The Curmudgeon Has Returned

As you may know, a lightning bolt fried our computer’s motherboard on Friday (how appropriate!) morning. We purchased a new computer in the interim, but all our passwords were on the old one, and we hadn’t backed that stuff up, so we were unable to log in as the owner of this blog.

We have a lot of catching up to do — a ton of email, etc., so we probably won’t be posting our usual material until tomorrow. Meanwhile, please use this post as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

The comments are open, dear reader. Have at it!

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16 responses to “The Curmudgeon Has Returned

  1. Hallelujah! Praise be!

  2. Michael Fugate

    Was it 3 days in the grave?

  3. Holding The Line In Florida

    Now I can get back a to normal life!!

  4. O wise SC…… not “has returned” but “”Is Resurrected!” 😉

  5. Who rolled the stone away?

  6. I just finished a five-day news sweep. Actually, we didn’t miss much during the Great Meltdown.

  7. There are reports on many news media of modern Homo sapiens fossils from 300,000 years ago in Morocco. This is about 100,000 years older, and distant from the usual location in East Africa.
    Obviously, this is evidence for intelligent design.

  8. Curmudgeon , Curmuigean ?…. The Online Etymology Dictionary says “the first syllable may be cur ‘dog,'” or that the word may “have been borrowed from Gaelic” — muigean means “disagreeable person”….. either way its a good word.

  9. Welcome back! Glad you found your “information”.

  10. Ross Cameron

    See what happens when you annoy the big guy, Curmy? I`ll prey for you. Meanwhile nail two sticks at right angles. hold them high, and say after me ‘Ishy pishy poo, don`t let this happen to you’. Or something similar.

  11. @SC: Is your old hard drive fried as well? If not, then you should be able to put it into an enclosure (done this MANY times) and recover all of your data. Can walk you through it, if need be.

  12. Ceteris Paribus

    Damn, I’m supposed to go visit in-laws this week to see the last nephew get married off. Is it possible to custom order a lightning strike to my own computer so that I can just stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet for a few days?

  13. Are you aware of the site “Naturalis Historia”
    which discusses faith and science? For example, a recent essay is about many YECs can seem confident that Homo floresiensis (“hobbits”) are human while H. naledi (of Rising Star cave in South Africa) are apes.

  14. Virtual life is definitely less fun without a regular dose of curmudgeonite.

  15. techreseller

    Welcome back. The withdrawal symptoms were tough.

  16. Let me give you The Backup Song as a return gift.