Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

Curses, Foiled Again!

Barack Obama just called. He, uh, he wants to show me something. Continue reading

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Prolegomena to Any Future Evolving Model of Compensated Labor in a Service-Oriented Society

A two-dollar fare gets you on the subway in my fair city because someone sets that as the price point, and though we may all hate him, we don’t actually kill him. Continue reading

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Fire in the Whole

Fourth of July. For the past umpty-ump years (three) I’ve been a regular at Curly’s Fourth of July Rooftop Party™ for the fireworks, the better to gaze above the madding crowds and take pictures with the camera in one hand … Continue reading

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Pretty as a Pirate

Arr, it’s that time o’ year again, ye land-lubbin’ barnacle-lovin’ cabin hands. Break out the rum, the sodomy, and — you know, that’s enough, we can skip the lash this time around. Continue reading

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Two Looks

Sometimes I think I’d give anything to go back to Before. Continue reading

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Country, Blue Grass and Bereft

If there’s a rock and roll heaven, Hilly’s sitting there talking about how it used to be better in the ’70s. Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Brilliant: an Appreciation

There’s just enough hang time at the top for the brain to flash a Wait! Wait! Bad idea! alert before the thing crashes pell-mell down toward certain death. Continue reading

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

One of the great cherished secrets of being the Computer Guy is that the less you tell people about your day, the happier they are about it. Continue reading

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Future in the Past

We live 668 Googlemap miles apart, my ex-GF and I, including a detour around the butt end of a Great Lake, and we had only a handful of days together. Continue reading

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The Bruce of Bruce

At least, I think it’s Thunder Road. But don’t get me started. Continue reading

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