Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hockey Momma for Obama (funny!)

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Obama Yard Sign Was Defaced

I have two Obama yard signs on my front lawn. Yesterday one was covered up with a large white sign that read:


This message approved by Rev. Jeremiah Wright

To add to the class and sophistication of the act of vandalism, the sign was held in place with a long strip of the finest silver duct tape. It came off easily.

I marveled at it. It was professionally printed on in color on a thick plastic-like board. It must have cost at least five dollars to make.

Who would do this? It seems so foolish for so many reasons:
  1. Did the person who did this not realize that I would remove it within hours of it being placed there?
  2. Why did this person go though such an expense when it would have been cheaper and faster to just steal my sign.
  3. What motivates someone to damage or destroy a fellow American's right to free speech? Isn't that a fundamental part of being American? Loving freedom of expression?
  4. Assuming this was a McCain supporter, what does it say about McCain's message, or the people who are attracted to him?
Anyway, I was amazed at how many Obama signs are being stolen or vandalized nation-wide. This is a sad statement about my country.

I can only hope that healing will come soon, and maybe people can open their eyes and hearts a little.

Sarah Palin Song

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1958 Film on Global Warming -- really!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Best Man Fail

I suppose it's the fact that so many people take weddings SO seriously that makes this video so very amusing to me:

I just love the Fail blog.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powel Endorses Barak Obama

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives

1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.

2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.

3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.

4. A dog's parents never visit.

5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day.

7. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk.

8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.

9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, 'If I died, would you get another dog?'

10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.

11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.

12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting.

13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

And last, but not least:

14. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff.

Mylar Fish

Air Art from flip on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Together, We Can Repower America

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sarah Palin and her Extremist Friends

Friday, October 10, 2008

Powerful Speech

This is AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka on Racism and Barak Obama

Monday, October 06, 2008

Chipper's Nut Hut




Back when I was a kid, the family often drove past a peculiar little business called "Chipper's Nut Hut". This tiny nut shop in LA had a huge old-fashioned theater marque type sign with various messages on it. Sometimes they were jokes, words of wisdom, and even political statements. As a kid I remember enjoying trying to figure out the ever-changing messages.

I typed "Chipper's Nut Hut" into Google, and only found one listing -- a loan from Chipper's Nut Hut, Inc. back in 1974 and another in 1977. You'd think that a landmark like that -- visible from the 5 freeway to thousands of travelers, would have some historic listing.

It used to be located at 4755 TELEGRAPH ROAD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90022 which is where the now graffiti covered "Tellez Engine" now stands.

I did some research in the LA Times archive, and found out that the owner of the Nut Hut was a Mr. Hugh S. Doddridge, who was also a frustrated writer and a radio editor of the Daily News in the 1930's. The article talks about him having a stack of 3"x5" index cards with the messages written on them -- 3,000 cards over 10 years. Since the article was written in 1974 that means that they started business around 1964.

Looking back on it I regret never having gone in and bought some nuts. Does anyone have any information on this old business?



Caribou Barbie