Monthly Archives: August 2012

College Football and the Once a Month Steak Sandwich

It’s been a long journey through the desert, but kickoff is less than twenty-four hours away and college football will bless us once again. Although TCU made a fine accounting this year, on the backs of four players allegedly involved … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus as Channeled by Geoffrey Lehmann

From the moderately chilly land of Scotland (61° Fahrenhiet and mostly cloudy as of this writing) we take the P.O.E.T.S. Day tradition: Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday. This week’s patron wordsmith: Emperor Nero, at least his persona as assumed by … Continue reading

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Just Chop Some S*%t Up and Add Vinaigrette

Words to live by if I may say so myself. Breaking things down to their tiniest component bits and recombining them in odd and unexpected ways is as Universarian as apple pie. “Three quarks make a muster mark.” In Finnegan’s … Continue reading

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The Things People Collect.

Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium,Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt;

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You’ll have it Oooouuuurrrr Way!

There’s a new bistro/casual fine dining restaurant in Birmingham called [REDACTED]. After raves from friends my wife and I tried it out. We only had time for a few appetizers but we were impressed. Creamy chicken liver mouse on toast … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Person Who Wrote The Introduction to The Free Amazon Edition of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

I celebrate your decision to remain anonymous. As an experienced reader of introductions, assured that some kernel of knowledge found there focuses and reveals a depth in the subject text missed by hasty, self gratification driven non-introduction readers, I can … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Sir William Topaz McGonagall, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah

From the cold and dreary shores of Britain, where beach volleyball players take medical times out to alleviate frozen toes, we take the P.O.E.T.S. Day tradition: Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday. This week’s patron, a man widely hailed as the … Continue reading

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Headline: Chick-fil-A Adopts 2008 Democratic Presidential Platform, Draws Ire of 2008 Democratic Voters

Timing is everything. Had Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy expressed his views on gay marriage at any point between the early 1830s founding of the Democratic Party and May 7, 2012 when the President evolved, he could have claimed solidarity with … Continue reading

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