Category Archives: Diversions

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Bob Garfield hangs up his headphones

Damn! Just when I thought his podcast Bully Pulpit was picking up traction, Bob decided to throw in the towel because there weren’t enough paid subscribers and it’s hard to do something for free successfully in a universe with thousands of … Continue reading

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Another great take on how NFTs will pan out, like crypto!

NFT and Crypto Bullshit were a frequent unwanted guest and topic at the most recent SXSW. Throw in the Toxic Bro’ Culture which goes alongside such con games and it made a pyramid scam so huge, the founders of Amway … Continue reading

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Marquette v. UNC in round one…

Well, we looked good on paper being the number eight team against the number nine team in the tournament’s first round. So we were right in the middle and that meant the teams were supposed to be evenly matched. Hell, … Continue reading

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Advent 2021 Beer #6

Boy did I pick the wrong month to drink a beer a month plus these are too big to get any help from Jennifer; she has like a couple sips and then I have to tackle these whoppers. Not helping … Continue reading

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Advent 2021 Beer #5

Forgive me, I just can’t drink as much as I used to in my youth plus these German cans are half a liter a piece, or over 16 ounces when a traditional US beer is 350 ml. It’s amazing how … Continue reading

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Advent 2021 Beer #4

I liked this one the most so far but truthfully, I have to say it was the really colorful, cool-looking table. The dude resembles somebody in a brass or marching band but according to the first word, I believe he’s … Continue reading

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Advent 2021 Beer #3

I think I’m going to need my friend José to help me out on this. Tonight’s beer didn’t taste as thick as the night before but the German’s aren’t winning me over using the word “hell” and a graphic reminding … Continue reading

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Advent 2021 Beer #2

I liked tonight’s beer much more. It seemed “thicker” than most I have ever had and this was definitely a weisse which I prefer. Well, Belgian whites are the best after being in Austin for 27 years. Therefore, I didn’t mind … Continue reading

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Advent 2021 Beer #1

This year, Jennifer and I got the jump on Costco’s beer-advent calendar. Seems you have to buy it in the early Fall before they’re all swallowed up! Last year’s “wine” version from Aldi…sucked. I’m not sure if all the beer … Continue reading

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There’s a snake in my yard!

 A weird thing I noticed in the corner of my eye while walking around my yard to the mailbox. I wasn’t brave enough to pick up the snake. I didn’t think the creature was doing any harm, it just … Continue reading

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Happy National Donut Day!

I didn’t know about this until it was too late to buy some. Since we’re going down to Sixth Street tomorrow to enjoy Jennifer’s favorite activity; drinking and singing at a piano bar; I might slip away and hit the … Continue reading

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Bob Garfield fired from WNYC and OTM

The downside of Twitter is its immediacy yet at least it was announced by Bob instead of me finding out by other means. At this time, the NPR affiliate fired him because he violated their “anti-bullying” policy, whatever the hell … Continue reading

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2001: On The Media begins

This weekend, the one podcast I have religiously listen to since…I can’t remember. Let’s just say when iTunes (now divided into Music and Podcasts) first added the ability to subscribe to podcasts. Checking the Internet, iTunes 4.9 which was about … Continue reading

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e-mail Etiquette is lacking with Generation Z?

A rather interesting opinion piece about how Gen Z does/doesn’t know how to write an e-mail, especially to their university instructors. Having been and continuing to be an avid user of this medium, I saw some of the writer’s point … Continue reading

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The 12 days of drinking begins

We’ve all seen and heard of the booze-based advent calendars. Here’s one for the 12 Days of Christmas per the song. Contrary to the McKenzie Brothers’ deductions, I learned through an NPR DJ that these 12 days begin today (12/26 … Continue reading

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