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Archive for November, 2008

Mumbai and Lesser Phenomena

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

One of the big problems with using Twitter is the inability to filter noise. Think of “just got out of the shower, coffee and then fighting traffic with this hangover,” ad nauseam… Stuff like this is an overstatement. The potential is there. The present reality is something entirely different. When you search on #mumbai you [...]

Bush’s Scandalous Legacy

Friday, November 21st, 2008

George W. Bush will be remembered for his near-comprehensive absence during the current economic crisis. Too tired and/or ashamed, he’s been nearly invisible (and most certainly ineffective) since the financial cratering of September ’08. It seems an absurdly appropriate end to a criminally wrongheaded eight-year Administrative run. It’s left up to the President-elect to try [...]

Uncensored Sarah Palin Turkey-Slaughter Footage

Friday, November 21st, 2008

“You need a little bit of levity in this job.” Palin yammers semi-incoherently while a bloodstain-trouser’d poultry executioner beheads turkeys in the background. The ostensible reason for the media event was the pardoning of a local Wasilla turkey in honor of Thanksgiving. Poised in her Burberry scarf and designer frames, clutching a Starbucks, Palin seems [...]

Animals Are Not Accessories to be Jettisoned in Hard Times [Warning: Self-Righteous Rant]

Friday, November 21st, 2008

We saw this in San Francisco after the dotcom bust in 2000. Pets are family members and they are NOT to be unloaded as inconveniences. There’s rentals out there that accept pets. It just takes a minimum of effort to track such places down. People who ditch their pets in this manner never deserved them [...]

“…[T]he GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The love affair between the Republicans and the religious right: It’s complicated. Newt lowers the brow-bar.

Raymundo Pastorale

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Raymundo Pastorale, originally uploaded by limahuli. I haven’t felt compelled to post much lately (obviously). The biggest development– other than this whole Obama thing everyone’s talking about lately, of course– was that I discovered a new trail just down the ridge. Well…new to me, anyway. Is nice.

Streaming Radio

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’ve reactivated Nicecast streaming. An older Mac laptop is hooked up to a 275 gig hard drive full of AACs and MP3s. It’s feeding an iTunes app set on “shuffle.” The URL is http://limahuli.dnsalias.com:8000/listen.m3u I’ll keep this running until a) I get bored with it, b) the laptop overheats, or c) the RIAA and/or Comcast [...]

“Best Buy Cuts Outlook; ‘most difficult climate ever seen’”

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

In the same week that Circuit City declares chapter 11, Best Buy gives a gloomy forecast. These two companies are largely responsible for the devaluation of prerecorded music. Their ridiculous expansion rates and loss-leader CD and appliance pricing led to the closing of hundreds of competing record stores and smaller electronics retailers. This, in turn, [...]

“I Sure Hope That I Am Wrong”

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

From http://www.kauaiworld.com/ letters section: Obama the ‘elitist’ Barack Obama held his first news conference to reiterate his promises to solve all of our problems. I sure hope that he is successful. KHON TV news did a little puff piece about the eagerly awaited puppy issue. President-elect Obama stated that he would definitely keep his promise. [...]

Strange Creatures of the Forest

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

When the winter rains come early, weird mutant fauna crawl out from under the leaves in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo by MtnWays@HicksRoad.com