Archives: 2000

The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe, Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Two new verbs

Two new verbs: To Harris: To steal something, not for oneself, but on behalf of someone else in order to curry favor. To Scalia: To use unethical means to run down the clock on one’s opponent.

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Texas Dems Get Bushwacked

I KNEW there was something fishy about all that thunderous applause before Bush’s acceptance speech. Turns out there weren’t any Democrats allowed in the room. Texas Dems Get Bushwacked. President-elect George W. Bush delivered his long-awaited acceptance speech Wednesday night to thunderous applause from the Democrat-controlled Texas House of Representatives, highlighting Bush’s boasts of having

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Justice Stevens dissenting

JUSTICE STEVENS, with whom JUSTICE GINSBURG AND JUSTICE BREYER join, dissenting. What must underlie petitioners’ entire federal assault on the Florida election procedures is an unstated lack of confidence in the impartiality and capacity of the state judges who would make the critical decisions if the vote count were to proceed. Otherwise, their position is

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Al Gore IS the President

Al Gore IS the President of the United States. And he will be for the next four years. I don’t care what anyone says. You can cheat and defraud all you want to, but you can’t change my mind on this one. I refuse to hear anything else on the subject. I hopped in my

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Things I said…

I don’t need clones. You have to feed them. What I need is a doppelganger. You can’t straddle the fence without bruising your genitalia. On George W. Bush: I don’t want a president who’s done more drugs than me. On President G. W. Bush: At the very least, I can say I’m smarter than the

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blogger is set up

Okay. Blogger is set up and I finally got it working the way I want it to. I only hope that I can figure out how to archive stuff the way I want. Tonight is the big Buca de Beppo Xmas bash/White Elephant party. Should be very interesting. UPDATE: Prior to this post, I had

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Merry Xmas Everyone (5 Disc Set)

My friend Doug and I put this music set together because we both wanted a compilation of Christmas standards, but we wanted the most well-known versions of most of the songs, as well as some interesting or unusal versions. We also tried to get a diverse roster of songs, so that you don’t have to

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The Third Debate

Author Unknown For those who did not watch the presidential debate, here was what was said: Jim Lehrer: Welcome to the third presidential debate between Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush. The candidates have agreed on these rules: I will ask a question. The candidate will ignore the question and deliver rehearsed

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England’s Notice Of Revocation Of Independence

In the light of your failure to elect a President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchial duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

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Last Harvest

01 – Rainy Day Parade – Jill Sobule – Pink Pearl – 03:04 02 – Heroes – Jill Sobule – Pink Pearl – 02:57 03 – Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart Someday – Jill Sobule – Pink Pearl – 03:12 04 – This Is Love – PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From

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Will & Grace, Things Are Not Better for Gay People on Television

Despite the presence of gay characters on TV, there are still no openly gay actors on television, and that’s a problem. The real problem with Ellen wasn’t that her character was gay, or that there were too many gay themed shows, as some people claimed. It was that Ellen Degeneres, not the character Ellen Morgan,

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Bob Knight – good riddance

He demanded respect from his players without respecting them or others. He demanded discipline from others without controlling his own temper. Obviously, he expected others to live up to standards he didn’t choose to live up to himself.

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Ohio Lesbian Festival Recap

Just got back from the Ohio Lesbian Festival, outside of Columbus, Ohio. The festival was Saturday, and we (Chi, Chelly, Leighe and I) drove up. There were a number of performers and booths & shopping. It was interesting, like a mini-version of National.

