Sunday, March 25, 2012


Walking through random airports last summer everyone was toting one of GRRMartin's tomes. 
3 weeks ago, you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting someone reading one of the Steig Larsson's "The Girl Who... " books.
This week the status read is Susan Collins' Hunger Games books...
I have catching up to do.

TBG, sitting, waiting.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

You Keep Using That Word...

I don't think it means what you think it means.
Friday Conference Call Puzzler
We were on a call discussing a new project phase that in several cities will require extending fiber-optic connectivity from one location to another spot in the facility.
As a rule it would only be a extension of 10 to 30 meters.
Random participant:
"Do we know how many locations need extensions to the fiber?
We could make up some tactical fiber segments in generic lengths and have them available to the install teams."
I missed the next 2 minutes of the call as I was thinking of how a set of  rails, a collapsible stock, a red dot sight and maybe a flash suppressor installed on a 25m coil of six-strand singlemode fiber would make installing our hardware easier...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Hey Julius-

...what's buggin you, man?"
"I don't want nobody around me like yon Cassius, for he has that lean and hongry look. Dude looks like a hound dog in search of a charcoal-broiled sow's snout."

The Ides of March
Beware them.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ew. Just ew.

Overheard in the car:
TBG: "That must be a bakery or something."
JR: "I don't know... Could be an underwear store."
TBG: "Uh...Wow. That's pretty gross."

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Although I really will look like a big damned bear from the circus riding around on this thing...


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Personal Philosophy


Monday, March 05, 2012

Airport Ruminations

Put on your shocked face, The Big Guy is going to say disparaging things about the TSA.


 So, two Testicle Squeezers are on station at the boarding gate as they are loading the flight for Charlotte at 6:15am, giving everyone the Hairy Eyeball.
They are wearing their 30 minute "Behavior Evaluation" on-line course like it's a 8-year degree in behavioral psychology and analysis from Harvard...

About every 6th or 7th person is waved over and a quick bag check is done - they spend 5 seconds looking in the Lucky Traveler's carry-on.

So... Tell me, Nut Jugglers, is this how we're staying "one step ahead" of the Threat to American Skies?
The implication is that by checking inside bags at the door of the plane, you are admitting that you didn't do a good job at the main checkpoint and you obviously missed something.
And what makes you think that you will find something with a 5 second glance that an X-Ray couldn't detect back when we went through Mag & Bag?

TSA - Dumbassery On Parade.


What It Feels Like...

...when my alarm goes off at 4:00AM, and I have to leave to have
my testicles fiddled with at the airport.


Sunday, March 04, 2012


That's a new one.


Thursday, March 01, 2012

Waddaya Know?

Whoda thunk it...?
The Testicle Squeezers at Pittsburgh Int'l actually accepted the NEXUS card as ID this AM.

Color me amused.

TBG, at gate...