Friday, December 9, 2011

Playboy Interview: Craig Ferguson :

PLAYBOY: There's a weird irony in setting out to kill yourself because of alcohol but forgetting to do it because you drank too much alcohol.

FERGUSON: The paradox of alcoholism is that the very thing that's killing you is the only thing keeping you going. It's like having an allergy to air. It's a complicated and tricky condition, and it gets misdiagnosed and misrepresented in the media all the time.

PLAYBOY: Couldn't you get out there and help set the record straight?

FERGUSON: I am leery of doing that. I won't go on those doctor panel TV shows and talk about alcoholism. I'm quite happy to talk about my story, but I'm not an expert and I'm not foolish enough to think that because I'm on television it's given me some sort of medical degree. It hasn't. I don't know how it is for other people; I only know how it is for me.

PLAYBOY: How would you define your alcoholism?

FERGUSON: [Pauses] If I'm going to drink, I'm going to get drunk. Good and drunk. And if I can't do that, I'm not interested. You know when people are drinking and they say, "Oh I'm starting to feel it. I better stop." No, no, no. Starting to feel it is the start of drinking. That's the point of drinking. That's my perspective. And I would suggest that that perspective is probably unhealthy. It certainly was for me.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nancy Grace denies "DWTS"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Re: Mexico

 larry.r.trout wrote:

'Suspected drug traffickers dumped 35 bodies at rush hour beneath a busy overpass in the heart of a major Gulf coast city as gunmen pointed weapons at frightened drivers. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they are examining surveillance video for clues to who committed the crime.

Horrified motorists grabbed cell phones and sent Twitter messages warning others to avoid the area near the biggest shopping mall in Boca del Rio, part of the metropolitan area of Veracruz city.'

Any thoughts?

Yeah. Don't go to Mexico.  

Monday, August 15, 2011

How I see life.

Now that I am over 50 I see life a little differently.

First and foremost, I think that life is a big con. Most of things we are told or think that we know are either outright lies or spin. It is in human nature to present things in a way that works to our advantage, and we create complex realities that when broken down to the essence don't mean very much.

Our entertainment is remarkably hedonistic and/or narcissistic. It has no real value except for the fact that entertains us, which I suppose does give it some value. We make heroes out of entertainers, when real heroes are largely ignored. I am concerned about the "garbage" entertainment that has a corrupting influence on society and youth.

We waste time on trivial things for the sake of wasting time.

Our politics are mostly about benefiting ourselves at the expense of others.

In my mind, the difference between adults and children is not a matter of age, but a willingness and ability to do things that we don't want to do. The World War II generation understood this. Later generations less so.

However, I see hope in hard times because it forces people to be more efficient and moves them back to some sense of "values." Oddly enough, I think that the country is moving in the right direction. I just don't know where we will be a couple of decades from now.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


<<hills.JPG>> One thing interesting about this picture is that life
will exist anywhere it can get a foothold.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Solar Roads - great idea

I don't think that this will ever be practical but I could always be wrong.    For one thing, the cost of solar materials alone is more expensive to generate electricity and only have a 10 year useful life.  Someone needs to invent better solar materials.  

Actual I had the same idea to power electric cars but never dreamed of making the roads out of glass.  I assumed that new materials would have to be invented. 

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From: al 

This incredible technology! Something that really helps bring hope for the future! 




Solar Roads:
Maybe this is something we all should be working on in industry.  Makes the current technology for road building look antique. 
Certainly beats the national broadband network and would be incorporated into the road's surface.

What a great idea!  






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Friday, May 13, 2011

Winston Churchill :-)

When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, Winston Churchill, a vehement anti-Communist, famously stated "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would at least make a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons," 

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.  The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A young writer

I finally realized that I must do my schoolwork to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that's what I want! I know I can write ..., but it remains to be seen whether I really have talent ...

And if I don't have the talent to write books or newspaper articles, I can always write for myself. But I want to achieve more than that. I can't imagine living like Mother, Mrs. van Daan and all the women who go about their work and are then forgotten. I need to have something besides a husband and children to devote myself to! ...

I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that's why I'm so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that's inside me!

When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?


—Anne Frank

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Electronic books can’t be given away.  The ideal book is one that you can give to a friend when you are done.  Even better if they pass it on.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Re: 111

Well, essentially it is saying that if you take the year of your birth and add your age then you get the equivalent of 2011.  Not very magical.   It only looks like 111 because it doesn't include the 19__ portion of your birthdate.  

Interesting though.  

On Jan 20, 2011, at 2:10 PM, Geneva  wrote:

--- On Tue, 1/18/11, Carolyn wrote:




WEll...figure this one out...and let me know how it works...Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....



Ok look at this.. Its 2011 so we will have 1/1/11.....1/11/11.....11/1/11....11/11/11...

Now take last two digets of the year you were born and the age you will be in 2011 add them together and you will have 111

Example:  If you were born in 62, you will be 49.. 62 + 49 = 111

Try it.