Consider Yourself Schooled

Tad’s Facebook Posts May 17 – 27

27 May 2013

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Memorial Day is a family holiday, and this is the family we modeled ours on.

To all who served, and to all who lost someone who served, or simply supported someone who finally came back, I wish you a good Memorial Day.

26 May 2013

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[The ten headed demon king Ravan] Playing his bitchin’ ax.

25 May 2013

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Feels like a Bonzos kinda night…

For those who don’t know the Bonzo Dog Band, that’s Vivian Stanshall singing and Neal Innes (also known for The Rutles and his role in Python’s HOLY GRAIL) playing the wonderful guitar solo.

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Canyons Of Your Mind (1968)

24 May 2013

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23 May 2013

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I haven’t seen the newest Star Trek movie (although I will at some point) but I’m very intrigued by the reports on it I read here on Facebook, which range from hatred to love, and seem fairly polarized.

While I’m posting favorite songs of the 1980s…

Biz Markie – Just A Friend (Official Video)

Wait a minute — you don’t know “Cars That Go Boom”? Whoa. Consider yourself schooled.

Cars That Go Boom

Good morning. Lady Tigra, of “Cars that Go Boom” fame, introduces you to a number of things, including dancing Skeletor. You may thank me later for the beatz.

“THING-A-LING” by The Lady Tigra off the SPORK Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

22 May 2013

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The new dog has discovered that his greatest pleasure is going out at night and then staying out for about an hour plus despite any attempts to call him in as he charges around the property collecting ticks and poison oak samples, baying occasionally when the mood strikes him. When he comes back in at last the other dogs all upbraid him. I don’t know if they genuinely disapprove of his behavior or they just think he’s going to screw up the sweet deal they’ve all got going.

21 May 2013

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Me, about forty seconds ago. Since I change profile pictures every day and some of you may not have seen a picture of me, now you have. I provide this as a public service for citizen safety, much like the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Try not to become giddy with the excitement.

“Born free, as free as the windows,
As free as in Glasgow
Born free to foul up your harp…”

20 May 2013

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Monday. Back to work. Those alien hive queens won’t throw themselves out of the airlock, now will they?

Very sorry we all have to say goodbye to Ray Manzarek, most famously keyboardist of the Doors.

Here he is doing some of his best droning, mesmerizing work.

The Doors – Not To Touch The Earth

19 May 2013

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Thanks to guitar-playin’ buddy Rick Cuevas for this one. Go, Johnny!

As Seanbaby explains it, “With Krinkles the Clown as the mascot, every serving of Sugar Krinkles now had the vitamins and minerals of one handful of flesh and the fear you need to get you going in the morning. The prize inside every box was whispers.”

Sleep well, kids — Krinkles will be waiting for you in the morning. But sometimes he shows up for work early. While it’s still dark.

Post Sugar Rice Krinkles


New dog Johnny, aka “Lurch”, at play. He’s a lot bigger than the others, but he doesn’t know it. As our daughter pointed out, “Big dogs think they’re little dogs, little dogs think they’re big dogs.” This leads to things like minuscule chihuahua Walter disciplining huge Johnny by leading him around the house by the ear — an ear Walter can barely reach on tiptoe.


Face of the day.

This is the caterpillar for the pink underwing moth and is commonly referred to as the skull caterpillar. It is found in certain regions of Australia and is listed as endangered. As an adult moth, it will have a wingspan up to 170 mm. More info: Photo credit: Lui Weber/ Rex Features

18 May 2013

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“Look upon my works, ye mighty, then go the hell away.”

I’m not sure that people who like people are the luckiest people in the world, but they’re certainly the busiest. I wish I did indifferent better.

17 May 2013

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Facebook, you complete me.

Only when they’re playing in Coors Field do I bother to keep checking on a game where my home team Giants have gone down 6-1 (like yesterday, and they came back and won) or 9-5 (like today.) Because the place is a not a baseball stadium, it’s a miniature golf course. Altitude has a lot to do with it, of course. No offense to the fans or the team itself — I’ve enjoyed the Rockies a lot over the years, and they’re very worthy rivals in the West. But having that field (and one or two others I could mention) has the same effect on statistics as letting the Harlem Globetrotters play in the NBA. Using Globetrotter rules.

Here’s another insidious piece of Facebook bs that really irritates me: I keep setting the newsfeed sort to “most recent”, and after a while Facebook re-sets it to “top stories”, which is irritating enough. But when it’s on my setting, it says so — “sort: most recent” — but when it’s re-set, it just says “sort”. Like, “You didn’t notice that, did you?”

Honestly, Facebook, I can probably live with the passive-agressive setting changes, but don’t hide it. That’s what children do when they know they’ve done wrong.

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