mrfearless47

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Retired Curmudgeon
Location Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
Introduction I'm an anachronistic geek whose pedigree traces to FORTRAN II at UCLA in 1965. I've been a college professor & administrator for 34 years and retired for 10 years. Now I'm just a boomer cruising into my dotage, stealing Social Security from all those folks who don't think I earned/deserve it. Apparently, I'm already stealing my PERS benefits from widows, orphans, small children, wealthy business people, and others who think that public servants should be paid accordingly, instead of feeding like pigs at a trough (OINK!). I do not suffer fools gladly and believe that we're sailing on the largest, most bizarre ship of fools that has ever left port.
Interests Geek stuff, math, statistics, computer programming, fine wine, travel, tennis, mountain biking, investing, fine food, muckraking
Favorite Movies (in no particular order), Blue Thunder, GATTACA, Boys from Brazil, Quiet American, Dogma, Fargo, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, Terminator 2, Enigma, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Wag the Dog, House of Flying Daggers, Shanghai Noon, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Long Good Friday
Favorite Music Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullets, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, ZZ Top, Lynrd Skynrd, Townes van Zant, Nanci Griffith, Bruce Cockburn, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Gypsy Kings, Mozart, Paganini, Vivaldi, Indigo Girls, Prince, Jackson Browne
Favorite Books Walter Moseley, Daniel Silva, John D. MacDonald, David Lindsey, George Pelecanos, Michael Connelly, Darwin by Adrian Desmond and James Morris, Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson, What's the Matter with Kansas - Thomas Frank, anything by Paul Krugman, Lexus and the Olive Tree - Thomas Friedman

Well, maybe they don't need them, but don't you think that some fish might like a bicycle?

Carp need bicycles, newts need bicycles, and salmon may need bicycles if they expect to survive the refusal of the Bush administration to protect them.