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Four Perfect Things

March 31, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin.

There are four things that I knew right from the instant I was introduced to them that they would be something I’d be enjoying for a long, long time. The first was the Apple Macintosh. I was working for a retail software store when it first came out, selling PC-compatibles, and the ease of use • Read More »

Pride and Prodigy.

March 28, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Books, Family, Jon.

I spent Saturday going through my mom’s house to determine what should be kept, sold or tossed. I ran across a small drawer in her bedroom containing a few memories of our childhood. One of the items was a series of stories I wrote for Mr. Mulvahill’s third-grade class at Indian Bend Elementary. Ladies, gentlemen • Read More »

RE: Neighborhood Circulator Expansion

March 27, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on RE: Neighborhood Circulator Expansion | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin.

My experience with mass transit has been a little different: We would regulary catch a bus within half a mile of our home, then transfer to another express route at the local mall and go wherever we wanted to from there; either via C-Train or another express. The whole city was our oyster for only • Read More »

RE: Neighborhood Circulator Expansion

March 27, 2007 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Environment, Jon.

I’m not sure what to think about Tempe’s circulator bus plan. As a Mesa resident, I think it is a great idea to test… in Tempe. Of course, if I lived on or near one of the planned routes, I would fight it with every ounce of my being. Here are the pros and cons • Read More »

Phoenix in a day.

March 27, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Jon.

Kevin had an excellent post asking the question, “how should a visitor spend a half-day in Phoenix?” I’ve lived in the Valley longer than the other ExLg contributors, so I should be an expert. Still, it was tougher to formulate a list than I had expected.Phoenix is an odd bird (literally, if you count the myth). • Read More »

Tempe Resident Alert – Neighborhood Circulator Expansion

March 26, 2007 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Arizona.

If you haven’t heard, the City of Tempe is proposing a new “Neighborhood Circulator” bus service in several Tempe neighborhoods.  The proposal is to provide bus service on neighborhood streets every 15 minutes, from morning to night, 7 days a week.  That’s 8 buses an hour travelling down what might be your street, or one • Read More »

An Inconvenient Rebuke

March 26, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, MSM and New Media, Politics.

In light of The Goracle’s (see Dean Barnett’s blog post) recent appearance on Capitol Hill, I thought I would pass this on (Hat tip: Infinite Monkeys).  Britain’s BBC 4 has put together a documentary entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle.  Do yourself a favor and watch the entire thing (it’s about 73 minutes long).

Quote Of The Day, March 23rd Edition

March 23, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote Of The Day, March 23rd Edition | Filed in: Humor, Politics.

“On TV, Hilary doesn’t project as being sincere: Rather, she projects as someone trying to project as being sincere.” – Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt

Four hours in the Valley

March 23, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Four hours in the Valley | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Kevin.

It was January 3, 1989, and a friend and myself were in the Chuckbox, awaiting our scrumptious burgers (mmmn, The Big Juan…. *drool*) , when we were asked the following question by two Notre Dame fans in town for the Fiesta Bowl: “We’ve got a half-day to kill before our flight out of here, and • Read More »

Ad Campaigns That Must End

March 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ad Campaigns That Must End | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

I kinda liked the Dennis Hopper in “Apocalypse Now”, and I really liked him in “Blue Velvet” and “The River’s Edge”. And now he’s the spokesman for Ameriprise Financial, the financial planning wing of American Express. Two things: Do you really want to take advice from a man best known for playing insane, drug-addled characters • Read More »

TotD, Mar. 16

March 16, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on TotD, Mar. 16 | Filed in: Jon.

Whining = Complaint without action.

TotD, Mar. 15

March 15, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on TotD, Mar. 15 | Filed in: Jon.

Kung Fu Hustle is a criminally underrated movie.

TotD, Mar. 14

March 14, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on TotD, Mar. 14 | Filed in: Jon.

You owe the world, not the other way around.

Promote bipartisanship! Buy a ‘Polemic Offset’ today!

March 13, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Promote bipartisanship! Buy a ‘Polemic Offset’ today! | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

Uh-oh! Did you say something nasty about a political figure? Now you can undo that damage to our national discourse. Just send me $3.59 and I will type a non-political factoid praising that besmirched politico. To wit: You called Democratic candidate Bill Richardson “a corpulent tick on America’s rear end?” Tsk, tsk, citizen! But PayPal • Read More »

TotD, Mar. 13

March 13, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on TotD, Mar. 13 | Filed in: Jon.

The opposite of love isn’t hate. It’s indifference.

Retro shaving made easy.

March 12, 2007 | By admindude | 9 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Men.

Recently, I sung the praises of my beloved Vulfix Shaving Brush. She is a beautiful prize, but she sadly she led me down into the dark catacombs of what is called “wet shaving.” Wet shaving is the catch-all term for shaving like our grandfathers did: heavy steel razors, dangerous double-edged blades, ancient creams, and lots and • Read More »

TotD, Mar. 12

March 12, 2007 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon.

If someone says “I have a great sense of humor!” they probably don’t have a great sense of humor.

Missed us again

March 9, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Missed us again | Filed in: Kevin, Privacy.

The government of Sweden has been listening to their citizen’s phone calls for years and years, without their knowledge. Further proof of what I said here.