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Entry 804:. . . and Nobody Wants a Gold Smart Watch

Boy, am I ever sorry I went to college. Evidently, if I had called it quits after high school, I could be retired by now. According to a new study, men with college degrees are retiring at an average age … Continue reading

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Entry 803: Seeing Syd Sick Sucks

Regular readers of this blog know that this past Memorial Day weekend wasn’t only the unofficial start of summer, it was the official start of our granddaughter Sydney’s life. And, although my wife Barbara and I didn’t get to the … Continue reading

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Entry 802: I See Dead People

Today I’d like to bring you a few lively news stories about dead bodies. Let us begin in Mississippi, where construction for a parking garage has revealed “as many as 7,000 dead bodies buried under a portion of the University … Continue reading

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Entry 801: The WTF Capital of America

In last week’s post about the Texas school board, I mentioned that the board had deleted a few things from history, like Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and the Poteet Strawberry Festival. I did some research into what is obviously the most … Continue reading

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Flashback Post: Please Rain on Our Parade

In honor of Columbus Day weekend, here’s a post from over six years ago in which I asked the burning question: Why is there no Jew Day Parade in New York City? (Don’t worry; it eventually gets to Columbus.) Why … Continue reading

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Entry 800: The Lame-Brained State

Well, folks, the Texas school board is at it again. We thought Texas had ventured into the 20th Century last year when the board stopped requiring its educators to teach about alternatives to evolution, like creationism and, I suppose, whatever … Continue reading

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Entry 799: Looking for Work in 2040

So now that our granddaughter Sydney is four months old, we’re starting to wonder which colleges she should apply to. She has already exhibited the sort of curiosity, constant leg movement, photographic smile, and advanced neck musculature that could get … Continue reading

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