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Rants

Urinal Rant

Avert thine eyes, if you are not inter­est­ed in men’s uri­nals and the eti­quette that sur­rounds them. It appears that some men are pre-flush­ers. That is, when they arrive at a uri­nal, they imme­di­ate­ly haul on the han­dle to get a good flush going. I don’t know if they need to hear the rush­ing water […]

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Rants Technology

Bashing TiVo

Yeah, I know. I’m the ulti­mate TiVo evan­ge­list. I love TiVo. Peo­ple who know me know the prais­es I have sung about TiVo. And yet… and yet. This past week I have come to dis­like TiVo, the com­pa­ny. Let me be clear, lest there be any mis­un­der­stand­ing. Time-shift­ing tele­vi­sion has changed my life, and for […]

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Me and my life Technology

Keeping in touch

I will con­fess some­thing that is sure­ly not a shock to any­one who knows me. I am ter­ri­ble at keep­ing in touch. I don’t do it. I had dear friends in col­lege, and had dear friends (well, one or two) in NYC when I was there. And yet, do I e‑mail? No. Do I call? […]

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Me and my life Politics

Where then, nine eleven?

So, today is Sep­tem­ber 11th. What with all the fresh tragedy, it seems nobody is remem­ber­ing past tragedy. Is it just me, or has this anniver­sary crept up on us? Sure, four years isn’t any­thing to cel­e­brate (black humor intend­ed), but it just seems… so sad. Not that we might be for­get­ting 9/11, but that […]

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Politics

Let’s just impeach him

We almost impeached a Pres­i­dent for hav­ing oral sex. Can’t we impeach one for deceit, incom­pe­tence, and mal­ice? In this arti­cle from CNN, Chertoff argues that nobody pre­dict­ed this kind of dis­as­ter, while Brown sug­gests that FEMA had planned for a cat­e­go­ry 5 storm two years ago. Time Mag­a­zine has an arti­cle on Brown’s faked […]

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Politics

I cannot imagine

The dev­as­ta­tion along the Gulf Coast is unimag­in­able to me. That our Pres­i­dent grand­stand­ed to the point of fly­ing Air Force One with­in 1700 feet of the ground so he could get a “first hand view” (he’s going back in a more pro­sa­ic heli­copter next week) is unimag­in­able to me. That he would state that […]