Category Archives: Philosobaen

TB’s Love/Hate Relationship With the Rules

Quote of the Day: “Hell, there are no rules here–we’re trying to accomplish something.” –Thomas Edison TB found myself this rainy summer morn in a humorless large meeting room staring blankly at the surrounding Junior Leaguers, distracted professionals and a … Continue reading

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Chasin’ Waterfalls

Quote of the Day: “From a drop of  water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard one or the other.” –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Under a week now. In spite … Continue reading

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I Know Where I’m Going, I Think, But How in the Hell Exactly Did I Get Right Here?

Quote of the Day: “You may ask yourself, “how did I get here?” –Talking Heads TB comes to you after the longest hiatus in TBU history from a small cabin somewhere in the hinterlands of Stone County, Mississippi. As I … Continue reading

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The Imperfect Game

Quote of the Day: “Baseball fits America well because it expresses our longing for the rule of law while licensing our resentment of law givers.” –A. Bartlett Giametti Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers pitched one of the twenty-one greatest … Continue reading

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TB’s Long Weekend

Quote of the Day: “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”      —Dwight Eisenhower First of all, sorry about the crummy picture … Continue reading

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School’s Almost Out

Quote of the Day: “Why don’t you say something righteous, and hopeful, for a change?” –Oddball It’s a strange thing. TB hasn’t been in school for almost fifteen years. The Little Scamp won’t start for a few months more. It … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts

It is an inviolable principle of Philosobaenism that rules are meant to be broken. I think “Dress Barn” is probably the worst name for a retail shop of all time. Yet they are ubiquitous. Honorable Mention to “Dry Creek Water … Continue reading

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The Butler (Bulldogs) Didn’t Do It

Quote of the Day: “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”     —Napoleon Bonaparte Southerners more than any other group of Americans know how to take pride in glorious, gallant defeat. We have … Continue reading

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We Wuz Robbed

Quote of the Day: “I’ve been at this a long time, and one thing I’ve learned: At Mississippi State, you’re supposed to take it and be quiet. I had a hard time swallowing this pill because so much was at … Continue reading

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Oh, Malaise

Quote of the Day: “Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old … Continue reading

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