People spend nearly half of their waking hours not thinking about what they are actually doing, according to a US study conducted via the....where does all the water in the rain go? Oh, look... there's a funny knob on the back of my laptop...like the knob at the base of my skull... never did like heavy metal music much... but sometimes those long-haired guys looked hot if they took off their shirts......iPhone.
More than 2,200 volunteers downloaded an app ...app!...app!...aaaaaappp!....AWP! GAWP! BAWP! AP...Agence France Presse... wonder how that French guy lost his left arm... which then surveyed them about their thoughts and mood at random times of day and night.
The Science study suggested minds wander, even from demanding tasks, at least 30% of the..........purpley
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
At Caterpillar Valley, the Somme, France:
McKINLEY, GEORGE KNOX
New Zealand Rifleman 12238 New Zealand Rifle Brigade, October 3rd, 1916. Age: 25
My great uncle George emigrated from Ireland to New Zealand in the 1910s. With his brother Robert, he joined the New Zealand infantry and went to fight in France against the Germans during the First World War. Robert survived the war, and moved to New York City. George was killed at the Somme, on October 3rd, 1916.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Note: the Longest Woman in Ireland is a character from County Cavan (I think), of whose provenance I am uncertain.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
New York Times: No One Will Be Charged in Destruction of C.I.A. Interrogation Tapes, Justice Official Says
A federal prosecutor will not bring criminal charges against any of the Central Intelligence Agency officers involved in destroying videotapes depicting the brutal interrogation of Al Qaeda detainees, Justice Department officials said on Tuesday.However, the C.I.A. has been warned that next year's supply of water balloons, exploding pencils, poison gas teddy bears and Mach 10 drones could be held up if the agency is caught being a naughty boy again.
Monday, November 08, 2010
New York City shares the same latitude as Rome, but the two cities have very different climates. To which I say: Brrrrrrrr! Above, a very different Brooklyn than today: August 2010.