Monthly Archives: August 2004

Stupid City Tricks

So, apparently Chicago has found a way to to keep Wal-Mart out of the city: pass ordinances that raise the minimum wage requirements for certain businesses. Yup, that’ll do it. Stupid city tricks. Don’t Democrats have anything better to do … Continue reading

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Mmmm, chocolate

File under: “Tell me what my itching ears want to hear.” Chocolate 3 times a weekday and 4 times a day on weekends! (Link courtesy of NFPA).

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Neil Herbert?

George Herbert’s column today sounds an awful lot like it came straight out of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death. (registration required, sorry for those of you who have coniptions about that sort of thing.)

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Free to a Good Home

Does anyone want a dog? I have one I need to part with. She’s 3 or 4 years old, tri-color, 35 lbs, very friendly, with an occasional problem with submissive wetting. Very sweet, but needs a lot of attention that … Continue reading

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Our plant celebrated reaching 1 year without a recordable injury today. Our actual anniversary was last Friday, but we had our banquet today. It’s really quite an accomplishment, especially for the packaging industry. Something to be proud of, and worth … Continue reading

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Common Era Nonsense

Soooo, this morning I turned on ME on NPR for the drive into work. There was a commentary on the Greekness of the Olympics and how it related to their philosophy on conflict. About 30 seconds into the piece, the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Disc Golf Courses I’ve Played

In case you are wondering, here are the top five courses I’ve played over the past 8 years. These are courses that were well laid out, challenging, and well-maintained. Whether or not I played well is not a factor. 1. … Continue reading

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Vallarta-Ast in Token Creek County Park in De Forest (Madison) was a disappointment. The description made it sound really nice, and most pay-to-play courses are better than average. Unfortunately, this area had a lot of wasted potential. See, if you … Continue reading

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Marion Park

Marion Park in Prairie du Sac (the 57th course I’ve played) was a “checklist” course. As in, we played it because it was in the area and it gave us another course to put on our list. It was one … Continue reading

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Fat Man’s Microwave

Ain’t technopoly. . .er, technology. . .great! (Link courtesy of NFPA daily update)

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