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, July 31, 2011

Quote for the day from a story about Moodys (the rating people)

"It (note: Moodys) also clarified that as far as it is concerned, the nation will only default if it misses an interest or principal payment on U.S. debt, not if it misses payments on other obligations like federal employee salaries or Social Security benefits."


Friday, July 29, 2011

TWW's trip to Roseville

For kicks we yelled "happy birthday" to people in the other cars

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sometimes it is easier to destroy the planet than heat with renewables

Wood for 2011-2012 season at GM
LP gas comes from the tank and you don't have to move it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

What is it?

There some flowers growing on Garbin Moraine but we don't know what they are. (we planted them to make things worse) 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

BNFs and video games

In the make-believe world of Lake Wobegon we hear about the bachelor Norwegian farmers  (BNFs). In the real world we just learned of a bachelor Norwegian farmer who somehow managed to create a tragedy (an understatement).  While the  fictional BNFs are harmless real people who play lots of violent video games may not be. Perhaps the number of people who live out the games in the real world is small but these video games are called 'murder simulators' by former army psychologist David Grossman. See the following article and compare what you learn there with what you hear about the infamous BNF in the news :

Friday, July 22, 2011

See if you agree with the right wingers

The right wingers claim all the bad guys are white in this government video and the people who report on them are minorities. We report; you decide :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Too foggy to use solar cooker in spite of heat

New life enrichment venture

For the next ten years we will watch the new car deteriorate.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

It does not get much better than this

“The lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China’s coal use, a study suggests.”   see:

So now we know the evil burning of coal cause temperatures to rise except when the Chinese do it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Definitions of New Blog Direction

Wikipedia definitions
From the Wikipedia:
Agnotology (formerly agnatology) is the study of culturally-induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data. The neologism was coined by Robert N. Proctor, a Stanford University professor specializing in the history of science and technology. Its name derives from the Neoclassical Greek word ἄγνωσις,agnōsis, “not knowing” (confer Attic Greek ἄγνωτος “unknown”[4]), and -λογία, -logia. More generally, the term also highlights the increasingly common condition where more knowledge of a subject leaves one more uncertain than before.
A similar word from the same Greek roots, agnoiology, meaning “the science or study of ignorance, which determines its quality and conditions” or “the doctrine concerning those things of which we are necessarily ignorant” describes a branch of philosophy studied by James Frederick Ferrier in the 19th century.
Cognitronics aims (a) at explicating the distortions in the perception of the world caused by the information society and globalization and (b) at coping with these distortions in different fields… Cognitronics is studying and looking for the ways of improving cognitive mechanisms of processing information and developing emotional sphere of the personality – the ways aiming at compensating three mentioned shifts in the systems of values and, as an indirect consequence, for the ways of developing symbolic information processing skills of the learners, linguistic mechanisms, associative and reasoning abilities, broad mental outlook being important preconditions of successful work practically in every sphere of professional activity in information society.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stuff growing

Blueberries are surviving year 1

After 8 seasons of unsuccessfully trying to grow stuff the yellows may be the answer 

The rhubarb will move to north of the house so it will be taken care of better in the fall
(5 bags of manure lie in waiting for the move)

This one may not make it. Something ate all of the rhubarb down and this one may have had too much damage.
The rest came back.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Slab work

Once again proof humans cause warming

TWW (a human) planted some hops. One of the plants grew up the grounding wire for the weather vane.  It wrapped around the pointer thingamajob  and made it say the wind was blowing from the south. This continuous south wind warmed up Garbin Moraine.  Therefore........

Friday, July 08, 2011

Finally some proof talk radio causes violence

"McVay said during a period of solitary confinement in a South Dakota prison his feelings hardened against Biden and Obama as he listened to national talk radio shows hosted by Sean Hannity,  Rush Limbaugh and others."


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Chain saw accident

While taking out a downed tree from the access road TWW (it's all about ME)  hit himself with his chain saw.  

The saw looks something like this one but with yellow handles:

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