Category Archives: I don’t get it

I’m a pain in the @ss. I’ve long been a contrarian. Also, I’ve long been a malcontent, often rejecting conventional viewpoints and their logic. The lessons I have learned from life are pessimism and cynicism. And I’ve long been an iconoclast. On top of all that, I Am My Father. That is, I am everything I swore as a youth I would avoid: old, a curmudgeon, a gadfly, and a grouch. So there’s lots of stuff I just don’t get. Oh, and by the way, how I expected to avoid age without…well…y’know…I have no idea. Just another Baby-Boom fantasy.

Detroit: “Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here”

Just had a rare sight: what must be a Geo-cum-Chevy that seems a 90’s Corolla duplicate. Chevrolet, for some typically-Detroit “idea”, went to the expense and turmoil of absorbing Geo into its marketing and merchandising…just before they turned off its … Continue reading

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Life “Lessons”?

So…why does the lesson always come after the test?

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ElReg: “Self-HEALING BATTERY could make electric cars practical at last”

Trustworthy and wonderfully-humorous tech journal The Register reports Stanford propellor-heads have discovered a possible basis for a much-more safe, sustainable and durable lithium-ion battery.  “ElReg” particularly emphasizes the potential here for a much-more sustainable electrically-powered automobile. But your humble curmudgeon-commentator … Continue reading

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Colonial Fire Sale, Southeast Asia, circa 1958

 

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I Know More Than I Understand

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