Monthly Archives: July 2014

The World’s Dirtiest Joke

Many years ago, probably on an HBO special, a black comedian told what he claimed to be the world’s dirtiest joke. He dragged it out through his entire performance with many digressions, but when he finally delivered the punch line … Continue reading

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Delaware Politics and Bloom Energy

All else being equal, my monthly electric bill is $6 more than yours. That is the average subsidy Delmarva Power customers are paying to Bloom Energy for supplying electricity from renewable resources and as an incentive to build a manufacturing … Continue reading

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A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Warning!  The following post describes scenes that are sure to be disturbing to everyone.  Readers are urged to use discretion. I raved on in a past blog about my satisfaction with my two new low-flush toilets (9/20/2011).   After all this … Continue reading

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Kumbaya

I recently came across an article that used the word “Kumbaya” in a way I did not understand. I only knew it as the spiritual song that became popular in the 1960s and is now a staple of campfire sing-alongs … Continue reading

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Thought Experiments on Death

The 16th century French writer Michel de Montaigne said, “I want death to find me planting my cabbages, but careless of death, and still more of my unfinished garden.” Supposing . . . just supposing . . . one afternoon … Continue reading

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App Directions

Many times I have given the advice, “When all else fails, try reading the directions.” Perhaps I have done this too many times because humanity seems to be divided into two unchangeable groups: those who always read directions and those … Continue reading

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Delaware’s I-95 and I-495 Debacle

Interstate I-95 that runs along America’s East Coast from Maine to Florida cuts right through the center of Wilmington where motorists passing through once got bogged down in local traffic.   They did not want to be there, and neither did … Continue reading

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