Come on

Uh, yes I want butter on my bagel. That is the entire reason I am ordering a bagel. If it was socially acceptable to order a tub of whipped butter and have it tablespooned directly into my mouth, I would be doing that instead.

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Nostalgia

Remember when we thought that the world's problems could be solved by dropping acid? Actually, I never thought that. I thought Fred Schneider of the B-52s was growing out of my face like whiskers.

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E-Sheep

I've been entering CAPTCHAs on a website and receiving nothing but errors. My assumption, after the third failure, was that the CAPTCHA system was screwy. But now, after 10, I'm in the midst of a full-blown existential crisis. Like, maybe I can't read CAPTCHAs. Maybe this is a Rachael-in-Blade-Runner scenario. Hahaha, but that's ridiculous. I mean, some of you have

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November™ Update!

Have you heard of Movember? It's an annual event, organized by the Movember Foundation, during which men from around the world grow mustaches over the course of the month to raise awareness of men's health issues. Honestly I only recently learned of Movember myself, several days after its kickoff this year. And I kind of thought that disqualified me. But

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The Office – Personas

Just for kicks I wrote a script for The Office. You can read the whole thing at http://www.defectiveyeti.com/theoffice/TheOffice-Personas.pdf. I was inspired by two events, both of which took place in March. The first was an eight-hour Project Management seminar that I attended for work. At the end of the day I was reviewing my notes and realized I'd been handed

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Afternoon Sealight

Two things of interest I discovered while searching the Internet to craft the Darwinian language in the previous post: 1. The Coolidge effect is the tendency of males of every tested mammalian species to perform at their sexual peak when introduced to a new receptive female. The term comes from this old joke:President Calvin Coolidge and his wife visited a

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Still Swamped, But …

... if you have time to kill, you could read this short story I am working on for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and give with the constructive criticism. You could totally do that. It would be swell. At 6,500 words its of a print-out-and-read-on-the-bus length, but y'all provided such great feedback last time that I thought I'd return to the

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Odds and Ends

I'm busy working on a thing for a guy, so I'm going to fall behind the reading schedule for a few days. Will get caught up over the Thanksgiving break. In the meantime, here's a fascinating article about why Heller's original title for the novel, Catch-18, was changed. A warning for those participating in NaNoReMo--it looks like there might be

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