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Young Americans

The summer season of the WB’s show “Young Americans” ended last night. This is, certainly, one of the strangest shows I’ve seen on TV It’s almost a homoerotic wet dream with dozens of gorgeous, doe-eyed, apple-cheeked, buffed young men running around at an all-boys pre-ivy league prep school. Almost homo. They try to clean it

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Simplify

01 – Six Pacs – The Getaway People – Turnpike Diaries 02 – Sundown – Elwood – The Parlance of Our Time 03 – Tonight & The Rest Of My Life – Nina Gordon – Tonight & The Rest Of My Life 04 – Summerfling – K. D. Lang – Invincible Summer 05 – Extraordinary

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Songs That Turn Me On

This started out to be a CD of songs about sex, but I realized some of the songs that I find arousing aren’t necessarily about sex at all… Like number 7 through 11, which are all songs that have a sort of hypnotic gypsy sound that I find erotic. 01 – I’m On Fire –

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Songs I Sing When I’m in Love (Love Series vol. 2)

These are really songs that I liked when I was a kid more than anything; if I were really to try to create a CD of songs I sing when I’m in love, it would fill 9 CDs or so. So this is a collection of songs I wanted copies of for fun. 01 –

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Songs To Stalk Someone By (love series vol. 3)

This CD wasn’t originally part of the “Love” series; originally it was supposed to be “kissing”, “love”, and “sex”. But somehow the kissing CD never got off the ground. This CD came about after a dinner-time discussion of Sting’s “Behind the Music” episode on VH-1. He mentioned that couples came up to him and told

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Devil Figurines

Work went okay; did the prototyping for the store and finished up the design changes on flat files. Went looking for devil figurines today at lunch and after work; didn’t find any. I did go into a 80% off booksale in Castleton, ran into M., and ended up buying 3 books that I probably wouldn’t

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Weekend Update 2000-07-05

Friday – Tuesday were the long Independence Day weekend. It was pretty boring because I forgot to make plans ahead of time, and of course everyone had something to do but me. I read most of the time. Friday I went to the Fashion mall and bought $52 worth of Aveda shampoo/conditioner/body wash, etc. A

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On the nature of evil

The difficulty with evil nowadays, is that we no longer recognize it. This isn’t because evil has changed at all, but because we now have a warped understanding of what it is. Evil isn’t, and never has been, a James Bond (or Austin Powers) villain who twirls his moustaches and threatens to cut our hero

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

I remember when I was a little kid, I read a book about Camelot and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table–and because I was reading pretty far above my age level, I understood what I read, but I didn’t understand the context of it… meaning I didn’t really have a concept of

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Central Park Attacks letter to the editor

I’m watching Dateline NBC… the special on the attacks in Central Park of women during the Puerto Rican parade. I was outraged by this special, and not just at what happened, but at the way that you reported it. You blamed the victims and made excuses for the criminals, and that is wrong, plain wrong.

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Happy Birthday, Riley (vol. 2)

01 – The Ballad of Davy Crockett – Davy Crockett 02 – H R Pufnstuf – Theme Song 03 – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – Theme Song 04 – Land of the Lost – Theme Song 05 – Hong Kong Phooey (Number 1 Super Guy) – Theme Song 06 – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah –

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Happy Birthday, Riley (vol. 1)

01 – Octopus Garden – Beatles 02 – Yellow Submarine – Beatles 03 – Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary 04 – Unicorn – The Irish Rovers 05 – Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley 06 – Snoopy and the Red Baron – Royal Guardsmen 07 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert

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Questions from my sister

Pontification requested: 1. Is there really good and bad/black and white/ right and wrong in the world, or is everything in shades of grey/gray? (deeds, not people. People would be a whole different discussion) 2. Jealousy: Your thoughts? Brief update: not yet married. Kittens are healthy. Hair is short. Thoughts from the pontiff: 1. Ranges

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A Midsummer Night’s Bootleg CD

01 – Tribute to King Tubby – Beats International – The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection 02 – Renegade Master – Wild Child – The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection 03 – I See You Baby – Groove Armada – Vertigo 04 – Beng Beng Beng – Femi Kuti – Shoki Shoki 05 – Darkside – Crazy

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Gay/Straight Marriages and the Georges tragedy

This is in regards to Ruth Holladay’s recent column on the Georges murder tragedy. (excerpted below) I think we as a community, and Ruth Holladay, need to separate our issues here, because we’re talking about several different issues as though they’re a single issue. We’re talking about people, regardless of their orientation, being honest with

