Albuquerque, I have some good news on the Darwin front. It seems we are not alone in proving our collective unevolved stupidity. I’m talking about the firing guns at midnight thing for New Year’s Eve. A quick page or two of Googling shows the practice in Chicago, Fresno, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles and, as… Read More Gravity: Not Just a Good Idea….
The New Mexican reports that SF police have written 1,898 citations for drivers using cell phones. Unfortunately the penalty is not death, merely $101. I’m telling you, if SF just took one or two of these violators to the plaza for a public be-handing (that’s cutting off the hands…what do they call it in Saudi… Read More A Meditation Upon Cell Phones
As avid readers of this blog know, and yes I am laughing while typing “avid readers”, I am still figuring out who I’m likely to support in the 2008 Presidential race. I can, however, tell you my least favorite candidate this go round. Least favorite to the point that prolonged staring at the creepy photo… Read More Demonic Children and Other Political Realities
Going on a blog posting diet, featuring dramatic verbiage portion control and 75% fewer adjectives/adverbs. To wit: Rode the 53 Isleta bus last night for the first time in months. It was fine, but we gotta lose those cell phones on public transportation. Must lose cell phones. Funniest non-cell phone line of the night: “Yeah… Read More A Resolution to Losing Blog Weight
Okay, I admit it, I’m really picky when it comes to politicians. On the subject of New Mexico Governors who might go on to the Presidency, sure…I’d rather that Paul Wellstone was resurrected, moved to an efficiency apartment in Taylor Ranch to meet residency requirements and went from there. And yes, I realize that my… Read More Big Bill in BlogLand
Note to self: In the future, don’t have your water heater explode on Christmas Eve at 3:00 A.M. Cost of new water heater: $400.00Cost of Emergency Installation of Water Heater on a Saturday Christmas Eve: $7,400,000,000.00 Other notes: Towels used to sop up old water heater flood waters: 7Paper towels used: 7.4 billionName of City… Read More Bill O’Reilly’s Terrorist Attack on My Water Heater
Yesterday I mentioned that today I would be writing the definitive word on both commuter rail (“Rail Runner”) and light rail in ABQ (“Rapid Transit Project”). Since I tend toward “Das Kapital” length combined with Mad Magazine depth, I’ll try to corral the loquaciousness and let loose a few actual facts at least. Rail Runner… Read More With a Heave and a Ho: Rail Runner, Final Chapter