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Location: Massachusetts, United States

Ummm, isn't "about me" part of the point of the blog?

Monday, May 02, 2011


Don't ask me what I think about the bin Laden news, yet. My days of dancing in the streets are long past. One thing I do know: I'm tired to death of conspiracy theory nutjobs. The evidence is appearing in due course, but the basket cases would only accept bin Laden's head on a pike. They are as medieval as al Qaida.

There's plenty else to deal with. Tonight I'm being dragged (yes, kicking and screaming) to our chief local annual farce, ye open town meeting. I'm bringing reading. There's only one thing I'm there to vote on, and it's the proposal of one entitled bastard to change a half century of zoning laws. And why? So he doesn't have to tear down a house he knew was illegal. I don't see why, as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, we can't yet watch the meeting at home and cast our votes remotely.

Speaking of comedy, I happened to see that the latest thing in diets is "the Viking Diet." In fact, it features cabbage, rye bread, root vegetables and fish: yes, lovely. My first reaction to the name was that I'm already on the Viking Diet: Pill-age.

OK, more profound thoughts later.


Blogger malevolent andrea said...

The Viking Diet is obviously for people who are too wimpy to go Real Old Skool and eat Paleo. (You can see me rolling my eyes, right?) Have always been tempted to buy one of these shirts:

but then I'd have to join a Crossfit gym in order to piss off the maximal amount of people and it all gets to be a bit too much ;)

2:42 pm  
Blogger massmarrier said...

So, Mr. Johnson wants minimum frontage for a house dropped from 100 feet to 75 feet, eh? I'm curious 1) why town meeting didn't get to this, 2) why the town issued him building permits at all, and 3) what the locals think of his request. Perspiring minds and all that...

3:59 pm  
Blogger Uncle said...

How he got to build the place is one of our current Great Mysteries...since he was told he was non conforming. Building Inspector lacked a spine, I think.

As for why we didn't get there, the modern day types don't have stamina any more. Stay tuned for day 2 results.

12:04 am  

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