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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!

I hope y’all enjoyed your one hour less of sleep. I know I sure did!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Good morning, GN…and happy DST!

Here’s an extra large coffee to help you cope:

Discovered last night that Cal Tech has made all of Richard Feynman’s physics lectures available online at no cost.

Olive teh internet.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Good morning Paddy and Fatwa!

I feel quite violated by my missing hour. Sucks.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

While I was sleeping the other night, Microsoft, out of the goodness of their hearts, upgraded my OS to 10.0 or some such thing. I was just getting used to 8.1.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

There’s a bad odor in our house. I think it’s the smell of America dying and the advent of Trump-fascism.

Or it could just be a dead rat in the attic.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Sven --

Hope your attic isn’t where Trump’s unemployed hair goes to die.

trump's hair FIRED! photo trumps toupee FIRED_zpsypcqyg8t.gif

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

That is one ugly looking cat, Fatwa.

I’m getting too old to be clumping around in the attic. As usual, I was unable to find the source of the smell, but did put out more traps and some odor eliminating stuff.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Reply to  Machinist

Hee! Thanks, Mac!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

In going through boxes of my father’s papers, photos, etc., I found a clipping from a military newspaper that I’d like to share with you. It concerns a memo sent by the Atomic Energy Commission to Vice Admiral H. G. Rickover:

Rickover, who frequently lectures American educators on their shortcomings, is supposed to be one of the smartest men of the military services. But a routine memo from the Atomic Energy Commission recently even stopped him. It read, in part:

“The concept of a parallel internal list of topics in addition to those which are specifically identified for near-term submission to the BOB (Bureau of the Budget) recognizes an Agency need or interest for initiation of study activity in areas in which it is clear prior to completion that discussion with BOB will be warranted, or which may represent possible early phase or more formal studies later or which may require an extended period for completion.”

Instead of replying in kind, the admiral shot back a memo which said “I have spent much time reading this document; unfortunately, I cannot understand it.”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Paddy --

That’s some vintage bureaucratese right there.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

I wonder which BOB they were referring to: Microsoft Bob, or Smiling Bob?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Enema of the State
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Bob Dobbs?