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GCW Fun is the quick-witted, energetic, happy go lucky younger sibling of the jocose but prolix, sometimes abstruse Heck of a Guy blog

Email: DrHGuy -AT- 1heckofaguy.com
Nov 12

So Long, Tumblr

After a three year run, I’m reluctantly moving content from Tumblr to another site.

For an obsessive sort like me, the ongoing problems with Tumblr Search are especially frustrating, and the philosophical clash between Tumblr and Google with its negative impact on rankings have likewise become unendurable.

I have transferred copies of the Good Clean Wholesome Fun posts to a new site, DrHGuy and will continue to add content there.

As of today, I will no longer be adding material to this Good Clean Wholesome Fun site although I will, for the time being, keep this iteration of Good Clean Wholesome Fun intact and online.

It’s been real.

DrHGuy

Oct 28
The Ozarks Spook Light (also see preceding post), which is certainly scary enough for Halloween.  From Spooklight Story

The Ozarks Spook Light (also see preceding post), which is certainly scary enough for Halloween.  From Spooklight Story

Aug 30

And We’re Still Making Love In My Secret Life - A Video For Julie: The poignant “In My Secret Life” by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson is the soundtrack for a series of images of my life with Julie, my much-beloved, fiercely smart, extraordinarily talented and sexy wife, who died in 1999 from cancer diagnosed the week of our wedding nearly 20 years earlier.

Jun 28
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Jun 10

Leonard Cohen Red Rocks Concert In 6 Minute Time Lapse Video. Best Of Leonard Cohen World Tour 2008-2009

Mar 10
Man can do what he will, but he cannot will what he will
— Schopenhauer
Mar 03
Microsoft Software Packaging - Stupid or Malicious or Stupid & Malicious? Yep, opening the box that contains the  Vista and Office 2007 CDs is so difficult that online tutorials, including this one found on the Microsoft Windows web site, are posted to assist the hapless customer who - get this - thought the $197 price of Office Professional 2007 included entrée to the software residing within those nifty boxes.

Microsoft Software Packaging - Stupid or Malicious or Stupid & Malicious? Yep, opening the box that contains the  Vista and Office 2007 CDs is so difficult that online tutorials, including this one found on the Microsoft Windows web site, are posted to assist the hapless customer who - get this - thought the $197 price of Office Professional 2007 included entrée to the software residing within those nifty boxes.

Feb 28
You’re up against some heavy competition. King David, Homer, you’re up against Shakespeare, Dante, Donne, you’re up against Whitman. It’s like going up against Muhammad Ali if you’re a pretty good neighborhood boxer, and that’s what I think of myself as. I’m just a pretty good neighborhood boxer. Legacy? I never thought that it would mean anything to me when I’m dead. I’m going to be busy.
— Leonard Cohen on his standing as a poet and his take on the notion of his legacy. From his interview with LA Times music blog: Leonard Cohen reborn in the U.S.A. | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times
Jan 09
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
— Leonard Cohen
Nov 06
When I see people around me who are struggling and frightened, it really doesn’t feel like a good time to shop
The Latest Style: Self-Denial - WSJ.com Quoting Mindy Gail, executive director of the British American Business Council in Los Angeles, who is characterized in this feature story as one who “until recently possessed clothes she had never worn,” this WSJ article chimes in with their explication of the trend identified earlier  by the  NY Times that, to use the subtitle of the WSJ piece, “In a Troubled Economy, Splurges Seem Shameful, and Cheap Is Cool”
Hesitating Over a Smartphone’s Price? It Could Save You Money - NYTimes.com From the folks who warned you to forget caviar in these financially precarious days, The New York Times points out to the budget-minded that a smartphone costing a few hunded dollars is capable, if loaded with price comparison programs, of saving one $2.02  from the $10 list price of Jimmy Buffett’s “Scenes You Know by Heart,” music video.

Hesitating Over a Smartphone’s Price? It Could Save You Money - NYTimes.com From the folks who warned you to forget caviar in these financially precarious days, The New York Times points out to the budget-minded that a smartphone costing a few hunded dollars is capable, if loaded with price comparison programs, of saving one $2.02  from the $10 list price of Jimmy Buffett’s “Scenes You Know by Heart,” music video.

Nov 04

Democracy (live performance) - Leonard Cohen. Sometimes, like today, the obvious choice is the right choice.

Nov 01
Everyone is very conscious of the fact that while Rome is burning, we shouldn’t be having a great time … Nobody’s ordering caviar as a first course.
Forget Caviar - Holiday Parties Feel the Pinch - NYTimes Reader Alert: For those who are dealing with the “Caviar - serve it or not” dilemma, the NY Times is on the spot with the answer. (Quote is from Sean Driscoll, a partner in Glorious Food caterers.)
Mysterious Machu Picchu The lost city of the Incas, located in the Peruvian Andes, is described in this well written WSJ article. Excerpt: Machu Picchu is an engineering marvel. The weighty stone blocks used to construct its 200-plus buildings were hauled huge distances, probably using ramps. Those terrace walls and houses are mortared, but the special places, like the Temple of the Sun, are not. They are made of precisely cut blocks that fit together perfectly, without mortar, like Lego pieces. More impressive, the pieces also fit snugly against irregular natural rock formations.

Mysterious Machu Picchu The lost city of the Incas, located in the Peruvian Andes, is described in this well written WSJ article. Excerpt: Machu Picchu is an engineering marvel. The weighty stone blocks used to construct its 200-plus buildings were hauled huge distances, probably using ramps. Those terrace walls and houses are mortared, but the special places, like the Temple of the Sun, are not. They are made of precisely cut blocks that fit together perfectly, without mortar, like Lego pieces. More impressive, the pieces also fit snugly against irregular natural rock formations.