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The Fury of the Cow

Friday, February 28, 2003

Bored rambling

The snow has subsided for now. Hopefully the roads are clear of the SUV battletanks road by then. I always fear being at a stoplight in slick conditions and see a Land Cruiser come flying down the road behind me.

I'm more than ready for the weekend. It's going to be one of rest and relaxation. I'd wish it was warm weather. Then I could use the time to relax outside on the deck. I might return with black toes if I tried that now. Frostbite isn't fun for everyone.

Last night I sure played a great joke on one of my housemates. He was out in the hot tub enjoying a nice soak. I went out back to ask him a question. The jets were on so he didn't hear me come out. That's when inspiration struck. I walked around the deck so I was behind him and he could see me. I piled up the biggest pile of snow. And dumped it right on his head. He jumped so high, so fast. :-P

Yes, I'm bored....

posted for you by jhawk 4:15 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

People's conception of snow and how it applies to driving seems to only reside in their short term memory. You should drive fast when it snows. Do NOT increase your following distance from the car in front of you. Snow does increase the friction between your tires and the road.

Darn sarcasm....

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For no reason at all
Rampant disregard for public safety!

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The only good thing about going to work at 6:40am is that in my neighborhood, nobody else is out. You can slip on the ice and fall on your butt and it's just between you and the ice.

posted for you by jhawk 10:24 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Dixie Chicks Bribe
Steer and TJ want to know if I want to go to a Dixie Chicks concert.

Should I stick to my rampant anti-country music stance? Or should I cave? Maybe I should just buckle under the weight of their cross-over status. They have remade the Fleetwood Mac song Landslide. I like that.

NO NO! I will not give in! Or maybe I will if tickets are free :-P

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If you are one that says; "I've never saw anything
If you are one that says; "I've never saw anything so big". "Look at them guys over there"; and more I can't think of right now, Stop! You are stupid, didn't pay attention in school, or listened to an equally stupid person. It's ok if you live in a trailer, you don't have to sound stupid also. I just heard these from tv reporters in the last few days. Now I realize we all make mistakes when trying to talk too fast and such, but wrong tense?

Any justice in the Sooners losing at MU? Te He

I've got a big KU flag flying out front of my house. Of course I got it up just the afternoon before losing to OU. It's all in the timing.

posted for you by steer 6:47 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

My new saying.

Humor isn't always nice

posted for you by jhawk 4:09 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Still no joy, on the wireless blogging. Oh well,
Still no joy, on the wireless blogging. Oh well, they'll work it out and I'll try again tomorrow.

It has seemed like a long slow day. I don't know if it's just me or is anyone else having this too? It's almost over for me which is great.

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Not much to post about today. The amazing webmast
The amazing webmasters here at Blog Studio have added a ton of new features in the past week. Today they added the feature to allow Blog Studio Pro members to post via cell phone. All from a WML page. Right now I'm not having luck but they're working on it for me.

Another feature I'd love to have is to post via email. Send an email to my blog and have it posted. Would be sweet! Wireless blogging is pretty damn sweet too. I'll post via cell phone as soon as I can to see if it works!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The what?
There is such a thing as The International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit (ACU)? Got it off that nonsensical ramblings about Cricket place. I mean, we all knew cricket was inherently corrupted, but I didn't know it was bad enough to need it's own unit.

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Because steer wants one of those Segway HT things.
Because steer wants one of those Segway HT things. I thought I'd give him a little ribbing about it.

I found this chart at the Business 2.0 Magazine's Top 101 Dumbest Moments in Business for 2002 on page 8

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Bork it!
I just noticed something on my Opera browser. I had downloaded the version that rendered MSN into Bork. The Swedish chef from The Muppet's language. You can click here to see what it does to MSN. I noticed now, it also renders the Help About screen in the browser to Bork as well. See for yourself. Kinda funny.

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back to Napster?
Napster to return?

posted for you by jhawk 12:52 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

To: Car Designers
Subject: Design flaws in Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

I have noticed a design flaw in your vehicle. When designing the interior of this vehicle for future models, please take this into consideration. If you are going to allow for space between the driver seat and the center console that is large enough for someone to drop their keys into, please make the space at least large enough to put your hand in there to retrieve these keys.

Thank you
Owner of Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

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stop asking me
Stupid blood drive. I don't know who's idea it was to put the sign up sheet for the Red Cross Blood Drive by my desk. It's getting to the point where it's the most annoying thing ever. I'm glad people are giving blood. It is a life saving activity. I just don't need people constantly asking me about it like I'm in charge or something. It's near my desk, not ON it. How the heck do I know if they're having juice afterwards? I'm sure they will, don't they always?

posted for you by jhawk 11:02 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

You would think as many times as I've sent out the
You would think as many times as I've sent out the "Snopes" message to anyone that has sent me warnings about things, they would have learned. NOOOOOO! I was just inundated with, 1) don' buy gas from certain companies. 2) cell phones killing people at gas stations, 2) If I forward this someone can track it. Come on people.

posted for you by steer 10:44 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Monday, February 24, 2003

Now let me see if I got this right. You are in
Now let me see if I got this right. You are in Romania (a hot bed of computer sales) and you are going to sell me 25 laptops for about $310 apiece. Ok, here let me send you the money and I'll wait for your response. What! What! Oh I can't believe it.

posted for you by steer 3:59 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Worm infestation

Beware of LoveGate Worm. It's a doozy!

posted for you by jhawk 3:38 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

If you eat chocolate and then drink Dr Pepper it's the worst taste ever!

posted for you by jhawk 3:35 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Thanks to tj for sending this. Don't know where sh
Thanks to tj for sending this. Don't know where she got it.

I want you to close your eyes and picture in your
mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his
musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in
the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from
months of battle and emotionally scarred from the
eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing
but death and carnage of war.

He stands tough, with fire in his eyes and victory
on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and
disgust and tells us this...

I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the
Constitution and now your children graduate too
illiterate to read it.

I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the
freedom to vote and you stay at home because it

I left my family destitute to give you the freedom
of speech and you remain silent on critical issues,
because it might be bad for business.

I orphaned my children to give you a government to
serve you and it has stolen democracy from the

It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you
the freedom of the press..
It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the
freedom of speech.
It's the soldier not the campus organizer who
allows you to demonstrate.

It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the
flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag that
allows the protester to burn the flag!!!

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and
their families for the selfless acts they perform
for us in our time of need."

posted for you by steer 12:25 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Opera VS Microsoft
Opera vs Microsoft

They just keep going at it! Cooperation isn't in the works.

The adversarial relationship of these two is fascinating. Opera obviously builds a much better performing and user friendly browser than Internet Explorer. They aren't afraid to challenge the big dogs. I love it.

posted for you by jhawk 10:10 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

It's freezing. No, it's below freezing. It is only 9F/-13C out. It won't get about freezing till Thursday. Then by Monday next week we'll be back to 60F/14C weather again. Weird.

