Monthly Archives: August 2009

The day the fires didn’t burn out

It all started yesterday, when the Greeks honored Nemesis, goddess of divine punishment, and the Romans lit great bonfires for Vulcan, god of fire. On August 24 they opened a spooky underground vault in Rome to let the underworld spirits … Continue reading

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Virgo and the Engineers

When my business partner and I started our consulting firm one of the most difficult problems was finding a name. It not only had to stand for what we did, in some way, but also had to be available, i.e. … Continue reading

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The August wee-wees

April is the cruelest month, but August is the craziest. Seems like it all began with poor John Kerry, whose boat swiftly sank in August of ’04, and then the next year Katrina took down Bush (and a lot of … Continue reading

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Fox News: Gladly suffering fools

So it turns out there are twice as many conservatives among the rich as among the poor, and of course they’re going to be against any plan that taxes them to pay for some health-care giveaway to people who haven’t … Continue reading

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Elders for Health Care Reform Day, and the death of the Baby Boomers

Rationing, death panels, socialized medicine . . . you can almost hear the desperation in the words. What are they so desperately afraid of? Think about it. Our president is not an old, white man. And who elected him? Blacks, … Continue reading

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Just keep pressing that food bar

Those poor stressed Portuguese rats: after their scientists put them in cages with more dominant rats, dunked them in water, and gave them electric shocks, they couldn’t learn new tricks – they just compulsively pressed their food bars over and … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Helena

How to become a saint even though you haven’t performed any miracles, in 4 easy steps: Devote yourself to your illegitimate son after your common-law husband leaves you. After he becomes Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, encourage him to convert … Continue reading

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