Thursday, May 31, 2007


To be updated as conditions warrent...




More Pointless eMail

I have no idea why there was a little bit of a drop off recently. It's still a whole lot of email though.

I expect there to be more tomorrow, though. Monday was a holiday, most of the prime email offenders had the day off, so I'm sure they made up for it on Tuesday.



Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I Pay $336 a Month to Get Treated Like Shit

Every month, I order $1608 dollars worth of medication from an on-line pharmacy owned by the shitty insurance that I have. To be fair, I don't pay $1608 (except for the first order which met my insurance deductible for the year), I'm only responsible for 20% of this.

So, every month, Tel-Drug of Pennsylvania gets $336 of my money. That's a sizable amount of money, especially for someone working for the wages that can be earned at [Nameless Company] in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I figure that about one hour and forty minutes of every 10 hour shift goes toward paying for my medication. Then again, I'm not good at math. Also, it's not like I have a choice. I need this medication, and while I bitch about my insurance, compalining that I'm spending $336 instead of $1608 is a little silly.

What I can complain about, though, is the service I've received from Tel-Drug of Pennsylvania. I have been on my medication for about six months now and have placed 7 orders. Of those orders, six have been screwed up in one way or another. The order was never placed or was delayed for no reason. I had to get on the phone and call them to remind them to actually place my order. I was told by one technician once after an order wasn't sent "It's just sitting here, I don't know why it hasn't been sent."

Tel-Drug is getting $1608 dollars from me and my shitty insurance provider monthly. I am paying $336 monthly to be ignored by a company that is supposed to be providing me a service. I imagine they're making a tidy profit from me. Yet they screw up most of my orders.

So the first suggestion Tel-Drug had for me was to order 3 months worth of medication at a time. The medication doesn't require any special storage, so I could have three months of it around at a time. I'd only have to deal with Tel-Drug 4 times a year instead of 12. They'd have less opportunity to screw up orders, I guess they'd only screw up 4 orders a year under this plan.

This won't work, of course, because I don't have $1008 lying around at any given time. Yeah, I end up spending that much anyway, and I'd be able to budget for it, but this isn't a solution. It doesn't fix anything. They're the ones screwing up, but I'm supposed to go out of my way to make things easier for them?

The next suggestion was to assign me to a person to handle my orders. This is great because their automated phone system isn't worth a shit. I spent over 2 hours on the phone one day (mostly on hold) trying to straighten out a screwed up order. I have to call a number on my dime, which doesn't actually cost me anything extra because of my VOIP phone service, but the point is that it actually saves Tel-Drug money. Why should I be saving them money? They're apparently not using any money they save to improve their customer service.

In an interesting little side note, my last order wasn't screwed up. Since I assumed that it would be, as all of the others were, I ordered before leaving town for 3 days. This order went through perfectly and was delivered the next day while I was on the road. UPS will only try to deliver a package for three days. So when I got back home, they were through trying to deliver. I went to pick up the package at UPS, but they aren't open until after I go to work. In short, while Tel-Drug didn't screw up this last order, because I assumed they would I didn't get my order for a week anyway.

In another intersting side note, Tel-Drug told me that they'd dropped me, that they wouldn't be handling my account anymore. Because of my attitude. They'd screwed up six out of seven orders and I'm the bad guy. I have been told by [Nameless Company] HR (the same folk who royally screwed up my hiring process) that this isn't the case. We'll find out on Monday when I try to place another order.



Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Positive About Has Been

sunset wheat
I wrote a much more elaborate post on this subject last week, but blogger ate it. Them's the breaks, I guess.

You should really check it out. Great guest performances, excellent arragngments and production by Ben Folds and my favorite track was written by Folds and Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy):

That's Me Trying
(featuring Aimee Mann and Ben Folds)

I got your address from the phone book at the library
Wandered in, looked you up and you were there
Weird that you've been living, maybe, 2 miles away for the best part of 20 years
You must be, what, in your early forties now
If I remember,
You were born in June or was it May?
Eisenhower was the president although it may have been JFK

Years of silence
Not enough who could blame us giving up?
Above the quiet there's a buzz
That's me trying

You still working in that store on ventura?
You still going with--no, that's not fair
I know I haven't been the very best of dads
I'll hold my hand up there
The reason that I'm writing is that i'd like for us to meet
Get a little daughter dad action going soon
We can put things behind us
Eat some pizza, drink some beer
You still see your sister Lemli?
Bring her, too

Years of silence, not enough
Who could blame us giving up?
Above the quiet there's a buzz
That's me trying

But I don't want to talk about any of that bad stuff
Why I missed out on your wedding and your high school graduation
I'd like to explain, but I can't
So let's keep things neutral
Stick to topics that won't bug us

How 'bout this?
Let's choose a book and we'll read it before we meet
Then we can sit down at a restaurant
Have a look at the menu and talk about it while we eat
See, if we never had a problem
Then that's what life would be like

So let's just pretend that the past didn't happen
I don't really like thriller as well.
I don't want to know if I've got grandchildren
no need to tell me where I went wrong
I don't want to know what happened in your thirties
You wanna try 'cold mountain'?
Or is that too long??

Years of silence, not enough
Who could blame us giving up?
Above the quiet there's a buzz
That's me trying
I'm trying

I'm not kidding, check it out!



Monday, May 28, 2007


Spam of the Week

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Free kitchen appliance? I hope it's a panini maker!



Sunday, May 27, 2007


Top 10 Lyrics That, When Sung by Sue Foley, Give Me a Very Special Feeling...

It's not just the words she sings, it's how she sings them. Each of these lyrics causes a reaction in a decidedly male way.

In no particular order:

  • If you gotta go, go now
    Or else you gotta stay all night

    If You Gotta Go
    Big City Blues

  • You know that I love you, I don't want nobody else
    But it's been most of my life, and I've been drivin' for myself

    Let Me Drive
    Love Comin' Down

  • Don't fall for me, baby
    Can't you see that my heart is a lost cause?

    Lost Cause
    Lost Cause Single

  • You got to give me some sugar, baby
    Why are you savin' the sweet things I'm cravin'?

    New Used Car

  • You don't love me baby, I know it's true now
    I don't want nobody if I can't have you

    Give Me Time
    Without Warning

  • Baby, I love you, tell the whole wide world I do
    Ain't nobody in this whole wide world like you

    Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
    Back to the Blues

  • C'mon pretty pappa, c'mon save my soul
    I need a little sugar in my bowl, doggone it
    I need a little sugar in my bowl

    Sugar in My Bowl

  • I wanna be you love-mobile
    C'mon baby tell me how good it feels

    New Used Car
    New Used Car

  • You don't love me baby, I know it's true now
    I don't want nobody if I can't have you

    Give Me Time
    Without Warning

  • Don't just screw me,
    Baby, sock it to me...

    Make It Real
    New Used Car

  • BOJ



    Leinenkugel in Wyoming?

    sunset wheat
    It's an important morning for BOJ. On my way home from work, I decided a brew or two might be nice. Imagine my surprise when I found Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat at my local liquor store.

    I live in prime brewing country, not Wyoming so much, but Colorado has some of the finest brewing in the country. There are some great breweries in Ft. Collins, just an hour south, and there are some other great breweries in the Denver area. There's also that Bud plant south of here, but I don't want to talk about that.

    A Leinie's usually has to wait until I take a trip to the RC, but tonight I'm enjoying a cool Leinie's, something I haven't done yet in 2007. Sunset Wheat reminds me very much of New Belgium Brewery's Sunshine Wheat. A quick visit to Leinenkugel's website confirms this. It's brewed with corriander in the Belgian style.

    In truth, our weather hasn't been too receptive to the consuming of wheat beers recently but I wasn't going to pass up a Leinie's when I had the chance!


    Friday, May 25, 2007


    Sue Foley Video Friday

    Oh, you think you've seen Sue Foley Video Friday before? How about Sue Foley Music Video Friday? I'm getting pretty sick of your attitude, mister...

    New Used Car by Sue Foley



    Thursday, May 24, 2007


    This Explains a Lot About Me

    by Garrison Keillor

    I have made fun of Lutherans for years - who
    wouldn't, if you lived in Minnesota ? But I have
    also sung with Lutherans and that is one of the main
    joys of life, along with hot baths and fresh sweet
    corn. We make fun of Lutherans for their blandness,
    their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense,
    their lack of speed and also for their secret
    fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings
    like them. If you ask an audience in New York City ,
    a relatively Lutheranless place, to sing along on
    the chorus of Michael Row the Boat Ashore, they will
    look daggers at you as if you had asked them to
    strip to their underwear. But if you do this among
    Lutherans they'll smile and row that boat ashore and
    up on the beach! And down the road!

    Lutherans are bred from childhood to sing in
    four-part harmony. It's a talent that comes from
    sitting on the lap of someone singing alto or tenor
    or bass and hearing the harmonic intervals by
    putting your little head against that person's rib
    cage. It's natural for Lutherans to sing in harmony.
    We're too modest to be soloists, too worldly to sing
    in unison. When you're singing in the key of C and
    you slide into the A7th and D7th chords, all two
    hundred of you, it's an emotionally fulfilling

    I once sang the bass line of Children of the
    Heavenly Father in a room with about three thousand
    Lutherans in it; and when we finished, we all had
    tears in our eyes, partly from the promise that God
    will not forsake us, partly from the proximity of
    all those lovely voices. By our joining in harmony,
    we somehow promise that we will not forsake each

    I do believe this: These Lutherans are the sort of
    people you could call up when you're in deep
    distress. If you're dying, they'll comfort you. If
    you're lonely, they'll talk to you. And if you're
    hungry, they'll give you tuna salad!

    The following list was compiled by a 20th century
    Lutheran who, observing other Lutherans, wrote down
    exactly what he saw or heard:
    1. Lutherans believe in prayer, but would
      practically die if asked to pray out loud.

    2. Lutherans like to sing, except when confronted
      with a new hymn or a hymn with more than four

    3. Lutherans believe their pastors will visit them
      in the hospital, even if they don't notify them that
      they are there.

    4. Lutherans usually follow the official liturgy and
      will feel it is their way of suffering for their

    5. Lutherans believe in miracles and even expect
      miracles, especially during their stewardship
      visitation programs or when passing the plate.

    6. Lutherans feel that applauding for their
      children's choirs would make the kids too proud and

    7. Lutherans think that the Bible forbids them from
      crossing the aisle while passing the peace.

    8. Lutherans drink coffee as if it were the Third

    9. Some Lutherans still believe that an ELCA bride
      and an LCMS groom make for a mixed marriage.

    10. Lutherans feel guilty for not staying to clean
      up after their own wedding reception in the
      Fellowship Hall.

