Monthly Archives June 2006

Wright Amendment: An End in Sight

After decades of the Wright Amendment crippling Love Field in Dallas, it appears that an end may finally be in sight. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s plea for the involved parties to come up with a local solution instead of dragging the fight into the US Senate seems to have finally yielded fruit: last Thursday (June 15th), American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Dallas, Fort Worth, and the DFW Airport signed an agreement that represents a truce among the parties. Admittedly, this is just the first step in what will be a very long process (it needs to be okayed by Dallas and
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Categories: Rants and Rambling and United States of America.

Serious Watch Cat

Many people have heard of Merlyn, our unusually aggressive house cat, and his dominance antics with a friends very large wolfish looking dog. It appears that Merlyn has some serious competition, in the form of a 15 pound cat chasing a bear up a tree.
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Categories: General and Silly Stuff.

Good rum from a tequila company!

I was happily sharing some of my finer spirits with some friends recently and they asked for a reference on one of them. The beverage of note is the Planters Gold Pyrat XO Rum. When I went to find some good web-references for it, I found the expected back-stories (all consistent, leaving no sources that might hint at how romanticized the story may be): Anguilla Beaches article on local Rum A .cz site about rum? Whatever, they link to the original distiller Then following that 2nd one to their source I got the susprise that showed this favorite sipping rum
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Categories: Beer, Wine and Spirits and Food.

Monkey Chow Diaries

Or, using general insanity to get people to link to your blog. A guy decides to eat nothing but processed primate kibble ( _for_ primates, not _from_ primates) for 5 days. If his blog is to be believed, somewhere around day 3 or 4, the monkey chow company changed their fact sheet to say for all “non-human” primates.
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Categories: Food, Health, and Silly Stuff.

Some Times You Can’t Tell Who to Root For

A religious group in Denton, TX, put together a typical religious “tract.” Now, I don’t know if those of you without the good sense to grow up in the good ole South of the USA have experienced these things or not. But, to generalize, they are not exactly targeted to the intelligentsia–but then that pretty much goes without saying when you try to convert someone to your religion using as few words as possible. But sometimes the pictures are really, uhm … interesting. Problem is, this one looks a lot like a piece of US currency. The US Secret Service
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Categories: Dear God, Make It Stop! and United States of America.