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Dear God

I’m a big fan of Leg Iron’s rants at underdogs bite upwards.  This, however may be among the two best sentences ever written in the English language: I’m not religious but Dear God, can’t you smack some intelligence into the things you made? You say you made them in your image and they make you […]

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Drugs are Like Shoes…

“Drugs are like shoes: everybody needs them, but they don’t always fit.” I have no idea what that means.‡ The Head Rat has me watching Sense8 on Netflix.  Not one of my favorites (although, I have to admit it’s better when you see the first episode).  The quote is from the show.  I only mention […]

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Garden State moment

Ever have one of those days where you say something and then later realize that you used a combination of words that is so strange it may have never, ever been used by another human being?  Ever?  I’m not talking about made-up words like “shazizzle”, I”m talking about real words. Let me know if you […]

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An alternate wording

AKA: let me fix that for you. I was perusing Facebook a couple of days ago (yes, I know it was a mistake, but sometimes I just can’t help myself) when I noticed one of those slogan/graphic thingys on the wall of one of my left-leaning facebook friends.  It said: “small government” is fascist dog […]

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Getting to know you

Well, school has started again.  I’ve got two online classes this semester in addition to my “on campus” classes.  One of the things I find truly fascinating about the online class experience is that the instructors insist on trying to develop something akin to a sense of community for each class.  Every semester, every class, […]

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QOTD: GOM* edition

Via MArooned: Happiness is a rotating drum grenade launcher. Nothing says “stay off my lawn” or “What are your intentions towards my daughter” like six rounds of high explosives. Follow the link for a picture. *grumpy old man

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QOTD: Epic Realist Edition

One of the frustrating things about blogging is that I read dozens of blog posts a day, and invariably just about the time I’m ready to write something, I find that someone else has expressed pretty much what I wanted to say much more eloquently.  To wit, Kevin at The Smallest Minority on New Year’s […]

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People who are better at this than I am

Three posts I’ve been meaning to write about from guys who are more eloquent and coherent than I am: The ultimate “you didn’t build that” commentary from Iowahawk: Readings from the Book of Barack Borepatch has an explanation of why the “you didn’t build that” comment was not a “taken out of context” moment and […]

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English

Borepatch has links to two cool videos; one on English pronunciation from Shakespeare’s day (some fascinating stuff about puns and plays on words that aren’t recognizable as such in modern English, but are in what they refer to as OP – original pronunciation), and a second which is a humorous, ten minute history of the […]

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Quote of the Day

From MArooned, in a comment on a story about the consequences of Los Angeles County handing out badges to politicians: Nice. Real nice. For some bizarre reason, the police decided to hand out badges to politicians. Why? I don’t know; maybe they ran out of chainsaws to give to toddlers… If you don’t read Jay […]

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