Beating the meat

Sorry sorry sorry. I couldn’t resist. I know that the two people who actually RSS my blog would see that headline at some point in their nifty readers and have to click. I win! But seriously, check this story: Pigs Abused at Iowa Farm I have never been much of an advocate for the fair […]

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McCain

I won’t vote for McCain because of Sarah Palin. Ok, I probably wouldn’t have voted for McCain even if he picked Lion-O as his VP. But my point is, McCain always seemed to have some credibility as a maverick. I never did buy the whole Washington outsider role, but he certainly stayed his guns when […]

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The Chain

No, this post has nothing to do with Fleetwood Mac. Instead I’m going to harp on newspapers, which has quickly seem to become the only thing crowding my brain. I hope you’re ready. “The Chain” Today at work I was faced with 2 very separate and yet very meaningful misunderstandings. The first had to do […]

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Asleep

When I was a kid, I thought that if I kept my eyes closed after yawning I would immediately go to sleep. I was sick yesterday, and when I finally made it to bed, I yawned, closed my eyes and hoped that I would fall right asleep. It worked!

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Could be worse

When I start to feel really depressed about working for a crumbling industry, there are few things that can snap me out of my funk. Food, drink and endless rounds of Wii tennis help, but when things are really bad, I know there’s only one thing to do: Compare myself to even more helpless bastards. […]

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Alaskangovernorwho?

I won’t dwell on Sarah Palin because I’m tired of hearing about her. However, in case you need ABSOLUTE proof of her inexperience, I’m going to offer the most concrete example of her political obscurity: Google search: Sarah Palin – 3,400,000 results Sarah Connor – 8,480,000 results Sarah Brightman (who the hell is that, anyway) […]

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Opportunities

A colleague and all-around nice guy and I were talking about very intellectual hypothetical scenarios at work today. Some of the obvious ones were things like “It’s 1998 and you could either try and convince AOL to invest in high-speed internet or go lead Comcast’s efforts, which would you do?” You know, really lofty stuff. […]

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Good. God.

The power just came back on. Tropical Storm Fay, a fickle, watery bitch, took 4 days to cross Jacksonville. *oh, and Jesus. For those of you who have never been through a hurricane/tropical storm, take this as a lesson: The “hurricane path” estimates are bullshit. Technically, Fay hit just north of Daytona Beach and moved […]

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So this thing…

I have a thing for mythology. And books. So books about mythology rock my world, and this weekend I bought another two from a sweet used book store here in town. One is about legends and myths of Micronesia. The other are folk tales from the Ozarks. Neither are recent or meaningful enough to have […]

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