Category Archives: Independent Research

Soapy Sales

So I hear you saying, “Yeah, Lyle, I like washing up as much as the next person, but I just can’t get behind this Dr. Bronner’s stuff you talk about. It’s like too radical. It’s against my religious/political beliefs. It’s … Continue reading

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MicroFiber is Gigantic!

I remember back when it was called polyester. It made me sweat too much, and I smelled bad. So I made a vow that I would never wear this stuff ever again! But I’ve finally found another purpose for it. … Continue reading

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Space Ballpoints!

The Fisher Space Pen: it writes in Zero gravity, upside down, underwater, through oil. US Astronauts used one on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Despite the packaging, I don’t think any ever traveled to the moon. They were made after that had … Continue reading

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Occupy Tomatoes

My wife’s mom makes a garden every year. Though she lives over 500 miles away, we still accumulate more butternut squash than you can shake a salt shaker at. And turnips turn up on our doorstep quite frequently. Mmmmmmm, so … Continue reading

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Aftershave Afterburners

Wow, I spend a lot of time talking about hygiene, huh? Like decent aftershave. Aftershave should smell fresh and exciting, for about 3-1/2 minutes. Then it should go away and leave me alone. I don’t want to smell it any … Continue reading

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The Soap Stops Here

Previously on Lyle Verbilion’s From What I Can Tell: Some day I will post a review of brands of bar soap that I have known and loved. For the impatient, Skin Trip Coconut and Dr. Bronner’s Eucalyptus are my faves. … Continue reading

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It’s a gas Gas GAS!

Self-serve gas stations do not exist in New Jersey and Oregon. Gas stations there actually pay people to pump your gas. I don’t know why. Across the rest of America, self-serve alone survives. It used to be every gas station … Continue reading

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Smellerific!

So I was at the health food store to pick up a healthful version of cheetos. I was unsuccessful, thankfully. It’s at health food stores that I find my favorite hygiene products. Some day I will post a review of … Continue reading

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The Default American Way?

People who make promises and don’t keep them are scumballs. As Tom Hanks always says: You can’t just say, “I promise,” then forget about it. “I promise” are the most important words you’ll ever say… well almost the most important … Continue reading

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End Taxation Now

I may not be your average American, but at least I try to act normal. So why do I need advanced mathematical knowledge to calculate my take-home pay? And when I go to the store, why do I need to … Continue reading

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