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(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, October 19, 2009

In Mendocino:

Typical Leftist.  Obama-Biden sticker, Save The Earth, Save The Nematodes, Save Armpit Hair On Women,  Impeach Bush, No Drilling, Outlaw Butter, No Carbon -- driving an early 90s American hog Buick four-door which averages 15 to 16 mpg and last had a tune-up in 2002.  Completely trashed and thrashed interior.  "Hypocrites, table for two, please" anyone?

Beautiful waves.  Little breeze, looking south from the town of Mendocino.

Looking east, Highway 1 bridge over Big River, through the sand flats at low tide.

Closer, Highway 1 bridge over the Big River.

We came downstairs in the Mendocino Hotel this afternoon for some cups of tea.  We'd first gone to the Gallery Bookshop in town, where I purchased The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickock by Richard Matheson -- a rarity in the publishing world, particularly in paperback.  

You might recall that Richard Matheson is the author of Nightmare At 20,000 Feet (you remember William Shatner in, essentially, his first starring role -- on The Twilight Zone?), The Incredible Shrinking Man (again, made into a film), Hell House (another movie), I Am Legend (made into a recent movie starring Will Smith and an earlier 1971 film with Charleton Heston entitled The Omega Man), What Dreams May Come (a 1998 film with Robin Williams), Somewhere In Time (a 1980 film with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour), A Stir of Echoes (1999, with Kevin Bacon), and the author of a story translated into the very first movie directed by Steven Spielberg (on TV): Duel.  He also wrote The Enemy Within for the original Star Trek series.

Author Richard Matheson, by the way, born in 1926, is 83 this year.  Matheson has influenced any number of creative artists to include Anne Rice, Stephen King, Steven Spielberg and George Romero.  

What an incredible body of work Mr Matheson possesses.

I would hope you'd be inclined to pick up some or many of his books.

The foghorn still sounds, outside our deck.  In the darkness.



Blogger Tim said...

I am legend w/will smith was way beter than the omaga man. Mustangs rock! I always rent one when I can. U R on vacay! Stop w/ the politics b4 I have to kick ur butt! Enjoy!

Sun Oct 18, 09:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wait -- time for more politics!!


Mon Oct 19, 10:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

Some of his stuff was incredible. Other stuff so-so.

The book Omega Man was far better than either movie.

Mon Oct 19, 11:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

In Mendocino when it isn't politics it's pot.

Mon Oct 19, 01:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

LMAO at the top pict. We saw a lot of that in Idylwild earlier in the year...Idiots, but at least they are consistently stupid...

Great pics of the views, hope you're having a great time... I don't read as much as I'd like, I may read more when I retire...Besides according to the libturd mentality we are all a bunch of uneducated hicks...I gotta keep up the front.

Mon Oct 19, 06:27:00 PM PDT  

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