General

Kavalier and Clay

Okay, so on my wife’s prodding I read “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay“. She always reads these “literary” type books and then shames me into reading them. The other one she made me read is The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I really didn’t like either of them. Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Fantasty Football 2005 – Week 1

It has begun. The epic head-to-head fantasy football challenge of which Pete “Ball Sucker” Guzik and I are the only participants. Drafting new teams each week, we tally up the points each week in the ongoing struggle for bragging rights. It must be mentioned at this point that this is Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Questions on Trimming

So is it gross to trim your knuckle hairs? Would that be considered ‘manscaping‘? Does it make any difference if you do it at work? With a huge pair of steel scissors from the supply cabinet? Just wondering.

By Brian, ago
Europe

Pub Quiz – New Record

The Table of Contents is in the hiz-ouse!!! 66 points. Fifth place. Out of 16 teams. Way more than last time. What can I say, we rock. Actually, it was only through trickery that we got Ian, our star player, to join in. We had to tell him that without Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

9/11

Today is the fourth anniversary of 9/11. In general I tried to avoid TV news coverage. But I was channel surfing before going to bed and got sucked into a documentary about Flight 93, the one that crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was interviews with the family Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Honoring the Dead

I have to say, I agree with the families rallying against the “International Freedom Center” which is proposed to be placed on Ground Zero. At frist glance, the mission of the IFC sounds unassailable, “to understand and appreciate the story of freedom as an ongoing world movement, and to learn Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Amazing Powers of Precognition

“The administration will try to scapegoat FEMA or the state authorities. The show will go on.” (post) I love being right as much as the next guy. Just wish I could be right about something positive for a change.

By Brian, ago
Europe

License Update 3

I am now certified to operate a motor vehicle in the Netherlands and within the European Union. Pretty cool, considering I still have no idea what most of the signs mean. The Dutch bureaucracy came through, in less time than they advertise. Even though those bitches at the regional office Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ramblings

Two Days

My god. Two days is all it took. Two days without water, food, and electricity. In two days a vibrant, bustling city of almost a million was reduced to a flooded, lawless wasteland where people shoot at the authorities they criticize for not coming to help them. Where thugs loot Read more…

By Brian, ago