At work here, we've lost a member off our team. This person moved back to their own department. The odd thing about this is, we, not the management team, will get to choose the replacement. It'll be an internal search for a new member. I think it's great we get to handpick the choice of who we want to work with. Now the problem is finding someone we want to work with :-P

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Sunday, February 23, 2003

This is sad for him, his parents, friends and su
This is sad for him, his parents, friends and such, but in nature it's called "thinning the herd".

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Saturday, February 22, 2003

Not very much to rant about today. Rainy here, so
Not very much to rant about today. Rainy here, so the Sat. will be spent inside. Won't go to my favorite store, "Lowes". Did get some plants started inside. Just want to give jhawk the congrats for finding the banner. Pretty much says it all. But there are some that don't want to be confused with the facts. Tony Blair is becoming one of my heroes. Have been looking for a place that has things that are taken from old houses that have been torn down. No luck so far. May go to Guthrie to shop. Strange town. The State here still thinks a lottery will save the schools. Strange. Indians want Class 4 gaming,(like Vegas) then will be willing to share revenue. Blackmail? Of course I personally miss the lottery and would like upgraded gaming, but will it solve problems? Alas, no. Sounds like a Christmas letter. "Our Jonney is doing so well he has been elected dog catcher" Blah, Blah, who cares, Jonney was a putz anyway.

posted for you by steer 1:28 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Friday, February 21, 2003

Watch it.
I made a few different arrangements on the layout. Most of you will notice my new banner. A strong statement of my support.

posted for you by jhawk 2:02 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

IMPORTANT!! Write your congressman. They are try
IMPORTANT!! Write your congressman. They are trying to do now what they failed to accomplish in the 50's. See the horrible things they are trying to pull off.

posted for you by steer 12:31 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Friday morning. This Saturday my roommates and I had planned to have a party to celbrate George Washington's birthday. We all decided this well over a week ago. We've all failed to invite anyone to come, as we've all just remembered a day or two ago. Oh well. We'll be there anyway.

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Thursday, February 20, 2003

First we gonna ROCK, Then we gonna ROLL
Then we let it POP, GO LET IT GO
X gon give it to ya
He gon give it to ya
X gon give it to ya
He gon give it to ya

Can't stop singing this. Or rapping it rather.

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Some days you can feel like a dog with his head caught in a cat door.

photographs courtesy Philip Greenspun

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Good Lord! Is this in English? I'm still baffled to death by Cricket.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

*inside an executive meeting at fox* (which you r
*inside an executive meeting at fox* (which you remember is run by Howler Monkeys)

Executive 1: We need something new something fresh.

Executive 2: Let's rehash some old show.

Intern: How about Mr. Ed?

Executive 1 and 2 simultaneously: Shut up intern.

Executive 3: I got an idea. Mr. Ed with Fox attitude!

Executive 1: Nifty idea!

Executive 2: Now that's flava that I can't taste!

Executive 3: We'll just take Mr. Ed use the same basic premise, but have the horse talk with a hip-hop vocabulary.

Head of Network: Green light baby! Go for it!

posted for you by jhawk 4:11 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Maybe I'm not taking my blogging responsibilities seriously. There are still scant cat references around the site. I've resisted the call to rant politically the best I could. There are a few in there, but not that many. Which is my choice really isn't it? My blog, my choice.

There are certain blogs out there that I affectionately refer to as 'soap opera' blogs. You know these blogs. Rather more of a journal nature. (no I won't provide links to any, I'm sure you know of a few yourself) The reason I call them 'soap opera' blogs is because they attract a following of people who read the site to catch the latest entry by the blogger. You know, the "I'm getting married come along for the ride", look at my crazy life", and the "let's high-five each other because we're blogging" types. People get caught up in the drama. What will they post next? What personal experience will be relayed today? How was their last date? What crazy thing did they do this last weekend? Oh those crazy bloggers. I got a blog. You do too! High-five dude!

The name 'soap opera' blog is actually inadequate, and I know this. The nature of blogging pushes it beyond the TV genre. For one, it's real life (or in most cases I believe the bloggers are relaying real life events. Some could be fiction writers masquerading) and not scripted. The biggest difference is that people who come to visit the site, can also participate. They get to be involved, even if remotely by leaving their comments and interacting with other readers.

It's a phenomenon that I've seen on quite a few blogs actually. A theory that's still a work in progress in my mind. I'm not criticizing these blogs that I think fit this idea. By no means whatsoever. I read them just like everyone else. I got my favs. I also have left comments a few times. I enjoy reading them. I just felt like relaying my theory, and since I have a blog.....

posted for you by jhawk 3:38 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Of course I have a strange sense of humor, but th
Of course I have a strange sense of humor, but this had me rolling on the floor. It's just to bad if you don't think it's funny.

posted for you by steer 12:18 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Boy are we lucky we didn't have lawyers back then
Boy are we lucky we didn't have lawyers back then or I would have been valdictorian.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

I know from emails and chats with readers here that some of you don't bother clicking on links provided here in posts and ramblings. You better not skip this one. I mean it too.

I've just read the most amazing essay by Bill Whittle. Do yourself the favor and read it. ALL of it. For those who don't, you don't deserve internet access.

posted for you by jhawk 2:07 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Yet ANOTHER referral hit from Google for someone wanting to know how to debone a chicken. I did a search on Google myself, and I wasn't even listed in the first 24 pages of results. I did an advanced search for "how to debone a chicken" and I was on page 2 the 14th result. Only because I had used that phrase in an earlier post about people getting to my site for a similar search before.

I don't know how!

(yes now I realize this will give me a better hit on Google for this search. I don't care. pfffttt! )

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Monday, February 17, 2003

Snow storms in the East cold and windy in the midwest.

Where's summer I ask?

We have been more than lucky with missing the big snow storms this year. The one that's hitting the east yesterday and today the Weather Channel is calling one of the top five.

For those in the east. Stay in, have a drink, and if you do have to go out, a snowman is a prerequisite.

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10 year old Barry Panda was often scolded by his teachers at recess. Mostly because he would not obey the Slide Rules. Head first is strictly prohibited.

REUTERS/China Photo

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Go Bandit Go!
East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.
Keep your foot hard on the pedal. Son, never mind them brakes.
Let it all hang out 'cause we got a run to make.
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarcana.
And we'll bring it back no matter what it takes.
East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.
East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.
Ol' Smokey's got them ears on and he's hot on your trail.
He aint gonna rest 'til you're in jail.
So you got to dodge 'im and you got to duck 'im,
you got to keep that diesel truckin'.
Just put that hammer down and give it hell.
East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.

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Conditioned by the alarm clock.
I have been conditioned by my alarm clock. I did in fact remember to set my alarm last night. Well, by set I mean I turned it on. It was in fact set to the time I set it for on Saturday morning. Which was hours after I would normally wake up for work on a weekday. I did in fact wake up on time anyway. 2 minutes before the alarm would normally go off. Maybe I don't need one anymore. :-)

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Check the ice BEFORE you go skating.

