Monthly Archives: November 2006

The things I do at work…

I said my boss was forgiving. How forgiving? I raised three baby squirrels in a cardboard box under my desk…until their eyes opened, anyhow. I followed a horrible shrieking in the wall at home one night and found them curled in a squirming, hairy fist in the crawlspace under my bathtub. All I could see […]

Man, you guys are more fun than an ant farm

I always wanted an ant farm, but by the time I was old enough to buy all the stupid stuff my parents wouldn’t, I was working for a corporation. The ant farm people insist on delivering the ants, alive, to an actual human. No leaving a box of ants on the porch for these guys. […]

Enforce a little law, make a little scratch

I caught a few minutes of Howie Carr‘s radio program on the way home tonight. Apparently, state cops in Massachusetts have been ordered to bring in more dough (and we know how they do that). He had cops and former cops calling and faxing and giving some very interesting information. One retired cop said this […]

Planning for Retirement

Okay, I’ve come up with a new long-term financial plan. The next time I see a very, very rich person, I’m going to walk up to him and say, “can I have a real lot of money?” If that doesn’t work, I’m going to say, “hey, look over there.” And then I’m going to go […]

Weasel’s Rules for Arguing on the Internet

Every once in a while, I trip over something that demonstrates acutely the difference between my world view and that of my alternate number on the other team. At the Left2Right blog I talked about in the previous post, I once remarked that it’s sometimes possible to best someone in an argument simply by being […]

Back Up: I’ve Been Holding It In for Two Years

Sometime before Christmas ’04, a bunch of leftist academics got together and started a blog for the purpose of addressing people on the right. I think “lecture and harangue” was what they had in mind. The blog was called Left2Right. Somehow, very early in its existence, Ramesh Ponnuru picked up on it and published a […]

Cascading Style Shit

Woo! I’ve munged it up good now. Looks okay in Opera, but in IE the left column comes unglued and romps across the page willy nilly when the window is resized. (Willy nilly. Heh. Gay). I hate rogue graphic elements. I’m finding it harder than expected to twiddle with the graphics in WordPress. Basically, you […]

Weasel is Wired

Lookit me! I’m blogging on the intertubes! If I stand by the window in the Northwest stairwell, I can just pinch a wifi signal from the building next door (it’s a hotel…isn’t it attractive?). That makes my illicit worktime surfing ever so slightly more…licit. Or perhaps more illicit and less noticeable. Whatever. I like my […]

Oh, and Happy Armistice Day, too

Have a remembrance poppy. Before it was Veterans’ Day, November 11 was celebrated as Armistice Day in the US, and it still is abroad. It marks the signing of the armistice that ended the first World War (on 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918). I heard on the radio […]

Thanks To Them All…

This Veterans’ Day, I’d like to thank some guys who don’t get explicitly thanked very often. First, I’d like to thank all the men who showed up when they got a draft notice. Our shiny volunteer army inclines us to forget that, by far, the majority of the men who have fought for this country […]