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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Gee whillikers…it’s Thursday! I can hardly wait to see what new gummint edicts, horrors and corruption are revealed to a largely somnolent nation today.

“Programs! Gitcher programs here! Can’t keep track of the scandals without a program!!”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Sounds like rough weather in TX, Mac. Stay safe.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven and Mac!

I have coffee, cake, and bacon.

Booze, too, I hope. 😉

We’re getting the southernmost edge of that storm here, but it’s in the 50s…dropping to 30 this evening.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Glad to see that. 😉

I don’t drink much hard liquor, but I really hate that here in GA, you can only purchase it at “package stores”.

Even in OH -- where they have “state stores” for liquor -- you can buy watered-down versions (IIRC no more than 40-proof) at most retailers which sell beer and wine.

And of course, due to state-controlled monopolies, prices are asinine in both states.

I hope that at some point prior to my dirt-nap, GA will legalize my intoxicant of choice.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Oh…thought that perhaps TX had avoided dumb laws re spirits. 🙁

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Read earlier today that -- since apparently all the important problems have been solved -- the OH legislature voted to make “Hang On Sloopy” the state’s official rock ‘n’ roll song. Gaaaaaaaaaah! (I thought it was a dopey song when I was nine and it was first released.)

I guess it’s some big Ohio State football tradition; feh.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

It could have been worse, it could have been this:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

I remember a business trip I took to Carrollton, TX in 1992. We learned that you could only drink if one person in your party was a card-carrying member of an approved social club. Well, that law had morphed to the point where every place that served alcohol was an approved social club, so I plunked down my $1 membership fee (lifetime membership) and got a little, paper Unicard which was good anywhere this silly-arsed law was in effect. A few months later, I was back again with a different set of people from my company. At dinner, after everyone placed their drink orders, the waitress asked to see someone’s Unicard. The table was filled with blank stares, until I pulled mine out of my wallet and handed it to the waitress, whereupon I had to explain the situation to one and all. A few years later, 1995, I was in Arlington, TX and there was no trace of the law.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

Hey, remember when I said:

Ol’ Jerry is headed to Mithithippi this evening. I’m scheduled to visit some oil wells in Alabama also. This trip was cancelled from last week, ’cause global warmening.

Well, after spending 3 hours at the airport, 2 delays and a full on cancellation I returned home. US Airways rebooked me through DFW the next afternoon -- I declined. Apparently, US Airways can’t fly in the rain.

I’m now scheduled for next week. We’ll see.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

The funny thing is that I LOVE to travel. Most of my career I have had jobs where I traveled only once or twice a year. Now, in my dotage, I get to travel lots. Later this spring I may be coming to LA re: a media company and to Vancouver for another media company.

I like flying, I love the smell of hotel rooms and I really enjoy people watching.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

We’re getting about 6 to 8 inches of snow today. So beautiful, so inconvenient. Like Mac, I’ve got all the bread, milk, toilet paper, bacon and booze I need for the next 12 hours. I’m walking distance from groceries, bars and ABC just in case.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

The last time I had 6 to 8 inches was when I measured it -- twice.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago

Hi Fatwa, Sven and Mac! Sorted by gender, in order of appearance. Hope all is well with everyone.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy and Jerry!

Jerry --

That’s teh suck about your non-trip and local weather; hope you’re staying warm.

Paddy --

I can barely imagine the loathsomeness of a marching band rendition of “Honey”.

Mac --

Teh yay for fast-melting snow.