Chef Ramsay himself yelled that at Jean-Philip, his maitre d' (or howver the F you spell that) and we found that to be especially funny. "That's going to be the title of a blog post," I decided.
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Today, then--after the blogging was done--I went outside and cut the grass. It took the usual amount of time; but once I was done with that I got out the pruning tools and began working on the honeysuckle bushes by the patio, intending to get the telephone cable disentangled from them.
Well, I didn't make it that far, because I pulled a huge wad of deadwood out of the damned bushes. The resulting pile is about three feet high (loosely packed, I admit) and eight feet long, and I didn't even finish getting the deadwood out.
Right now I'm thinking it might be well just to hack down the entirety of the fricking things and let them grow back. It's ridiculous how overgrown they are.
There's also a box elder tree which is going to have to come down; it's growing right into the power line and cable TV cable, not just for the bunker but for my neighbor's house. That's going to take some doing but it ought to be all right.
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Tonight's overnight open thread at AoSHQ begins with stuff about colleges and the cost-effectiveness of the education one receives therefrom. It then goes on to discuss Obama's campaign techniques ("Get my allies in the press to take out my opponents with legal maneuvers") and compares the political use of the IRS to that of the Nixon administration, blockquoting article 2.1 of the articles of impeachment against Nixon:
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.This standard, however, does not apply to Barack Hussein Obama, because Democrat.
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This post by Michael Flynn contains a link to a video showing a seiche of ice.
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Why am I awake? I don't even know. My wife got out of bed at 10:30 this morning and I got a couple hours of sleep after that, but then I worked my anus off. I've been suffering from a charley horse for several days, so I took a cyclobenzaprine left over from last July's back pain; that stuff should have knocked me on my patochis--it certainly did the last time I took it--but instead I sit here, slightly dizzy but thoroughly awake. *sigh* (There is a marked increase in the frequency of typos, but I do believe I'm catching all of them.)
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Game of Thrones: what the fuck is going on with Theon? For seven episodes he has been tortured and abused, and the guy that we all thought was rescuing him instead took him right back to the place he was being tortured, and is torturing him more.
And there's been no explanation of why. There hasn't even been a hint as to what the hell is going on with this. If they go one more episode without giving us some kind of information about this, it's going to be the first serious black mark on the writing of the TV series. (They've done a whole bunch of typical TV things here and there, but they've been excusable because this is HBO.)
Oh well. Three more eps and I can read the book. Maybe it'll have more information in it.
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I finally got Ormus into the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. The Shrine of Seven Stars is his new home base, even though it's a bit above him at the moment.
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I've done 194 of my home-brewed Garfield Without Garfield strips. Whee!