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KLBJ AM online – It’s a ‘stream’ alright

That would be 590klbj.com. To listen online you just (as Jeff says) “Click on the flashing box, and put you head down”. Except it’s not that easy. They’ve cut the commercials online (some contractual issues, apparently) and instead stream a loop of comments from one of the most backwards Texans I’ve ever had the misfortune …

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Fandom Science

Real Invisibility; Just Around the Corner?

Apparently they’ve stumbled upon a Romulan warbird out there somewhere. Here’s a snippet of the article: The cloak works on the principal of light as an electromagnetic wave, with a longer wavelength than X-rays and ultraviolet and shorter wavelength than infrared, microwaves and radio waves. The electromagnetic waves follow four mathematical formulas established nearly 150 …

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The Da Vinci Code

Saw the film at the Alamo Drafthouse South yesterday evening. Ron Howard pulled off another excellent film with this one. Personally, I thought it was every bit as good as Apollo 13. Also hearkening back to Apollo 13, Tom Hanks appeared to be channeling his characterization of Jim Lovell in that film, and to great …

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Philosophy Politics

Meth – the ‘new’ devil’s drug

(One from the archive, but this issue is still being fought out in various legislatures) —- It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. The (small gov’t?) GOP has a problem with the proposed new rules on curbing accessibility to Pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine (as if you can even find Ephedrine anywhere to start with) …

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Fandom

The Hanso Foundation

The Wife and I are movie weirdos. Long after the rest of the theatre is empty, after everyone else who was in the theatre is already in the parking lot trying to get into their cars and beat the traffic home, we’re still sitting there watching the rest of the film. The credits, that is. …

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Family Humor

The Wife

“Doesn’t she have a name?” Why yes, she does. She just doesn’t want me to use it here. Probably doesn’t want her name associated with her like the name “Margaret” has been associated with an amazing ability to argue about anything. I started calling her ‘the wife’ because it annoyed a co-worker to hear me …

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Fandom

Will the real Star Wars please step forward

Turns out that Fox actually has more clout, when it comes to Star Wars, than George Lucas does. Or maybe, George still needs a few more millions in the coffers before he closes the bank on the Star Wars debacle. In any case, recent news is that the original Star Wars Trilogy will be released …

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Politics

Major Party fundraising

Must be quite a challenge to generate all those dollars so that the taxpayers can be stuck with a matching bill. Congressman Tom Reynolds’ office has called the wife (who is anything but a Republican. She runs a small business, but…) several times over the past few weeks, trying to get her to support the …

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