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Sunday, August 05, 2012

DAS NICHTS nichtet

"Why is there something
rather than nothing?"

32 comments:

hot enough for ya? said...

For now, though, Americans, long cynical about global warming, are confronting the facts. According to a survey conducted in July by the University of Texas, 70 percent of Americans believe the climate is changing, compared to 65 percent in March, and only 15 percent say it isn’t. Party affiliation continues to divide public opinion, but today most Republicans, 53 percent, believe in climate change, as do 72 percent of independents and 87 percent of Democrats.

Perhaps that’s because this year’s extreme weather has afflicted residents of red and blue states equally. The United States Drought Monitor, based at the University of Nebraska, reports that moderate to severe drought conditions this summer are affecting 64 percent of the lower 48 states, leading to domestic food inflation and record high prices for grain.

The Midwest is becoming a Dust Bowl, the Southwest and Rocky Mountains a tinder box. Lakes and rivers across the South are drying up. And a series of brutal heat waves, severe storms and prolonged power failures has punished residents of the Northeast, generating widespread concern that the region’s infrastructure is woefully unprepared for the strange weather that’s become our new norm.

Anonymous said...

The Cleveland Indians; A ripe mackinaw peach on a warm summer evening; the firmness and suppleness of a 20 yr old blonde laying next to me naked beneath crisp sheets; homemade ice-cream; a himalayan sunrise. That's why.

Anonymous said...

Falkner; Beethoven; Van Gogh; The Great Barrier Reef; Benets for breakfast in New Orleans: Manhattan in the evening after a rain storm; Bridget Bardot or Sophia Loren.

That's why.

Fake Kenny W said...

Marcus Samuelsson's fried chicken and dumplings at his Red Rooster Harlem, which I had just last night as a matter of fact.

And the Bee Gees of course.

Anonymous said...

Apollo 11; The Mona Lisa; Beethoven's 9th; Chinese roast duck; a fat contented cat on my lap; a corvette;
a child's smile.

That;s why.

Anonymous said...

Fried Maine Lobster and a cold beer and a hot woman with long tanned legs in jean shorts and a cut off shirt. Yeah.

The Boss said...

"Barefoot girl sitting on the hood of a dodge drinking a warm beer in a soft summer night..."

Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road.

That's why.

Kenneth Weisman said...

Pizza from Frankie's, Shakes from Norman Brothers, Burgers from Le Tub, Fried Chicken from Joe's, Sushi from Matsuri, Dim Sum at Chef Phillip Ho, Pastrami at Josh's, Octopus at Milos. Any Wes Anderson movie. Any P.T. Anderson movie.

Dude said...

Twitter; Vodka and Red Bull, receiving oral from your boss or a judge- I've had both, and the boss was better because she was more of a bitch; club love/hate on some; a bagel in the morning after a long night out. Fresh squeezed oj. Did I mention the BJ?

Anonymous said...

"Sushi from Matsuri..." so late 1990's.
Has been.
Little Lotus downtown Miami. Small hole in the wall. Hard to find, but where real sushi connoisseurs know to go in eat in this town. Not the "cool hip spot" for wannabes. But the real deal.

As for film directors, stopping googling lists to pretend to be cool. Watch a film by Jim Jarmusch or Robert Rodriguez or Michael Gondry.

Again- their movies are not for those who just want to read the reviews and talk about them at dinner parties, or on blogs, to sound cool.

Anonymous said...

7:38, no one doubts that the climate is changing. The dispute centers on whether the change is natural or manmade. I am very skeptical of man-made climate change because of all the profits being made by Al Gore and those who push the man-made theory.

Anonymous said...

Square pizza from Frankies? Yeah ok. But a bit of journey. Steves in NMB probably the best these days. Gotta go with the Little Lotus over Matsuri. No idea about the movies.

As to why where here: Dude said it best. BJs. Maybe a Lobster roll from Five Island or Shaws (that's in Maine. Can't get thar from har.)
Shakespeare. Bach. (Barbara Bach for that matter as well, in the ate 1970's. Super duper hot.)
Smoores.
Buttered Maryland Corn and crabs from Chesapeake Bay. And getting lucky on a Saturday night when you had no prospects to begin the evening.

Anonymous said...

12:11. I am resisting the urge to just trash you. But assume you (now, finally) agree that the climate is changing. BTW- did you resist believing that for the last two decades as scientists (as opposed to ignorant right wing christian politicians) were sounding the alarm?

Assuming you now believe in climate change for whatever the reason, would you agree that carbon emissions at least don't make it better and in fact make it worse? And if so, would you then support all efforts to lower carbon emissions to at least slow if not reverse global warming? Or do you think its all a conspiracy dreamed up by Al Gore? Or by Henry Ford who must have said" Hey, I'll invent a car, and in less than a hundred years a guy named Al Gore can come around and profit from the global warming scare caused by the emissions from the cars."

Anonymous said...

Tough crowd Kenney.

Anonymous said...

