Archive for August, 2008

The return of Crack Man

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Crack Man came back today.  He was sporting a brand new toilet and even more butt crack than he had before.  He seems to be particularly proud of it.  At one point, I walked into the kitchen (adjacent to the offending bathroom).  Crack Man was putting the new wax seal onto the pipe and the […]

Crack Man cometh!

Friday, August 15th, 2008

So, our toilet broke.  This isn’t the first toilet we’ve had that’s broken, but this one broke in just about every way a toilet can break.  The handle broke.  No prob, because we attached a nice red cable tie to the flushy thing.  I use the term “flushy thing” because toilets no longer use ballcocks […]

Why won’t Johnny work?

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

You know, I lived in rural Florida in the 60s.  Things were slow, backward, a little off.  But here in rural North Carolina, it’s an entirely different story.  If you need anything that can’t be bought at Walmart, you have to drive 60 miles to get it.  Even the simplest of tasks becomes a month-long […]

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Charlie and the Shrink Ray Factory

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Why are they shrinking our food? Have you noticed? Pizzas are now 2 inches less in diameter than they were 10 years ago. How do I know? I have a pizza pan from 1965. Frozen pizzas used to come right up to the edge on it. Now, there’s a good 1 inch to spare all […]

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