Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.

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Oh my God! They killed Library!! Those bastards!!!

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Yeah, yeah, I'm inspired

At least the rivers freeze in Pittsburgh

He knows if yinz is a jagoff

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Straight-Talking McCain

You have to wait until the end of the video, but it's worth it. At least he does seem to be mellowing a bit.

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Mission Accomplished

My 2008 New Year's resolution was to learn how to play Holland-Dozier-Holland's "Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" on piano, which I managed to do in a couple days.

It's all a matter of setting reasonable goals.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Good road conditions, light traffic, and a tactical nuclear explosion.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Members of a Czech art group who hacked into television broadcasting with images of a hoax nuclear explosion were charged and will have to stand trial, a state prosecutor said Thursday.

The six members of the Prague-based Ztohoven group were charged last month with spreading false information and face up to three years in jail if convicted, said Dusan Ondracek, the state prosecutor in the northern town of Trutnov, who is in charge of the case.

The trial could begin by the end of January, Ondracek said.

On June 17, viewers of a Czech television channel watching a Web cam program monitoring weather in various Czech mountain resorts could see a nuclear explosion taking place in the Krkonose or Giant Mountains in the northern Czech Republic.

In December, the project was awarded the NG 333 prize for young artists by Prague's National Gallery together with a cash prize of 333,000 koruna (US$18,350).

(For a moment there, I thought it was a Rudy Giuliani campaign ad. Didn't they once do this in an episode of Mission: Impossible?)

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Quote of the day

Sandy is a girl from Texas- just like me.
-George W. Bush

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Snarky quote of the day

I've been with my wife for 10 years now. If she got onstage right now, y'all wouldn't laugh at all.
-Chris Rock, questioning Hillary Clinton's logic that being married to Bill makes her qualified to hold the office.

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Blatantly obsequious quote of the day

Complete masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable.
H.L. Mencken

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The secret to a happy New Year...

is simple. Surround yourself with your kids and grandkids.
And dogs. Lots of dogs.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Handel's Hallelujah Chorus Performed by Bearded Nuns with Flashcards

Any questions?

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Quotes of the day

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another- it is one damn thing over and over.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
-Benjamin Franklin

Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
-Ogden Nash

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
-Bill Vaughan

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Quote of the day

I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws.
-S.J. Perelman

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So there.  
The e-mail address is now something other than saga. used to be until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up and adopting created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the domain name in 1993, and had since that time used as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that was no longer but rather which is longer than and more letters to type than and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than but actually just as functional as I sent e-mails from the address to just about everybody I knew who had used in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that no longer is the they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...


Crystal Methodist

Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

I am a professional. Do not try this at home.

I canna change the laws of physics

As a matter of fact, I *am* the boss of you.
(as a matter of fact, i AM the boss of you.)

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without signficant intelligence

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Left wing liberal nut job

Flies spread disease. Keep yours zipped.

Eff the ineffable, scrute the inscrutable.

If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.

If evolution is just a theory, why am I surrounded by monkeys?

Nutrition makes me puke

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