Author Archive: jimmiebjr

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A Day to Remember: Memorial Day 2012

A Day to Remember: Memorial Day 2012

| May 26, 2013 | Reply

A friend of mine asked me to pass this along, written by John DeLallo, a veteran. I think it’s a lovely and short reminder that Memorial Day isn’t about an extra day off, a furniture sale, or a cookout. Though those are all good things, none of them would exist as we have them today […]

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The “It’s My Birthday, So Here’s Some Stuff” Giveaway Drawing is Now. Hurry!

The “It’s My Birthday, So Here’s Some Stuff” Giveaway Drawing is Now. Hurry!

| April 26, 2013 | Reply

If you listened to The Delivery Tuesday night, you already know that my birthday is fast approaching and that I want to give a few things away to celebrate it. Yes, I know. Most bloggers and podcasters give away stuff so you’ll like their Facebook pages, sign up for their mailing lists, follow them on […]

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The Delivery Presents – Cheesecake and Failure

The Delivery Presents – Cheesecake and Failure

| April 25, 2013 | Reply

Episode 175, the episode in which I succumb to my baser instincts and talk about hot chicks, was a dream to make thanks to my first-half guest Ruth of Misfit Politics (@Missruth1021). We chatted about the Misfette pinup calendar and why conservatives ought to break out the hot-cha-cha a bit more often. Second half shenanigans […]

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Laser Ship. Laser Ship! LASER SHIP!!

Laser Ship. Laser Ship! LASER SHIP!!

| April 11, 2013 | Reply

Two years ago, I wrote this about the U.S. Navy’s plan to develop ship-mounted lasers that could light other ships on fire and shoot missiles from the air. That, folks, is not the best part of this story. I know it may seem like it is, what the the images you now have in your […]

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Return of the Pillories and Four People We Should Put in Them Today

Return of the Pillories and Four People We Should Put in Them Today

| April 11, 2013 | 4 Replies

Once upon a time, we had a way to punish miscreants who broke minor laws or did something so amazingly stupid that the community felt a need to make a public example of them so that others would be less inclined to break the law or be quite so dumb. Pillories. The stocks. Public shame […]

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Star Trek Into Skepticism (Now, with Angels!)

Star Trek Into Skepticism (Now, with Angels!)

| April 5, 2013 | 3 Replies

I am one of those Star Trek fans who hated the J.J. Abrams reboot movie. I know, I know. Bad geek. Bad, bad geek! How could I not like the new rugged Kirk, the sexy Uhura, the¬†analytic¬†but kick-ass Spock, the very Bones-y Bones? When I want to watch an action movie, I’ll choose from any […]

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How About Some Amateur Rock Drumming? Say Yes, Please!

How About Some Amateur Rock Drumming? Say Yes, Please!

| April 4, 2013 | Reply

If you have a couple hours to kill one evening, click over to YouTube and search for song covers made my amateur musicians. Sure, you’ll see a lot of junk, but if you’re patient and your search-fu is strong, you’ll find some amazing performances. I went YouTube prospecting a few weeks ago and found a […]

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Denial Isn’t Just a River in China…And Neither are 28,000 Others

Denial Isn’t Just a River in China…And Neither are 28,000 Others

| April 3, 2013 | Reply

China’s rivers are disappearing. After a three-year survey by the nation’s Ministry of Water Resourses, China has some 28,000 fewer rivers than everyone believed it had. Of course, the previous figure of roughly 50,000 was an official government number, and we all know we can trust the Chinese government to dispense accurate and timely information […]

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The Rookie’s Guide to H.P. Lovecraft, in 1500 Words or Less

The Rookie’s Guide to H.P. Lovecraft, in 1500 Words or Less

| April 2, 2013 | Reply

If I had to pick a favorite horror author, I’d go with Howard Phillips Lovecraft. His tales of horror, most often set in small-town New England (with the occasional jaunt to the Antarctic, New York City, or The Dreamlands), are enjoyable little morsels of creepiness. Lovecraft was one of several authors such as M.R. James, […]

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The Immigration Speech that Would End My Political Career

The Immigration Speech that Would End My Political Career

| April 2, 2013 | Reply

Yesterday, the federal government fired its starter’s pistol and began the race for the coveted and relatively rare H-1B visa. This year, our government will allow 85,000 people to work in the United States on these visas. Last year, if you waited longer than 2 1/2 months to apply one, you were out of luck. […]

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