Monthly Archives: December 2009

a historically bogus excuse

Actually for most of us, the category might more appropriately be "travel."  This is about the Nigerian guy who trained with Al Qaeda in Yemen, and subsequently roasted himself on board an airliner, trying to ignite an explosive on the … Continue reading

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12 days, huh?

In my continuing research I found that Twelfth Night, traditionally the night of January 5, is also a time of merriment.  I figured I’d take the lights down on the 6th.  I’m not sure what y’all are doing for New … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

  Hi guys, I’m writing from the Inner Sanctum tonight.  The land of plenty is a great thing, like at Christmas time.  Three of the CDs in the changer are from a set of synthesizer Christmas music that claims to … Continue reading

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They Stole The “Arbeit Macht Frei” Sign

News Item.  Vandals have stolen the sign over the gate, the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  This wrought-iron curved sign bore the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" (workin’ makes you free) and has been featured in films since the camp … Continue reading

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Christmas At This Stage

Christmas sure comes at you, doesn’t it?  You gotta do this, you wanna do that.  Traditions to be observed without fail.  I don’t worry about presents so much, since I already have everything.  Much is about being thankful for what … Continue reading

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Urrything U Need 2 Know About Copenhagen

Well, maybe not urrything, because Denmark has been there a long time.  I can’t fit a thousand years of Danish history or pastries into a blog entry.    The 192 nations represented at the global warming summit in Copenhagen are … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Polite About These Liars

I was just watching my Christmas tree on my webcam.  The tree is outside.  No trees in the house.  It’s in the ground.  But I strung 150 lights on it, and I think it needs 50 more.    I have … Continue reading

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