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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thoughts on Continental Airlines

I've flown Continental Airlines twice this year-to-date. Thrice if you count the flight that was actually run by Northwestern, but I'd rather discount that one.

Continental has to be my top choice, for the food service alone. They serve hot meals, and a fair bit of it with each meal, that actually taste like real food.

I do think they recently took another inch out of the leg room though.

Thoughts on the Newark Airport

I can think of several airports to spend over a quarter of a day in that might even be somewhat pleasant. My own PDX would be high on that list.

Not making the cut would be Newark, NJ. Has this airport been even considered for remodeling since I was last here, about 25 years ago???

The most curious difference: the bars are run by the breweries. And so there is a "Miller's" bar and a "Budweiser" bar. Thankfully there is also a "Sam Adams" bar.

I guess folks in the NYC area do not hate _all_ things about Boston.

But what happens when you are traveling with a party with varying tastes?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

The eBay Reporting Provision: Apparently Just More Of The Same

Steve Dekorte relays information about a last-minute provision in the housing bill, and writes...

So now if you buy a bong on your credit card, the feds will know and may have probable cause to invade your home.
But I think most of our bong purchases are safe because there is a $10k USD minimum for transactions to be reported. :0

Another thing I learned: I called Senator Dodd's office and was told this provision is an enforcement mechanism for a law already in place. Apparently these transactions already are required to be reported, but many are not. And so this provision is intended to collect more dough.

Not that that excuses the invasion of privacy, but it's just not going to affect as many people because of the minimum reporting, and the invasion of privacy already is law. I called both my senators, Wyden and Smith, to oppose the provision.

Capitol Hill switchboard: 1-866-928-3035.

Belfast

I head out for Belfast on Wednesday. Mostly business, some time with friends, and some time to wander around. Any suggestions?

I'll probably go on some walking tours of the city, and I think there's a bus that goes to Giant's Causeway.

George Carlin, Class Clown

I remember the first couple of rock albums that I bought as a teenager in the early-mid 1970s: The Who's "Who's Next", Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic". I was not a musician and could only muster up a bit of air guitar in my room, by myself. I wasn't about to let loose in front of friends.

But *comedy* was something else. There were two comedy albums that everyone I ran with *had* to own. There was no pressure: we just all owned them. And we all memorized every line of every track. And we all repeated them to each other over and over. We weer all comedians.

One of those albums was Cheech and Chong's "Big Bambu".

The other one was George Carlin's "Class Clown".

This was the first time I heard his "Seven Dirty Words" bit. There's at least one word I _learned_ from that list. I very well may have peed my pants once or twice listening to that list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_Clown

George Carlin. Here's to you...

  1. Shit - The bird shit on the statue.
  2. Piss - I have to piss like a race horse.
  3. Fuck - Fuck you.
  4. Cunt - She has a beautiful cunt.
  5. Cocksucker - Go to hell, you cocksucker.
  6. Motherfucker - You are a motherfucker.
  7. Tits - Hey, nice tits.

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