GM’s new loyalty points update is as clear as mud.

Two months ago, I blogged about how I had saved over 17,000 GM loyalty points for all the maintenance my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” underwent. When I went to cash in those loyalty points, I discovered that 17,000 points barely equals $80 bucks in redeemable credit. Ugh. That’s right, pull out your calculators, a GM…

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I would have settled for an 8.

Last Friday, I needed to burn off some energy. So I went to Rivers Casino in Schenectady for a little while. Now there’s a few things to remember when you go into any gambling establishment, whether it’s the horse track or the casino. Bet within your limits. Know when to stop. Know when to leave.…

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The continuing stupidity of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Someone once told me that Majrorie Taylor Greene could defeat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a debate over the Green New Deal. Yeah, I’m not seeing that happen. Because right now, Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA), inbetween her world stupidity tour with Venmo expert Matt Gaetz, has suddenly decided she wants to get Dr. Anthony Fauci fired from…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 5, 2021

Ah, it’s a beautiful June morning, and thank you for joining me today for another trip through my personal blogroll. I really hope you enjoy these blog posts and photographs from this week’s harvest. And our special guest today on the Saturday interview segment is Aaron Bush, he of the delightful “Aaron Knits” blog. Take…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for June 4, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s show is a special deep hour of sweet soul music from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Time Artist Song Release 7:02 PM…

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Republican attention-whores are whoring themselves on Cameo.

I’ve used Cameo in the past, and it’s a great gift idea if you want to send someone a birthday greeting or something of that nature. I’ve used it twice – once when my son Kris underwent surgery (gave him positive messages from Shangela), and once when Kris was having a birthday (with birthday greetings…

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I did not have “greatest tennis player of my generation replies to my Tweet” on my Bingo card.

So this happened. A little background. Yesterday, while perusing Twitter, I saw that tennis / human rights legend Martina Navratilova had retweeted a Twitter image from NBA veteran Rex Chapman. It was a magic trick in which a man was able to magically spread milk from one small cup to three larger cups. Now I…

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“Soap” is on Tubi. Oh, man, what a flashback.

Once upon a time, there was a sitcom on network television that was so scandalous, so polarizing, so completely over the top, that it caused morality groups to clutch their pearls in shock. It forced local television stations to replace the program with their own local shows, so as to not offend their local audience.…

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Matt Gaetz got trolled from the grassy knoll.

Background. Every so often, someone posts this image and asks their friends to share it, as a patriotic reminder of those who served in Vietnam. Of course, it’s a little hard to believe this is a Vietnam war photo, when the three “soldiers” on the far right are Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. (in blackface)…

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