Yearly Archives: 2014

Rest in Peace Tim Hauser (belated)

I feel like a complete jerk for missing this man’s passing (October 18) and in light of it being the 25th anniversary of when I got hooked on the Manhattan Transfer during a really upsetting time, makes his death even … Continue reading

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Richard Horvitz

This Holiday Season I’m closing out all the Brushes with Greatness I procrastinated about and boy howdy there’s a slew, one that’s a couple years behind that I have no excuse to putting off. I will start with this gentleman because … Continue reading

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Here’s the loot was gave out, part one

This year is a quick gallery of the gifts the Maggi Republic sent out to our friends’ kids. One thing I was hellbent about in 2014 was not giving money or generic gift cards, namely to the offspring we have … Continue reading

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The Hobbit part three Worth Seeing*

* – Once again my caveat on  the “Worth Seeing” rating sticks around to warn those who aren’t familiar or enthused about Tolkien’s better works being brought to life for three hours at a stretch. This time though, even I was … Continue reading

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The front end of the 2014 holidays were OK

I don’t really consider the whole period over until New Year’s Day’s evening because New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday. Sure it’s an arbitrary matter given the significance of things in our enormous, uncaring universe. However, we humans have a … Continue reading

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OKC Barons folding at the season’s end

Such a shame too, they’re in first place with our division. I bet it was a serious blow to the team when they heard the news. Some here lamented it was the loss of our recent rival. Not so much … Continue reading

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(Heretics Guide to) The Mormons by David Fitzgerald

The book has its built-in audience and the author knows this. So beyond airing the Mormons’ obvious and odious dirty laundry, Fitzgerald provides arguments on conversing with followers of this American-based denomination, which is a generous designation. It kicks off with … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan’s version of the The Giving Tree

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Happy Winter Solstice!

The source claiming tonight will be the longest night in the Earth’s history has retracted its story already, it was in 1912. But if the human race gets its collective shit together, we may survive to witness the new record … Continue reading

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Farewell fictional Stephen Colbert

Calling The Colbert Report a national treasure via On The Media was a bit much from host Brooke Gladstone because the show appeared only a cable, was despised by those on the Right that knew they were being ridiculed and most over 50 … Continue reading

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Meet Vincenzo!

A little mascot I bought for the cafeteria people who always make an awesome pizza when I’m in the mood for the dish at work. They chose his name.

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A family portrait homage to the Belchers

I almost forgot to include the other tribute via TeeFury. Sure it was the loser against the Beefsquatch but I loved this design. It definitely captures the kids’ spirits: Tina feeling awkward, Louise wanting space and Gene getting goofy. The … Continue reading

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Another reason why banks suck, real dividends

I don’t know if other credit unions like mine (CEFCU, I’ve been member for 21 years now) pay dividends at the end of the year. This is something I’ve come to modestly expect, usually it’s a few bucks because I only … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Christmas Specials

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1989: The Simpsons Christmas Special

I double-checked to make sure I wasn’t repeating myself from five years ago! Firstly, I want to kick off with yet another link from the fine folks at Mental Floss, many of the facts they divulge aren’t new if you’ve watched … Continue reading

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