A moment of silence for good ol’ Joey

April 15, 2001 

“Joey Ramone, lead singer of legendary punk band the Ramones, passed away Sunday at the age of 49.

The towering frontman, born Jeffrey Hyman, did not respond to treatment for lymphatic cancer, a disease that attacks the body’s ability to fight infection. U2’s “In a Little While” was playing in his room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital when he died at 2:40 p.m.”  Sad, sad day.

Hope Joey is up there in Rock and Roll heaven having a good time, and knowing that he is still loved down here.

Love you Joey


“If you don’t register, you can’t vote and if you don’t vote, democracy doesn’t work.”- Frank Zappa

Register to Vote Today

Dear Dr. Dot,

Are you and your friends and family registered to vote? As a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists activist network, we know you care about the democratic process and want to make sure that your voice is heard. Generally, only about 50 percent of eligible voters actually cast a ballot. Here are two easy things you can do to improve these numbers: 

1. Register Today with easy online tools

2. Spread the Word
If you are already registered there is still more you can do. Send the following letter to your friends, family, and coworkers to encourage them to register to vote. Copy and paste the text into a new email and send it to your contacts.

Dear [recipients name],

More than 200 million Americans are eligible to vote in state and national elections, yet barely half voted in the 2000 presidential election. As that election demonstrated, every vote counts. It is time that we had a real increase in participation in this process. Register today and encourage your other friends as well.  Thanks to the web, it is now easier than ever.  Just click on this link and fill out the online form,

Dr. Dot

So I am home now ( don’t know why the letters are so huge) but as predictied, it was the flight from HELL. From my Berlin house door, to my NYC house door, it took all in all 18 hours! I am exhausted. Please think of Joey for at least one minute today and smile. And, if you haven’t registered to vote yet and you CAN vote here, please feel free to do so above, it’s easy and we need some good folks in the White House if you get my drift.

overly tired,