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Stuff Dogs Like – Tug o’ War

Per Wikipedia: Tug of war, tug o’ war, or tug war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength. The term may be used as a simile to describe a demonstration of brute strength by two opposing groups, such as a rivalry … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Sleeping

Have you ever noticed how easy it is for a dog to fall asleep? They lie down, close their eyes, and within seconds they are sound asleep. A lot of dogs snore worse than some old men I know. Clover is a very light sleeper, and if I speak to her when she is asleep, … Continue reading

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Yogi on George Carlin, or “Shut up and Talk”

I remember getting in a lot of trouble with the nuns in grade school after doing an homage to George Carlin and The Seven Dirty Words. One of my favorite Carlin routines is “Stuff.”  Back in the “old days,” most of Carlin’s routines were considered X-Rated.  Now-a-days, I would be surprised with a PG-13 rating. … Continue reading

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Slug, Slugger, Slugging, Slug Line, or “A Cheap Way To Commute”

The first time I heard about slugging was when I moved to the Northern Virginia area. I was talking with a colleague who asked where I was living, and after commenting about my long commute, he suggested that I might look into slugging. There is a convoluted reason for the name “Slug” and how it … Continue reading

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Hypermiling Update, or “Is it really worth it?” or, “What is that sucking sound I hear?”

To answer the question, “Is it really worth it?”, I would say yes. I drive a 2005 Ford Escape (non-hybrid). Before I started using some of the hypermiling tactics, I was getting 21 miles per gallon. Now, after a week of trying to hypermile but not always succeeding, I calculated my mileage at 25 mpg. … Continue reading