I’m Back

Posted August 1, 2011 by Wheeler
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Not here, at my new blog. Be sure to read the about page.


I’m Done

Posted December 30, 2010 by Wheeler
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This is my first post in almost a month. It’s also my last.

I’ve previously gone long periods between posts, but that’s always been due to either being out of town, or else out of ideas. This time, I’ve been in town, and have had several good ideas (I think). I just don’t feel like posting them anymore. It’s been fun, but almost five years is long enough. Thanks.

Ads That Would Never Fly Today

Posted December 3, 2010 by Wheeler
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Funny Stuff.

My Favorite:

As evidence that we’ve made much racial progress, consider this isn’t even the worst offender in that category:


Hey! I’ve Read One Of The NYT’s 100 Notable Books Of 2010

Posted November 30, 2010 by Wheeler
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I’m not surprised. Most of my reading is of books from the library, which is hardly a cutting edge collection. When I do buy books, they’re either used, or trade paperbacks, or both. Again, not a good way to be on top of new releases.

Anyway, the one I have read, Solar, by Ian McEwan, was notable to me for starring one of the most irredeemable characters I’ve ever encountered. As the Times summarizes:

In McEwan’s funniest novel yet, a self-deluding physicist cheats on his wives, sends an innocent man to jail and tries to cash in on another scientist’s plans against global warming.

That’s not even the worst of him.

Here’s the whole list. If I could remember half the stuff I’ve read this year, I would do a post on the most notable ones. Maybe I will, even though I’ve forgotten half. I mean, if I forgot them, they probably didn’t belong on the list in the first place, right?


I’m Done With College Football This Year

Posted November 27, 2010 by Wheeler
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Now that Auburn is the national champ, there ain’t much to get excited for. I’ll watch LSU’s remaining games, but knowing Cam Newton will soon hoist the Heisman and the BCS trophy has sucked the joy from the season, no matter how LSU finishes. It sucks when the bad guys win.

Oh sure, Auburn still has to actually beat South Carolina for the SEC title, and then humiliate some second tier team in the BCS title game. But after the Iron Bowl, is there any doubt?

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted November 25, 2010 by Wheeler
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From Louisiana, where it’s closer to eighty than seventy, and I just found these about to bloom in my front garden:

If you can’t tell, that’s three gerbera daisies. I planted them last May and enjoyed the blooms all summer. And now fall, too.

Land Of The Obsequious

Posted November 22, 2010 by Wheeler
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Of note: He can’t do anything about it, and this is less than clear opposition, but Jindal questions the TSA screenings.