Sunday, December 20, 2009

This'n and that'n.

It seems like every other ad on T.V. last night was for Walmart.


Dollhouse has gotten really, really good in the last three weeks. You know, right after it was canceled. Like Firefly, if Joss Whedon could just figure out how to start his shows at the level they're at when they're canceled, he might have a hit.


Thought I saw a two-headed driver this morning, but it was a guy and his dog. Those of you who were born after bucket seats and seat belts don't probably remember two headed drivers. Oh, nothing like young love, scooting as close as possible, hands on each others, ah hem, thighs....


C.S.I Las Vegas is still a very interesting show, but without Peterson, weirdly, it seems like the character Nick has become the most forward presence. Not who I would've guessed. Fishburne has chosen to take a low-key approach....


Got in a case of Potamus figures, by Kozik, bad attitude hippos, who need a shave and have a cigarette dangling from their sneering lips, and a swastika (or russian scrip) tatooed on their sides. Haven't sold any, strangely.

I like them.


I do believe Settlers of Catan is turning viral...I sold four or five of them, yesterday.

But not yet Redneck Life. (Whoever ends the game with the most teeth, wins!.)


John Costa has an editorial this morning where he maintains Oregon is friendly to people, not business. Oregon, he maintains, has "developed a fear of expansion."

Implied, I guess, is that we should be friendly to business but not people?

Meanwhile, the lead story on the front page of his own paper says about the Bend growth plan, "...state officials said the city's calculation of the need for new housing and residential land contained 'fatal flaws in the city's assumptions, analyses, findings and conclusions,' leading to larger-than-necessary expansion."

So, I guess he's right about the state being against "larger-than-necessary expansion." Only he calls it "fear of expansion."

At first, I thought it was ironic that he's editorializing against "fear of expansion" at the same time as the state has accused Bend of having "larger-than-necessary expansion," but of course it was a not-so-direct challenge.

I guess we know what the Bulletin's editorials are going to be about next year.

But I can tell you, Juniper Ridge as far as I'm concerned was a boondoggle, and I'd be more inclined these days to believe the state than the city.


So Bend Bubble Two can't resist another post, about Bend having the #1 drop in housing prices.

Dude, this kind of stuff is going to keep on coming. You didn't really need to pull the plug. I figure we're only a third or less of the way through this; and there are still plenty of people wanting to pull the wool over our eyes.

1 comment:

H. Bruce Miller said...

In his column last week Costa said The Bulletin supports the state's land use laws. While they might support them in principle, principle tends to go out the window whenever the land use laws conflict with the wishes of local development interests. The UGB expansion is ridiculously large and will get shot down by the state, and the city will have to spend god knows how many more hours of valuable staff time redrawing it.