Cleanup

| April 29, 2010

Y’know, if an oil well on land had begun leaking at the rate of the current spill off the coast of Louisiana, I’m fairly sure it could have been contained a whole lot quicker and easier than a well head at the bottom of the #$%#@! ocean. Environmentalists don’t want anyone drilling in a comparatively […]

Hippies… they wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.

| April 19, 2010

Last night — this morning, really — after work, via the Netflix streaming capability of my Blu-Ray player (woohoo!) I watched a bunch of episodes of that great classic police show, Adam-12. During the episode “I’m Still A Cop,” wherein Officer Malloy (Martin Milner) balances his duty as a law enforcement officer with his part-time […]

Wrong. Just Wrong.

| November 17, 2009

Having just returned from my weekly grocery expedition, I would just like to note: seventy-year-old men should, under no circumstances, ever be allowed to wear anything like spandex. I don’t care if you’re Jack LaLanne, I don’t care if you dress it up as “bicycling attire,” it just will not do. I don’t care if […]

Notes from a Late Night Dinner

| October 15, 2009

I’m not saying it pertains to me. Oh, no, no. But, seriously — Tabasco™ brand Habanero Sauce really, really ought to have a “Do not drink product directly from the bottle” warning label. I’m not joking. (Yes, I am.) I’ve been on a chili kick lately. I’ve done the math (sort of, in my head, […]

Survival

| August 5, 2009

I bought some fresh vegetables; when I got home, I found that the girl who bagged them had turned the twist-tie the wrong direction, which prompts me to wonder: How is it, in this day and age, that a person can survive to adulthood — and I mean literally survive, as in not die — […]

Random thought: on networking

| July 7, 2009

Whenever I hear the expression “TCP Promiscuous Mode” I can’t help but think that TCP‘s creators are disappointed about what a hussy TCP has become.

PSA

| June 24, 2009

While it is possible to bleed in a wholly unanticipated way, at a time or place that leave one wondering which particular members of the Greek, Roman, and/or Norse pantheons one might have accidentally crossed, doing so is usually considered bad form. Bleeding can be one of the most useful training tools built into the […]

Stimulus

| February 24, 2009

Truth: when you file your taxes the first week of February, it’s not uncommon to get any refund(s) owed you before the end of the month.* Now, I think I’ll head out to stimulate the economy a bit. *Unless you live in a state that is giving out IOUs instead of refunds.

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings.

| February 9, 2009

It occurred to me today that if the average person woke up one morning feeling like I feel on my best days, he or she would probably be on the phone to their doctor screaming to get an appointment for right now. If that same person woke up feeling like I do on a bad […]

For the record . . .

| February 6, 2009

A vacuum cleaner makes a very poor substitute for a cane.

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