Sunday, July 27, 2014

From her western shores





* Most of us never heard of the USS Indianapolis and the fate of her crew before Jaws. In one of the greatest monologues in the history of movies, Quint tells the story.

* USS Indianapolis survivor: 'That first morning, we had sharks':

Corporal Edgar Harrell was a Marine, a 20-year-old kid, who finished his watch on the USS Indianapolis at midnight July 29, 1945. It was unbearably hot, stifling down below where his berth was, so he got permission to make a pallet on deck, right under the barrels of the No. 1 forward turret.
Harrell had just dozed off.

* Speaking of Jaws, one of my favorite things to do is re-enact Chrissy's last swim. In a swimming pool. In broad daylight. Really freaks the kids out. #badmommy

* Those beautiful sailors journeyed to the South and the North Americas with ease in their ships with painted sails....

Posted by: Marie at 9:30 PM |

Saturday, July 26, 2014

You can swim the sea







Ground fog caught in some kind of spot light.

* I sometimes wake up and wonder why, in my older age, I haven't turned into a conservative. Isn't that what people do? When the thought occurs, mostly, I bristle at the thought, dismiss it, and go about whatever it is I go about. This guy has given the changing of one's own political views a lot more thought: Why Am I Moving Left? I used to be right down the middle. But America’s changed, and so have I.

* You can jump into the fire. But you'll never be free.....

Posted by: Marie at 10:44 PM |

Thursday, July 24, 2014

You got satin shoes



* Can we get this on an episode of House Hunters, please: Are the Obamas buying a home in Rancho Mirage?

* Army strong. (Thanks, Allie!)

* Can't you hear me knockin' on your door....

Posted by: Marie at 10:07 PM |

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You got me waiting


When I wasn't looking, something left this partially eaten foodstuff on my stoop.

* For your consideration: Letter from Langdon: Reliably Unpredictable:

Between now and the year 2040, farmers will need to produce as much food as was grown in the previous 1,500 years. That’s because by then, world population levels are expected to exceed 9 billion. On top of that, greater weather variability means higher temperatures, and production shifts to the north, to places like North Dakota where it used to be impossible to produce long maturity crops like corn.

* Somewhere in South Dakota: Boat ramp time lapse.

* On a big boat line... (Amazing pre-Tumbling Dice song.)

Posted by: Marie at 10:21 PM |

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pick up a flat rock






Green on green. I like the color of this house.

* Knock it off already with wry references to 'the Twitter' -- Zorn. [People who say "the Twitter" are the same people who said, or would have said, "farm out." -- me.]

* Skip it across Green River.

Posted by: Marie at 10:46 PM |