Category Archives: Connections

It’s a Fake!

It was produced in Area 51 by the aliens who are taking over the world by using the UN to destroy democracy in an evil plot that is being fought against by agents of the Pope who is using the Democratic Party to shift Papal agents into the United States as illegal Mexicans so he can surround Area 51 in Nevada and bring the green alien menace to an end using his Papal brown aliens in a coordinated plan which is itself being thwarted by Obama, who himself is one of these aliens, which is why all of his documents are false and why he spent $20 million to hide them, which are actually stored in Area 51 which Jan Brewer knows about, but she is afraid to do anything about, since she knows how powerful the green aliens are and is afraid of them, but has been duped into stopping the brown aliens being brought in by the Pope because she is just a pawn being used by both sides.

You are all sheeple because you can’t see something so obvious as this.

Now, where’s my goal-post shovel?

That’s D-r-a-u-g-h-n

This whole Interweb thing continues to amaze me. Last night I get home and there’s a Facebook friendship invitation from a guy I knew in grade school. That was thirty years ago.

My first thought, I swear, was that I must have really made an impression on him because he still knew how to spell my name for the search.

Update: Yeah, I know he probably had a yearbook or something. It’s still nice to be thought of after all this time.

Welcome Back Roger

Movie critic Roger Ebert has a blog, and it’s a pretty good one.

It’s well-written, of course, and Roger was an early adapter of a lot of computer communication technology (anybody else have fond memories of Cinemania?), so he’s clearly comfortable with the medium. I suppose he could link to other bloggers a bit more, but for the most part he’s joined the conversation. Even though he gets hundreds of comments on each post, he reads them all and writes some answers.

There’s a reason for that. Due to his medical problems, Roger has lost the ability to speak.

He can still think, though, and he can still write. So everyone he talks to these days, he talks to by writing. This is something you really should read in Roger’s own words. Check out his amazing explanation of what life is like when speach is stolen but writing remains.

Lammers Brings Back Some Memories

Over at CrimLaw, Ken Lammers is running a new CLTV episode about his move to a new town. The footage is kind of poor because—as he was winding down his defense practice before starting his new job as a prosecutor—someone stole his good video camera.

Ken’s new job is with the Wise County prosecutor’s office, but his home is across the state line in Kentucky, just outside of Whitesburg. He also drove up to the old coal town of Pikeville and took some picture there.

Small world. My dad grew up in Letcher county and talks a lot about Whitesburg and Hindman. I’ve still got relatives living in Pikeville.

I visited there several times when I was a kid, the last time maybe when I was 18. It’s odd, I didn’t recognize any specific place in Ken’s photos, but I recognized the look of the area, the way the inhabitants have built their homes and towns around the shape of the land.

Anyway, he includes some footage of a Hummer that the local Army recruiters are using instead of the usual boring government cars. I saw one of those parked at a rest stop around here, and got a couple pictures: