Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bumper sticker Fall 2015

Religion’s rebuttal? “Shut up! You’re going to hell anyway Science, you and your stupid facts and evidence!”

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Happy 35th Birthday Terra Toys

The best place in Austin to buy Playmobil celebrated this weekend in conjunction with their new espresso bar (next door). It was pretty sweet. There was cake, a scavenger hunt and party favors. Meanwhile, I picked up some goodies for … Continue reading

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Why vote for the lesser evils?

Unlike Trump, Palpatine doesn’t need to explain how his new policies are going to work to Wolf Blitzer and the numerous, vitriolic Barbie dolls from Faux News. He also dissolved the Senate, I’m confident he’ll “get things done” by dissolving Congress … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

The Force Friday book release and my vacation reading goal/treat! For two years running, I have finished a whole book while on vacation! Last year was Devil in a Blue Dress and I’m stoked about next year. Aftermath is the official novel … Continue reading

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Kraftwerk in 3D!

German synthesizer pioneers Kraftwerk came through Austin to perform their incredible 3-D show at UT’s Bass Hall. Three-D? As I joked, I’ve never seen a band in 2-D unless it was on my old, CRT-based TV. Seriously, the effects on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Somara…yesterday

Hey hey! Before you declare me a terrible husband, Somara isn’t as fanatical about her birthday as I am. She’s in the Patton Oswalt camp on the majority of them being just “another day.” So I’m saving it up for … Continue reading

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“Happy Birthday” is finally in the public domain

This is a legal outcome that was long, long overdue and the copyright terrorists should be forced to issue refunds since they’ve been raking in $2 million/year for a rather ubiquitous tune. It mostly took the efforts of a documentary film … Continue reading

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Why craps dice have “hard” corners

Over the years, Las Vegas has slowly integrated technological changes/improvements to save money (vouchers instead of dumping quarters, no more plastic cups) or to get people with social anxiety to play (pop-o-matic craps, solo roulette machines). The one element I … Continue reading

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Seasonal joke from SXSW Douchebags

Fall is just about to begin but Starbucks has gotten into the act of affecting the calendar in the last few years via pumpkin-spice flavored beverages. This being America, it also gets some people’s blood “up” because it’s a more … Continue reading

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The cats of Tahiti Village (Las Vegas)

Wherever humans reside in great numbers, especially at resorts/dorms, feral cats seem to follow. Firstly, the cats discover the vermin (rats, roaches) to live off of; secondly, human garbage often contains uneaten food cats like; lastly, people suck and many … Continue reading

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Vacation is over

It really ended on the plane ride back Wednesday afternoon, always rough because the take off is at a steeper angle with the mountains causing the craft to shake. The seatbelt light went dark an hour in. Rather odd that … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

I think this is the first novel I’ve read with a movie on the horizon in 30 years. The last time I did this was Dune when I was in high school. (Mentally reviewing…so far, yes.) Had I known about the … Continue reading

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Gambling always makes the NFL watchable

I’ve probably said this a dozen times, gambling makes football more interesting because you have skin in the game. Las Vegas is the greatest city for enjoying sports too. Small wonder more people come here than the host city to … Continue reading

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Didn’t think through the band name

…nor did the people at the Hard Rock Cafe from my guess. If you’re still not up on modern slang, check here why it’s briefly funny.

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22 years for the Silders, deuce deuce!

The latter explanation works on so many levels with the Silders and not all have to do with farts and weapons. In celebration of their reception, I will see if I can make today a perfect drinking day. Hard to … Continue reading

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