Author Archives: Adaptive Curmudgeon
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Hat tip to Lawyer with a Gun.
Cell phones invaded everyone’s life. Eventually that included me. It’s a major personal failure as far as I’m concerned. Eventually my old dumb phone it was replaced by a “smart” phone (i.e. a revolting abomination of bloated software and marketing … Continue reading
Some stupidity is so overboard that it crosses the lunacy event horizon and becomes epic. Money quote: “…but the raccoon became unconscious from being squeezed and was discarded on the floorboard of the vehicle until a short time later when… … Continue reading
Most recently my tagline has been a reminder by George Orwell: “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” It comes from a 1946 essay called “In Front Of Your Nose“. Orwell wasn’t an optimistic … Continue reading
Last night’s lunar eclipse was incredible. All the conditions were right; clear sky, not too cold, bugs were mostly froze out, not much light pollution (a dark night sky is one of the nicest parts of living in the hinterlands), … Continue reading
It’s a funny song and all. I was humming along. Then around 52 seconds into it there’s a hydraulic wood splitter and… ouch! My ego just took a hit. Hat tip to Free Thinker.