    11. Lutherans are willing to pay up to one dollar
      for a meal at church.

    12. Lutherans think that Garrison Keillor stories
      are totally factual.

    13. Lutherans still serve Jell-O in the proper
      liturgical color of the season and think that peas
      in a tuna noodle casserole add too much color.

    14. Lutherans believe that it is OK to poke fun at
      themselves and never take themselves too seriously.

    And finally, you know you're a Lutheran when:
    *It's 100 degrees, with 90% humidity, and you still
    have coffee after the service;
    *You hear something really funny during the sermon
    and smile as loudly as you can;
    *Donuts are a line item in the church budget, just
    like coffee;
    *The communion cabinet is open to all, but the
    coffee cabinet is locked up tight;
    *All your relatives graduated from a school named
    *When you watch a "Star Wars" movie and they say,
    May the Force be with you, you respond, "and also
    with you";

    *And lastly, it takes ten minutes to say good-bye.

    "May you wake each day with His blessings,
    Sleep each night in His keeping,
    And always walk in His tender care."



    Pointless Shit
    The Top 5 Reasons to Work for [Nameless Company]

    From the Careers section of [Nameless Company]'s web site. My impressions (which are my own opinion and do not represent the attitude of [Namelss Company], but c'mon) in italics.

    1. Define your own career path
      Kinda vague, don't you think? Sounds like something stupid people say to make themselves sound smart and important.

    2. “Nothing is Impossible” attitude
      "Nothing is Impossible"? Like getting rid of a fucking employee who would come to work drunk? Like implying that someone's perscription drugs might violate the "drug free workplace" policy? Yeah, "Nothing is Impossible."

    3. We are experiencing double digit growth every year
      Geez, and I'm getting paid like shit. But to make up for it I have a really high deductible for really shitty insurance. Maybe we shouldn't be showing double
      digit growth. Maybe the employees should be treated a little bit better

    4. You get paid to hate the cable company
      So we're encouraged to hate? We're paid to hate? This is a top 5 reason to join this company? When do I get issued my white hood?

    5. Free TV!
      So I work for a self described hate organization, if only I could have something that would somehow make up for that. Free TV? Yeah, that'll do.


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    Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    Really Pissed Off Right Now



    Tuesday, May 22, 2007


    Positive About the Post That Blogger Ate? Well, Not Really....

    I wrote a really great Positive Tuesday post about William Shatner's Has Been album, which is really great, but Blogger ate it. Better, it left it in my drafts with the title in tact so that I thought it was still there and ready to go.

    Yes, I revealed one of my secrets, sometimes I write posts in advance. Never more than a week, usually only a couple of days. I'm not always feeling positive on Positive Tuesday or bitchy on the MBW. I am positive or bitchy in any given week.

    So I guess I'm positive about the ability to engage in blog chicanery (sp?). What I can't do on Blogger is tell it to post something I've written at a given time ore date. I can post date posts, but Blogger will immediately post it with the date I've selected. That's proven to be useful at times, like with lists that I keep at the top of the blog for a week.

    I'm also supposed to be able to blog via email. This would be cool because I can't post from work. Oddly, our blocking technology at [Nameless Company] doesn't recognize this blog as a blog (go figure), but it does block any attempts to post anything, be it post of comment. Email would circumvent this. I'll have to look into it.

    Wow, this was a crappy Positive Tuesday post. I'll try to do better next week.



    Monday, May 21, 2007


    Top 10 TV Comedies

    It's not hats, but it is a pretty weighty list. It's TV Comedies, the opinions of five (for now) ordinary people, albeit, all of them work in Television (such as it is).

    Lots of diversity in selections, but quite a few in common as well. If you would like to contribute to this list, even if you don't work in the TV Wasteland, feel free to comment, or send me an Email.

    As usual, this list will be post-dated and will remain at the top of the blog for the next week.

    Quinn's List

    Quinn's list was the first list submitted, less than 12 hours after I sent out the request. Impressive. You'd think that it wouldn't be a well thought out list, but look at it. Pretty good for someone who works for The Evil Empire.

    This list may seem a little dated, especially considering many of these shows originally aired either before I was born or while I was still in single digit ages... but I'm thankful for Nick At Night and independent TV stations that had syndication rights for most of them after the series' had ended. I think #'s 2-4 are the only shows made in the last 20 years. - Quinn

  • 10 Monty Python's Flying Circus - well duh! British sketch comedy that cannot be beat and is often imitated. Most cast members of past and present SNL couldn't hold the suitcase for these comic geniuses. SCTV came close, Kids In The Hall got closer, but then again "close is a lingerie shop without a front window". With writing that pushed the limits of decency, over-the-top acting, and the unique animations makes this a show that will live on forever. Add to that the specials and feature films, all done with the same wit and energy... there will never be another group like this.

  • 9 Police Squad! (in color!) - This very short lived, 6 episode series aired about a decade before its time. But not long after its failure on the networks we were given 3 equally funny films "The Naked Gun - from the files of Police Squad, The Naked Gun 2 1/2 - The Smell Of Fear, and The Naked Gun 33 1/3 - The Final Insult. Dead-pan comedy from a former serious actor Leslie Nielson with modern slap-stick action that would give Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges a run for their money today. The series was the best outright spoof I've ever seen on TV cop shows.

  • 8 All In The Family - Granted this show was based much on racial and political tension, it was definitely something that would make me split my sides laughing. Not the racial jokes themselves, but they way they were conveyed by Archie Bunker and the arguments between him and his daugher and son-in-law whom he lovingly called "meat head". All In The Family also spun off several other shows including (and what's probably the most popular) The Jeffersons, along with a short lived show called "Archies Place"

  • 7 Taxi - Andy Kaufman's only regular TV series... I think for those who know me that should be " 'nuff said "... but it's not. Having been around a cab company in my youth I couldn't help but laugh at the group of misfits sitting around that office shooting the breeze, playing cards, and trying to help each other deal with various life issues. Danny DeVito as the dispatcher reminded me much of a guy I used to know at the cab company my father worked for - kniving, loud, obnoxious, and egotistical. Plus... a hottie like Marilu Henner? (for BOJ - a hot red-headed Marilu Henner).

  • 6 M*A*S*H - This show, despite having its serious and touching moments, was indeed a comedy. Doctors trying to amuse themselves at the expense of others while surrounded by a war they don't believe in. The movie in my opinion was better than the show but both brought me to tears in laughter and sadness (sometimes simulateously).

  • 5 Weeds - A sitcom style show based on a widow selling pot in suburban Southern California to make a living and support her two kids. She gets her supply from a rather ghetto family who is slowly teaching her lessons in the biz, and her best client is a local city counselman. She was pursued romantically by a DEA agent who gets wise to her business and attempts to blackmail her into a relationship then decides he wants it all... last season ended in a huge shootout between a few different groups and I can't wait until season 3. This is some funny shit!

  • 4 Six Feet Under - This rather dark and demented show based around a family run funeral home consistantly shocked and amazed me. Dry humor and situations that most people wouldn't even dream about with a very sorted cast of characters, kept me glued to my seat with a rumble of laughter every episode.

  • 3 WKRP In Cincinnati - Of course I mean the ORIGINAL... not the several years later re-do "The New WKRP In Cincinnati" (which sucked ass). An old hippie DJ, a modern R&B type DJ, a burned out news man who never went anywhere, a slick-rick sales guy, a knock-out secretary, a bone-headed boss, and a bright program director - all coming together, OMG this was just too funny for words. They did have a couple serious episodes, one dealing with a Russian who wanted to defect to the USA, another one dealing with a tornado that hit the city while Art Carlson (station manager) had a young child on the phone who was home alone.

  • 2 Northern Exposure - I almost feel guilty about listing this show since BOJ used it as an example for the list. However it was one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. Putting a New York doctor, who's known nothing but city life and proper manners, into one of the smallest towns in existance - how can this fail? Dr Joel Fleishman being shocked and often times upset by regular doings by regular common folk and having no idea what he got himself into when he made an agreement with former astronaut Maurice Minifield to serve this town.

  • barney
    1 Barney Miller - This is indeed my all time favorite. A sitcom placed in the detectives room in a police station in New York. The building is old, the team is diverse, and the captain has to deal with a lot of stuff, anything from his bosses from "downtown" to the personalities and differences between his detectives to the mix of criminals that occupy the small cell located in the detectives office. The infamous "Hash Brownie" episode remains the all-time greatest sitcom moment in my memory. The spin-off show "Fish" which took us into the retirement of Abe Vigoda's character didn't do so well.

  • BOJ's List

    What, my list isn't first? Yeah, Quinn beat me to the punch.

    With a few exceptions, the shows I list here were pretty short lived. Two reasons for that, I suppose. First, these shows simply didn't have the time to get tired and predictable. Second, these were shows that didn't have mass appeal. Too bad, a television watching nation missed out...

  • 10 The Steven Banks Show - A good example of what I'm talking about. Nobody saw this show. PBS's first self produced sitcom, the show featured Steven Banks as a guy who imagined his home life was a TV variety show. Banks and a cast of two others played every character, with the exception of bit parts and one guest star, like Peter Tork (of The Monkees), Penn and Teller, Gina Schock (of The Go-Gos) and Billy Mumy. The show really worked off of the brilliance of Banks, an amazing performer. PBS aired 8 of the 13 episodes produced.

  • 9 Tenacious D - Dakota Films made 6 episodes of this classic aired on HBO. Fifteen minutes in length, the show was the story of JB and KG who hung around at an open mic and billed themselves as "The Greatest Band in the World." Having hung around at open mics and being generally delusional, this show struck a chord with me. The stories were sometimes a little flat, but the songs, good heavens the songs, were unbelievable. This show introduced us to such classics as Sasquatch, Jesus Ranch, Kyle Took a Bullet for Me and the twin D masterworks Tribute and Double Team.

  • 8 SCTV Television Network - There have been a lot of sketch comedy programs, the format tends to make for terribly uneven television. SCTV was a standard sketch comedy program with the added story line of the "behind the scenes" action on a really crappy television network. A network that featured such horrid shows as You! with Libby Wolfson and Count Floyd's Monster Chiller Horror Theater (a late night horror movie showcase featuring films like 3-D House of Stewardesses). This show spawned the careers of the likes of John Candy, Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy and gave us memorable characters like Bob and Doug McKenzie, Ed Grimley, Josh Schmenge and Stan Schmenge, Guy Cabalero, Edith Prickley and Johnnie LaRue. One of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV was a segment in which new wave band, The Tubes was on Gil Fisher's Fishin' Musician.

  • 7 Futurama - At it's best, this show is absolutely brilliant. At it's worst it's still better than 90% of the crap on TV. The story of a pizza delivery boy cryogenically frozen who finds himself in the year 3000 where he becomes a package delivery boy along with a fowl mouthed robot and a female cyclops ship's captain.

