July 29, 2004


Via Instapundit: Ann Althouse seems to have been watching the same tv as me recently. You've got your basic Democratic convention, your takeoff on the convention via The Daily Show, and Amish in the City, to get away from the craziness. Amish in the City may end up being a reality show I will watch - a rarity. I was expecting the group to form us vs them cliques, which didn't happen in the first episode. I have some problem with the basic concept, but the show may be better than I would expect. Maybe.
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July 27, 2004

Tom Swift

Cool: Lilek's latest Jetsam Cove offerings are Tom Swift covers. The scary thing is, I've probably read most of those books.

On the other hand, I don't remember any Tom and the extraterrestrials stuff.

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Democratic convention

Tried to watch it. Couldn't stand more than a few seconds at a time. 

Heh. Acording to Drudge, it got horrible ratings.

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Looks like Happy Fun Pundit is at it again, with a picture of Kerry's space place visit.

Man, he looks stupid.

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July 26, 2004


Ok, now I know why it's called a beer gut.

The current plan (1) 1500-1800 cal/day (2) walk at least 2 miles/day (3) weight training 3 times /week (4) consider some sort of flexibility training. No particular high protein plans, although low simple sugars is the basic idea.

Is it physically possible for me to do? Hell yes. How long can I keep with it? No idea.

I am going to stick with this plan until I've lost 20 lbs, though. Enough is enough.

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Lileks and panhandler

Today's bleat involves  a person asking for cash at the mall [as well as the hunt for the elusive duvet]. I've gotten into the habit of not even listening to panhandlers' speil, just saying "Thanks, no," and walking away.

The basic concept is (1) I've given money in relatively large amounts through work as a last resort kind of thing (2) Given the right spot, it is possible for someone to make a pretty good hourly wage through begging (3) I tend to be a sucker for a sob story, and was getting tired of giving money and knowing it wasn't going to be used for a useful purpose.

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The Llama Butchers has a review, which coincides with other stuff I've heard. Oh well, maybe Hollywood will get the message: good movies based on comics are good, bad movies based on comics are bad.

Either that, or Catwoman 2 will have her beating up Michael Moore. The Blob, Juggernaut? Hmm. Any appropriate DC characters? 

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July 25, 2004


All right, now I feel official: blogger lost 2 posts. [then found them again. hmm.] Which brings up a point: there is little point in my making a political blog, since I agree with nearly everything Glenn Reynolds writes. Plus, politics has never been a huge hobby of mine. So, do I keep an online diary, trusting anonymity to keep me out of trouble, or do I keep making seemingly pointless comments. Oh well.
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Sandy Berger

In spite of what the Dynamist says, I have an extremely hard time believing someone could inadvertently take Top Secret plus documents, unless he was possessed by demons or something. When you have to go to a specific room to read documents, how can you inadvertently take them?
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Ok, so I've had about 2 months worth of beer in the last 2 days. On the list of more beers I never have to buy again, Sunshine Wheat had very little wheat beer taste. As opposed to the Flying Dog In Heat Wheat, which I liked.
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July 24, 2004


Went drinking last night with a friend, had a bunch of beers. Shiner Summer Stock left much to be desired, the others were forgettable.
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July 22, 2004


Walking down the beach: Lousianax3, Oklahoma x2, Minnesota, Florida. The real question is did the guy from Florida come for Texas' beaches?

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July 19, 2004

Martians and the NAACP

This strikes a cord, that I think harmonizes with something else. Got to think about it for a while, brb.
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Yeah, den Beste wrote some similar things quite a few months ago. But now, maybe, some things are making their way into the mainstream.   From instapundit.
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Ok, What kind of person decides that their ultimate career move is to be a library computer room monitor?
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July 15, 2004

More fun

From today's Bleat from Lileks, this looks interesting. Overeducated, underemployed. Oh yeah.

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July 14, 2004


From llama, via TBG
owlish mutterings Highway
Contentment Meadows8
Mt. Happiness15
Loony-Bin Lane57
Confusion Lane100
Childbirth Hospital574
Please Drive Carefully
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