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For Your Eyes Only

Manager codes for a cash register just strike me as ridiculous. (Some of the other things that have this effect are insurance for rented exercise equipment and plastic severed heads.) It’s like an announcement from the employer that their employees … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Dragons Soda

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine. The people at Jones Soda and I agree that Simpson’s Paradox readers are all huge nerds will find this product interesting and … Continue reading

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Montezuma’s Revenge

I say that we’ve been playing multiplayer, but actually I think we’re playing two entirely different games that just happen to look similar. Let’s start with the fact that Stick likes to sing the Civilization themesong… which doesn’t have words. I don’t even turn on the sound. It’s not that I don’t like the song, I just don’t care too much for in-game sound effects. I played the game for months before we happened to play a hotseat game on his PC, and I learned that the units speak in their native languages on activation. The Chinese units (usually mine) say “What do you want?” and the Romans (usually Stick’s) say “What are your orders?” Continue reading

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I wasn’t going to post about this — actually, I was just going to clean up, throw away all the evidence and pretend that we’d never had a kettle, but I couldn’t get the fumes out of the house before … Continue reading

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Spreading Seeds?

Limited time tonight, so I’ll just leave you with a picture of the least appropriate logo for a condom package. Stick says Trojans just as bad, what with the breached wall and destroyed city thing, but I say that even … Continue reading

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Playing With My Kids

I plaed a game of Scattergories with my kids the other day. If you’re not familiar with Fresca’s favorite party game, players have a list of categories like “fruits”, “countries” or “movie stars” and you have to think of something … Continue reading

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Helen of Yantai

I tutor a little girl called Helen, and by “tutor” I mean we play Barbies and lots of clapping games. She is bright, sweet, funny and the picture to the left shows her dressed up for her school concert and … Continue reading

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Ji, what were you thinking?

Last week my boss Ji took my class of Demon Children when I went out with Fresca. The Demon Children, and not the homesickness or lack of hot water, brought me closest to going back to the states. I am … Continue reading

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Still More Reasons to hate Troy

Iliad Essay for Harris’ Class I have two copies of The Iliad. My first one is a paperback version of the Robert Fagles translation. I’ve written all over it. In my freshman year, I started by identifying the Achaeans as … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things I didn’t Like About Troy

1) Troy wasn’t burned in a day, you know. 2) How about putting some gods in this movie? 3) What’s up with making Chryseis, Brieseis, Cassandra and Klytemnestra into the same person? What, there were too many women in the … Continue reading

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