TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hybrid woodturning

As part of the Sputnik moment we live in TWW wanted to make his woodturning more efficient and high tech so started using a chain saw on the wood in the lathe. It is better to turn the lathe off before you use the chainsaw. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another country out innovates the US

It appears the drug suppliers in Mexico have taken up an innovative approach to getting things into the US.  TWW is waiting for the Tea Partiers to start advocating the use of these machines to send illegal immigrants the other direction back home. 

The source of this photo is:

"Mexico finds 2nd 'pot-catapult' used to fling marijuana across border into US

Last update: January 27, 2011 - 7:51 PM
HERMOSILLO, Mexico - Drug smugglers are using an ancient invention as a new way to move marijuana across the border from Mexico to Arizona."

Friday, January 28, 2011

Just cloudy weather up nort so we dream about HI

Hawaii lawmakers want release of Obama birth info

"HONOLULU – Five Hawaii Democratic representatives want to pass a law making President Barack Obama's birth records public and charge $100 to see them."
TWW is glad to see the profit motive at work. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

So once again, why do we have to be civil?

This article makes no mention of talk radio and the Tea Party people

"Man Charged in Tucson Shootings Had Researched Assassins, Official Says

TUCSON — Jared L. Loughner, the man accused of opening fire outside a Tucson supermarket on Jan. 8 in what the authorities consider an attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, researched famous assassins, the death penalty and solitary confinement on the Internet before the shootings, an official close to the investigation said Wednesday." 

To understand why TWW keeps harping on this topic he thinks we live in times where people often say something is true therefore you need to act like they want you to regardless of whether what they said was is true or not and speaking of climate change it is getting warm out there, 

Hayward Municipal Airport
Lat: 46.16   Lon: -91.45   Elev: 1214
Last Update on Jan 27, 5:53 am CST

20 °F
(-7 °C)
Humidity:89 %
Wind Speed:Calm
Barometer:29.75" (1009.6 mb)
Dewpoint:17 °F (-8 °C


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More delusions from the right-wing birthers

When will they quit? The good stuff starts about 1:28 into the video.

Now the guy says he misspoke.  This sounds like a conspiracy of liberals to make some conservatives look bad.  They are trying to keep this nonsense alive since it makes the Tea Party look way out. 

See the retraction at:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A misunderstanding

Last Sunday TWW and Mrs. TWW went to a social event with the old friends from the Cities.  While at the event TWW got a belated present meant for the time when TWW went on his vision quest in early December last year.  Unfortunately the gift from Steady Eddie's Steady showed an immense misunderstanding.  While TWW thought the stay was a vision quest she mistakenly  thought it was a stay in the hospital for gender realignment surgery. The  present was meant to to match what to her mind was TWW's new life. The question is how to handle this delicate situation without hurting anybody's feelings. Any ideas? Besides all that it is the wrong size.

Monday, January 24, 2011

What did the doe say when she came out of the woods?

"I'll never do that for two bucks again"

source: Prairie Home Companion joke show last weekend

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Colder than Hell again at Garbin Moraine

Current Local Weather
Hayward Municipal Airport
Lat: 46.16   Lon: -91.45   Elev: 1214
Last Update on Jan 23, 8:53 am CST

-21 °F
(-29 °C)
Humidity:80 %
Wind Speed:Calm
Barometer:30.20" (1027.6 mb)
Dewpoint:-25 °F (-32 °C)
Visibility:10.00 m

Hell Michigan does not have a thermometer but this is the closest one:

Portage Lake, Pinckney, Michigan (PWS)
Updated: 1 sec ago
3.8 °F
Windchill:-6 °F
Dew Point:-1 °F
Wind:6.0 mph from the NNW
Wind Gust:7.0 mph
Pressure:30.36 in (Rising)
Visibility:10.0 miles

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Can you name the 57 states in the US?

Ever since TWW heard the right-wingers making a big deal about Obama thinking there were 57 states he has been trying to name them. He finally has them all.  Below is the list. 

