September 4th, 2007

  • lizhand

We're shocked, shocked

Survey in the British Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health determines that rock stars die young!,,2161966,00.html

With a life expectancy similar to that of medieval Europe — 35 for Brits, 42 for Americans — the results underscore more than ever the importance of analyzing Keith Richards' DNA. Oh, and it's also time we start work on Soylent Paisley:

""There is nothing sadder than an old rock star," said ex-NME journalist and author Steven Wells. "We have far too many middle-aged rock stars hanging around, clogging things up. It is a microcosm of the way the baby boomers have dragged youth culture into the grave with them.""

-- Posted by Liz Hand

A Major Spider

Check this monster out!  It had spun its web over the picnic table, ready to descend on any crumbs, human or otherwise, at the table . . .   For some reason, I didn't notice its presence until about midway through dinner last night!

A few weeks ago, on his excellent blog, 14theditch, Jeff Ford had a post about the onset of fall, and the signs whereby we judge that the season has turned.  These spiders don't usually appear down here at the Delaware shore until late September, but this year they are obviously early.

posted by paulw