20a

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Day 6, Sunrise to Tuolumne

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Day 5, Merced Lake to Sunrise

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Day 4, Vogelsang to Merced Lake

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Day 3, Vogelsang and day hike to Emeric

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Yo 2014 videos

This is the link to the videos I took on David’s and my trip to the High Sierra Camps, 2014. I wish the stars had been video-able; the night sky was absolutely filthy with them.

Perfect weather. Never put on a drop of deet.

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Yosemite 2014 at and near Vogelsang HSC

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Zepparella

I wish I’d taken more. What a great show.

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run like hell, part 3

ebola5


 

This pell-mell stampede toward reducing everything to a list is killing me. Are we that stupid? Is the media that cynical? Are we now god damn babies who can’t think or attend to anything unless it’s in bullet format?

Hell: 12 reasons your God is angry with you

Cereal: is it good for us? 7 things to know

Life: top 10 reasons we’re unbelievably fucked

“Ebola: 5 reasons not to panic” is in my top 12 most ludicrous things I’ve ever read anywhere. I’ve got to stop consuming media. I’m prepared to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Seven reasons I should throw the baby out with the bathwater, news at 11.

 

 

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fear for humanity, part 120

kickstarter

Yes, everyone, here’s how to make eight million dollars on Kickstarter. First, take the money you would have spent to set up your Kickstarter, then put it all on black. Win. Repeat this action 18 or 19 times in a row. That is how you personally will make eight million dollars on Kickstarter.

I could have sworn I went through the newsroom and fired all these children.

READ THIS, WATCH THAT

 

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run like hell, part 2

AP: A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

If you’re too busy to click through to the guide, I’ve distilled its essence, dumped it down the kitchen sink, and replaced it with a more concise, useful guide: “1. stop worrying about stupid bullshit that doesn’t apply to you. Gomer.”

And I’ve written my own media guide entitled “A Guide for Media Writers re Ebola Outbreak.” It starts like this: “1. Suck my dick.”

 

Have you noticed the quality of this blog has shot through the roof lately?

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My new superlative

“I don’t give a flying fuck at a rat’s ass”

Although it saddens me to discover that phrase doesn’t google empty.

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goals

1. outlive David Attenborough.

2. outlive Queen Elizabeth II

My goals have sort of telescoped the last few years.

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Quotes updated to modern sensibilities

“WILL NO ONE RID ME OF THAT UNGRATEFUL COCKSUCKER?”  — Henry II

“My name is Lex Luthor.” –Satan, Mark 5/9

“THAT GUY CALLS HIMSELF A FUCKING WRITER. AND SHE CAN’T FUCKING WRITE, EITHER.” –Mark Twain on James Fenimore Cooper and Jane Austen

“Hey, what is that, a .44 magnum?” –Macbeth

“Call me Lex Luthor.” –Herman Melville

“Things are going alright, I suppose.”  –Charles Dickens

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10 years

I missed the 10 year anniversary of this blog by a month.

Ten years turns out to be a long time.

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Brontosaurus

Biggest dinosaur ever discovered does not have a name yet.

Come on, you assholes! Brontosaurus! BRONTOSAURUS!

BRONTOSAURUS!

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cold hard beer

beeryouonlyfren

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cnn’s helpful hints on Ebola identification

“Ebola’s symptoms: Five you need to know”

Actual headline on cnn.com.

“Martian Invasion: will the Dow be affected?” can’t be far behind.

First of all, I’d walk through the newsroom and fire everyone tapping on their cellphones. You and you and you. And you there. Also you.

That’s pretty much the only step.

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