Musings from Brian J. Noggle
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Findings of the MfBJN Linguistic Institute
Actually, "Mele Kalikimaka" is Hawaii's way of saying, "Into the volcano, haole, you have offended Pele."

Friday, December 19, 2008
Get Your Pool Squares Now
Blagojevich: Resignation, Impeachment, or "Suicide"?

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Starring Ray "The Hairpiece" Vinson as Shiva
Ad on the back of the new Yellow Pages:

Ray Vinson as Shiva Shiva says 9999
The DestroyerA Mortgage Broker

Easy home equity credit and low, low mortgage rates as the destroyer. That's a mighty deep ad.

Classics Club in the Wild?
A screengrab from a video in which Jesse Jackson, Jr., says he's not candidate number five or client number five or whatever enumeration was on the tapes of Rod Blago. Are those Classics Club editions over his right shoulder?

Classics Club editions in the wild?

I think so!

I have more than he does, though.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The War Is On!
More bicyclist violence:
    Three people were critically injured when a bicyclist rode by and opened fire, Kansas City police said.
How soon until we can just inter the two-wheeled menaces?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Noggle on Your Driveway
OPINION SHAPER: Health-care industry better as private enterprise

Sunday, December 14, 2008
Book Report: One More Time by Mike Royko (2000)
I like Royko; I liked some of his other books (Dr. Kookie, You're Right and Like I Was Sayin', for instance). This book, however, isn't the best of the lot, although it's supposed to be The Best of Mike Royko.

The book contains columns from across the decades and papers for which Royko wrote, so it's really got the historical summary course thing going on. Worse, the selection of the pieces probably reflects as much the decisions of the compilers and the times in which they lived rather than Royko; after all, these selections don't tend to overlap the columns in the books he compiled. As a result, Royko comes across a little more straight ahead Democratic pundit than he probably was, although his views did skew that way. His columns, though, have more humanity and sticking up for the little guy against the big guys than the collection's selection ultimately identifies.

Of course, I'm not a true Royko scholar; that's just what I get from his books.

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To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."