Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Let’s All Get Naked

After a few referrals and mentions here and there about Myspace, which looks to be yet another one of those friend network things, I signed up to check it out. I’m a virgin when it comes to Friendster and Orkut … Continue reading

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Days of Future Post-It®

OK, very funny. Whose idea was it to alternate the sticky sides on the Post-It® pad so when you pick it up it jumps out of your hand and makes a slinky accordion run of paper down to the floor? … Continue reading

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Rock Me Aramaic

At least there’s this: when the Passion of the Christ jokes come, they’re good. The Guardian prepares a Berlitz listing of handy phrases in Aramaic. Ma’hed lee qalleel d-Khayey d-Breeyaan, ellaa dlaa gukhkaa. = It sort of reminds me of … Continue reading

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Spring!

I saw a flower today. A real one, coming out of the ground.

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Anouncement of the Announcement

The Opportunity Mars Rover has found something interesting, says NASA. The other thing NASA says is that soon, they’ll tell us what it is. Argh. So now I’m thinking it’s Marvin the Martian or something. Maybe a monolith or two, … Continue reading

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The Swedish Model

Once recently, and also a few years ago, crime victims who had suffered physical abuse and assault were forced to pay court costs despite having won their respective suits and been awarded damages, reports the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. This … Continue reading

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Cutting the Knot

I could have gone to Gage & Tollner, the landmark Brooklyn eatery, before it joined Lutèce in the land of urban memories this past Valentine’s Day. I’m sorry I didn’t. It’s not in my usual price furrow, but any restaurant … Continue reading

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Leap Day

I love this 29th idea. It’s like a little extra moment that doesn’t quite exist, just flickers at the edge of the eye. Not much of a birthday day, for those who have it, but wouldn’t it be an excellent … Continue reading

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Bad Pennmanship

Sean Penn, from the early days to the latest. Unforgettable as Jeff Spicoli, unforgivable as Jimmy Marcus, and unbelievable as Paul Rivers. It’s a night full of sweet Saturday after a day full of unaccustomed sun, and just one turn … Continue reading

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Eleventy-First Birthday

Esperanza Marrero died on Tuesday at the venerable age of 111. She was the oldest woman in New York state, and lived on the Lower East Side in the Jacob Riis Houses down along Avenue D. Esperanza Marrero was born … Continue reading

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