@peterbromberg RE: IRS Let’s hope they don’t institute the draft to fill the ranks.
Somehow, all this is going to be installed today by two guys. I don’t see how it’s possible: http://twitpic.com/1c7ebu
Carnage4Life When cashiers ask me for my phone number before I can pay, I now respond “Sorry, I’m not single” - shuts ‘em right up
Bravo: “We decided we didn’t want to be agents of China.” http://tr.im/TblA
@shlevy As they get older, we will reexamine the appropriateness of the rules and eliminate those that don’t apply.
@shlevy If we discipline them with a timeout or being sent to their rooms, it is not a negotiation.
@shlevy We have rules around the house. Their agreement or disagreement with the rules is irrelevant to me.
@shlevy It depends on what we’re disagreeing about and how old (therefore the level of rationality) they are.
@shlevy Ultimately, yes. Practically, it starts out constant and gradually they become more and more autonomous over time.
@shlevy Ideally, you earn their trust and respect by explaining your actions, evaluations, and discipline.
@shlevy You have the responsibility of raising them. They must come to understand that your judgment is supreme for that reason.
@shlevy Doing what I ask you to do is a matter of respecting my authority. It’s not entirely the same but they’re closely related.
@shlevy I think obedience (ie respect) is a value in children, but blind obedience isn’t. I’ve spanked when necessary, but as a last resort.
@mwickens Yep. 32 GB.
Party time, excellent: http://tr.im/SBoN
@asocialcontract I like it. It’s very clean.
The problem with “betting the company” is that sometimes you lose: http://tr.im/SxwN
This is mesmerizing: http://www.youtube.com/w…
Just completed the Census accurately: six Browns in our house of the race “Human”
This is freaking amazing: http://www.spiraleyeneed…
Surprising fact: James Lipton composed the theme to 80s children’s show “Thundercats.” Ho! http://tr.im/Sfqw
“You can either be a shit funnel or a shit umbrella.” http://tr.im/S5R6
And there goes that dropping I was expecting from the other shoe.
Peace of mind is very liberating. And a good backup strategy delivers amazing peace of mind. I agree with Merlin and John: http://tr.im/S2Rd
“Show me on the doll where Jacob touched you”: http://www.cafepress.com…
@alyankovic What, no Phoenix? Come on! It’s right down the street from LA.
@DrBobParsons That was fascinating. Thanks for sharing it!
Man’s best friend: http://wondermark.com/60…
“If you want to pass some eye water, I can get you a weakness tissue.” — 30 Rock
“It’s a 24-hour news cycle. We really don’t have time to do it right anymore.” — 30 Rock
Watched “first two” episodes of The Prisoner. I’ve seen enough; it just doesn’t do it for me.
Third try at watching The Prisoner. I think I’ll get through the first episode.i think the key is to start it *before* midnight.
Tron Legacy looks incredible. But 12/17/2010!?! I can’t wait that long, fer cryin’ out loud.
This Ayn-Rand-as-fan-of-serial-killer meme reeks of desperation. The context in her journal is just so clear that the dishonesty is blatant.
@_n I’ve seen her, too. And I thought the exactly same thing. Also, picturing a world where “Hey, the K-Y lady’s here” is a real statement.
Payday with two bonuses is great but sorely tempered by the tax sodomization that accompanies it. THAT’S WITH EIGHT EXEMPTIONS!?!
Michael Cera as Gilligan. No, no, no, no, no: http://www.variety.com/a…
Anyone whining about should take heed of this gentleman’s better attitude: http://j.mp/cCV0Kz
Yet another potential comment falls victim to “do I feel like starting a maelstrom?” No, not really. Cancel comment.
Izza twap: http://tr.im/QfLA