Monthly Archives: August 2006

Signs You Spend Too Much Time On-Line

You see a link to a video called Angry German Kid vs. Numa Numa Guy and… …you know exactly what they’re talking about (worrisome) …you click the link to view the video (troubling) …you watch it all the way through … Continue reading

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Broomhilda’s Losing It

Not content with with resting on her election-stealing laurels, Harpy-Boss-From-Hell Katherine Harris has endorsed a religious litmus test for electing officials: Harris: Separation of church-state ‘a lie’ Orlando Sentinel, August 25, 2006: U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris said this week that … Continue reading

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The Viking Tradition

Minnesota Not-So-Nice! Robinson is released by Vikings Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 26, 2006: The Vikings cut ties with one troublemaker Saturday just as another incident surfaced, extending a long stretch of off-field embarrassments for the franchise. Hours after Minneapolis police cited … Continue reading

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Is John M. Lyons Jr. The Biggest Jerk In America?

Well, this story in today’s New Orleans Times-Picayune makes him sound that way: Katrina rescuer is sued by boat owner A Broadmoor man who said he rescued more than 200 residents after commandeering a boat during the flood after Hurricane … Continue reading

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Step Aside- The King Will Pass!

“Up yours” say the heirs of Patrick Henry: Urgent Fundraiser? Bush Wanted Carpool Lanes Closed WSOC-TV, August 25, 2006: WASHINGTON — Talk about political gridlock. Secret Service officials confirm to The Washington Post they tried to get the Virginia Department … Continue reading

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I Can’t Bring Myself To Hate The Guy

Though Lord knows, we all have reason to. The drummer for the Knack just died. Yeah, the Knack. My Sharona. The drummer. The guy who made an otherwise unremarkable song disastrously unforgettable- the guy behind “Badda badda BOMP badda BOMP … Continue reading

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Train 1, Truck 0

Wish I could have seen this dude’s face. South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 24, 2006: Impatient driver charged in crash with TriRail train in Pompano Beach An impatient Deerfield Beach driver was charged Thursday with interfering with railroad operations, a 3rd … Continue reading

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Good News For Beantown

1. The Sox finally won one yesterday. 2. It’s been weeks since any really big chunks fell out of the tunnel ceiling.

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Bureaucratic Thinking At The Coffee Shop

Romanesko’s Starbucks Gossip site introduces us to a young lady who’d fit right in to an NPS back office gig: As a daily customer of Starbucks, I see a lot of good and bad things about the chain, and I … Continue reading

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Cheeseheads Beat Vikings Crowd Once Again

In Forbes yesterday: America’s Drunkest Cities It will come as no surprise that the residents of a city known as “The Nation’s Watering Hole” like to have a beer or two. But Milwaukee isn’t just your average brewing town. It’s … Continue reading

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An Offhand Remark That Makes Me Smile

In today’s Salon: Why does Darwin matter? Because we live in the age of science. And the Darwinian worldview is the preeminent and best supported theory for the explanation of the natural and biological world. Marx is gone. Freud is … Continue reading

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Dear Citizens Of Boston, Again:

Sorry about this morning’s note. I was a little premature. Yanks sweep Red Sox That’s five in a row now, not four. The Retread Ranger Station apologizes for any inconvenience. The city of Boston may now apologize for its team … Continue reading

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