Friday, September 12, 2008

Quote of the Day: Desmond Morris

...we are, despite all our great technological advances, still very much a simple biological phenomenon. Despite our grandiose ideas and our lofty self-conceits, we are still humble animals, subject to all the basic laws of animal behaviour. ...We tend to suffer from a strange complacency..that there is something special about us, that we are somehow above biological control. But we are not. Many exciting species have become extinct in the past and we are no exception. Sooner or later we shall go, and make way for something else. If it is to be later rather than sooner, then we must take a long, hard look at ourselves as biological specimens and gain some understanding of our limitations.
Desmond Morris

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Quote of the Day: Stephen Hawkings

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen W. Hawking

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quote of the Day: Einstein on Fantasy

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein
Sweetie and I are off for a road trip, over to Athens,Ohio to see our pals who fix and build guitars, then we're headed over to Springfield to the big river, to follow it up to near LaCrosse, where we'll head back home.
I hope to post some photos along the way, depending on where we stop for food and lodging.
I pray to god we don't run into any problems with his rabid, nut job, bible slamming-old testament followers.
It would suck to be accosted by Pentecostals.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Quote of the day: Monkeyfun and Water Breaking

From a text message from my musical Pal Michael, who's wife is pushing out a little baby human:

yeah, it was a shitload of monkeyfun!

jessica's water broke this morning. at the hospital right now.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Quote of the Day: From an Email

From an email I got about a half hour ago, a sentence worthy of a Tom Waits song:

"Elmer's brother drifted north after being abandoned by fellow carnies after a fair in Iowa. "

Mikey's 000 Guitar

He built this in my shop, albeit with some help from me.
Love the shit eating grin people get when they finish and start playing a guitar they built.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson