Thursday, October 31, 2013

Beers In Spaaaaaaaaaace!

Yeah, yeah, it's really "Beers At The Edge Of Spaaaaaaaaaaace!" but still. Anybody have a spare $75k laying around they want to let me use? I promise I'll never pay it back.

'And should your space-induced euphoria turn to stomach-churning apprehension at the thought of the inevitable free-fall drop and parafoil-guided skid, do know that the World View capsule does have on board something to take the edge off your fear: a well-stocked bar that will fortify you by ensuring that you can "sip the beverage of your choice."'

It's a damn good thing there's gonna be a bar on board, I think I'd need a few in me to be able to handle that landing. I'd still do it if I could though.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ancient Technology Tuesday

I've been a geek since forever, so when I just found this my whole childhood flashed before my eyes. It's the Internet Archive's new collection of vintage software from "back in the day" and it's all useable right in your browser. O.M.F.G.

Yes, there are lots of games, but classic "real" software like WordStar and Visicalc too.

I may never get any work done ever again.

Update: Welcome C&L readers. Please enjoy yourselves and have a look around: beer's in the fridge, we have some nice Oregon Pinot Noir in the cellar and a few bottles of single malt in the cupboard. Help yourselves.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Requests

I'm known to occasionally take requests, if the mood strikes. This was one of them.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thin-skinned Thug Thursday

Today we must shed a tear for this poor soul who, clearly through no fault of his own, suffered mightily and lost his job for just doing it too damn well.

What have we become? Hopefully after this settlement, this sad, beleaguered man can move on and will find a new job. Perhaps he could sign on with Fox News to cover the hippy-punching beat? Nah, that'd probably be too traumatic for him and might further hurt his widdle fee-fees. Perhaps Blackwater/Xe/Whatever-the-fuck-they-changed-their-name-to-now is hiring? I'm sure some brown people somewhere need to be tortured. They should give him a call.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Forgotten Fabulousness Friday

A lazy and undoubtedly non-reoccurring occasion where I reverse-sort my music library by number of plays and see what kind of shit I have laying around that I forgot about, and then make you listen to them:

Faith No More: Easy

Bobby Darin: More

Weezer: Undone

Monkey Wrench: It's Your Right. (an unfortunately shitty live recording is all I could find quickly)

William Clarke: Pawnshop Bound

Shellac: Watch Song

There! Plenty of variety for everybody to have something to hate.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Coasting

The Oregon coast is pretty when it's not pouring rain.

Rogue's main brewery is just behind and to the right of the main arch of the Yaquina Bay Bridge:

Rogue had their semi-annual garage sale this past weekend, which meant there were a variety of 12-packs of 22oz bottles of their beers for $20. Normally they're about $5 to $10 per bottle which is just fucking ridiculous; they're OK beers but not worth the prices they charge. At the garage sale prices it was a no-brainer to bring home a few cases.

Just beachy.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What did I tell you, Ron?

See Ron, this is why you don't make alliances with the Evil Empire (warning, icky WSJ link):

So the president has negotiated before, and he can do so now. In 2011, Oregon's Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and I offered ideas to reform Medicare. We had different perspectives, but we also had mutual trust. Neither of us had to betray his principles; all we had to do was put prudence ahead of pride.

There's your good buddy using you to help him try to destroy the country, just like he did when you "helped" him with his plan to destroy the social safety net. Stop falling for this shit, gawdammit!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shutdown Shenanigans

You're welcome. Please especially note that I enabled a nice hi-def zoom, 'cause I'm such a kind, caring person. Just going the extra mile for my vast readership, as usual.

UPDATE for new meme.

Thanks to paleotectonics for the idea: