Category Archives: Things That Must Be Said

Corruption Niche II

First an editorial note from the Curmudgeon: Events have overtaken me.  Daily politics get overwrought so I try to let the fetid air disperse before commenting. I wrote about “Corruption Niches” well after the trifecta of suck which included “the … Continue reading

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Tax Day: Shake It Off And Come Back Swinging

Even though it’s tax day, today is a good day. Why? Because the creeping monolith hasn’t yet kicked my ass. It probably hasn’t kicked yours either. We’re still here with all of the flag waving, gun clinging, obstreperous, inconvenient, self-actualized, American glory that makes “our betters” cringe. The nation that cured Polio and invented the monster truck isn’t yet a Socialist playpen. So smile dammit! Continue reading

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Phenology Followup: Springtime Gasoline Blovation

Looks like a dozen years of generally earlier onset of “gasoline psychosis”, albeit with a brief remission in 2011. Only time will tell what will happen in 2013 but if trends continue it’ll be somewhere between early April or mid/early March.

Of course, Congress could learn that gasoline, like everything, is subject to market forces. Ha ha ha…I’m just kidding. Bet on an outbreak of cluelessness in April 2013 and you’ll probably have called it a year in advance. Continue reading

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Inflation and Porn

The government is playing games when defining inflation. (In part this is expected. The consumer price index ignores food and energy, which only makes sense for people who don’t eat and ride a mule to work…the zombie Amish?) Continue reading

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Part VIII: COG Personality Traits

Here are the last few bits of wisdom before I go back to bitching about politicians arranging deck chairs on the Titanic and musing about the wonders of wood heat: Continue reading

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Part VII: COG Education, Charity, and Childrearing

COGs are not stupid. They are productive, predictable, and conservative. Some folks associate those traits with “dumb”. That’s a common, but stupid, misinterpretation. Continue reading

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Part VI: COGs and Food

COGs eat food because it tastes good and starving is stupid. COGs believe people to get too weird in their relationship to food are only doing so because they have too much spare time. Continue reading

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Spot The COG IV

In keeping with yesterday’s clarification I’ve added a twist to my “Spot the COG” game. Today I’m offering a COG and a “beyond COG”. Continue reading

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An Interruption Of COG Week For An Important Clarification

I am remiss. I was so intent on honoring the staid and uncool but ultimately essential COGs that I left out the more colorful elements of my unified field theory of everything. Continue reading

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Part V: The COG Household

COGs have a lifestyle which has become remarkable as society around it has evolved (see: tanked). Many demographics have somehow created a mess of their own lives while COGs keep keepin’ on. COGs take pride in their household’s lack of drama. Continue reading

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