Thursday, April 27, 2006

Soaring Pollen Counts Spur Worst Allergy Season in Years - Yahoo! News

Soaring Pollen Counts Spur Worst Allergy Season in Years - Yahoo! News: "Experts across the country say they are recording the highest pollen counts they've seen in a decade. And while the Southeast usually gets slammed the hardest when it comes to airborne allergens, this season it may be Yankees who are suffering the most."

Which explains why this Yankee can't stop the maddening itching in his eyes, and why it feels as though someone has shoved wine corks into his sinuses.

I like, spring, but COME ON!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

YouTube -

Showbiz Tonight interview with Neil Young: YouTube -

And the Emmy for Outstanding Cluelessness in a Newsbabe goes to...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

KPIG.COM - Freedom, CA

A few years back I discovered the streaming feed KPIG.COM, in my opinion the best radio station in the nation. But after a few months, under pressure over the Internet music rights issue, the station took the live feed down, making available only to RealPass subscribers.

I've been listening to Sirius of late, mostly the Outlaw Country and Sirius Disorder channels, but on a whim checked out the KPIG site and was very happy to see that the free live feed is again available.

If you enjoy Americana, presented by DJs reminiscent of those from the golden age of FM in the late 60s-early 70s, give KPIG a listen.

128k mp3 Feed

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

St. Stupid's Day Parade

St. Stupid's Day Parade
Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid.
I ran across a reference to San Francisco's St. Stupid's Day Parade in a magazine someone left in the men's room. (Not THAT kind of magazine!) St. Stupid is, according to the magazine, the patron saint of parking meters.

We need to do something like this in Cleveland, maybe a Full Cleveland Parade, something that will demonstrate that we're not a bunch of bleak, humorless dolts. Imagine a precision bowling team, or a giant perogie float. The possibilities are unlimited.

Let's face it, if you want to improve the town's image, why not start by demonstrating that we're not ashamed of the town's heritage and that we have a sense of humor about its history, burning river and all.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Lost in Translation, yet again

One of the more glaring (and hilarious) examples of bad translation, as posted on

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Geologists Find Ancient Worm Feces - Yahoo! News

Geologists Find Ancient Worm Feces - Yahoo! News: "Swedish geologists have found fossilized feces from a worm that lived some 500 million years ago, media reports said Wednesday."

File this under, "If it poops, it leads."