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Random Early Thoughts on the 2014 Midterm Elections

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At this point, everyone is expecting a bloodbath for the Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.. Candidates are running away from both the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration. The only question is how bad it’ll be. Some Democrats are already conceding the Senate, jumping right to the bargaining stage of grief, and arguing that it won’t be a big deal to the Republicans.

To me, the biggest problem is that the Republicans are going to benefit. They …

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March 20th, 2014 at 10:31 am

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Separated at Birth: Rod Gilmore/Joe Tessitore and the Sportscasters from Bedazzled

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Something about the Thursday and Friday night football broadcast with Rod Gilmore and Joe Tessitore has always seemed familiar to me. It finally hit me.

Yes, the resemblance to the two sportscasters from Bedazzled is remarkable.

I would think this was intentional, but the movie was filmed in 2000 and Tessitore didn’t even start working at ESPN until 2002. As far as I can tell, they hadn’t worked together on screen before ESPN.…

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January 1st, 2013 at 11:13 am

Posted in Humor

Convergence: Venus, the Moon and Jupiter, February 25, 2012

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I walked into the backyard this evening and was surprised by a fairly nice astro-convergence happening tonight. A waxing moon formed a triangle with Venus to the lower left, and Jupiter to the upper left.

I took a few quick pictures off my back porch. Didn’t have time to do anything to fancy.

Here’s my favorite. Scroll down to see the whole thing.

Tech Notes: Taken on my Nikon D700 with a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 at about 70mm to get …

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February 25th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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Nobel Prize in Physics for 2041 Announced

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Press Release
Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2041 to:

Aubrey Elizabeth Combs, PhD
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, October 2, 2041 – On Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Dr. Aubrey Elizabeth Combs has been named the Nobel Laureate for Physics in 2041. She received the award for her Theory of Everything, which unified the disciplines of general relativity and quantum …

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November 19th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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Review: Shibuya in the MGM Grand Las Vegas

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There are certain restaurants I visit just about every time I come to Vegas: the oyster bar within Harrahs, BLT Burgers (for the milkshakes) and The Egg and I.

Sorry Carnevino, I’m over you.

My latest addition to this list is Shibuya inside the MGM Grand. It’s by far the best sushi I’ve had east of California.

On my most recent trip to Vegas, I was actually staying at the MGM Grand, so it made perfect sense to visit Shibuya …

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November 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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Top 10 Best #occupyarrakis Lines

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A new humor meme worked its way around the interwebs over the last day or two: The Spice Must Flow Knowing the great humor creation system that is called Twitter, I looked there for some great lines. Here are my favorites. Read the rest of this entry...

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October 19th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Political Cartoon: OWS Protests

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One of the better cartoons on Occupy Wall Street. I think a more salient point would be that Wall Street and the Government are collaborators, not competitors, but this is still closer to Truth then most of the "commentary". Cartoon ©Copyright 2011 Randy Bish - All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. Read the rest of this entry...

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October 17th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Political Cartoon: Great Expectations

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So, does that make Tim Tebow the white Barak Obama? Cartoon ©Copyright 2011 Keefe - All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. Read the rest of this entry...

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October 17th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Political Cartoon: Chaney’s Memoirs

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Dick Cheney's Menmoirs © Copyright 2011 Joe Heller - All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. Read the rest of this entry...

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August 30th, 2011 at 10:51 am

Political Cartoon: Obama Staycation

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© Copyright 2011 Eric Allie - All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. Read the rest of this entry...

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August 26th, 2011 at 7:49 am