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Feller breaks collarbone in butch football play

Douglas E. Feller, 4445 Bevington Lane, Indianapolis, broke his collarbone this afternoon while playing touch football at Barb and Michelle’s cookout. Displaying the butch, masculine qualities for which he is so well-known, Doug was going out for a pass when he swerved to avoid a tree, did a half-somersault in the air, and landed on

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Big Things Photos

Giant horses, enormous cows, men that tower over the skyline… some of them are permanent fiberglass structures, some temporary inflatables, almost all of them are advertisements for a business. They’re cool, and I take pictures of them. Where Are They? So far, I’ve covered Indianapolis with the help of family, friends and helpful strangers who’ve

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Gay National Anthems 1939-1979 (vol. 1)

By Steph Mineart, Doug Feller for the The Millenium March on Washington 01 – Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland – Wizard of Oz Soundtrack 02 – Cry – Johnnie Ray 03 – Secret Love – Doris Day 04 – The Man That Got Away – Judy Garland with Ray Heindorf & Orchestra 05 –

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My New iMac

On March 15th, I bought a new iMac Special Edition, and an Artec scanner. On March 31, I bought a CD Burner. So I have been very busy. Unfortunately, not working on my webpage. Mostly, I’ve been getting everything set up, scanning in artwork, and making CDs. I’ve started scanning in chapters of my favorite

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Fun Things To Do While Taking Your Driving Test

These are jokes, and not intended to be taken seriously. Please view the site disclaimer. Turn the radio on. When the tester goes to turn it off slap his/her hand. Rev the car really high, turn to the tester, and say with an evil look, "Buckle up!" Knock over every cone while doing manoeuvrability. In

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Fun Things to Do in Your Car

These are jokes, and not intended to be taken seriously. Please view the site disclaimer. Honk and wave to strangers. Write "X – BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone’s roadmaps. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up." Specify that your drive-through order

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How Many List Members Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about

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A Family By Choice

By Kathleen Schuckel Reprinted from The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS (Sun. Jan. 9, 2000) — Butch Kimmerling adopted his 8-year-old foster child to keep her from becoming a gay man’s daughter. Kimmerling, 52, is now accused of molesting the little girl, and has admitted it. Even as Kimmerling prepares to go to court soon on 10

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The Ultimate Survey

Every so often, someone sends around one of those massive “getting to know you” questionnaires and everyone answers. I’ve done it so many times that I finally just created a web page for mine, added questions that hadn’t already been included, and sent the URL to them. So if you want to know more about me than my own mother (or any living person actually should know) here’s the big, fat list.

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Darwin Awards 2000

The Darwin Awards, for those not familiar, are for those individuals who contribute to the survival of the fittest by eliminating themselves from the gene pool before they have a chance to breed.

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Silly State Laws

North Carolina: It is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between two double beds.

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The Raft

And you thought this only happened in the movies. Jerry swears this story about a rubber boat really happened to him…

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A Heartwarming Story

The following letter was forwarded by someone who teaches at a junior high school in Memphis, Tennessee; the letter was sent to the principal’s office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly.

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Customer "Support" At A Phone Company

I work in Boston, Massachusetts. A co-worker just told me this true story that happened to him this morning. He had a dispute about a phone-card bill for long distance service from his long-distance carrier, which we shall refer to by the three-letter acronym TLA to protect the guilty.

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Accidental Accident Reports

The following quotes taken from the Toronto News on July 26, 1977, are actual statements from insurance forms where car drivers tried to summarize accident details in as few words as possible. Such instances of faulty writing serve to confirm that incompetency can be highly entertaining.

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In the Park

Actual comments received in 1996 from the Bridger Wilderness registration sheets and comment cards:

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The Landing

This is in fact a true letter written by an 8-year-old onboard a Quantus flight. She handed it to a flight attendant to give to the captain.

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College Chemistry Humor

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry midterm: "Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof."

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Ain’t Kids A Gas?

