The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Postcard from the Edge

  • I haven't done one of these bullet point "Random Thoughts" style posts in a while. Thought I'd remedy that today.
  • One Day At a Time's Bonnie Franklin has passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69. 
  • AMC ran Airport and Airport 1975 back to back this morning. They should have stopped making those movies right there.
  • Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) had an interesting career in those films. He went from Chief A&P mechanic to Airline CEO to "corporate liason" to Concorde pilot. All in the span of 9 years. He was also the only character to be in all of the Airport films.
  • Gordon Keith has a very interesting column in today's Dallas Morning News. Unusually deep stuff coming from The Great Gordo. h/t Bag of Nothing
  • I seem to have a knack for finding outdated parts prices online. Last month I bought a set of air springs and a set of high performance brakes for my F350. I paid over $100 less for each of them than current market pricing.  They also immediately changed the prices online after my purchase.
  • Somebody in charge of updating websites is very unhappy with me, I'm sure.
  • I conned my number crunching little sister into doing my taxes this year. She can squeeze two nickles together and make a dollar fall out. I told her "I got the looks, you got the brains". She agreed to do them anyway.
  • She explained that I had been going about my recordkeeping completely wrong. Hey, it made sense to me.
  • Houston, we have a problem.
  • And finally... There may be some good news because of the sequester.

1 comment:

an Donalbane said...

Dale Robertson (Death Valley Days) also died this week. I had thought he died decades ago, but realized I was thinking about Cliff Robertson.