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Jeremy R. Gilby

October 12, 2014

Jeremy’s Test Bar :: The Zombie

Filed under: Local,Mindless Banter,TV @ 9:35:43 PM Tags: ,
From the "If-the-Zombie-Apocalypse-comes, I'm-Joining-the-Zombies, Just-F-Y-I" Department

I have recently become a semi-fan of The Walking Dead and to celebrate the Season 5 Premier, the Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com Vicinity delved into the cocktail of the “Zombie“.

I had attempted to make this tasty-adult-beverage before, and to put a lesser word, disgusted it.

So, in an attempt to survive all Mayan Zombie Apocalypse(s) everywhere, Jeremy’s Test Bar went into action!
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September 20, 2014

The NFL is getting Spanked

Filed under: Football,Rants @ 10:57:59 PM
From the "Painful-to-Watch" Department

There, I said it.

It is hard to watch any NFL game these days when the headlines behind a very well crafted game is Ray Peterson Spanking Domestic Violence with Roger Goodell looking on.

I was amused by this tweet last week:


I have talked with several of my co-working Dallas Cowboys NFL fans and we have come to the same conclusion. The NFL isn’t fun this year.
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September 1, 2014

The BOOM FIREWORKS Red Punch

Filed under: Mindless Banter,Personal @ 5:08:37 PM Tags: ,
From the "Just-Don't-Name-it-after-Tony-Stewart" Department

You may remember, several years ago, I was tasked with producing a punch for The Nameless County Employee’s birthday/Faux-Prom night.

Anyways, the Usual Suspects approached me again for another Punch undertaking for “Nascar”‘s Birthday.

It was a pool party, so I knew I wanted something more than just Rum and Fruit Juice (though there is nothing wrong with that). So I want the wine/champagne route.

I found the following Recipe online, and adapted it enough to call it my own:
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August 31, 2014

The Masses are Asses

Filed under: Mindless Banter,Pontifications @ 12:11:18 AM
From the "I've-said-it-before [Probably] I'll-say-it-again, Democracy-simply-doesn't-work" Department

Back in the far away decade that was the 1990s, The-Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com sat in what was a high school Political Science class.

Granted, most High School Level PolySci classes are very template/current-event-based, but this was a fun exercise for the young Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com; as every week the teacher, Mr. Sabatino (a.k.a. the father of the drummer of “The Dead Milkmen”) [Yeah, I knew his mother too!] presented a worldview question and divided the classroom into groups for a half-hour debate.

Now, I was a hard-core-young-Republican at the time. And my Senior Year High School peers were not so politically minded at the time. So I enjoyed the task of taking the minority position in many of these weekly debates. I often found myself arguing things that I did not personally believe with, but the exercise was interesting and it influenced many of my debate skills.

Anyways, one week the question was presented: If you were instituting a new government for a savage people what would you choose?
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July 11, 2014

LeBron James Hates the National Basketball Association

Filed under: Football,Rants @ 7:04:32 PM
From the "ESPN-held-hostage: Day-1" Department

On February 2, 2007, Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com entered infamy when we opined, initially, on the subject on the news that Brett Favre was NOT going to retire from the Green Bay Packers.

Brett Favre hates the Green Bay Packers

Our thesis, by NOT retiring, Favre was not allowing an unknown backup Quarterback to take the helm of the team. Aaron Rodgers would be holding a clipboard for another year so that Favre could chase more records.

At the end of that season, we had to eat our words as Favre carried the Pack to the Playoffs, losing in the championship game to the New [Jersey] Giants.

But finally, Favre retired.
(Or did he?)
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June 13, 2014

State of the Geek (2014)

Filed under: Mindless Banter,Personal @ 12:01:47 AM Tags:
From the "Jeremy-Gilby-dot-XL" Department

And now, for entirely unimportant reasons, I would like to give my 40th annual State of the Geek address.

The occasion for this address is the fact that the Earth is in a specific position in its yearly orbit of the sun.
Today, the Olsen Twins celebrate their 28th Birthday.
Tim Allen also turns 61.
Malcolm McDowell turns 71.
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June 6, 2014

June 6, 1944

Filed under: Mindless Banter,Personal,Pontifications @ 8:27:53 PM
From the "The-Longest-Day" Department

There is not much direct connection between the events of D-Day with the Editors of Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com. We know that one of our maternal uncles served in World War II (before our mother was born) but we were never certain in what capacity they served.

However, we are aware of a story, of the subject’s telling, that our paternal grandfather was serving in the United States Army during the events of Operation Overlord.
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