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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us.
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website:
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Ulysses, don't feel guilty. I look at all this as material for a comedy video. No worries, mate.
I'd love to rent an Omega for a month. That would bring clarity to the situation.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Are Watch Obsessives Childish? at Herculodge
Alex Williams' profile of John Mayer in NYT gives us the profile of a man who believe we're either born to love watches or we're not. I agree. It's in our hard-wiring. Related articles "There's No Place Like Home" and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
Ken has apprised us of this NYT article by Alex Williams, "Are You Man Enough for a Small Watch?" By small, Williams is referring to watches under 40mm. For me, matters of taste, not manliness, don't allow me to go... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
So far this is a work of fiction (granted, it's based on some autobiographical material) and hopefully there will be more episodes. In other words, "To Be Continued . . ."
One: I Was in Hell, and I Couldn’t Get Out I had made a brief video for YouTube in which I told my thousands of subscribers, fellow Watch Idiot Savants, that it may be time to quit my watch collecting,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
When I saw the Omega Planet Ocean on Silicon Valley, it looked less vanilla and more bold and classic. What a transcendent piece.
Seeing actor Chris Diamantopoulos playing Russ Hanneman in HBO's most recent episode of Silicon Valley, made me drink the Omega Kool-Aid. I believe he had the chrono version, which is 6K. It looks like a worthy Grail. Time to start... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
I love the Citizen Promaster Sky in silver titanium, Duratect coating, and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. And I really like the less refined Ecozilla on the shark mesh with mineral crystal. I mention the deeper appeal of the Promaster Sky because... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Herculodge
For the record, I won't be selling any quartz watches any time soon. If in 6 months, I find that some aren't getting wrist time, then perhaps. I'm not desperate to get rid of them or fund any 2-5K Grail. Such a grail of course would be an auto, but that's far off.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Watch Obsessive's Quartz Dilemma at Herculodge
Ulysses writes: I get the strangest feeling you might be planning to sell some of those quartz pieces, based on the way you feel (or don't feel) about them. I'm on the other side of the fence. I agree with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Herculodge
This evening, NPR's All Thing's Considered had a piece about the strength of the luxury watch in the face of Apple's iWatch. Swiss luxury continues to grow while the iWatch will probably be some obsolete gadget. Sounds good to me.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Herculodge
We used to joke here about a watch rental service. Well, it's finally here. Tony has apprised us of this Watch Report article about Eleven James who's in the luxury watch rental business. Related articles Avoiding Pronoun Errors Avoiding Mixed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Herculodge
McMahon English 1C Critical Thinking Syllabus Fall 2015 Email: Office: H121P; extension 5673 Office Hours: M and W: 2:45-3:45 and 5:30-6; T and TH 12:30-1 and 3:30-4:15 Students with Disabilities: If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Critical Thinker
Yesterday on NPR, I heard that Norway is getting rid of FM radio. By 2017, all radio in Norway will be digital. According to the Minister of Culture: "Listeners will have access to more diverse and pluralistic radio content, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Herculodge