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Yes, I miss George W. Bush…as an opponent.

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Donald Trump has me missing George W. Bush…as an opponent. Yeah, I think that President Bush didn’t do a good job…not at all. But if my choices were him or Donald Trump, I’d vote for President Bush (after gulping quite a bit of pink bismuth)

Unrelated note
There really is no hope for me…at least I caught it BEFORE I left for work.

insideout

September 22, 2016 Posted by | humor, political/social, politics, politics/social | Leave a comment

Snarky Grumpy Meme Two

yourbestisterrible

When people post stuff like the meme on the left, it is time to click “unfollow” or “unfriend”.🙂 Seriously, if you want to be liked, become likable. If you want to be accepted, earn acceptance.

May 2, 2016 Posted by | humor | | Leave a comment

Snarky Grumpy Meme One

someonebutnotmecombine

Ha ha ha ha…:-)

May 2, 2016 Posted by | humor | | Leave a comment

Math-y Bernie and Stanford

Workout notes: weight, 186. eek!
pull ups: 5 sets of 10 (ok), rotator cuff
bench press: 10 x 135, 5 x 185 (strong), 8 x 170
incline press: 10 x 135
military press (dumbbell): 2 sets of 12 x 50 seated, supported, 10 x 40 standing
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50
twist crunch: 2 sets of 12
yoga leg lifts: 2 sets of 10
moving bridge
headstand
side plank 30 seconds, front 30 seconds

Swim: 500 free, 10 x 25 3g/5g, 25 swim (fins), 8 x 50 (side/free), 100 pull, 100 free, 100 pull, 100 of fly/free

Math: yes, the delegate math works against Sanders (though he will probably win Wisconsin by 5-10 points) but not catch up enough on delegates. Yes, he has run an excellent campaign:

The first thing to say is that it’s still very unlikely that Sanders can win the nomination. Don’t tell me about national polls (and cherry-pick the polls that show your guy getting close); at this point it’s all about delegate counts, where Clinton has a substantial lead with the voting more than half over. The Times’s Upshot has a nice calculator that takes account of what we know about demographic factors – Sanders does well in very white states and in caucuses, not so much elsewhere – and lets you experiment with various overall leads in what remains of the race. To overtake Clinton in pledged delegates, Sanders would need to win by about a 13 point margin from here on in […]

at this point it’s something like a 90 percent probability that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Anyone denying that arithmetic is basically pulling a con job on Sanders supporters.

So what does that say about appropriate behavior on the part of her rival? Two things, I’d argue.

First, the Sanders campaign needs to stop feeding the right-wing disinformation machine. Engaging in innuendo suggesting, without evidence, that Clinton is corrupt is, at this point, basically campaigning on behalf of the RNC. If Sanders really believes, as he says, that it’s all-important to keep the White House out of Republican hands, he should stop all that – and tell his staff to stop it too.

Second, it’s time for Sanders to engage in some citizenship. The presidency isn’t the only office on the line; down-ballot races for the Senate and even the House are going to be crucial. Clinton has been raising money for other races; Sanders hasn’t, and is still being evasive on whether he will ever do so. Not acceptable.

And speaking of math, get a load of some April Fool’s demands made on the Stanford math department. (all in good fun)

April 2, 2016 Posted by | humor, politics, politics/social, social/political, swimming, weight training | | Leave a comment

Am I that bad?

Someone posted this meme…and tagged me.

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Am I really that bad?🙂

March 22, 2016 Posted by | humor, political humor | , , | Leave a comment

Harry Kellerman and troubles….

A few days ago my wife thanked me for listening to “her troubles”. I said “oh, I am fine..that is the price I pay for…”…well never mind that.

But that did remind me of a scene from a 1971 movie starring Dustin Hoffman: it is called Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Terrible Things About Me? It is a comedy-drama that is about a musician who has emotional and mental issues.

Sure enough I found the movie on Youtube. The Hoffman character is visiting his analyst and he imagines his analyst breaking into the song Don’t Tell Me Your Troubles (17:06 into the movie video)

It is the Ray Charles cover:

And that got me to thinking about my protocol (yes, this meme is a JOKE). Remember the song is about a guy in anguish because his “sweet love” left him, and he just doesn’t want to hear about anyone else’s troubles AT THAT TIME.

tellmeyourtroubles

January 26, 2016 Posted by | humor, movies | , , | Leave a comment

I’ve seen that look…

She bends over, straightens up and then realizes where he was…

Screen shot 2015-11-27 at 10.17.04 PM

November 28, 2015 Posted by | big butts, human sexuality, humor | | 1 Comment

Silly memes (version ???)

At least two of these: I did NOT create.

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Note: this happened to me twice two weekends ago: I was with an Ohio State fan on Saturday, and between two Bears fans on Sunday…only one of which was hot. And no, it was NOT Jason.🙂

yoquero

Before you say this

youllgodowninhistory

Think of the song lyrics …

And to finish off: my wife and I have watched many Columbo and Murder She Wrote shows together …this is almost an evening ritual. Whereas Columbo is a homicide detective, J. B. Fletcher is a murder mystery writer who ..well…let’s just say that where ever she goes, someone gets murdered. Think that Chicago has a lot of murders? Per capita, it trails (the fictional) Cabot Cove (and where ever Ms. Fletcher travels to…)

jbfletcherthanksgiving

November 25, 2015 Posted by | humor | , , | Leave a comment

Marathon brain….

By “marathon brain” I mean my tendency to get overemotional and illogical when I get very tired.

I had a lot of that today.

1. At about mile 14, I seriously considered dropping out. There was one (2 year older) guy following me; he was to beat me convincingly at the end. But he was running.
Why? I was embarrassed to be so slow and so far back in the pack; only two runners finished after I did.

2. I knew that the course had an uphill segment from mile 17 to 22 and was downhill from 24 to the finish. But I was so ready for that downhill to start; I remember getting upset that “we were still only at Wisconsin Ave.”

ONLY THE MILEAGE matters..not how the course includes the mileage. Bottom line: at mile 21, mile 22 would be next, no matter how the course was designed. I also whimpered at anything resembling an upgrade (incline).

3. In Glenn Oak park: you enter at mile 23 and leave a mile 24. Simple, right? Well, I was getting upset that the course was taking me further and further to the right (north) when I was ready to go to the left.

Uh…a mile is a mile.

4. At mile 26 I was ready to be done. Craig saw me and said something encouraging…I whined “do we have to go ALL the way around the Civic Center to enter it (where we finished)” He reminded me that 0.22 miles is 0.22 miles, no matter how the course is laid out. He made a crack about it being like being stuck in a “boring math professor’s lecture” and that made me laugh.

I continue to be amazed at how illogical and whiny I get when I am very tired.

October 18, 2015 Posted by | humor, marathons | , , | Leave a comment

Old man thug life…

Ok, I noticed but didn’t say anything.

A young woman was doing cable pulley crunches:

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But had her back to the support pole:

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(she was kneeling instead of standing, but she was facing away, as above)

And was so close, she had a “butt grip” on the pole, that got deeper every time she bent forward:

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Not sure if it was on purpose or not; not sure if the weight room supervisor would say something or not. 🙂

Calculation
I was at the board, doing a numerical analysis calculation. Woman (not a student, but staff or faculty) walks away down the hall. She was wearing a tight white dress..(no slip?) with clear as a bell VPLs.

I finished the calculation and got it right.🙂 (it involved the remainder term of the Taylor series)

August 26, 2015 Posted by | human sexuality, humor | , , , | Leave a comment