Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Backyard Archaeology



I'm putting a garden in my back yard also and while it is rather rocky soil, I really can't imagine why something like this is sitting half a foot underground. I hit large things like this rather often. It's like someone demolished a pyramid and buried the rubble on my lot.

You can see more underground material in this video of the trench I dug last summer when I had to put in a new water line to my house:

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Argument to Beethoven's Fifth

I was sure this would be awful. I've seen Jerry Lewis do things like this and it was awful. But Sid Caesar and Nannette Fabray (I'd never seen her on anything but game show panels before this) manage to keep it working after the first 30 seconds. And they did it live!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Farm Report I


I haven't had much luck growing grass in my front yard, so I've put in crops.

The row are corn and the mounds are squash. I don't really love corn but I thought it would be funny to have six-foot corn stalks in the front yard.

It's a bit of a social experiment too. On the rare occasions we've had snow here, I've built a snowman in the front yard and someone would always take the trouble to smash it down. Just to be hateful I suppose. So I'm not sure that this corn will ever survive to create corn. Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Missed Opportunity


It seems that, while in US custody, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to almost every nefarious act of the last 15 years. I think they could have cleared up the Lindbergh baby kidnapping too if they had only thought to ask.

Maybe he just didn't hear the question, what with his head being underwater at the time, and all that.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Letter from the Donald


Imagine my pride at receiving this personal letter from Donald Trump, inviting me(!) to hear him explain his secrets for investing and building wealth.

Oh wait... it won't be the Donald himself, it will be his son Donald Trump Jr. Well, all the better. I mean, when I think "self-made multi-millionaire" I think of Donald Trump's son. Wouldn't you?