Posted by Melina on July 31, 2008
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PJ has thrown the floor open and I am answering the siren call as best as I can, which may leave a bit to be desired these days. First of all, itâ€™s good to be back here after a crazy year plus of insanity, ending in…Well, itâ€™s not over yet, is it? Check RIPCoco or Brilliant at Breakfast for some of my recent exploits and pursuits, saving lives and balancing needles on my eyeballs while leading the entire Ringling Brother’s Circus through the midtown tunnel on a unicycle. Suffice to say that Iâ€™ve suddenly got high blood pressure (due perhaps to Yaz, which is presented as a happy little pill and had this very dirty underside of brain explosion and all sorts of bad things that donâ€™t look to be curable with oregano capsules,) so excuse me if I try to stay still so as not to throw a clot or something.
Posted by vernon on July 30, 2008
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Today beloved Molly Ivins is 64 years old. Probably older than that but that is all I have to work with right now. I sure wish she was still hanging around and blessing us with her brilliance but she did plant enough seeds that we can try to imagine in our own minds and in our own ways. I particularly loved her description of Phil Gramm as a thumb with a face.
Posted by pjsauter on July 29, 2008
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So, the big exciting news from yesterday is that Syracuse, NY is officially on the list for HD locals before the end of the year. Hopefully in August. Other than that, another day in the life came and went. For something like the 17,434th time.
Posted by pjsauter on July 28, 2008
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Sorry, I got nothing this morning. Been spending too much time writing my novel, which I’ll have to serialize online when I get enough written. Until then, have a good day.
Posted by pjsauter on July 27, 2008
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Only one guest today on Press the Meat. Some Muslim terrorist guy named Osama or Obama or something like that. He’s married to Angela Davis, I think.
Posted by pjsauter on July 26, 2008
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Well, nobody’s volunteered to write today’s opening screed, so I reckon you’re stuck with a “not much to say today” one. Oh well, nobody reads these on the weekends anymore anyway. Have a good one.
Posted by pjsauter on July 25, 2008
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Finally, this week is over. It’s been a long one. There’s been a dark cloud following me around for about three weeks now. No horrible tragedies – just stuff to make my pain in the ass life a bigger pain in the ass. I think I need to take a week and just go off by myself somewhere. Maybe hang out in woods and camp someplace or something. Not today, though. Have a good one.
Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2008
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DirecTV 11 is up and running. Not putting out video yet, but it has 14 conus (national) transponders putting out nice strong signals. At up to 5 channels per transponder, that’s a potential for 70 national HD channels. Plus there’s a full contingent of “spotbeam” transponders aboard, meaning I’ll hopefully get local channels in HD in time for football season. You should see all the excitement over at dbstalk, where geeks from all over the country are sending in their signal readings.
Posted by pjsauter on July 22, 2008
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In big news for geeks, the DirecTV satellite moved to its final orbit (give or take a little minor tweaking) yesterday. Speculation is we may start to see new HD channels by the end of the month – and hopefully I’ll get my locals in HD before too long.
Posted by pjsauter on July 21, 2008
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You know, I’m the first to admit I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. But I had pretty good public school education at a pretty well-respected public school here in Upstate New York (no ‘Intelligent Design,’ but they learned up pretty good). So why do I insist on calling it a ‘hot water heater?’ I really do know better.