Category Archives: Language

Meatballs From The Rah-Rah Football Site!

Since my most recent tailgating post over at rollbamaroll.com went up today I suppose that I should get around to linking to last week’s SEC Championship Game post. Long story short: it’s about meatballs and we won the game. I … Continue reading

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A Question of Plagiarism.

What is to be done with an ostensibly original phrase or sentence that sounds oddly familiar. Unease at the possibility that the bit came from an article or book read years ago and over time crept into your argumentative arsenal … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S Day: Christopher Marlowe

From Scotland, the top of the world’s acceptable living conditions, we take the finest tradition of the working class: P.O.E.T.S. Day (Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday). This weeks patron is Christopher “Kit” Marlowe, so possibly Shakespeare if you forgot your … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: 9/24/12 Ask Her Out Edition

Ask her out. If there is a girl whose charms have you enraptured, who has you tongue tied, whose golden locks or azure eyes hold you captive.  This is a mandate, mission, command, instructional pamphlet, and do it yourself manual. … Continue reading

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Wednesday (Late) Recipe: Panzanella If You Have Never Had Traditional Panzanella, Otherwise, Bread Salad

Traditional Panzanella suffers from unfortunate maladies. A) despite looking like a perfectly good Scrabble word you only get seven tiles. At the very best you might find “PAN” hovering near a triple word score but ppppfffft! “LLA” is never going … 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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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Dylan Th… Oh Dear Lord… Dylan Thomas

With sudden trepidation we take the Scottish P.O.E.T.S. Day tradition (Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday). For the glory of an early weekend, we highlight a poet, preferably disreputable, degenerate, and debauched to serve as patron and toastee as we celebrate … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Edgar Allan Poe

From the great, glorious, and at times hard to understand Scots, we take the P.O.E.T.S. Day tradition (Piss Off Early. Tomorrow’s Saturday). Maintaining your reputation post-mortem, lesson the first: Take steps in life to assure that a man you have … Continue reading

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P.O.E.T.S. Day: Robert Graves

From the Hibernian heights of Scotland we take the P.O.E.T.S. Day Tradition (Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday.) This week is brought to you by Robert Graves; in my unhumble opinion, the best of the War Poets. In an effort to … Continue reading

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More Grumpy Old Man Stuff.

When I was growing up, documentaries, science magazines, time traveling soldiers, and ruler wielding nuns all called our prehistoric offshoots Neanderthals. Note the “h” in the last syllable. In high school, skinny girls who could accurately tell you the calories … Continue reading

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