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These days, Black Friday traffic in the morning hours is non-existent. Example: Baltimore Pike. Baltimore Pike traffic on any given Saturday morning is heavy. It's faster to park your car at the K-Mart and walk westbound to Oak Avenue, any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at House of Jorob
I am a price tracker. It's a bad habit to get into, because basically it's a time-waster. It feeds into another bad habit: feeling screwed at the market. It works like this: We use Bounty paper towels. Prints, full-size sheets.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at House of Jorob
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Average: 1.67 goals per game. Goals against: 3.08. Winning 1 out of 4. 29th out of 30 NHL teams. And is this is an *improvement* over what Laviolette had going. This team was under the bus BEFORE Berube accepted the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at House of Jorob
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at House of Jorob
When 38 Studios ploughed into the earth last month, site Gamasutra had what I feel is the most comprehensive detail on the collapse. A finely detailed piece was released June 1, and is here: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/169444/38_Studios_Downfall_The_Gamasutra_Report.php . But to truly understand,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at House of Jorob
The CDC is reporting( http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6103a1.htm?s_cid=ss6103a1_w ) a newer, really scary increase in the number of kids affected with Autism. At least, that's what I think the headlines and PSAs are going to start saying sometime soon. (There's a string of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at House of Jorob
The world's largest indoor flower show kicks off March 4: the Philadelphia International Flower Show, held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets. I could write a ton of stuff here, but you know what? See... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at House of Jorob
When I was younger--I was something like 12 or 13--I had a cassette copy of "Jamming With Edward!", an album featuring Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Ry Cooder, Charlie Watts, and Nicky Hopkins. That cassette had some of the kickingest piano... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at House of Jorob
"We should set aside the notion that if we pray, we'll get what we want. That is a false notion of religion." http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/01/09/did-praying-to-john-316-really-help-tim-tebow-win/ Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at House of Jorob
Ryan Howard crumpled in the base path, 10 feet up the line. That image will represent the entire season, in my mind. Cliff Lee blows 4-0 lead in game 2, and the Cardinals never looked back. <sigh> For this, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at House of Jorob
"Mars," said Wallace. I set my scotch on the endtable. I used a coaster. "They put a Roomba up there. Named Opportunity..." I waited. "...Designed for a three-month look at the rocks." I eyed my neat scotch. Why the hell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at House of Jorob
"Hey, have you picked an energy supplier yet?" "Nope." After going 11 for 11 with that question this month, it was clear I wasn't going to find a quick answer, one that would solve the problem created not by energy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at House of Jorob
The world needs another thought on May 21's Rapture like a baseball needs an air valve. Half the news agencies on the planet have probably done some kind of lead or another on Harold Camping's prediction not coming true today.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at House of Jorob
AVOS has acquired Delicious from Yahoo!, removing for the time being the threat of losing hundreds of thousands of bookmarks, for users of the social bookmarking site. Details in a FAQ here. For reposting, that link is http://www.delicious.com/help/transition Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at House of Jorob
I like Firefox 4. Seems to run cleaner, faster, than previous versions. But the new release completely busted my Delicious bookmark extension. No more sidebar. No more tag button. Here's how to get it all working again. You need a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at House of Jorob
Following up last week's massive theft of millions of email addresses and names from Epsilon, I thought I'd cobble together a list of the companies known-to-date to have been impacted by the breach….because this theft is truly dangerous, in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at House of Jorob
The once-mighty franchise will likely go for just under $300 million dollars. Details here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at House of Jorob
"So I got this friend," said Wallace. He handed me another drink. Single malt, neat. I nodded him on. "Nice guy. Known him since high school. Accepted his friend invitation soon as it hit my mailbag. Why wouldn't I? Half... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at House of Jorob
This thing won't make money for the people who pay for their copies and pay for the mailing lists and pay for the postage to mail it all. It's only going to make money for the guys who are selling those people lists of 200 names at $45 a pop. Unless you are selling the mailing lists, my advice is to find something else.
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Yeah, I know. I sound like a killjoy. Humor me. Between now and Dec 31, take five minutes. Just five. And watch this: Maybe it'll change your mind. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at House of Jorob
Apparently tired of telling her kids that they can't go to McDonalds for a Happy Meal, a mom has lawyered up and sued the fast-food giant. According to the press release posted on the CSPI site, Monet Parham's six year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at House of Jorob
The cast is awesome. Producer and director, killer pedigrees, both. Imho, something like this has no middle ground. It's either blockbuster or dishrag. Cowboys and Aliens. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at House of Jorob
I don wanna talk about it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at House of Jorob