Tuesday, September 16, 2014

But they’re called ‘representatives’

89% of House Republicans and 47% of House Democrats are white men. 31% of U.S. residents are non-Hispanic white men.

Drone picture of climbers on the summit of the Matterhorn.
Photo - Earth Pics

Drone picture of climbers on the summit of the Matterhorn.

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When Legends Collide
Elvis Presley giving Muhammad Ali a $10K robe with “People’s Champion” inscribed on it. (February 14, 1973) 
Photo - History In Pictures

When Legends Collide

Elvis Presley giving Muhammad Ali a $10K robe with “People’s Champion” inscribed on it. (February 14, 1973)

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(More) fun facts to know and tell

Child poverty rate fell in 2013 for first time since 2000. But 19.9% of children under 18 still lived in poverty.

We win! We win! (What do we win?)

We win! We win! (What do we win?)

My kids look at pictures of Keith from this era and comment on how young he looks. I think about how old he looks (compared to the pimply-faced kid I first knew him as).

My kids look at pictures of Keith from this era and comment on how young he looks. I think about how old he looks (compared to the pimply-faced kid I first knew him as).

Team Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth Games uniform 
(Picture: Kenny Smith/PA)
I assume they’re voting ‘Yes’.

Team Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth Games uniform

(Picture: Kenny Smith/PA)

I assume they’re voting ‘Yes’.

Somebody didn’t think this through…

An unfortunately placed gold panel captured the imaginations of thousands of cycling enthusiasts this weekend when the Colombian women’s team debuted their new team uniforms.
- Gawker

Somebody didn’t think this through…

An unfortunately placed gold panel captured the imaginations of thousands of cycling enthusiasts this weekend when the Colombian women’s team debuted their new team uniforms.

- Gawker

Today’s music video

Every Time I Roll the Dice - Delbert McClinton (Live, 1992)

I’ve mentioned him several times before — Delbert is my go-to guy whenever I want to get my foot a-tappin’ and a smile on my mug. These days Delbert runs cruises where a boatload of his fans get on board and he plays every night. Alcohol is served.  Now that would be a party, my friends.

(I think this clip is from the always-excellent Austin City Limits)

The Roycroft Dictionary - Elbert Hubbard

Democracy: i. A form of government by popular ignorance. 
2. The dwarf's paradise. 3. Any political system where male 
votes are substitutes for brains.