Don’t Leave The Keys In The Ignition

Don’t leave the keys in the ignition and the motor running unless you are a Seattle Policeman, I guess they get a free ride or something while ducking into Starbucks.

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Seattle Police Car, motor running, nobody in the car, officer in Starbucks.

Yes as seen in a Seattle parking lot at 8:30 in the evening.

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Boehner has ‘Electile Dysfunction’

This has got to be one of the best political parody ads of all time.

It is a takeoff of the Viagra and other help in bed that you see on TV every night.  Worth watching even if you don’t like TV or the real ads.

Boehner or Boner from Ohio, also known as the Orange Man for his strange fake tan and generally potted look.


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Just for Raincoaster

In honor of Raincoaster who is currently eating healthy in a no Pizza Zone.

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Chewy Cinnamon Ginger Lebkuchen Bars with Orange-Ginger Glaze


I have not tried these yet, but they are close enough to my Oatmeal Cow Pie Cookies that I think I will like them, I will probably try some of the original recipe spices. So if I Reblog this then I will not loose the recipe.

Originally posted on The Monday Box:

Chewy Cinnamon Ginger Lebkuchen Bars with Orange-Ginger GlazeI am an enthusiastic magnet for all things international. In high school I had the unlikely opportunity to befriend new immigrant classmates from Uganda. Unlikely, because I went to high school in South Carolina at a time when the student body was definitely not multicultural. Before long, the Ugandan girls were members of my Senior Girl Scout troop and I was given lessons in wrapping a sari! In college, long before Junior year abroad programs were common or popular, I immersed myself in Guatemalan culture for 9 months working in a Guatemala City daycare center and learning back strap loom weaving from an indigenous woman in a rural village. In the years that followed I have met wonderful people and my life has been immeasurably enriched through friendship with individuals and families from Kenya, Peru, Japan, China, and Bosnia. I find it fascinating and so much fun to learn about…

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How The World Butchered Benjamin Franklin’s Quote On Liberty Vs. Security


Interesting bit from history on Taxes and some people not wanting to pay them.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

One of America’s favorite liberal phrases has been sent through the political spin machine and polished into a Frankenstein of sorts, thus rendering it inaccurate and far from its original intention. You might have heard that American founding father Benjamin Franklin said something like “Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither.”

The quote has been the siren song of anti-war protesters and, most recently, the banner for mass online protests against the NSA’s surveillance program. For instance, here was Reddit’s front page two days ago, when it officially joined the fight against Internet and phone spying.


As the Brookings Institute’s Benjamin Wittes observes, “Very few people who quote these words, however, have any idea where they come from or what Franklin was really saying when he wrote them.”

Despite its many (many) variations, this is the actual quote:

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to…

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Snow Comes to Seattle

Snow in Seattle

Looking at the snow out my window at 3:00 am in Seattle

Looking out my window at 3:00 am Sunday, finally a bit of snow for Seattle.  We have had a few snow flurries this winter but this is a bit more, the weather forecast calls for warmer so the roads should be clear for church and the freeways back to rain for the Monday commute.

However given the normal snow panic in Seattle, I expect all the TV “news” stations to be in full stoke the panic mode as they drive around looking for pictures of cars in the ditch for the morning “news” show.

South of Seattle the forecast did call for around three inches so maybe they will have genuine panic for a while.

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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