Fly fishing for cutthroat trout out west, then cooking it up over a campfire in the evening.

Snow skiing in Switzerland.

As stated above in cruder ways: great sex.

Finishing a marathon or even better, a triathlon.

A poem you get.
And one you quite don't.

A good comedian.
A tear jerker movie.

That's why.

been there ate that said...

Really Kenny? Hamburger and pizza and squid and movies? That's the meaning of existence?

Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Kenney a new generation of bloggers will emerge that will appreciate your schtick.

Anonymous said...

Don't know or have ever heard of the dude but by his choices he is a doddering fool who watches doddering movies after chowing at psuedo-chic rants.
Dude......

Anonymous said...

Cisco Kid says:

Kenny could careless about your opinions. He is the son of a don. He is loaded and he dresses well. He is in shape and he lives south of 5th. He has sons and no wife. He drinks jack and coke and leaves the toilet seat up when he pisses. He lobster hunts in season and hunts ass all season. He is quite simply, a man for all seasons.

Anonymous said...

12:18 p.m., I don't think anyone has doubted that the climate changes and it's done so for millions of years, sometimes up and sometimes down before Henry Ford invented the assembly line for mass-production of automobiles. The doubters are not sure whether the change is an act of man or an act of God.

You have to, at least, take into account the undisputed fact that there is a lot of money involved, which creates biases and motives that undermine the credibility of those who stand to make huge profits if we adopt the theories that they defend and spent lots and lost of dough in the expensive "remedies" that they propose be it "green" energy sources and products or "carbon taxes".

Anonymous said...

You guys need to learn the meaning of statistical significance. You can conclude the Earth might be getting warmer or cooler when the temperature changes consistently over a period of at least 200-300 years. We have had both much warmer and cooler periods of weather over the past million years than we have had over the past 300. There has to be a reason for this. The most informative statement I ever heard about global warming is from George Carlin. Put this in your browser: http://youtu.be/BB0aFPXr4n4. Even you global warming alarmists got to admit that he makes a very telling point

Anonymous said...

If you really believe that man made global warming threatens the Earth, be a civic minded citizen and do the following:
1. Turn off your a/c
2. Drive a bicycle instead of a car
3. Stop going to Publix. Grow your own food in your backyard like they did in 1610
If you and millions of like minded citizens, do the same, you might gain some credibility on the subject. In the meantime, leave the rest of us alone

Rumpole said...

Let me weigh in here: to deny the human factor in climate change would be equivalent of you getting cancer and your doctor saying: "All people die. See ya."

Yes the climate has changed but what was missing over those eons of time was the human factor. We KNOW carbons cause global warming. We KNOW certain chemicals cause holes in the ozone layer which sets off a cascade of events leading to warming and ice melts. We have seen that now occur. To have this evidence and then say "well it's happened before, so who cares?" is to 1) ignore the evidence and 2) discount the effects of when it has occurred. Since those climate changes in the past have occurred over vast stretches of time, longer than humans have been on this planet, you are condemning the future of the human race to live in a dry, hot, inhospitable planet unable to feed and provide water for the population. I'm just not that cavalier with out future.

Brillat-Savarin said...

Rump:

"Tell me what you eat,
and I'll tell you what you are."

Brillat-Savarin.

Anonymous said...

Rump: you started with a philosophical question from the 19th century which spawned a branch of metaphysics. What did your readers turn it in to?

A litany of gluttony, sexual escapades, a little music and literature, and a thorough discussion of Kenny W, who might be many things, but "in shape" meaning he exercises, is not one of them. The dude takes an elevator in an out of his car.

Anonymous said...

4:30- I have an organic garden. I'm a vegetarian. I recycle and compost in my garden. I ride my bike or take public transportation almost everywhere on the weekends. I can't bike to work or turn off my ac (although I just installed solar panels in my home) because fat jerks like you ride your friggin SUVs to MacDonalds where your gorge yourself in your fuel guzzling car with the ac blasting eating food created from farms that pollute the earth. The only solace I have is that you will die of a massive coronary at 55 or so, while I- thin and vigorous, will live well into my 90's as an active an conscious citizen of earth reversing the damage you pigs caused.

Rumpole said...

More fun with guns in America:

OAK CREEK, Wis. — In what police called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple here on Sunday, killing at least six and injuring three others before being shot and killed in the parking lot.

Anonymous said...

My delight - American Minority's mama.

Anonymous said...

@5:39, you will die at a young age thin and fit. I will live till 90 or 95 because the oldest person in my family to die was 103. I'll smoke cigars once in a while, eat a steak med. rare, drink wine, cheap ones to boot, screw around after my wife dies, BUT I'LL LIVE HAPPY.

Anonymous said...

Kenny is right. Existence would be meaningless without fine Pizza and great burgers. Sometimes better than pussy.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous Aug 5 1:12pm will you marry me

Anonymous said...

OK Rumpy, I get it. You love your New Yawk Times. Ivy League (or close) educated. I'm feeling very inadequate right now ...