Inhuman Swill : Page 156
Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.
            

I had to be here to the office early to do a data upload to our live site, but an upgrade to some of our software had wiped out my settings. (I know I may be speaking Greek here.) By the time I had things straightened out, it was too late to do the upload, because many of our clients would already be using the site. On top of that, I got testy with Laura on the way to the subway earlier, and now I feel bad. (Not to mention how she must feel.) And my delivery order of an omelet with sausage, tomato, and cheddar cheese with buttered whole wheat toast somehow transformed en route into a sausage, tomato, and cheddar cheese sandwich on buttered whole wheat toast. Kind of messy to eat. Fingers now nice and greasy for typing with.

Is it too late to start Friday over again?

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Blinding insight of the day

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The Constitution is not meant to protect institutions such as marriage from threats real or perceived. It is meant to protect the individual from the depradations of the marauding many.

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Flipflopping like a dead horse

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Do anyone else's teeth begin to grind every time you hear a man-on-the-street interview in which the subject parrots the received unwisdom about how John Kerry is a "flipflopper"?

Ouch, my molars.

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Eight at one blow

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The Boston Red Sox win eight games in a row, coming back from 3-0 deficit in the pennant series to sweep the World Series. That's history, and how strange that it ended on a night when the moon looked red on the East Coast thanks to a lunar eclipse! Congrats to all you Sox fans out there!

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The moon and the Sox

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Well, the lunar eclipse has begun. We have a terrific view of it from the back yard, and we're stepping outside to check on its progress during every commercial in Game 4 of the World Series. More superstitious folks might call the eclipse a portent.

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Some snooty Londoner

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Who the heck is this Samuel Pepys guy, and why the hell is his blog so popular?

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Terror alert levels

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I can't believe it took Laura and me so long to get around to seeing Avenue Q. We went with her parents last night, and the show was delightful from the first strains of its Sesame Street-ish theme song to its puppeteers' final bows.

As a former Sesame Workshop employee, I first heard of Avenue Q before it originally opened off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater. But did I go? No. Do I wish I had? Oh, yes.

In a raucous evening, it was interesting that the loudest cheers (save those at show's end) came during the song "For Now," when, as part of a recitation of things that would eventually pass, this line was sung: "George Bush is just for now."

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Baying at a Bush

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Somewhat in the tradition of [info]bad_bad_zoot, actual wolves respond to their vilification in a recent Bush campaign ad.

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An open letter from Donna Marsh O'Connor, who lost a daughter and unborn grandchild at the World Trade Center, to President Bush.

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