so you get an idea of how my weird brain works, I've
spent the entire evening drawing today's cartoon,
and writing this rant, listening to
Xmas jazz on Live365.
How many of you are surprised to learn that Jesus
had brothers and sisters? Come on, raise your hands.
It's a bit like learning that Santa has a brother
who dabbles in real estate in Costa Rica, isn't it?
So where were these brothers when Jesus ran into
trouble with the law? Seems to me he could've really
used their help. I'm guessing that having a mother
continually claiming her little snookie-wookums was
the son of God might have eventually
driven an uncomfortable wedge between Jesus and
Good going, Mom.
On Friday the White House announced that
basically everyone in the Bush administration
involved with any of the various tortures they committed
are off the hook, saying the Bush lawyers
"exercised poor judgment".
Yes, they're innocent because they're stupid. Funny
how that excuse didn't work very well for past presidential
The precedent this sets is frightening. It now allows
any White House lawyer to make up any ridiculous
bullshit reason it wants that will allow
agents of the White
House to do anything they want.
I'm not too worried about this situation with
but just imagine the possibilities when another conservative
puppet steals the presidential crown again.
Woe unto us that day.
Imagine an island only about
a mile square, sitting in the middle of nowhere, that has it's own international
airport. Go to Google maps and look up the island of Male, in the Maldives. Amazing
place. But not for rabble such as you or I.
After 25 years my washer finally died. I bought it brand new in 1986 when I
and my then-wife moved into this house.
expire in tiny increments like many of us do, no subtle hints that its end
a major mechanical
of burnt rubber, fried wiring and noxious lubricants.
I will miss you, my little
metal Whirlpool friend. I would prefer you get a nice plot under a tree on
a hill overlooking a meadow, but you're doomed to be recycled into a Hyundai.
Sorry about that.
This is very bad news for me because I now have to find a replacement and I
never shell out major bread for such items without researching the hell out
pay too much or get too little, believe you me.
Twenty-five years ago all I had was Consumers Reports
to help me in my search for the perfect washing machine, so the decision was
a no-brainer. Now I've got
sources whispering sultry, though completely contradictory advice into my ears.
And modern washers have amazing new features mine never dreamed of, not to
mention such pragmatic
You can even buy them on amazon.com. Yeek.
But in the midst of all this perplexity I discovered something pretty cool...
Sears.com lets you pay with Paypal.
Just think about it. I could literally trade a few tsotchkes currently
cluttering up my closet, via the services of eBay, for a new washer.
think I will, just because it'll make a good story twenty-five years down
Especially if I can get free shipping. ;^)
(Prologue: As it turns out, my trusty, rusty washing-machine pal needed nothing
but a new belt. I totally screwed up the first attempt at installing it but
the little guy is
now. Thanks for caring.)