Category Archives: Culture

The weaker week


In the course of human events, the ancient world was rife with conflicting schedules for the unit we call “the week,” from five days to ten days, with some societies choosing alternating numbers of days in the week to balance … Continue reading

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a sad little trip to dramaville


the last time i did my laundry, i was assaulted by a soap opera. that is because the screen overpowered the sound of washers, dryers, and ringing cellphones… three transients washed their clothes. one emptied two duffle bags. another, who … Continue reading

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sexy but wholesome…


whenever i hear the word “pony tails,” or “pig tails,” i can imagine a convention full of stiff tailed girls converging on some grand Beauty and Hair Styling Convention, all energized like Monster-induced energizer bunny-women. and somewhere in that male-fantasy-dream, … Continue reading

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flappy bird hits the windshield


if you have seen a kid, with fingers flying across an iphone/ipad/electronic-thing, he or she is likely playing flappy bird. not flippy bird, which in my younger days meant a not-very-nice-person told you to perform an anatomically impossible act upon … Continue reading

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Let’s all go to the leeching


there’s something Medieval about our healthcare system when we shoot flu-free patients with a “flu vaccine” made from…the flu. It is about as practical as herding sheep with a salad shooter…a hit and miss proposition. Perhaps if we just go … Continue reading

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Things That Did Not Happen This Year


As I look back on the year, it is cumbersome for me  to dissect all the posts and events that filled my life in 2013. So- I have decided to treat you to a list of some of the more … Continue reading

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Amarillo Tuesday


In a new twist to substantially increase Post-Thanksgiving Celebration Shopping Events, a group of the 30 largest US retailers have announced the kick-off of “Amarillo Tuesday.” The event, which will coordinate retailer savings with participation in Mexican restaurant promotions, will … Continue reading

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A Day At The Fair: 8/11/2013


This is what I saw at the fair today, in between spurts of lashing rain…

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Rejecting the Refrigerator


Is anyone else tired of chicken? Not just any chicken, the plain chicken you get in the grocery store that you have to take home and put in the refrigerator. That chicken. That kind of food. I’m tired of tasteless. … Continue reading

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the society for the prevention of hostility toward unabridged dictionaries


where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time a passin where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time ago where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone gone to dumpsters every one when will they ever learn? when will … Continue reading

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