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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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May 01

Great Plains Trip Day 5

August 6, 2016: An overhead sign tells US 30 travelers they’ve crossed the 100th Meridian in Cozad, Nebraska. Grand Island, Nebraska — Of things that could go “wrong” on my trip without being time-consuming or truly tragic, three of them … Continue reading

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Apr 17

I wrote a check for 67 cents

Ever since the IRS stopped mailing income tax forms, I’ve been free-filing my taxes online with H&R Block. It’s been fine — or at least it was, until this year. For 2016, my withholding ended in “9.33″ — but the … Continue reading

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