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My nephew sent me a bunch of Youtube links relating to a folk duo from New Zealand called “Flight of the Conchords”  Their music, at least from the samples I looked at, seems to be heavily slanted towards somewhat off-colour humour.  In my opinion, it’s first rate stuff- I spent a good half hour […]

Aching jaw, and LOLCats…

I mentioned previously that I had some long-overdue dental work done last week on Thursday. Post-dentist, it was relatively pain free. Until Monday afternoon, that is, when it was as if some hitherto somnolent nerve suddenly awakened from its deep slumber.



I went to the dentist today. A small piece of one of my molars (the teeth at the back of my mouth) fell out recently. This is no great surprise for two reasons. Firstly, I have a number of very old, very large fillings. Secondly, it has been over seven years since I went […]

Strange juxtaposition…

There were two news stories on my desktop today that, individually, were sad tales of accidental death. But side by side as they were, they pointed out the difference between a life well spent and a sad waste.


Common sense is hardly common…

I am feeling “fat”, and I know exactly what I need to do to fix it.  Eat less junk (not necessarily less *food*, just less junk), and be more active.  But knowing what needs to be done and doing it are two entirely different things.  Fortunately (?), I’ve stabilized for the moment at around […]

Burned kitten receiving first-rate care

My previous post was angry, and looked at the worst aspects of the human animal and how some can sink to levels that might drive me to violence against them. I find it really difficult to soften my feelings towards the two teenagers involved.


If I met these two witches with a gun in my hand…

Two darling teenage girls out for a walk saw a stack of cages containing feral cats. As a light hearted lark, they poured lighter fluid on one and set it on fire, laughing at their uproarious hi-jinx.


Are we talking to ourselves?

I read a blog entry today giving an opinion regarding a book on the topic of whether or not user-created content is killing our culture (Is the web killing our culture? – (37signals) ).  My immediate reaction to the topic of the article was that the author of the book is probably a professional […]

America: Police State

As a Canadian, I suffer from every little twitch our American friends make. And as I see more and more evidence of the devolution of that once free (if somewhat arrogant) nation into fear-crippled police state, I feel I have cause to worry.


War and Peace finished…

It took me over two weeks, which is a long time for me, but I finished reading War and Peace (the Project Gutenberg edition) yesterday.  I even wrote a one paragraph summary of my impressions of the book.  I’m only a century or so late 🙂