Sunday, December 10, 2006

Adios y A Diablo!

A.Pinochet - officially dead at 91
I suppose you could pray for another world, with absolute Justice.
I'll settle for one less mass murderer, reduced to mortal stuff.

Friday, December 08, 2006

FYI, ABC has 411 on 911 & WTC

So finally, a building that's at the south end of the WTC site is slated for demolition (I noted it was boarded up, but at 41 stories thay ran out of plywodd quite a bit further down). It's the old Deutchebank AG tower, vacant since the towers fell. Here's the link, but be warned, the story gets creepy at the end.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

For Giving you the Runs from Your Order, Taco Bell gets A "Cease and Desist" Order

TACO BELL - Is outsourcing to China in the works?

The state of New Jersey has asked Taco Bell "restaraunts" (quotes mine) to chuck their food as a further precaution to dealing with a massive E.Coli outbreak traced to Taco Bell's food supply. This is in addition to the upgraded cleaning regimane health officials have demanded in response to the public health hazard. If E.Coli wasn't so easily communicable to other people, this would create a whole new niche market for extreme sports dudes. But no, the state has to interfere with American's right to dangerous foods.
They already brow beat the 'Bell in NY State to abandon Trans fats a few years ago. Now the Steamroller heads downhill - yo, heads up! (And sorry for the long-ass link,
but the nice thing is, they don't ask for registration - yet)

Before I went to NYC, I made 4 disks of downloaded music - to add to the travel mix, and it made the time go by a bit faster. One of the genius works included now comes with video goodness (to reference, and below is the Link. Go back to ApolloZero's Musicquarium site and find some more fun. The NEW YORK GROOVE THEORY Audio Mashup features Nina Hagen, BiG AuDiO DynaMite, KISS, Duran Duran, Billy Idol and a legion of others (and I think Giorgio Moroder produced "Funkytown", but youse kin correct me if youse knows otherwise) - well, so does the video. If you have the bandwidth, you can have the fun.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Looking into the future - Down the Barrel of a Loaded Month

December 3rd, and I start feeling the effects of the seasonal bingeing to be.
Not a cheesy Christmas song on the tannoy in some shop, not decorations hung so low from streetlights that they entangle and strangle, not that. What made it feel so harsh is that I don't want anything, don't want to do the whole deal this year. No big surprise, laziness can strike without warning, but I want November back!
Anyone else find November got blurry-fast from the 5th onwards? Seemed like the next day was Rememberance and then whoosh! It's the last month of a short year.
I wonder, did this year promise something we're still waiting for?
Droughts, heat waves and power shortages in Europe? Nope, got those.
No more attacks on New York City? So far, so good! (fingers are crossed)
Toronto got 4 more years of (I'd say) competent leadership with a hope in hell of repairing the F'd up things about this city. That's good.
Hey, a tax on commuter cars for parking downtown? Hah, sweet.
Fewer cars on the road than city planners' projected? Ye Gods!

OK, so Christmas isn't looking too bad.
I jumped the gun. With that big barrel that may turn back this way...