Category Archives: Modern Marvels

Another Cool Idea That Won’t Happen In “Free America”

Other ideas run aground on established interests and bureaucracies. They’re killed in their crib and never make it to prime time. Here are a few examples near and dear to my heart: Continue reading

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There Is No Monopoly On Stupid; Part II

In my last post I referred to the Edsel.  The reason I brought up the Edsel is because the Edsel was a world class failure in car marketing the likes of which modern man has seldom seen.  Also a reader … Continue reading

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The Shameful Oldies Channel

I briefly considered tossing the laptop in the woodstove and becoming a fur trapper. Continue reading

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Of Boobs And Glasses

The world has achieved another first. A new plateau on our superlative modern technologically advanced society has been reached. As an Adaptive Curmudgeon, I couldn’t be happier! Continue reading

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The Unstoppable: Eddie Alterman

…because driving is art and beauty. A moron strapped in a minivan who can barely point the lever at D and keep it between the lines is not “driving”. That’s a disappointment as fulfilling as a Cheeze-wiz sandwich and as graceful as a kick to the groin. Continue reading

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The Tractor Of The Damned: Part III

So I said “fuck it”. Time to “go redneck”. Starters are for pussies. I decided to use a truck to pull the son of a bitch until it coughed to life or I got my frustrations out. Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing IV

OK the panic is over. Civilization didn’t collapse. No chickens died. The ice rink is still under a quarter acre. No pipes were harmed in the making of this movie. Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing III

I’ve discovered the leak that OBVIOUSLY had to be somewhere. In my world that’s good news. How low can the bar get? Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing II

Today, for no apparent reason, the water pressure in the shower was about 1/3 what it should be. This is serious. Let me be clear, I don’t care if Gaia weeps and hippies fall down dead at the thought of it, I need a long hot shower…every goddamn day. Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing

My house is an archaeological exhibit of multi-generational half assed construction. Continue reading

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