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Help Me Vandalize This Map!

I’m a rambler, I’m a gambler, I’m a long way from home And if you don’t like me, well, leave me alone I’ll eat when I’m hungry, I’ll drink when I’m dry An’ the moonshine don’t kill me, I’ll live ’til I die! –“The Moonshiner,” a traditional Celtic lay   Just a quick hello here; my name is … [more]

Jack – Motorcyclist

Dad with Brammo Empulse

Onward & Upward

I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing. —Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Learning to Fly   “Are you scared, Jack?” “No way, Dad!” I stood there, looking up the hill at what’s now named Straddleline ORV Park. It’s been closed off and on over the years. Back when it was new, it was just “the ORV.” The Hill – since closed for safety reasons – had a sign at the bottom reading “NO FOUR-WHEELED VEHICLES ALLOWED.” Kicking over a DT175 isn’t nearly hard enough. To my chagrin, it … [Read More...]

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Are you not… ENTERTAINED?

So NBC is undergoing a gut check, and it'll be interesting to see if they discover an existence proof. Brian Williams's imaginary traumas in the desert have come home to roost on his head like loose-boweled pigeons, and the network is in a bit of a tizzy. What to do? Dozens of millions of dollars are already invested in making Brian Williams suitable for prime time, and that money is a sunk cost--they're not getting it back, whether or not they continue to parade him as their newsiest hood ornament. It's not like there isn't a … [Read More...]

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