Here's the image for complainers

(AP Photo/Pressens Bild/HO/Sjoeraeddningen)

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If you were allergic to shellfish where would you choose to work? A seafood resturaunt? Well, this woman did. That's not how she had here severe allergic reaction though. It was from kissing here shrimp eating boyfriend.

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Saturday, February 15, 2003

Disco Sauna
Disco Sauna

Squirrels singing disco.

'nuff said.

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Its a Saturday evening and Im bored, so jhawk sugg
Its a Saturday evening and Im bored, so jhawk suggested I post. So thats what Im doing and you cant blame me if I make you bored as well, you'll have to blame jhawk.

Im bored because I got tired of watching my two English speaking channels, CNN and BBC. Both of which are showing the worldwide protests against war. So strike those two channels and Im off to watching MTV or VIVA, both showing the same music videos over and over again. MTV goes and pisses me off just with one commercial. "War is not the answer" Ok then smartypants, what is the answer because no one seems to be able to come up with lately. It's so easy to say "Down with War" and that its not the answer but I sure dont see a commercial following it saying "Here's the answer." That brings me to VIVA or Eurosports. VIVA gets annoying because its just this Vjay wandering around a city (this time London) doing things like shopping. If I wanted to shop I would be watching the Home Shopping Network or I would actually be out shopping. And yes, Germans do have the HSN....several of them in fact. Same crap they sell in the states but in German. My last resort is Eurosport.....ahh my salvation, right? Wrong, all I get to watch these days is cross country skiing or some other strange winter sport and you may think that you dont need to hear the commentators because really you are only there to actually watch the sport. Another wrong assumption. You really do need those annoying guys telling you really what is going on. Try watching a sport with the sound off and you'll get what I mean.

Jhawk wanted to me tell you about my 5 ft beer mug. Its not really a beer mug but that's what I'll call it for a lack of a better name. This local brewery used to have what they called the meter of beer. They would bring out this paddle with 12 mugs of beer on it. Kind of a nice thing for the waitstaff so they dont have to keep coming to refill. Guess that got kind of old or something because now they have this 5 ft beer mug. Its a clear tube about 5 ft tall with a spigot at the bottom so you can serve your own beer. Pretty cool and even better than the meter of beer because this holds up to 5 liters of beer!! Then when you need a refill they just leave the base of the tube on your table and take the tube for a fill. Great concept really.

Next topic jhawk suggested was overweight Reservists. Now first I must make the disclaimer that I do respect those people that give their time to the Reserve forces just as much as us active duty folks. With that said I must now launch into my problem with a lot of them. Not all of them mind you, but a lot. On my post currently we have a lot of reservists due to the deployment of troops. You can pick these people out from a mile away. First of all most dont wear the beret, thats a dead give away. Second, the are severely overweight and look entirely lost. There was this female captain in front of me in the line at the burger bar but I wasnt quite sure if she was actually in line or in the line for the Chinese place. So I asked her. The poor lady looked like a deer caught in headlights. Her eyes got really big and she barely whispered her answer. Woah lady, get a grip. Its not like I asked her to run in front of enemy fire or anything. Just wanted to know what line you're in.

Another strange phenomenon going on at my post is the German guards. Apparently we cant take care of our own defense over here and asked for the Germans to help us out. Its nice for our soldiers to get back to their regular jobs but there are a few downsides to it. First is that I feel sorry for the poor soldiers. Its winter and extremely cold and they are here helping us out because we cant help our selves. Second is that just like everywhere else there's that one or two people that cause problems. Im not talking about the Germans causing problems, Im talking Americans. They cant seem to get it through their thick skulls that these people are here HELPING us, so in turn they should be polite and gracious. Oh no, instead they cause problems and harass the Germans. I personally have had absolutely no problems with the soldiers, they are polite and do their job better than our complacent and lazy American soldiers. Yes they are backing up the lines of cars every morning while we try to get in the gate, but that's simply because they are doing their job exactly how they are supposed to. I for one welcome the help from the Germans even though their politicians arent backing the US, their soldiers are backing us in a different way as we prepare for a possible war.

Alrighty, I think Ive ranted enough for today. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

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I knew they were around, I just didn't know wher
I knew they were around, I just didn't know where.

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Friday, February 14, 2003

I only have a few "Actual Facts" left to deliver,
I only have a few "Actual Facts" left to deliver, but I thought I'd give armygirl a break.

posted for you by steer 8:00 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Courtesy of CLanger. Pretty much says it all. Th
Courtesy of CLanger. Pretty much says it all.
The Complete Military History of France
* Gallic Wars - Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years
of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
* Hundred Years War - Mostly lost. Saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman."
* Italian Wars - Lost. France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting Italians.
* Wars of Religion - France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots
* Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other
participants started ignoring her.
* War of Devolution - Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flowerpots as
* The Dutch War - Tied
* War of the Augsburg League/King William's War/French and Indian War - Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.
* War of the Spanish Succession - Lost. The War also gave the French their
first taste of a Marlborough , which they have loved every since.
* American Revolution - In a move that will become quite familiar to future
Americans, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare; " France only wins when America does most of the fighting."
* French Revolution - Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.
* The Napoleonic Wars - Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.
* The Franco-Prussian War - Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk Frat boy to France's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.
* World War I - Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States . Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline. [Not true U.S. was only country not to issue condoms
to soldiers.]
* World War II - Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and
Britain just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.
* War in Indochina - Lost. French forces plead sickness, take to bed with the Dien Bien Flu.
* Algerian Rebellion - Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare; "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.
* War on Terrorism - France , keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese ambassador fail after he takes refuge in a McDonald's.
The question for any country silly enough to count on the French should not
be "Can we count on the French?", but rather "How long until France

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Opera vs MSN
Remember when I provided a link about MSN not playing nice with Opera?

Opera is firing back. They've released a version of Opera 7.01 that renders the MSN page in BORK. The language of the Muppets Swedish Chef.

I downloaded it so you wouldn't have to. Click here for a screenshot.

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Per FARK there is a story of a car swallowed up by a sinkhole.

There were two people and a dog in it at the time. They all got out fine, and the 18 year old passenger suddenly thinks he's Superman.
"Carmine got behind the car and tried pulling on the bumper, hoping to pull the car out of the hole."

What an idiot.

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I spent the morning designing the network we need for our home. It only cost about $38,000. All Mac! None of those pesky Windows platforms in here.

You can see it here. Yes, I was bored again.

This includes, 2-iMacs for the 2 roommates. They don't know anything about computers so they don't need anything fancy. 1 PowerMac G4 for my room with 23" Cinema Display. WEE! A PowerMac G4 for the media room downstairs. xServe and xServer RAID for the webserver we'd run out of our house. Finally 2 PowerBooks. One for me, of course the 17" model, and the other for the house, taking outside, in the living room, etc.

All run wireless network from an Airport Extremem Base Station.

