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I came to mock, but on second thought…

I’ll settle for merely reporting. Pooper! My first thought was to ridicule, but then it occurred to that I’m the last person in the world who should be doing that. I kind of miss that gig.

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A minor bout of nostalgia here…

…just short of making another big change. The Interim Lair, in all its deteriorating glory. Judging from the shadow and the detritus this picture was probably taken sometime late in 2011, shortly before it was abandoned. Just can’t understand why … Continue reading

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Huh. Who knew? You can tell the Secret Lair is not a disguised madrassa…

…because it’s got a satellite dish. No, I didn’t know it made a difference, either. But it turns out satellite dishes are sinful. Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown As part of its widespread ban on illegal devices, … Continue reading

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Hermit Joel and the Case of the Snooty Houseguest

This is the second time Ghost has been forced to come and stay with LB and me since moving out to the Wonderful, Magical Place where S&L exist to clean his quarters and bring him smoked pork sausage wrapped in … Continue reading

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I thought I’d seen all this guy’s funny songs…

Gets a little TMI at the end there, but the trip to the uncomfortable place is funny. Actually as I approach old age this is one reason I’ve gradually come to favor revolvers…

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Hey, remember the ozone layer?

When I worked in the back shops of auto dealerships, we were supposed to use an elaborate vacuum device to suck up all the R-12 refrigerant before opening up AC units for repair. This would prevent the CFCs from rising … Continue reading

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“You say shit like that, and then everybody will buy into it.”

So “Common sense legislation so our children will be safe” is understood to mean “ban all the guns except the ones I control,” which you mustn’t say until you can do it. Makes sense, and I think we all knew … Continue reading

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I did not know this, and it’s rather interesting. Also ew, this is the creepiest thing I’ve read today.

Scandal: Hollywood Spends Decades Scripting Hillary Presidency The Hillary Clinton propaganda machine has been hard at work leading up to her presumptive presidential nomination. Entertainment media have been littered with a multitude of TV shows, movies, children’s books, and even … Continue reading

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I get paid in cookies

Aches in all my joints and pain in my stump are my lot for the day. Having wrapped up some things this morning, I plan to spend the afternoon in a chair or even taking a well-deserved nap. Saturday I … Continue reading

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My theory: New Zealand’s PM is out of his tiny mind.

Possums, stoats and other introduced pests to be killed in ‘world-first’ extermination programme unveiled by PM They say they want to kill every rat, possum and stoat – which I think is a pig – in all New Zealand. I … Continue reading

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When the law is whatever one person says it is, there is no law.

There’s only danger. “I’m here basically to make sure I don’t become a felon,” Argov said, during a protest outside the Statehouse Thursday evening. In light of her recent actions, Massachusetts fudds are not finding their attorney general’s assurances that … Continue reading

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Well. I feel safer.

Of course I haven’t gone near an airport since 2009, and didn’t get on a plane that time, so I can afford to just munch popcorn and enjoy the show. Almost Half of All TSA Employees Have Been Cited for … Continue reading

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Hey, you know how the terrorists are always saying, “If you don’t have a gun or a bomb, use a car?” Well…

(shrug) Turnabout’s fair. Also, yay Teutonic engineering! Syrian refugee, 21, hacks PREGNANT woman to death with a machete and injures two others before hero BMW driver runs him over, in latest attack to shock Germany

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Oh, Uncle Joel is very tired and very sore.

Just spent seven and a half hours on a job that was supposed to take half that. and the last hour of it we were racing a thunderstorm that took its dear ominous time building up. And now it’s just … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this picture? And also, how glaucoma has made Rifleman Joel shoot like a little girl.

Nothing: If you assume I didn’t just fire 5 rounds at it from 25 yards and completely miss the backboard. Somebody had this Russian red dot screwed as far skyward as it could go, and it took a while for … Continue reading

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Milestone at Landlady’s house

After a setback a couple of weeks ago when we got it hooked up and the pressure regulator leaked, the manufacturer sent her a replacement regulator (and also a replacement for the oven door handle that was bent right out … Continue reading

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Squirrel!

When you’ve got a big dog who can’t be let off the leash, sometimes you’ve got to stop what you’re doing and go for a walkie. And LB and I were just coming into the yard from the mid-day walkie … Continue reading

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Fauxcahontas, Payday Loans, and…the Post Office?

This isn’t consumer protection, this is a gangland takeover. Okay: Raise your hand if you’ve ever used the services of Payday Loan. No? That’s because you’re an upstanding, respectable citizen with a decent paycheck and a bank account. I, on … Continue reading

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Okay. Having now heard snippets of Trump’s scary speech…

I believe these guys gave us the final word on the whole matter, 20 years ago.

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“Did I leave that on again?”

Dammit. Yeah, I’m writing a blog post about leaving a light on. It’s been that kind of week. Also, this is what ten years off-grid does to you. Every morning I rise, put drops in my eyes, put on my … Continue reading

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