Monthly Archives: February 2013


Prof. M., diagramming a business deal on the board: “…zone president.  I’ll give him a crown.  That’s really more of a zone king.  How should I draw a president?  Maybe a drone.  That’s probably not a good idea.  If I draw a drone, it’ll end up looking like a cigar.” Smartarse student: “Wrong President.”

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A Sooner’s Political Lament

“…for imposing Texas on us without our Consent…”

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Down and Locked

When flying a retract, one always checks to ensure the landing gear are down and locked; failure to do so may result in undesired effects. The expression carries over, though. We also use the expression to describe fixation: “he had his head down and locked,” which means he was concentrating completely on one thing (usually … Continue reading »

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Political Commentary

RE: Smith v. Van Gorkom, 488 A.2d 858 (Del. 1985). The Court held that the Board of Directors’ reliance upon Chairman Van Gorkom’s summary of a report which he himself had not read was not reasonable. Smartarse student: “It worked for Obamacare.  We had to pass it to see what was in it.”

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Oh, Barkeep…

When we order a Manhattan, and the bartender asks if we’d prefer Dewar’s or the Macallan, we shall take that as a Highly Reliable Sign….

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Quote of the Day

“Statists gonna state.” (h/t to Sigivald, posting at Oleg’s place)

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Financial Advice

“…signing a negotiable instrument is probably better than holding up a liquor store, or other forms of armed robbery.” –Prof. Harrall

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Cooking With Joey

We made molasses crinkles with the five-year-old last weekend.  We basically followed the recipe, but with the following changes: Step 5.5: notice that the dough is very dry.  Realize you forgot the ginger.  (How in the world did you forget ginger?!?)  Grate it quickly and add it to the bowl.  Ah, much better. Step 6: … Continue reading »

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Molasses Crinkles

PrintMolasses Crinkles Ingredients350g all-purpose flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground clove 1/2 tsp ground allspice 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3 Tbsp grated ginger root 200g brown sugar 1 egg 175g molasses 1/2 stick butter, softened Demerara sugar (for sanding)InstructionsPreheat oven to 350°. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl … Continue reading »

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…the Five-Year-Old…

…and his Kermit:

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