Friday, June 28, 2013

I've Heard That Writers Write



I was recently asked if it bothers me when readers of my blog have commented about its sparseness, its mediocre, pedestrian, and mostly uninteresting content, and its apparent lack of even a shred of recognizable intellectualism. I didn't bother to provide an intelligent answer to this query. Mainly because I did not (and still do not) have one.

My blog, to me, is a means of ensuring that I will write, and by that I mean that having this venue demands that I write something every day.

A long time ago I decided to include in the blog whatever struck my fancy at the time of writing, no matter how inane, simple-minded, or meaningless it might appear to be to its few readers. Most of the entries are just that... off the top of my head jottings, barely edited first drafts, sometimes nothing more than unequivocal spouting of nose-wrinkling drivel.

Well, so what?

I write. I write almost every day.

Do you?

A thought occurred to me while I was watching the TV new. What I was viewing was a bit about the construction of field after field of giant wind-driven devices. And I asked myself, "Will this massive proliferation of wind-driven power generators (windmills) someday affect regional climate? Become a cause of unrecognizable future climate change?"

In other words, does the same amount of air in the wind reach the same areas it would have reached if there had been no windmills to impede its progress?

Yes, I realize that on the surface those questions appear to be ludicrous, possibly being the product of a warped or at least naive mind. But it's been said that the fluttering of a butterfly's wings in one location can affect the course of a tornado or the force of a hurricane hundreds of miles away. And no one seems able to scientifically prove that this theory is false.

Here is another related thought that just struck me. It's a sudden flash of memory. It's one of the phrases I remember my dad saying, over and over and over again when I was a sub-teen and then when I was a rowdy teenager. It was this: "That's just another one of your hare-brained ideas."

So . . . Has this proposition ever been studied -- this effect on climate change arising from the blocking effect and other types of interference of these seemingly benign modern windmills?

No, I don't think so.



A shrimp's heart is in its head.


On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s right ear and then spit it onto the canvas in the third round of their heavyweight rematch. The attack led to his disqualification from the match and suspension from boxing, and was the strangest chapter yet in the champion’s roller-coaster career.

Tyson was accused of rape by Desiree Washington, a contestant in a beauty pageant he was judging in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was convicted on February 10, 1992, and served three years and one month in a federal penitentiary.

Events in Tyson’s life took repeated turns for the worse in the aftermath of the fight, and culminated in his declaring bankruptcy--in part due to $400,000 a year spent on maintaining a flock of pet pigeons--and an arrest for cocaine possession. In 2006, Tyson agreed to join Heidi Fleiss’ legal brothel in Nevada as a prostitute.


aeolist [ee-OH-luhst]
a pompous person, pretending to have inspiration or spiritual insight.



(born June 28, 1926)
Mel Brooks (born Melvin James Kaminsky) is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He became well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner, The 2000 Year Old Man. 

In middle age he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s. His most well known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More recently he has had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers.

(born June 28, 1948)
Kathy Bates is an American actress and film director. Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (1998), and she was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work has resulted in eleven Emmy Award nominations, two of which were for her starring role on the television series Harry's Law and most recently, a win for her acclaimed guest appearance on the CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men as the ghost of Charlie Harper, a role formerly portrayed by Charlie Sheen. It was confirmed in March 2013 that she would co-star in the third season of the FX television series American Horror Story.

(born June 28, 1966)
John Cusack is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He has appeared in films such as Say Anything..., Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, Con Air, Being John Malkovich. He also played in Must Love Dogs, Martian Child and Americas Sweethearts.

(June 28, 1946 - May 20, 1989)
Gilda Radner was an American comedienne and actress. She was best known as one of the original cast members of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978. She and Gene Wilder were married on September 18, 1984

Gilda died from ovarian cancer at 6:20 a.m. on May 20, 1989


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
--Aldous Huxley


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