Some jackass in the theater laughed at every single thing Bill Murray did in “Moonrise Kingdom”, including walking down stairs and staring at the ceiling.
Last night’s rain seems to have resurrected some of the local insects.
Baseball managers are infamous for employing hocus-pocus that masquerades as savvy.
The Yankees’ trade for Ichiro Suzuki surprised me. I don’t think it was a particularly good one, though I would have loved to have this guy six years ago.
On account of a variety of presidential, departmental, and gubernatorial proclamations, I’ve lowered our nation’s flag to half-staff four or five times in the last month. On Friday I lowered it for the shooting victims of Aurora, Colorado. It will not be raised again until Wednesday. I feel like we abuse our flag this way, and ourselves, by being in a perpetual state of symbolic mourning. I think it cheapens the idea of official mourning and renders it rather meaningless.
The offshore call center workers seem to be getting better at their American accents.
Man, the kitchen absolutely reeks of cilantro. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but dinner was delicious.
Every once in a while at work I find a Christian tract left behind in one of the buildings.
Now that the weather has become tolerable for a while I rode my bike to work for the first time in a few weeks.
I do not understand quantum physics at all and I am not excited about the Higgs boson.
I don’t even recognize half these Red Sox. No wonder they stink. That and Bobby Valentine.
Driving around Iowa City on a weekend evening is a good way to see the “stoonts” in action.
Here’s my daily post about this withering heat wave: it hit 108° F around three o’clock.
At 10:00 this evening it was still 90° F. The hell with that.
I played with grim determination, Jim.
I could have gone for a tall, frosty glass of Pass-O-Guava today.
If the universe keeps contracting, it will become the puny-verse.
Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes
NPR aired a story today about the Kenyan government promoting circumcision as a way to reduce the transmission of HIV. The story claims that Studies have shown that circumcision can reduce the risk of a man’s contracting the virus by as much as 60 percent. The AIDS epidemic in Africa is apparently nothing a little unnecessary […]