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Twas the Night Before Doomsday

AN ODE TO Old NickTwas the night before doomsdayWhen all through the martsNot a damn thing was stirringNot even the shopping cartsMortgages had been bundled byTheft merchants without careIn hopes that someone elseWould get caught holding scaredThere were almost three...
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Pajama Man; and Mornin' Joke

I'm writin me a blogI'm the pajama manI'm writin' me a blog todayFor we're all in the mood for a good essayAnd everyone's readin all nightOh Its nine o'clock on a SaturdayThe regular bloggers start loggin' inThere's an old man...
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Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XXI)

Senor Eduardo was in a pensive mood. He was always exhilarated by the quest, by the hunt. With Sir Palidan he had found the best partner. Palidan had already fired one of Senor's caretakers for negligence. The best horse in...
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Lucy, You've Got Some Splainin' to do

Here we ago again, Daily Beast summarizing the NYT: Could the familiar story of the Iraq war's early bungled reconstruction effort get any worse? Yes, it could. The military is now investigating its own senior officers, who are suspected of...
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Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XX)

Lancelot and Palidan were proceeding east having ditched their previous dates at the inn.  Eduardo began neighing again.  His laugh became more and more uproarious until Palidan was having trouble staying on the saddle.  All right, all right.  Everybody makes...
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OUTSOURCING: Ceding Governmental Responsibility

I came across this at The Daily Beast yesterday:Hillary Transue, 17, of Wilkes-Barre, PA, knew something was wrong when she was sentenced to three months in juvenile detention for making fun of her assistant principal on MySpace in 2007. "I...
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Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XIX)

The Mystery Continues; Episode IIIThe Feast of St. ValentineWell why are we meeting in the French Count's room, inquired Iseult.Because I can no longer rent the anteroom, or the ante anteroom for that matter. It is getting so one cannot...
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Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XVIII)

A MYSTERY PART DEAUX    The morning always comes sooner when you cogitate through most of the night.  Sir Rathbone really attempted to fit all the clues into some paradigm over his favorite scotch and this new vice from Asia he...
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Arthur of the Roundish Table (Ch-XVII)

THE DEATH OF LAGAMOR, A MYSTERY IN PARTSSnerf was walking his rounds again with Macaca, his trusty monkey.  I wish I was back with the peasantry. I so dislike the aristocracy. The peasants are revolting, the peasants are revolting.I am...
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 One day, after meandering the forest to find scrub wood from its plentiful floor, I looked down and espied a small toad clinging for life next to a tree.  It was the last month of winter and I could hear...


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