People often complain that they don't know what Democrats stand for. Thankfully, there is no such ambiguity regarding the Republicans. Today they again reminded the nation of the bedrock principle that their party was found upon: giving voters $100 each in an election year. They are calling the swag "gas rebate checks," because it's supposedly to reimburse citizens for the
I started a new job on Monday. Halfway through the New Employee Orientation I glanced down and noticed that my ganglion cyst had vanished, despite being there as recently as the evening before. Man, the health benefits at this place are fantastic! Anyway, updates may be a little sporadic for a while.
Today in The Morning News I have an article entitled In Praise Of Loopholes. Thanks to Rebecca for telling me about the Anal Motion (well, if you weren't planning to read the piece, that probably piqued your interest), Катюша for the tip-off on Eruvs, and Torrez for reminding me of "Pudding Guy."
Conversation with a fellow dad over drinks:Me: How old is your son, now? A: Five and a half. M: Going into kindergarten next year, then? A: Yeah. That's kind of a hot topic of debate at our house these days. He's currently going to Montessori, and we have to decide if we're going to put him in public school. M:
I thought I'd see if i could get a list published in McSweeny's. Why, apparently I can.
My Farrell recollections (see previous post) came to me while watching Antique Roadshow the other evening. I presume you're familiar with Antique Roadshow. It's that program on PBS where a bunch of people from the Dakotas bring their junk to a big convention and a Antique Roadshow expert will look at it and drone on and on for a hundred
When I was but a wee lad, the coolest place in town was Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, a deserteria that featured a number of obscenely gargantuan sundaes that they literally dared you to eat. I attended countless parties at Farrell's, and my folks would take my sister and I there on occasion. I remember the place as perpetually packed full
I'm totally hooked on Brandon Hardesty's re-enactment series. The Battle of Wits from The Princess Bride was widely circulated in the blogosphere, but my personal favorite is this scene from Planes, Trains and Automobiles. His impersonations of Martin and Candy are so spot-on it's downright eerie. Hardesty says he is no longer taking requests, but I suppose he might be
I don't think the government should get involved in gay marriage. But, on the other hand, I don't think the government should be involved in straight marriage either. That might sound like a strange sentiment coming from a happily married guy like me. But The Queen and I, not religious in the slightest, got married only because it was the
Overheard:Guy One: Today is Good Friday. Guy Two: What's "Good Friday"? G1: It's the Friday before Easter; the day Jesus was crucified. G2: And it's called "Good Friday?" That doesn't sound very good to me. G1: I guess "Bummer Friday" didn't have the same ring.