Change is the magic buzzword

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Tuesday January 8, 2008.

It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word. Today’s topics: Joe Conforte, voter myths, Fernley, New Hampshire, snow plows and pretty pictures. Also, I’d be derelict if I didn’t tell you to join Reno Baby!

  • Don’t call me a pimp. One of the best articles I’ve read in some time. For starters, it was my friend Frank writing in the first person. The man can flat out tell a story. Next, it’s Joe Conforte. Finally, it isn’t often someone gets Conforte to just pick up the phone and call him. Nice work, Frank. But yeah, he’s a pimp. (RGJ)
  • 5 Voter myths. I’m sensing a shift. A change, if you will. I keep reading about change being a completely empty term, but the articles generally state that the candidates are all acting as if they themselves are the agents for change. Turns out, we don’t give a flying flip about change. We like things just the way they are. Small minded drones, however, don’t really think about the overall situation and tend to focus on a few select issues. And they scream about it every day for two minutes before their guy shows up to calm them down and make them feel nice inside. (Washington Post)
  • Fernley flood videos. It’s amazing that we now just go to the web to find the stuff that we want to see, and it’s there. (Power On)
  • Screencaps of Lord of the Rings in both regular and HD DVD formats. The difference is amazing. I need to find the trilogy on HD so I can buy it and watch it again, just to see the crazy facial structure of Elrond in better detail. (Kottke)
  • New Hampshire has cast their collective votes. This is great news. Now maybe everyone will STFU about politics. That was in no way intended to be funny. At all. Really. (Politico)
  • Where do you stand in the plow pecking order?. Truth is, you don’t know. A couple years ago, when Reno was under a few feet of snow, the plowing was atrocious. My street never got plowed, but a friend less than a mile away had the plows on her street twice. If traffic is what drove that decision, then there are even bigger problems. My street sometimes acts as a freeway for traffic from Plumas to Virginia, and hers is virtually untraveled. Let’s hope they have their act together in case of problems this year. (RGJ)

And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.

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