We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For the second day in a row, our home-made mini-nuke plant in the basement, which provides the power to the Maggie's servers as well as to our milking machines and our a/c, went down due to mice. Today, I picked up a cat at the shelter to live in the basement. Nuclear power problem solved.
In apology, and since I am headed to Vienna soon, I offer something from the King of the Waltz, Johann Strauss Jr:
Not to be confused with his dad, Johann Strauss Sr., composer of the Radetzky March among much other music. Dad, famously, never forgave his son for going into music instead of banking.
"Dad, famously, never forgave his son for going into music instead of banking."
And, after listening to the first part of the second video, I think I've got a pretty good idea why:
He didn't approve of "clapalongs".
And there's no need to apologize for a server turning belly-up. Hot Air was down the other day for about a half-hour. Pajamas fell off the map about a month ago for an hour or so. ABC News went ka-blinko a while back. A few years ago CNN was offline for a good half a day. Shit happens.
Have you watched "The Illusionist" yet, to get some of that Old Vienna flavor? Be sure to start watching it early because as soon as the final credits begin to roll, you'll be hitting the 'Start Play' button again.