Monthly Archives: January 2010

Happy Birthday Lester, this time I got it right

Originally, thanks to last week’s Malaise, I thought I had missed the correct date but I would still post because it would balance out, similar to averaging two numbers. Doesn’t matter, I still want to wish my gaming sensei a … Continue reading

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Now to await my jetpack

The rumor sites could finally give it a rest last Wednesday, the iPad was announced, shown, demonstrated and I think it will be an awesome product. Admittedly, I work for Apple so there is an automatic bias but I was … Continue reading

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RIP Howard Zinn

Columnist Bob Herbert wrote a nice piece about him yesterday, I think he says many of the things our SCLM doesn’t have the brains nor spine to say about the man. Meanwhile it practically sent Michael Jackson out on a … Continue reading

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I bet this killer will still have access to legal texts

Recently, a prisoner in Wisconsin (of all places) lost his lawsuit claiming that a ban against playing D&D was a violation of his free speech rights. If you read the story, the part about concerns over him being the center … Continue reading

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“One of you is going to betray me.” 26:21 Alpma Paaus

Over ten years ago, when The Phantom Menace came out there were all those Jesus was a Jedi jokes over Anakin’s improbable birth. This gentleman’s amusing shirt proposes the theory that Judas was a Jedi since we all know Vader … Continue reading

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Sorry if I was away…

…it was a week of the Malaise for me; a bit of my Evil Twin returning, anxiety and overall fatigue. I guess it’s officially an election year if I’m feeling so terrible. I would say the weather taking an ugly, … Continue reading

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A round of birthday wishes!

The whole day got a away from me so I apologize for not getting this posted sooner. Plus I will have to test the new WP 2.9.1 to see if it does scheduling of stories before I revert back to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cindy

Easiest birthday to remember, good ol’ 1-2-3 or 1/23. Should we live to 2045 it will be even cooler. Women do outlive men on average so the odds favor her and not me to be around to write about it. … Continue reading

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Useless knowledge may finally pay

All too often I impress people with all the stupid, trivial crap I know. Beats me on why, it doesn’t pay squat. Unless you count D&B tickets whenever I play their trivia game; I must be losing my touch, I … Continue reading

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Will Ferrel is the Typhoid Mary of talk shows!

The ongoing bru ha ha involving Conan and Jay was “resolved” today. My general opinion of it was, “so what.” If I had a choice, I’d rather watch the Daily Show (never in a million years would I have predicted … Continue reading

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1995: Chicago was a slim possibility

While I’m kickin’ back, enjoy Austin’s “balmy” weather today, 15 years ago, I went back to Chicago for a job interview with Loyola University and to visit all the friends I left behind. I was really excited about the socializing … Continue reading

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The mystery “taunter” solved!

Last month, I posted a photo of the new cat who was visiting our porch, hanging out and just mainly pissing off Molly. The one we decided to name Petruchio. We figured he was a stray cat much like Caliban … Continue reading

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The die is cast…for $500

Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of us meeting in person at the Chili’s on US 183 and I-35 (now gone, moved a bit south on I-35). To everybody else, it was a day off through the Federal holiday of MLK … Continue reading

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Maybe this singer should get my shoe solution

If Little Books (nee Victoria Hesketh) needed to move into a new house (not sure why the English withhold articles with such phrases as going to (the) hospital) all over her shoe collection, then the Container Store should look into … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mark, aka Narleyhotep

Our friend and lawyer acquaintance, some inside joke from the Neil Simon movie The Goodbye Girl, celebrates his big day. Allegedly he’s spending it near the Houston area at a nearby Chuck E. Cheese. I didn’t know he hated pizza, … Continue reading

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