Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jobs Are Not Created

I’m disturbed when I hear anyone talk about “creating jobs”.  It’s not just that I doubt their sincerity (though I usually do).  It’s that it’s a dismissive attitude insulting to those of us who honestly presume that we’re paid because … Continue reading

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Go Mongolia!

From Stephen Bodio’s Querencia via On A Wing And A Whim comes this: That is correct!  A fur clad falconer on a horse is all that and a bag of chips!  Stephen Bodio is into falconry and On A Wing … Continue reading

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The Kill O Zap Has Been Invented!

“The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. ‘Make it evil,’ he’d been told. ‘Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear … Continue reading

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Dickens Chickens

Because I’m too Curmudgeonly to take up golf as a hobby I raise chickens on the side. It’s a little extra cash for a little extra work. Life is like that. We sell eggs and recently started taking orders for … Continue reading

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It Could Be Worse

From Dead Man Dance and A Trainwreck In Maxwell is an excellent video.  It shows literally every nuclear weapon detonated on earth.  In time scale too; very clever.  It’s oddly poetic.  (Of course it’s SFW too!)  I didn’t know how … Continue reading

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Manly Logging Stuff!

Behold the mighty device which I have acquired! That’s a 48″ Timberjack.  Or as I like to call it; “Thor’s Pincers Of Amageddon”.  I have a desire to carry it around on Halloween or weld it to my truck’s hood.  … Continue reading

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A Belated Acknowledgement Of An Elegant Device

My old truck has a superb user interface. The headlight switch is big, obvious, and not surprisingly labeled “headlight”. When I flip it “on”, the lights go on. When I flip it “off”, the lights go off.  If you leave … Continue reading

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On Procrastination

These things take time.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  At first it was too cold out. Then the ladder was frozen so I couldn’t expand it (I live in a cold climate…this actually did happen).  Though the dark winter … Continue reading

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The Magic Of The Media

I’ve been unable to post lately because I’m mired in construction.  (The horror!)  Have you enjoyed the peace and quiet? Meanwhile a specific pattern has emerged around the suffering in Japan.  It’s too ridiculous to ignore so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dersu The Trapper

Because I know you’re all looking for antiquated Russian adventure stories I’d like to recommend Dersu the Trapper.  For those of you who like Lewis and Clark type adventure I heartily recommend it. This is a book I couldn’t put … Continue reading

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