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I saw this over at ColdFury and couldn't resist.
I saw this over at ColdFury and couldn't resist. "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage".

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I like the slogan i got from, "Think
I like the slogan i got from, "Think Global, Drink Local". No more French water and wine no more German Beer.

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Thursday, February 13, 2003

I can't believe some people, these are probably t
I can't believe some people, these are probably the same people that believe Madonna is an entertainer, Billy Joel can sing, Truman Capote was straight, Sean Penn is an actor, and the Tooth fairy is real. Boy, oh boy.

posted for you by steer 3:54 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Sorry to hear/read jhawk is ill. Probably too muc
Sorry to hear/read jhawk is ill. Probably too much France. That would make anyone ill. Just thought you will be looking for your "Actual Facts" by Abrell and Thompson.
1) The lost and found column in the Des Plaines Bugle has carried the same ad for a 4-way lug wrench every day for some 63 years.
2) By the time the universe explodes, " I Love Lucy" will have been in syndication over 16 billion years.
3) The worst ice cream flavor is probably "Squirel".
Now that you have had your daily fix, go back to your rat killing.

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I'm feeling a bit ill right now. That's why the posts have dropped off for today. So the two of you that come here and read the site, I apologize to the both of you. I'll call you later. :-P

I'm a bit dizzy. Sorry for the bad and broken links before, and any nonsensical ramblings that may have appeared. (you'd think I was sick all the time huh?)

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Before you see it on FARK you can read it here.

UK census to include Jedi as religion.

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Mr. Roberts Neighborhood
This is great! This idiot wanted to protest by invoking the beloved Mr Roger's Neighborhood guy. It's funny enough as it is, let alone that it turned into a FARK photoshop contest.

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Was looking at my old online journal. Before I stumbled onto the virtues of blogging. Here's a classic:
James just fought an epic battle with some chicken fat.? He was doing the dishes and low and behold there was some chicken fat from when I broiled chicken....!!!?? He started with a barage of dish soap.? It was quickly rebuffed by the chicken fat.? Then came a constant volley of hot water blasts.? This managed to weaken the fat.? He followed up with a intense display of sponge mastery.? The chicken fat was banished from our house to the bowels of the city's waste system.?? James will encounter it again..........

James is a roommate of mine. To this day he still battles all manners of food stuffs in our kitchen. Banishing them forthwith.

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Ask the Fish
Now I found this website, and it was relatively funny.? All Too Flat The "ask the fish" is the best part.? You ask a fish any question you need advice for.? A word of warning though, this fish is a real smartass.?

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Wednesday, February 12, 2003

A very credible source has tipped me off that both the FOX Network as well as SKY network is run by Howler Monkeys.


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Do it.

Do it.

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Things that I hopefully will never say because they scare the hell out of me:

I have a strong compulsion to take half my money give it to someone else who finds it easier not to work.

I'm afraid at paying any cost for freedom. I'll just protest instead.

I'm struggling to understand why people hate my country. I'll hopefully figure it out before too many buildings collapse.

Once I do figure it out, I'll be able to effectively change the entire culture of our country to be less agravating to those who do hate us. Of course we'll have to do all this through legislation.

The UN will save us! It's worked before!

I find that insulting. Good thing so does my lawyer. $$$$

If I do say any of these I'll be too liberal to actually go into to public view, for I will know deep down I'm a phony.

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Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke. Go read him. Read this one especially. Peace of Our Time


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Monkey madness!
I told you they were on to me! I caught this French agent at my computer tring to upload a virus to my machine! Or possibly preparing to play an old version of Dig Dug using an emulator on my machine. Evil either way.

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I was searching for a topic for something to write about. I was given this website to help facilitate my writing. Their topics were a bit mundane for me. I usually prefer my own technique for coming up with topics. I beat my head on my desk until I think of something. Which brings us to today's topic.

Desks with rounded edges are more preferable over desks with square edges. The rounded type tend to pose as bad a "cut your head open" risk as their square edged counterparts. Safety is the key people. Safety.

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Needle NO!
They have the Red Cross Blood drive sign up sheet out. NO THANKS

Look at the size of that needle!

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Monkeys and TV
Anyone else think monkeys are running TV?

I do.

I think monkeys are running France too. (no link provided. I think the monkeys are on to me)

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Since blogs don't run without cats. Cat


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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Some of you may know this site. Others won't. Arcata, California police log. I haven't been there in months, and rediscovered it today. Brilliant.

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I was just reading the Salina Journal online in th
I was just reading the Salina Journal online in the section you can post your comments to. They were talking about the dog problem in Salina. All I can say is the same as Bugs, "What a bunch of maroons". It seems like the same people write in and say the same thing everytime.
Unlike this site where we carry on a civilized conversation of the highest order.

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Breakroom fun
I just went to the breakroom for a Dr Pepper. Need that caffeine! Anyway, the vending machine has a propensity for taking at least 1 out of every 7 dollars and giving no drink. People then leave a note on the machine and the people who maintain the machine leave a refund on the table in the breakroom. All very good, as no one seems to steal the refund money. Very honest people here. There was a note on the machine when I went back there that it owed someone $5. Wow, 5 dollars? Lets see why this perplexed me so. Maybe you've already spotted it.

Once you put in a dollar and recieve nothing back you're faced with a decision. Do you
A. move on and leave your note for losing a dollar?
B. try another dollar and choose a different item?

Now which ever one you choose is a good choice. Chances are you'll get your drink the second time and you still can leave a note to retrieve that first dollar.

After 5 attempts at getting a drink you can only conclude a two things.
1. that the entire machine isn't working and eating every dollar placed in it.
2. this idiot tried the same drink 5 times

I was apprehensive to try my dollar with that note on there. Surely, the entire machine wasn't working right? Wrong, I got my drink on the first try. I can only conclude that this person tried the same drink 5 times. Now, why 5? Wouldn't you have given up after maybe 3 tries at the most?

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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been taking place the last couple of days. My parents usually liked to watch it. (why? For the dogs of course)

Made me think, (yes, you're right. Thinking slowly and incoherently) I started to think about what type of dog I'd like to have if I were allowed. I mean there's no restraining order or judges ruling prohibiting me from getting a dog. More like a tyrannical homeowner hell bent on keeping me down! Actually, just the roommate (who happens to own the house) doesn't like anything that makes noise or a mess. I originally suggested a Basenji since they don't bark. They do make noise but don't bark. So technically they'd still make noise, but he wouldn't know until it was too late and he'd already fell in love with the dog. (unlikely)

That's not the type of dog I'd want though. I want a DOG. Not a lap dog, a yip yip yip kind of dog. If a dog can be taken in a fight by a squirrel then what's the point? Wouldn't it be embarassing to own a dog like that? I want a man's dog. Not that I'm going hunting or anything. I want a dog that's the equivalent of a SUV. It'll never go off-road, but I'd like to know it could if I ever wanted to. I've narrowed it down to a few. I'll lay out the choices here and then you can vote in the poll.

