Posted by middlerage on April 17, 2014
For a blog by a guy named “middlerage” I think it is entirely too long since I’ve had an irrational, chaps-my-grumpy-ass, “get off my lawn you damn kids” middle aged dude moment.
So here are a few things that make me roll my eyes
1) “trail rated”
It’s made up. There is no SUV rating body that looked at Jeep Wranglers and determined them ‘trail rated.’ What does that even mean?
2) “number one volume dealer”
Why should I care? Come back when it’s “We give our cars away, and our customer service comes with tea and a hot rocks massage.”
3) caramel sprinkled with sea salt
I don’t even know where to begin you pretentious schmuck. Fuck you.
4) ‘venti’ instead of ‘large’
Okay that’s so last year, but we all hate it.
6) pop under ads.
Even more shitty than pop up ads. Even more shitty when they program work arounds to your “no pop ups” browser settings.
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Posted by middlerage on November 8, 2012
In another two months time, middlerage will have been unemployed for three years. Yesterday I got the news that I had secured gainful employment.
The long night is over.
My thoughts and my heart remain with all the “99 weekers” who are still struggling.
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Posted by middlerage on June 16, 2011
CIA spying on Americans. NYT article. Here are two relevant passages:
Glenn L. Carle, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who was a top counterterrorism official during the administration of President George W. Bush, said the White House at least twice asked intelligence officials to gather sensitive information on Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor who writes an influential blog that criticized the war.
“These allegations, if true, raise very troubling questions,” said Jeffrey H. Smith, a former C.I.A. general counsel. “The statute makes it very clear: you can’t spy on Americans.”
Like I say, “what part of ‘no’ is unclear, here?” I don’t have anything illuminating to add to the analysis. It just pisses me off and I have a blog, so I get to say that. File under “My Beach My Waves.”
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