Category Archives: Noise

Urban Noise is a harbinger of the decay of Civilization. It is The Wrong Kind of Freedom.

What’s the Buzz?

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Keep the noise down; I’m tryin’ to sleep.

I suppose it’s only appropriate that I write a war story on Memorial Day. Over the years I’ve had this habit of reacting to loud, sharp, and sudden noises by saying: “Hey! Keep the noise down; I’m trying to sleep!” … Continue reading

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Damned By Faint Praise

The neighborhood is in flux with people frequently moving in and out. Most of these tired old houses are now rental units. We just got some new neighbors. As I see it, three ear-piercingly squeaky-voiced little girls beats a pair … Continue reading

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What Happens When Spider-Man Blows A Fart

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Sometimes Houses Make Funny Noises

Houses sometimes make funny noises in extremely cold weather. In extreme cold wooden members can swell, shrink, twist or creak. Sidings made of steel, aluminum and other material will buckle, bend and pop. Screws, but especially rusty nails, will back … Continue reading

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The Unholy Cities

I once met a sailor. He was a commercial sailor. He was retired. Although he spoke clearly in English he had a delightful Irish/Scots brogue. He said he spent most of his career sailing the Baltic Sea. I was particularly … Continue reading

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You’re Pre-Approved!

In Credit Card parlance this idiomatic expression means predatory lenders have cast their eyes upon you ere you’ve cast your eyes upon them.

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