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I haven't been using my Ipod lately because I was feeling a bit of hearing loss in my left ear - I think it was compacting earwax or something. I think I left it at work at my desk. It was an old one so had very little value. I can't seem to find it. I glanced around at home and I didn't see it, but I didn't look in depth. Hmph.

Well, no huge loss. Like I said, it was old and cheap. I'll look through my coats, though.

I've been reading random Aubrey/Maturin on my commutes interspersed with other books. As I've discussed before, they are the perfect commuting books. It has confirmed my impression that the first two are definitely the best, the third is also quite good, but by the end it's mostly amusing and well-written genre fiction. Nothing to be ashamed of reading, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it unless the reader is into that sort of thing. I'm reading Post Captain right now. Probably the best of the series.

We are watching The Wire. We're in season 2 at the point where they just killed McNulty. Didn't see that one coming. Best show ever.

The wifing unit has little interest in seeing Game of Thrones, so I started watching a little bit. It's good television, not as good as the books. A lot of boobs on display. Just finished the episode where they revealed Robb is secretly Jamie's son.

NATO protests unremarkable so far. Only a handful of dead hippies rotting under the bridge. I'm quite annoyed at the cryptic nature of some of the information surrounding closures, delays, etc. Can't comprehend the maps. I especially want to know because the street in front of my church is marked yellow for some reason and - this is at least explained - the street behind is marked with blue and an explanation that at least one lane will be closed or something. Great, but what does the yellow mean and when is this supposed to be the case? If Sunday, great, I'll go somewhere else. Motorcades are mucking up traffic on Saturday, so I won't go anywhere then. I am being told to stay home from work and work from home on Friday and Monday.

The wifing unit is flying in on Sunday. That could be interesting.

The wifing unit had never seen The Blues Brothers, so we watched it. The surprise twist at the end where Carrie Fisher was secretly Jake's sister was great. It's a little-known fact that, apart from a couple scenes in downtown Chicago, most of the film was made in Milwaukee.

Not that I'm sticking around much longer, but I still need to be paid more. Since I'm leaving anyway, maybe I'll just see what happens if I bring it up. Why the hell not?

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(Comment Deleted) by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue May 15, 2012 at 04:45:58 PM EST

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don't give real spoilers! by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue May 15, 2012 at 08:05:23 PM EST

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Sorry, brain wasn't engaged by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed May 16, 2012 at 04:13:01 AM EST
Also, I'm bitter because I avoided the sports news all day Sunday, which was an epic day in football, so I could watch the Formula 1 race, but someone tweeted about the winner just as I started watching.

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Blues Brothers sadness... by atreides (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue May 15, 2012 at 05:51:33 PM EST
Donald "Duck" Dunn died a couple of days ago. Truly, an American/Blues Brothers Legend...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

we saw that like the day after the movie by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:16:02 PM EST
sad stuff. good player. in more music than we realize.

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they ought to wear gloves by nathan (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:38:55 PM EST
For various reasons.

second season of game of thrones by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:38:25 PM EST
is ridiculously racy, to the extent that i can't even recommend it to my parents. particularly the scene where joffrey horserapes the prostitute from winterfell (ros?). v disturbing stuff. 

(weirdly, my web browser spell checkotron doesn't seem to know the word "horserape.")

But by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed May 16, 2012 at 02:27:55 AM EST
..Game of Thrones (the books)  hardly hold back on atrocities and sex; isn't expecting the series to do so a little..... blinkered/ optimistic/ irrational?

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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horserape, sir, is where i draw the line! by the mariner (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:09:31 AM EST
also, SPOILER ALERT, the winterfell prostitute isn't in the books and therefore any equine encounters she might have in the series must be the invention of the pornographers at HBO. 

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Nah by Oberon (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed May 16, 2012 at 05:44:43 AM EST
The cleaner would lose their job if they got caught. It was probably your boss.

How now, mad spirit?
my boss has much better gadgets by gzt (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed May 16, 2012 at 07:16:57 AM EST
though, perhaps, it was taken on principle.

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I hate commies by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed May 16, 2012 at 01:41:44 PM EST
Especially Milwaukee commies.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

for some reason by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri May 25, 2012 at 01:15:55 PM EST
I'm reading this ten days later, and I'm in Milwaukee.

Nothing important to add.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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