov.
His surrogate Carsomyr had the honors with the pithy title about young Khachaturian. Have you not sampled it???
Haven't seen the thread, but I think he will go far. Not sure if I am referring to Carsomyr or Khachanov.
A problem for Gulbis and Ostapenko at Wimbledon:
Gulbis would have no problem with English crumpets but he is engaged now so he's on a "restricted diet."
No more Swedish pastries for Ernests?
Someone should have told them that they're supposed to spread it on toast or bread, not eat it straight from the jar!!
But their reactions probably wouldn't be any different!!!
It is very difficult to decipher the neural pathways that drive a person's thoughts, emotions, and behavior. The ollingers of the world and intelligence agencies keep working on a solution for this human enigma.
A friend recently made an interesting comment about Trump. He said that it is best not to analyze him in terms of normally expected human thought, especially since people usually look into their own minds when judging other's behavior. To understand Trump, it is important to realize that he spent the 1970s and 1980s in a New York construction industry closely connected with the mafia, and has associated with the mob most of his life.
His affinity for Russian organized crime and Putin makes sense. He models himself after John Gotti. Even his derogatory nicknames for political adversaries seems to be out of a Coppola or Scorsese film, as does his "keep it in the family" playbook.
Johanna Larsson hit the second fastest serve (119 mph) of the women at this year's French Open. How did this happen?
The Teflon Don(ald).
I once fell asleep here:
LMAO...a petition in the UK now has 2 million signatures vowing exposure of 4 million butt cheeks if a certain ugly American makes a scheduled visit to the British Isles. Hint: it's not Aussie/American Mel Gibson they will greet William Wallace style.
Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies
Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg. Riot police in central Moscow were picking protesters out of the crowd at random, a BBC correspondent at the demonstration has said.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at his home ahead of the protests, according to his wife. Thousands of supporters have heeded his call to take to the streets of Moscow and other Russian cities.
OVD-Info, an independent NGO, told Russian media that 600 people had been detained at the Moscow protest. Police in Moscow say about 5,000 took part in the demonstration there, Interfax news agency reports.
Russia's interior ministry says that about 3,500 people attended the protest in St Petersburg, and 500 were detained.
Oliver Stone's documentarial profile of Big Bro Vlad will air on Showtime beginning tonight and continue through Thursday. I will be tuned in for as many nights as work allows. After all, I live in a capitalistic economic system that requires the average Josef to provide for himself and his porcine superior class on the Animal Farm.
I'm particularly looking forward to Vlad on the hockey rink and the penalties received for Czeching him hard to the boards.
Rodman heads to North Korea to 'open a door'
Dennis Rodman walks past the media at Beijing airport on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman said Tuesday that he is “just trying to open a door” by going to North Korea in his first visit since President Donald Trump took office.
Rodman, who has made several trips to the country, sported a black T-shirt advertising a marijuana cyber currency as he headed toward immigration at Beijing airport, from where he is expected to fly to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.
Asked if he had spoken to Trump about his trip, he said, “Well, I'm pretty sure he's pretty much happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.”
Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on four past trips since 2013, but has been roundly criticised for visiting during a time of high tensions between the US and North Korea over its weapons programmes.
His entourage included Joseph Terwilliger, a professor who has accompanied Rodman on previous trips to North Korea.
Rodman said the issue of several Americans currently detained by North Korea is “not my purpose right now.”
In Tokyo, a visiting senior US official said Rodman's trip is as a private citizen. “We are aware of his visit. We wish him well, but we have issued travel warnings to Americans suggested they not travel to North Korea for their own safety,” US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon told reporters. (AP)
Trump is touting bringing back coal mining jobs. Are people really clamoring to work in the coal mines? It seems to me that modern energy industries would provide more desirable jobs across educational levels.
I saw a documentary about his first trip to North Korea, and it would have been comical if it wasn't so sad and serious. It seemed like a disastrous visit.
I have never tried Buckfast.
I don't understand the reason for skyscraper sandwiches, made with thick bread and impossible to eat without them deconstructing and dissembling into a mess. I would rather that unhinging my jaw is not part of the process of eating a sandwich. Give me smørrebrød instead.
Neither Nadal or Roddick should ever wear French Bleu business style shirts...every bit of sweat shows when you don that color. There's a guy sitting opposite me inside a McDonald's this morning that looks like he showered in his shirt!
My college degree apparently
I was quite upset when I first cracked my iPhone screen but I'm getting used to its "scars," much like I've grown to accept my aging face.
MK-Ultra has nothing to do with Maria Kirilenko.
MK has nothing to do now with that looser Ovechkin.
This is my fourth phone in six months.
We are still waiting for the Worms visit report, maybe he is still waiting for his potcoin payment ? Atleast they sent him and he returned ... http://nypost.com/2017/06/17/dennis-rodman-returns-from-really-good-trip-to-north-korea/
Yes, a lesson learned by me several times as well, now I invest in a lifeproof or otterbox case since less than $creen replacment
I don't know if any case would have saved this...it landed smack on the screen side as I was sitting down and misjuggled my coffee mug and the phone. It was only a knee-high drop but on concrete.
Can get the screen replaced for $50 when I can spare it.
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