Labrador Retriever-- This dog is great. My parents have one. She's fat and neurotic, but that's just Abby (dog's name). They're gentle and fun loving. Easily trainable and they're definitely not a lap dog. They do chew the heck out anything small enough to fit in their mouth for a year or two. (which include, table and chair legs, the coaxial cable running into the house, drain pipes, sticks, shoes, arms, etc.) Color could be either black or chocolate.

Golden Retriever--Same type of temperment as the Lab, but it's long hair hippie relative. Both of these dogs shed, but this one sheds longer hairs. Also a bigger dog, which is a plus in my book.

English Setter--I include the English setter because it's English. ;-P My parents had one of these too. It was dumb as a board (which it proved by running into fences, doors, walls, and other stuff constantly.) I chalk this up to my parents uncanny luck in getting the one dog that's uncharacteristic of the breed. It was a nice dog. It thought it was a lap dog. He sure tried anyway. His temperment was great. Just dumb. He was a natural hunting dog. He'd point anything. His usual fun game in the summer was pointing flies. Yes, he'd point a fly on the deck like we were out hunting the thing or something.

Weimaraner--Very friendly breed. It looks cool too. Not a small dog so it suits my idea of the ideal dog. If you click that link and read down at the bottom of the dog's Faults. What does that mean?

Ok that's it for the list. There could be others but I'll keep it short.

VOTE! Poll is on the left.

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REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

Wonder if he made it. Kind of reminds me of life sometimes. Always trying to outrun the avalanche. Sometimes it's just a snowball.

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Monday, February 10, 2003

Joe Millionaire has us pretty darn ticked off....

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I see on that the director of the symp
I see on that the director of the symphony got busted. Maybe she was just "high strung", or is now "singing" the blues or may just taking her "cue" from whats-her-name. Her footsteps should have been more "staccato" on the floor and not so "lento". Those were too easy, if I got the music terms right after all these years. If not someone will let me know. So go back to your rat killing.

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Skin me!
There's more than one way to skin Opera.

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I had a Google search referral for "how to debone a chicken" Now how exactly that resulted in this site, I'm not sure. It did get me thinking though. How do you debone a chicken?

Steer did offer to teach me how to cut up a whole chicken once. I'm guessing in an effor to save 3 cents a pound or something on a whole chicken.

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These Marines must not have payed attention in cl
These Marines must not have payed attention in class>

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Opera vs MSN
Darn Microsoft.

Why Does Opera not work with MSN?

Because they don't want it to...

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I think I found out why your Dell computer can't
I think I found out why your Dell computer can't remember anything.

Another round of "Actual FActs"
1) A man can actually move at 140 MPH, but only for 6 inches.
2) "lap" dogs were originally bred to be eaten.
3) If diluted thinly enough, the juice of one lemon would cover the state of Oregon.

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I was thinking of something this weekend on the 3
I was thinking of something this weekend on the 3 hour drive back home. I passed a sign for the Powerball lottery. Then the daydreaming began (which probably isn't a good thing to do while driving).

I thought the inevitable, "What would I do if I won like $20 million?" Putting aside all the crazy and useless purchases, like an Emu farm. I came up with what I thought was a good idea. And now I'll disseminate it here (so someone who does win the lottery can steal it).

I thought it'd be a great idea that if I won the lottery to document it here. You could follow the changes in my life as I made may way with all this new wealth dropped on me. I thought it would be a good concept to watch and see how the money changed me. Did I make fundemental changes in "who" I was, or was I just me now with more money? What would I do with so much money? Give it away, spend it all? It'd be great for people to follow along and find out.

Maybe it's not a great idea, or maybe it is. Bad part of it all, is that it hinges solely upon me winning the lottery, which of course, hasn't happened yet.

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I'm back.
I'm back. I was gone all weekend. It was a good break but maybe I should have stayed home.

This was also posted over at Cold Fury but I thought I'd include it here too. People want to know why we bad mouthed France here a couple of times. Well it seems to be a trend in America lately. This recent Gallup Poll has backed that idea.

Here's the excerpts:
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans have a sharply more unfavorable image of France than they have had at any point over the past decade. Favorable opinions of the country have dropped 20 points in the last year, while unfavorable opinions have risen by 17 points. Americans' attitudes toward Germany, which, like France, has balked at approving the U.S. position on the necessity of military action against Iraq, have also become substantially more negative since last year. The image of North Korea in the minds of Americans, already quite negative, has become even more so this year compared to last.

I love the Brits!

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Friday, February 07, 2003

There was one cigarette laying on a desk. To co-workers claimed it was theirs. They explained to each other their claim to the cigarette in ever escalating tones. One finally relented, and told the other that they could have the darn cigarette. (Paraphrasing that. The actual words were a bit harsher). Only one term was set as a condition of ownership to the cigarette. She was to be allowed to sniff it one last time.

Thank god I don't and never have smoked.

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Idiots with microphones
Why, oh why are we not taking all of our political cues from Hollywood? That's where the press seems to think all our answers should come from because they're constantly printing articles with actors, writers, and music industry types exhausting us with their diatribes.

The ability to sing and having a flat stomach surely gives your views that much needed political weight. Shakira sure thinks so. Thank God she's wrong.

Aparently at her concerts she plays a video segment during one of her songs. Here's an excerpt from the article on MTV's website.

The visual is comical at first, like something from Genesis' "Land of Confusion" video. But as violent war footage begins to intersperse with the match and the shot slowly pans out to reveal the puppeteer is the Grim Reaper, it develops into a disturbing segment that changes the tone of the Colombian singer's concert.

I disagree with the article. It sounds to me like it remains comical. What would make any concert attendee take it as anything but comical? Ideas of her own importance in battling the 'evils' of the world, probably gave her the impetus for including such a thing in her concert. I've yet to attend any musical event and have my political outlook on the world changed. Except maybe the one time I went to our high school's band concert, and I left thinking we should pull funding for the school's music department. It wasn't good.

"I think that we see war as a virtual thing and we even get to believe that bombs fall on top of cardboard cutouts and stuff like that," Shakira said. "They don't. They kill real people, real children, real mothers and millions of innocent people.

Really? Bombs kill people? Darn those scientists! They also kill evil dictators, terrorists, and blow up instruments of war of oppressive regimes. Things I'm sure their designers never intended. These were made to bomb innocent civilians. And if you believe that sentence you're a moron like Shakira.

By comparing war to a game of chess, Shakira said she's expressing her opinion that the confrontation between America and Iraq is about two people trying to win a game.

A game? A game? The people of Iraq that suffer under the oppressive hand of Saddam don't think it's a game. The people killed by Palestinian suicide bombers that Saddam gave checks to as heroes don't think it's a game. The people who got gassed on Saddam's orders sure don't think it's a game. Anyone who looks rationally at the situation surely doesn't think it's a game. And I'll damn sure gurantee the guy driving a M1A1 Abrams onto Saddam's front lawn sure doesn't think it's a game. Those who's freedoms and security are threatened by the mere presence of Saddam can not afford to think of it as such.

