Monday – Return of the Slog

[date Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM]

PN:

Talking to sister Lynne about the season and celebrations, we couldn’t think of a New Year’s song to sing that specifically said “New Year”. Here is Abba to do that very thing:

[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=3Uo0JAUWijM&feature=player_embedded#]!

I’m sorta with Calvin about resolutions –

This is the time of the year when lists and collections and best of perspectives are rampant. Some to follow for weeks and weeks…..

How about 11 year trends in the United States. Undoubtedly mirrored in the Socialist Kanuckistan Repugnant us “Eh?” sayers populate:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/76802342/11-Trends-Over-Last-11-Years

My resolution to reduce political comment won’t last long…..

One source of “The Year in Pictures”, three links, lots of images from everywhere:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/the_year_in_pictures_part.html – part 1

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/the_year_in_pictures_part_ii.html – part 2

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/the_year_in_pictures_part_iii.html – part 3

A few of the best images from the above collections –
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You will have to link to the collections in order to find the captions describing these pictures. The Force is strong, Luke. Go with the Force………

Here is Slate’s best slide shows of the year. A few of them are worthwhile:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/slate_fare/2011/12/slate_s_best_slide_shows_of_2011.html

Isn’t the Internet a marvel? 4 hours a day……. keeps the doctor away (and the rubber room).

If you are contemplating adopting the hobby of crack addiction (fame and fortune await!), what better place to do so than the left coast jewel of Kanuckistan, Raincouver? No fault riots, occupy stupidity, now this:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/12/30/vancouver-health-body-begins-free-crack-pipe-program-for-addicts/

Must be the briny air wafting from the sea Billy….. I say put them all on one of the Gulf Islands with a few provisions and see what sort of society they create…..

Thinking (perchance dreaming) of an exotic vacation in a foreign land? Well, you may have to fore-go the Maldives from your list of fantasy vacations. The place has gone straight to Sunni hell:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/maldives-closes-hundreds-of-resort-spas-after-muslims-complain-of-anti-islamic-activities/

One more beautiful tropic bit of the world poisoned by fascism. One more argument against the concept of “democracy”……. Give me a Republic based on the rights of the individual, the rule of law, and protection of personal property every time. Pursuit of happiness implies so much good, da?

What blogs can you visit to find out what’s happening, man? Here is Doug Ross’s top 50 for 2011, broken down into categories to save you time:

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/12/presenting-2011-fabulous-50-blog-award.html

Need I say these selections are from a conservative perspective?

The following link is to an offensive video, and I don’t blame you if you won’t look at it. Very provocative. WARNING! OBSCENE CONTENT! For you that will, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QYuYhDJ5Q-g

Many of our progressive friends think this outcome is unacceptable. I say nay, nay. It is obscene that any woman should be a target. The individual is the smallest minority. It is all about individual rights….. As the Left Banke once sang “Walk Away, Renee”: [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=-RCenpcN3EM&feature=fvst]

The search for hangover cures is arduous but necessary. Here are two excellent articles:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2011/12/sciences-best-hangover-cures/46786/

http://www.caveday.com/hangovers/pho-the-best-hangover-cure

Gotta get me some Phở. Looks a lot like soup or War Won Ton.

Internationally speaking, I found this quick primer on how to speak Irish –

funny pictures on lolsnaps

There is no end to human creativity. I am completely impressed, and overwhelmed –

Funny WTF Signs (2)

funny demotivational posters

The “Best of 2011” collections are out there, and I’m going to find them all!

This retirement gig has it’s perks….

Joe (Polymath) Mekanic
p.s. I’m a huge fan of Michael Patrick Ramirez. His political cartooning is world renown and awarded. Born in Japan and educated in Cowlickfernyah, an incredible gift to the world. Here is a Wikipedia entry about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ramirez

National Debt Loan © Michael Ramirez, Investors Business Daily,debt ceiling,kids,raise,loan,national,debt,cosigner

The Palestinian State © Michael Ramirez, Investors Business Daily,Unesco, Jews, Palestinian, state, Israel

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

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