Monthly Archives: February 2007

Happy Birthday Bernadette Peters

As always, it’s impolite to state a woman’s age but it’s not like you couldn’t find it in imdb.com, unless the actress has it withheld. Bernadette has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and I think … Continue reading

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Picayune “Classic” buried in site now

You may have noticed some slight changes on the site. Several new categories have been declared from the “ashes” of the older ones. Hopefully it didn’t trigger anyone’s RSS readers or e-mail alerts for past posts. Sorry in advance. I … Continue reading

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Intel’s Austin site “collapses” again, but on purpose this time

It’s about time this eyesore and final reminder of the high-tech bust in Austin was removed. A while back I had proposed naming it after George W. Bush in honor of his half-finished and half-assed accomplishments as Governor from 1995-2001. Course … Continue reading

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Spell Cards which will work better than my “money” ones

To kick off the Spring Cleaning I’ve done for Picayune by dividing the Gaming section up into D&D and Video Games, here’s a new review of a cheap tool I’ll be rolling out into my campaign. One of my House Rules … Continue reading

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How does the camera “add” 10 pounds?

What a relief to get this explanation yesterday from Slate.com. It really compensates for them publishing the nonsense and delusions of Christopher Hitchens. All this time my wife was telling me it was the number fives I ate at Whataburger! Now … Continue reading

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Oldie but goodie for new “Cat”-a-gory

Since I have hit 500 posts, redoing the Categories crossed my mind and the first one I’ve decided to go with is the addition of a Cats section. According to my more blog savvy co-worker and friend Peter, Friday is … Continue reading

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RIP Dennis Johnson

It was very sad to hear the news on KUT this morning. As a kid, I was a Celtics fan back in the Eighties and Dennis Johnson was a well-known player on the team with Bird, McHale, Aigne and Parish. He … Continue reading

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Week Twenty of NHL 2006-07

I’m feeling better about my Flyers now that the other skate has finally dropped regarding the indecisive Peter Forsberg. And guess what? They easily beat the NY Rangers without him. I can only hope, futilely, the clowns on FSN will … Continue reading

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Democracy (In)Action or mini C-Span 2007

Tuesday night was yet another demonstration of the futility and frustration I have with my homeowner’s association which I’ve concluded is a re-enactement of high-school government. Last year the annual meeting was in April so I have no idea why … Continue reading

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1987: First date with Maureen

When I chose classes for my second semester at Marquette, I made sure that my History 002 discussion teacher was Larry Woods again. Not only was he studying for his doctorate, he had numerous anecdotal stories from the time periods … Continue reading

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Rogues Gallery is our new comic store

Yesterday I received a rather odd, unexpected surprise going to Dragon’s Lair in Round Rock, our local comic book and D&D store, y’know, nerd supplies. The previous owner sold it to the store’s manager Randy but it is no longer … Continue reading

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Five hundredth Post today!

Once again, here comes the shameless plug for reaching the 500-posts milestone dressed up as a story. It’s better than some stupid recollection of Nirvana, etc. on what would’ve been Kurt Cobain’s 40th birthday, which is still a shame, he … Continue reading

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Happy President’s Day! Now go shop or else bin Laden wins

In honor of President’s Day, which is only a holiday for the Post Office, Banks and some Federal Offices, here is a little short cartoon putting George in a Chuck Norris vein (big thanks to Peter for finding it first). Don’t … Continue reading

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1997: The Allison debacle started today

How I met my wife Somara has never been a secret nor have I ever been evasive about our usage of Match.com (aka, the Internet as most say). But on this day, 10 years ago, began a disaster in online … Continue reading

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Cats prefer Mac OS X over Vista

I caught this on The Onion.com earlier in the week, a kitten having a heck of a good time with someone’s MacBook Pro. I can only hope the owner’s display wasn’t damaged because the warranty won’t cover it.

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