Archives: June 2001

honesty is the best policy

I like the phrase “honesty is the best policy.” It sort of implies that you’ve tried other policies, and realized they didn’t work. It’s not one of those “because I said so” kind of instructions. It’s like the voice of experience talking. Sort of : “I’ve been a big liar, but it really wasn’t all

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D & D Online Alignment Test

D&D Online Alignment Test Your Character’s Alignment: Based on your answers to the quiz, your character’s most likely alignment is Neutral Good. Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to

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Invictus

Oh holy crap. Timothy McVeigh decided to release as his “final words” before execution the poem “Invictus” which I’ve had on my website in my favorite poem section for five years. I come up at the top of some search engines, so I’ve had almost two hundred thousand hits on this page since this afternoon.

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The Road to Springfield

The Road to Springfield: [link deprecated] Vote on your favorite supporting character in NCAA playoff-style matches. To be eligible, the character must have appeared in at least two episodes. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are ineligible. This weekend was laid-back but pretty busy: I went to the lesbian picnic on Friday night. Saturday, we

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Happy Birthday, Riley (vol. 3)

01 – Big Rock Candy Mountain – Harry McClintock 02 – Potato – Cheryl Wheeler 03 – Sugar Sugar – The Archies 04 – Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr. & The Mike Curb Congregation 05 – Chewy Chewy – Ohio Express 06 – Yummy Yummy Yummy – Ohio Express 07 – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep

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Generosity and perfection are your everlasting goals

Friends long absent are coming back to you. Generosity and perfection are your everlasting goals. This must be another one of those “bizarro world” cookies It is the hopes and dreams that we have that makes us great. No, it’s pursuing and realizing those dreams that make us great.

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Fake Amazon Book

And another Fake (or at least extremely funny) Amazon book: How to Good-Bye Depression : If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?

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My Birthday

Dan and Doug took me out to dinner, and gave me North By Northwest and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and My sister gave me a fondue pot, ice crusher, and goth chick Barbie. So my birthday turned out pretty damned cool. Fake book on Amazon: American Foreign Policy by G. W. Bush Fake reviewers on

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birthday!

It’s my birthday, and Beth bought me new new comic book Fray by Joss Whedon, which is very cool. My co-workers took me out to dinner, despite my persistent grumpiness, and I got fortune cookie and free dessert. Doug called to wish me Happy Birthday. Very cool.

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outlook on life

Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life. An appropriately remonstrative fortune cookie at precisely the moment I needed it. Thanks.

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Songs about Dangerous Women

I made this CD of songs about dangerous women after a lunch-time conversation with friends about the difference between “devil woman” and “evil woman,” and how there are two different version of “devil woman” and how we were all getting the songs mixed up with “Black Magic Woman.” Then we started a list of all

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Andrew Sullivan and “private behavior”

Joan Walsh says in regards to Andrew Sullivan: “It seems as if there’s a brand-new, very simple standard for when the private behavior of a public figure is news: when he or she writes something that makes enemies.” No, that’s not a fair characterization of what Signorile or others said. Your private behavior becomes newsworthy

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‘Cambrian Explosion’

Remember when you were a kid, and all of the sudden, for no apparent reason, you shot up several inches one summer? Like growth wasn’t a slow, glacial process but an abrupt one? Sort of like some of the theories on evolution that suggest mutations aren’t as gradual as we think. (A Cambrian Explosion, per

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