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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Midweek Maladjustment

Some of the good folk of the VT Workers Center are coming here for lunch tomorrow. Got in the cold cuts and potato salad, some bread and veggies for sammich trimming. Used Marge the Sarge's jar-opening trick, so the pickles are open. I'll put up a pot of coffee. Should be fine. It's as ready as can get but I gotta say I'm tired of meetings. Even meetings with food. Especially meetings with food.


And from out of nowhere everybody's sitting in a cloud of doom. WTF? Is it the weather? Something in the water? A sudden zeitgeistical ennui? I could swear my parents weren't as miserable as a group as my pals and I are at this age. They were out dancing or having seances or running around with their friends. Of course, they had health. And a little money. And their friends were all alive.
Well. That took a crappy turn.


Never mind. In today's not so great news...


http://www.anh-usa.org/antibiotics-may-be-contributing-to-the-obesity-epidemic/


http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-data-mining-but-were-afraid-to-ask/255388/


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/science/ibrain-a-device-that-can-read-thoughts.html?_r=2&ref=technology


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tornado-emergency-reported-dallas-texas-repors-twisters-massive-damage-article-1.1055217


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/03/kony-terrorised-villagers-rebel-attacks


Belly up to the bar. Hemlocks on me.

13 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Must be something in the water.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...
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Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

And in the air also. Achoo!

Geo. said...

Now wait a sec. If the prior generation's friends were all alive who were they bothering with seances? Internet is a convergence of disembodies too. I myself am some charged particles in the ionosphere with a moustache.

Austan said...

Lawless- that's what we get for buying bottled water.

Austan said...

Arleen- it's those weather machines my Mother went on about!

Austan said...

Geo- their parents and grandparents mostly. And famous people.
I'm some charged particles in the ionosphere with double joints!

The Elephant's Child said...

I would like a Double Hemlock with a Twist please.

Austan said...

EC- Bottoms up!

CarrieBoo said...

I must be twisted, but that twist was funny. ;) Prior generations obviously had it too easy.

Austan said...

Boo- Prior generations invented the hemlock cocktail!

sdt said...

Please make my double on the rocks. If the "rocks" could be vodka or gin based, so much the better.

Austan said...

sdt- am working on it!
BTW did you see the iBratt poll? First option made me feel like hurling.