  • 6 Mystery Science Theater 3000 - ...In the not too distant future... Perhaps the strangest premise ever for a TV show: A guy sent to a satellite and forced to watch horrible movies with two foul mouthed robots (I love fowl mouthed robots). Hilarious comments are made. Strange little sketches are performed. You stare open mouthed for a while, but can't help yourself from laughing.

  • 5 Fawlty Towers - People will argue that John Cleese did his best TV work on Monty Python's Flying Circus, but he was so much better on Fawlty Towers as Basil Fawlty, hotel owner. A fine cast, interesting stories, every sitcom producer should be forced to watch this show before they start work on another piece of crap. The Germans? Maybe the best sitcom episode ever.

  • 4 Police Squad - TV executives are so stupid. One of the most brilliant shows of all time and it was outright cancelled. It didn't only spawn a series of movies, it solidified a film genre that the Zuckers started with Airplane.

  • 3 Seinfeld - I had to go with one very successful show. NBC just gave Seinfeld his own show so that he'd be under contract and ABC wouldn't be able to hire him away to host a late night talk show. NBC didn't care what Seinfeld did with his show, just that he did something. Having a free hand allowed the show to be what it was. Under other circumstances, this show most likely would have been cancelled after its second season. Show becomes successful when network keeps their hands off. OTHER NETWORKS - LEARN FROM NBC.

  • 2 WKRP in Cincinnati - The only real work I've done as an adult is in the TV business. WKRP is set in a radio station, but it's so true to life for those of us working in the media. I've worked with a Jennifer Marlowe, a Les Nessman, a Herb Tarlik, a Venus Flytrap (aka Gordon Simms) an Andy Travis and every other character on this classic. No, every TV job I had wasn't as humorous, but we didn't have the stellar writing that they did at the mighty 'KRP.

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    1 The Simpsons - This blog references a Simpsons episode in its very title, how could you expect anything different out of me? I'm the first to admit that the show's taken a horrible downward turn in the past couple of years, but when I see episodes from seasons 3 through 7 or 8, I remember how brilliant it was. The show was designed around Bart, but Homer became the star. Oh, how we love stupid white guys in this country! I'm skeptical about the movie this summer. I hope it doesn't sully a classic.

  • Newsradio - Same reasons as WKRP

  • Gilligan's Island - Especially the one where they almost get off the island but Gilligan screws it up at the last minute

  • Green Acres - Arnold Ziffel never won best supporting actor?

  • Hogan's Heroes - Who thought this was a funny idea for a TV show?

  • Northern Exposure - The nice, funny Twin Peaks

  • The 700 Club - Pat Robertson is a constant source of humor

  • Cheers - Hanging out in a bar. I can relate

  • Michelle's List

    Believe it or not, Michelle, through her job in the tape library at work, may see more TV than the rest of us combined. Her list contains a couple of great shows that I'd forgotten about, which is the fun of this kind of list.

    I’m not good at explaining myself, but I’ll try. In no particular order:

  • The Cosby Show – It’s Bill Cosby. You can’t go wrong with Bill Cosby. Especially the earlier eps when their youngest kid was still little.

  • Black Adder – Witty Brit humor.

  • Red Dwarf – Witty Brit humor complete with cheap cardboard sets.

  • Northern Exposure – I’m sure you have a better reason for it than I can come up with.

  • Countdown with Keith Olbermann – Cynical commentary on current government. Keith’s got balls and isn’t afraid of threats from those he criticizes.

  • Saturday Night Live (70’s and early 90’s only) – Power cast from the 70s and great writing and Dana Carvey from the 90s.

  • Who’s Line is it Anyway? – I have never NOT laughed during one of these shows. Started out as British improv, but the American version is funny as well.

  • barney
    M*A*S*H – Great writing, great timing between actors.

  • I Love Lucy – Lucille Ball. ‘Nuff said.

  • Alf – I had to include this as it was my favorite show as a kid. The alien is cute and eats cats. Best. Combination. Evar.

  • Rashid's List

    Rashid is the new guy at work and the 2007 RPS Tournament loser. If you work in the business, you better know your poitless TV stuff. And WKRP makes yet another list...

  • WKRP - The pinnacle of sitcoms related to the media field. The show was originally based on
    creator Hugh Wilson's memories of working in advertising as a client of AOR radio station 94.1 WQXI-FM. Anytime the News director, Les
    Nessman, showed up you just knew something crazy was going to transpire, For my money, the “Turkey Day Incident” episode where poor Les is reporting the insanity due to live turkeys being dropped on a crowd from a helicopter, in the manner of the famous Hindenburg disaster and the infamous payoff at the end of the episode, is just pure gold.

  • SPACED - Created by Simon Pegg (SHAUN of the DEAD and HOT FUZZ) A simple premise really, two down on their luck Londoners looking for a new place to live happen to stumble upon each other and share an apartment under the guise that they are a married Yuppie couple. Tim and Daisy are the poster children for the Gen X and Y lifestyle, a couple of adults who haven’t quite grown up. Episode 3 “ART” is easily the most recognizable: Bad batch of Speed, Hallucinations about zombies, and a wacked out performance art exhibit to the works of Bruce Nauman. Never mind the eccentric cast of neighbors and friends these two are surrounded by. You can see how this show spawned the movies Mr. Pegg would later produce.

  • Married With Children - A former high school football star, worked as hard as any shoe salesman from the Chicago area and yet he still has to deal with his wife and loser kids, The man known as Al Bundy. The fact that this great series took place in Chicago is enough for me (being born and raised in the second city) but what made this show funny was that so many working class guys can relate to Al and his crazy antics, whether it was trying to start an all city beer label ban, to spending a whole episode literally tearing his house apart trying to figure out what a lightswitch in the house activates, to getting into a Looney Tunes esque battle with a rabbit in the backyard to protect his Garden. There was always something about Al that every guy among us could say “ I remember something like that happening to me!” and that made everything just that much funnier.

  • Get A Life - Apparently this very bizarre and very funny show was officially cancelled due to the higher ups saying the character, 30-year old paperboy Chris Peterson, was too “insane”
    And that pretty much sums up this show, Insane. I’m pretty sure that at least every other episode, he was killed or died due to some weird situation like While on his first trip to the city, Chris gets slipped a mickey and realizes his wallet is missing. A local news crew films his plight and dubs him "Walletboy", making him the darling of the city. Everybody shuns him when it turns out that he just left the wallet at home. Chris dies of old age while waiting for them to forgive him, but in the end, fifty years later, Chris's skeleton gets a parade by the now-forgiving townspeople. If you can laugh at that, you understand the type of comedy Chris Elliot was trying to get across to the masses.

  • Viva La Bam - Perfect Example of Youth Gone Wild or what would happen if a 20 something year old (like myself) and his buddies would do if they had the money, resources, and the time to wreak pure havoc among their family and community. The citywide scavenger hunt among Bam Margera and his cast of buddies (CKY crew) while driving around in very banged up cars easily has to be one of the best episode they made in their 5 season run (they even get the famous band, The BLOODHOUND GANG involved in the fun) You just can’t go wrong with shotputting a turkey into a busted up car and Bowling a strike at a local bowling lane wearing nacho cheese in the bowling shoes.

  • Barney Miller - The episode where Yemada, Fish and Wojo got buzzed on the Hash brownies brought in as evidence. Easily one of the funniest half hours commited to television. And who can honestly forget that awesome bassline at the start of the show.

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    Greg the Bunny (IFC Version) - A show that stars 3 very disgruntled puppet actors and one very devil may care puppet rabbit named Greg, who parody many of the movies produced during the 80s and 90s era of film. There is actually two versions of this show (the other is the much inferior FOX show which aired for one season) but the IFC version is easily the best due to the sheer insanity of the writing. The episode where Greg and his acting buddy, Warren (an ape that wears a crash helmet with a british accent) head to a Rave in New York’s famous Webster Hall, followed by a trip to Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson style, just shows how much fun the creators of this show had, espically when Warren goes gonzo at the black jack table completely drunk.

  • The State - Reno 911, Viva Variety, Wet Hot American Summer. If any of these ring a bell, you are familiar with this very funny sketch comedy troupe THE STATE and this sketch comedy show that started it all. I remember watching this during my High school days and laughing like a lunatic at some of their sketch comedy works which came at you in the vein of Monty python Flying circus. Some of the most memorable: Muppet Hunting, The Flash hailing a taxi , Louie, “Where’s the Mousey?”, Barry and Levon, and my personal favorite MEDIUM HEAD BOY. Why this show is not available on DVD is mystery in itself, considering the cast went on to produce the entertaining RENO 911.

  • Sean's List

    A veteran of the guitarists and hats lists, Sean chimes in on TV comedies as well.

  • 10. CHiPs..... Although not a comedy per se, it is quit funny in reruns. I am not sure why, but it just makes me laugh. Maybe the outfits, maybe the high technology used to film it. Regardless, any show with an actor from Wyoming in it needs to be in a top ten list somewhere.

  • 9. THE WEST WING .....Again, not a comedy as such (I hope I am not ruining your list) but a very funny show to me. The fast pace and ridiculous situations that people got into helped make this a wonderful show (my personal favorite). There was quite a bit of humor in this show and it helped to show that no one person is invincible from every day life. I mean in the pilot episode the President of the United States hurts his leg in a bicycling accident by running into a tree. That is something that sadly, we can all relate to but will seldom admit.

  • 8. ED....Another show that is billed as a drama but man was it funny. Warren Cheswick was a hoot. (Is it o.k. for someone my age to say that). And the $5.00 dollar bets were very entertaining indeed. As a matter of fact, it prompted me to take a $.25 bet one time. Hey I was poor and so was my friend. We were working in local TV. Probably my second favorite TV show.

  • 7. Bosom Buddies....This was a really good show. It had all the makings of a good comedy, and it did not disappoint. If ever there was a situation that screamed comedy, it would be two guys dressing like girls to live in a girls only house for cheap rent.

  • 6. The Gong Show....I could never watch this show without laughing. Most of the time I laughed at the judges trying to keep each other from gonging (if that wasn't a word before, it is now) their favorite contestant. A good time was had by all when that show was on TV.

  • 5.The Newhart Show....All I have to say about this is "Hi, my name is Larry. This is my brother Daryl and this is my other brother Daryl" They were not the whole show of course, but they did contribute and that will always be one of my favorite lines.

  • 4. SNL.....It deserves a spot in the top 5, but it wasn't consistent enough for me to rank it #1. There were some really good times, really funny stuff. There were also some years that it just didn't seem to even try to be funny.

  • 3.The Red Green Show....This is really good stuff. I love this show and the fact that it boldy admits you can fix anyhting with duct tape. I almost believe that the inventions Red makes will actually work. A great show for guys, or anyone else who wants to be entertained for a little while.