Here is the list:

  1. Affairs
  2. Alabama
  3. Alaska
  4. Anxiety
  5. Arizona
  6. Arkansas
  7. Being
  8. California
  9. Colorado
  10. Confusion
  11. Connecticut
  12. Contemplation
  13. Contentment
  14. Delaware
  15. Florida
  16. Georgia
  17. Hawaii
  18. Idaho
  19. Illinois
  20. Indiana
  21. Iowa
  22. Kansas
  23. Kentucky
  24. Louisiana
  25. Maine
  26. Maryland
  27. Massachusetts
  28. Michigan
  29. Minnesota
  30. Mississippi
  31. Missouri
  32. Montana
  33. Nebraska
  34. Nevada
  35. New Hampshire
  36. New Jersey
  37. New Mexico
  38. New York
  39. North Carolina
  40. North Dakota
  41. Ohio
  42. Oklahoma
  43. Oregon
  44. Pennsylvania
  45. Rhode Island
  46. South Carolina
  47. South Dakota
  48. Tennessee
  49. Texas
  50. Union
  51. Utah
  52. Vermont
  53. Virginia
  54. Washington
  55. West Virginia
  56. Wisconsin
  57. Wyoming

Lone deer walking in valley

Current Local Weather
Hayward Municipal Airport
Lat: 46.16   Lon: -91.45   Elev: 1214
Last Update on Jan 22, 6:53 am CST

-4 °F
(-20 °C)
Humidity:75 %
Wind Speed:Vrbl 3 MPH
Barometer:29.78" (1012.1 mb)
Dewpoint:-10 °F (-23 °C)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Chile up nort

Current Local Weather
Hayward Municipal Airport
Lat: 46.16   Lon: -91.45   Elev: 1214
Last Update on Jan 21, 6:53 am CST

-31 °F
(-35 °C)
Wind Speed:Calm
Barometer:30.03" (1021.8 mb)
Visibility:9.00 m

source:  your tax dollars at work

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New bootlegged picture of the day

see: for details

Floating around the Internet

"> 25.  HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR?" -- from forwarded e-mail

A good question for all of the people who have a civility fetish.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Once again it is not true but it is true news story

"Shooting Suspect Had Been Known to Use Potent, and Legal, Hallucinogen

TUCSON — No one has suggested that his use of a hallucinogenic herb or any other drugs contributed to Jared L. Loughner’s apparent mental unraveling that culminated with his being charged in a devastating outburst of violence here.
Brandon Thibodeaux for The New York Times
Salvia divinorum, a perennial in the mint family, is a legal drug.
Yet it is striking how closely the typical effects of smoking the herb, Salvia divinorum — which federal drug officials warn can closely mimic psychosis — matched Mr. Loughner’s own comments about how he saw the world, like his often-repeated assertion that he spent most of his waking hours in a dream world that he had learned to control."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Steady Eddie's new Steady

Steady Eddie (see comment on previous post) is a closet woodturner so he needs a steady like the one above. Woodturners  use a steady to work with  poles on their lathes without the pole wobbling around rather than use their hands to keep the pole steady. 

Source of picture:

Up to Dulute to see doctor today

but he went home sick right before we got there. Another life enriching experience.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Multinational wine stopper

Indian wood with a Formosan metal part crafted by country bumpkin labor up north.

Patience pays off -- the media is starting to get it -- a TWW no-think piece

Part one: "Non-Political Killers
The insights of this study are interesting to review in light of the Arizona shooting, though obviously we still don't know that much about Loughner himself. Perhaps the most interesting finding is that according to Fein and Vossekuil, assassinations of political figures were almost never for political reasons."
This is from an NPR story about assassinations or attempts done by the Secret Service.  The now famous sheriff in AZ must not have seen the study. 
The study says "And one thing Borum and Fein say about choosing a political figure — as opposed to choosing a show business celebrity — is that you are able to associate yourself with a broader political movement or goal. That allows the would-be assassin to see himself as not such a bad person. In this way, Borum says, assassins are basically murderers in search of a cause."
So the assassins get famous but do not see themselves as bad people and Sheriffs who jump to conclusions and smear their political enemies get to become famous (slanderers in search of a cause?) but not see themselves as bad persons?? 
Or could these assassins listen to talk radio as they search of a cause or was it the music they hear or the Arizona Zeitgeist movement or video games?  The jury is still out on AZ except for the people who want to use it to smear their political enemies. 
see the story or listen at:

Part 2: After thoughts

Part one stirred something in TWW's brain and out came the terms: projection of personal poop and delusions of danger as a way to describe the reaction of political liberals to the recent tragedy in AZ. These concepts can also describe the conservatives but that will be for a later no-think piece.

