Monthly Archives: December 2006

In Memoriam

3000 now. There are some milestones you hope never to pass. Here’s hoping 2007 is much, much, much better. The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died at a military hospital … Continue reading

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Clonechops!

I really, truly, honestly do not get this. I mean, jeez louise, never mind that this seems to be a product in desperate search of a market, and about as purely necessary as a pet rock. And let’s ignore for … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

May you and yours have a safe and happy Christmas Eve. The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died in the United States of their injuries: Joe L. Baines, … Continue reading

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Man versus Machine

You know how folks often tell “humorous” stories of their kids sticking hands or pieces of pizza or whatever in the VCR or the DVD player? We’ve all seen commercials based on this uproarious situation, with the electronic equipment spitting … Continue reading

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Coffee and the Mega-Corp

So someone on one of my mailing lists recently lamented the boneheaded state of our judicial system and used, as so often happens, the case where a woman sued McDonald’s because she spilled hot coffee on herself—and an idiotic jury … Continue reading

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Commercial Art

Well, it’s no surprise when Top Management beats me to the punch on something. But on a pair of videos I’d planned on posting about myself? I mean, that’s just rude. That hurts. That hurts a lot. Okay, no it … Continue reading

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Me and the Derb

I’ve ranted on here about the insanity of our nation’s health insurance situation a-plenty. Well…can you ever really, truly rant about that insanity a-plenty? I don’t think so either. But it’s rather gratifying to discover that National Review’s John Derbyshire … Continue reading

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