Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bob Kerrey sings

I caught this on Lawrence O'Donnell...

Kerrey lost his own leg in the Vietnam War, for those too young to remember that time.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another reason not to shop online

For various not very important reasons, I was having a disgruntled day at work last week, and while I was working the cash register, I had a chance to spend the idle moment reading this piece from Mac McClelland in Mother Jones, and was glad to see just now that it was now on their website.

"Idle moment" would be the operative phrase here...

Monday, February 20, 2012

The We are Friends Project

Occasional visitors here may not know that my sister Julie is writing a great blog, loosely based around her experiences of learning Japanese and expanding out from there to other things about Japanese culture and life in general. Today she has put up a post about yet another thing I knew nothing about, namely two young Japanese guys filming their attempt at making friends from every country in the world. Their efforts are very charming and funny, but why not  head on over to Julie Learns Japanese and learn more about them?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Santa Cruz Bridge Mosaics

I don't actually if any local Santa Cruzans read this blog, or really, if anyone does, but this is a cool local project going on right now, and the video gives a good sense of the town for those who don't know it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Benton Harbor

I believe this clip speaks for itself.

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