  • 2. Home Improvement....Another great show for guys. It was the mainstream version of The Red Green Show. I wasn't sure what order to put these in, but I guess it doesn't really matter since this is my list at this particular moment in time and it will probably not be the same even tomorrow. I put it in this position because I have actually seen more of it than The Red Green Show. Not saying that is the best way to make a decision, but it is my way for today. I really liked that they showed outakes during the end credits.

  • bunny
    1. M*A*S*H*....This is #1 for me. It is a classic show and it will be in reruns forever is my guess. I loved the characters. True, some of them left before they should have but that made way for others. It is truly timeless and even though it was based around a war the humor, dark at times and light at others, is such that anyone can watch and laugh. I don't know how they were able to keep things fresh for so long, but considering the show lasted longer than the war it was about, you know there was great comecy there.

  • Remember, this list is by someone who grew up in Wyoming with only three TV channels. A lot of good comedy shows are not on my list simply because I have never seen them or seen very little of them. I apologize in advance to anyone who is offended that a certain show may not be on this list. Also please remember that no animals were harmed in the making if this list and that any similiraties in this list to actual persons or places is purely coincidental.

    JB Andy's List

    Once upon a time, there was a little musical enterprise known as Patient 957. which consisted of one TSA, one ONA, a fellow who went by BOJ and one JB Andy. While it was mostly about playing open mics, there were 4 actual paying gigs. We practiced from time to time, which most often broke down int watching episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. TV was a big part of what we did, in fact JB seemed to believe his TV was Brainwashing him...

    And his number one choice is particularly fitting, but you had to live in the RC in 2004 to really know why

  • 5.)Scrubs - I love it. Most shows that utilize the third person commentary turn out a bit corny(with exception of course) But the rants and raves that float ear to ear in the head of Zack Braff are hilarious and (though exaggerated) mostly relatable to how I feel while watching the show. With so many serious and somewhat serious doctor shows on tv, it’s nice to see one that doesn’t make me hope someone one lives or dies at the end of the show

  • 4.)House - The exception of serious doctor shows to me. I don’t care if patients live or die. I just wanna see if Greg house will punch somebody before the end of the show. I like to see smart “together” characters who’s character conflict is as much external as internal. A mix of Lonliness and drug use, but is still able to save the day? Dr. House is my superman. An everyday guy who loves painkillers but still somewhat functions in everyday life and knows who he is, this is more relatable to everyday people than the Batman…dig?

  • 3.)Love Monkey - Very short lived and then re-aired on VH1. This show was so original. I have a curse. Every time I Like a show. Not a show that mtv tells me to like, but a show I find on my own and can somewhat relate (or want to relate) to the subject material leaves me loving a show on my own convictions. This show follows Tom, a recent firee of a major music label. He is a talent scout and seemed to be the JERRY MACGUIRE of the music industry. Gets a job for a small indie label and only signs musicians of substance. Secondary role for this show was Teddy Geiger. Just an altogether great show, BUT like all show I enjoy it was cancelled after 8ish episodes.

  • 2.)The Wonder Years - Teen anxst, Winnie Cooper, hippies, hippy music,and Daniel Stern(in his first project since “breaking Away”) It’s a winning combo. Enough said.

  • pete
    1.)Pete and Pete - OK. So it’s a SNICK show. As an 11 or 12 year old I thought this show was really funny. Two brothers both named pete, a 30 year old(maybe retarded) superhero in spandex, and an adult conspiracy to not let kids have any fun all made this show my favorite as a preteen. A year ago I bought the first 2 seasons on dvd and love it even more now. The stuff they got away with on nickelodeon is crazy. Plus the under appreciated cult following and list of (at the time) celebreities make it worth a second or third watch. List includes iggy pop, Gordon gano(violent femmes), Michael stipe, steve buscemi, the band polaris, jeneanne garfanalo??

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    Sunday, May 20, 2007


    In Defense of Ginger

    It's an age old question, well maybe not age old, but at least since the 60's and it's been discussed ad nauseum ever since. A simple question really about taste and yet people get into disagreements over it to this day.

    Ginger or Mary Ann?

    Mary Ann seems to be the trendy choice. I can see how people would choose her. Definitely attractive enough with a wholesome nature. She's nice, sweet the kind of girl you'd take home to your mother. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Mary Ann. If my hand was forced and I ended up with Mary Ann, well, I'd consider myself a very lucky man.

    She's better looking, even sexier than any woman I've ever dated. I've never been that guy who just had to have the best looking woman. I'm sure women who've dated me don't want to hear that, but it's true. They were all attractive, but each and every one of them had a more attractive friend who, if I'd have put forth a little effort...

    Mary Ann is the girl I always ended up getting. I was quite happy with all of the Mary Anns in my life, counted myself lucky to be with them. Maybe the actual Mary Ann wouldn't turn all psycho on me, but I seem to have that effect on women.

    Ginger and Mary Ann were stranded on a desert island with 5 other castaways. Think of the situation, no phones, no lights, no motor cars, not a single luxury. They're just trying to survive, I'm sure that even feeding themselves took a great deal of effort. For Kansas farm girl, Mary Ann, this couldn't have been too much of a change. I'm sure she didn't face death at every corner on the farm, but she was used to growing her own food, doing things for herself. Mary Ann was prepared for the situation much more than Ginger.

    Ginger was, of course, horribly unprepared for this ordeal. She was a movie star. though her level of fame seems to change from episode to episode. She had people to do things for her, probably ate all of her meals at restaurants, probably didn't own any dishes. Being stranded on a desert island was a huge change for her.

    She adapted. Ginger and Mary Ann handled most of the domestic chores for the castaways (it was the 1960's after all, that's what women did...). She aparently did well, nobody died from her cooking and the Skipper certainly didn't loose any weight during the show's run. Ginger was adaptable, that's an admirable trait.

    But she had another trait, one that she used on every episode, her sexuality. Ginger used her sexuality to get what she wanted from the male castaways. This woman, stranded on a deser island always dressed provacatively. Mary Ann was worried about food, Ginger was worried that the men might not find her sexy. She was always 'workin' it.' In early episodes she wore a low cut dress made from something with S.S. Minnow printed on it. Think about it, she could have just wrapped the thing around her and pinned it in place to hide her nakedness, but no, she somehow fashioned a way to sew with equipment salvaged from the shipwreck and managed to create an alluring, sexy garment that accentuated her assets.

    That's the big difference between Ginger and Mary Ann, Ginger knew she was hot and never tried to hide it. Mary Ann was attractive, hot even, but anything she did that made her more attractive was purely coincidental. Ginger was calculating, she plotted to have an effect on men. Yeah, she probably should have spent more time on her and the other castaways survival, but, damn it, she was busy trying to look sexy. I'm a guy, it worked on me.

    Stranded on a desert island and need someone to help you survive? Mary Ann, without a doubt.

    Stranded on a desert island and need someone to have a whole lot of fun with? It's all Ginger. In fact, I'd be discouraging any attempts to get off of the island. I'm not going to get a girl like Ginger under any other circumstances.

    I've been with Mary Anns, they're great, but just once in my life I'd like a Ginger.


    Saturday, May 19, 2007


    New Family Member

    Here's why I was out of town on my weekend, I had to meet this guy. It was cool to meet him, though he was a little tired and didn't spend too much time awake while I was there.

    His name is Gerardo David Beltran Jr. David is his father and grandfather's name, so that doesn't really work, David Jr. and Little David were both a bit of a mouthful, his parents have settled on DJ. Uncle BOJ approves.

    You can check out more photos of DJ on his Flickr Site.

    I'm not through welcoming new family members either, I have a new neice or nephew coming in November...


    Friday, May 18, 2007


    Sue Foley Photo Friday

    Yeah, yeah, I know I missed Pointless Shit Thursday, but I was on the road for most of the day, definitely not near a computer. What, did it kill you to go out and find your own pointless shit?

    Under no circumstances will I miss Sue Foley Photo Friday. How could I? It's the happiest day of the week!

    Enjoy a fine B&W photo of the blues world's finest looking woman. Well, my favorite contemporary blues guitarist, anyway.



    Tuesday, May 15, 2007


    Cool Bands/Musicians You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Popularity in Music is a baffling thing to me. I simply don't understand what makes a musician popular. It's not that I have bad taste, some of the bands I like have become poular, most, however, remain in obscurity.

    So this is Positive Tuesday and Mega-Bitch Wednesday (I'm out of town and may not have regular access to a computer). These are all musicians who have had limited mainstream success (no Top 40 appearances that I know of), but deserve so much better.

    I'm not just talking about people I know, people with limited recordings like Willy Grigg or Amanda Conway, I mean people who haver released music that is available to anyone.

  • blasters
    The Blasters - A college roommate descirbed them as "What Stray Cats would be if they weren't so damn commercial." As good a description as anything I suppose. Real Rockabilly music played by some of SoCals finest musicians.

    No longer a running concern, though vocalist Phil Alvin occasionally gets groups together, but they're lacking guitarist and songwriter Dave Alvin, who has his own nice little solo career going.

    Biggest Success - The song Dark Night was featured in the Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez collaboration From Dusk Till Dawn. A cover of Dave Alvin's Long White Cadillac was a minor hit for Dwight Yoakam.

    Why They're Not Famous - It's Rockabilly and they were playing in the 1980's. Right band, wrong time

  • cole
    Holly Cole - Sultry song stylist who is a magnificent interpreter of other people's music. Her album of Tom Waits covers, Temptation, takes great songs and turns them on their heads. Her cover of Elvis Costello's Allison was completely unexpected the first time I heard it.

    Backed by a strong jazz trio on her earlier albums, she's moved onto bigger arrangements. Think Diana Krall but with more pop sensibilities.

    Biggest Success - Her cover of Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now appeared in a Chevrolet commercial.

    Why She Isn't Famous - It's Jazz, it just doesn't have mass appeal. Too bad, she's really pop friendly.

  • james
    Steve James - Finger style acoustic blues played in a traditional style, but often about contemporary issues.

    A great picker, handling the material of the greats (Leadbelly in particular), but also a great songwriter. His Banker's Blues should have been played during every news story about those Enron bastards.

    Biggest Success - I honestly can't think of one. He's not even that popular in the blues world. It's a shame.

    Why He Isn't Famous - I could cynically say because the general public is really stupid, but that's not fair. It comes down to two words: Acoustic and Blues.

  • aso
    Abby Someone - OK, one group of guys I know. Amazing talent from the RC. Shawn Michael Bitz is the best writer (music and otherwise) you've never heard of. That's a shame, something that really needs to change.

    Great songs, an amazing stage pressence, this band has everything it needs to be famous, though I haven't seen the newest incarnation.

