Category Archive: Etc

Apr 16

WTF… April 16, 2014

    On Thursday (4/10) there was a story in the NYDN about an Illinois lawsuit that was settled for $355,000 in legal fees and punishment costs. Now let me say a word or two about that word I just used: punishment. That’s my word. The newspaper article said settlement costs. But, I think that, …

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Apr 15

Explination of our Tax System

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go  something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. …

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Apr 14

Musings From the Bench

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“Tis the season to be sneezin’ In between the colds of winter and the colds of summer is what the medical community calls allergy season. For me the itchy, watery eyes, headache, runny nose and post nasal drip begins as soon as buds appear on the trees and the grass wakes up. Now in the …

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Apr 09

WTF… April 9, 2014

News item: Letterman to retire…   (Editorial cartoon is by Bramhall via the NYDN.) 1) On Friday (4/4) I caught an article from NYDN’s online edition about a Texas driver who cheated death… not only cheated death for himself but also for his two kids and another adult who were with him. How? Well, seems …

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Apr 08

RAMBLINGS OF AN OLD FART

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THE RAMBLINGS OF AN OLD FART Everyone in these United States has heard about the grandparent or parent that had to walk 5 miles to school in blistering heat or a blizzard of snow, barefooted, uphill all the way at some point in their life. And while the story is false the analogy is pertinent; …

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Apr 08

Rest in Peace: XP is dead . . . right?

XP is going away. Le me be upfront with you. I work in Tech Support for a major company. DAILY. I have people calling in wanting to know what to do about their XP machines. Microsoft is going to stop support of XP today. All they will tell you to do is upgrade, preferably to Windows 8- …

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Apr 07

Musings From the Bench

                You know what I like about baseball? Nothing. And let me tell you why. (Mr. Met,, “Right in the feels.”)   1. The slow pace. Games go on forever with some innings lasting longer than some marriages. The longest recorded game in regulation play was 4 hours …

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Apr 02

WTF… April 2, 2014

1) On Thursday (3/27) I spied a piece in the NYDN that said Self magazine editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger apologized after a recent issue of the mag mocked Monika Allen, a brain cancer survivor.  Danziger told news sources that she was “… personally mortified (and she) had no idea that Monika had been through cancer. It …

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Mar 31

Musings From the Bench

Do you know the Muffin….Woman?   Every day hubby goes to the corner store for the local paper, a pack of generic cigarettes and gets me a muffin — a Rachel’s Gourmet Raisin Bran Muffin, it seems to be the only thing that helps keep me regular — if you know what I mean. But …

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Mar 30

Game of Thrones: The Preview

OK, So before our story begins, the 7 Kingdoms that make up Westeros, were guiding by a King that that was put on there by his power as a Dragon Rider. Generations later, the King is overthrown by King Robert, who is more worried about his hunting than his queen, who is the daughter of …

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Mar 28

The NCAA is not dead . . . Yet.

Ex-Northwestern QB Kain Colter won his case. The Northwestern football players can form a Union. So the NCAA is dead right? They have to get paid, they have rights, everything is hunky-dorey and everything is great, right? Not so fast. The case only applies to Northwestern football players, and they have a LONG road to …

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Mar 28

The Blog About Nothing 3/28 Edition

What up world? It’s me EJ, and I’m back with another edition of The Blog About Nothing. My bad on not posting a blog last week. The kid was sick. Yeah, I got a wicked case of bronchitis and it knocked me flat on my ass last week. I’m one of those dudes, that when …

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