July 2024


Don’t Be Stupid Fucking Tourists

I actually uttered this words on a bus earlier this year.

I was somewhere random and needed to go somewhere else random and, like magic, there happened to be a bus that connected the two points. You might think that this is a one off, but the professionals at BVG, the Berlin Public Transit Group, […]

Figuring out Cheltenham Spa’s Public Transit requires too much patience.

Next week I am going on a brief vacation.

I’ll be flying to London, where I plan on spending a few hours perusing the Tate Modern before heading over to my favorite English city, Cheltenham Spa. Once there, I’ll be visiting friends and otherwise enjoying what the city has to offer.

Unfortunately, like all good […]

Thanks for stopping the kissing

Dear Principal Bell,

I just heard the fantastic news that a teacher at your school called the police after witnessing two 12 year olds kiss on the playground.

I think this is fantastic! Nothing like embarrassing two children by calling the cops. It’s unfortunate that the cops didn’t arrest the kids and toss them in […]

American Parent? Like to be scared shitless? Then the FBI has an App for you!

For the statistically inept, and those who like to be scared shitless because they don’t understand numbers, the FBI has just released its very first App, the “Child ID App”.

Amusingly the FBI uses some numbers that I’ve seen before to scare the shit out of idiots:

A child goes missing every 40 seconds. Many […]

What the hell is going on in America? A Rant.

Although I’m an American, and although I actually pay taxes in the United States, I’ve tried to avoid immersing myself too far into the details of the current debacle in the United States.

Honestly, I’ve been focusing a lot of my non-work brain time on other issues so my exposure to the problem has been […]

To Bozeman, Montana: Don’t Stop!

Dear Mayor Jacobson and City Manager Kukulski:

I was disappointed to learn that you have stopped asking applicants for their usernames and passwords to email accounts and social networking sites on the Internet.

In this era where its hard to tell where leaks have sprung, this policy of requesting usernames and passwords is immensely useful […]

Canadian Sense

I won’t ask my Canadian readers to defend Canada, but I’ve always been under the impression that the country is imminently sensible, filled with diverse, intelligent, and friendly people (save for Quebec).

For me, whenever I hear about insane US policies, I presume that they are not adopted by Canada because Canadian policy makers look […]

Two Bakery Photos

I took both of the photos today–one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. One made me grouchy and angry, the other amused me.

The driver of this car, WE EV 37, this morning was too important and in too big a rush to park in an actual parking […]

Stupid Me.

Yesterday my American-German PseudoWife came and spent the night at my apartment.

This was the second time she’d spent the night at my apartment—she was my first houseguest last week, even before the Regensbloggers, who stayed with me over the weekend.

Amusingly the pattern of care sort of inverted itself from last week to this […]

Republican Rhetoric

via Mr. Charlie Todd