Monthly Archives: March 2013

Near Misses In History

It never occurred to me that the invention of the telephone meant people had to invent language to answer it.  Good thing the Internet is here to provide such important data! Check out Maggies Farm.  Also note the source at … Continue reading

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Curmudgeonly Assistance With Social Engineering; Part 2

Here, for those of you who loathe social engineering in elementary school, I present “Disagreeing Vociferously with Archaic Verbiage”: Continue reading

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Curmudgeonly Assistance With Social Engineering; Part 1

“Social engineering is when an unqualified worker in the employment of the State takes it upon themselves to manipulate children as they see fit.” I sipped more coffee. “An activity formerly reserved for people deemed more appropriate, such as clergy or respected elders.” I reflected further “or sometimes cult leaders and gangs. Maybe Mafia leaders. You know what I’m saying?” Continue reading

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Cat Update

Then, because I’m an idiot. I left town. I instructed the cats to stay away from the credit cards and firearms, kill and eat anything smaller than themselves, and crap only in designated areas. The same instructions I’d give a teenager. Then I drove away wondering what sorts of entropy would ensue in my unsupervised house. Continue reading

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Snow Differentiation

Christmas snow is magic.  New and clean and cold and powdery, it holds the promise of new beginnings, sleigh rides, and sugar plums (whatever the hell they are).  Snow in December is a misty eyed Norman Rockwell joy.  It’s beautiful.  … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Sequestration Quote

Yours truly has been in another one of his self imposed news blackouts.  I’ve been busy and also I haven’t the heart to take the inevitable and fabricated sequestration dog and pony show seriously.  I chose to utilize the magnificent … Continue reading

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