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Pontifications and Other Mindless Banter

Jeremy R. Gilby

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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April 15, 2014

WordPress 3.8.3

Filed under: Administrivia,Geek-Fu,Rants @ 9:26:06 PM Tags:
From the "Three-Point-Eight-Point-Three" Department

Well, while I wasn’t looking, WordPress pushed another update which automatically pushed to Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com, so without my explicit permission, I’m now running Version 3.8.3.

I don’t like it.

It fixed one bug, on a feature which I don’t use.
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April 11, 2014

Disenfranchisement – The Chicago Way

Filed under: Rants @ 7:31:27 PM
From the "One-Man, One-Vote; Doesn't-mean-you-have-to-be-alive" Department

I saw this headline whilst I was browsing my news today.

Obama: GOP wants to stop Democrats from voting

Those stinking GOPers, disenfranchising the vote. You HAVE to hate that.

I mean, when you listen to the arguments that there is no such thing as voter fraud.

But wait:

NO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGES AGAINST OHIO WOMAN WHO VOTED SIX TIMES FOR OBAMA.

Nope. No such thing as Voter Fraud.
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April 9, 2014

WordPress 3.8.2

Filed under: Administrivia,Geek-Fu @ 9:13:22 PM Tags:
From the "Two-Point-Eight-Point-Two" Department

So I got a courtesy Email, last night, from this website, stating that it automatically updated to the

Howdy! Your site at http://www.jeremygilby.com has been updated automatically to WordPress 3.8.2.

No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 3.8.2, see the About WordPress screen:
[My Admin About Page - ed.]

If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the WordPress.org support forums may be able to help.
http://wordpress.org/support/

You also have some plugins or themes with updates available. Update them now:
[My Admin Page - ed.]

The WordPress Team

Granted, I’m not as attentive to my website as I used to be, but I’m not comfortable with it automatically updating itself. (At least not yet)
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