Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In loving memory of Dodger

A man and his dog were walking along a road.

The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him
that he was dead.
He remembered dying and that his dog had been dead for years.
He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of
the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken
by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch
that looked like mother of pearl and the street that led to the gate
looked like pure gold.

He and the dog walked toward the gate and as they got closer, they
saw a man at a desk to one side.
When they were close enough,
he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the traveller asked.
"Of course, sir. Come right in, I'll have some ice water sent right up."
The man gestured and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward the dog, "come in too?" the traveller asked.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought for a moment, and then, turning back towards the road,
continued the way they had been going.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, they came to
a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed.

There was no fence. As they approached the gate, he saw a man inside,
leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the reader. Do you have any water?".
"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there". The man pointed to a place that
couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."

"How about my friend here?". The traveller said, gesturing to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump" said the man.

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an
old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveller filled the bowl and took a long drink, then gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man
who was standing by the tree waiting for them.
"What do you call this place?" the traveller asked.
"This is heaven," was the answer."

"Well, that's confusing," the traveller said. "The man down the
road said that was heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and the pearly gates?
Nope, that's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"
"Nope, I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy
that they screen out the folks who'll leave their best friends behind."

Unknown author

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Please be aware that this space of bloggerdom is dead. I no longer update it as no one ever read it. But, if you are here and wish to read some of my more interesting or indicative thoughts, then, please, by all means start at the beginning, not with the more recent posts. Thank you.


Monday, February 05, 2007

Racist Policies on Lower Greenville

To all you crazy partiers out there:

Let it be known that the owner and management of Sofrano's, The Tiger Room, and Service Bar on Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas are racist pigs. I was formerly employed by these people and was surprised on Friday night to find that I was expected to enforce a policy insisting that no black people be allowed into the bar. Once I realized that these people were serious and that I (as door guy) would be primarily responsible for telling people that are my friends (and others) that the only reason I can't let them in is that they are black, I told them that I would be unable to fulfill my duties and left. I then went back to pick up my paycheck from the previous week, and somehow, mysteriously, it is short by HALF! I, of course, complained. I was told that I had already been paid for those hours and that I was only owed the amount that the check had been written for. BULL$HIT!!! So, I am writing this in the hopes that you guys out there in cyberspace will spread the word that these places are racist and engage in unfair business practices and that you should avoid visiting their establishments at all cost. Thanks!


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Get your Tabloids, straight from CNN

Here's a little something that I pulled from a uber-popular news site that you all know and should hate. Let's see if you can determine which section this came from:

"As TB enters his final phase he needs to be focusing way beyond the finishing line, not looking at it," the newspaper quoted the memo as saying. "He needs to go with the crowds wanting more. He should be the star who won't even play that last encore. In moving towards the end he must focus on the future."

Now, if you said Sports, you'd be wrong. Its straight out of the World section, and its all about a prime minister rather than a retiring football player. When did such sensationalism infect every orifice of news? Tony Blair (the above mentioned TB to which the quote refers) is a)British and b)uptight, even for a Brit. Together, these two qualities make certain that he should NEVER, ever, ever, be described using language fit for someone who is a star and entertains crowds. This is a blatant act of crap journalism meant to sell news and pump up political ratings.

But I digress...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Say Goodbye to the First Amendment

Time to pack up and head for Europe. This place is getting too crazy. See here.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

An economic timebomb

Like those cheap products? Here's why they aren't so cheap...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Who said chemistry isn't cool?

Here's a little video fun to start my week at work off right.... Rubidium and Cesium dropped into a tub of water.