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    Archive for November, 2017

    Thursday

    Thursday, November 30th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling Gotta love the mild fall: I harvested over a pound of spinach yesterday evening, which means we have supplied our own non-GMO, organic greens for over seven months of the year. Plus we sold a ton (well, a quarter-ton; about 500 pounds, we estimate). From “Another Hole in My Historical Knowledge, Episode 198,442,440”: […]

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

    “The top-selling items of Cyber Monday this year included the Nintendo Switch, Apple AirPods and the popular children’s toy Hatchimals, while this year’s least popular toy is Tickle Me Harvey.” Seth Meyers Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

    Detroit I ventured back into Detroit last weekend. It was our customary Thanksgiving weekend trip to see Marie’s parents and hang out with her brothers. On Friday, we went to a Detroit landmark: Buddy’s Pizza. The original store. The pizza was delicious. The neighborhood? Not so delicious. Buddy’s is located in the small city known […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling: Hollywoodrow and Retail You thinking the LAPD is going to crack some skulls in Hollywood? Don’t hold your breath. From that Dave Thomson book on the history of Hollywood: When the studio was still at Keystone, [director Raoul] Walsh was surprised to discover the studio closed one Saturday. . . The gateman told […]

    Monday

    Monday, November 27th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling: Lasciviousness Then and Now, Young and Old The 2018 Johnny’s Seeds catalogue came on Saturday. I kinda felt like I did as a kid in the 1970s, when the JC Penny Christmas catalogue arrived. The biggest difference, of course, being that back then, I didn’t have to pay for any of the things […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, November 26th, 2017

    Did your son or daughter, niece, grandson, or neighbor kid go to college and start to lose his faith? Are any of them struggling with proselytizers of various stripes? This book will help. We think highly enough of this book that we buy it in bulk every spring and give it to every high school […]

    Saturday, November 25th, 2017

    Ancient church built in an old cave in Taormina #sicily #italy #fairytale #jesuswasahippie pic.twitter.com/hMpoYunmnT — Lars Wanderlust (@LarsWanderlust) November 24, 2017 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 25th, 2017

    It’s the holiday season. As always, I request your patronage this holiday season by accessing Amazon through the banner in the upper righthand corner. But I’ve decided that, this year, I’ll meet you halfway. I will make gift suggestions as part of my Miscellaneous Rambling posts. These are items that I have personally used and […]

    Friday

    Friday, November 24th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling Ah, Black Friday. “It’s the most/disgusting dayyyyyyyyy/of the year.” I’ve been saying that for years, incidentally. Heck, I was dissin’ Black Friday before it started raping Thanksgiving. And now that it’s violating that holy secular day, I hate it unequivocally. But heck, I’ll piggyback off it here. I saw this nifty article a […]

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

    A conservative student group set up a display on @Portland_State campus today that angered some students: “Thanksgiving on capitalism” vs. “Thanksgiving on socialism.” The latter was an empty table with a skeleton. pic.twitter.com/cfzqC1c6sz — Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2017 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Annual Thanksgiving Day Quotes

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

    “Thanksgiving Day originated in New England when the Puritans realized they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians.” Mark Twain “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” Samuel Johnson “Beggar that I am, I am even poor […]

    Black Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    BYCU The Left is a sanctimonious kill-joy. Black Wednesday is here and we’re primed for celebration. But what is the leftist Huffington Post primed for? Lecturing: Thanksgiving is the time of year where children young and old come home to see family – and catch up with friends. What are they doing when they’re out […]

     


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