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Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Individuals who leave their shipping carts in the middle of the parking lot disgust me. I can’t believe that they are completely ignorant of the effects of their behavior. Sure, the cart won’t hit their car. But it certainly could hit another car should a gust of wind take it for a spin. And it […]

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Quiet Tables at Lures

I’ve driven past Lures Bar and Grille dozens of times on my way to Annapolis, but never stopped in. The restaurant is located on the side of General’s Highway in Crownsville, a stone’s throw north of Rams Head Roadhouse. Having grown up on the tributaries of the Chesapeake, I found the interior well appointed and […]

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Quote #9 – An Unnecessary Skill

Interesting perspective on those in politics, no matter your thoughts about Bill Clinton. I never liked Clinton, not just because I have philosophical disagreements with him but also because he is a masterful politician. He always gave me the impression of a master salesman who could talk you into buying things you don’t need and […]

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A Disappointment at Fatburger

When going to a place named Fatburger, you make some assumptions about the experience before you pull into the parking lot. You expect the burgers to be top-notch, large, and possibly greasy. In short, Fatburger didn’t meet any of my expectations. The Fatburger itself is a third of a pound of fresh ground beef, served […]

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Some so-called organizations — due to the clusterfuck nature of their internal policies and management — should not be referred to as such, since their behavior embodies the antithesis of the definition.

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13.5% Wine Bar, Sans Wine

Even if you aren’t a fan of wine, 13.5% Wine Bar is worth checking out. Located on the Avenue in Hampden, it’s one of those places where you can have a conversation over tapas-style plates amidst the bustle of the bar and an unidentifiable playlist. Where there’s wine, there’s cheese. Pick any number of artisan […]

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Quote #9 – Suspension of Liberty

From one of the better essays I’ve read in a while, especially linked from Slashdot. The risk of a terrorist attack is so infinitesimal and its impact so relatively insignificant that it doesn’t make rational sense to accept the suspension of liberty for the sake of avoiding a statistical anomaly. – Evan DeFilippis, A Nude […]

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When to Disable Comments

When I first wrote about the American Community Survey in July 2007, I had no idea that my thoughts would resonate with so many. It is by far the most popular article that I’ve written to date, even some 3+ years later. The response has been overwhelming, both in comments on the article itself and […]

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Yesterday the sound stopped working on my gaming box (by which I mean the old computer I use periodically to access telnet-based BBS door games). When I go into Control Panel and try to play a wave file, I’m told that the sound card is already in use. Logging out doesn’t help, which made me […]

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