Author Archives: Lummox JR

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Aspiring to be a beloved supervillain

The Fairless experience

The Great New York State Fair is not happening this year. The Fair is such a cornerstone to my year that this pisses me off to no end. I run an easy 8 on the Nikki Minaj rage scale just … Continue reading

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The device I can’t have: a rant

I miss a lot of the arcade and home computer games of my youth. A couple years ago I got a Retropie system that really scratched that itch, but there’s a catch: As soon as I finished setting it up … Continue reading

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Perkins copycat H.3

I’m still experimenting with pancake recipes, and tried another variation on the Perkins copycat version H.2 I mentioned in my last post. This new test I dubbed version H.3. I realized that the thing that’s most missing from my attempts … Continue reading

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Kitchen miscellany

Since I haven’t had a chance to really put together a solid post on cooking stuff, what with my cooking being rather scattered because of the gout, I just have a few notes that touch on some earlier experiments. First, … Continue reading

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Lost summer redux

My apologies for setting down the blog baton for a while. Since the whole pandemic thing started, things got simultaneously a bit crazy but also a bit boring around here. I’ve had various things to post about but felt like … Continue reading

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The idiots of March

That title would’ve been a lot cleverer yesterday, but oh well. So this Wuhan virus has really gotten way out of control. I knew it was going to spread everywhere and things would get bad of course, but I was … Continue reading

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Coronavirus over- and under-reactions

I’ve been seeing a lot of news about the new Wuhan coronavirus, currently named 2019-nCoV, and there are multiple extreme opinions that keep being thrown in my face that need to be confronted. The other day a friend on Facebook … Continue reading

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Dangerous sunshine

It’s a beautiful sunny day today, but very cold. The sunshine however just hit me with a nasty fit of the spring madness. Which is a problem because as I mentioned it’s cold, but also it’s the tail end of … Continue reading

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The McDonaldland cookie search continues

The other night I found some new information in my search to copycat the old McDonaldland cookies, and updated my original post accordingly. I also decided to post on the /r/Baking subreddit to see if some helpful users there could … Continue reading

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What January wants

We’ve come to that weird time of year when my body is in hibernation mode and, despite having some sweets left from Christmas (but not as many as in previous years, thank goodness), I find myself craving other sweets. Specifically, … Continue reading

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