Mmmmm…. Dead Cow

Greetings from the swanky Hotel Intercontinental in Montreal. Been in this fair city for almost a week now, on work. But now that the weekend is here, I’ve decided to reward myself with some decadence, beginning with a $60 steak and continuing with a 2-hour massage. Here’s a pic of the magnificent 22 ounce rib-eye steak from Moishe’s on St Laurent Blvd, so big it took me two days to finish it. My hand is included for scale:

The Other Ray sends us this site of pretty pictures from nature. Here’s a taste:


Here are some random news bits and observations:

A high school teacher in Virginia ran an escort service on the side. When the school discovered her side business, she “chose” to resign, rather than being fired. Now, regardless of how you might feel about the so-called “escort” business, it remains legal in the state of Virginia. From all accounts, this woman was not engaged in anything illegal or even hidden. So what’s the problem? Obviously, the “community” was displeased with the morality of her business. But would anyone demand the same scrutiny and discretion of someone who, say, was also a tobacco farmer? Or who owned shares in Walmart? Both of those examples feature involvement in legal activities that can be shown to contribute to the detriment of society and its health. Yet, once again, it’s activities of a sexual nature that are set aside for hypocritical treatment.

All of the US Presidential candidates, on both sides of the aisle, have spoken belligerently about Iran. The most vocal has been John McCain. Hillary —she of the “obliterate” quote— is not far behind. With all this frantic rationalization for “pre-emptive” war, has no one considered that it also serves to justify possible action by the Iranians? Think about it: prominent Presidential hopefuls are basing their platforms on their intents to attack and possibly invade Iran. So, according to the ridiculous dictates of “pre-emptive war”, wouldn’t Iran be justified in pre-emptively “addressing” those individuals by whatever means they saw fit, including militarily? Just sayin’.

Onto matters of less importance…. Fans of the new Battlestar Galactica know that this, the final season, features as its great central mystery the hidden identity of the final human-seeming Cylon. Prior to this season, a photograph, emulating the Last Supper, was released to the media, supposedly with clues implicit as to the identity of this last Cylon:


One fellow has analyzed the photo and has made his own conclusion about the hidden one’s identity. If you don’t want to know what he concludes, don’t click here.

Lastly, check out this priceless “success story” for the Indian matrimonial site, Shaadi.com:

“DEAR SIR,
WE GOT MARRIED ON 25 DEC LAST YEAR. WE PROCESSED THE MATRIMONY CASE THROUGH SHAADI.COM. WE ARE ENCLOSING THE PHOTOGRAPH FOR YOUR REFERENCE. THE CASE PROGRESSED WITH ITS USUAL HICCUPS:
THE PARENTS WERE DEALING THE CASE ON OUR BEHALF. WE FOUND THAT DIRCT DEALING WITH THE BOY/GIRL IS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT ‘NOT A SERIOUS PURSUIT’

THE CORRESPONDENCE /CHATTING STOPPED FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND THE CASE APPEARED AS GOOD AS DROPPED; BUT THEN BOY’S PARENTS THOUGHT IT WAS A TAILOR MADE MATCH AND MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO FIZZLE OUT.THE CONNECTION WAS REVIVED AND IT WORKED OUY SUCCESSFULLY;THANKS TO SHAADI.COM”

Awww, how romantic! Isn’t it great when lawyers hook up?

That is all.