Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stuff you need to know...

Regarding two senatorial assholes, more on the plastic plague from Latitude 38, and in the "There's some serious profit putting kids in cages" department...

I'm often surprised at just how many people don't seem to understand how the 'Cone of Uncertainty' works or how to use it. So, you might want to check this out.



Listening to Courtney Barnett

So it goes...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Muscadet get-together I'd like to be at...

The stuff of horror stories (though it gets scarier), some engrossing reading, and in the "Pretty much makes the case" department

I'm pretty sure everyone is more than aware of the fact that the Muscadet is one of my favorite sailboat designs.So hardly surprising that I wish I was writing this on a plane bound for France to check out the 2019 APM fun-fest.



That said, I'll be there in spirit but maybe next year...

Listening to Sting & Shaggy

So it goes...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

a $500 fixer upper...

Badtux makes a good point, some worthwhile reading, and in the "Will our future robot overlords be robotic Lion fish?" department...

OK, I'll go on record and say that if I were currently in Hawaii I'd be all over this sow's ear in a New York second.


Folks might already recognize that it's not a French cat but a British built, Rod MacAlpine-Downie designed Iroquois. A very nice boat despite the foolishness of some previous owners idiocy and a very good candidate for a very affordable (dare I say cheap?) refit if done right.


Ya think?

Listening to The Bad Shepherds

So it goes...

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Something I'm looking forward to reading...

What you need to know about vaccines, an environmental disaster brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the "How stupid do you have to be to actually support this lying sack of shit?" department...

 Now, this looks interesting.


They had me at  Fran├žois Vivier. Bateaux Magazine has a good write up on it here.

Listening to Steve Earle

So it goes...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A nautical note of sorts with Rip Torn...

Some seriously scary stuff, a too large chunk of money ill-spent, and Latitude 38 with something important...

Rip Torn, who has always been one of my favorite actors, passed away recently. Leaving behind a lifetime's worth of great roles.

While maybe not Torn's greatest role, his characterization of Scully the piratical restaurant owner, sea captain, and sailing instructor in Summer Rental with John Candy has always been one of my personal favorites.



Listening to David Lindley & Wally Ingram

So it goes...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A good channel/cause...

A world without ice, some needful reading, and a whole lot of oil...

Here's a YouTube channel you should be watching which deserves some support.



Enough said.

Listening to Ley Line

So it goes...

Monday, July 08, 2019

Oh yeah...

A good point on the soccer front, something on the subject of enablers, and a book well worth reading...

All kinds of cool!





More information here.

Listening to Dire Wolves

So it goes...

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Good stuff regarding the Pelagic Autopilot...

A distinction of note, an important question, and in the "It is what it is" department...

Atom Voyager installs and tests the Pelagic Autopilot.



Listening to Chris Thile and friends cover the Beach Boys

So it goes...

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Really?

At the corner of Greed and Profit, an excellent point, and over in the "So much for the dollar being the universal money standard" department...

To be honest I'm not sure if I should be laughing or crying.



Listening to Handmade Moments

So it goes...

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Think cockpit shower on steroids...

Scalzi with a lucid take on the Democratic candidates, an article you might need to read, and in the "This nearly made my head explode" department...

Small Boats Monthly (always a worthwhile read) has an interesting and useful project you might want to check out.



Listening to some music from Texas

So it goes...