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Musings

  • I am no longer allowed to use the phrase “Contingency plan includes reboot of all cluster nodes and holy water” at work.
  • It’s never a good thing to stumble upon something really bad and have no idea how long it’s been like that.
  • I think the biggest compliment I can give an author is to say that I got so absorbed in their work that it takes three requests from Irish Woman to get me to put the book down and go to sleep.  Michael Z. Williamson did that to me four times in the past week.
  • My parenting style lately:  When I say “Boy, you better stand on your head and whistle Dixie”, I mean you better be into the fourth bar before you ask why.
  • Girlie Bear has been watching a BBC television show that deals with midwives in rundown parts of post-war England, who bicycle around the slums, delivering babies and trumpeting the benefits of socialized medicine.  I think I’d rather have my gums scraped with a rusty coke can from the same time period.
  • Since we can now decide what ethnicity we are, I respectfully ask that I be referred to a Barbarian-American.
    • Only I and people like me can use “barbarian.”  It’s our word.
    • The rest of you may refer to me as “green-eyed devil.”

13 Comments

  1. I like that.
    “Green-eyed devil” suits you nicely.

  2. Can I call myself a barbarian, too, or do I have to share the “green-eyed devil” label?

  3. Sounds like an ethnicity with rather more direct methods of “wealth distribution”.

  4. Everything that I feel I need to know about Socialized medicine is summed up in the following;

    The British National Health Service was formed in 1948, buy the kind of Socialist ninnies who were SURE they could make everything better.

    Carl Giles was a cartoonist, and something of a British national institution by the time of his death in 1994. He was also a Socialist. A committed socialist, from the 1930’s. And by the mid 1950’s, his regular cartoons (which are a weird and funny combination of THE FAMILY CIRCUS as interpreted by Chas Addams and the political work of Herblock) were making fun of the failures and dinginess of the NHS.

    Giles, a Socialist, despised the NHS less than a decade after its formation.

    The British, Canadians, and Aussies are the people most like us on the face of the Earth. If they can’t make a National Health Service work – and on their own showing, they can’t – we can’t either.

  5. “It’s never a good thing to stumble upon something really bad and have no idea how long it’s been like that.”
    You mean like the discovery that the Chinese are now in possession of SF86s going back to the late 80s?

  6. “It’s never a good thing to stumble upon something really bad and have no idea how long it’s been like that.” Truly an aw s**t moment… BTDT, thankfully the team fixed it before it blew up! 🙂

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