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6.12: Roof Pig On Hiatus

It is time for the Roof Pig to take a rest while training and moving (and sleeping to recover from all the training) take precedence over daily posting. Roof Pig will resume its regularly scheduled postings on 9.12.13, unless she decides to resume earlier. In the meantime, I will have completed the triathlons at Lake […]

6.8: Death of G. M. Hopkins

This day in 1889 saw the death of Gerard Manley Hopkins, who created some of the English language’s most unique poetry. He was only 44 at the time of his death, and generally had a bad few years at the end of his life, after suffering from the long-term conflict he felt between his poetry […]

6.7.1976: Disco Goes Big in a Fraudulent Way

On June 7, 1976, New York magazine published a story that brought to life the night life of the disco era: “The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” by journalist Nik Cohn. As notes: Disco as a musical style predated the movie Saturday Night Fever by perhaps as many as five years, but disco as […]

Six Pack: The Movie

Remember when Kenny Rogers’ face was not terrifying? Gaze upon his completely human visage in this movie:

1/5 of 5 Points of Advice to Young People

The Billfold, a finance-made-fun site that I visit regularly, posted a series of articles under the umbrella of Five Points of Advice to Young People on the Spending and Earning of Money. Most of the Billfold articles are brief and easily digested; this posts in this series look more like legal documents, but take a […]

Kubrick Fans Coming In At 4.0; Bicycle Fans Not So Lucky

OK, so some mathy dudes have gotten together and developed a (highly subjective) ranking system that quantifies a thing’s overall quality in terms of its fans awfulness. Their chart, Ruined By Its Fans, covers a wide variety of activities, bands, directors, hobbies, events, and other pop culture elements. For example, the work of Stanley Kubrick […]

3rd Chakra and Bicycling

I stumbled across an energy healer’s use of bicycling to heal 3rd chakra issues. Seems that the benefits of cycling are nigh unlimited. The 3rd chakra, located in the solar plexus, relates to willpower, self-esteem, and self-actualization—essentially, the ability to get shit done. Per the article, here are 3 ways cycling benefits the 3rd chakra. […]