Have you ever asked your child a question too many times? I hope you remember my story when they start getting frustrated.

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Actual Driving School Exam Answers

The following are a sampling of REAL answers received on exams given by the California Department of Transportation’s driving school (read Saturday Traffic School for moving violation offenders.)

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Student Bloopers, Part 7 – Science Facts & Legends

The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and class room discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the ‘most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.’

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Student Bloopers, Part 6 – High School Essay Contest: Worst Analogies

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. (Joseph Romm, Washington)

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Student Bloopers Part 2 – World History

Author: Richard Lederer, St. Paul’s School One of thefringe benefits of being an English or History teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following "history" of the world from certifiably genuine student bloopers collected by teachers throughout the United States, from eight grade through

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Student Bloopers, Part 1 – European History

Those who forget history–and the English language–may be condemned to mangle both. Historian Anders Henriksson, a five- year veteran of the university classroom, has faithfully recorded his freshman students’ more striking insights into European history. Possibly as an act of vengeance, Henriksson has assembled these fractured fragments into a chronological narrative from the Middle Ages to the present.

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The Psychic Dog

Author Unknown It’s common practice in England to ring a telephone by sending extra voltage across one side of the two wire circuit and ground (earth in England). When the subscriber answers the phone, it switches to the two wire circuit for the conversation. This method allows two parties on the same line to be

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A Little Extra Effort

In Melbourne, Fl. one of the radio stations paid money ($100-$500) for people to tell their most embarrassing stories. This one netted the winner: I was due later that week for an appointment with the gynecologist when early one morning I received a call from his office: I had been rescheduled for early that morning

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The Wisdom Of Supermodels

Note: Most of these quotes have been debunked on Snopes.com as untrue. ON COURAGE: "They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.’" -Cindy Crawford ON POVERTY: "Everyone should have enough money to

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Travel Agent Stories

The following are actual stories told by travel agents… A woman called to make reservations; "I want to go from Chicago to Hippopotamus, New York" The agent was at a loss for words. Finally, the agent asked "Are you sure that’s the name of the town?" "Yes, what flights do you have?" replied the customer.

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Video Trouble

Phone call actually received by someone I know, from next-door neighbor: "Our cable TV is having interference right now, is yours?" "Not as far as I know… what channel are you watching?" "We’re not watching a channel. We’re playing a tape." During the Gulf war, here in Israel, there was a family watching the Cosby

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The Bricklayer’s Accident Report

This is a bricklayer’s accident report that was printed in the newsletter of the English equivalent of the Workers’ Compensation Board. So here, thanks to John Sedgwick is this Bricklayer’s report:

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Quotes Taken from Performance Evaluations

"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot." "I would not allow this employee to breed." "Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap." "When she opens her mouth, it seems that this is only to change whichever foot was previously in there."

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Actual Job Interview Excerpts

A survey of top personnel executives of 100 major American corporations asked for stories of unusual behavior by job applicants. The low lights: Said he was so well-qualified [that] if he didn’t get the job, it would prove that the company’s management was incompetent. Stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application.

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My Manager Really Said This

A magazine recently ran a Dilbert quotes contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real life Dilbert-type managers. Here are some of the submissions

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Kids Say The Darndest Things

Questions concerning love and wisdom were posed to a group of children (ages 5 to 10). Their responses were amazingly astute, very enlightening, and amusing.

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Carjacking Foiled – A True Story…

An elderly lady did her shopping and, upon return, found four males in her car. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at them at the top of her lungs that she knew how to use the gun and she would if required: so get out of the car, NOW!

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Actual Church Bulletin Bloopers

A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. A new loudspeaker system has been installed in the church. It was given by one of our members in honor of his wife. A song fest was hell at the Methodist church Wednesday. At the evening service tonight, the

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So You Think You’re Having A Bad Day?

A man was working on his motorcycle on his patio and his wife was in the house in the kitchen. The man was racing the engine on the motorcycle and somehow, the motorcycle slipped into gear. The man, still holding the handlebars, was dragged through a glass patio door and the motorcycle dumped onto the floor inside the house.

