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the winner

“What are you in for?” “I’m a grifter. They caught me grifting.” “Really.” “Yep.” “What is grifting, anyway?” “What is grifting?” “Yeah, I’ve always wondered that.” “Well, it’s when you pull a scam on somebody. Like a guy thinks you … Continue reading

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mach∏dotblogspotdotcom

Funny; one of the things I have to do in order to make Blogger work with my site provider is to publish to Blogspot first, then save the page, strip out all mention of “blogspot.com,” and publish it on mach∏.com … Continue reading

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Katrina at Broad and Highway 90

After this for awhile, go to mach∏.blogspot.com for word updates; it’s quicker, and we have to conserve generator gas. Pictures will still go to mach∏.com. Not much to say; just look at the pictures.

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Katrina

Since we need the generator for the fridge, the next update will be this evening sometime. The coast to a couple hundred yards inland is absolutely smashed. Who knows how many people are still buried in the rubble. I didn’t … Continue reading

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September 1, 9:15 AM

Okay, a quick update: we have a dialtone, but we can’t dial out. DSL is up (amazing). Our neighbor is letting us share his generator (he’s amazing), it usually runs the fridge, but I’m using it now for the computer. … Continue reading

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5:30 am

The wind’s whipping outside. We’ve got hours and hours of this stuff to look forward to. It’s still dark; I’ll take a picture or two when it gets a little lighter. Still not much debris in the yard or the … Continue reading

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10:30 pm

Going to sleep. The storm’s not due here for a few hours. I’ll update in the morning if I can.

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8 pm

Some squall bands, nothing major. It’s gotten dark, so I won’t have any new pics until the morning, provided we still have power. We’re watching WLOX.com; they have a live feed on their site.

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Hurricane Katrina

The blog was done a few weeks ago, but I’m resurrecting it for the storm. The “before” pictures are here. The “after” pictures might be awhile. This picture is from a friend of mine; it’s the Camille memorial at the … Continue reading

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The End

That’s it, thanks for stopping by.

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I love the weather

I like being in a new place that has weird weather. It’s one of the main things I like about new places. And every place besides the place I live in now has weird weather, because I’ve gotten used to … Continue reading

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Brand X Airlines

This entry has been changed since I can’t depersonalize it enough to guarantee maintenance of total anonymity, which is vital since I don’t get paid. So screw it. It’s the mark of a worker-controlled company if that company will give … Continue reading

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the thing in the living room

You’ve gotten tired of coffee tables, they take up too much room. You get rid of the coffee table. You put an old, tattered chest where the coffee table was, thinking it might work, that it just might be different … Continue reading

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Dennis, Shmennis

I guess it’s still Pensacola’s turn. I’m not even going to bother taking any “before” pictures; at this point it looks like we’ll be getting less fallout from the storm than we did with Ivan, which itself wasn’t too bad … Continue reading

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Dennis

I’m really not ready for this. I like to read about my tropical storms and hurricanes happening far away, for at least a month or two at the beginning of the season. That has been thwarted this year, first by … Continue reading

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good fishin’

You know how lakes can be stocked with fish by the government? The only justification for that I’ve ever heard or read is that it’s for fishermen, for fishermen to have good fishing. What the hell is that all about? … Continue reading

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I won’t stand for such dribble

I think it’s fair to say that after one reads his hundredth real book, say around fifth or sixth grade or so, one should know the necessary word is “drivel.” By that time, one should have read enough to avoid … Continue reading

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cue diabolical laughter

Anticipating a tough confirmation battle in the Senate, Bush called for a “dignified” process of considering his nominee. This is code for “I’m going to nominate who I want and screw my enemies to the wall, there’s not a damn … Continue reading

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pinholes in black velvet

Through cunning devices and methods, people found out what stars are, and what they’re made of. They found out how big they are and how old they can get. I think that’s pretty amazing. Good for us!

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the kids are insane

When I was eleven or twelve or thirteen, my parents were freshly divorced, and my mother was barely scraping by on Markham with four kids. I remember knowing it was (relatively) hard times for us, and knew that some things … Continue reading

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