All Our Yesterdays

… trust me they aren’t as good – or innocent – as we think.

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

Tom Robbins – Still Life with Woodpecker

“Happy,” maybe — but what about “scary” …

… this Chap wondered?

Because in a casual cruise through the wilds of Imgur,

Cough – you dont often read ‘casual cruise’ and ‘imgur’ in the same sentence!

… this Chap came across this discussion — on that most innocent and friendly of childhood story characters, Thomas The Tank Engine.

This young innocent seems very close…

Continue reading “All Our Yesterdays”


This Chap Is …

PROUD … to be a long time fan, supporter and promoter of Apple, for the past 15 years  … and counting. Maybe a post on how that came to be would be in order. Now adding to that, also proud … not to be a US Citizen. I am ashamed – but really more sorry – for this fine country that allowed this misfit into the WhiteHouse.

I am disgusted that The Republicans have allowed themselves to be hijacked – but then again – totally unsurprised, Totally. And that is the saddest thing. Continue reading “Proud”

Expense – All Relative

As you read the news and ogle at the oligarchs with seemingly far too much money to burn – consider this.

Time was when everyone thought that the Apple Watch was an expensive accoutrement. NO longer. It is now officially a bargain.

For you – yes you – too can have an hour glass for a mere $12,000. But better be quick – only 100 are available.

This chap would like to point out that

    • Apple generally sells more than 100 of anything before ‘the supply chain gets constrained’.
    • You can ‘read all a’bart it; here.
    • Cough…

Each is numbered “1 of 100” just below the “HODINKEE” signature on one side, with Marc Newson’s signature on the opposite side. Each custom-fitted orange foam box also contains a leather coaster on which you should always set the Hourglass to avoid scratching it. Likewise, there is a pair of white gloves in each package, and we suggest using them to avoid leaving fingerprints. Finally, each Hourglass includes a copper-foil certificate of authenticity signed by Newson himself.

… each is numbered ‘1 of 100’ – not 1 of 100, 2 of 100, 3 of 100 etc – as would be usual … what’s up with that?

Now I’m Not Comparing …

… but this Chap …

… happened to come across what ‘The Leader of The Free World’ wrote in The guest book of The Holocaust Survivor’s Museum in Israel back in 2008. And then what Trump wrote when he dropped by this week.

In case you can’t make it out – some other chap (ess?) made it easier to read … even though they don’t know how to spell Holocaust … DOH!


So moronic.

Either way works.

Somehow this Chap would not have been surprised to see the “i”s dotted with little hearts…

They were.

United, They Stand — Still…

…as the epitome of corporate arrogance, disregard of any idea of customer service, and understanding of “optics.” Sure, they’re trying hard to change that image. Meantime, there’s this:

Berkeley “Berke” Breathed



Still No Words ….

The Gatling Continues


No – not the sexual predator that just got fired from Phaux news. Nor indeed the esteemed book publisher. No. No – the Auto Parts people …

Did you know that on their site it is possible to try to buy and ‘EB Enterprises Flux Capacitor’ … you didn’t? Go take a look.

You might find it useful if you want to go back in time and change the course of history. (And who doesn’t these days?)

Except that if Graham could have bought one, then surely he already would have. And would probably have engineered this entire blog. Not to mention, unlikely meeting — to make sure the Other Chap would have never written the above. Or at least, have phrased it in a way that made it look like a hoax. Possibly …

Exactly. I think …

Number Two At The Interior Department

Not satisfied with Ryan Zinke as the number one , the number two – who is yet to be approved by the Senate is this guy.

Lest you have forgotten … Continue reading “Still No Words ….”