Friday, October 10, 2014

Stormy Weather



The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The last two days (and nights) out here East of Tucson have hosted several storms, all rife with pounding rains and howling winds.

One of the Saguaro's on the property recently succumbed and now lies prone alongside the road, a hapless victim of the fearsome force of nature's fury.


I recently viewed a video that I believe is a shining example of effective high-pressure salesmanship. The video is entertaining, seemingly sensible, and fearsomely emotional. It will absolutely make you think you MUST buy the described product...


WOW! Check it out -- just for the entertainment value.



Did You Know . . .?

The Library of Congress is keeping an archive of every tweet ever tweeted.



On this day in 1944, 800 Gypsy children, including more than a hundred boys between 9 and 14 years old were systematically murdered. Gypsies had been singled out for brutal treatment by Hitler's regime early on. Deemed "carriers of disease" and "unreliable elements who cannot be put to useful work," they were marked for extermination along with the Jews of Europe from the earliest years of the war. Approximately 1.5 million Gypsies were murdered by the Nazis.



of common occurrence; widespread, especially of something undesirable or harmful



(born October 10, 1941)
Peter Coyote is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audio books.

(born October 10, 1961)
Jodi Benson is an American actress, voice actress, and soprano singer. She is best known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Disney's Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid and its sequels. Benson voiced the character Barbie in the 1999 movie Toy Story 2, the 2010 Academy Award winning movie Toy Story 3 and the Toy Story toon Hawaiian Vacation.

(born October 10, 1946)
Ben Vereen is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen has also starred in numerous television programs, and is well known for the role of 'Chicken' George Moore in Alex Haley's landmark TV miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1977.

(born October 10, 1966)
Bai Ling is a Chinese-born American actress known for her work in films such as The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage, Three... Extremes, Wild Wild West, and Anna and the King, and TV shows including Entourage and Lost.


Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
--Albert Einstein




  1. Look deep into Bai Ling, and then you will feel better about everything, for at least a few hours.
    -- AVT

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