Category Archives: miscellaneous

Whoopsie… I seem to have misplaced my Deadly Bio-terror Virus.

Like I didn’t have enough to worry about today.

From HotAir.com:

virus vialThe Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which owns the $174 million facility designed with the strictest security measures to hold the deadliest viruses in the country.

Like Ebola, the missing Guanarito virus causes hemorrhagic fever, an illness named for “bleeding under the skin, in internal organs or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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NEXT year’s Super Bowl…

Admittedly, it’s been awhile: ‘The Piano Guys’

Sometimes you just get so busy, so focused, …that you lose sight of the important, aware only of what’s necessary.

Ever feel that way? Yeah, I figured as much.

So rather than touch on current events today, or anything which has so occupied our thoughts for the past several months (campaign, election, POST-election, holidays, the “Fiscal Cliff!”, etc), I’m going to….not.

Just for today, I’m going to put my numerous news-feeds down, and turn my music UP.

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By request, we’re bringing back an old blog favorite: The Piano Guys. Included is their latest (which guest stars Lindsey Stirling), plus a 2nd piece which was released back in November 2012.

Both are excellent, and represent TPG’s two highly distinct video styles. The ‘Mission Impossible’ clip is fun, campy and visually entertaining right to the end. In contrast, ‘LOTR’ can be enjoyed just as much with your eyes open or closed:

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Do We Recognize Beauty in Our Midst?

A very interesting twist on the old saying: “Take Time To Smell The Flowers”….

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I purloined this story from another source (namely Facebook) — they won’t mind, I’m sure.

“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip:

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Man blames KC Chiefs for eventual Death

As a life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan, I TOTALLY understand this. I’ve suffered for decades with Bill Kenney, Mike Livingston, Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac & now Matt Cassel. When you haven’t won a playoff game since 1993 (I still have the Sports Illustrated…), depression becomes a way of life.
I have no doubt that my OWN obituary (hopefully many years in the future) will be quite similar to this one…. God help me.

The Daley Gator

Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig, an Air Force vet and longtime football fan, passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications from both multiple sclorosis and his ”heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs,” according to his obituary in The Kansas City Star.

Lickteig’s daughters said that, although their father didn’t write his obit, he had a great sense of humor and would have loved it. He would even change his shirt from red to black if the Chiefs were losing during a game, they said.

The Chiefs are currently 1-9 for the season, and the obituary went to press on the day the Chiefs lost by a 6-28 point margin to the Cincinatti Bengals.

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