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Published Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 7:44 PM EDT
Jun 22 2014

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So when is this “old enough to know better” supposed to kick in?
-@BillMurray

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@FrankConniff:

People who insert Latin phrases into their conversations are persona non grata to me.

Cheney slams Obama for misleading public. Also, Sharknado producers criticize people who watch Snakes on a Plane ironically.

I have no right to judge anyone who watches Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashians because I've watched Morning Joe.

So sweet that Dick & Liz Cheney wrote WSJ column. Alas, thousands of parents and children killed by his policies can't read it.

If producers marched into TV studios and removed Bush/Cheney neocons from cable news shows, they'd be greeted as liberators.

Yes, let's heed the foreign policy wisdom of @SenJohnMcCain, who thought Sarah Palin was ready to be Commander In Chief.

Frank Conniff's new musical comedy podcast, Dracula Has Risen in the Polls.

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"New Jersey best place for brain-dead patients, expert says"

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Blast from the past- why I'm glad I no longer commute between Pittsburgh and Chicago: KGB's excellent air adventure from Pittsburgh to Chicago, told in excruciating detail.

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(A classic from The New Yorker)

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Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

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The Great Cartoons of Charles Barsotti (1933-2014)

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I haven't changed much from the '60s, except now I don't trust anyone over 80.
-Randy Glasbergen

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There's a new item under "Pages of interest": Personal Ramblings, which is a category comprised mostly of recollections and original writing. It's been five months since I've added anything new. This item is to shame me into writing more.

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My mother's last surviving sibling, her older sister, passed away Friday at the age of 89. Mom's the sole survivor of her generation in our family, and all but a handful of her contemporaries are gone as well.

Eighty-nine is roughly 32,500 days. If we do a Cosmos-like calendar, compressing years into seconds, 32,500 is just 541 minutes, or a little over nine hours.

I've been alive 21,833 days. Compress days to seconds, and it's a bit over six hours. My father lasted a total of only seven hours.

Shakespeare's King Richard II famously said, "I wasted time, and now doth time waste me."

Calamities not withstanding, I apparently have one to three hours left; a Star Trek rerun or maybe Avatar. Better still, I think I'll go sit on the back porch with the missus and the dogs.

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One should really win a prize for buying five Powerball tickets and not having a single winning number on any of them.

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Speaking of age, the only infirmity that really bothers me is my eyesight. My night vision is practically worthless, and I need to remove my glasses to read anything smaller than about eight point type. But all things considered, that's not too bad.

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And... the desktop is clean.
--KGB


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Sigh.
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Published Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Jun 22 2014

Well, for some reason the sidebar has disappeared on the front page. That big grey bar to the right, with the Quote-A-Matic and all the links? Gone. But if you click on the permalink of this post in the header and go the post's archive page, everything in the bar reappears. The problem? The code is identical for both pages.

This requires more reflection. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give it another shot this evening.


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Quotes of the day: Matthew Henry
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Published Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Jun 22 2014

Matthew Henry (October 18, 1662 – June 22, 1714) was an English Presbyterian minister who wrote the six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710), which provided an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible, covering The Old Testament, The Gospels and The Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve the purity of it.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it.

Men of polite learning and a liberal education.

After a storm comes a calm.

Better late than never.

Blushing is the colour of virtue.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

Hearkners, we say, seldom hear good of themselves.

Honor is like the shadow, which flees from those that pursue it, and grasp at it, but follows those that flee from it.

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin-deep.

None is so deaf as those that will not hear.

None so blind as those that will not see.

Saying and doing are two things.

The better day, the worse deed.

The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, or out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.

They that die by famine die by inches.


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