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Remember when the President could talk?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

From my post yesterday:

President Bill Clinton speaks tonight and is a) looking for something to talk about and b) quite adept at drilling down into policy points.

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Updates from yesterday…

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Just to follow-up on my posts from yesterday:

Hillary Clinton hit the ball out of the park.

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WKRP in Cincinnati Theme Song – Extended Version

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Hey, did anyone know that the classic theme song from WKRP in Cincinnati had an extended version? (Apologies – it’s one of those YouTube videos that has “Embedding disabled by request.” Who’s request, I wonder?)

At any rate, there are three verses and an extended guitar solo!

Who knew?

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Sincerity is key – once you can fake that, the rest is cake…

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

My opinion of the Democratic National Convention has been severely stymied by the fact that I fell asleep last night just before Michelle Obama began speaking.

I blame Michael Phelps and Bela Karyoli.

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For the Yankees, the second season begins tonight

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

OK, here’s where we stand:

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Olympic Uniforms

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

OK, one more post about the Olympics, then I’ll stop. I promise.

This one’s about the uniforms. We start off with the Brazilian women’s beach volleyball team. Like all women’s beach volleyball teams, they basically wear bikinis when they play. The United States team has bikini tops that read “USA.” Makes sense, no? So the other day, they’re playing the Brazilian team, and I read what their tops say. Seems much more descriptive than the Americans, I think…

We move on to the Spanish synchronized swimming team. It seems they showed up at the Olympics with skimpy swimsuits that had waterproof lights sewn into the fabric. Swimming’s world governing body (yes, that’s right – banking and health insurance are handled country by country, but swimming has a world governing body) said the sport was too conservative for swimsuits with lights and refused to let them wear the suits in competition. But here’s my favorite part: the quote from the swimmer about the suits:

It got very sophisticated because obviously the battery doesn

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Danny Kaye does Louis Armstrong…

Monday, August 18th, 2008

For my money, they just don’t make musicians like this anymore:

My only complaint is watching Satchmo hold that trumpet & never once put it to his chops & blow…

These were (are) the grand masters. If your foot’s not tapping when this song is over, call your doctor. There’s a good chance you’re missing a pulse…

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Did POP3 suddenly stop working on your Yahoo mail account?

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Consider this part public service announcement, part documentation for myself in case I need to refer back to it later:

Yahoo recently changed the way they handle mail for their GeoCities Pro customers (and possibly for others, as well.

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Today’s Trivia Question…

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I’m not sure why this popped into my head all of the sudden.

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House Pictures Return!

Friday, August 15th, 2008

For those who’ve noticed that I haven’t updated our House Construction Photoblog in a while (yeah, yeah, I know, it’s all over the news…), your interminable wait is over.

Click on the photoblog in the left sidebar (or on the link above) and check out the last few pictures. Highlights include a (mostly) finished deck, a hot tub, and (drum-roll…….) walls!

Also, I’m here to tell you that once the big decisions about the house are done, the little ones come along, and it’s those that take up all the time (or at least enough time that it becomes tough to maintain a photoblog). I think we’re getting over the hump, though, so I’ll try to be better about providing updates…

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