Ok, this is just for license plate nerds like me (I love to know in every country I live in, how license plates are numbered) Here are some of the banned letter combinations for CA license plates, combinations that are either rude or reserved for the State. I’m not going to bore you with details.… Continue reading CA license plates
So I’ve now been to Vegas. Didn’t feel anything for the place while I was there, and don’t have much of an opinion of it now, just a whole lot of nothin’. I really don’t understand what it is all about. What is fun about Vegas? I didn’t know that there is absolutely NOTHING on… Continue reading Vegas, baby!
Just tonight: 1) the sticker on my many tomatoes for my elaborate dish, didn’t say…where the tomatoes were from or the brand. They were an AD-VER-TIS-MENT for a friggin’ 2-disc DVD of Peter Pan. Company shall remain nameless. (see photo) 2) The headlines of the “breaking news at 11” in LOS ANGELES were: How snow… Continue reading ridicule
I love my French Nokia. I don’t want to buy another phone because it works perfectly. I also don’t want to buy a 39 dollar charger because I *have* a charger. The cheapest solution, which looks very ridiculously big, was to buy a “worldwide to US converter” (because they don’t make simple European to US… Continue reading adapting woes
This gets progressively funnier, until, I think , everyone has to laugh. It’s such a lovely evolution. To the final conclusion. :-) December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft… Continue reading diary of a snow-shoveler
I have been waiting to see this movie, waiting excitedly for almost a year. I first came across a discrete liner note in one of my film magazines, where the director, von Donnersmarck remembered reading that Lenin once said to a friend of his that he couldn’t listen to his favorite piece of music, Beethoven’s… Continue reading The lives of others
Ever wonder how contact lenses are made? And this is a fascinating, haunting documentary on the invention of, and mostly the licensing of Tetris against a cold war background