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What To Do If An Anaconda Attacks You

Excerpt is from the US Government Peace Corps Manual for volunteers working in the Amazon Jungle. It details what to do if an anaconda attacks you. Related to the boa constrictor, the anaconda is the largest snake species in the world. It grows to thirty-five feet in length and weighs 300 to 400 pounds.

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What the Airport Gate Attendants Think of You

Nick says: This was given to me by an Continetal airline gate attendant at Newark International Airport. We had been standing around chatting for a couple of hours while a plane was flown in to take me on a MUCH delayed flight.

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At the Airline Ticket Counter

During the final days at Denver’s old Stapleton airport, a crowded United flight was canceled. A single agent was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travelers. Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk.

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Actual Newpaper Ads

These ads supposedly appeared in real papers. "Bite the wax tadpole." – Coca-Cola as originally translated into Chinese "Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave." – ad slogan "Pepsi Comes Alive" as originally translated into Chinese "It takes a virile man to make a chicken pregnant." – Perdue chicken ad, as mistranslated abroad "Retraction:

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Military Aircraft Registration Card

This was actually posted as a joke very briefly on the McDonnell Douglas website by an employee there who obviously has a sense of humor. The company, of course, does not (have a sense of humor) – and made the web department take it down immediately. (McDonnell Douglas, now a part of Boeing, is one of the world’s chief suppliers of military aircraft.)

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The Ultimate Email Urban Legend

Author Unknown A young man was diagnosed with a life-threatening bout of food poisoning after eating part of a cooked rat that had fallen into his eight-piece chicken dinner that he had purchased from Kentucky Fried Chicken. After his recovery, he felt great, and remembering that it was National Friendship week, he asked his geeky

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One-Liners From Your Favorite Comics

A lady came up to me on the street and pointed at my suede jacket. ‘You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?’ she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, ‘I didn’t know there were any witnesses. Now I’ll have to kill you too. – Jake Johansen A study in the Washington Post

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The Bet

An elderly lady walked into a branch of the Chase Manhattan Bank building holding a large paper bag in her hand. She told the young man at the window that she wished to take the $3 million she had in the bag and open an account with the bank. She said that first, though, she would like to meet the President of Chase Manhattan Bank. Due to the amount of money involved, the teller seemed to think that that was a reasonable request and after opening the paper bag and seeing bundles of $1,000 bills which amounted to right around $3 million, telephoned the President’s secretary to obtain an appointment for the woman.

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A Little Kiss

Four strangers travelled together in the same compartment of a European train. Two men and two women faced each other.

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Farmer’s Daughters

Author Unknown A farmer had three lovely daughters that he never allowed to date. The girls were beginning to worry that if they didn’t get the opportunity to date soon, they would all end up old spinsters. So after all three repeatedly begged the farmer to be allowed to date, he said, " OK girls,

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101 Things You Shouldn’t Say During Sex

author unknown 1. But everybody looks funny naked! 2. You woke me up for that? 3. Did I mention the video camera? 4. Do you smell something burning? 5. (in a janitor’s closet) And they say romance is dead… 6. Try breathing through your nose. 7. A little rug burn ever hurt anyone! 8. Is

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Where Am I?

by R. Paxon A helicopter was flying around above Seattle yesterday when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communication equipment. Due to the clouds and haze the pilot could not determine his position or course to steer to the airport. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled,

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Techno Toasters

Author Unknown If IBM made toasters… They would want one big toaster where people bring bread to be submitted for overnight toasting. IBM would claim a worldwide market for five, maybe six toasters. If Xerox made toasters… You could toast one-sided or double-sided. Successive slices would get lighter and lighter. The toaster would jam your

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Watch Out For These Computer Viruses

Author Unknown Adam and Eve Virus: Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple. Airline Luggage Virus: You’re in Chicago, but your data is in Singapore. Woody Allen virus: Bypasses the motherboard and turns on a daughter card. AT&T Virus: Every three minutes it tells you what great service you’re getting with them as

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Computer Geek T-Shirts

Author Unknown Cannot find REALITY.SYS. Universe halted. COFFEE.EXE Missing – Insert Cup and Press Any Key. Buy a Pentium 586/90 so you can reboot faster. 2 + 2 = 5 for extrememly large values of 2. Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are. Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes. My software never

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Job Position Ad for SoulWaste

Join the dynamic team here at SoulWaste. We want people who believe in the hi-tech religion and who are willing to work 60 hour weeks under florescent lights in grey buildings with windows that don’t open.

