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 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 […]

FMJRA 2.0: RIP Klaus Schulze

— compiled by Wombat-socho This week we lost one of the pioneers of electronic music, Klaus Schulze, who died Tuesday from what appear to be complications from kidney failure. Briefly a member of seminal Krautrock bands Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, Schulze went on to release over sixty albums in his five decades of […]

FMJRA 2.0: Youth Gone Wild

— compiled by Wombat-socho As I remarked yesterday, I expect to be back in the groove of daily link posts starting tomorrow, so the FMJRA should be a a tad fatter. The expansion draft in Pete’s 1969 league was yesterday, and I lost Joe Niekro to the Angels, but it could have been worse. Now […]

FMJRA 2.0: Not Long Before The End

 – compiled by Wombat-socho Well, if you waited until now to get your taxes, done, you’re almost out of luck; your chances of finding a tax professional willing to handle your stuff tomorrow are slim and none. I put in something like 120 hours over the last couple of weeks, and have another ten-hour day […]

FMJRA 2.0: My Name Is Ruin

— compiled by Wombat-socho Haven’t had time to do much this week except sleep, eat, do taxes, shave, rinse & repeat. Ten more days until I’m home in Tonopah and mongling links again. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. Rule 5 Monday: The Best Rack In Hollywood? Animal Magnetism A View From The Beach […]

FMJRA 2.0: Shifting Through the Lens

— compiled by Wombat-socho Sorry about the extreme lateness of this post, but it’s been a rough weekend here in the Biggest Little City In The World. My Senators finished the season on the road 60-66, getting swept by the Indians at the Mistake By The Lake before going to Baltimore and taking two out […]

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