Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I want that . . .

My old chainsaw (which was a gift from a generous neighbor) is getting so unreliable that I want to upgrade.
I present the Dolmar PS5105. Made in Germany and guaranteed to kick butt. The only problem is that it costs $550. Doh!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


One of the songs in my daughter's piano book is entitled The Clown.
Here are the lyrics:

See the funny, funny clown.
He climbs up and he falls down!
You will never see him frown!
He's a funny clown.

Always be a funny clown!
Always steal the show!
When you are a sad clown,
Never let us know.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thanks, DH, for the link

You really should watch the videos.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I Love Graphs

I love graphs, especially moving graphs on wealth and lifespan narrated by a European dude (ht Coyote Blog).

One question I had after watching the video. What caused the huge drop and recovery in life expectancy in China in 1958-1959?