    Biggest Success - Fall Down in Love had some regional radio success and will be in an upcoming independent film.

    Why They Aren't Famous - It's sad to say, but South Dakota isn't a hot bed of music. That's the only reason ASO isn't ridiculously famous.

  • aso
    Sue Foley - One of the best guitarists playing today, equally comfortable in a rocking electric style or laid back acoustic. I'm doing what I can to make her famous, but I'm just one man...

    Biggest Success - Sue Foley Photo Fiday? Dear God, I hope not...

    Why She Isn't Famous - Blues. It's hard to make it big in this genre. Too bad.

  • aso
    Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women - I give their Live & Uppity - to the strong women in my life. Even as a guy, I find their music empowering.

    Clever and energetic, this is a band that must be seen to be believed. This is acoustic blues in the classic femenine style. Something about a woman singing blues, they can get away with stuff that no man ever could.

    Biggest Success - That time they..... When they were on the soundtrack to..... Uh..... I guess none.

    Why They Aren't Famous - See entry for Steve James.

  • albert
    Albert Collins - If Jonny Lang were an old black dead man, he'd sound like "The Iceman." I actually got to tell Jonny that I thougt he sounded like Albert.

    If you like the Texas blues of the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, then Albert is for you. If you enjoy great guitar playing, Albert is for you. You should really be listening to Albert Collins regardless of the type of music you like.

  • Biggest Success - Played ay Live Aid, though somehow I missed it.

    Why He Isn't Famous - A bluesman who isn't from Chicago? That don't fly...

  • icepick
    "Icepick" James Harman - Besides Ben Folds, probably my favorite song writer. He's also a great harmonica player and his bands are always top rate.

    You can't go wrong with Icepick and I've been lucky enough to see his live several times. I bought my copy of Black and White directly from James. He was in a surly mood so I was affraid to get it signed.

    Biggest Success - Kiss of Fire was playing in the background during the rape scene in Jodi Foster's The Accused. He also appeared on David Letterman with ZZ Top.

    Why He Isn't Famous - I get the feeling he's a bit of an asshole, I saw him go off on an audience member once. Entertaining and just a little bit scary..

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    Sociology Experiment - Continued

    It's down, this photo was too offensive to leave on the bulletin board in master control:


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    Monday, May 14, 2007


    Broken Machines

    Check out Slick's Blog.

    Cool photos. This why it's cool to live in the least populous state...




    A little bit before 2am this morning, I reached something of a milestone, though I imagine in the years to come I won't think much of it. After coming home and taking a couple of Tylenol, I watched recorded episodes of King of the Hill and The Simpsons, enjoyed some cheddar cheese toast and jabbed a needle into myself for the 100th time.

    The hypodermic was full of Betaseron and Sodium Chloride solution in the amount of 1cc. I've been doing this every other day since a Sunday evening in October (the Colts beat the Broncos in what was a really good game). I give myself a shot at night before bedtime in hopes of sleeping through the worst effects of the drug, the flu-like symptoms that I've only had once or twice since taking Betaseron. It does nothing to alleviate the hightened MS symptoms I feel for the next 24 to 36 hours, though I guess I sleep through seven hours of that so it's not a bad thing.

    I guess the point is that I'm doing something every other day that I never thought I was capable of. I've always hated getting shots. I guess it stems from moving to Guam in my preschool years. The whole family had to get a battery of shots, I reacted to mine and had to be given smaller doses, but had to receive the same amount of drug. Do the math, I needed to get three times as many shots as the other members of the family. I didn't handle it very well, but, then again, I was 3. I remember it, though, and it's not a good memory.

    So here I am giving myself an injection every other night before bed. I rotate the injections in 24 different points on my body, I've been through the rotation 4 times now, this mornings injection just to the right and below my naval. That's (4 X 24) + 4. That equals 100.

    I imagine that injection 200 won't be a big deal. Or 300. Or 400. Or 1000. I'll lose track of the total number of injections. I'll only know where the next one goes and what day I get it. It's a part of my life now and there's not a whole lot I can do about it.

    I'll continue to bitch about other things, though, like the cost. Because of [Nameless Company]'s shitty insurance plan (but we sponsor a NASCAR team...) these every other night necessities cost me about one-sixth of my salary annually. That's after my shitty insurance pays their share.

    I'll bitch about the Pharmacy that I use (which is associated with the shitty insurance). I've placed six orders with them for 30 day supplies of the drug. They've screwed up every single order in one way or another. I was told that the head of the company is supposed to write me a letter apologizing for "piss-poor service" (I requested that he use that term specifically), but like everything else, it looks like they've screwed that up too.

    I'm about to make a call ordering my next 30 day supply. I have a person I talk to specifically, a number I call to talk to an actual person who will handle my order. She seems nice enough, but she'll get tired of me sson enough as I'm sure she'll get annoyed with me yelling at her every 30 days.



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    Saturday, May 12, 2007


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    Woman Only Dates On National Television Now

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    Sociology Experiment

    Last Saturday, a co-worker was back in the tape library and he found a photo of one of the [Nameless Company] shift supervisors. He took the photo and cut out a magazine headline that read "Tired All The Time?" put it under the photo and tacked it to the bulliten board in Master Control. It meant nothing, it was just a bizzare non-sequiter that I thought was just plain odd. It was gone on Monday.

    Now I have my suspicions of why the photo went away, but I don't know why it isn't there anymore. Then I started wondering what would happen if a photo of me with an identical caption were posted on the bulletin board, so I made this:


    If I were to place this on the bulletin board in Master Control would it be taken down immediately? Would it be allowed to stay? Do the respective postions of the two subjects have anything to do with how long a photo is allowed to stay up? Am I reading way too much into this?

    It's Saturday. I'll go into work today and place my photo on the bulletin board. I'll keep you up to date on what happens.


    Friday, May 11, 2007


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    Sue Foley Photo Friday

    I don't think this is a repeat, but maybe it is. What do I care? It's a great photo. If I have posted this before, I certainly don't mind looking at it again. Neither should you.



    Thursday, May 10, 2007


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    Wednesday, May 09, 2007



    In something that's a little different for me, this week's MBW is about ranch dressing. This is a tough one for me because I actually like ranch dressing. It's zesty, it's creamy, it's delicious!

    My problem is with what ranch dressing has become. Somehow it's become the King of Salad Dressings. All other forms of salad dressing must bow before the undisputed monarch of the condiment world. Ranch isn't just for salad anymore. I had a friend whose girlfriend would order a side of ranch to dunk her pizza crusts in. It's on a Subway sandwich. It's on a pizza. It's on potato chips. Chicks wrestle in it in seedy night spots --- OK, I haven't heard of that happening, but it's bound to happen.

    Ranch isn't the only salad dressing. There are plenty of other salad dressing options. I like Italian and Bleu Cheese. Fantastic. Ranch isn't the only salad dressing to move beyond salad. Italian dressing? Marinate chicken in it. That's what I'm talkin' about! Thousand Island on pumpernickel with corned beef, swiss cheese and saurkraut. You got yourself a Reuben there, maybe the best sandwich in the history of mankind!

    Ranch just isn't special. It's good, but it's just a salad dressing. No better than any other. Why have we gone so crazy about this stuff?

    I could do the same thing with Texas Hold 'em poker. Great game, I like playing it, but it's not the only poker game. Somehow it's taken over.



    Tuesday, May 08, 2007


    Positive About My Telephone

    I grew up in a military family. Some of my earliest memories are of my dad calling long distance from remote locations, of us sitting around and reading letters from my dad. This was primarily in the 60's and 70's, technology wasn't nearly as advanced as it is today.

    When we lived in Texas in the 60's, my folks would try to call my gradparents in South Dakota. You couldn't direct dial a long distance call then, of course, but had to have an operator connect you. There was a strange problem when this would try to happen, my grandparents exchange had a 772 prefix. We would constantly be told that there were no 772 prefixes, be told that the number we were trying to reach couldn't possibly exist. A work around was created when my folks talked to the telephone operator in my grandparents hometown who told my folks how to tell the operator to dial the number.

    Later, I lived in that 772 town while my dad was in Thailand for a year during the Vietnam war. It was a one year TDY, we lived in the town my granparents lived in to save a little money. Mom worked in the local diner (where she once met my favorite wrestler "Wahoo" McCaniel and Bobby "the Brain" Heenan, but that's another story) to help keep two households going.

    The military gave dad one phone call during his stay, anything else he did was on his own. I remember him calling a couple of times during that time, once with the assistance of an amateur radio operator. I remember being amazed at how someone could place a phone from, literally, halfway around the world, even if there was a tremendous amount of hassle to do so.

    A couple of years ago, my brother-in-law was stationed in Korea for a year. He and my sister set up an internet conferencing program and were able to talk anytime they wanted for no cost except the set up costs. My own phone service is internet based (VOIP) which means I can make long distance phone calls at any time to any place in the world. I made three long distance phone calls this morning, no one was at home at any of them, I simply left a message and didn't sweat it. I'll call back later. And it didn't cost me anymore than it would have not to call and not leave a message.

    I don't particularly embrace the cell phone thing, not that I don't believe in the technology, but because I don't think I need to be that kind of accessible to everyone. Still, it's pretty cool, that I can call someone while they're in their car. It gives me whole new ways to annoy people. That alone makes the technology worthwhile.


    Monday, May 07, 2007


    Spam of the Week

    Wisdom is where you find it.

    The following is from a spam message about escorts:

    The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
    All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
    The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
    A Hospital is no place to be sick.
    Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
    I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
    Every man is his own chief enemy.
    Every chance taken is another chance to win.
    Set a thief to catch a thief.
    Be quick to learn and wise to know.
    Kindness begets kindness.
    Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.
    An aphorism can never be the whole truth it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.



    Sunday, May 06, 2007



    One of the best pieces of advice I ever got about writing, and I don't remember where I got it, was that when you start a story, there has to be some sort of change, some reason that the story starts here. The story of our lives don't have easy starting points, we don't necessarily live our lives with chapter breaks. I suppose Jesus didn't say a little number before everything he said. It's a literary device, and literature doesn't always follow real life.

    On the other hand, there have been "chapters" in my life, moves, situations that upon reflection are sort of stand-alone episodes of my life, as much as anyone's life can have stand-alone chapters. They have a beginning and an end. Something changes to begin them and something changes to end them.

    A chapter of my life is ending as I type. It began in August, had interesting twists in Novermber and December and will soon be over. Done. Finished.

    I think of how differently it could have turned out, and how sad today could have made me. Or how indifferent I could have been about the situation. And while I'm not terribly excited or joyously happy about what's going on right now, I recognize it's for the best and it's something that I've wanted for some time now. The chapter turned out like it did, and unlike a piece of fiction, I can't change it after the fact.

