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Twenty-three years in Austin

Well, it’s not a great number other than being a prime number but I’m glad I moved here. I was dying inside living in Central IL. I was just surrounded by so many people who chose to settle and many … Continue reading

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey ending

This old form of entertainment limping across the finish line wasn’t really surprising. Circuses such as it work just fine on TV and a live audience would be too busy looking at its phone to really care. I did get … Continue reading

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Jack Chick is officially dead…

…but his brain and heart died decades ago. Most of you all are probably asking who this turdburglar was and why am I speaking ill of the dead. Well, he was the primary person behind these incredibly ignorant and hateful … Continue reading

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Another reason why Austin isn’t “Texas”

Texas joined the stampede of idiocy by passing a law to say it’s OK to carry guns around in public. Their flawed thinking goes along these lines: Mass shootings will be prevented because “good guys” will be armed to dispatch the … Continue reading

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Let me weigh in on the Uber-Lyft brouhaha

As I warned back in April, output was going to be slow with Picayune since I’ve been ill and I’m doing what I can to combat my illness, so thanks for any positive vibes you’re sending my way. I could use … Continue reading

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The new NBA jerseys for next season!

Somehow there’s never a point of “enough” when it comes to advertising, greed and sight pollution in America, the NBA will be experimenting (translation: instituting) with sponsorships on the team jerseys. The more factual story is here. The artwork above is … Continue reading

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No shamrock shakes this year

That or I’m going to the wrong McDonald’s every single time. Maybe I should just buy a good vanilla shake somewhere else and put green food-coloring in it. In other funny news, NYC’s police force will be easing up on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016 from the new Wild West

I took a rather long, large break because I had a relapse with illness and the malaise again. Sometimes I wonder if getting a flu shot is worth it since I get sick with something regardless. I tried to take … Continue reading

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Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson

Three cheers for the podcast On the Media because they interviewed the author who’s little summary/arguments sold me on his book. I’ll start from the easy angle. Today’s teenagers. They’re often seen on their mobile devices (often cell phones), staring into them, … Continue reading

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Got a good start on a 20-year tradition

Fourteen! That’s how many Christmas cards I have finished and mailed approximately by today. Seems I’m ahead compared to a couple ladies I ran into at Starbucks. I know my habit of sending humorous (some “Christians” would say inappropriate) Christmas … Continue reading

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