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view from the archipelago

a return to greatness

Updated: 2017-04-28T01:01:08.526-07:00


A hopeful aspiration day to you...


... dear reader.

Weird collective spam occurrence of the moment



Take a look at this screenshot from my phone of my promo email account... Fry's and Go have the same verb imperative misspelling, back-to-back.


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"I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it."

--Marshall mcluhan

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[this relative to the "March for Science"]

'Afterward, demonstrators will return to Pershing Square for presentations on air quality, dinosaurs and how to spot "alternative facts" on the Internet.'

Quote of the moment


In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.

-- Hunter Thompson

Quote of the moment


There isn't time -- so brief is life -- for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving and, but an instant, so to speak, for that.

-- mark twain
(130 years ago!)

Headline of the moment


Chicken McNuggets, a medium-speed chase and the death of the Cleveland Facebook killer

Headline of the moment


Texas twins delivered 2 weeks apart under different presidents

{Great.  But still not as good as my favorite, "dinosaurs honked like Buicks, experts say" in the weekly world news or the favorite of the british yellow tags, "headless body found in topless bar"}

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 Anyone who flies regularly has experienced the endless indignities of modern air travel — the security theater, the cramped seats, the delays, the missed flights, and all the rest.

Quote of the moment


After what amounts to a decades-long series of disasters, the American aviation industry is finally in a good place. Overcapacity and fare wars have been eliminated, redundant staff is gone, and with the economy improving, people are buying plane tickets again.

Which is exactly how United Airlines found itself dragging an unwilling customer off an overbooked flight to Louisville, Kentucky, incurring a massive PR fiasco and reminding us that the industry is likely to bounce forever between exploitative and unprofitable.

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"home automation is a stupid thing."

-- Bo3b Johnson

24 hours 0f twin peaks...

2017-04-07T21:24:49.961-07:00 happening today.

come look.  or participate!


Judith Moskowitz's 8 skills to foster positive emotions


■ Recognize a positive event each day.

■ Savor that event and log it in a journal or tell someone about it.

■ Start a daily gratitude journal.

■ List a personal strength and note how you used it.

■ Set an attainable goal and note your progress.

■ Report a relatively minor stress and list ways to reappraise the event positively.

■ Recognize and practice small acts of kindness daily.

■ Practice mindfulness, focusing on the here and now rather than the past or future.

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"the key to the treasure IS the treasure."

-- buddy Hackett

My view, presently



Cabaret Jazz, Smith Center; LV, NV

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"if you have a traveling hydraulic press, you should also have a traveling blast shield."

-- Lauri Vuohensilta

Headline of the moment


Las Vegas casino panic over suspected robber in pig mask

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Gorsuch is the guy who takes home the prize at the fair because the guy with the winning ticket can't find it.

-- Andrew Cohen

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"Articles have to be their own advertisements—they can't rely on the bundle to bring in readers—and the best advertising is salacious and exaggerated."

-- James Somers

Obscured quote of the moment


"...people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests..."

-- I'm not sure where this quote's from... It's in the Atlantic, YOU figure it out:

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Only in Russia can you be the chief designer of moon rockets, after having spent 9 years in the gulag, tortured, and being sentenced to death.

-- Bo3b Johnson

Doll and secure sticker




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"I like Jesuits because they're smart and mean."

-- Hunter S Thompson

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Life is about women, gigs, an' bein' creative.

-- Harvey Pekar

Enigmatic headline of the moment


Engineer, 86, a frequent visitor at Las Vegas construction expo since 1957