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Gagnant la droite de s'appeler le champion

Watching your team lose can be a bitter pill to swallow. It's not every year your team makes it to the Super Bowl, and of course you want them to win. So when they don't, you just feel, well, blah.   Read More →
Posted February 8, 2010 at 11:02 PM by Michael

Now wait just a minute, rice

I guess truth in advertising can be a touchy subject. My syrup bottle doesn't talk to me, no teddy bear giggles in my laundry room, I've never seen twins share a pack of gum, and my margarine certainly doesn't try to insist it's butter. Then there's Minute Rice, if by "minute" one means "five minutes or so." Hmm, speaking of rice...   Read More →
Posted January 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM by Michael

Why I don't like answering machines

This was submitted by Joe, but let me be clear this is a wrong number, although I'll concede it's possible its a prank call. But if not, the level of insensitivity is staggering.   Read More →
Posted November 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM by Michael

Yes, but will it clean my hands?

I've been sick for a bit, so I haven't gotten around to updating in a while. I was kinda worried about what to come back with, so I thought maybe a little humour was in order. Once again, thanks goes to Jason P.   Read More →
Posted September 3, 2009 at 11:09 AM by Michael

On monsters, aliens and disappointments

First off, any disappointments don't have anything to do with the Super Bowl game itself. I'm neither a Steelers nor a Cardinals fan, and I didn't watch but 45 seconds of the game anyway. (However, what I did witness was the 100-yard interception/touchdown right before half-time. Nice one, James.)   Read More →
Posted February 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM by Michael

A taste for Southern justice

When I was in college I had a fraternity brother from Tennessee, nicknamed "Mutt," who proudly claimed to all "the South shall rise again!" When doing government work in south Georgia I remember being in a bookstore whose offerings leaned toward Southern pride. In particular I remember one book whose title was, indeed, "The South Shall Rise Again." I've always had an affinity for American history, and the Civil War in particular, so I admittedly see these kinds of things with a tinge of fascination and amusement, while not intending to belittle them in any way. I'm always for pride and heritage as long as one's pride and heritage don't infringe on the pride and heritage of others. After all, America is called the melting pot for a reason.   Read More →
Posted December 14, 2008 at 2:12 PM by Michael
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The breaking news is broken

Thanks be to Jason P. for sending this in. I've posted stuff like this before, but it never gets old. The title pretty much says it all, but definitely good for a chuckle.   Read More →
Posted October 21, 2008 at 7:10 PM by Michael

Do svidanya, Dr. Jones

In honor of the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on DVD today, I thought I'd share a few thoughts on the movie. I expect there'll be some spoilers here, so if you haven't seen it yet and care, read on at your own risk.   Read More →
Posted October 14, 2008 at 10:10 AM by Michael

Fun and games revisited

Having realized I'd written a post about MMORPG's and then said nothing more about it, I guess it's time for a little update. I still wouldn't call myself a hard-core gamer of any sort, but I'm starting to develop an appreciation for these kinds of games.   Read More →
Posted September 3, 2008 at 11:09 PM by Michael

Fun and games

Okay, okay, haven't posted anything in a while. What can I say, I've been lazy. Sure, there've been plenty of things to write about, but I just never seem to get around to them, and then they're gone. Ah, well. Coupled with that is the daily minutiae of life. If it's not one thing, it's another. You know how that goes. Still, I didn't create this with the intention of crying "woe is me" if I can help it, so that's all I have to say about that.   Read More →
Posted July 16, 2008 at 11:07 PM by Michael