Monthly Archive:: April 2007

Hokie Hokie Hokie Hi

I haven’t weighed in on this before because…well, frankly, the blogosphere and the freakin’ airwaves are blanketed with babbling about Monday’s unspeakable horror at VA Tech. But here goes. I’ve been listening to what seems like a building chant of "Where were the cops?"  "Where was the university administration?"  "How could they let this happen?" [&hellip

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Requiem

Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007.  May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, with Billy Pilgrim on backup. Often hilarious and occasionally either brilliant or impenetrable, Vonnegut’s novels were and are talismans for my generation.  His best work?  Slaugherhouse-Five.  His weirdest and most hopeful?  God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. His website currently shows just a line [&hellip

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ENOUGH already!!

In re Imus, I think this is freakin’ ridiculous. I find what he said repellent, but then I find everything that comes out of Howard Stern’s friggin’ mouth repellent, yet I have never cried out for his banishment from the airwaves. Imus has always made me laugh more than he’s ever pissed me off. He’s [&hellip

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Take this job and…

Long ago and far away, or maybe it was just 30 years ago, Johnny Paycheck recorded David Allan Coe’s “Take This Job And Shove It”, which became an anthem for the workin’ man.  And woman. Recent events have me wondering if the word “job” is on the verge of becoming, if not obsolete, at least [&hellip

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