Not another Damn Blog

Really, another damn blog? Don't I have like six already, not counting the five stagnant ones? Unfortunately, yes, here it is. I suppose I could use this to link to my other blogs, and maybe get more people to view those (WHO-HOO SELF PROMOTION). However, I figure this will be a bit more of an absurd blog. Oh, and don't worry, my legendary love for pistachios will not be off limits for derision.
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The Men who Built America is the story of the Gilded Age as told by Jack Donaghy. Never fails that the HIstory Channel would double down on the Great Man theory of history.

Yeah, I know this crap’s been out for a while. I don’t have cable, shut up.

I like their sandwiches, and I’d like to support a company from Central Illinois. It’s because of this that I’ve put up with the right wing nutjob of an owner. However, enough is enough. Making employees sign non-compete clauses for two years after termination with any other sandwich making company (even if that isn’t their primary business) is really, really dirty business. It’s effectively a form of indentured servitude targeted at the most vulnerable in our work force.

Jimmy Johns will never get my business as long as Rob Mulligan is in charge, or as long as this reprehensible business practice is sustained by the company . Frankly, if it wouldn’t cost Champaign jobs and revenue, I think the community would be better off if he “went Galt” and slimed* it out of the area where I grew up.

* With apologies to slugs and Slimers, both of which are more useful to society than this “captain of industry”.

No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.



a thing just popped up in the dashboard that’s an editorial about how the young people are all goin’ to hell (“getting soft” was the opening salvo) and it’s because of the horrible parenting about which our editorialist has the exact fix but in the meantime O the sordid results of this media-saturated anxious generation, the wages of et cetera, and I’m like

dude do you know what song I hear in my head as I’m reading the 10,000th what’s-wrong-with-the-kids article

"Kids" - Bye, Bye Birdie (Original Broadway Production, 1960)

incidentally but it bears noting, this performance is a perfect thing in this world 

true story: we sang this in 6th grade music class, after which our music teacher launched into an unironic diatribe about how our generation of kids  were terrible


Aw, man…

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Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Be weary of the police reports so far. ALL witness statements seem to contradict it, but the police refuse to interview any of them. They seem to be concocting a story right now to cover for the officer. It’s looking real grim right now.

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

Seriously four blocks from my house. Not at my place right now or I’d have more info first hand.


This infographic covers the basics of what trichotillomania is, facts, its effects, and how to treat it.

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This was pretty funny to watch, particularly as they realized the guy didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. 

As a side note, this is a really good film, despite its shocking lack of full frontal nudity and Muppets.

That’s some hard hitting film noir right there.

That’s some hard hitting film noir right there.

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Hey Everyone! Erin here! Recently I took my camera to the St. Louis Balloon Glow, held every year in Forest Park as part of their Great Forest Park Balloon Race.I knew the event was a popular one in the Lou but had no idea how friggin packed it was going to be!


Photographers much more…

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