Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Shafted: Philip Ransome

Philip Ransome is  law abiding citizen.  His van backfired. A neighbor (reasonably) thought it was a gunshot and (reasonably) called the police.  The police (unreasonably) decided to re-enact an action movie.  Fortunately the only fatality was the van. Kansan City’s … Continue reading

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Joe Biden Is A Tool

“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive.” Joe Biden, October 26, 2010 I want to know just two things.  First; how can a … Continue reading

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It Is Black Friday…

…and I haven’t bought any of the cheap plastic shit that stores squat and expel into the gaping mouths of well trained consumers nationwide.  I did not go to the mall.  Nobody cut me off in traffic.  I did not … Continue reading

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I Want To Buy This Liquor Immediately!

A liquor commercial featuring a man in a top hat and an exploding alligator.  I can dig it. A follow up commercial that tells the PETA crowd to fuck off?  That turns the awesome dial to eleven. Extra points for … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Anniversary: Is It Something Or Nothing?

Apparently Russia was in Afghanistan for 110 months.  Apparently the US is fast closing in on our 110 month “anniversary” with Afghanistan.  It would seem a wise time for introspection about what that means. I sniffed around the interwebs looking … Continue reading

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Cold Season

I have a cold. It feels like a hybrid of the Bubonic Plague and Ebola. It came quickly. Saturday afternoon I was on a ladder installing a ceiling (and making good progress I might add). By dinner I was a … Continue reading

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Theory and Practice

Today’s post may be a bit philosophical which is something I tend to avoid.  Further, I’ve had a crazy morning and I haven’t finished my coffee yet so it may devolve into a mess.  Stay with me as I try … Continue reading

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Warning…Man With No Clue Running Adaptive.Curmudgeon’s IT Department

I’ve been using wordpress.com because I’m a cheap, unmotivated, lazy bastard.  Unfortunately my posts are living somewhere in cyberspace (possibly somewhere near Jimmi Hoffa’s storage site) and I have the kind of slow connection that makes geeks all over the … Continue reading

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The Press’ Definition Of A “Risky Experiment”

I can’t help but ramble about media bias.  My heartburn is caused by reporting about government debt so please allow me four bullet points to clarify my Curmudgeonly position. I think government debt is a bad thing which will bite … Continue reading

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Falling Short Of Lofty Goals

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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