Having taught myself, I often rue the fact that I did not learn how to play guitar in a more structured way. Unable to afford lessons, I borrowed a book from the library and practiced the scales and chords until I could play them without thinking about it. The result was that I developed a distinctive style of playing because of a lot of bad habits. Don't get me wrong -- learning the chords and scales is enough if you practice like mad. But if I had started out with some idea of proper chord fingering, picking, and so on, I'd be a totally awesome guitar player, not just the distinctive one that I am. As it is, unlearning 25 years of bad habits is proving difficult, but I'm giving it my best shot.
Nothin' hurts a man like a woman leavin' -- except maybe when Google spurns his website, causing his traffic to fall off a cliff. I wrote one of these for my wife when she left me. It didn't work on her, and I doubt it will work on an algorithm, but here goes.
Fat cats stole $100,000,000 every day from suckers like you and me
If that's not a racket, I don't know what is.
(First of all, I want to give props to this guy, who called this at least a week before the story broke. He needs to take the word "legally" out of the headline, though. There is nothing legal about what Goldman was/is doing.) Read it all
It seems that somehow I have brought the wrath of the Google upon this site yet again. I can tell you something interesting about the Google algorithm (akin to the secret formula for Coca Cola) as it stands at the moment of this writing: Read it all
We all know who you meant when you blamed "bloggers," Sarah
Sarah Palin, bless her heart, will officially resign as governor of Alaska. Praise be to Jeebus! America has officially shed one of its most embarrassingly corrupt, clueless politicians. (She is hot, though, I'll give her that.) Read it all
What's the point in trying to hide it? If by "rich" you mean, "do what you want, live where you want, go where you want, and don't answer to nomufuggin'body except the tax man," I qualify. If by "rich," you mean, "travels the world, romances lovely women, eats well, creates and appreciates beauty," I qualify. Read it all
I am incredibly sad as I write this. One of the greatest entertainers, one of the true shining musical geniuses, one of the most iconic American cultural figures of the past 100 years, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has departed from this world. Read it all
The service and asset based "New Economy" didn't work out so hot
It sounded good on paper: Globalization meant that un-developed economies could become developing economies by manufacturing the things that would be needed in developed economies. Developed economies would provide services and capital to manage and fund new manufacturing and resource extraction enterprises in the Third World. A rising tide would lift all boats. The theory behind the New Economy made some sense. Read it all