Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Chasers and the Chaste

I suspect I may have been the last of my circle of friends to lose my virginity — maybe next-to-last. Part of this was because I was a dweeb, which diminished the available opportunities, but part of it was also … Continue reading

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A Seasonally Appropriate Song…

… from one of my favorite bands. It’s a terrific little piece of Southwestern noir in the bargain. What’s not to like?

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Not Sure I Trust This.

This test said that I read about 4,430 words per minute. In past tests, I’ve tended to come in around 2-3000 wpm. Still, this is amusing, and I like the estimated completion times feature. And it gives me an excuse … Continue reading

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Can You Hope They Both Lose?

The Westboro Baptist Church is picketing a Nickelback show. Come on, asteroid strike. (And no, Westboro doesn’t get a “faith” tag. I feel bad enough putting a “music” tag on this one.)  

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I Defer to the President’s Experience

Jim Geraghty reports that the President is warning the public to beware of politicians who overpromise and underdeliver. Well, they say to write what you know.

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Golden Slumbers

I’ve mentioned before that the Spawn is a fourth-generation fantasy and sf reader, and at least a third-gen comic reader. Because my dad was interested in a wide range of art, from Michelangelo to Norman Rockwell, comic art was taken … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Professor Mondo:
Maj. Warren S. Moore, Sr., USA (1914-61, WW II, Korea) Sgt. James Michial Moore, USA (1949-69, KIA, Vietnam) A1C Warren S. Moore, Jr., USAF (1943-2009, Vietnam era) And from last year: Archibald MacLeish was an…

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QotD: Dennis Miller Edition

Dennis Miller has been one of my favorite stand-up comics for a long time, not least because he could never be accused of dumbing his work down. Granted, sometimes the cascade of subreferences can get a little wearying, but he’s … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Indy

When I was a kid in the 70s, all I knew about auto racing was what I had gleaned from the Speed Racer show and ads in comic books for slot car tracks, Hot Wheels, and Johnny Lightning. What I … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a bit of an acid-rock kick this week. The Spawn and I were listening to this one as I took her to school this morning, and as we drove, she slipped on a note-perfect stoner hippie chick … Continue reading

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