some thought it occurred to me that the three
pages of this story, drawn over the course of
a week, are better served when displayed together
as a single page. So if you think the navigation
is kinda wonky, well, now you know why. =mike=
(1) I have, with no small amount of surprise, received
a handful of emails from supposed tea-baggers complaining
I created on 4-2-2010, referring to me without deviation
as a "hate-filled leftist" for daring to point out the
I gotta tell ya that I haven't laughed so hard since
George "Dumbshit" Bush crammed all five of Cheney's draft
deferments down the crotch of his Mattel flight suit
and announced "mission
accomplished" on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.
I'm just a small-time
web-cartoonist and these clowns were attempting to
talking points on me in some squalid effort to quell
my editorial viewpoint.
you what, I'll make you twerps a deal. You quit
hassling blacks, hispanics, women, gays, poor people,
vegetarians, animal rights activists... basically
anyone that's not white and rich and I'll be left
with nothing to do. See? Easy?
(2) I recently discovered that youtube.com
was hosting the entire series of Professor James Burke's "Connections"
program. Needless to say, good fun has been had by me.
And the fun didn't stop there as I just stumbled across
Dr. Jonathan Miller's "The
Body In Question" series,
this series when it first hit PBS back in 1978 and was
entranced by the sober, no-nonsense, sometimes whimsical
in which Dr. Miller explains the mysterious inner workings
of the human body. The final episode is, in fact, a full
autopsy. This is the kind of educational TV program
they won't or can't make anymore. Enjoy!
(3) For those interested, the insurance company (State
Farm) just got back to me with their initial offer regarding
my recently wrecked Mustang convertible. (See the Rant
As I feared, they want to total my beloved Mustang, offering me an insultingly
low $7800. Their other cruddy offer is a check for $5000 and I can go fix it
repair shop is mentally estimating at least $7000 to fix it so that's not going
I don't know what State Farm's beef is as they're getting off cheap here. I could
easily have caused bodily harm to myself and others but I kept my head when my
The collision repair chaps are currently working up an itemized estimate which
I'll drag along to my local insurance office for a little face-to-face. I'm prepared
to get legal if they balk. Either way, at least according to friends and neighbors,
they'll probably drop me from coverage once all is said and done. Big sigh.
This is the first major accident for me in many, many years so the subtle details
of making sure it's done right are daunting. I presently seem to have all my
ducks in a row but should anyone care to offer a hint, tip or trick that might
aid in my fight to make the word "comprehensive" mean anything,