uncommon

super moves

“A Swift Kick in the Pants,” my advice column, has been dormant for too long. Here are some recent requests for advice… From: xxxxxxx [xxxxxxxx@bellsouth.com] To: Monkey_Diarist [monkeydiarist@gmail.com] Date: Sun, 10 July 2005 13:18:18 (PDT) Subject: Hot Or Not? Hey Fucker, I may not fit the definition of a total hottie, but I’m not a …

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born slippy

There are a lot of dumb fuckers out there in the ether. After my last post I wanted to see what people say about terrorism, islam, christianity, and related topics. A good portion of the blogs that fall on either side of the fence are from people who clearly have little understanding to temper their …

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freedom of choice

Let’s say that Limey finally gets his wish and opens up a pub somewhere in the hinterlands of Britain. Let’s also say that he’s greedy and has little understanding of the laws of supply and demand. As such, he sets his prices 1 1/2 times higher than his competitors. Let’s also say that he has …

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boss of me

I don’t think there is a longtime blogger who, at one time or another, hasn’t experienced at least one person who posts a comment that belittles the blogger for their perceptions, beliefs, or understanding. These particular comments are usually on a post that either hits on a topic “too close to home” and makes them …

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tempted

In my opinion, there are three types of parents. The first is the “oh shit, you’re pregnant?!?” parent. They are not only ill-prepared for raising a family, but they most likely gave very little thought to being a parent until they were well on their way. They may not have planned their family, but once …

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who am I?

I don’t hold anything sacred. Seriously. Nothing immediately comes to mind that I’d get offended by. Everyone has opinions and even if those opinions differ greatly from what I believe, I won’t think less of you or get angry at you because you disagree with my position. I can have a heated discussion/argument about religion, …

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healing hands

Living in San Francisco for 12 years did introduce me to something you may not have come in contact with where you live. The “healer.” Not much better than the sanctimonious televangelists that populate sunday morning TV, healers (anyone who consideres themselves one) are everywhere in the Bay area. Well here on Maui, you can’t …

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here we go

[via 6togo] www.delocator.net (won’t hotlink since I don’t want to reward them with a referral) is one of those pursuits that I just don’t get. It lists “non-corporate” cafes based on your zip code. I guess the idea is that they are trying to generate business for mom & pop type establishments that can’t compete …

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harder to breathe

There are few things that can push me over the edge as quickly as indecision. I can accept it from children because they lack experience, but once you’ve been around the block a time or two all bets are off. Another thing I find annoying is standing in line, but standing in line is even …

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how much is enough?

Consider this: 1 US gallon = 128 US fluid ounces Here on Maui, a gallon of regular gasoline sells for about $2.599 while 16 Oz’s of Starbucks coffee goes for roughly $1.75. I’m sure you’ve seen others do the math, but bear with me. Using these figures, a gallon of Starbucks coffee will cost you …

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