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~~ The woman sighed quite audibly. “Everything OK?” I inquired. “No; I’m talking to a nosey-body,” she snapped back. OK, then.

~~ A friend gave me a book and asked me to read it because she wanted to discuss it with me afterwards. I did, and as I returned it, she blurted out, “Didn’t you just hate it?” As a matter of fact, I did.

~~ What I really wanted was to bail on that book of dreck long before the end. But I’d promised to confer, so I had to continue. Speaking of which, did you know Amazon tracks when people abandon a Kindle book and compile stats on reader ditching? I learned that, and much more, in the NY Times’ reporting on the rigors of working for Amazon. The big takeaway is that humans are ground up and discarded in pursuit of a quest to bring consumers toilet paper the same day. The smaller discovery is that while I’m snug in my bed, reading a book I paid for on a device I bought, Big Brother Amazon is turning the pages with me, taking notes, and tracking everything.

~~ Someone says, “Hey, remember me?” Of course I do — she spent about 10 years hanging out in my house, yard, block, and more. My first reaction is, oh, she thinks she’s forgettable. Then I wonder, does this mid-30s woman think I’m getting senile?

~~ This:


~~ Near as I can figure, Subway’s Jared is a disgusting, criminal creep whose claim to fame was that he had lost 200 pounds eating at the fast food place that was just below his college apartment so he’d have more time to run his rent a porn video business. He can rot in jail as far as I’m concerned, but this police officer’s quote does illustrate something bizarre about our fame-worshipping culture. "We're dealing with a celebrity who had the access, power and resources to do anything he wanted to do in the world…,” said Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite.

~~ Then there’s Josh Duggar, another in a long line of ordained and self-appointed preachers who thump their chest and rail against their own hateful, hurtful definitions of immorality all while engaging in some act or another I’m fairly sure their Good Book prohibits. So many come to mind, but here’s the first video Google spewed out:

~~ Do you ever dream about living in a futuristic house, perhaps à la the Jeffersons? I do. My house of the future would have zero doorknobs. This way my left arm would have zero bruises from hitting the freaking knobs all the livelong day.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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