Monthly Archives: September 2008

Friday Ark #210

We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….?

Visit all the boarders, Link to the Ark and check back for updates through Sunday afternoon!

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You can find previous editions at the not quite up to date Arkives page.

Note Bene: Boardings have been and will be fewer this sailing as the Modulator Family and Ark Staff spend pretty much all their time this weekend on wedding activities for the eldest Modulator child, well not really a child, he is definitely a fine young adult now: Congratulations Ben and Kelly!



Other Vertebrates



In Memoriam

More Skeletons From the Closet

Another collection of Grateful Dead memorabilia is going on the auction block. Most of it from Vince Welnick’s collection but some material from Pig Pen, John Kahn and Rock Scully stuff as well.
Including A Rock Scully metal attaché case used to transport important items for The Grateful Dead while on tour, 1960s-1980s:


One can wonder what important items besides the band’s payroll might have travelled in this case.
For the tapers there is this collection of soundboards from Welnick’s time with the band:


We may be mostly digital now and some didn’t like the ’90s Dead much but this is enough to bring tears of desire to anyone who collected few or many GD tapes over the years.

Too bad this stuff is selling into a poor economic environment. Too bad I don’t have a few extra worth less today greenbacks.

Choking On My Coffee….

In his notes on today’s theft bailout hearings Mike Nizza says in the 9:51 segment:

It may come as no surprise that the world’s greatest deliberative body is expressing a bipartisan feeling against rushing things too fast.

The rest of the world is really in deep doodoo if the us congress is the world’s greatest deliberative body.
Perhaps it is. It is also an abject failure at everything but serving its masters and its masters are not the people.

The british parliament is good at serving its masters as well but at least it gives us the prime minister’s Questions.

Who’s Going to Pretend to Solve Our Financial Problems?

Well, of course, the folks who created them in the first place:

The ruling class is the state. The state exists to serve the interests of the ruling class, and only the interests of the ruling class. They may promise you greater unemployment benefits, better health care, and a host of other government benefits — all benefits also paid for by you, please note (the ruling class does have a sense of humor, after all; vampires are often crudely funny creatures) — and those promises will cause most Americans to fall for the con still one more time.
Whatcha gonna do? Not a goddamned thing. Vote for McCain! Vote for Obama! It doesn’t matter. The ruling class wins either way. The ruling class always wins. That’s how the system was designed, and that’s how it works. For the ruling class, it works very admirably.

You really should be reading Arthur regularly!