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Nov 27

Idle thoughts for the week

In retrospect, scheduling the physical for the Monday after Thanksgiving may not have been the brightest idea. The Shopko (former Pamida) in Vinton was open for business with a semi-sizable crowd at 7:30 PM on Thanksgiving. Everyone voluntarily involved in … Continue reading

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Nov 24

A brief from the Fashion Police

The blog graciously allocates some space for a public service. — Ed. Attention shoppers, On this, the holiest day of American capitalism, we must alert you to a holey plague that has gone on for a year at least, with … Continue reading

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Oct 09

There’s a “Back to the Future Minute” podcast

GREAT SCOTT! This is heavy. There’s a podcast that started in late 2015 that, like the “Star Wars Minute”, tackled the “Back to the Future” trilogy, dissecting every minute of the movies in 15- to 20-minute segments. The podcast link … Continue reading

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Jul 24

A flash of time circuits

I’m going to geek out for a moment about the Ready Player One trailer released last weekend. Specifically, I’m looking at the “Back to the Future” trilogy reference dropping in at the 1:42 mark. (Ready Player One is a book, … Continue reading

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Jul 05

Google [expletive deleted] up Google News

Rant week? Fine, rant week. Keeping up on the “beats” of Iowa highways, school districts, and other things means a regular look for stories. For that, I use Google News a lot. It did a pretty good job of tracking … Continue reading

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Jul 04

Happy Calendar Date of Significance

Remember the joke, “Does Britain have a Fourth of July?” It was funnier when Americans actually remembered the reason the day was special. But now, we get stuff like this. This was the image in an e-mail from MidAmerican Energy: … Continue reading

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Jun 26

Blog solution. Maybe.

As you can see from editing of the last post, something Very Very Bad happened last week, causing quite a consternation. Through some digging, it appears my blog contracted the equivalent of a disease so bad and rare the doctor … Continue reading

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Jun 10

The most accurate headline of the year

“You can never have too many kolaches”. It may be a seasonal article, but consider the alternative…

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Jun 02

Great Scott!

From California: Man receives ticket after hitting 88 mph in his DeLorean Absolutely worth it.

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May 13

Where in the World…

It’s last week’s SNL, yes, but WOW, the thought that went into the production design, clothing, and animation for a two-minute skit is clearly from a position of love for the source material. They even got the gumshoes’ coats right! … Continue reading

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