Archive for the ‘General Foolishness’ Category

H1N1 flu shots coming in October!

I assume those of you who oppose “social­ized med­i­cine”, “Obamacare” and gen­eral single-​​​​payer or pub­lic health won’t be get­ting vac­ci­nated. Since, after all, it’s gum­mint med­i­cine you’d be get­ting as opposed to some­thing cre­ated in the “Free Market” three years too late and at a cost-​​​​per-​​​​dose equal to a house pay­ment. Good. The sooner you ass­holes drop […]

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Just to clarify on the Beatles’ Live and Let Die

The lyric is not …in this ever-​​​​changing world in which we live in… It is …in this ever-​​​​changing world in which we’re livin’… Got it? Good. Now, after forty years, you can rest easy. Let the topic be closed until this planet is scorched into ash by our own sun. On this ever chang­ing world on […]

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Okay, Okay.

I’ll stop whin­ing. Like hell I will. 107 degrees — and stormy. Can you begin to imag­ine the kind of humid­ity that means?

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Monotony, thy name be desert weather

Sure, it’s con­sis­tent — but I mean, come on. It’s weather like this that makes you feel a day lasts an entire month. What the fore­cast doesn’t show, of course, is the steady 20-​​​​mile-​​​​per-​​​​hour wind that blows in con­stantly from the west-​​​​southwest and feels about as com­fort­able as stand­ing beside an open kiln for 16 hours at a time. […]

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There’s more to news than condiments

Fox’s obses­sion with mus­tard vari­eties in re Obama’s cheese­burger might have called your atten­tion away from a few other things wor­thy of note. It’s not necrophilia if you’re dead, too. You know those inter­est­ing sculpture/​​exhibition dis­plays of actual human bod­ies that have been pre­served and put into fas­ci­nat­ing poses? The lat­est round fea­tures some exam­ples of the bodies […]

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Apple improved its DRM-​​free purchase policy! Woot!

A while back Apple went DRM free with iTunes, a move her­alded far and wide by sundry and all. On the plus side, los­ing encryp­tion while improv­ing audio play­back is a clear value-​​​​added bonus for we long­time users. I can actu­ally put the music I pur­chased onto non-​​​​iPod devices now, such as my smart­phone. This has empleas­ened me. On the […]

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What she said

in reply, bor­row­ing from Song of Songs: More delight­ful is your love than wine. My lover belongs to me and I to him. I sought him, whom my heart loves. I sought him but I did not find him. I will rise then and go about the city. In the streets and cross­ings I will seek him whom my heart loves. I […]

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Then, and now

What I wrote in 2004: They still ride in the lock of time, breath­ing with tril­lions of oth­ers across three wide dimen­sions and a fourth still unbro­ken in one direc­tion, and they know they will die but will never die, for this is the feel­ing that has moved every man from the first human stir­ring of heart […]

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Oh, well yes, of course.

Naturally I’m in love with her, and told her so on Valentine’s Day.* I mean, duh. She can quote from Holy Grail**, knows what a d20 is, likes Firefly and doesn’t live in her par­ents’ base­ment. You just can’t do bet­ter than that. ==== * Awwwwwwww. ** Those of you think­ing, “She’s got huge tracts of…” You […]

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Hup!

I’m work­ing on start­ing a stu­pid meme, derived partly from Harvey Birdman: Ending dif­fer­ent thoughts with “…in my pants.”* A sort of com­bi­na­tion of Bulwer-​​​​Lytton and ado­les­cent humor, as in, “It was a dark and stormy night … in my pants.” The only real rule is that it’s got to be a rec­og­niz­able lit­er­ary ref­er­ence. I men­tioned this at […]

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Some of my friends have talent.

Ayup. I’ve known this guy for years. (Wait for him to sing. It’s worth it.) So there.

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Okay, so maybe I was wrong.

A while back I said this was prob­a­bly the best photo I’d ever taken. I didn’t count on this. Or this. Sisters, brother. Beautiful kids, beau­ti­ful day. Oh my God, what a beau­ti­ful day.

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