Category Archives: Random Observations

Not a beautiful day in Venezuela

You thought you’d found a friend to take you out of this place Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace U2, Beautiful Day Venezuelan socialist authorities are learning that their incompetence knows no earthly limitations.  Party loyalists … Continue reading

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Wilfredo and the evolution of a sure thing

The following takes place between 1:47 AM and 1:55 AM EST inside The Bar on Giralda in Coral Gables on December 23rd.  An entertaining live band, The 540′s–the band [pictured] proved to be surprisingly good despite featuring an attorney as … Continue reading

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People that go Boo Boo in the night

Friend of the blog and past contributor, Wichi, weighs in on his new least favorite television show(s): In the midst of the killing season, i.e., bashing our least favorite candidate for the Office of the President, permit me a brief … Continue reading

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Man of the Year?

The 1987 cover story was written by Rick Reilly, a writer I enjoy. The point is not that Reilly is, or was, a fool. After all, in theory no one could have known then. But that is the point. The … Continue reading

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Payback on Planet Bron

Dateline July 2031: Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Announcement — coming 10 years to the day of The Decision — that Aliens are real. Turns out they have long been among us and possess a bizarre sense of … Continue reading

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Scientology’s Bombshell: Xenu vs Zena on PPV

In a stunning development, the Church of Scientology has decided to spin off its core beliefs into a separate entity whose relationship with Scientology would only exist through monitored arm’s length transactions. The new company, Thetan But Not Beaten [TBNB] … Continue reading

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Quantifying change

I never trust people’s memories, especially about anecdotal things like weather and how times have changed etc. But when change is quantified, as was done at the Asymco web site, the results are worth reflecting on. So what’s the next … Continue reading

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The OB2 — Miami Marlins Arrive Alive

The Miami Marlins were born on 11/11/11. Despite the elephantine gestation period, I watched the birth online with nothing but feelings of pride. Both for my city of Miami and the neighborhood of my youth and preferred locale for cultural … Continue reading

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Unsparing Profile Of A Heart Breaker

Take a moment to see photographer Darcy Padilla’s Julie Project. A profoundly sad pictorial documentation of the life of a someone who never escaped the odds stacked against her. Ms Padilla states that she hopes that people will have a … Continue reading

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Vortex Discharges, Snickers and Communism

There are various one-liners ricocheting off each other in my head. The lines are like pliant pets, once in the brain, their sole purpose is to be ready if called to the vortex by some seemingly random triggering event, irrespective … Continue reading

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