Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.
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The sordid details...
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Friday, October 09, 2009
23 years and still counting...
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in London on this date in 1986. It premiered in New York on January 26, 1988. Both shows are still running.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
I'm not certain "proud" is the adjective I'd use...
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Quote of the day
A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never
contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
-Robert Gordon Menzies
Lessons in applied technology, #513
Never run critical systems on Microsoft Windows.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Putting it in perspective
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's board of trustees voted last night to close or merge eight facilities, trim hours and cut staff to save an estimated $1.2 million in the 2010 budget.
The branch closings of the Beechview, West End and Hazelwood branches; the merger of the Carrick and Knoxville branches; the closure of Lawrenceville's branch after a new branch is opened in East Liberty; the move of the Mount Washington library from Grandview Avenue to Virginia Avenue; and the closure of the Allegheny Depository all begin in February.
This is the first time in the history of the Carnegie Library that branches have been closed -- going from 19 branches to 14 branches. The library has no specific locations for the merged Knoxville-Carrick and Mount Washington branches.
A 28 percent reduction in library hours across all branches starts in January. There also will be 30 positions eliminated in the three-step system: first voluntary retirements, then voluntary resignations, then layoffs. The voluntary retirement plans will be offered starting today.
The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries.
-Art Modell, former Cleveland Browns owner
So we spend millions on sports arenas where millionaires play, where the average guy can't afford- or get- a ticket, and close the facilities which provide us with the intellectual resources necessary to actually provide something of value to the community.
This country deserves its continuing long slide into oblivion...
Monday, October 05, 2009
No laughing matter...
Supergirl (granddaughter Leanna) takes being a superhero seriously.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Now, this is a funeral service...
For Python member Graham Chapman, who died on October 4, 1989. It has a few naughty bits. Which is appropriate.
Copyright © 1987-2013 by Kevin G. Barkes
All rights reserved.
Violators will be prosecuted.
The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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