Category Archives: Diversions

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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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McRib is still disgusting and hard to eat

Long ago, I chose to adhere to that principle “If you’ve never seen the movie, how can you say you hate it?” when it came to film, TV and especially music. It has resulted in numerous hours and dollars I … Continue reading

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Updated for the 21st Century!

When I ask myself why I haven’t achieved much despite being cooped up in my house a whole lot more during 2020? I can point to these four jerks!

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Austrian town changing its name for obvious reasons

Now this place makes the news‽ If you watch the movie below you’ll see my point and there’s a clincher at the end. Go ahead, I’ll wait…  …OK, get a little chuckle? I know I was baffled, soooooo… Google … Continue reading

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Second night of Pinballz Go Kart League

Despite missing the practice heat and driving a busted kart (#8) in the qualifier, no, really, it wasn’t my driving for a change; I had a better run last night. Given how much better…well, all the league members are at … Continue reading

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First night of Pinballz Go Kart League!

I’ll open with this…Mario Andretti I am not. I’d be lucky to be Janet Guthrie (a barrier-breaking driver, who sadly won no titles). However, I’m glad the owners of Pinballz finally took my nagging request to start a league. What … Continue reading

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Richland Coyotes win a nail biter…for once

No, the scoreboard you’re seeing is correct. This was a football game, not a basketball game. This was the outcome of West Texas’ six-on-six style of the state religion. Where Jennifer grew up, the population centers are so small, few … Continue reading

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Crappy 2020 summed up, September 2020 addendum

Who in their right mind devised this? Yogurt lacks the viscosity to be a soda! Sure there’s Gogurt which I doubt exists or sells well anymore. However, this? Eww! What’s more puzzling is the flavor. Mint? It must be something … Continue reading

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Ultimate Star Wars trivia test for DragonCon

Last week DragonCon was held last week and like anything that could be salvaged this year, it was virtual (blech!). Besides the mixed news like the latest Dune trailer (good) or the cancellation of The Venture Brothers (crappy), there was a Star Wars trivia … Continue reading

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Chocolate snow!!!

Not everything has been crappy for 2020, as per this story from The Guardian, a “happy” accident occurred in Switzerland. As cool as chocolate snow would be, I can’t recommend it around Austin due to the stifling hot weather we have. … Continue reading

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