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Finest Preznit Money Can Buy

Posted by pjsauter on April 29, 2014
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You may remember the former Chairman of the FCC – a fella by the name of Michael Powell. You might recall him as the son of Colin Powell who stood in front of the United Nations with a straight face, displayed cartoon depictions of mobile weapons launchers and held up a vial of confectionary sugar, stating, “if this was anthrax, it would really suck. So we must invade Iraq.” Of course, Colin feels really bad about it now, so it’s cool.

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“Seer” – Rhymes with “Beer”

Posted by pjsauter on April 26, 2014
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Our new chancellor, Kent Syverud, has ignited a bit of a controversy here in our fair city by asking how to pronounce the word “Syracuse.” There are two camps on this – those who are correct, and those who are idiots. People who aren’t idiots pronounce the first syllable “seer” (rhymes with beer). Morons say “sair” (rhymes with “air” or “bear”). How the fuck anybody can get “Sarah-queues” out of something that starts with “syr” is beyond me. I mean, is that country in the Middle East called Sareeah? Of course not. No more than that place where they had the 1984 Winter Olympics is called “Seerayavoh.”

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on April 25, 2014
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A strange thing happened yesterday – when I went to write a post, all my little quickie toolbar thingies were gone. Now, I don’t actually need them since I know any html I might want to incorporate into a post but it’s still kind of a pain in the ass. For one thing, if I was writing this in the development tool I use for work I’d at least have keyboard shortcuts, code snippets, color coding, and tag completion. Here, I got nothing. Just a plain textbox staring back at me. And that kinda sucks (I mean, my typing stinks as it is – the less of it I need to do, the better). So until I figure that one out (and I’m reluctant make too many changes around here, lest I break the smilies or the embedding or something – then there’d be hell to pay), I guess I won’t be adding too many links or fancy formatting.

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End of the Internets

Posted by pjsauter on April 24, 2014
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You may have heard that, according to the Wall Street Journal, it appears as though the FCC will advance new rules more or less abandoning the concept of Net Neutrality. Or, as President Candidate Obama said in 2008:

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4/20

Posted by pjsauter on April 20, 2014
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Ah, what a good day it would be to live in Colorado or Washington State. Four-Twenty and Easter on the same day (for the first time since 2003, and not again until 2025. Hopefully by then pot will be legal in NY State, ‘cuz I’ll definitely be needing some. After, that it won’t happen again until 2087 and if I see that one, it’ll be in a different life). Weed, Peeps, and Chocolate Bunnies – tell me that doesn’t go together like, well, pot and potato chips or dope and Doritos or I guess marijuana and pretty much any food-type stuff. I can recall discovering the awesome combination of saltines and Miracle Whip back in college when there was nothing else in the apartment. And damn, they were good.

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Good Friday

Posted by pjsauter on April 18, 2014
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To all you folks out there who think being tortured and nailed to a cross to die and have your carcass being picked apart by scavengers constitutes a “good” day, Happy Good Friday to you. To everybody else (who doesn’t work weekend, anyway), hey, every Friday is good, right? This past week, I didn’t take Monday off. That turned out to be a dreadful mistake, so I have next Monday off. That makes today an even better than “good” Friday.

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Summer Sure Went Fast

Posted by pjsauter on April 16, 2014
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It’s slightly extremely annoying to be outside sweltering in the sun on the deck on Sunday with thoughts of opening the pool and going for a swim, only to have everything covered in snow two days later. It was something like 83° on Sunday and around 78° on Monday. Even yesterday morning wasn’t bad – in the low 60s, which I’ll take. Then the rain came, the temperature dropped, and the rain turned to snow. It was 19° when I got up this morning.

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Milwaukee Day

Posted by pjsauter on April 14, 2014
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In addition to the typical Monday depression, I’m ungodly sore and tired today. That’s what happens when you get a little decent weather around here (especially on the weekend) – you try and cram in as much activity as you can because you know it aint gonna last. In fact, after another warm day today, they’re telling us to expect a couple inches of snow on Tuesday. Hey, Mother Nature, quit fucking with us, would ya? It’s not like I tried to slip you margarine or something (on a side note, I just checked – did you know you can’t buy Chiffon in North America anymore? It’s only sold in the Caribbean. Happily, Mother Nature, aka Dena Dietrich, is still with us).

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Shamelessless

Posted by pjsauter on April 13, 2014
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I accomplished my weekend goals by 2PM yesterday afternoon. Not that they were lofty ones. I got the chains off my tractor, which took way longer than it should have, thanks to a stubborn quick link in the inside of one wheel that took forever to get off. And I got the snow tires off the car. So if I get motivated after grocery shopping today, I can mount the new mailbox I bought weeks ago and have been waiting for decent weather to replace the old one with.

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Big Weekend Ahead

Posted by pjsauter on April 11, 2014
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As I mentioned yesterday, it was so nice out that I was motivated to remove one of the storm windows from my office and put the screen in (just one of the two – no point in going crazy here). It’s not supposed to be quite as nice today but they’re talking about temps in the 70s over the weekend and maybe even 80 on Monday (that ought to get the pool algae fired up) before of course turning to shit on Tuesday. So the big plan for the weekend is to take the chains off the tractor tires and get the snow tires off the car. Pretty ambitious, I know – and risky, too. But I reckon I can drive through whatever Mother Nature throws at us (or wait it out in my bunker, as long as I have enough beer).

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