Monthly Archives: August 2011

RIP: Cactus Pryor

Another little piece of Austin passed away, local commentator/comedian Cactus Pryor. I readily admit to only knowing about him in bits and pieces yet I sensed he was important because the bitching blowhard of KLBJ-FM (Dudley) would shut up to … Continue reading

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Back to school cool

Why didn’t Hot Topic exist when I was a teenager? I still would’ve been an uncool kid but at least I could’ve had shirts of bands/cartoons/inside jokes my nerdy friends and I understood. Another friend once dismissed it as a … Continue reading

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Demonstrate your vocabulary!

I probably would’ve done better on the SAT’s verbal part if the Webster people had this around. Wait, the Internet we’re accustomed to would be a vital requirement. Just what I need though to slow down my writing further! I … Continue reading

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Adam West and the ’66 Batmobile

Batman came full circle today and I’m talking about the 1966 movie, not Tim Burton’s 1989 best forgotten attempt. Recently, I learned about AC/DC’s first American show being here around 1977 and now it I get hit with this awesome … Continue reading

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Space hotel and it won’t be a reality show

Then again, never underestimate the cheapness and shortsightedness of Fox or other cable networks. The Guardian had a cool piece about the Russians’ plans to have a functional, orbiting hangout for the uber-wealthy by 2016. I can see the Russians … Continue reading

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700 days to go and Somara is recuperating

It’s my constant, every 50-day reminder about Las Vegas 2013 to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary…mainly to those of you who couldn’t make it the last time. Helen, I’m staring in your direction because you owe me a wedding and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Steve (aka, Stvee)

This is a great celebration for my friend since we met 20 years ago at GenCon in Milwaukee. I’ve gone on about our humorous first encounter a while back, typos and all right now. I wish I could piece together … Continue reading

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Too much truth in advertising…

…or they’d call this Catpissbegone!

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Garlic power!

Definitely makes you rethink those genetically modified foods I keep reading about in the European press. Maybe it’s just an overly aggressive seasoning.

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I won iPad 2 or maybe it was earned

…and before you ask, no I’m not hocking it despite scoring my other one last week. It’s an early birthday present to Somara since she chose to sell the 1.0 model she got in a raffle. What was the occasion, … Continue reading

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