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Hope everybody did for their Easter eggs in a fitting manner. My day was pretty low key, since I was still hurting from last night. We went and saw Parliament Funkadelic, and those shows require heavy pre-partying. One of the backup singers was this particularly beautiful young blonde woman, and she was bringing…

Happy Easter, fellow Groupthinkers. I eat eggs like Gaston, but don't hard boil them nearly enough. Today being the perfect opportunity, I even dyed them with some Crystal Light, which was disturbingly effective. The whole process left me feeling so enthusiastic that I decorated this centerpiece as my gift to you…

Has someone already diagrammed the relationship between stupidity and the desire to appear wise? Is it that they really think they're so smart, or is "smart" like a bad accent that they put on for the occasion? I just read the most pompous comment — a whole lecture that went like "The current trend in feminism ( the…

So . . . I went and saw "Olympus Has Fallen" in the theater today. I know, I know. Honestly, it was more stupid and awful than I could ever have imagined. Of particular note was Melissa Leo, Academy Award winner, as Secretary of Defense. Her role required her to endure a series of brutal beatings, including the…

So, last night I think I set a new record for self-centeredness. I was out with the telescope, and I started getting a little wistful about maybe our solar system giving me something a little more interesting to look at. Sci-fi planets always have multiple huge moons with crazy atmospheres, and everything's so much…

So, I was at Trader Joe's the other day, and they had a big display up front offering these for $5.99. White pomegranate flavored vodka sounds pretty sick, but Stoli for six bucks isn't exactly an everyday thing so I got two. The verdict: Not bad! The added flavoring's not my cup of tea, but the vodka itself is so…

Back when I was a village kid, we used to bet in the Breakup pool every spring to see who could guess the thaw time for the Yukon river. A clock was rigged up there on a tripod, and it would stop when the ice finally shifted. You might win 500 bucks! No prizes this time, but who wants to guess when Kinja rolls out…

Kathleen Foley became pregnant as a result of rape 30 years ago, and gave the child up for adoption. The adoption was supposed to be closed, and her grown child's later attempt to contact her was a disaster. The daughter approached a lawyer who turned out to be her son-in-law, who went straight to her husband, who…

So, old Hugo Chavez is dead, which is a blow to my poor granny. When it comes to leftist causes, she's less rational than even the most rabid birther or teabagger. I've gotten in so many arguments with her about him being a disaster for Venezuela, but she honestly starts going on about wreckers and CIA-sponsored…

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There was a shooting in Santa Cruz today where two cops and the gunman were killed. He was apparently totally obsessed with secretly peeping on women to the point of literally destroying his own life. Two detectives were investigating him for "inappropriate sexual advances toward a co-worker at her home," and he…

So, looks like the new Kinja's coming, and I feel . . . pretty good about it, I guess? The thought of them junking this current setup and trying something new doesn't trouble me AT ALL. I will not mourn its passing. Honestly, this version of Kinja's been stagnating in a state of such obvious failure that I thought…

So, here's the video I took earlier this evening of the International Space Station traveling directly overhead. It can only be seen with the naked eye just before sunrise or right after sunset, when the Earth is in shadow and light reflects down from the solar panels. I'm just a few degrees off of direct center…

Hey everybody, wish me luck! A moment of prime astronomical significance is fast approaching, and I plan to capture it on film tonight. My schemes for viral video stardom pretty much fell flat, but I'll YouTube the bare bones production anyway. Fame is only a fringe benefit though, because doing this right ought to…