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“I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” (Hank Williams)

Now you’re lookin’ at a man that’s gettin’ kind-a mad
I had lots of luck but it’s all been bad
No matter how I struggle and strive
I’ll never get out of this world alive

My fishin’ pole’s broke the creek is full of sand
My woman run away with another man

No matter how I struggle and strive
I’ll never get out of this world alive

A distant uncle passed away and left me quite a batch
And I was living high until that fatal day
A lawyer proved I wasn’t born
I was only hatched

Every thing’s against me and it’s got me down
If I jumped in the river I would probably drown

No matter how I struggle and strive
I’ll never get out of this world alive

These shabby shoes I’m wearin’ all the time
Is full of holes and nails
And brother if I stepped on a worn out dime
I bet a nickel I could tell you if it was heads or tails

I’m not gonna worry wrinkles in my brow
‘Cause nothin’s ever gonna be alright nohow

No matter how I struggle and strive
I’ll never get out of this world alive

And a goodbye to you, 2014…


“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Sinatra)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yule-tide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

God, I love Christmastime…


Ruthless: 8 Helpful Black Friday Shopping Tips!


Delightful Idiots!

Delightful Idiots!

  1. Show up early. This can not be stressed enough.
  2. Show no mercy. This, also, can not be stressed enough.
  3. When engaged in “consumer combat,” remember these three areas: eyes, nose, and throat. Have you ever been hit on the nose before? Your eyes tear up instantly; you can’t see shit. Do I even have to explain the throat? Is that toy really worth your ability to breathe? Let’s just see if they test YOU.
  4. Show no mercy. I’m repeating this one for emphasis.
  5. Coffee.
  6. Whatever you do when engaged in consumer combat,” also remember this: it’s only illegal if you get caught. You’re young, and fierce. Use biology and evolution to your coldest advantage. Make Machiavelli cringe at the ruthless terror you unleash on your fellow shoppers; make that old philosopher look real close at the flotsam and jetsam left in your wake.
  7. Show no mercy. Money is love; shopping is power.
  8. Have fun out there!

Jackson Williams.

Burying Richard III once and for all?

Stuart Orme


As someone who is interested by late Medieval history, particularly the Wars of the Roses, it won’t surprise you to learn that I’ve been following with some interest the debate, and resulting courtroom wrangling, over which city should provide the final resting place of Richard III. Ever since the University of Leicester announced the positive identification of the bones found under a Leicester car park, much ink has been spilt over the rights and wrongs of where the last Plantagenet King should be buried. The considerations of a substantial boost to tourism, the rights of (admittedly very, very distant) relatives, the mishandling of the affair by some of the parties concerned and the emotional response of many of Richard’s adherents has led to an increasingly heated debate.

As I write this, the courts are deciding whether to recommend a full consultation on the decision to bury Richard in Leicester. I…

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15 Volcanic Eruptions as Seen from Space




A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface.

They are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused by divergent tectonic plates pulling apart; the Pacific Ring of Fire has examples of volcanoes caused by convergent tectonic plates coming together. Volcanoes can also form where there is stretching and thinning of the Earth’s crust in the interiors of plates.

There is no consensus among volcanologists on how to define an “active” volcano. The lifespan of a volcano can vary from months to several million years, making such a distinction sometimes meaningless when compared to the lifespans of humans or even civilizations.

Scientists usually consider a volcano to be erupting or likely to erupt…

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