Category Archives: Stuff

I’m In Love

You know how long it’s been since I loved a new toy so much I wanted to take it to bed with me? To be continued…

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UFO Coverup?

Buried in the “Police Report” section of the Ashland Daily Press, July 21, 2010: Wednesday July 14, 10:54 AM. Suspicious activity: caller reported seeing what appeared to be a blue inner tube with a pink top come down out of … Continue reading

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In Its Classic Form

…the greengrocer’s apostrophe, spotted today in the Washburn IGA:

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Hey- I Had One Of Those!

CNN is running an article today wondering whether kids still dream of growing up to be astronauts: What will inspire tomorrow’s rocket scientists? …and they illustrate it with this 1950s picture: ZOMG! I had that exact rig! The clear helmet … Continue reading

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I Think They Mean The Building

I hope they mean the building… …but the Gabby Hayes stunt double looks antique enough to leave some ambiguity in today’s Daily Press.

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Cthulhu On Chequameon Bay?

Yesterday, I learned of a new web site called iwritelike.com. Paste in a chunk of your text, they promise, and clever statistical tools will chew it up, roll it around on the tongue, and spit out the name of the … Continue reading

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“Sexagenarian”

Actually has a kind of cool ring to it.

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I’m Back

Yes, the Retread Ranger Station is open for business again after more than a year’s hiatus. Why? “Because we like you!” says Mickey. Well, that’s certainly part of it. But mostly it’s just because the mood struck me. There’s simply … Continue reading

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Stand By For News…

The Retread Ranger Station may  be re-opening….

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Dodged A Big Bullet

Hoo-eee… what a jolly noise this one would have made! Phew! Earth dodges near-miss — at least on a cosmic level — as asteroid zooms past AP, March 4, 2009 An asteroid about the size of one that blasted Siberia … Continue reading

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You Know A Fad Is Dead When I Jump On Board

I’m usually not a big one for memes and tags– and especially so when I’m feeling verbally constipated– but what the heck. When you don’t feel like writing, write something. So, this one’s for you, Kat. Twenty-Five Random Things About … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mycroft!

As Bluto said to Flounder, “Holy shit!”

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