"In the First World War, 13 million people were killed. In the Second World War, 40 million people were killed. I think that if a third war takes place, nothing is going to be left on the face of earth."

I'm not going to quibble with Shakira's totals of the numbers killed in World Wars I and II. It's obvious she's a history buff. I will though argue with her. :) There seems to be some underlying theme here that even these two world wars could and should have been handled as pacifist. Oh, here's why I think that. She said, "I just feel that there are always pacifist solutions." Millions of Jews systematically exterminated. Sanctions maybe? According to her, we should have at least tried right?

I can't even begin to continue. There's just too much to expose here. i don't have the stamina to type this much. Damn it, Cold Fury would have done so much better.

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I see that one of Salina's finest won't be able to
I see that one of Salina's finest won't be able to "toe" the line for awhile" Just couldn't resist.

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Switch off
Remember those Apple Switch adds? Here's a good parody of one.

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Was discussing sense of humor last night. It was
Was discussing sense of humor last night. It was determined that the both of us had an irreverent sense of humor. We've both been told as much, and I believe it really fits. I was going to write about instances where it was pointed out to me, and was going to provide a link to a definition of irreverent for any who would need it.
(no, I wasn't looking it up for my own knowledge. I knew what the word meant. Great, now I've planted the seed that this might actually be the case. All my words to the contrary will be ignored. darn)

Anyway, during my look for an online dictionary's definition I came across two that I will share. The definitions caused me to abandon the earlier idea of a post, because just providing these definitions would be much funnier :-P (i hope)

Definition one:
Merriam Webster version: lacking proper respect or seriousness.

Fair enough. Sounds exactly the way I thought of it. Good definition.

Definition two:
Oxford PaperBack Dictionary: ?blasphemous, disrespectful, impious, irreligious, profane, rude, sacrilegious, ungodly, unholy.

WOW! I might not describe myself as having irreverent humor anymore. When was I ever blasphemous in my humor? Ok, just that once, but it was such a good line though. Those English lefties. They're so left they even drive on that side.
:-P Irreverent still.

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10 degrees, now thats cold. (for us) No one ever
10 degrees, now thats cold. (for us) No one ever text messages me, of course I don't send very many myself. Going to have guests this weekend. Will do the tourist thing. Instead of another blog, I'll just give you your three "Actual Facts" here in this one.
1) Originally the word "Nordic" didn't mean anything.
2) Early mathmatical operations were often misleading because many numbers were not in their present sequence.
3)Because so many have abused the privilege, it may soon be illegal to send cottage cheese through the mail.

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Text Messaging in the Future
Text messaging is great. Send a quick text rather than calling. Sometimes that's just easier, for both parties. I like it's ease and simplicity, although I recieve messages from just a few people. Of which I'm not complaining. Here's what I am complaining about. There is new research going into developing a way deliver text messages determined by your location. Sound odd? Ok, this article explains it.

You could be walking by the newest resturaunt in town, and your phone will get texted with the latest comments on the resturaunt by the patrons. Or, that tour you're taking through London will have text message annotations to it as you make your way along the route.

Good idea? I'm mixed on that. I agree with some arguments that it's going to become a way to spam your wireless device with usueless messages. Ever seen Minority Report, where the billboards are constantly 'personalized' by who is walking by it at the time? I forsee something like this, but rather than delivered to the nearest billboard, it'll be straight to your wireless device, i.e. phone or PDA. Drive by that new same resturaunt and you're phone get's deluged with advertisements to come in and try out the newest dish they've prepared. No thanks.

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Thursday, February 06, 2003

Mushrooms. Why not to eat them. For one, they'
Mushrooms. Why not to eat them.

For one, they're fungus. This seems to be lost on a lot of people. People wake up! Why the heck do you want to defile you're food with fungus? If you pulled out bread and there was mold on it, you don't eat that right? Ok. . Swish! Point made!

Also, yuck! They don't taste all that great. Big factor. You may think they taste good. Guess what? You're wrong. Always will be. Don't try to give me that, "I've tasted them, and I think they're good argument." It's lame, and doesn't convince me of anything. You're a liar anyway.

Now, here's one argument I head a lot growing up. "Oh, they cut up small and you won't taste them." This was always whipped out when I asked if the food we were about to eat had any fungus in it. Ok. If I won't taste them, then I have to assume they impart no taste to the dish, and therefore could have been left out. So why not then leave them out.

Leave them off my pizza, out of my Italian food, or just off my plate completely!

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AmphetaDesk Update!
Update on my use of AmphetaDesk.

I sent an email to support for AmphetaDesk to try and figure out why the feeds don't show updated when, I can view the raw feed and see that it obviously is. I think we solved the issue on my PC at home. The clock is set wrong. It's set 10 days ahead. Therefore when AmphetaDesk looks for feeds it doesn't know there is anything new.
Here's what Morbus Iff told me:
One of the things
that AmphetaDesk does is to check to see if the local file has a newer date
than the remote file (suggesting that there is no new data available on the

I would have never even looked at that. I never use the date on the computer, just the clock. I had no idea that my date was about 10 days too fast. The log file on the PC always was much newer than anything on the web, because it thought the web was 10 days behind the log on my PC. Makes perfect sense. When I get home I'm going to test out this theory.

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Buy me now
Time to start saving those pennies...

Click the pic

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I've always wondered how the Catholics think they see a vision of the virgin Mary in different things. Windows, fence posts, or a bowl of pudding. I'm not poking too much fun at Catholics, but realy, how do they know what the virgin Mary looked like? Couldn't it just a vision of just plain Mary? Some other Mary not the holy one?

*Update* Click here to see what it is they think they're seeing.

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Can't remember where I read it, so I can't credit
Can't remember where I read it, so I can't credit it but, France is doing what it has done best through history, Retreat. It is just strange that the Germans don't remember. Of course Armygirl can have a better response to that.
Just looking at the tv, we are having continuous coverage of a snowfall that will accumulate to the staggering amount of four inches. Gee!

Three more "Actual Facts". What will you do when I run out?
1) New evidence suggests that the normal body temperature is 89.4 degrees F, and that mankind is actually running a fever.
2)Like the atom, the flyswatter can be a force for great good or great evil.
3)Albert Einstein and his identical twin brother insisted on being photographed seperately.

Gonna just sit here and watch it snow.

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Well it appears this guy really wanted to climb the water tower. Here's the story:

Police had to talk a man down off the water tower in Sunset Park Wednesday evening. Just after 7:00 an apparently intoxicated man climbed to the top of the tower armed with spray paint and a bottle of beer. Police Captain Carson Mansfield tells KSAL News that the man intended to paint graffiti on the tower. EMS and fire trucks stood by, while spotlights lit the tower. After spray painting a message on the side of the tower the man climbed back down. He has been identified as 29-year-old Jeffrey Zinevich, the same man who tried to climb the same tower overnight Saturday. He was promptly arrested, and will face possible charges that include criminal trespassing and damage to property. --

This is his second attempt at this. Couldn't find the original story on it. But, he was stopped about halfway up the tower the first time, also "armed with beer and spray paint". Couldn't quite make out what he painted though. Here's the picture, tell me what you think.

