Monday, April 27, 2015

Pope Francis it's time for you to do more to protect your flock…

Clinton Foundation admits to cheating on taxes…is Hillary's campaign collapsing?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alicia Vikander and Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is staring in Ex Machina (a psycho-drama which seems to have the theme, be careful what you wish for):

 Rule 5 and FMJRA

Earthquakes don't kill people, (poorly built) buildings kill people…

Rest In Peace to those who died and our prayers and assistance to those who lived.  A 7.8 earthquake is significant and would have caused massive damage (and possibly deaths) anywhere, but this disaster demonstrates (as most disasters demonstrate after the fact) why engineering and building codes matter.

Making earthquake resistant houses on a tight budget (these principals could apply anywhere earthquakes are prone)

NYT: Though many have worried about the stability of the concrete high-rises that have been hastily erected in Katmandu, the most terrible damage on Saturday was to the oldest part of the city, which is studded with temples and palaces made of wood and unmortared brick.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Young men off to college really need to put this movie on their Netflix queue...

Gallipoli: 100 years later

Separated at Birth Republicans

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra: The Song is You (Medley) and Can't We Be Friends

As part of the Sinatra 100th Year tribute, it is fitting to remember the lovely Ella Fitzgerald. Especially on what would have been her 98th Birthday. Happy birthday Ella and Frank.

EBL: Sinatra and Fitzgerald singing Moonlight in Vermont with bonus Sarah Vaughan

Mark Steyn: Fools Rush InI'll Never Smile AgainMy one and only, and All or Northing At All
Bob Belvedere: The Song is You (61 through 59) and 58 through 56
Pundette: The very thought of you and He won't dance (or will he)

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
Dispatches from the Camp of the Saints Sinatra,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swinging’ world.