Search Results : Thursday miscellanea

Dec 072017
 

Well, I wish our first genuinely cold Saturday was full of football, but no matter. I’m still going to make chili, and we’re still going to have a fire. The worst commercials of the 21st century are the “some people still like cable, just like some people like…” Direct TV commercials. They are deeply unfunny, […]

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Nov 302017
 

There are not-so-far-fetched scenarios that will probably put Alabama in the playoff. I’m fine with whatever happens. I was castigated earlier this year for suggesting that Alabama was missing the X-factor this season, but I still don’t think it’s such a silly view. You know how if you drink 2%, 1%, or skim milk long […]

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Nov 162017
 

This week I learned that just because your A/V receiver can switch 1080p video over HDMI doesn’t mean it can switch 4K video over HDMI. It has to do with the chip set inside the receiver, not the cables. As I type, Charles Manson is on his deathbed. I don’t know his heart, but I […]

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Nov 092017
 

In 1964, the Oldsmobile 4-4-2 was named that for its four-barrel carburetor, its four-speed manual transmission, and its dual exhaust. By the time it dwindled to an option package on the 1991 Calais, it meant four-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, and two camshafts. We are back on glorious standard time, and temperatures are seasonal. […]

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Nov 022017
 

This is our first perfect square Thursday miscellanea since last Thanksgiving! Congratulations to the Houston Astros for winning their first World Series. I’m glad Nolan Ryan is part of the organization for this. I’m in a major ’70s glam rock mode right now: Slade, Sweet, T. Rex, and so forth. This stuff underpins the hard […]

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