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    Thursday, May 29th, 2008

    Well it’s time for my next opinion on nothing of any significance, especially since I’m apparently the only one pulling my weight around here. Anyways, this rant is about being a sports fan. Last night my team gave up a 9th inning lead to go on and lose the game in extra innings. Oh the [...]

    Umbrellas and the Rain

    Friday, May 23rd, 2008

    As all of our small set of readers know, I live in LA. In LA, you’re lucky if you get a hard rain once or twice a year. Because of this, I do not own an umbrella. The last time I owned an umbrella was when I lived in Atlanta, where you could get soaked [...]

    The Mattress Super Store

    Monday, May 19th, 2008

    So have you ever been listening to the radio or watching TV and a mattress store commercial comes on? It’s always a cheesy add pushing “The Lowest Prices, Guaranteed”. But have you ever thought to yourself, does mattress advertising really work? I mean, how often are we really buying mattresses? I’ve bought two mattresses in [...]

    Public Transport-a-Potty

    Friday, May 16th, 2008

    As I’ve mentioned before, I take the train to work right now. One of the worst parts of my day involves the thick acrid stench that is always present on the train, wafting in green squiggly waves from the grimy closet they call a bathroom. I think the most unfortunate part of it is that [...]

    Highway Driving 101

    Sunday, May 11th, 2008

    So I went home this weekend for several reasons, including friends, mother’s day and to visit my dad after his surgery. This meant that I spent 5 hours driving up and 5 hours driving back. You’d think after doing this drive enough times I’d be used to crappy drivers, but alas I’m not. So here [...]

    Gold Digger

    Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

    What’s the point of mining for nose gold if you can’t share it with the townspeople? – Family Guy I suppose that was the reasoning of a fine chap I recently had the pleasure of noticing on the train yesterday. A mid-fifties professional middle management dude with a spare tire around his waist and a [...]

    Seriously?

    Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

    So, yesterday I attended a seminar on type systems. Knowing what a type system is, is of no importance for this rant. Anyways, while there, I discovered there is a proof system called Coq (pronounced as you might expect). Now, this is where I realized just how immature I can be. During this seminar, I [...]

    Get off the Road.

    Monday, May 5th, 2008

    So I park in a underground lot here, which every morning causes me rage. As you might imagine, from the road you take a small turn and then go down a slope into the lot. At the top of the hill is a pedestrian crossing where undergrads like to cross every morning. Now, being undergrads, [...]

    High Horse

    Sunday, May 4th, 2008

    In case anyone missed the Kentucky Derby Saturday, a filly named Eight Belles went down today with two broken ankles and was euthanized on the spot. That really sucks. It was undoubtedly the right decision; a horse that can’t stand up won’t be able to heal, and since one of the breaks was compound, it [...]

    Get Off the Goddam Phone!

    Sunday, May 4th, 2008

    One of my biggest pet peeves is people yakking into their cell phones about all the things that I don’t give a flying crap about. I take the train to work right now and I’m not only bombarded by the vague stink of urine that is ever present on the train, but I also get [...]

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