Category Archives: Curmudgeonly Gems of Insight

Angry Clown I

If you’ve got a shit job, do it well. I was excellent at my shit job because being excellent feels good. Continue reading

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Dog Logic And Firewood Levers: Part III

I was cold, stuck in the snow, and on a fools errand. I was in a Jack London story. You know what ties together all those guys who died in Jack London’s books? None were holding a long handled round pointed shovel. Losers! Continue reading

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On Levers

In a different life I was into 4×4 “rockcrawling”. Rockcrawling is to driving on dirt as gulping tequila is to sipping wine. Continue reading

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Word For The Day: Corruption Niche

It’s self defeating to build the trap and add the cheese just so you can be shocked when a mouse gets snapped. I won’t play that game. None of us should! Continue reading

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The Possibility Of Ridiculous Outcomes: Part III

There are people on this earth who are willing to (and have) disrupted the lives of everyone in a large city. They have done this to free, adult, American, citizens. They did this despite the fact that they weren’t personally tough enough to endure a donut shortage. These people have badges. Continue reading

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The Possibility Of Ridiculous Outcomes

Thirteen years, eleven months, and twenty-six days. That’s how long it took. “Lockdown” had drifted from “prisoners“, to “minors“, to “everyone in Boston“. Comparing Columbine to Boston shows it expanded from “a school building” to “a metropolitan area” and from “a few hours” to “a full day“. Continue reading

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There Is No Monopoly On Stupid; Part I

In about a thousand words I’m going to explain how I, the Curmudgeon, failed to be Adaptive and had a stupid thought.  Really.  I mean it! It all starts in 1958. In 1958 Ford Motor Company put all its weight … Continue reading

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Word for the day: Covetous Assholism

Covetous Assholism – (noun) The mistaken belief that you can claim moral superiority over another person if they have more money than you do. Especially if they’re very rich and you wish to redistribute their money to someone who is poor. Continue reading

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Food Observation

I had the radio on while I was… forgive me John Galt… working my ass off. To my dismay the hippie banjo folk music I’d been grooving on gave way to hand wringing “news/tainment”. Damn it! Someday I’ll get decent … Continue reading

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Nothing Good Can Come Of SB1813

Busybodies obsessively monitor people. Control freaks use the information that busybodies collect for their own nefarious ends. They all gravitate toward regulation. None care about you. Continue reading

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