Monthly Archives: February 2012

That came in handy.

For some reason, I am very fond of the competition show Top Shot on the History Channel. Shooting stuff up in interesting ways just looks so fun.  Not quite as much as blowing things up a la Mythbusters, but serious … Continue reading

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Litigation waiting to happen?

Personhood from conception has been shelved in Virginia.  Just as well. It is still alive and kicking in Oklahoma, though.  And this morning, completely unbidden (much like an earworm), the following scenario presented itself: A man has two daughters, A … Continue reading

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Way too much caffeine. Definitely.

Wired, alert, anxious.  Rereading every word I have written over the past three weeks, worried about being misunderstood — what have I not said that I should have said, or said that I should not have?  Do I represent myself … Continue reading

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Guilt v. Responsiblity

A man in Alaska has filed suit alleging that the Fourteenth Amendment does not carry with it the right to hold public office. This particular frivolous lawsuit not only infuriates me, but concerns me.  Not that there is a bigot … Continue reading

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Movie men

I love movies.  I don’t get to see as many as I want, or as many as I used to.  Seeing movies on Netflix just isn’t the same; and as for watching on my smartphone — no. I watch the … Continue reading

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Existence.

I am a large woman.  I am a very large woman. I have been so for a much of my life.* One of my experiences has been a feeling that I am somehow nonexistent.  It is a hard thing to … Continue reading

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Movies I need to see…

After watching the Oscars, I need to see… The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (both versions)PinaUndefeatedPurgatoryRangoBeginnersWar HorseThe Iron LadyThe DescendantsPlus the live-action and documentary shorts (I saw the animated shorts last week) I have seen two of the performances that … Continue reading

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Just like Gonzo.

Having seen his Grammy 2011 performance (with its Elton John homage), and his work on The Voice [Edited to add; especially his asides with his fluffy white cat], I have come to the conclusion that… Cee Lo Green is a … Continue reading

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Links! Get your hot links here!

I would like to make a post about each of them, but lately I have a) been sort of pre-occupied with other things and so not posting a lot of substance, and b) working on three long and substantive posts … Continue reading

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My, we’re hostile.

Lately, my song has been Cee Lo’s “F*** You” or its clean remake “Forget You,” which makes up in acceptability to be played in the car loudly what it loses in cathartic power. Although the specifics don’t match up to … Continue reading

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Consistency is not a bad thing.

I have been thinking a lot about privacy lately.  I have a very lengthy post on the subject which I periodically return to, spawned in part by the privacy symposium I went to, the changes in Google’s Privacy Policy coming … Continue reading

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Why couldn’t it have been someone a little more respectable?

The Rocket Scientist is heavily into genealogy.  I actually think this is great; somebody needs to do it, and I have neither the inclination nor the patience.  This week’s tidbit? That he (and by extension, the kids) are distantly related … Continue reading

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Determined, much? Why?

Sitemeter offers various information about the people who visit this site.  Since I refuse to shell out the money to get the Premium Service, the information is very general (i.e., it gives a location of the server you’re using — … Continue reading

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Oblivion? No, not really.

Remember that empirical test I did about whether a post deleted in Blogger would be deleted in Google Reader?  I decided to take it to the logical conclusion, and see how far back Google Reader went.  After all, at some … Continue reading

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You’re just trying to flatter me. Stop it.

The Rocket Scientist is not particularly enthralled with my new music. He really did not like Cee Lo’s “F*** You,”* and was only slightly more interested in the bowdlerized version. He liked Adele okay, but did not seem to be … Continue reading

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