Cap'n Parrotdead

Cap'n Parrotdead
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AUGUST 30, 2011 10:42PM

I went looking for adventure (and brother did I find it)

* This actually started life as an email to a friend and then I decide it would make an interesting post. 

  old columbia highway

My weekend ride turned out to be quite an adventure.  We had a great ride down to The Dalles, OR.  The highlights for me were Lyle Canyon/… Read full post »

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JULY 23, 2011 2:27PM

Lessons from Norway: It's Fundamentalism, Not Islam

amoral religious scumbag In the moments after the news of the latest terror incident broke, this one in Norway, there was an immediate assumption that Muslims were behind the violence. Within minutes, one Facebook friend posted a link that said that a rise in rape in Norway corresponded to a rise… Read full post »

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JUNE 20, 2011 8:16PM

Diary of a Middle Aged Man in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canal

Last fall I had the good fortune to spend a week in Amsterdam.  I fell in love with that beautiful and amazing city. 

On the morning after my arrival, I was up very early due to my body adjusting to the time difference. … Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 1, 2011 10:33PM

Treetop Flyer: When I Ran Ammo into Cairo


 Photo from Getty Images

When I was Air Export Manager at a freight forwarder in Portland, our biggest customer was a conglomerate who owned several well known ammunition manufacturing companies. During my tenure, I exported hundreds of thousands of tons of ammunition to locales… Read full post »

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JANUARY 27, 2011 10:06PM

In Which I Confess My Embarrassing Addiction

I love cars; always have, always will. I love semicolons too.  Did I use it right?  

At some point in my mid 20's, I counted all the cars I had owned or part owned and it came to something like 30. At this stage, codgerism, I couldn't begin… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 12:50PM

What Sort of Freak Are You?


 I watched several episodes of “Hoarders” over the weekend.  Now those are some seriously fucked up people.  They fill their houses with garbage, or as they call it, “collectables”, until their house is no longer habitable.  According to the pro/… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 4:15PM

LDS Bishop Murdered: Enough With the Mormon Bashing !


  catholic hats

And you want to make fun of Mormons for their underwear?

In Brandon’s Big Gay Blog, Brandon Burt talks about coming out as Gay in the LDS culture.  As you might guess, it was not easy and there was little acceptance from the LDS cultureRead full post »

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AUGUST 3, 2010 11:01AM

Hot August Nights: Mormon Teens on the Loose!

  baker bike

Worlds Largest Thermometer, Baker, CA.  Image by yours truly.

Hot August Nights is a Neil Diamond album, easily the best record he ever made and certainly his last decent album before he became the King of Tack and Easy Listening.  There is also a big car/… Read full post »

mit grad

We can all use a little distraction these days, which must be why we’re so interested in where LeBron James will wind up when so many of us clearly have our own job searches to contend with.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of/… Read full post »

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JUNE 11, 2010 1:43AM

You Can Call Me Dood But Never Dude!


  gas station

Picture stolen from

Remember back around 1974 when self-serve gas stations were just coming into vogue?  I worked in one-a them other stations where you pulled into the spotless drive and a uniformed me sprintedRead full post »