Monday, June 18, 2012

lisleman’s broken news

Those other news outlets offer breaking news. Over here you'll find slightly damaged news on clearance. Don’t come here expecting fresh news. What you can expect here is stale opinion aged wisdom on the news.

picture from The Farmers Airship site

Yo got your zeppelin up? 

I first posted about Airship Ventures back in late 2008. A zeppelin comeback.  Not the dazed and confused stairway to heaven type. (easy to get dazed and confused on the stairway to most anywhere) No this is a zeppelin flying comeback. An airship company has been operating in California. Farmers Insurance is a big sponsor so you can find out more at “The Farmers Airship” site. The site has a gallery of zeppelin pictures which is the source of the above picture. 

Speaking of sponsors, anyone want to sponsor me on a zeppelin flight? I promise pictures and a great post. I would love to get off the ground for awhile.

This zeppelin is down. 

Like six feet under I think. Last month Led Zeppelin II of downstate Illinois (Chicagoland people call most of Illinois downstate - sad isn’t it) died of a heart attack. I didn’t know him but the album was a favorite part of my teens. 

Changing your name to a rock band name is big change.  For him it came after another big change in his life, a divorce. I wonder if a possible Led Zeppelin obsession contributed to the divorce. The article states that he redid his living room in album covers.

Oh wait a minute (or two) 

Remember that new follower I shared a picture of a few posts ago? No, that’s ok, I found out she can play the accordion and sing (at the same time too!). Here she is performing a Led Zeppelin cover.






(now don't be thinking I have a SC obsession - if it makes you happy some summer day after I soak up the sun I'll make a change and will be leaving Las Vegas because everyday is a winding road.  obsession - HA don't be silly)

another circus 

17 comments:

OneStonedCrow said...

Hehehe Bill ... reading your title I was wondering which is better (or worse) - broken or fixed news ...

... sorry, I'm broke ... have you considered stowing away on a Zeppelin flight?

It's ok to obsess about SC ... she's gorgeous ...

jnoragon said...

Zeppelins certainly are iconic. I believe Goodyear is replacing it's blimps with zeppelins. Now that is a heartbreaker.

lisleman said...

blimps vs. zeppelins - I consider them about the same. Size and passenger capacity might be different. Goodyear zeppelin sounds strange.
thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

I was on a cruise once and during our disaster drill, we were all standing around in the dining hall with our life vests on and I looked up to see a huge painting of a zeppelin and asked my neighbor, "That's not the Hindenberg is it?" She glared at me.


From LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem:
"We party rock yea! that's the crew that I'm reppin'
On the rise to the top, no led in our zeppelin."

lisleman said...

I should listen to more LMFAO music. "Sexy And I Know It" is the only one I'm familiar with. thanks

OneStonedCrow said...

mmmm I don't know why but my comment yesterday was published then disappeared ... oh well ... probably floating around in space among the rest of the lost comments ...

Kathy said...

You crack me up.....I'd much rather ride in a Zeppelin listening to Zeppelin than a hot air balloon!

lisleman said...

I did switch to a new version of DISQUS so maybe they still have bugs in it. Your comment this time is still here.
thanks

lisleman said...

I agree the world needs more zeppelin

unknownmami said...

I love seeing zeppelins in the sky. Listening to them on the ground is okay too.

lisleman said...

"zeppelins in the sky" - should be the title of something. Do you have a favorite Led Zeppelin song?
thanks

unknownmami said...

Hmmm, I don't know about 1 single favorite. That is quite a commitment to make to a song.

lisleman said...

yeah but you could Ramble On Over The Hills And Far Away Dazed And Confused but be careful not to have a Communication Breakdown. But no matter, just don't be a Heartbreaker.

unknownmami said...

You know, I'm not handing out prizes for cramming as many song names into a reply as you can, but perhaps you will find your reward on the stairway to heaven.

lisle reader said...

reading from the Lisle library - great blog

Bearman Cartoons said...

I prefer stale aged wisdom. Hindsight offers a lot

lisleman said...

Good you found the right place. How about a bagel? Don't pay attention to the smashed-up side. I used it to hammer a nail.

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