Dec 10, 2013 flaneur commented on Duck Dynasty in Columbia City.
Ahab had his whale.
Mudede has his duck.
Dec 5, 2013 flaneur commented on Would You Switch to a Dvorak If You Were Me?.
Sorry to hear about your struggles. I would suggest you take a look @ speech recognition software. I have used it for more than a decade to do emails, letters, etc. though this is done on a handheld. Currently, the state of hardware & software have advanced to the place where it is reasonable assuming 3rd party headset and software. Personally, I use Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 12.0 & Sennheiser headset. Please note if you work in a crowded office, your coworkers will probably go insane listening to you dictate.
Nov 7, 2013 flaneur commented on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford with Another Winner!.
Ms. Minard, I believe the correct quote per the National Post, a big deal in Canada is "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine....Probably in ONE OF my drunken stupors."

I love the fact that it was only one of presumably many drunken stupors. The articles almost write themselves.
Jun 5, 2013 flaneur commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet.
I have defended this intern in the past for his widely and justifiably derided posts. However, after reading this, I now believe "you just can't fix stupid". This intern may have blood on his hands if some naive biker follows his unfuckinbelievable advice.
May 22, 2013 flaneur commented on Why They Break Windows.
@14 Even though I disagree with much/all of the analysis and conclusions, this is one of the best interns ever. In the same league as the right wing nut job who aspired to work for the Koch brothers.

Ansel appears to be passionate about making the world a better place. What is wrong with that? Oh sure, you can always quibble about a certain youthful lack of rigor in the analysis, and a predisposition for certain conclusions, but as long as you honestly try to see things as they are, and keep trying to make things better, what real harm is there?

In a couple of decades, Ansel and that Koch acolyte will probably agree on things that would shock them both today.
May 21, 2013 flaneur commented on American Gothic.
As a long time OTB subscriber, my reaction to Mr. Mitchell and his Paradisaical Rites performance is that while I admire his ability to get paid for what he does, I do wonder if he is on a personal downward arc that will end very badly for him and those around him. Is watching a train wreck art?
May 2, 2013 flaneur commented on City Files Light Misdemeanor Charges Against Six May Day Demonstrators.
"lacking tactical elegance"??
Have you seen the overhead helicopter video of the bike cops rolling the demonstrators back up to the hill by setting a line, opening a gap, sending 8-10 bikes through that gap to set a line further up the street and repeating as necessary? That, sir, was a very elegant tactical maneuver.
Jun 13, 2012 flaneur commented on Road Trip Through Hell.
God looks after fools and drunks. But, next time, just in case God is busy with something else, you might want to consider being less of a fool.
Jan 17, 2011 flaneur commented on Cascade Bicycle Club Board Resigns After Failed Coup.
The CBC members apparently decided that screaming and yelling (zealously advocating) for bicycles is more important than playing nice and going on the STP, RSVP, etc. Very good.
Dec 22, 2010 flaneur commented on Why We Shouldn't Bike with a Helmet.
1.If you want to regularly commute on a bike in this town in the dark and rain without lights, reflectors, bright clothing, and most importantly a helmet, you are, in my opinion, an idiot.

2.If you regularly commute on a bike in this town and have a different opinion, fine, I respect your opinion and your choices.

3.If you don't regularly commute on a bike in this town and have a different opinion, please see 1. above.