Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderings

  • The Circus Blogger's missus reports that he may return to the keyboard ere long.  With all the weirdness going on in the world, I think it'd be hard to keep him away from it.
  • A friend emailed me a story from Japan about a female 'artist' who is being fined or sanctioned for obscenity for her creation of a kayak shaped like a lady bit.  She, of course, claims to be making a statement about gender equality and such.
  • I tend to see it as a publicity ploy.  Although maybe maybe she could license the design and the Swedish automaker could offer one with the purchase of each Volvo XC-90.
  • A pizzeria owner got in a bit of a scrape for this sign:

  • Apparently it's now taboo to comment on topical issues.  The owner says he just wanted to promote discussion, which doesn't sound out-of-bounds to me.
  • I'm still unclear as to how this became an issue, kind of a chicken and egg thing.  
  • Either way, if this is what lawmakers spend their time working on, it's not hard to see why voters are fed up with the political process status quo.
  • Social entropy.
  • Also in the news, Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler fans support the former Secretary of State.  Well, isn't that fabulous?
  • Though moot now, was there ever a TransTed or Queers4Kasich movement?
  • I have worn a full beard or goatee a half dozen or more times in my life - usually not longer than a season or maybe four or so months.  When I'm not actively growing a beard, I dislike leaving the house without shaving.
  • Last night I bought some budget 4-blade disposable razors which may not be such the bargain.  A while back I got a swag bag from the Sam's Club health fair.  It included a Schick Hydro-5 sample razor.  Let me tell you: That is the Cadillac of shaving right there.
  • Unfortunately, new cartridge heads are about $4.50 apiece.
  • Does anyone know why the lubricating/moisturizing strip on a razor is on top, which, the way I shave, contacts my face after the blades have already sliced it?  Seems odd to me.
  • Daughter and I went to the SRF last Saturday.  Couldn't have asked for better weather.  We feasted on a turkey leg mid-day.
  • I first attended SF in 1984.  Don Juan & Miguel started performing there that year or maybe the next.
  • We almost always start with the falconry demonstration.  I thought this year's was the best I have seen.
  • If I had a huge workshop, I could make myself merry all the day long doing woodwork, leatherwork, and blacksmithing.  
  • After attending the Samurai exhibit at the Kimbell a couple of years ago, I'd like to make a suit of armor, incorporating design elements of my own choosing.


el chupacabra said...

I had some thoughts about the sign and the shop owners motives and this issue in general but as I started typing- I got tired all over and couldn't say anything.

Denney Crane said...

I wish Kevlar vests were more affordable, that's my armor of choice.