Archive for August, 2012

Dear Romney Campaign, Make with the "D'awwwww" Stories, Please!

Dear Romney Campaign, Make with the "D'awwwww" Stories, Please!

| August 26, 2012 | 3 Replies

Andrew Ferguson, one of the best writers on either the right or left, has an interesting piece on the dearth of books about Mitt Romney and why that’s hurting him with voters thus far. The takeaway is Mitt Romney is a genuinely good guy, has always been one, and hardly anyone knows it. I assumed […]

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R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

| August 25, 2012 | Reply

In 1961, President John Kennedy delivered a challenge to the nation: put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neal Armstrong became that man as he stepped onto the surface of the moon. Armstrong died today, at the age of 82, of complications from “cardiovascular procedures”, likely […]

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The Delivery Presents – Nuggets for the Social Media Ninjas (And Medicare with Ben!)

The Delivery Presents – Nuggets for the Social Media Ninjas (And Medicare with Ben!)

| August 24, 2012 | Reply

I felt like making a little change in Episode 161, so I pushed the politics to the back half of the show. This week, that means the show will finish with a nice meaty discussion of health care reform with one of the smartest guys on the planet on the subject, Ben Domenech (Heartland Institute, […]

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The Delivery Presents – A Conversation About Climate with @jlakely

The Delivery Presents – A Conversation About Climate with @jlakely

| August 20, 2012 | Reply

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I don’t do interviews on The Delivery. I have guests on and we have a conversation. I’ll usually have two or three subjects in mind but if we don’t get to all of them, or even any of them, I’m not fashed, so long as […]

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The Delivery Presents – Is Four Podcasts a "-palooza" or an "-o'rama"?

The Delivery Presents – Is Four Podcasts a "-palooza" or an "-o'rama"?

| August 19, 2012 | Reply

You have ears and I have a whole lot of podcast to pour into them, so gather ’round the computer speakers, folks! I won’t give you long summaries of Episode 158 and Episode 159, except to say that the topics range from Harry Reid’s outrageous lies to the Curiosity Rover and my string of podcasts […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – It's Hard Out Here for a Government Inspector Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – It's Hard Out Here for a Government Inspector Edition

| August 16, 2012 | Reply

I know times are tough and good jobs are hard to come by. So why not head to California and work in the government-regulated porn industry? I don’t mean you should work directly in the porn industry. Just, you know, poke in once in a while, make sure everything’s on the up and up and […]

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A Little Saturday Afternoon Workout

A Little Saturday Afternoon Workout

| August 11, 2012 | Reply

David Byrne is a maniac. There’s no other way to explain why he’d put himself and his entire band through a high-impact cardio routine during a seven minute live performance of “Life During Wartime”. But on the off-chance you successfully Jog Along with David, try a different challenge. Strap on a bass guitar and do […]

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So, the Paul Ryan Pick…

So, the Paul Ryan Pick…

| August 11, 2012 | Reply

This morning, Mitt Romney named Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan his Vice Presidential nominee. You might remember Ryan as the star of the feature film “Push Wheelchair Granny off a Cliff”, the subject of one of the most embarrassing Presidential rants of all time, and the guy whose budget plan got as many Democrat votes in […]

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The Delivery Presents – Guns for Everyone; Serial Abuse for None

The Delivery Presents – Guns for Everyone; Serial Abuse for None

| August 9, 2012 | Reply

I’m still behind on the show posts, but getting closer to caught up. With any luck, you’ll see a bunch of new stuff over at The Sundries Shack that might help explain what’s I’ve been doing and why I’ve not been writing about, say, Episode 157. So yeah, Episode 157, the episode in which I […]

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Wil Wheaton, the Geek Who Hates

Wil Wheaton, the Geek Who Hates

| August 4, 2012 | 28 Replies

I figure we’ve eaten up a lot of bytes over the story of how Chick-Fil-A has become a symbol of all that is evil in America, how every last franchise should be burned to the ground, how its employees should be harassed as they go about their duties, and how the poisonous hate-chicken should be […]

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