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Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 30 2010

What’s wrong with guys?

I hate to ask that question because, generally speaking, I get along pretty well with dudes. There isn’t a general parking lot where I work, just one for the higher ups.  Because of that, I have to park a couple blocks away wherever I can find street parking.  This is not a great situation, not …

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Jun 30 2010

FIFA Predictions for Quarter-Finals: Pretty Good

It only missed one — the US loss to Ghana.  Everything else was dead on.  That’s kind of neat.  Of course, if that success rate continues I’ll be sad because it will mean that Forlan won’t win the World Cup.

Jun 29 2010

The Amaz!ng Meeting

I’m going.  I gave in — what are credit cards for, right?  I’ve been obsessing over it for 2 months, I figured I must actually want to go if I still care.  I spent a lot of time debating if I wanted to go to TAM or get an iphone.  Now the trick is to …

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Jun 26 2010

World Cup Day 14, Day 15, Day 16

This is what my system of just trusting FIFA rankings predicts. What I want to happen is for Uruguay to win… Landon Donovan needs to be treated like a national hero, but it probably won’t happen. He’s had most world cup appearances and goals of any male US player. US v Ghana — how heartbreaking. …

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Jun 24 2010

World Cup Day 12, Day 13

Halfway through the knockout we’ve got the following: Group A 1A: Uruguay!! 2A: Mexico! Out: S. Africa, France!! Group B 1B: Argentina 2B: S. Korea Out: Nigeria, Greece Group C 1C: USA!! 2C: England Out: Algeria, Slovenia Group D 1D: Germany 2D: Ghana Out: Serbia, Australia So, the first half of the games in the …

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Jun 24 2010

Your Friendly Next Door Atheist, Please Don’t Evict Me

My apartment building has new project managers, who also happen to live next door to me. They are a very young, blonde couple with two very young blonde children. They are incredibly polite, though I do hear their baby crying all the time. They are, of course, god-botherers, having moved in here while he goes …

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Jun 22 2010

Psychiatric Diagnoses are not voodoo

The Hazards of Psychiatric Diagnosis Read the whole thing if you want to understand my rage. Here’s the paragraph that made me stabby: Medical diagnoses are real. When you learn you have pneumonia, diabetes or even cancer, you quickly discover that there are potential remedies. There are scientific tests and studies to diagnose the disease …

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Jun 21 2010

World Cup Day 9, Day 10, Day 11

So, the most important things we’ve learned in the last three days are. 1. Portugal kicked North Korea’s ass hardcore, and probably could’ve gotten more goals if it’d been more on target. 2. Spain seems to have regained its footing, its next game against Chile is important, but if they continue to play solidly they …

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Jun 19 2010

World Cup Day 7, Day 8

So, I’m beginning to think that unless you’re from Central or South America, you’re just here to disappoint me.  And I’m not sure that that’s even right because I wasn’t impressed with Brazil.  Even the Germans, who looked unstoppable after their total destruction of Australia, have lost to a minor team.  I guess that’s the …

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Jun 19 2010

No Atheists in Foxholes

I wrote this a few weeks ago with the intention of polishing it up and posting then.  Since I’d bothered to write it, I’m just going to post it as is. Recently, Leonard Pitts wrote about Jindal embracing big government when it was convenient. In doing so, he casually threw out the old canard that …

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