Monday, April 29, 2013

In the Year

This is post 2525.  Just thought I'd let you know.

Why Pauses Between Words Are Important

Fetus Closure

Fee Disclosure

Online Ordering

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Friday, April 26, 2013

The Soulless

I was in a meeting discussing issues that would probably make normal people die of boredom.  A director of strategic planning was talking about an upcoming project and said that we were going to try to roll out a pilot program for this project so that we could assess the feasibility of the solution, but she didn't like the word "pilot."

With a completely deadpan affect, I suggested "limited scope production implementation."  She liked that.  I died a little on the inside.

Perhaps I should consider using my powers for good.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


From this web site...*

"People don't read."

I weep for the future.

*This is in no way an endorsement of that web site.

Monday, April 22, 2013


A hypnotized Cyclops with an underbite.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Joe the Dumber

Remember that flash-in-the-pan political nonentity, Joe the Plumber?  He is known in real life as Samuel Wurzelbacher.  In any case, his name is attached to some TEA Party web site where a bunch of angry and reactionary  people post screeds about how kids should turn down their music and how darker people should stay off the streets so us nice pale folks don't have to think about them.  Someone put my name on a list to receive his daily digest e-mail.

Great.  Thanks.

Yesterday, Joe the Plumber's digest had the usual effluvia, but I clicked on one or two of the links, because this helps me predict what nonsense I will hear from the usual suspects at upcoming family gatherings.  The content of the article is not really important, either for the purposes of my observation or in general, but the thing that amused me was that Joe the Plumber misspelled his own name in his sign-off.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


The people in Boston are in my thoughts.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Grammar Problems

Verb tenses are problematic for time travelers.  Were problematic?  Will be problematic?  Will have been problematic?

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Today seems like one of those days where everything I do is uphill from where I am, and I am wearing roller skates.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Music Directors

My experience with music directors is that they have a predilection for bad puns.

GDad: ...and if anyone needs a ride up to the recording session, I'll be leaving from Downtown between 8:00 and 8:15.  Just meet me at the walkway.

Director:  The covered walkway?  The car pool tunnel?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Funny Corporate Event

We have informative lunch presentations once in a while.  They're called "brown bags," in that you are supposed to bring your own lunch.  This week's brown bag is being sponsored by the corporate health group, and it's about the importance of colonoscopies as part of an overall health picture.

A colonoscopy brown bag.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


"It must be a treacherous and uncertain world inside the head of a Republican congressman, unsteady on the brink of countless slippery slopes."
    --Monoceros Forth

Back from Vacation

We were in sunny Florida.  More on that to follow.

Last night, however, I had a long dream involving getting completely lost in a multipart parking garage that had gates, blockades, and those spikes that keep people from going out the wrong way.  I ended up having to video my search to the exit with my phone held over my shoulder so I could see whence I came rather than where I was going on my way out.  I like that I was thinking about that even in my dream.