The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

FMJRA 2.0: The Glorious Burden

— compiled by Wombat-socho The less said about baseball this week, the better. We’re going to have to send a crew down to Home Depot for some new water coolers, and pray hard for Juan Marichal’s quick recovery. On the second day at Gettysburg, Longstreet’s division tried to crush the left flank of Meade’s forces […]

FMJRA 2.0: Synphaera

— compiled by Wombat-socho I have not been making as much progress on weeding out dead blogs from the bloglist, but at least I have peered into the guts of WordPress and figured out how to update the FMJRA widget so it’s not stuck on American Power all the time, especially since they don’t link […]

FMJRA 2.0: Girls With Guns

— compiled by Wombat-socho The really cool thing about today’s SOTD was that Tommy Shaw & the crew did the official video in one take. Never cared for Styx, but this was a great song. Senators played five games this week, and the hitters didn’t hit, so it didn’t matter that the starting rotation turned […]

FMJRA 2.0: Opening Day

— compiled by Wombat-socho Well, that was a fun week in the DC area. Got to see a lot of my friends, eat delicious food I can’t find out here, do The Other Podcast, and in general avoid all the drama & COVID stupidity at Balticon this year. In other news, the time zone changes […]

FMJRA 2.0: RIP Vangelis

— compiled by Wombat-socho Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis, is perhaps best known for his soundtracks to Chariots Of Fire and Blade Runner, but I first encountered him as the composer of quirky electronica albums such as Albedo 0.39 and Spiral. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” Gregor Mendel […]

FMJRA 2.0: The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

— compiled by Wombat-socho I hadn’t thought of this song in ages…when it hit the airwaves, I was coming to the end of my time at the Defense Language Institute. I didn’t know jack about how fraternities & sororities worked except for what I’d seen in Animal House, but as it happened, I was dating […]

FMJRA 2.0: Mirage

— compiled by Wombat-socho We’re almost to the end of the 1970 draft in Pete’s continuing draft league, and I feel pretty good about the Senators’ chances this coming season. I managed to keep the offensive and defensive core of the team intact while adding some good replacements for departed players and some solid backups […]

FMJRA 2.0: Silhouettes

— compiled by Wombat-socho The draft is underway in Pete’s league for the 1970 season, and so far things are going well for the Senators: we picked up outfielder Del Unser, pitcher Juan Marichal, and closer Moe Drabowsky, among other good players, so I think we’re going to actually have a better team than last […]

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