Monthly Archives: August 2021

The Ultimate Eighties Photo…August 2021

Those three together in one place could cause an Eighties Singularity to form!

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RIP Ed Asner

It was sad to hear about Ed’s passing while Kathy and I were in the middle of working on our podcasts. He was a helluva’ person! Not just a great heavy in movies/TV, but a person who put his money … Continue reading

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These assholes should buy them in bulk

It is a common refrain from the dying and sick taking up all the ICU beds urgently needed for other problems. We truly, truly live in the Stupid Ages thanks to all these graduates from Googling University.

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President Grant said it best in 1875

President Grant is a tragic figure. Thanks to NeoConfederate lies and their success at rewriting History, “The Lost Cause” bullshit, they also got millions, including me, to believe he was a drunk in office. Nothing could be further from the … Continue reading

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Pre-Cursor to the iPod in 1975

In adjusted dollars, this would cost 200 smackers and you’d still have to provide your own facial hair, blow-dry coiffure, patterned shirt and the bell-bottoms we can assume he’s wearing. It’s amazing how much we’ve managed to miniaturize headphones to … Continue reading

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1982-83: MTV helped me diversify my musical tastes

The finale for my trilogy covering MTV’s 40th birthday is really a love letter to how the budding network rescued my musical tastes while KLOL educated me on the past and Rock’s modern foundation. I wish I could say that … Continue reading

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RIP Charlie Watts

I’m not much of a Rolling Stones fan, especially after Tattoo You but I usually respected Charlie. He managed to be a founding member and stayed with the band for the rest of his life. Given how many other bands change … Continue reading

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The Post-Retirement roleplaying game

Given that this is a game for the elderly, it still uses the First Edition rules because every class having skills and feats is too new-fangled. It also comes with a starter adventure which the characters must go on a … Continue reading

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I’ve earned honor of other Leftists, blocked by Eric Alterman!

Finally figured it out yesterday when I hadn’t seen one of his boring-ass posts about Springsteen on Broadway. Got it confirmed and figured he didn’t care for my question or comment about him shitting on the Squad, which is consistent … Continue reading

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Taming the backyard, phase one

Here lies another reminder of my divorce and my ex’s inability to finish anything she starts, the backyard. When we first got the house, Somara wanted to do all this yard crap and gardening and blah blah. Handling the lawn … Continue reading

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A great LEGO® solution

A co-worker sent this joke earlier in the week and knew I would love it because, it’s LEGO! I also hate meetings in general, unless it involves pizza, pinball and games! However, I just couldn’t imitate this person’s design. It … Continue reading

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Minor side trek, my workspace

To be fair, I made the setup/situation worse that it originally was for two reasons. The first was to create the fake drama, the number one rule for “Reality TV,” since my desk wasn’t that much of a disaster. The … Continue reading

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Horsemen of the Apocalypse had an expansion draft

Twenty years ago, the cartoon Sealab 2021 made its debut and one of the jokes made by Debbie the Teacher was, “Who can tell me what the Internet was and how it almost destroyed the world in the early 21st Century?” … Continue reading

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“Microwave Safe” my ass

I tried to nuke some hot dogs for a quick lunch because it was new comic book day which eats up the bulk of my time off. While I came back to the microwave to get the meat ready for … Continue reading

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We’ll add not the killing people feature in an update

Obviously, this plays into our upcoming fears about Artificial Intelligence but I think near-future computers will just kick back and wait. We’re doing a pretty good job on our own poisoning the planet.

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