Category Archives: Jack Handy

The Media are Just Awful

There’s a saying to the effect of: “Anytime the media write about something you know, you’ll see that they get it wrong”. On that note, I saw this republished press release news story from the AP about the new 2015 … Continue reading

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Of Frogs and Boiling

I was just looking over some old records, and discovered something that, at the time, escaped my attention. Between early 2002 and mid-2007, my cable company (AT&T) raised my rates for the same service by about $35/mo, or nearly 50%. … Continue reading

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Ranking

Better the rule of law than the rule of men. But better the rule of men than the rule of lawyers.

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Alfonso Cano is Dead

The FARCs top dog just got killed. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Peace The funniest thing about this story is the following comment from the link: Five Decades and the fighting’s still on? With all the killings and maimings … Continue reading

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The Internet, Summarized

Too good not to quote: The Internet has a lot about it that is admirable, but it is also a completely open book which is mostly filled with mindless, narcissistic drivel, pornography, bigotry, self-delusion, paranoia, redundant nonsense, and spam. Love … Continue reading

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Sillyness

For some reason, I’m inordinately fond of claiming that a particular song belongs to the “my-dog-left-me-and-my-wife-got-run-over-by-a-truck” genre. Speaking of which: Take it away Roy Clark

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What a Coincidence!

I like to drop by Yahoo’s Colombia site every now and then. Although I like to joke that they only run three stories (Shakira, floods, and extradition) you do, in fact, see some interesting stuff. Today, for instance, there were … Continue reading

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My Pet

People sometimes ask me if I have any pets. My usual response is: “No, but I have a houseplant I’m very proud of.” As it turns out, however, I do have a pet. Well, sort of. The adorable little guy … Continue reading

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Hablan Español

As a consequence of my little trip to Colombia, certain corners of the Internet Hive Mind are convinced that I’m a native Spanish speaker. While it’s more than a little creepy that we’re watched closely enough for such a mistake … Continue reading

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Katy Jurado

For some reason, as I watch the “debt ceiling” debate unfold, I find that the voice of Katy Jurado echos in my mind. From “High Noon“: Kane will be a dead man in half an hour, and nobody’s going do … Continue reading

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