but stay off of my lawn
MARCH 28, 2014 8:54AM

Obamacare leads to incarceration

When you want Obamacare, you drive to meet Kat the broker who has proven trustworthy and has all the answers. If you're running late and have anal retentive tendencies for being on time for appointments, and happen to turn the wrong direction off the interstate on a busy thoroughfare, you… Read full post »
MARCH 14, 2014 2:52PM

The New Job Providers

 "Legalized cannabis is bringing around a cultural (and business) phenomena unlike anything seen in the history of mankind."
Quote source: ME
Do any of you out there keep track of what's going on? Well, I do.
Last night on our localRead full post »
MARCH 4, 2014 4:40PM

Mardi Gras Day!

Mardi Gras Day .. aka Fat Tuesday, is today, and hardly a word about it on the internet . . not that I've seen at least.
In 2006 I was there, living in New Orleans, working construction in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 20, 2014 8:02PM

flash blog 19

6 and 40 central US time, now 41 .. on the clock
Facebook paid two guys who were turned down for jobs at Google--went off to start a company of their own called Whatsapp ... 19 billion dollars.
Does that seem high? Does to me.
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FEBRUARY 6, 2014 11:35AM

Revenge for the ghost of PS Hoffman

I too liked Phillip Seymour Hoffman a lot better alive than dead.  
The condition which ultimately took him out of this world is a treatable one. The only option available in America, abstinence through AA and NA worked for him for twenty-two years . . until it
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JANUARY 29, 2014 1:45PM

birthing hips

Trying to maintain a once per week blog, but here it is Thursday, most optimalist day for publishing as I've discovered through my own primitive observations of net algorhithms, and I have nothing.
What to do but plow forward? Ramble on . . .
I considered, but for… Read full post »
JANUARY 22, 2014 6:19PM

J. Osteen v J. Christ

       I have a love-hate relationship with facebook. Mostly hate, which explains why I keep a tab open all day long, right. Didn't join forever, then did for a while, got disgusted, and quit for months. Finally re-joined under a pseudo because (mostly, ha) it's the best waRead full post »
JANUARY 15, 2014 12:01PM

all the justice you can afford

I've finally bought my way off the books - yes, only yesterday receiving, once again, proper blessings and legal licensure to operate a motor vehicle.
 -- Doubting that many long term readers of this blog will be much surprised to learn that this piece is my first… Read full post »
JANUARY 9, 2014 4:13PM

why I feed the birds

     Once, on a chartered bus trip to the shining metropolis known as Omaha, to watch horse racing and place bets, my Uncle Dean, lighting up a filterless Chesterfield, noting that I was watching I think, said for my benefit, something like "yeah I know, these (cigarettes) will kill yo… Read full post »
JANUARY 2, 2014 12:42PM

legal pot alarmists --- STFU

According to today's Huffpo piece on Colorado legal weed - "Marijuana skeptics watched in alarm. They warned that the celebratory vibe in Colorado masked dangerous consequences. Wider marijuana availability, they say, would lead to greater illegal use by youth, and possibly more traffic acRead full post »
DECEMBER 27, 2013 2:03PM

Men and their balls

 Hundreds, if not thousands of times, I heard my
Grandma say in feigned (?) disgust -
"men and their balls!" 
Sometimes it was "men and their damned balls." Grandpa would shush her to which she would often reply in a shriek of sorts that scared me and
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I've been following (what I consider) a hilarious character on my cursed facebook. The Rude Pundit, is an unrepentant left-winger from New York, but in this piece, let's fly on the president. I am re-posting verbatim here for the sake of discussion... not that I couldn't have written it better m/Read full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2013 3:37PM

Abortion and


      This morning I saw a reference on facebook to "conservapedia." Couldn't resist doing a google search, thinking it was probably a joke. Maybe it is, put out there for humors' sake by some hilarious group of satirists, but it is in fact there as you can see forRead full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2013 2:26PM

My Thoughts on Minimum Wage


    Hello once again from the heartland. No, not the land with heart ... just geographically centered America.

    There's a streak of brutal weather coming through so we've groceried up. Sure is good to be able to do that isn't it. Sitting here all comfy with on/… Read full post »

Why Duluth?

Cheap airfare.

Very few people fly to Duluth on purpose after Labor day. 

We gather at the squalid banquet hall of the (also cheap) NoTell Motel, walking distance from the airport, at dusk .. 4pm. Wind is from the northeast at 35 to 50. Outdoor temp is… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 6:50PM

more inbred meme shit from oZ

The title is from a comment pointed my direction recently. Something about being sick of my inbred meme shit, that I sucked as a writer, and that the adults here prefer serious discussions about the end of civilization, etc..

Somewhat reminds of a guy in a bar saying, while

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NOVEMBER 6, 2013 3:10PM

post parting depression

Woebegone melancholy only strikes me rarely ...
Yesterday a.m. I had to drive Eli, through piss-rainy rush hour vexation, to the airport for his return trip to Japan. As we pulled into terminal C, I asked "should I park and come in with you?" He said "na Dad, parking is… Read full post »
OCTOBER 23, 2013 5:03PM

good with wood .. pics by Eli

The eighties were a cruel time for me personally, no doubt of that, and goodness knows I've written much here about my life then .. drugs and rock 'n' roll without the sex, trickle-down Raygunomics rarely trickling my direction ... but it was then that I learned my current hustle of

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 8:33AM

beefcakes on the bus line


          Dregs of my existence, chapter 13, sub-chapter 2--- temporarily residing, by cruel necessity, with the brother of a friend.

Gary was his name, a born again self appointed evangelizer .. simultaneously, the saddest sort of blank-eyed drunk. He was a colle… Read full post »

OCTOBER 11, 2013 8:39PM

kid home!

I picked him up at the airport, me and Richard who we call big head for his head is large. Flight was delayed ..s'posed to land at six forty two which parlayed into eight twenty nine. These things happen. No problem.

Asia to watch the house and greet kids that wanted… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 2, 2013 2:15PM

O fucknuts Jake - - wherefore art thou brother?

I have a friend, contractor like me, who is dyed in the wool conservative. Strangely, we get along well. Pro-union left-leaning me and my republican buddy Chris work together, usually once or twice a year, and stay in contact the remainder of  time by phone and text message

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 2:04PM

we should get some sort of green award

This is a nice story so of course, I have to blog it.

A lady I did a small bit of work for in early May referred me to an architect co-worker at her firm. Him and his wife had a really old deck that needed replaced. The decrepit structure was… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 4:03PM


17th September, year 13.

Rained out of work, borderline cold, reminding me of grim winters' approach. Great sleeping weather I suppose; maybe I can write myself into a nice nap. Maybe I'll make you sleepy too.



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It's a given that Trader Joe's is off the charts cool and hip. Besides that, with few exceptions (experiments on my part) the food is top notch and orgasmic .. or is that organic? BOTH! Reasonably priced too, with many options that make great easy meals for two. Never

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 3:24PM

Jake, wake up .. please

We hasn't heard a word from you Jake, since you unceremoniously booted Torrito. On that, the hiding out thing, can't say I blame you so much.
Best I can tell, it's a thankless job. Sure, you have your fans around here... the girls, for you are cute in… Read full post »