Miscellaneous

Canceling Cable and the Asshole Dance

TWC

Yesterday for the first time I switched from Time Warner Cable to AT&T for my television and Internet needs. It was not easy. There have been many stories on the web about the machinations these companies go through to keep you as a subscriber. Here’s one that’s funny and scary at the same time. The…

My Schwinn Bicycle

NOTE: This was originally one of my static pages in the about section. I’m not sure why I deleted it. But I ran across today and with the winter coming on it reminded me of my Schwinn bicycle, so I thought I’d re-post it as a page. No politics 🙂 Home Edition: The words “Home…

Guest Post from the Dirty Rotten Junkie

PhilL

And now for something completely different…. As someone who has professionally and personally researched addiction, I am always on the lookout  for recovery related writings. This one is the first guest writing I have posted on The Madrigal Maniac and it is re-posted from The Dirty Rotten Junkie. This particular junkie is not only a…

The Madrigal Maniac is Back

Due to several reasons I have not been blogging over the past year.  Some reasons were health related, others were computer related (malware),  but it was mostly a general malaise I felt towards blogging. But I’m back in the mood and there is much to talk about. John Freshwater was finally fired for preaching religion…

Garfunkel & Oates Video on Medical Marijuana

Garfunkel and Oates

I was turned on to Garfunkel and Oates by a Pho post which I can’t find on his site. If you’ve read this blog at all you know I’m a Social Worker with a scope of practice that includes addiction. One of the arguments for smoking marijuana that makes me laugh the hardest is that…

Check Out Jim Carrey’s New Web Site

It’s Friday night and I’m tired from work and tired of talking politics… So I thought I’d post something fun. You might want to check out actor Jim Carrey’s personal web site. Entertainment Weekly called it “A Visually Stunning Treat.” And it is. Here’s a look. Depending on your ISP it can be a bandwidth…

The Most Ignorant Reader Comment I Have Ever Seen

The Columbus Dispatch has a story regarding a 17 year old Muslim girl who converted to Christianity and fled to Florida because she thought her father would kill her. In response, some person named “bird dog” wrote the following. How many more 9-11 type attacks is it going to take to make our country wake…

Burger King Ad May Promote Oral Sex

Thanks to Mother Jones for this, but I think it originates from this site The Modern Voice. Some may find this funny. But suggesting that young women ought to believe that oral sex is like eating a hamburger demeans all of us. I think it represents the thinking of a 16 year old boy. Sorry…

Where Do You Stand on the Political Spectrum?

There is a survey you can take at Political Compass that will show you where you stand on the political spectrum. Hat tip to Buckeye RINO for turning me on to it. Here is my chart. I thought I would be a little farther to the left and not as far down on the libertarian…

Actor Hooked on Kitty Krack

I’m a cat lover, but I never gave either one of the cats I have owned catnip. A few years ago I saw a friend give her feline some catnip. His eyes glazed over and he began to hop and roll around the floor in a wild euphoric state. He wouldn’t stop begging her for…