Tuesday, November 29, 2005

West Indies go down...

Besides Lara's history making innings not much they can take away from this tour.Losing the series 3-0.

Monday, November 28, 2005


It looked promising.However the green tea kick really didn't go down well.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Brian Lara

November 26 Adelaide Oval,He whipped the ball off his stumps and became the leading run maker in test cricket.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Random acts of nudity

I love British graphics magazines.Issue 77 of Computer Arts Projects has two pictures of topless women. I can see next months letters section already "how dare you show such filth in"...shut up. Or the always suspect "what if my child".I am so tired of hearing about kids being exposed to this and that. I don't think a naked photo is going to damage anyone. Nor do I think it exploits anyone.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Control of the Internet

Should the US control the internet? On Kojo Nnambi's show today the talk was of the US role in the control of the Internet. I enjoyed the discussion. The second hour was open phones.

Monday, November 21, 2005


This is a painting I finished yesterday. The red is more of an orange but my Vidster doesn't do the color all that well. But I do love the thing.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Cricket books in Virginia

When I went to McKay's used books and CDs I wasn't thinking about cricket books. I went through the art section found a nice Rolf Harris book. Walked over to the sports section and was very happy and suprised to find books on cricket . McKay's is located in Manasas Virginia which isn't the first place you think of when you think cricket. Anyway I am happy to have bought two books. Play the game:Cricket by Ian Morrison and the really good The Handbook of Cricket by Keith Andrew.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Great WAMU FM Day

Today was a really good day to listen to 88.5 WAMU FM. First Diane Rehm had graphic novelist Charles Burns was on discussing his book Black Hole. I almost bailed out on the interview as the two of them got off to a rough start. I'm glad I didn't because it really turned out to be a good interview. After Diane Kojo Nnamdi talked with mountaineer Arlene Blum about her journey from biochemist to scaling the world tallest peaks.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Christmas Coffee

Dunkin Donuts is getting an early jump on the holiday season. That said I do like the design.

Right thinking Republican

Arizona Senator John McCain joins Diane Rehm to talk about his book.

Pakistan take First Test

England fell short by 22 runs.This series unlike Australia vs West Indies has some entertainment value.

Sir Ridley Scott

Kurt Andersen host of Studio360 interviews Director Ridley Scott.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Cell Phone Bandit Caught!!!!

After knocking over some banks in Northern Virginia a suspect is caught. Candice Martinez would stay on her cell phone as she handed bank teller's notes demanding money.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Tasty Soda

These Boylan soda's are sometimes hard to find. But well worth the search.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Expand your mind

On Science Friday host Ira Flatow talked to MIT's Neil Gershenfeld about bringing manufacturing down to a personel level. Now I "got" about 10% of what they were talking about. Very interesting stuff.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Cheerleaders gone wild

These two Cheerleaders seem to have lived out a Penthouse Forum story. Not that I would know how those short stories are written.

I backed a winner!!!!!

Tim Kaine(D) defeated Jerry Kilgore(R) for the Govenors office tonight. I am happy. I voted for Kaine but really it was a vote against Bush who showed up yesterday to lend Kilgore support. With friends like that. Anyway not a bad night, even AA voted for him and she is a card carrying member of the evil empire...just kidding some of my best friends are Republican.

Master at work

Walter Murch has three Oscars to his name. So if any of you are interested in film editing you might want to listen to this fine interview with Michele Norris from NPR's All Things Considered.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Do you like Phil Collins?

This is one of my all time favorite CD's. Sure I know it might not be so cool to admit this but I'm comfortable enough with myself to say I both like this record and many of Mr Collins albums. And at $4.49 from the used CD store not a bad purchase I might say.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Out with the old

I finally got a new cell phone. The old one had the worst reception. I hope this is an improvement.

West Indies Going Going...

The Windies are at this moment getting thrashed by Australia. They have fallen so far I don't know if they will ever come back to anything like their former selves. I don't know if other sports have taken the best athletes away from the game.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Technology is cool

Thanks to AA's ability behind the keyboard I can enjoy the greatest sport around. She really is a great girl.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Lake Fairfax Cricket Ground

It's my day off so after stopping at Borders in Fairfax I went to Lake Fairfax to play cricket. Not really play but practice with myself. I set up my Vidster camcorder and taped myself bowling. There was a cop in the parking lot and I'm sure he was getting the mace ready for me.Looking at the video my action wasn't to bad but my control was hideous. Just like most sporting activities you want to be able to control your actions. The picture is a still from the camcorder.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Compuer Guys

It's the first tuesday of the month. The guys make their regular monthly appearence on Kojos show. Also on tuesdays NBCs great show My Name is Earl.