It is somehow reassuring that the NY E-ZPass website looks almost exactly the same as it did when I first visited it in the early 2000s.
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Spot on as usual, local tire shop.

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I’m only a few episodes in to the Amazon adaptation of The Boys, but so far, I like it a lot better than the comic.

Then again, I’ve never really liked Ennis’s stuff all that much.

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Friday evening in town

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Enough With “Novelty Candidates” | Dame Magazine:

Marianne Williamson is a quack. And though most of us know it, and though Williamson is probably just on that stage to waste time and wreak merry havoc with primary results—another reason why she’s such a favorite among people who prioritize fucking with “the system” over making meaningful or substantive political change—if we in the media keep elevating her, without pointing out that she fundamentally doesn’t belong on that debate stage, all this could go very, very wrong. We know how it can go wrong. We elected the Novelty Candidate last time.

I think I might actually vote for Biden before I voted for Marianne Williamson. She is a fraud and a lunatic, and has no business being on the stage even with John Delaney, much less any of the actually viable candidates for the Democratic nomination.

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What has turned out to be Death Metal Week continues for me here today with Morbid Angel.

I think I saw them open for Slayer once in the early/mid-1990s, but I have never really listened to their stuff. I started out the morning with Altars Of Madness and am on to Covenant. Gateways to Annihilation is next on the list.

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No one knows for sure who John Hickenlooper was, as the details of his existence fell out of collective memory ages ago. But scholars who have studied the few fragments that haven’t been lost to time say that he was most likely an older Caucasian man who enjoyed stammering complaints about socialism through a mouth chock-full of marbles.

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I don’t know if it’s the super-hot weather we’ve been having lately, but I’ve been listening to a bunch of metal the last week or so.

On that note, I had forgotten how amazing the most recent Testament album is:

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The kids have both abandoned the game, but Mr. Beans wants to play Outfoxed.

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I just dropped a piece of toast and it landed buttered side up.




This feels like in the movies, when there’s that scene of all the birds flying in the same direction, or the villagers finding that the river has run dry.

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