Get a Grip

January 27th, 2015 4 comments

OMG, the hand-ringing makes me think it is the final coming.   My thought?  The east is picking up a nasty storm that may close schools for a day or two.  People will be inconvenienced for a day or three.   It is winter folks.  Duh! Read more…

Categories: Wax ON -- Wax OFF Tags:


January 20th, 2015 4 comments

The first mention of Cepheus was a blurb on Memphis Mojo’s site. Cephus is the University in Alberta’a answer to the Texas road warrior  — move over Doyle and Slim. Read more…

Categories: Limit Play Tags:


January 12th, 2015 2 comments

Well, a different one from our pasteboard passion.   I am talking old computer games.  Who didn’t want to be Leisure Suit Larry.  OK, bad one to use.  But there were a bunch of them that we played at old TV resolution levels.

I did it on my computer with a CGA card — spiffy.  Others plugged in their Nintendo to their TV.   I think a Nintendo cartridge went for maybe $19.95 at the start and there were places you could sell or trade them for half the price.   As time progressed, prices and ability increased.  Today, you can plunk down $59.95.

But this Nintendo cartridge takes inflation to an all new level.

Categories: Miscellaneous Tags:

Happy! Happy! Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2015 2 comments

I was up for midnight.  About all that happened where some of the neighbors setting off shotguns.  I think they were after the night flying stork.  Thankfully, I am not a horse.  Today is, I think, the common Thoroughbred birthday.   Birthdays aren’t as much fun as they used to be either and this New Year’s Day fit that mold. Read more…

Categories: Wax ON -- Wax OFF Tags:


December 28th, 2014 1 comment

Where is Andrew Dice Clay when you need him.  OK, I think his humor is puerile stuff more suited to a movie like The Interview or eighth grade to collegiate humor — depending on the maturity of those involved.  But, hey! If you enjoy that stuff,  your problem, right? Read more…

Getting it right is hard

December 26th, 2014 2 comments

I’ll close this out with a rant.   I’ve written these recent blogs in one day but set them for daily release.   I guess I am not as lazy as you might guess.   After yesterday, I don’t feel right about going on a rant.  So, I’ll just provide the lead-in. Read more…

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Going around and coming around on a special day

December 25th, 2014 2 comments

A Merry Christmas to all.   Not a bad time to talk about religion.  It’d be a better time to talk about beliefs.  At times there is a disconnect between the two.  Hearts and minds isn’t just about a military program. Read more…

Categories: Life and Choice Tags:

Retrospective Continued

December 24th, 2014 1 comment

Hey, two days in a row; on a roll.   I’m still here and typing.   Will wonders ever cease?   And, it been a lot longer time between hands — that’s for sure.  If I can’t tell you about my poker, suffer through this… Read more…

Seasonal Retrospective

December 23rd, 2014 3 comments

Being retrospective comes with age.  I first noticed I was “out of it” because of Jeopardy.  Blowing my horn a bit, I was pretty decent watching/playing/finding the right question.  Then, I lost it.  I became mediocre and figured out that the trivia in my mind no longer matched the trivia of the time.   I was living to far in the past. Read more…

Damn A

December 12th, 2014 2 comments

That is the start of a comment to Mr. Sheldon Adelson from a group of purported Iranian hackers.  He isn’t anymore popular with them than those who’ve enjoyed online poker. Read more…

Categories: Bricks and Mortar, Life and Choice Tags: