Archive for July, 2011

Alleged genius.

July 24, 2011 Leave a comment

I was thinking about The Big Bang Theory and it occurs to me that for such smart characters, they sure misuse the word racism. I’ve seen cultural insensitivity and ethnocentrism but no actual racism.

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True story.

July 24, 2011 1 comment

I was reminiscing….Once I asked a weapons instructor why guys in movies said “lock and load” when we actually loaded then locked. He just shook his head and walked away; true story.

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Going commando?

July 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The term “going commando” came up in conversation tonight and it made me think: I’ve known a few commandos and they wore underwear; brown jockeys.

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But officer, I’m being green!

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

It seems that policemen are out EVERYWHERE enforcing traffic laws. I’m running on the assumption that it’s their year end and are burning up any money left. I don’t care about increased traffic enforcement but it does make me think about keeping a clean nose while driving:

I was recently driving through a dip in a long stretch of road where I used my brakes and retarder to slow myself while going in and then throttle to drive up out, all in order to stay withing the posted limit, and thought that if I could just roll through dips like that without fear of getting ticketed, it would save on a lot of brakes and fuel.

Do you think one could wiggle out of a speeding ticket by suggesting to a policeman or judge that the conservation of momentum translates into the conservation of fuel? A safe, green practice when done judiciously?

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