    It's not a story of villany, there's no bad-guy here, it's just a bunch of stuff that happened. Little gestalts that have changed me as a person, hopefully making me better able to deal with things in the future. Or not. Maybe they've made me less accepting, less able to forgive. Time will tell, I guess.

    The chapter itself is over. Maybe I'll reflect on some later date. Maybe this is as much reflection as I'll do. It's done though. Now. Ironic since I've been told many times in the past it was done. It couldn't be though, not until today's events.

    I'll go on with my life. I'm not sure if it's a new chapter, there isn't a number or a title over me right now, letting the readers know that I'm in for an imminent change. Things are different now. If not better for me, then easier at least.


    Saturday, May 05, 2007


    Celebrating the Day Tequila was Invented, or Something...

    Since I missed my annual St. Patrick's Day rant this year, I'll do something similar for Cinco de Mayo (and big thanks to Slick for teaching me to pronounce this solomn day correctly.... mmmm... mayo....).

    OK, here's the basic rant, I don't need an excuse to get drunk. I don't drink just because the liquor industry tells me to. If I were Mexican, I'd be pretty pissed at what American marketing has turned Cinco de Mayo into; a drunken tequila party instead of a celebration of the Mexican Army defeating French invaders in 1862, thus solidifying their independence.

    But I'm not Mexican. If I were, maybe I'd enjoy a Tecate or one of the many varieties of Tequila that are marketed so heavily this time of year. Maybe the day would be a celebration, not just an excuse to drink and speak in poor, broken Spanish (it's the only Spanish I got...).

    If I drink a tequila today (I won't, but if by some chance I do), it won't be because the liquor industry told me to. It won't even be because of a military victory in 1862 - which, as a resident of a New World country who threw off the shackles of our European opressors, I can appreciate - it will be because I want to drink a tequila.



    Friday, May 04, 2007


    Sue Foley Photo Friday

    Over the shoulder, looking casual, but obviously playeing her ass off, it's another exciting edition of Sue Foley Photo Friday.

    Yeah, it's Friday and I have to go back to work today after 3 days off, but it's Sue Foley Photo Friday, so the day couldn't possibly be all bad...



    Thursday, May 03, 2007


    World Cup is Too Long, Admits Speed

    From ABC Sport (Australia):

    nternational Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Malcolm Speed has admitted that the 2007 World Cup, which lasts for a marathon seven weeks, is too long.

    The World Cup, which reaches a conclusion with the final between champions Australia and Sri Lanka in Barbados on Saturday night, staged its first competitive match on March 13 when West Indies played Pakistan in Kingston.

    But warm-up games were being played as early as March 5.

    "We listen to criticism, and there has been a lot of it from people saying it's been too long - so we'll look to make it shorter," Speed told the BBC.

    "We'll seek to reduce this 47-day World Cup by seven or 10 days, and hopefully we'll get it down to somewhere between five and six weeks next time."

    It would probably also be better if coaches weren't strangled after losing...



    Three Letter Words

    These three letter words are legal in Scrabble:

