Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday's Digressions

If you have  a back ache or other muscle pains splooge some muscle rub into some alcohol and drop in 3 aspirins. Shake well then pour into a hot bath- feel better.
  • Recently (today is 01/11/2015) I have seen multiple screen grabs and clips from different videos of Edward Snowden. I may just be me but he looks ten years older. What a complicated, divisive story his is. Everybody is either Team Edward or they want to see him fry. He won't be forgotten. Also, there will come a time when people want to see him come back home.
  • I always misthink his first name as Eric- every time I hear or see the word, Snowden.
  • Misthink isn't a word? Huh, well- it is now.
    Letter to Zac from his friend Victoria and Dallas
  • Sucker- what I am for any contest, sweepstakes or otherwise giveaways of any type and it isn't clear to me why this is true. My dad may have been the same way though as I have a vague [possibly incorrect] recall of him entering drawings etc. and I know he would give me approval when I would enter them.
    After the last North Texas earthquake- when will our long national nightmare end?
  • The neighbor guy kept the 2 cats when his girlfriend left. Excuse me sir, I need to see your Man-Card please...
  • President Obama wants free two year college for all. With no malice in my heart [and feeling like he is right if we weren't broke] this is Liberalism at it's worst, most extreme, it's logical conclusion and most idealistic. We are broke and spending money as fast as we can print it. No good  entry level jobs are being created to speak of and spending more money is going to fix our problems?!
  • One way to know this won't fix our problems- people with good bachelors degrees now can't find a job.
    Everything needs rescue and everybody wants to be a rescuer these days.
  • Just about every day my back gets a long, hot soaking in the tub. When my children are here they get the run of the television during my escapism. Due to their thinking they're smarter than me I can tell when they're watching something they know I would disapprove of as they will turn the volume down so low I won't be so sure they haven't turned the television completely off. 
  • VOX Explains


The Donald said...

The neighbor guy kept the 2 cats when his girlfriend left.

Did she leave because he was...well, you know? I mean, what other explanation is there?

I don't know who Eric Snowden is, but I always think of the character from Catch-22 when I hear/read Edward's name mentioned.

...people with good bachelors degrees now can't find a job...

True. And yet [Dirty Jobs] Mike Rowe was pilloried when he suggested that we had too many college graduates and too few skilled tradesmen. I don't fall into the "send 'em all back" camp regarding immigration, but I do think our society and economy would be better off if we could close the tap, and allow native-born Americans to fill a wider range of jobs. It's time Americans were able to 'do something' again, and not just talk about doing something or creating something for people to do in foreign countries.

Sheesh - if I get too wrapped up, it sounds like a stump speech. [Vote for The Donald in 2016 - ;-) ]

RPM said...

Hey Kev, not sure if this is just happening to me or everybody. Everytime I post a comment I get a failed email address error. Here's an example from my last post:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain by [].

The error that the other server returned was:
550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable or not local

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RPM has left a new comment on your post "A Rant or Two":

What about texting while DUI? That's got to be on a Darwin Top 10 list

Posted by RPM to blogadelphia at February 1, 2015 at 12:48 PM


Weird, huh? It's every post, every time and only on your blog. Is an old email address you had? You might need to look at your settings and change that.


el chupacabra said...

Hey Don- Whether that is it or not-- there were some issues going on there.
I remember that bruhaha with Mike Rowe. He was right on all counts. One thing I believe though is better educated people can make better decisions in general and all things being equal it is just better for a society to be more well educated.

Hi Mike- thanks I will check that. Yikes I literally do not know how long dead that address is.

The Donald said...

Does the Calgon take you away? Or are you an epsom salts guy?

el chupacabra said...

Ha, Spanish sea salt baby.

The Donald said...

The bee rescue line ran through my mind last night when SNL ran a first season encore program including a "Killer Bee" Bee Hospital sketch with nurses Curtin/Newman/Radner would periodically emerge from delivery and announce "Congratulations, it's a drone/worker/queen!" to expectant [bee] dads Aykroyd/Belushi/Chase/Morris in the waiting room.

Obviously hearkening¹ back to a time beefore it was fashionable for male parents to bee in the hive with beetamax machines taping their pupae emerging.

¹ Was inclined to use 'harken', but Blogger frowned on it, so, after some research, went with the [supposedly] preferred variant 'hearken'. :-(