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If everyone who told me that their dad had that car BITD really did, they would have sold a lot more than the 19,987 they really did from 1984-88.

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Exchange and the things people will believe

Why does Exchange show me the whole of the last month during the last week of the month, instead of this week, and the next month? Does anyone care what happened in the past month, versus what’s going to happen next month? I want to know what’s coming up. In a related note, I had […]


Obama went to her when she was 77, and made the proposition that she should retire, and let him appoint someone younger in her place, because who knows what the future holds, and 77 years old and 20 years on the court is long enough. She replied “Who would you rather have on the court […]

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I counted the other day. In 11 months, my personal phone had the following : 67 spam, mostly car warranty (my cars are 18 and 36 years old) home warranty (107 years) roof repair (10 years into a 30-year warranty) 10 real – mostly from the vet or doctor That’s why I never never never […]

Things that are better than they were part IV in a series

On the list of things that are cool, and/or better than they used to be: Bike radar – there are those who dismiss it, and those that have tried it. Game changer. An affordable head’s up bike display (HUD) – goes with the previous. Not having to look down to see the radar or stats […]

This is why I don’t buy 5.10 anymore

This is every pair of 5.10 approach shoes I’ve ever owned (except the size 12 Daescents which turned out to be really size 11, and haven’t gotten worn much). The big wall boots (two pairs), the guide shoes (several pairs), half a dozen different pair. All delaminate unexpectedly at some point when you are five […]


I made sure that the American flag I bought to go next to the Black Lives Matter flag was made in China. Because I’d rather give money to (maybe) Chinese communists [1], than for-real no-kidding American nazis [2].     [1] But probably just better capitalists than us [2] A perhaps not-surprisingly large number of […]

Did you?


Two Garmin GPS devices, one ride. I guess the heart rate is probably about the same? Elevations are way off, consistently.


Xeriscaping just turned out to be an excuse to let weeds grow, or the dust blow, without guilt.


New things

I think I’ve seen it all then I remember that I didn’t discover The Mountain Goats until a couple years ago.