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Ready For Action?

I’m starting to get interested in photography. This Christmas my wife gave me a new digital camera that has all the features I need to practice my picture taking without being able to blame the camera for the bad ones. Yesterday, I was driving around and got caught at an intersection that was blocked by […]

God Bless HIPAA

Glenn Reynolds’ wife is home from the hospital six hours later than expected because of all the paperwork. Over at Three Men And A Blog The Doctor is using this as a reason to complain about all the paperwork too. As for me, I don’t mind the paperwork so much. In fact, I kind of […]

Hunter S. Thompson, R.I.P.

I haven’t read a lot of Hunter S. Thompson’s work, but I enjoyed reading what I did. I’m not sure there was a point to it all, but it was fun along the way. So now he’s gone and killed himself. Self-inflicted gunshot wound, right in the head. Anybody shocked by this turn of events? […]

The Pitter-Patter of Jackboots

So there I was, eastbound on Higgins Road, crossing Nagle Avenue, when out of the corner of my eye, just down Nagle at the Foster Avenue intersection, I see a flash. I circled around to take a look: I, for one, do not welcome our new robot overlords. UPDATE: Here are some shots showing the […]

Marriage Is an Institution

Wedding bells are in the air for Mary Kay LeTourneau and Vili Fualaau, and isn’t it about time these two crazy kids got hitched? Get them a gift. People have often noted that society normally treats statutory rape differently depending on whether the older person is a man or a woman. A man is assumed […]

A Letter to the Governor

Governor Rod R. Blagojevich Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Dear Governor Blagojevich, I’m a taxpayer, voter, and 40-year resident of Illinois. I’m writing to thank you for signing SB3007, which mitigates the damage to people’s lives as a result of a minor criminal conviction. It was so very much the […]

Creepy Parallels

There’s a sculpture in a public park in Chicago that people aren’t allowed to photograph because the artist still owns the copyright. Apparently the guards hassle people they see taking pictures. According to the comments in this Hit and Run article, this is pretty common, although usually in private displays, not on public property. Also, […]