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We sure got snow. Probably 3 inches I'd say, and I do say. Wet, sticky snow too. Its the kind that's easily shoveled away. The streets didn't get too bad either. There's a picture of it over at the photoblog. Yes, and we did go out to the hot tub in the snow.

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Ah, still dark, snow, spa, not having to drive to
Ah, still dark, snow, spa, not having to drive to work in it. Is there anything better on your birthday.

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Wednesday, February 05, 2003

I just don't think Russell Simmons get's it. It's not about whether Pepsi used Ozzy over Ludicriss. Yes they're both foul mouthed. If you've not heard one or either of them. Take my word for it. They are. So what?

He hasn't taken a look at what I think every company's true 'mission' statement is: "Do what makes us money, minimize the things that cost us money."

If Pepsi has to be wishy-washy on it's sponsors. Then so be it. It's not about being discrimatory, or anti-rap or whatever the hell his problem is. It's not even close to hypocritical. As a businessman I'd think Russell would know this. I guess he can afford to be on his high horse about it. Ok then. Then he should just shut his mouth about it.

Ok this boils down to one thing. One thing people. Listen up. Get close to your monitors. Crank the sound.



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As I always enjoy being told I'm a winner this is great! (Which doesn't happen much since my mom lives so far away.) Which is why I'm glad that when I was just on a website earlier, a little banner popped up and told me I was randomly selected as a winner!

NO it didn't. I use Opera.


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Why is that when shopping I can never answer "yes" to a simple question.

"Can I help you find something?"

NO. Leave me alone. I can find it. Eventually. Maybe it's a male thing. I'm independent and somewhat intelligent, I should be able to find an item in any store. They label the aisles most of the time right? Well, often I can not find what I'm looking for. Off to another store. Now people have seen me wander around in every aisle, refusing the staff's repeated questions of whether I need help. "I know what the hell I'm doing, outta my way." Now, if I asked for help I'd look like I was an arrogant fool. Well, no thanks buddy.

Plus having past the other customers in the store like 8 times, and not having anything in my cart yet, I'm sure they're figuring out that I have no idea what I'm doing in there. Best to remove myself from the situation and find a store that's organized more logically. (i.e.- like I think it should be)

I think it's the sense of accomplishment I get from finding that one obscure item in the store without outside aid. Shows my true hunting skills and logical deduction techniques. (probably blind dumb luck really)

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Beer France = YUCK
Another reason not to like France. Their beer sucks. I mean look here.

England: Newcastle Brown
Ireland: Guinness
Australia: Foster's
Sidenote on Australia. I know Aussies will laugh at my choice of Foster's. I like the beer, and it is originally from Australia, so that's why it's included. I'm not talking about YOUR favorite beer from Australia, but MINE

Then France offers up this horrid stuff: Fischer


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Maybe it's the heat. According to "The Oklahoman"
Maybe it's the heat. According to "The Oklahoman" reports of shuttle debris found in Yuma, Arizona have now been positively identified as burnt toast. Well, now I'm going to have to re-evaluate what I found, remembering that my back yard is where our dog goes to the bathroom.

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It was an interesting morning, listening to Colin
It was an interesting morning, listening to Colin Powell lay out the smoking gun. Of course wheather it was a smoking gun depends on if you are France or not. Made the case pretty well I thought. In other news, relative cold here at 39 degrees. My computer weather bug just dinged me about an alert for a winter storm watch. Guess I'll look for snow when I get home at 0030 HRS tomorrow. Am I just jaded or what when I say I'm tired of the Shuttle coverage and tired of Saddam? NEXT! Im ready to move on to something else. MAybe I have that dreaded "Cabin Fever".I guess then I can give you your daily dose of hilarity as to "Actual Facts". I know you ALL love these tidbits so well.
1) Statisticlly speaking, the ultimate high-risk ehterprise is in the field of soap rental.
2) Originally, the hour was an arbitrary period of time.
3)Perhaps the saddest reminder of the passage of time, is the luminous Yo-Yo.

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What's that behind you?
Pretty sweet idea. Being able to see through someone or something.

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Soccer = Jail
Play Soccer, go to jail.

That's pretty much what can happen, when you let a former wrestler take over your country. As Gambia. They'll tell ya.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2003

There are a few of you who aren't going to like this:

That's ok. It's meant as a joke, but poignant all the same. Some probably won't get it at all.

posted for you by jhawk 4:28 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

For those of you throwing around the bling bling phrase lately. I've located a link via Yahoo that may be of intrest.

There are some of us that need to get iced out, but can not afford to really get the look we're after. Now we can.

Platinum Looks has everything you need to get that look.

Here is how Yahoo Picks described bling bling.
For those not in the know, "bling bling" is heavy jewelry (usually platinum and diamond) designed to show that the wearer has no regard for expense or discretion.

I suggest possibly the high roller watch, a gangster watch, or perhaps a classy Fat Albert pendant.

posted for you by jhawk 2:59 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Ok I gotta link for you to some useless anti-war r
Ok I gotta link for you to some useless anti-war rhetoric, with 2 morons posting their comments to it. One comment does rate well. I'm amazed at the amount of anti-war arguments that love to avoid that thing we call history. Read the comments on that link, and see if you spot what I did. Something about WWII.

The real reason I include this link is because at the top, is the article that is linked on that page. The best reasoned anti-war article I've seen written. I don't really agree with his unlitmate reasoning, but I am impressed at least he tried to tackle the inconsistencies in most anti-war rhetoric.

[ok if you're lazy just go here ]

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Something to help explain my disdain for the French.

posted for you by jhawk 1:06 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Reading this at GhettoYuppie just reminded me of a lot of meetings I've been too lately. Corporate Mission Statements are supposed to help employees visualize the goals that their company is trying to achieve. Which, I think boils down to one thing, so therefore we can get rid of the mission statement all together.

Do what makes us money, minimize the things that cust us money.

Simple enough. Though, working in the corporate environment, I'm sure enough of you know that along the way, you'll notify the upper management of a problem coming down the pipe for a previous decision they made. It will get ignored. The problem your team had forseen will occur, and then you'll be tabbed to fix it, because you seem to have a grasp on the problem.