The psycho-babblers describe projection as when people see aspects in themselves (deep inside like poop) in other people rather than acknowledge it in themselves.  TWW thinks many people with hardcore liberal beliefs must have lots of anger and hostility deep inside themselves so love to project that onto the Tea Party people or conservatives and find them violent even if most of the Tea people aren't.

And then there are delusions of danger. A delusion is where you see something in the real world and then interpret to have a meaning that is deluded.

Combine these two in people and then when a violent tragedy comes along the hardcore liberals are not able to see reality and run amok blaming things like talk radio and the politcal climate.  They need to see their world filled violent people who happen to have different values out there to meet their own needs.

Your assignment is to study how these concepts apply to the hardcore conservatives.  If this assignment upsets you then the concepts must be true about liberals and you are one of them (which you are free to be.) 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inside information: The Zeitgeist movement -- be patient the media will eventually get it

From the evil Fox network: 

(A friend of Lougher named Osler said)  " Loughner wasn't shooting at people, "he was shooting at the world."

Osler said he instead suspects that Loughner was motivated by a documentary called, "Zeitgeist: The Movie," which slams currency-based economics."

Read more:

While it snows up here on our devalued house

The President feels our pain  too:   "And while the president is physically protected in an emergency, whisked to a bunker at an undisclosed location, the actual White House is not: The value of1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has dropped by $80 million, or nearly 25 percent since the peak of the housing boom. It’s current value is $251.6 million, according to Zillow, down from $331.5 million." see

Finally the truth about global warming?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It has to be talk radio

Some people think the song below (see link) had some influence on the tragedy in AZ. They are wrong. Only the uneducated would think it wasn't talk radio.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday - nothing much has changed - the media

"Journalists urged caution after Ft. Hood, now race to blame Palin after Arizona shootings
By: Byron York 01/09/11 8:58 AM

Chief Political Correspondent

On November 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at a troop readiness center in Ft. Hood, Texas, killing 13 people. Within hours of the killings, the world knew that Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before he began shooting, visited websites associated with Islamist violence, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces his enemy, opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam, and told a neighbor shortly before the shootings that he was going "to do good work for God." There was ample evidence, in other words, that the Ft. Hood attack was an act of Islamist violence.

...............Indeed, there is no "overt" or any other sort of connection between Loughner and Palin. If such evidence came to light, it would certainly be news. But without that evidence, and after a brief caveat, the CNN group went back to discussing the theory that Loughner acted out of rage inspired by Palin and other Republicans. Conclusions were jumped to all around.

And it wasn't just CNN. Other media outlets were also filled with speculation about the attack and pronouncements on the state of American political rhetoric. What a markedly different situation from 15 months earlier when, in the face of actual evidence that Maj. Hasan was inspired by Islamist convictions, many media commentators sought to be voices of caution. Where was that caution after the shootings in Arizona?"

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

TWW comment: "with all the news coverage doesn't it seem funny the parents are not talked about or have not made any comments yet?"

And "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. (in 2008)

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Life enrichment after enlightenment quest

There is a Zen saying, "Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment,chop wood carry water."  Up north on Garbin Moraine the enlightened ones say "use a log splitter, pull the wood in an ice sled and get your enlightenment from Leinies".

Friday, January 07, 2011

GM Expansion Pledge Drive cancelled for now

The pledge drive to expand GM by buying the lot to the north has been cancelled.  Nobody used the donate button to help buy the land so the matching funds from  the GM Foundation will go to another use. For now GM will try to make do with its limited facilities in the face of an expanding demand for services. 

13:44 UTC at Garbin Moraine and flaking

Thursday, January 06, 2011

New life enrichment for the daring

A certain Green Bay traitor quarterback has supposedly shown us both his privates and a new means of life enrichment. See this for details.   For the feint of heart here is a virtual way to show yours to the world. Let them guess if it is really you or not. See:  link

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Blah, snowy day

For life enrichment on another blah, snowy sort of day sort through seven years worth of accumulating running shoes and work clothes and see what has value. (conclusion: it all  does) 

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

For life enrichment

watch Mother Nature get it up in the morning

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