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Today is one of those days. I dropped a hot dog, forgot to charge a customer for a side of coleslaw, and dropped a take-out cup of coffee in the kitchen. I was happy that I didn't get the coffee on my clothes. Then when I was cleaning up the mess, I found some of the coffee had puddled in this aluminum shelf-thing that we had detached from our deep fryer. I picked it up to clean it off and managed to dump the coffee puddle all over my shirt and jeans. The good news is that even though it's a...
Dec 22 2014 02:35 AM

"...this means we can blame Bill O'Reilly for his 28 episodes of invective against 'Tiller the Baby Killer' that eventually ended in the murder of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder. We can blame conservative talk radio for fueling the anti-government hysteria that led Timothy McVeigh to bomb a federal building in Oklahoma City. We can blame the relentless xenophobia of Fox News for the bombing of an Islamic Center in Joplin or the massacre of Sikh...
Dec 21 2014 11:32 PM

The last one :(
Dec 20 2014 07:47 PM

A brilliant short story demonstrating the trouble with pedantry in the English language: SHIPS IN THE NIGHT by Lawrence Bush I had only just arrived at the club when I bumped into Roger. After we had exchanged a few pleasantries, he lowered his voice and asked, "What do you think of Martha and I as a potential twosome?" "That," I replied, "would be a mistake. Martha and me is more like it." "You're interested in Martha?" "I'm interested in clear communication." "Fair enough," he agr...
Dec 20 2014 01:29 AM

"This is a situation we are going to have to come to terms with, a new paradigm and a new way of handling our business. Because this could happen to an electric company, a car company, a newsroom. It could happen to anybody ... Understand what is going on right now, because the world just changed on your watch, and you weren’t even paying attention." http://deadline.com/2014/12/george-clooney-sony-hollywood-cowardice-north-korea-cyberattack-petition-1201329988/
Dec 19 2014 07:23 PM

"I have to say this for Germany: after the war, they openly faced the horrors of the Nazi regime and cleaned house, and to this day have a strong aversion to any proponents of that vileness. In the US, we let our war criminals walk free and profit mightily." http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/12/15/the-wages-of-evil/
Dec 16 2014 07:00 AM

We've twice canceled reservations for this one. Glad it's still showing.
Dec 14 2014 05:11 AM

Some things I've learned about people from running a hot dog shop (note that I'm not judging -- no mockery (well, maybe a little), complaining or praising here, just observation): * Even with the closed sign up and the outdoor furniture and signage stacked up inside, people will still open the door and ask if I'm open. * With the closed sign up and the door locked, people will, after several consecutive failed attempts to open the door, bang on the glass and ask if I'm open. * People don't...
Nov 18 2014 05:20 AM