Management decisions don't have to make sense. They just have to be made.


posted for you by jhawk 11:12 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Wildcat Virus
One of the people I work with is a Kansas State fan. He's got wallpaper on his PC of the K-state logo. Another co-worker wanted it for her PC, and asked him to mail it to her. She said joking, "it'll probably contain a virus." I remarked that, yes, the K-State wallpaper itself is a virus. It causes your computer to do well with it's simple tasks, adding 1 1, and simple division, but when you really need it to come through during a difficult task, it'll choke. :-)

Take that Wildcats!

posted for you by jhawk 10:48 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

For those of you who remember back when MTV actually played videos, do you remember Adam Curry? He's got his own blog and you can even read it! That's right! It's not a crazy fantasy after all!

posted for you by jhawk 10:36 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

More Telemarketing woes
Ah, so I'll be glad when I can get use from my phone, even when it's telemarketers on the other end? I don't think so. I have a fire extinguisher that I never use, but I won't be glad when a fire breaks out just so I can use it. I'd just rather not to have to answer the phone two or three times a day and be asked if I'm happy with my long distance carrier or if I thought of a corrugated metal roof. "STOP CALLING ME TO SELL ME STUFF!" We have stores. I know where they are, I've seen them.

posted for you by jhawk 8:50 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

In response to the debate over the telemarketing i
In response to the debate over the telemarketing issue, you may at some time, be glad someone calls so you can get some use from your phone. Why, I remember the time of party lines, when everybody got the call. Not actually, but you could listen in like Hatty Peterson cause all the phones rang. I can hear the sneers from everyone saying, "Oh no he's off on that again". Well, you never had it so bad as I when I had to walk 10 miles to school (insert here, "Uphill both ways") Yes I know I only lived a mile from town, but it was the remembering that got longer. Something about having to carry a bucket of coal to start the fire and an axe to chop the ice so we would have water, but I digress. You two probably are for term limits also.

How 'bout them Hawks!! Norm, Sit down. Ah, the good ole days.

posted for you by steer 8:33 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Here is your dose of "Actual Facts" 1) In one f
Here is your dose of "Actual Facts"
1) In one form or another, everything we eat has been eaten before.
2) The shortest period of time is immeasurable.
3) Much of the nutrition in a banana is concentrated in one end.

There you go, take three in the morning and call me if you don't get better.

posted for you by steer 8:23 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Monday, February 03, 2003

Kansas University plays Missouri University tonigh
Kansas University plays Missouri University tonight.

Very much the rivals these two teams are. In fact you can say the pretty much downright hate each other. I was pondering why such hostilities exist between these two teams, and for me it was the player Jason Sutherland from Missouri back a few years that does it for me. Oh, how I hate him :-)

Some have pointed back to Quantrill's Raid of Lawrence, KS. A bunch of Missouri hooligans decided that the people of Lawrence needed their town burned, and most of the men in the town shot. So they went ahead and did that. A little known Civil War history, but it did happen. I won't expound on it further as the link can do that for me.

If you've got ESPN catch the game tonight. You'll see two teams with a heated rivalry duking it out on Big Monday.

posted for you by jhawk 4:30 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

I had made an entire new post. Lots of links, much mind numbing HTML code in place, and I made on fatal error. I was using Interner Explorer. There are certain applications here at work, that will only display in IE, so I had a few windows open. My Opera browser was open too, but I just clicked IE and spewed out that post. ("spew out" is how I'm sure a lot of you describe my writing process)

That post was clear, concise, and very important to the history of western civilization (it's lost now, and can't be duplicated by me again, so take my word for it). If I'd used Opera like I normally would have, you'd all be enlightened at this point, rather than wondering why you're reading this instead.

posted for you by jhawk 3:06 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

I, for once, am with jhawk on an issue. Although
I, for once, am with jhawk on an issue. Although we dont agree on a lot, we are brother and sister you know, we do agree on the telemarketer issue. Living here in Germany has reminded me just how nice it is to not be interrupted when you are eating dinner or early Saturday mornings at 8 am by a telemarketer. Sorry Steer, Im siding with Jhawk on this one. Where does TJ stand on this issue, is it a house divided, the parental units against the offspring, or is it Steer standing alone on his soap box?

posted for you by armygirl 2:32 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

Here is a small but interesting none-the-less inte
Here is a small but interesting none-the-less interview with Noel Gallagher from Oasis.

Here's one from Liam too.

posted for you by jhawk 2:06 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

God Bless Google
Not only is Google the best search engine on the planet, but it's a constanst source of amusement. Anyone with a website and site tracking statistics knows this to be true. You can spend time browsing through the referral logs looking at what malformed search requests you get. I do find it comforting that if you're looking for a Cow and a faucet, or a smoking cow, I'll at least be in your list of results.

posted for you by jhawk 11:12 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

AmphetaDesk is working exactly like it's supposed to today. All actual posts in the RSS feeds are showing up as they appear in the raw RSS document. I didn't make any changes from what I had last week. No reinstall, no removal of other aps. Nothing. It just all of sudden is working. Weird. But cool, because now I have all my fav blogs showing up correctly. YAY!

posted for you by jhawk 10:35 AM - [Link] - Comments ()




posted for you by jhawk 9:38 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

It appears the snow is on it's way. It's been misting outside all morning and the temperature is dropping. The weather maps show a large incoming snow storm. Not a blizard mind you, for that would mean impending doom! Ok, not really, but it's my poetic license.

We'll all have to brace ourselves for more SUV idiocy. Remember, if it's snowing where you are, avoid the soccer moms in their 2 ton battering rams. Once they get these things moving in snow, that's what they become.

posted for you by jhawk 9:20 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Sunday, February 02, 2003

In response to steer's comments on the impending l
In response to steer's comments on the impending law suit in Oklahoma City by the telemarketers, let me say this "Stop calling me!"

Steer claims that we should take the onslaught of calls as somewhat our fault for not having an unlisted number. Well, we do have an unlisted number here, yet we get about 2 calls a day from phone solicitors. When the no call list here in my state became available, we added our names. Now we get none. Obtrusive advertising techniques such as calling me at home whenever you please should be outlawed through government. I don't see this as government holding my hand. Rather the opposite. I do not have to place my name on this list. If I chose not to do so, then by all means call me and try to sell me vinyl siding all you want.

Ok that being said, I was eating some chicken this afternoon. The boneless skinless chicken breasts, the kind my mother is so keen on, and i found a bone in mine! Almost broke a tooth. Now who do I sue on this one? The grocery store? Tyson chicken? The chicken? Ah, screw it. All of them...

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Saturday, February 01, 2003

Dennis Miller is my hero!
Dennis Miller is my hero!

Dennis Miller

posted for you by steer 12:09 PM - [Link] - Comments ()

I was going to post a response to what steer said
I was going to post a response to what steer said below. I'll hold off on that for right now.

It's a sad morning, to wake up and find out the space shuttle Columbia has exploded upon re-entry. I'm not posting any links to storis, as there are plenty to find yourself...

be back later...

posted for you by jhawk 11:44 AM - [Link] - Comments ()

Sad. Sad. At the time of this writing we don't kn
Sad. Sad. At the time of this writing we don't know anything really but, the saddest part will be the first lawsuit filed against the Gov. for endangering the citizens on the ground and the first piece of debris that will be for sale on e-Bay. Sad. Sad.

posted for you by steer 11:43 AM - [Link] - Comments ()