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Don't know that either! Could've been named hundreds of years ago. .
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In Boscastle, Cornwall: It's actually a pretty neat place, not as cheesy as you might think. Toil and trouble, I'll say! . Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Spork in the Drawer
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I'm of the opinion that this was at low tide. Others may disagree! . Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
No clue...didn't actually stop in. Still..."Piggy in the Middle"! .
Easily Bo Donaldson. Not sure if Paper Lace even released a version. Don't care to find out, neither. .
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Saturday Palate Cleanser at A Spork in the Drawer
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My new favourite pub name: . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
It's the last weekend in July and so the Month of the Worst Music of the 1970s comes to an end... ...OR DOES IT? . Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
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Recent events which won't be spoken of here have made it necessary for me to flee the country take a vacation. I'll check in when it's safe I can. Here's an aardvark: . Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
The Affordable Care Act is torpedoed by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals thanks to poor proofreading on the Hill. . Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Christianist anti-choice nurse applies for a job at a family planning clinic, makes it clear that she won't hand out contraceptive pills, is turned down for the job, and...you know what comes next. . Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
James Garner. . Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
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Ye gods: [The Airbus patent application] says the saddle format will accommodate four seats into a space previously occupied by three. And we don't have a reasonably functional long-range passenger rail system as an alternative option, either. [Via Erik Loomis.]... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
It's the Worst Music of the 1970s month! And everyone is pregnant with anticipation! Take it away, Mr. Anka! . Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Dan, while strange, has a sense of whimsy about him and is somewhat self-aware. Plus, he's commented here so he's OK by me. .
MH17: The Malaysian passenger plane that was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday was carrying more than 100 public health experts on their way to a prominent international meeting on AIDS, according to several news reports. Their deaths have prompted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Relaxing at last. Few hours in magnificent Aussie bush. Ewes lambing, cows calving, great season. Later hoping show off mobs of kangaroos.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 18, 2014 I have to assume that "kangaroos" is code for "FOX News viewers".... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Charlie makes the point the Democrats are still frightened of their own shadows: The annual Netroots Nation gathering is an almost placid affair. For example, in contrast to the CPAC convention, at which every wingnut with delusions of grandeur showed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Making with the bang-bang: Researchers at Texas A&M University, for a study published in the Journal of Human Resources, concluded that homicides had increased by 8 percent in the more than 20 states that had passed "castle doctrine" laws, many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Peace in the Middle East: Marking the latest and most ambitious attempt to bring stability to the region, the United Nations announced Wednesday that every single person in the Middle East will receive his or her own sovereign nation as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The end of America approacheth: Each year, about 10,000 people contact poison centers in the United States, afraid that they gave too strong a dose of medicine or were confused by measurement directions, according to the American Association of Poison... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
It probably won't happen but yet another example of how the 0.01% protect themselves: Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in Twitter, Skype and Tesla, among other companies, has been agitating for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
This is one of those times at which you can only say, Of course: Under the 2007 deal cut to build Consol Energy Center, the state’s contribution was set at $7.5 million annually for 30 years, but in reality, taxpayers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer