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{ Monthly Archives } January 2008

Liberals Anonymous

(via SDA) An introduction to and description of the 13 steps of Liberals Anonymous. Each LibAnon member uses these 13 Steps in an individual way, and so, unfortunately, results cannot be guaranteed.  However, the principles are highly recommended as a program of recovery for even the most egregiously opinionated but uninformed, as well as for […]

Aspiring to a sense of normalcy

In a conversation the other night (a real one, not an on-line exchange) one of the themes of the evening was how the individual I was talking to and I both seem to be aspiring to some sense of normalcy in our lives.  In an abstract way, we both have a version of hero-worship going, […]

Boys will be boys

I suppose I should be saying something on the order of “chronologically unaccomplished humans will be chronologically unaccomplished humans,” or something like it.  Or not. In any case, as a moderately chronologically accomplished human with certain chronologically unaccomplished tastes, after watching this video, I predict the next Fast and Furious movie (1, 2, 3) will […]


Mike at Cold Fury on the lack of an actual conservative in the GOP presidential race: …But just because the GOP offers up 12 percent less liberal excrement doesn’t mean it isn’t still a shit sandwich. And some of us dislike the taste enough to decline the damned thing when the GOP lifts the cover […]

If you get it, you get it. If you don’t, you don’t watch enough anime

Otaku fashion accessories.  (via dispatches from TJICistan)

and then depression set in…

…now Freddie’s Dead. That’s what I said. Wait.  I guess that was Heath Ledger.  Fred just dropped out of the presidential race. My apologies to Curtis Mayfield, of course.

Now what?

I read once that …it doesn’t matter how much money you make you’re still going to be $40 short the day before payday. That has proved more true in my life than I would care to admit.  So, I toss all my change in a cigar box at the end of the day.  When it […]

Canary in a Coal Mine

No, this isn’t a reference to a Police song. When I got home tonight I found all the windows open and the Head Rat curled up in a ball on the bed, crying.  (It was about 40 degrees outside.)  At some point in the afternoon she had tried to cook some eggs and forgot to […]

On Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary died this past week.  I suspect that my daughter doesn’t even know who he was.  But for some of us of a certain age, he was a hero. Growing up on the plains, I developed a fascination with mountains.  I had the good fortune of having an aunt who lived on the […]

The “Don’t call me, I can’t wear my bluetooth earpiece when I’m listening to the” Friday Random Ten

Today’s random ten is brought to you by the letter B, the number 2, and this cat: 1. Sailin’ Shoes – Little Feat 2. Another Bridge – Everything but the Girl 3. Dark Star – Phil Lesh and friends 4. A taste of Honey – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass 5. Big Shoes – […]

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