    AAH to exclaim in delight
    AAL East Indian shrub
    AAS [aa] (rough, cindery lava)
    ABA sleeveless garment
    ABO aborigine
    ABS [ab] (abdominal muscle) {OSPD3}
    ABY to pay the penalty for (abye)
    ACE to make a perfect shot
    ACT to perform by action
    ADD to perform addition
    ADO bustle
    ADS [ad] (advertisement)
    ADZ cutting tool (adze)
    AFF off
    AFT toward the stern
    AGA Turkish military officer
    AGE to grow old
    AGO in the past
    AHA intj. expressing sudden realization
    AID to help
    AIL to suffer pain
    AIM to point in a direction
    AIN Hebrew letter (ayin)
    AIR to broadcast
    AIS [ai] (three-toed sloth)
    AIT small island
    ALA wing
    ALB long-sleeved vestment
    ALE alcoholic beverage
    ALL everything one has
    ALP high mountain
    ALS [al] (East Indian tree)
    ALT high-pitched note
    AMA Oriental nurse (amah)
    AMI friend
    AMP unit of electric current strength (ampere)
    AMU atomic mass unit
    ANA collection of information on a subject
    AND added condition
    ANE one
    ANI tropical American black cuckoo
    ANT small insect
    ANY one or another
    APE to mimic
    APT appropriate
    ARB stock trader
    ARC to travel a curved course
    ARE unit of surface measure/conj. of be
    ARF dog's bark
    ARK large boat
    ARM to supply with weapons
    ARS [ar] (letter 'r')
    ART skill acquired by experience
    ASH tree/to burn into ashes
    ASK to question
    ASP venemous snake
    ASS donkey
    ATE reckless impulse driving one to ruin
    ATT Laotian monetary unit {OSPD3}
    AUK diving seabird
    AVA at all
    AVE expression of greeting
    AVO monetary unit of Macau
    AWA away
    AWE to inspire with awe
    AWL pointed punching tool
    AWN bristlelike appendage of certain grasses
    AXE to cut with an axe
    AYE affirmative vote
    AYS [ay] (affirmative vote)
    AZO containing nitrogen
    BAA [baa] (to bleat)
    BAD something bad
    BAG to put into a bag
    BAH intj. expressing disgust
    BAL type of shoe (balmoral)
    BAM to strike with a dull sound
    BAN to prohibit/Rumanian coin
    BAP small roll {OSPD3}
    BAR to exclude
    BAS [ba] (eternal soul in Egyptian mythology)
    BAT to hit a baseball
    BAY to howl
    BED to provide with a bed
    BEE winged insect
    BEG to plead
    BEL unit of power
    BEN inner room
    BET to wager
    BEY Turkish ruler
    BIB to drink alcohol
    BID to make a bid
    BIG large
    BIN to store in a bin
    BIO biography
    BIS [bi] (bisexual)
    BIT to restrain with a bit
    BIZ business
    BOA large snake
    BOB to move up and down
    BOD body
    BOG to impede
    BOO to deride
    BOP to hit
    BOS [bo] (pal)
    BOT botfly larva
    BOW to bend forward at the waist
    BOX to put into a box
    BOY male child
    BRA brassiere
    BRO brother {OSPD3}
    BRR intj. used to indicate coldness (brrr)
    BUB young fellow
    BUD to grow buds
    BUG to annoy
    BUM to live idly
    BUN small bread roll
    BUR to remove a rough edge from (burr)
    BUS to transport by bus
    BUT flatfish
    BUY to purchase
    BYE free advance to next tournament round
    BYS [by] (side issue)
    CAB to drive a taxi
    CAD ungentlemanly man
    CAM rotating machine part
    CAN to be able/to put into a can
    CAP to put a cover onto
    CAR automobile
    CAT to anchor to a cathead
    CAW to caw like a crow
    CAY small low island
    CEE letter 'c'
    CEL drawn frame of animation {OSPD3}
    CEP large mushroom (cepe)
    CHI Greek letter
    CIS having certain atoms on same side of molecule
    COB corncob
    COD to fool
    COG to cheat at dice
    COL depression between two mountains
    CON to swindle
    COO to make the sound of a dove
    COP to steal
    COR intj. expressing surprise
    COS lettuce variety
    COT lightweight bed
    COW to intimidate
    COX to direct a racing boat (coxswain)
    COY shy/to caress
    COZ cousin
    CRY to weep
    CUB young of certain animals
    CUD food portion to be chewed again
    CUE to signal a start
    CUM together with
    CUP to place into a cup
    CUR mongrel dog
    CUT to make an incision
    CWM circular basin with steep walls (cirque)
    DAB to touch lightly
    DAD father
    DAG hanging shred
    DAH dash in Morse code
    DAK transportion by relay
    DAL lentil dish
    DAM to build a dam
    DAP to dip into water
    DAW to dawn
    DAY 24 hours
    DEB debutante
    DEE letter 'd'
    DEL differential calculus operator
    DEN to live in a lair
    DEV Hindu god (deva)
    DEW to wet with dew
    DEX sulfate used as stimulant
    DEY former North African ruler
    DIB to fish
    DID [do-conj] (to execute)
    DIE to cease living/to make a die
    DIG to scoop earth from the ground
    DIM obscure/to make obscure
    DIN to make a loud noise
    DIP to immerse briefly
    DIS to disrespect {OSPD3}
    DIT dot in Morse code
    DOC doctor
    DOE female deer
    DOG to follow after like a dog
    DOL unit of pain intensity
    DOM title given to certain monks
    DON to put on
    DOR black European beetle
    DOS [do] (first tone of diatonic musical scale)
    DOT to cover with dots
    DOW to prosper
    DRY having no moisture/prohibitionist/to make dry
    DUB to confer knighthood upon
    DUD bomb that fails to explode
    DUE something owed
    DUG teat, udder
    DUI [duo-pl] (instrumental duet)
    DUN of a dull brown color/to demand payment
    DUO instrumental duet
    DUP to open
    DYE to color
    EAR hearing organ
    EAT to consume
    EAU water
    EBB to recede
    ECU old French coin
    EDH Old English letter
    EEL snakelike fish
    EFF letter 'f' (ef)
    EFS [ef] (letter 'f')
    EFT newt
    EGG to throw eggs at
    EGO conscious self
    EKE to get with great difficulty
    ELD old age
    ELF small, often mischievous fairy
    ELK large deer
    ELL letter 'l'
    ELM deciduous tree
    ELS [el] (letter 'l')
    EME uncle
    EMF electromotive force {OSPD3}
    EMS [em] (printer's measurement)
    EMU large, flightless bird
    END to terminate
    ENG phonetic symbol
    ENS entity
    EON long period of time (aeon)
    ERA chronological period (epoch)
    ERE previous to; before
    ERG unit of work or energy
    ERN erne
    ERR to make a mistake
    ERS European climbing plant (ervil)
    ESS letter 's' (es)
    ETA Greek letter
    ETH Old English letter (edh)
    EVE evening
    EWE female sheep
    EYE organ of sight/to watch closely
    FAD passing fancy
    FAG to make weary by hard work
    FAN to use a fan to cool
    FAR at or to a great distance
    FAS [fa] (fourth tone of diatonic musical scale)
    FAT obese/to make fat
    FAX to reproduce by electronic means
    FAY to join closely
    FED federal agent
    FEE to pay a fee to
    FEH Hebrew letter (pe)
    FEM passive homosexual
    FEN marsh
    FER for
    FET to fetch
    FEU to grant land to under Scottish feudal law
    FEW amounting to or consisting of a small number
    FEY crazy
    FEZ brimless cap worn by men in the Near East
    FIB to tell a white lie
    FID topmast support bar
    FIE intj. expressing disapproval
    FIG to adorn
    FIL coin of Iraq, Jordan
    FIN to equip with fins
    FIR evergreen tree
    FIT healthy/to be suitable for
    FIX to repair
    FIZ hissing or sputtering sound
    FLU virus disease
    FLY clever/to hit a ball high into the air in baseball/to move through the air
    FOB to deceive
    FOE enemy
    FOG to cover with fog
    FOH intj. faugh
    FON warm, dry wind (foehn)
    FOP to deceive
    FOR directed or sent to
    FOU drunk
    FOX to outwit
    FOY farewell feast or gift
    FRO away
    FRY to cook over direct heat in hot fat or oil
    FUB to fob
    FUD old-fashioned person
    FUG to make stuffy
    FUN to act playfully
    FUR to cover with fur
    GAB to chatter
    GAD to roam about restlessly
    GAE to go
    GAG to prevent from talking
    GAL girl
    GAM to visit socially
    GAN [gin-conj] (to begin)
    GAP to make an opening in
    GAR to compel
    GAS to supply with gas
    GAT pistol
    GAY merry/homosexual
    GED food fish
    GEE to turn right
    GEL to become like jelly
    GEM to adorn with gemstones
    GEN knowledge obtained by investigation {OSPD3}
    GET to obtain
    GEY very
    GHI liquid butter made in India (ghee)
    GIB to fasten with a wedge
    GID disease of sheep
    GIE to give
    GIG to catch fish with a pronged spear
    GIN to begin/to remove seeds from cotton
    GIP to gyp
    GIT intj. used as an order of dismissal
    GNU large antelope
    GOA Asian gazelle
    GOB to fill a pit with waste
    GOD to treat as a god (a supernatural being)
    GOO slimy stuff
    GOR intj. used as a mild oath
    GOT [get-conj] (to obtain)
    GOX gaseous oxygen
    GOY non-Jewish person
    GUL design in oriental carpets
    GUM to chew without teeth
    GUN to shoot with a gun
    GUT to remove the guts of
    GUV governor
    GUY to ridicule
    GYM large room for sports activities
    GYP to swindle
    HAD [have-conj] (to possess)
    HAE to have
    HAG to hack
    HAH ha
    HAJ pilgrimage to Mecca (hadj)
    HAM to overact
    HAO Vietnamese monetary unit
    HAP to happen
    HAS [ha] (sound expressing triumph)
    HAT to provide with a hat
    HAW to turn left
    HAY to make into hay
    HEH Hebrew letter (heth)
    HEM to add an edge to
    HEN female chicken
    HEP hip
    HER objective or possessive case of the pronoun she
    HES [he] (male person)
    HET Hebrew letter (heth)
    HEW to cut with an ax
    HEX to cast an evil spell upon
    HEY intj. used to attract attention
    HIC intj. used to represent a hiccup
    HID [hide-conj] (to conceal)
    HIE to hurry
    HIM objective case of the pronoun he
    HIN Hebrew unit of liquid measure
    HIP aware of the most current styles and trends/to build a type of roof
    HIS possessive form of the pronoun he
    HIT to strike
    HMM intj. expressing thought
    HOB to provide with hobnails
    HOD portable trough
    HOE to use a hoe
    HOG to take more than one's share
    HON honeybun
    HOP to move by jumping on one foot
    HOT having a high temperature/to heat
    HOW method of doing something
    HOY heavy barge
    HUB center of a wheel
    HUE color
    HUG to grasp with both arms
    HUH intj. expressing surprise
    HUM to sing without words
    HUN barbarian
    HUP intj. used to mark a marching cadence
    HUT to live in a hut
    HYP hypochondria
    ICE to cover with ice
    ICH fish disease
    ICK intj. expressing distaste
    ICY covered with ice
    IDS [id] (part of psyche)
    IFF if and only if {OSPD3}
    IFS [if] (possible condition)
    ILK kind
    ILL evil
    IMP to graft feathers onto a bird's wing
    INK to apply ink to
    INN to house at an inn
    INS [in] (influence)
    ION electrically charged atom
    IRE to anger
    IRK to annoy
    ISM doctrine
    ITS possesive form of [it]
    IVY climbing vine
    JAB to poke
    JAG to cut unevenly
    JAM to force together tightly
    JAR to cause to shake
    JAW to jabber
    JAY corvine bird
    JEE to turn right (gee)
    JET to fly in a jet
    JEU game
    JEW to bargain with {offensive}
    JIB to refuse to proceed further
    JIG to bob
    JIN Muslim supernatural being (jinn)
    JOB to work by the piece
    JOE fellow
    JOG to run slowly
    JOT to write down quickly
    JOW to toll
    JOY to rejoice
    JUG to put into a jug
    JUN coin of North Korea
    JUS legal right
    JUT to protrude
    KAB ancient Hebrew unit of measure
    KAE crow-like bird
    KAF Hebrew letter (kaph)
    KAS large cupboard/pl. of ka
    KAT evergreen shrub
    KAY letter 'k'
    KEA parrot
    KEF marijuana
    KEG small barrel
    KEN to know
    KEP to catch
    KEX dry, hollow stalk
    KEY to provide with a key
    KHI Greek letter (chi)
    KID to tease
    KIF marijuana (kef)
    KIN group of related people
    KIP to sleep
    KIR alcoholic beverage
    KIT to equip
    KOA timber tree
    KOB reddish brown antelope
    KOI large Japanese carp {OSPD3}
    KOP hill
    KOR Hebrew unit of measure
    KOS land measure in India
    KUE letter 'q'
    LAB laboratory
    LAC resinous substance secreted by insects
    LAD boy
    LAG to fall behind
    LAM to flee
    LAP to drink with the tongue
    LAR Roman tutelary god
    LAS [la] (sixth tone of diatonic musical scale)
    LAT former Latvian monetary unit
    LAV lavatory
    LAW to sue
    LAX not strict or stringent
    LAY to place
    LEA meadow
    LED [lead-conj] (to show the way)
    LEE shelter from the wind
    LEG to walk hurriedly
    LEI flower necklace
    LEK Albanian monetary unit
    LET to rent
    LEU monetary unit of Rumania
    LEV Bulgarian monetary unit
    LEX law
    LEY lea
    LEZ lesbian
    LIB liberation
    LID to provide with a lid
    LIE to become horizontal/to tell untruths
    LIN waterfall (linn)
    LIP to touch with the lips
    LIS [li] (Chinese unit of distance)
    LIT [light] (to illuminate)/former Lithuanian monetary unit (litas)
    LOB to throw in a high arc
    LOG to cut down trees for timber
    LOO to subject to a forfeit at the card game loo
    LOP to chop off
    LOT to distribute proportionately
    LOW close to the ground/to make the sound of cattle
    LOX to supply with lox (liquid oxygen)
    LUG to pull with effort
    LUM chimney
    LUV sweetheart
    LUX unit of illumination
    LYE solution used to make soap
    MAC raincoat
    MAD insane/to madden
    MAE more
    MAG magazine
    MAN adult human male/to supply with men
    MAP to draw a map
    MAR to destroy the perfection of
    MAS [ma] (mother)
    MAT to pack into a dense mass
