Category Archives: General stuff

Jeffrey

I first met Jeffrey when I started working at the Gold Goast Railroad Museum in about 1981. Developmentally disabled, he was, on the surface, the worst embodiment of what railfans and railroaders call a ‘foamer’, an allusion to someone who … Continue reading

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We apologize for the Inconvenience

Sorry about the downtime there folks. WordPress and 1and1 webhosting don’t play well together sometimes, and I just simply haven’t had the time or inclination to troubleshoot the problems. In other news, I’ve put all my iphone photos (the ones … Continue reading

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Pure Greed

I was contacted recently by someone claiming to be a sales manager for “WRSP Events” asking to use this photo: On 12 Feb 13, 3.53PM EST WRSP Events said: *Please do note, I did mention you are more than welcome … Continue reading

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Christians (and others, too) are delusional.

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Funny, if true. Oh wait, it is?

A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, … Continue reading

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Pure greed.

I wrote the following email to HarperCollins today: Let me start out by saying that I am one of those unusual people who actually PURCHASES books for my, my children’s, and grandchildren’s pleasure and education. I will no longer be … Continue reading

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Small things amuse me.

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How to boot a Steam Locomotive

or, How to Hostle without really tiring. NOTE: I originally wrote this in 1990, and posted it on USENET in rec.railroads shortly thereafter. Fast-forward 20 years and it appeared on the MAKE magazine blog, proving that the Internet is forever, … Continue reading

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Just how much more evidence do you need?

I urge everyone to read this post over at Boing Boing. This person’s ignorant attacks and racist panderings are a cancer on the body politic.

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This is important

If you are reading this, this is why you aren’t doing so well. Republicans and the rich are screwing you… Are you feeling loved yet?

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