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12 Tips for Managers and Bosses

Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been. Give me a mediocre performance rating with a cost of living increase. I’m not here for the money anyway.

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Business Horoscopes

MARKETING: You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in college, concentrating instead on drinking and socializing, which is pretty much what your job responsibilities are now. Least compatible with Sales.

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Computer Definitions

404: Someone who’s clueless. From the WWW message "404, URL not found." Meaning that the document you’ve tried to access can’t be located. "Don’t bother asking him; he’s 404."

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Songs of Peace and Freedom 1 (Vol. 1 of Hippie Series)

01 – We Shall Not Be Moved – SNCC Freedom Singers 02 – We Shall Overcome – SNCC Freedom Singers 03 – Get Together – Youngbloods 04 – Blowin’ in the Wind – Peter, Paul and Mary 05 – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing – The New Seekers 06 – Reach Out

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Songs of Peace and Freedom 2 (Vol. 2 of Hippie Series)

01 – Eve Of Destruction – Barry McGuire 02 – Ball Of Confusion – The Temptations 03 – What About Me – Quicksilver Messenger Service 04 – Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) – Melanie 05 – Aquarius – 5th Dimension 06 – In the Year 2525 (Exordius and Terminus) – Zager and Evans 07

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Good Morning Starshine (Vol. 3 of Hippie Series)

01 – Joy (Beethoven) – Apollo 100 02 – Do You Believe in Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful 03 – Good Morning, Starshine – Oliver 04 – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse 05 – Love is All Around – The Troggs 06 – Groovy Kind Of Love – The Mindbenders 07 –

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I want to be Batgirl

I miss making out. Not that I don’t do it anymore, but not the way I used to. I mean that I miss kissing that’s unaccompanied by sex, or thoughts of sex, or thoughts of a relationship, or thoughts of anything other than just — making out. That’s the best part of being a teenager

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Anagrams

To learn about the Anagram Genius software, visit http://www.genius2000.com/ag.html

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Accidental Peeping Tom

When I was a kid, I was cutting through my neighbor’s side yard to get to the next street over, and as I passed Kloberdanz’ house, I saw a motion in one of the basement windows and glanced down. I saw Matt Kloberdanz in the basement, and he looked up and saw me. I was

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The Friends Refrigerator

I have the same refrigerator as Monica and Rachel. That old International Harvester from the 1950’s with the rounded top, and the copper-colored strip across the middle? The very same one. It even looks sort of the same as theirs on TV, with the pictures and magnets and stuff. Since I read an article about

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Anti-Gay Hate Crime Legislation

To my esteemed legislators: When I was in college in August of 1989, I was raped. My rapist picked me out in a gay bar, followed me home, and came back to next night to attack me in my home. He did this because I am a lesbian, and he felt he was “teaching me

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My Family Christmas Letter – 1999

My cousin Sarah wrote her family’s Christmas letter this year, which I just got in the mail. If I’d written the Christmas letter for my family, it probably would have gone something like this: This year was pretty amazing for the Mineart family — no one flunked out of school, or got thrown in jail,

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Florida Kicked Out of United States

Author Unknown WASHINGTON D.C. – Following an emergency meeting Tuesday morning, Congress unanimously voted to excise Florida from the United States of America. The move was a reaction to the confusion and irregularities in the state’s voting numbers that have totally disrupted the 2000 Presidential election. "This is the last straw," said Utah senator Orin

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