    MAW to mow
    MAX maximum {OSPD3}
    MAY to have permission/to gather flowers during Spring
    MED medical
    MEL honey
    MEM Hebrew letter
    MEN [man] (adult human male)
    MET [meet-conj] (to make the acquaintance of)
    MEW to meow
    MHO unit of electrical conductance
    MIB playing marble
    MID middle
    MIG playing marble
    MIL unit of length
    MIM primly demure
    MIR Russian peasant commune
    MIS [mi] (third tone of diatonic musical scale)
    MIX to combine
    MOA extinct flightless bird
    MOB to crowd about
    MOC soft leather heelless shoe (moccasin) {OSPD3}
    MOD one who wears boldly stylish clothes
    MOG to move away
    MOL unit of quantity in chemistry (mole)
    MOM mother
    MON man
    MOO to make the sound of a cow
    MOP to wipe with a mop
    MOR forest humus
    MOS [mo] (moment)
    MOT witty saying
    MOW to cut down grass
    MUD to cover with mud
    MUG to assault with intent to rob
    MUM to act in disguise
    MUN man
    MUS [mu] (Greek letter)
    MUT mutt
    NAB to capture
    NAE no; not
    NAG to find fault incessantly
    NAH no
    NAM [nim-conj] (to steal)
    NAN Indian flat round leavened bread {OSPD3}
    NAP to sleep briefly
    NAW no
    NAY negative vote
    NEB bird beak
    NEE born with the name of
    NET to catch in a net
    NEW existing only a short time/something that is new
    NIB to provide with a penpoint
    NIL nothing
    NIM to steal
    NIP to bite quickly
    NIT insect egg
    NIX to veto/water sprite
    NOB wealthy person
    NOD to move the head downward
    NOG strong ale/to fill space with bricks
    NOH classical drama of Japan
    NOM name
    NOO now
    NOR and not
    NOS [no] (negative reply)
    NOT in no way
    NOW present time
    NTH pert. to item number n
    NUB protuberance
    NUN woman belonging to a religious order
    NUS [nu] (Greek letter)
    NUT to gather nuts
    OAF clumsy person
    OAK hardwood tree
    OAR to row with oars
    OAT cereal grass
    OBE African sorcery (obeah)
    OBI African sorcery (obeah)
    OCA South American herb
    ODD one that is odd/unusual
    ODE lyric poem
    ODS [od] (hypothetical force of natural power)
    OES [oe] (Faroean wind)
    OFF to kill
    OFT often
    OHM unit of electrical resistance
    OHO intj. expressing surprise
    OHS [oh] (to exclaim "oh")
    OIL to supply with oil
    OKA Turkish unit of weight
    OKE Turkish unit of weight (oka)
    OLD individual of a specified age/living or existing for a relatively long time
    OLE shout of approval
    OMS [om] (mantra used in meditation)
    ONE number 1
    ONS [on] (side of wicket in cricket)
    OOH to exclaim in amazement
    OOT out
    OPE to open
    OPS [op] (style of abstract art)
    OPT to choose
    ORA [os-pl] (orifice)
    ORB to form into a sphere
    ORC marine mammal (orca)
    ORE mineral or rock containing valuable metal
    ORS [or] (heraldic color gold)
    ORT table scrap
    OSE ridge of sand (esker)
    OUD stringed instrument of northern Africa
    OUR belonging to us
    OUT to be revealed
    OVA [ovum-pl] (female reproductive cell)
    OWE to be under obligation to pay
    OWL nocturnal bird
    OWN to possess
    OXO containing oxygen
    OXY containing oxygen
    PAC shoe patterned after a moccasin
    PAD to line with padding
    PAH intj. used as an exclamation of disgust
    PAL to hang around with as friends
    PAM jack of clubs
    PAN to criticize harshly
    PAP soft food for infants
    PAR to shoot par on a hole
    PAS [pa] (father)
    PAT to touch lightly
    PAW to scrape at with a paw
    PAX ceremonial embrace given to signify Christian love and unity
    PAY to give money in order to buy something
    PEA edible seed of an annual herb
    PEC pectoral muscle {OSPD3}
    PED natural soil aggregate
    PEE to urinate {offensive}
    PEG to nail (a wooden pin)
    PEH Hebrew letter (pe)
    PEN to write
    PEP to fill with energy
    PER for each
    PES foot/pl. of pe (Hebrew letter)
    PET to caress with the hand
    PEW bench for seating people in church
    PHI Greek letter
    PHT intj. used as an expression of mild anger or annoyance
    PIA brain membrane
    PIC photograph
    PIE to pi
    PIG to bear pigs (cloven-hoofed mammals)
    PIN to fasten with a pin
    PIP to break through the shell of an egg
    PIS [pi] (Greek letter)
    PIT to mark with cavities or depressions
    PIU more used as a musical direction
    PIX container for the Eucharist (pyx)
    PLY to supply with or offer repeatedly
    POD to produce seed vessels
    POH intj. expressing disgust
    POI Hawaiian food
    POL politician
    POM English immigrant in Australia {offensive}
    POP to make a sharp, explosive sound
    POT to put into a pot
    POW explosive sound
    POX to infect with syphilis
    PRO argument or vote in favor of something
    PRY to inquire impertinently into private matters
    PSI Greek letter
    PUB tavern
    PUD pudding
    PUG to fill in with clay or mortar
    PUL coin of Afghanistan
    PUN to make a pun (a play on words)
    PUP to give birth to puppies
    PUR to purr
    PUS viscous fluid formed in infected tissue
    PUT to place in a particular position
    PYA copper coin of Burma
    PYE book of ecclesiastical rules in the pre reformation english church
    PYX container for the Eucharist
    QAT evergreen shrub (kat)
    QUA in the capacity of
    RAD to fear
    RAG to scold
    RAH intj. used to cheer on a team or player
    RAJ dominion; sovereignty
    RAM to strike with great force
    RAN [run-conj] (to move by rapid steps)
    RAP to strike sharply
    RAS Ethiopian prince
    RAT to hunt rats (long-tailed rodents)
    RAW uncooked/sore or irritated spot
    RAX to stretch out
    RAY to emit rays
    REB Confederate soldier
    REC recreation
    RED of the color red/to put into order
    REE female Eurasian sandpiper
    REF to referee
    REG regulation
    REI erroneous form of former Portuguese coin
    REM quantity of ionizing radiation
    REP cross-ribbed fabric
    RES thing or matter
    RET to soak in order to loosen the fiber from the woody tissue
    REV to increase the speed of
    REX animal with a single wavy layer of hair/king
    RHO Greek letter
    RIA long, narrow inlet
    RIB to poke fun at
    RID to free from something objectionable
    RIF to lay off from employment
    RIG to put in proper condition for use
    RIM to provide with a rim (an outer edge)
    RIN to run or melt
    RIP to tear or cut apart roughly
    ROB to take property from illegally
    ROC lengendary bird of prey
    ROD to provide with a rod
    ROE mass of eggs within a female fish
    ROM male gypsy
    ROT to decompose
    ROW to propel by means of oars
    RUB to move along the surface of a body with pressure
    RUE to feel sorrow or remorse for
    RUG to tear roughly
    RUM alcoholic liquor/odd
    RUN to move by rapid steps
    RUT to make ruts (grooves) in
    RYA Scandinavian handwoven rug
    RYE cereal grass
    SAB to sob
    SAC pouchlike structure in an animal or plant
    SAD unhappy
    SAE so
    SAG to bend or sink downward from weight or pressure
    SAL salt
    SAP to weaken gradually
    SAT [sit-conj] (to rest on the buttocks)
    SAU xu
    SAW to cut or divide with a saw
    SAX saxophone
    SAY to utter
    SEA ocean
    SEC secant
    SEE to perceive with the eyes
    SEG advocate of racial segregation
    SEI large whale (rorqual)
    SEL self
    SEN monetary unit of Japan
    SER unit of weight of India
    SET to put in a particular position
    SEW to mend or fasten with a needle and thread
    SEX to determine the sex of
    SHA intj. used to urge silence (shh)
    SHE female person
    SHH intj. used to urge silence
    SHY timid/to move suddenly back in fear
    SIB sibling
    SIC to urge to attack
    SIM simulation
    SIN to commit a sin
    SIP to drink in small quantities
    SIR respectful form of address used to a man
    SIS sister
    SIT to rest on the buttocks
    SIX number 6
    SKA Jamaican music
    SKI to travel on skis
    SKY to hit or throw toward the sky
    SLY crafty
    SOB to cry with a convulsive catching of the breath
    SOD to cover with sod (turf)
    SOL fifth tone of diatonic musical scale (so)
    SON male child
    SOP to dip or soak in a liquid
    SOS [so] (fifth tone of diatonic musical scale)
    SOT habitual drunkard
    SOU former French coin
    SOW to scatter over land for growth, as seed
    SOX [sock-pl] (knitted or woven covering for the foot)
    SOY soybean
    SPA mineral spring
    SPY to watch secretly
    SRI mister; sir used as a Hindu title of respect
    STY to keep in a pigpen
    SUB to act as a substitute
    SUE to institute legal proceedings against
    SUM to add into one total
    SUN to expose to the sun
    SUP to eat supper
    SUQ marketplace (souk) {OSPD3}
    SYN syne
    TAB to name or designate
    TAD small boy
    TAE to
    TAG to provide with a tag
    TAJ tall, conical cap worn in Muslim countries
    TAM tight-fitting Scottish cap
    TAN brown from the sun's rays/to convert hide into leather by soaking in chemicals
    TAO path of virtuous conduct according to a Chinese philosophy
    TAP to strike gently
    TAR to cover with tar
    TAS [ta] (thanks)
    TAT to make tatting
    TAU greek letter
    TAV Hebrew letter
    TAW to convert into white leather by the application of minerals
    TAX to place a tax on
    TEA beverage made by infusing dried leaves in boiling water
    TED to spread for drying
    TEE to place a golf ball on a small peg
    TEG yearling sheep
    TEL ancient mound in the Middle East
    TEN number 10
    TET Hebrew letter (teth)
    TEW to work hard
    THE article used to specify or make particular
    THO though
    THY possessive form of the pronoun thou
    TIC involuntary muscular contraction
    TIE to fasten with a cord or rope
    TIL sesame plant
    TIN to coat with tin
    TIP to tilt
    TIS [ti] (seventh tone of diatonic musical scale)
    TIT small bird
    TOD British unit of weight
    TOE to touch with the toe
    TOG to clothe
    TOM male of various animals
    TON unit of weight
    TOO in addition
    TOP to cut off the top
    TOR high, craggy hill
    TOT to total
    TOW to pull by means of a rope or chain
    TOY to amuse oneself as if with a toy
    TRY to attempt
    TSK to utter a scolding exclamation
    TUB to wash in a tub
    TUG to pull with force
    TUI bird of New Zealand
    TUN to store in a large cask
    TUP to copulate with a ewe
    TUT to utter an exclamation of impatience
    TUX tuxedo
    TWA two
    TWO number 2
    TYE chain on a ship
    UDO Japanese herb
    UGH sound of a cough or grunt
    UKE ukulele
    ULU Eskimo knife
    UMM intj. expressing hesitation (um)
    UMP to umpire
    UNS [un] (one)
    UPO upon
    UPS [up] (to raise)
    URB urban area
    URD annual bean grown in India
    URN type of vase
    USE to put into service
    UTA large lizard
    UTS [ut] (musical tone)
    VAC vacuum cleaner
    VAN large motor vehicle
    VAR unit of reactive power
    VAS anatomical duct
    VAT to put into a vat
    VAU Hebrew letter (vav)
    VAV Hebrew letter
    VAW Hebrew letter (vav)
    VEE letter 'v'
    VEG vegetable
    VET to treat animals medically
    VEX to annoy
    VIA by way of
    VIE to strive for superiority
    VIG charge paid to a bookie on a bet (vigorish)
    VIM energy
    VIS force or power
    VOE small bay, creek, or inlet
    VOW to make a vow
    VOX voice
    VUG small cavity in a rock or lode
    WAB web
    WAD to form into a wad
    WAE woe
    WAG to move briskly up and down or to and fro
    WAN to become wan/unnaturally pale
    WAP to wrap
    WAR to engage in war
    WAS [be-conj] (to exist)
    WAT hare/wet
    WAW Hebrew letter (vav)
    WAX to coat with wax
    WAY method of doing something
    WEB to provide with a web
    WED to marry
    WEE short time/very small
    WEN benign skin tumor
    WET soaked with a liquid/to make wet
    WHA who
    WHO what or which person or persons
    WHY reason or cause of something
    WIG to provide with a wig
    WIN to be victorious/to winnow
    WIS to know
    WIT intelligence/to know
    WIZ wizard
    WOE tremendous grief
    WOG dark-skinned foreigner
    WOK cooking utensil
    WON to dwell
    WOO to seek the affection of
    WOP Italian {offensive}
    WOS [wo] (woe)
    WOT to know
    WOW to excite to enthusiastic approval
    WRY contorted/to contort
    WUD insane
    WYE letter 'y'
    WYN rune for 'W' (wynn)
    XIS [xi] (Greek letter)
    YAH intj. used as an exclamation of disgust
    YAK to chatter
    YAM plant having an edible root
    YAP to bark shrilly
    YAR yare
    YAW to deviate from an intended course
    YAY to this extent
    YEA affirmative vote
    YEH yeah
    YEN to yearn
    YEP yes
    YES to give an affirmative reply to
    YET up to now
    YEW evergreen tree or shrub
    YID Jew {offensive}
    YIN feminine passive principle {Chinese}
    YIP to yelp
    YOB hoodlum
    YOD Hebrew letter
    YOK boisterous laugh
    YOM day
    YON yonder
    YOU 2d person sing. or pl. pronoun
    YOW to yowl
    YUK to laugh loudly
    YUM intj. expressing tasteful pleasure
    YUP yep
    ZAG to turn sharply
    ZAP to kill or destroy
    ZAX tool for cutting roof slates
    ZED letter 'z'
    ZEE letter 'z'
    ZEK inmate in a Soviet labor camp
    ZIG to turn sharply
    ZIN zinfandel {OSPD3}
    ZIP to move rapidly
    ZIT pimple
    ZOA [zoon-pl] (whole product of a fertilized egg)
    ZOO place where animals are kept for public exhibition



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