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Crazy Times

I’m not sure how any work gets done… Speaking of work, I’m getting out of here. All the bosses are gone, and I’ve got some juicy PTO time still on the books. Have a great weekend, all. Ciao.

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The Doughnut Nazi

We’ve got a couple people in from corporate this week, so the Friday doughnuts are back. Two dozen of them. You know what I’m going to start bringing to work on Fridays? A fucking fruit tray.

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The Evils of Potter

So there’s this gabe person who lurks on SF/F boards. He employs the use of words like “putzfucker” to “wake up” his “audience” (all three of them), deletes posts from all but his groupies, and tries to make noise even in the most upstanding of debates where heavy hitters like Robson, M. John and Mieville […]

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Speaking of Totalitarian Theories…

From: Running Scared @ The Guardian This is an extraordinary moment in American history. Half the country – including all the people I know best – believes it is trembling on the very lip of outright tyranny, while the other half believes that only the Bush administration stands between it and national collapse into atheism, […]

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Fat Isn’t a Health Issue

From: The Impact of Weight on Your Wallet A study by John Cawley, a professor of policy analysis at Cornell, found that overweight Caucasian women earn 9 percent less than those with svelte silhouettes. And a University of Michigan study reported that the total net worth of moderately to severely obese women falls as much […]

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What I’m Reading

So, I have a confession… I read Conan novels. Yes, that’s right. The old-school Robert Howard Conan books with the lurid covers of gigantic barbarian man slaying Nameless Terror. Now, I know better than to read these books. I occasionally tote one of them with me on the train and giggle my way through my […]

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Random Linkage

And… Some random linkage: Nick Mamatas on the latest Nonsensical Drivel The Daily Show on the Free Democratic Tradition of Election Cancellations via Boingboing

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You Know You’re About To….

You know you’re about to get laid off when – 1) Your job duties consist entirely of printing stuff out for your boss 2) Everyone shows up around 11 and leaves before 3 3) The accounting girls go missing 4) No more Friday doughnuts 5) You’ve begun tracking your internet usage in Excel 6) Your […]

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Girlfight

I was watching Girlfight again last night, and enjoying it infinitely more now that I had a conception of what exactly it takes to learn stance, do lots of jump roping, and try and get the combo punches down (“watch your footwork!” “don’t overextend, snap out, bring it back against your body,” “keep your hand […]