Summer Vacation

We are Penn State The Big Ten Has Piled On Some Punishment Of Its Own For Penn State. The sanctions handed down this morning by the NCAA are not all there is for Penn State. The Big Ten has now tacked on its own penalties: Penn State will not be getting any of the conference’s […]

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Hang your head

In today’s bit of Irony, the PSU president said this: I now believe that, contrary to its original intention, Coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our University and beyond. For that reason, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our university and […]

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Two Minute Hate

The glory of the internet is that a lot of people can chime in with useful information.  Like this: Identify This Car And Help Catch A Guy Who Tried To Abduct A 10-Year-Old Girl In Philly On Tuesday. Vehicle Description: Late 1990’s-early 2000’s white mid sized foreign 4 door possibly a Mitsubishi or Nissan a […]

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Dear Jiffy Lube

Four months ago, you tried to sell me a battery, based on a lower number of cold cranking amps than you thought was right.  And of course, I should have trusted you, because you would *NEVER* misstate a specification or condition to make a sale. (/s) Anyway, I knew it was coming before you told […]

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Driving Like Crazy: You Missed Something

P. J. O’Rourke takes the decline of the American car personally. And not just because his family has sold Buicks for three generations. In his latest book Driving Like Crazy, O’Rourke sees the very story of our nation written in the crazy, chrome-clad arc of American automobilia. From “the sheer genius that transformed the 1908 Model T into the 1965 Shelby Cobra GT500 in a single human lifetime of speeding tickets” to the industry’s decades-long “sayonara,” O’Rourke reflects on where we’ve been and what we drove to get there. But he also knows that cars are about more important things than mere cultural and political commentary. They’re about fun. Fast fun. Busting axles in Baja fun. Pointing a big, noisy car at the horizon and burying the gas pedal fun. And what’s more American than that?

The Truth About Cars

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And now a word…

Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just announced that they are launching one of their popular Test Drive programs.  This one is for their revolutionary Sling-O-Matic sling bags. With Think Tank Photo’s Sling-O-Matic™ line-up of bags you have the photo industry’s first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder. The Sling-O-Matic’s adjustable, fully padded shoulder strap […]

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So Full of BS

I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case. I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief. I have come to work every day for the last 61 years with one clear goal in mind: To serve the best interests of this university and the young […]

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There’s No Joy In Mudville

I am on record as not a fan of pressbox coaching and calling for Joe Paterno to step down.  He’s fired and dead now, but neither brings any joy.  The Freeh report basically says that the worst possible facts are the ones that are true.  Penn State knew.  Joe knew.  They protected the program.  They […]

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