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  • smcnally 7:31 am on August 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    He could’ve put the phone down quicker 

  • smcnally 4:07 am on June 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Better in the Belfry than the Bedroom 

    There’s a lot of information available about getting a bat out of your house. A lot of it is wonderfully, frighteningly specific. WikiHow has an illustrated 10-Step Guide.

    (Wound up needing only Step 10)

    While the bat flew around the bedroom, s/he was easy to see if less easy to keep from crashing into me. Once s/he landed, s/he was nowhere to be found. After a few minutes, s/he was flying around again. I opened the door to the terrace; s/he landed again instead of flying outside. Gave it another few minutes and nothing. It was after 3AM. I shut everything and slept in the basement.

    The next day, I moved the bed and all the furniture, searched high and low with a flashlight, and beat every surface with a Swiffer. Saw no bat, nor bat turd; Nothing. Night came and s/he was swooping around the ceiling fan again. I opened the terrace door, stepped out — backward, holding open the screen door — and s/he continued round the fan (much better than landing / disappearing). I clanked the Swiffer on the screen door a few times, and she flew out to freedom and freed up our bedroom.

    Glad s/he’s gone with all of us unharmed, but where the f*ck was that bat hiding?

  • smcnally 5:24 am on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Has anyone disrupted the washing machine-resistant lip balm space yet?

  • smcnally 7:03 am on January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    … in this instance. 

    At 538 and Nate Silver's previous gig, they called a bunch of races precisely. Other experts and other races, too.

  • smcnally 12:43 am on January 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Back in the Swing 

    Happy 2017, New York


  • smcnally 7:18 am on December 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    King-high flush is a pretty good hand. Any boat will beat it.

  • smcnally 7:15 am on December 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    Get between a man and his tilt when you’ve got a play

  • smcnally 7:14 am on December 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    You can find ways to like the cards you have. Try not to

  • smcnally 8:50 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    g*d and man(dated) 

    Keeping government out of religions’ business is a far more important facet of “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” than preventing “Under God” from ever being uttered in public places. We should appreciate wishes for both within reason; mandating Catholic schools to prescribe health care that runs contrary to their faith – regardless of benefits and because it’s available via other means – is not reasonable.Receive Bacon

    If bacon was shown to be efficacious against several forms of cancer
    — and, by Cthulhu, may it found to be so —
    would the government mandate madrasahs and yeshivas to prescribe it? If beef short-ribs prevented avian flu, would a Gurdwara be fined for not serving them?

    (btw – I firmly believe in birth control. Parenting well is the hardest job there is; entering it unwillingly wont make it easier and is likely to be good for none involved.)

  • smcnally 3:08 pm on October 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Dave’s (and Steve’s) not here, man 

    I am on True/Slant and – to a much lesser extent – Mean Business.

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