Monthly Archives: May 2011

Off Grid I

I was gone for a while. Did ya’ miss me? I was “off grid” a week or so. It’s not the big deal that you’d think. (I wasn’t cloistered!) I spent some time on a motorcycle, a couple days in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlas Shrugged Get Over It

I appreciate thoughtful literature. Quit laughing! I may look like an imbecile but it’s (usually) an act. Sadly, deep thought sometimes gets unfairly lumped with dour pretentious preachy sermonizers. I will not abide such asshattery. So, unless it’s superlative, it … Continue reading

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Word For The Day: Triage Mowing

Winter held on doggedly and springtime was as cold and unforgiving as an accountant’s frown. Farmers whined about unplowable fields, the woodpile ran out, and the dirt road turned into a quagmire. (Global warming my ass: this is all because … Continue reading

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Because Leaving People Alone Exceeds The Scope Of Their Thinking

Incandescent lightbulbs are a canary in the coal mine.  I’d given them up for dead. But from Small Dead Animals comes this: “The Conservative government wants to postpone pulling the plug on incandescent light bulbs, saying it needs more time … Continue reading

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The Unstoppable: Chesty Puller

In honor of a good friend’s birthday I present something he will appreciate: Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller. Chesty Puller was the ultimate Marine. If you haven’t heard of Chesty Puller, stop what you are doing and start reading … Continue reading

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Word For The Day: Patchouli

Tragically, Nancy at Excels at Nothing was exposed to hippies in their natural environment (a protest of course). She coined a superb term to use when referring to a group of hippies. On another note, it was determined that a … Continue reading

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A Phrase For The Ages

Tam at View From The Porch alerts us to a new and improbably named weapon called the “Elite Tactical Advantage Devastator Shotgun” and then comments as follows: “We have officially crossed the mall ninja marketing buzzword event horizon.” That’s some … Continue reading

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Pretty Blondes and Subaru Fuel

I was in a fast food joint. My enjoyment of non-food, meal-type, calorie portions (I refuse to call it food) was hampered by the many televisions. Who is the pathetic hypertensive adolescent that decided I couldn’t survive a Whopper without … Continue reading

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Engine Porn: Part II

Dr. Mingo’s delightful photos bring to mind a Curmudgeonly Gem Of Insight: If you are a man you should rebuild an engine at least once before you die. There are two exceptions to this rule: Men are exempted to the … Continue reading

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Engine Porn: Part I

Rebuilding an engine is a big project. It’s an art and it’s a science. Some parts are fun. Others are a pain in the ass. There are about a thousand details to remember. There is risk: It’s all too easy … Continue reading

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