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New Orleans

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

You look at the pictures and it’s hard for your mind to get around it, your brain doesn’t quite believe what your eyes are taking in. A major American city is…gone. The death toll is likely to be in the thousands. Damages in the tens of billions. A day ago it looked like New Orleans…
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I’m Sorry, I Didn’t Catch Your Name…

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Bond. James Bond. For the last few weeks American Movie Classics has broadcast all of the Bond movies, though I don’t think we’ll be seeing the Pierce Brosnan entries. Connery to Lazenby to Connery to Moore to…Connery, to Moore, and then to Dalton. Brosnan revealed last week that Her Majesty’s Secret Service (or the Bond…
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Sleeves Make the Man

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

I only caught the last fifteen minutes of the Limit (or was it Pot-Limit, as my cable info window said?) Hold-Em event last night, but I saw enough to make this one pronouncement–it’s virtually impossible to wear a basketball jersey and look sharp, unless you’re actually standing on a basketball court. Eric Froelich won the…
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Serendipity-Bippity-Bop

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

So I’m at work late on Friday, instead of heading south for the Bradoween festivities. And of course I’m in a great mood. I tell myself, “I’ll go to the next blogger brouhaha, definitely”. Next time, next go-round, next year. Story of my life. Anyway around 7:15 I decide I’ve had enough. I print out…
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Five Books To Take to a Desert Island

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Stopped at Borders last night to rejuvenate my soul, and during my perusing I overheard a man and a woman discussing a book she’d just read. I don’t know what book it was, but she said, “If I’m ever stranded on a desert island, that’s a book I want to have with me”. The “desert…
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Buying My Loyalty

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Many different events have been cited as triggers for the poker boom. Chris Moneymaker winning the 2003 WSOP, the debut of the World Poker Tour and its hole-card cameras, the best-seller status of Jim McManus’s Positively Fifth Street. Everyone has their own answer to that question. What got me seriously interested in poker was reading…
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Live By the Hammer, Die By the Hammer. Over and over and over.

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Another trip to the lake. I made the mistake of wolfing down a McDonald’s cheesburger before I jumped on the turnpike and headed east, and so was only able to eat one huge fajita that was waiting for me when I got there. Heather made her Spanish rice and I would’ve been quite content to…
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Nonsense, Administrative and Other

Friday, August 12th, 2005

I’ve been trying to think up ways to increase my blog traffic. The most obvious tactic–posting thousands of pictures of attractive naked women–is to my mind passe. It’s been done, especially on the Internet. I could start posting more, posting shorter stuff, and I have been meaning to do that. I could start posting better…
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A Better Understanding of the Female Psyche; or, Nyuck nyuck nyuck!

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

It’s a cliche that all men love watching The Three Stooges, and that all women can’t understand what’s so goddam funny about three schmucks thwacking each other over and over again. Until today I didn’t understand this evolutionary blind spot in the fair sex, but after the day I’ve had, I’ve come to see the…
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A Little Cafeteria Nostalgia

Friday, August 5th, 2005

On several occasions I have waxed poetic about the fantastic cafeteria run by the company that just hired me. Well, the last two days they just suprassed themselves. Today I had the fish sandwich and it was even better than usual. Golden brown, crispy without being dry, and nice big flaky hunks of cod or…
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