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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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