Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah Night Before Last.
I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives.
You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.
First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually
crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason. My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we
had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head isn't it?
I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me(preventing you from calling
or running to your buddies to come help mug us again).
After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as the tanks of the four other people in the gas station, with your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely
I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet(that made his day). I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb, after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.
Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, even though I was only on the phone with her for a little over a day now. So what's going on with that? Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening
phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning high level government officials as possible targets. The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).
In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you, but I feel this type of
retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career path you've chosen to pursue in life. Remember, next time you
might not be so lucky.
Have a good day!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Most fountains are pretty industrial in nature and design, but some are pretty neat looking, especially the ones dating pre 1900.
A lot of these pictures are from Squidoo's History of Drinking Fountains.
Drinking fountains, pre 1900, were more fountain that anything. Older fountains looked like decorative fountains, but usually contained a little bowl to catch the water and a faucet to allow for easier drinking.
Here are some older fountains.
Cogee drinking fountain.
Old Roman fountain.
Ramblas drinking fountain.
An elephant fountain.
Another Roman fountain.
Here are some newer ones.
Isn't this the one from Disneyland's "Jungle Cruise?"
Mmm, space water.
Nothing says refreshment like a dorsal fin.
Fountain or bidet? You be the judge.
I think this one is pretty neat.
Jealous of your dog?
The water shape is pretty awesome.
There is one like this at my local zoo.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hantz is one of the few remaining millionaires in Detroit, where the median family income is under $30,000. And the urban sprawl that Detroit encompasses is larger than Boston, Manhatten, and San Francisco combined. There is a lot of unused land in Detroit. This John Hantz thinking about how to use all of that vacant land. He is pitching a proposal to turn Detroit into a modern farming community. I think he might be on to something.
Cities have a lot of “green cred” going for them when it comes to public transportation, walkability, and making the most out of very limited space. But despite all of this, they still need to import all of their food, usually from hundreds or even thousands of miles away. It isn’t green, but it is necessary. Detroit is the perfect candidate for attempting urban farming on a massive scale because all that vacant land means plenty of planting opportunities.
Hantz’s idea calls for creating farm “pods”, each with its own residential frontage, placed strategically around the city. The pods will utilize the latest in green farming technology like compost-heated greenhouses and hydroponic systems. Hantz is willing to put up the $30 million himself to get the project started, once he gets a few concessions from the Detroit city government which includes new agricultural tax regulations, and access to non-delinquent land.
Monday, January 25, 2010
A cowboy riding a horse can.
R2-D2 loves your trash.
Nothing says sophistication like a medieval helmet trash can.
Please apply the witty comment from above.
I don't know if this is a responsible use of an endangered animal's skull.
This one has squiggles and doodles and such.
Ah perty. Lilly pads and flowers.
"But mom, I don't want to throw it away, the clown will eat me."
Exhibit 'A' as to why dinosaurs are extinct.
A Chinese public trash can.
This one will eat your garbage, but it will also eat your soul.
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