As the digits actually did fall

Remember this from last month?

Victor Oladipo wore #5 in Orlando, and I was sort of wondering what would happen when he got to Oklahoma City, where Kyle Singler wears #5.

Singler moves to #15. My one correct projection: Ersan İlyasova will indeed wear #7. Daniel Hamilton will wear #25, and Domantas Sabonis #30.

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Lost in the sauce once again

Jay Friedman says that salt and pepper are for sexual squares:

Describing store customers who are “repulsed” by more exotic spice combinations, Friedman argues that people who stick to salt and pepper “have a strict recipe for life … believe in sex for procreation only” and live their lives “in fear of falling off the edge.” Hence they seek “refuge in rules and regulations.”

He continues with the theme, saying people who keep their spices simple are the driving forces behind “anti-gay, anti-birth control, anti-sex education sentiment.”

They are “anti-sex and anti-pleasure, with such sentiment sometimes turning hostile,” Friedman writes. Never missing a chance to mention that he’s a sex educator, he continues that “I’ve endured angry confrontation, received hate mail, and faced vitriol that’s escalated to the level of death threats.”

Well, we certainly don’t have to traffic in vitriol. How about this: Friedman leaves me alone about my steak au poivre, and I don’t suggest that he find an anal application for sriracha.

(Via Weasel Zippers.)

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Rehab: day seven

Progress report reports progress. (My concerns were noted.) The kitchen does one vegetable very well: broccoli. And the owner of a nice pair of stems (55-ish) walked out of here today.

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Left-lane bandit alert

Hoosiers get, well, semi-tough:

The state of Indiana is cracking down on motorists driving too slowly in the left lane.

In the first year of the State’s highway slowpokes law, state police issued 109 tickets and at least 1,535 warnings to drivers that didn’t move from the left lane when they should reasonably know another vehicle is trying to overtake them. The law went into effect last July.

Hey, it’s a start.

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Nobel recommendation

The person who comes up with a hospital bed in which more than 5 percent of the population can sleep comfortably deserves everything in the world.

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And so it’s come to this

Evidently we need to talk about Kevin:

Any Kevin, doesn’t matter.

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Rehab: day six

Various reassurances from the staff. And finally, the disconnection of my dual-exhaust wound drain, which has finally quit spitting up 100 ml a day.

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The bane of my existence

Unfashionable change purse

It’s gone now. I think. I keep looking behind me to see if’s it’s hiding back there.

(Photo by Infiniti125 – I just took a photo of it, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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The rules are known

I remember when I had to learn them myself:

Nearly all of us had security clearances. The process of getting them involved an education in the requirements of the National Security Act. That Act makes anyone with access to classified information personally responsible for it. Whether through malice or negligence, if it escapes from his hands to uncleared hands, then regardless of his intent, he is guilty of a felony violation of federal law.

At the time, no allowances were made for political considerations. But we were honest then.

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Unresolved issue

Definitely a wet summer, this. It will be nice when I don’t have to whiz like a two-year-old.

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Rehab: day five

Lost one of two games of Pente. Also, got a target date for the Last Day. Subject to change, of course.

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Beat ya, kid

The following story has not yet made it to the pages of the Orange Street News:

Scholastic has acquired the worldwide rights to four books by 9-year-old Hilde Lysiak — to be co-written with her father, reporter Matthew Lysiak — and now the film/TV rights are being sold off. Lysiak, who rides around on her pink bike in search of stories, recently rose to fame for being the first reporter to break a story on a murder in her hometown in Pennsylvania. She scooped the local paper on it and, as a result, was awarded the Tribeca Disrupter Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Maybe she’ll have something to say about it later.

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Le spam

This was received in French, ostensibly from an .ru domain:


I have a little question; Here I found the craft that I want in my price I credit institution set to be “good” in the purchases of debt the credit period etc …

We started to oralament agreement with the real estate agency Evian on tafif after consultation with the people selling

Now we will sign sale documents.

How’s it going?

On signing the sales agreement, I have to pay a security deposit is that credit union can lend me?

Should I take a notary or I can take buyer / seller the same?

What documents do I require at this signature?

Have you been full of my credit institution after signing the agreement to have the most interesting rate? Or do you keep your bank?

I have some work to do in; presented in compliance etc … and installation of a wood stove; how to make specifications to globalize my loan?

His is done before signing the sales documents or evaluating the work “the fishy”?

In short how did you expect to benefit for the pinel law , or estate tax exemption of the law duflot

In addition, I ask myself if I have the opportunity to have a new apartment. If that can back up my alley.

It’s true, I think, a new home is better because it meets all new heating safety standards etc ..

I read on the internet that there had laws of deficaliation, pigeon, I’m not taxable.

How it’s going?

In addition, I want to change regions, is one of my goal and my children to school.

full of questions …

“Oralment.” Cool.

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Least likely scenario

2016-17: Warriors go 76-6, win it all.

2017-18: Durant opts out of year two, looks for another team in need of rings.

No, I’m not holding my breath.

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Rehab: day four

Twelve hours: zero to, well, not hero, but certainly some sort of positive integer.

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Quote of the week

“Vote for a winner,” they say. Better yet, don’t:

Those two big parties notice election results; they listen to their own more-successful upstarts — don’t think Senator Sanders hasn’t sent a shiver down the spine of moneyed Democrat power-brokers — and they pay attention to “third parties” that finish well. If you only give them what they want, if you act as if R or D is your only choice, that’s all you will ever get — and the only change you’ll see from either one is liable to be for the worst.

“Vote for a winner?” If the candidate you’re voting for doesn’t share your values, what, exactly, will you win by voting for them? What’s in it for you, the vague hope of slightly-better Federal appointments? More efficient global police-actions? If either big-party wins, you can count on more drone assassination, and unlike a sniper, the collateral damage is considerable to both bystanders (guilty and innocent alike) and in public opinion. You can count on more addled meddling from On High, by regulators and legislators long out of touch [with] the everyday lives of the ordinary and the unusual citizen alike. As for world affairs, we’d probably do more good if foreign policy was decided by fifty people chosen at random from the Duluth, Minnesota telephone book.

We’ve got idiots in D.C. and few if any realize they’re idiots. With that dread caveat in mind,you should vote for the outcome you want. If you’d be happy with a President Trump or a President Clinton, vote for ’em; if you are only settling for one or the other, if you are going to have to hold your nose to vote, consider the alternatives.

And at least this year in Oklahoma, it’s possible to vote for someone neither D nor R.

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