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(July 25, 2005)

The Walking Dead

Apr 09, 2014 by Ugh | Add comment
Anyone watch the Walking Dead? I'm only 1/3 of the way through the third season, so no recent spoilers, please. The overall set up of the show is kind of fascinating, as it seems they can do whatever they want. They don't provide much background on "what happened," so they are free to set up situations with impunity as you don't really know how many survivors or zombies there are, or what condition the world in general is in. So, if zombies show up out of now where, completely plausible. If there's an oasis somewhere (however permanent or temporary), similarly plausible. They also can introduce new characters at will for these reasons and, perhaps more importantly, kill them off, often in the most heart-wrenching of ways. Good stuff.


Apr 08, 2014 by Ugh | Add comment
Figures that the first time Warren Buffet offers up a cool $1B for a perfect bracket, we end up with a final game between a 7 and an 8 seed and Duke goes out in the first round. Man knows what he's doing.


Mar 13, 2014 by Ugh | 6 Comments
So, yes DiFi seems pissed, and CIA Director Brennan is acting like some kind of ass which should get him fired, all of which is getting a fair amount of press, but I can't help but think that once this is done, the underlying Senate Report and "Panetta Review" at the CIA will never see the light of day. And the U.S. magical mystery tour through torture will never be completely investigated. Anyway, if DiFi really wanted to rat fnck the CIA folks, she'd gather all the copies of the Panetta Review in her office, then claim that they had gone missing from the Senate's secure room and blame the CIA. That would be interesting.

mothership slow

Mar 06, 2014 by libjpn | 7 Comments

Well, I went ahead and renewed, I'll forgo a Starbucks latte each month. And the wisdom of my considered decision (as in 'oh crap, gotta decide today, well, what the hell...') becomes clear as the mothership doesn't seem to be loading for me, an obvious consequence of squeezing through the tubes that make up this part of the internets.

And if you have any ideas for an open thread, post them here. 


Feb 14, 2014 by Ugh | 9 Comments
Doesn't really bother me too much, even the huge dumping we just got. It's the damn week upon week of below freezing temperatures. Seems like the coldest DC winter since I moved here.

Denver 31 Seattle 15

Feb 03, 2014 by Ugh | 7 Comments
In a game that's not as close as that score would indicate.

so long, goodbye, auf wiedersehn, good night?

Jan 19, 2014 by libjpn | 17 Comments
Hi folks, While I've taken a look here maybe once a month, I haven't posted because I really didn't have anything to say. Thinking of closing down this blog around the beginning of March as it is time to renew. Still going to try and do the weekly open thread and maybe the occasional post (working title for the next one is 'get your mashup culture off my yard!'). If there are any good reasons to keep this open, I'd love to hear them, toss them in the comments below.


Jan 09, 2014 by Ugh | 3 Comments
We don't need no stinking bridges! Gov. Christie certainly seems to have screwed the pooch. There's keeping people in line, party discipline, and political payback, and then there's just being a reckless asshole because you're a dick, like being one, and don't care who gets hurt in the process. Garlic in the soul.


Dec 06, 2013 by Ugh | 2 Comments

Things are getting dusty around here...

Nov 20, 2013 by Ugh | 6 Comments
Except for that 60 comment thread below. Red Sox won the World Series! Yay! What else is going on? This seems rather unsporting of wireless carriers. I'm sure there is a reason why this actually is "good for consumers" but I can't come up with one. Sort of like it would be "bad for consumers" if you were allowed to keep your phone number upon switching wireless carriers. Has the whole NSA thing blown over yet? Anyone in jail? No? Gotta be something interesting around here somewhere.