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It’s Interesting…

…that the spammers on Yahoo Mail have been using a “Howard Family” reference in the subject line of their spam mail to me — that’s a reference to a group of genetically-linked, very-long-lived people in the fiction of Robert A. Heinlein.

I don’t expect to ever become even an honorary member of that fictional family. For reasons that I prefer to keep private, I anticipate being dead in twenty years, at most.

Also, I don’t anticipate needing the African-American dating service that has flooded my spam folder.

Comics: Kick-Ass 3

I’ve enjoyed much of the run…especially the comics. The first movie was… OK. Most of my objections were due to the divergence of the comic and movie story lines — there’s no reason for that, when you’re creating and marketing these things simultaneously, unless you’re only in it for the money. The second movie was a complete money-vacuum, but not without its points of interest.

The finale of the comic book series was another matter — it read like total movieland feelgood bullshit. Everything in issues 7 (where Red Mist/Motherfucker inexplicably has a change of heart and rescues Mindy) & 8 seems like a fantasy sequence, à la  "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", after Hit Girl probably got an pick-axe to the head and Kick-Ass probably was turned into a quadriplegic.

It’s not that I wanted them to fail — it’s just that the way that they won was lazy bullshit from the writer.

Saturday evening, watching minor league baseball. Kitsap BlueJackets vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 08-02-14. The Sweets whipped our Jackets 8-3, some say because of umpire ire over the lack of proper umpire facilities on the home field.
Much as I love my SF Giants, there’s a lot to be said for catching a small-time game at a local field: cheap tickets (walk-up, $10, pick your seat), seriously personal involvement with the players (and umpires) (and announcers), lotsa give-aways between innings, GREAT food (best ballpark sausages EVER).
The end of the regular season is only a week away in Washington, but I say — if you like live baseball, give a minor league team a try at least once or twice a season. It might get to be a habit for me.
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Saturday evening, watching minor league baseball. Kitsap BlueJackets vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 08-02-14. The Sweets whipped our Jackets 8-3, some say because of umpire ire over the lack of proper umpire facilities on the home field.
Much as I love my SF Giants, there’s a lot to be said for catching a small-time game at a local field: cheap tickets (walk-up, $10, pick your seat), seriously personal involvement with the players (and umpires) (and announcers), lotsa give-aways between innings, GREAT food (best ballpark sausages EVER).
The end of the regular season is only a week away in Washington, but I say — if you like live baseball, give a minor league team a try at least once or twice a season. It might get to be a habit for me.
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Saturday evening, watching minor league baseball. Kitsap BlueJackets vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 08-02-14. The Sweets whipped our Jackets 8-3, some say because of umpire ire over the lack of proper umpire facilities on the home field.
Much as I love my SF Giants, there’s a lot to be said for catching a small-time game at a local field: cheap tickets (walk-up, $10, pick your seat), seriously personal involvement with the players (and umpires) (and announcers), lotsa give-aways between innings, GREAT food (best ballpark sausages EVER).
The end of the regular season is only a week away in Washington, but I say — if you like live baseball, give a minor league team a try at least once or twice a season. It might get to be a habit for me.
Zoom Info
Saturday evening, watching minor league baseball. Kitsap BlueJackets vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 08-02-14. The Sweets whipped our Jackets 8-3, some say because of umpire ire over the lack of proper umpire facilities on the home field.
Much as I love my SF Giants, there’s a lot to be said for catching a small-time game at a local field: cheap tickets (walk-up, $10, pick your seat), seriously personal involvement with the players (and umpires) (and announcers), lotsa give-aways between innings, GREAT food (best ballpark sausages EVER).
The end of the regular season is only a week away in Washington, but I say — if you like live baseball, give a minor league team a try at least once or twice a season. It might get to be a habit for me.
Zoom Info

Saturday evening, watching minor league baseball. Kitsap BlueJackets vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 08-02-14. The Sweets whipped our Jackets 8-3, some say because of umpire ire over the lack of proper umpire facilities on the home field.

Much as I love my SF Giants, there’s a lot to be said for catching a small-time game at a local field: cheap tickets (walk-up, $10, pick your seat), seriously personal involvement with the players (and umpires) (and announcers), lotsa give-aways between innings, GREAT food (best ballpark sausages EVER).

The end of the regular season is only a week away in Washington, but I say — if you like live baseball, give a minor league team a try at least once or twice a season. It might get to be a habit for me.

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