Recycled Joke

I’m usually not a fan of old jokes that have been re-written with a new cast. It’s fairly common, especially in the political realm, where the same jokes are repeated decade after decade with changes in the names to reflect the political leaning of the teller. I recently received an example of this, passed along… Continue reading Recycled Joke

Now, that\’s hunting!

Earlier this month, I waxed eloquent (or babbled inanely) about the joys of October Wednesdays. One of the nice things about hunting Wednesday mornings is that it leaves me in a good mood to face an afternoon of work. A fairly relaxing morning in the saddle on a Kentucky autumn morning leaves a warm feeling… Continue reading Now, that\’s hunting!

Categorized as Horse Play

Washington\’s Whisky

Thanks to Carole for passing along this story about distillers at Mount Vernon recreating George Washington’s whisky recipe. One item in the article surprised me. I knew Washington made whisky, but I didn’t know he didn’t start until after he retired from politics. I always assumed that he had been the first US politician to… Continue reading Washington\’s Whisky

What’s so bad about that?

A Wired story reports on a group of New England mothers who have started a billboard campaign against genetic engineering. While I generally sympathize with their stand against too much meddling with nature, I’m not sure I see anything wrong with the example they use on their billboards. It’s almost enough to make me a… Continue reading What’s so bad about that?

Canning Spam

I’ve frequently said that the solution to spam should be legislative and not technical. I don’t want to engage in a never-ending battle of technology with spammers, constantly upgrading my filter technology to combat their latest tricks. I just want the government to make them leave me alone. I know some people disagree with that… Continue reading Canning Spam

Categorized as Geek Stuff

Obscenity on the Internet

One common complaint about the internet is that it’s too easy to inadvertently stumble onto offensive material when innocently searching for something else. I had such an experience today. I was searching for some information, and ended up on a page with a teaser link that I couldn’t resist following. I won’t claim to be… Continue reading Obscenity on the Internet

Too Hot to Hunt …

… but too nice not to. That was the dilemma this weekend. As I weighed my options on Friday night, I decided to skip the Saturday morning hunt and go out Sunday afternoon. I spent Saturday doing some yard work, and the afternoon heat made me reconsider the wisdom of running a horse into the… Continue reading Too Hot to Hunt …

Categorized as Horse Play

Will Fox News report this?

From a Baltimore Sun story: Heavy viewers of the Fox News Channel are nearly four times as likely to hold demonstrably untrue positions about the war in Iraq as media consumers who rely on National Public Radio or the Public Broadcasting System, according to a study released this week by a research center affiliated with… Continue reading Will Fox News report this?

Bush Bashing – A Family Affair

When pseudo-president Bush came to Lexington on Thursday to help raise an obscene amount of money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate, over a thousand Kentuckians turned out to express their displeasure with the state of the nation. Not surprisingly, a few of those protestors were Simpsons. I took the Nikon along and managed to snap… Continue reading Bush Bashing – A Family Affair

October Wednesdays

Could anything be finer than a Wednesday in October? I suddenly realized why I love this month, and Wednesdays especially. I suppose it might be a sign of creeping old age when one starts to find comfort in established routines (ruts?), but I’m not ashamed to admit that I wouldn’t mind settling into this rut… Continue reading October Wednesdays