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OK, so there won't be a LOT on here about sex, but tell the truth, that's most of the reason you entered this site, right? So, I'll slip some things in from time to time just to keep you coming...back.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Every now and then, a blogger on Dailykos lists some of his favorite signature lines---aka the links, quotes, or other words of wisdom that some add to the bottom of their comments  --- that he's come across.

I see them and I think - I wish I'd thought to say that! Here are my faves from the most recent list:
- I don't mind if you're straight. Just don't flaunt it in public. (Chrisove)

- I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine. -- Kurt Vonnegut (SteelerGrrl)
- Lanza's mom ar-15...Glock 20...Sig 9mm...nine full 30 round ammo mom has..cookies. (Arrow)

- You can safely assume you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. --Anne Lamott (zooecium)

- Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote. (lostboyjim)

- The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith (richardak)

- Give blood. Play hockey. (flycaster)

- liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject (RockyMtnLib)

- Send your old shoes to the new George W. Bush library. (maxschell)

Here's mine:

 - Jamie

Friday, April 12, 2013

And of course it goes without saying that the more we do of #4, the more we'll get of #5

Seems to me women want men to be as complex as they (women) are, so that there is something, some mysterious key to “figuring us out” and women are continually surprised and disappointed that we’re as simple as we are.

1 - Food
2 - Football
3 - Fucking
4 - Farting

(and yeah, probably in that order once we're married. #3 was probably higher before we got married.)

Once women get that, they’ve got 90% of us. Oh, wait, those 4 and:

5 - The need for space…lots of space.

And we men want women to be as simple as we men are and we are continually surprised and disappointed that they’re as complex as they are.

And believe me, I'm not even a little bit proud of any of that from my perspective.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ask guys in my age-range about their memories of their first experience in going to a ballgame, and I'll bet a majority, even if it's only 51%, would refer to the least likely of answers: The Colors.

Because most of us grew up without a color TV until I was out of college I think, when I went to my first game at old Connie Mack Stadium in 1966 (in fact, here's the boxscore - I remember so much about that game!), as I walked through the vomitorium (look it up - it's not what you think), ok, through the entrance under the seats into the seating area, it was like Dorothy stepping out of her house into Munchkinland - oh, what bright, vivid colors!

The dazzling green grass, the white chalk lines, the fire engine red seats, the blue I-don't-remember-what, I just remember vivid blues too! Just dazzling.

Oh, and I also went to the last game ever played at Connie Mack, which is probably worthy of a blog post of its own, but in case someone comes across a bright red seat in the garage some day and it looks like this:

just the seat part, not the back, well, that's where it came from.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My first impressions from last night's Phillies opener, as emailed to a friend:

I think Cole really missed Chooch last night. I like Kratz, but the 2 of them didn’t seem to be jiving real well and Hamels’ pitch selections were weird and he seemed rushed. Hopefully first game jitters, but hard to understand from a former World Series MVP.

I like Revere but I don’t see him hitting one out this year without a lot of wind behind him. We have a pool on him in our fantasy league. I have 8/4/13, but that includes inside-the-parkers.

I didn’t mind Cholly starting Mayberry last night. Nix looks totally lost. I wonder if he’ll keep Revere at the top of the lineup against lefties. I kind of hope not. But I do like their lineup in general. I think they’ll score a lot of runs.

Everyone’s concerned about Halladay. I think you can book something in the 12-12 4.20 ERA range. I think Kendrick may be even more of a key and a variable this year oddly. Is he the guy who led the majors in ERA the last 5-6 weeks of 2012 or the guy who got hammered in his last exhibition game?

M Young stunk at 3B last night on 3 different plays, I think. He better get better.

I love Freddie Galvis and I think he could play 15+ years in the bigs. I even think he has an offensive future too. Of course, so do I, and that future is 0/0/.000.

I’m not going to waste any time getting to hate the Uptons. Done.

Oh, I forgot to mention in the email, all the Uptons except one:

Cheryl likes to cite the annual WIP Wing Bowl as an example of the most obvious sign of the coming apocalypse...

but there's a better one in my view.

When I was a kid, besides literally having to walk a half mile to the bus, uphill both ways (to the end of Black Horse Road at rte. 401), it was the kids who tried to cheat on tests (not me!!!) and the teachers who caught them and turned them in.

Now it's the teachers who cheat and the kids who turn them in:

3 dozen school administrators and teachers indicted in Atlanta cheating scandal

By Kate Brumback, Associated Press / March 30, 2013 at 9:35 am EDT


Juwanna Guffie was sitting in her fifth-grade classroom taking a standardized test when, authorities say, the teacher came around offering information and asking the students to rewrite their answers. Juwanna rejected the help.

"I don't want your answers, I want to take my own test," Juwanna told her teacher, according to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.

On Friday, Juwanna — now 14 — watched as Fulton County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted the Atlanta Public Schools' ex-superintendent and nearly three dozen other former administrators, teachers, principals and other educators of charges arising from a standardized test cheating scandal that rocked the system.

According to Howard, Juwanna eventually told her sister and later told the district attorney's investigators. Still confident in her ability to take a test on her own, Juwanna got the highest reading score on a standardized test this year.