May 07, 2012

Dinnertable Conversations

Vegans don't bother me. Kosher People and Halah People don't bother me. I'm not even bothered the Lactose Intolerant. Their diets don't affect me. There are, however, occasional interactions with some people (you know who you are). And sometimes there're lines crossed. Where do i draw the line? There's a common legal expression that suggests: "Your right to throw a punch ends where someone else's nose begins."

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November 01, 2011


I've been playing Silversun Pickups into the ground.

October 25, 2011


Yes, it's THAT time of year again.

I've already had pumpkin lattes, pumpkin-shaped cookies, and pumpkin-infused cookies. Actually, i mailed a batch of oatmeal pumpkin cookies to a friend in Afghanistan. I almost can't wait 'til we get around to pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake. But that's not why I'm so excited.


October 26, 2009

Every Day Is Halloween

Now is the time to turn in your hymnbooks to page -if you haven't already done so.

August 31, 2009

My Fascinating New Hobby

Yes, I've taken up a new hobby. It's occupied my nights with labor and it's filled my days with giddy anticipation. For the last three weeks I've been dabbling in pastry-chefery. Specifically, I've been cooking different varieties of oatmeal cookies. It's gone far better than I'd even imagined and I'm GREATLY looking forward to cooking up another batch this week. It's gonna be awesome.

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August 01, 2009

Keeferman Once Again Shoulders the Burden of Defense Against the Dark Arts

atlas.jpg Unfortunately there are alotta people out there who've heard someone talking about something somewhere and then passed it along sometime later without giving it the cautious skepticism that "bold and fresh" statements require. There're buzzwords in that hearsay -and I daresay we've heard them all. I presume you yourself are smart enough not to believe the hype, but alotta your teabagging friends might not be. It is because of Them that I'm reminded of the following quip: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Atlas Shrugged'. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

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July 28, 2009


Despite indications of an economic upturn, it's clear that the recovery hasn't reached the most important sector. The price of a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee (extra large) has gone from $2.24 to $2.34. That's a whole extra dime. That's one less Roosevelt for Keeferman Jr's college fund every time i get thirsty.

June 15, 2009

The Great Debate

i loVe how Canada is pretty much the worst nightmare of the doomsayers (Socialism worse even than Taxachusetts or Regulafornia), but it's actually doing Quite well for itself...
Literacy: 99% (same as U.S.)
Per Capita GDP: $39,183 (big enough to make The G-8)
9,984,670 sq km (bigger than the U.S.)
33,000,000 people (between Australia and England)

"LOOK AT THEIR HEALTHCARE!" the unfair and unbalanced scream.
Okay, let's ACTUALLY look at it -instead of just spreading gossip...

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April 20, 2009

Worst. Tea Party. Evar.

Happy Patriot's Day.

i don't mean to brag, but I'm the great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Shays. He was born in Massachusetts (preceding me there by over 200 years) and lived through the Boston Tea Party, the War, and the troubled times thereafter. Eventually he became known more for his Rebellion against American government than his service to it.

He stood up for the rights of the common man. He stood up for what was Right against the clumsy wrongs of a poorly conceived initial American government. His rebellion was eventually put-down, but he made his point and we are now a better nation for it. Shays' Rebellion resulted in a new Constitution and the United States of America.

It's easy, however, to misinterpret...

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April 10, 2009

Disaster Preparedness In Japan

This is one of the cruelest things I've ever seen...
...and it just might save some lucky child's life some day.

December 25, 2008

Holiday Hubbub, Humbugs, and High Horses

i dunno how religious you are, but that's obviously the origin of these holidays -whatever they've come to mean to you. i know that alotta my friends and family are alittle skeptical regarding the more commercial aspects of the season. Me, i think the holidays are what you make of them. There's too much hubbub to ignore completely and you'll go crazy just hating on it. Focus on what you like, cast off what you don't like, and make the best of it.

i love it. Little kids unwrapping presents, holiday parties, and more people making more of an effort to be nice -that's what i get out of it. The social stuff. Then again, you gotta give alittle, right? I'm not talking about whether or not you (literally) buy into the commercialism of it. I'm talking about something alittle more big-picture than just celebrating with family or socializing out at some party. I'm talking about the potential Civic aspects of it.

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December 09, 2008

Don't Even Try It

Atlanta traffic, as everybody knows, is terrible. Atlanta air quality is pretty bad too. There's an HOV lane for cool people though and everybody knows you gotta be driving a lower emission vehicle (like a motorcycle) or you gotta be carpooling with other passengers in order to use it. I'm only human, so I've been tempted many times to solo it, but ultimately i know it's wrong and i expect I'd get caught anyway -so i don't.

Today's the second day in a row I've seen individuals get busted by Georgia State Patrol for illegally commuting down the HOV. Hah! That's what you GET! These HOV incentives (and their enforcement) are there for a reason, people. Even if you're villain enough to disregard a righteous law, it's not worth the ticket just to shave a few minutes off your drive to work. You WILL get busted.

November 25, 2008

When Preparing Thanksgiving Meals

i hope you'll pardon me because (and perhaps this is 'cause I'm a wee bit Irish) I'm a bit of a potato snob. I've seen some awful things done in the name of potatoes and I've become a bit of a crusader against those blasphemies. Potatoes are awesome. Not just the watered-down over-used word "awesome", but actually AWE-SOME. They fill me with awe. Potatoes are so cool I've bumped them up a food category into Meat. If you think about it, "meat and potatoes" seems alittle redundant to you anyway, doesn't it?

Wait, we were talking about crimes against potatoes...

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November 18, 2008

No One on the Corner

In my own weird way, I'm a music fiend (think: JohnCusack-in-HiFidelity wannabe). My friends seem cool and some of them are in bands, but i always MISS stuff. They're always letting me down. I'm always one step behind whatever's going on Right Now. Suddenly I'll hear something (radio, the internet, a party, etc.) and I'll dig deeper thinking I've actually Found something -only to discover it's oldmeme. Not only am i not as cool as i should be, I'm afraid that one day some righteous teenpunk is gonna have the audacity to call me Lame to my face.


Anyway, i found something.

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August 20, 2008

Kids, cartoon characters, and You.

Kids say the darnedest things. Sometimes i get asked why my forearms look like Popeye's or why my calves look like I've stuffed bowlingballs in my socks. That part of my physique is genetic. What's not genetic though is my homegrown New England love of donuts and my media-induced fear of looking like a pink Pillsbury Doughboy.

Downtown, behind a popular restaurant and down some stairs to below streetlevel, is the gym. The Platinum Superhero Gym. Of course there's no signage and it has a pretty exclusive membership, but i assure you it's there. Right there, sitting innocuous-like, in the middle of everything. You'd never guess.

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