Monthly Archives: May 2006

I Totally Spaced On Dying Today

I am on occasion forgetful, but you think I’d remember to do something really important, like die in a giant tsunami. I have received information psychically, which is corroborated by scientific data, according to which on May 25, 2006 a … Continue reading

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Animal Sounds

I have periodically enjoyed asking people what sounds animals make in various languages. Not the animals themselves; the way we imitate them. They aren’t the same. For example, in Russian, dogs go “guff guff guff.” Don’t ask me where they … Continue reading

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How to Make the Post Office Less Enjoyable

So, what ways could we think of to make the experience of going to the post office less enjoyable? I have to vote for a customer bringing a screaming baby in and proceeding to ignore it while using the postal … Continue reading

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MSTified Serenity

So you’re a fan of Serenity and Mystery Science Theater 3000. What else could there be to complete your life, but a transcript of a hypothetical MST3K treatment of Serenity? No, Ginger, don’t go there until you’re a “Firefly” fan … Continue reading

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Aid Can Be Tricky

CNN has a very interesting Reuters story demonstrating how poorly-targeted aid can hurt some while helping others. A year and a half ago, terrorists took a school in Beslan, Russia, and and killed many of the students and teachers. More … Continue reading

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Beer Note to Self

Stieglbock is very nice–almost a little sweet, but smooth and rich. Nice beer for a spring evening.

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Is the Problem Really Unskilled Immigrants?

So people are all upset at these illegal immigrants coming in, and they think the dirty, smelly, uneducated (*cough*brown*cough*) ones are the problem, even if economists disagree that they’re a problem. But while the polite Canadian or German immigrant may … Continue reading

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Let’s See If We Can Spot the Fake Libertarian

Neo-nazi posing as a “Christian Libertarian“: And he will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: “Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it’s just not going to work.” Not only will it work, but … Continue reading

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OK, So Just Checking…

So we all know tonight’s performance was a crock of shit from just about every side, right? There is no immigration “crisis”, nor are the National Guard going to do a damned thing, nor does this have anything to do … Continue reading

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Wow, That’s Some Snark!

Sure, I’m sarcastic. But even I have trouble achieving the Snark Per Paragraph ratio of the Sploid post entitled “Clinton Bows to Father Bush“: The Bush-Clinton dynasty laughed in the face of “Democrats” and “Republicans” again this weekend when ex-president … Continue reading

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