Archives: June 2002

Scooby Snacks Anonymous

Scooby Snacks Anonymous: Do you have a problem with scooby snacks? Only you can answer that question for yourself. However, taking the following quiz may help to put your relationship to scooby snacks in perspective for you. If you end up answering “yes” to three or more questions, you may want to take a good

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Our Rights Were Derived From God? What?

On the recent ruling about removing the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance: President Bush found the ruling “ridiculous,” saying today it was “out of step with the traditions and history of America” as he promised to appoint “commonsense judges who understand that our rights were derived from God.” Okay, this man CANNOT

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Gay Pride celebrations

This really sums up, better than I can do it, what I feel about Gay Pride celebrations, and why we should change ours in Indianapolis.

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Pledge of Allegiance

9th Circuit Court Judges Ban Pledge of Allegiance From Schools, Citing ‘Under God’ A federal appeals court here declared today that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because the phrase ”one nation under God” violates the separation of church and state. In a decision that drew protest across the political spectrum, a three-member panel of

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What’s on my Amazon Wish List?

What’s on my Amazon Wish List? Hippolyta. Or the always popular Wonder Woman. Goody, I’ve always wanted my own Amazon for Xmas. Wait a minute. You can’t get Amazons at Amazon.com? what a gyp.

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I went home at lunch

I went home at lunch to look at my gutters again while it was full-scale raining. I don’t think the top gutters are still leaking. I think it’s just that there is rain dripping from then naturally. There was plenty of water running down the downspout. I’ll be able to tell more if I watch

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Burglar Alarm

So I set off the burglar alarm this morning by accident. Oops. I climbed out on the roof to cut down some tree limbs so they wouldn’t grow into the roof. Then I went downstairs to move them and take pictures of the new gutters, etc., and I forgot to turn off the alarm when

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Parodies of Indigo Girls Songs

Okay, you have to be an Indigo Girls fan for this one: Parodies of Indigo Girls Songs. There’s a parody of “Don’t Give That Girl a Gun” entitled “Go Give That Girl Some Gum.” Now that’s funny. Also a christmas version of “Burn All the Letters” that’s called “Return All The Sweaters.” It may not

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weekend update and fan fiction

So, this weekend, I saw Minority Report on Friday with Dan and Doug, then went to the Metro softball diamond to watch the Mutual Friends softball game and hang out with Michelle, Deb, Lisa & the team. Then I went to Dan and Dougs and fell asleep watching Atlantis (very boring Disney movie). I went

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Indigo Girls

New favorite lyric: “You are so baroque; all of those words, just to tell me no.” — from”Yield”, Become You, the Indigo Girls

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weekend update 2002-06-18

Over the weekend, I painted the picket fence out in front of my house. I also finished painting first floor on the south side of the house and I put up a small wire garden fence and no parking signs in the backyard around the parking area, to prevent people from driving onto my lawn.

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Links for 2002-06-17

I’d love to add my name to this letter on Prominent Americans who refuse to sign on to the “war on terror.” Scientific American magazine gives us 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense. Here’s a fun link: celebrity gossip. I don’t believe a word of it. And I did read every word on the page. Check

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Sports Teams with Funny Names

I got a bunch of questions about why I posted all these sports teams… um, because their names are funny. See? Appleknockers! That’s a real team name! Ha! Funny! Okay, maybe it’s just me. But my cousins went to a school where the team name is “The Maroons.” You can guess how some people pronounced

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Maneki Neko and the Legend of “Goutokuji” Temple

At the beginning of Edo period (17th century), there was a rundown temple in Setagaya, the western part of Tokyo. The priest of the temple kept a pet cat, named Tama, and he though he was very poor, he always was sure to feed Tama first. One day, Naotaka Ii who was the lord of

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In a Snob-Free Zone

In a Snob-Free Zone, By Joseph Epstein My cousin Sherwin’s way into the snob-free zone was simple enough: Care only about one’s work, judge people only by their skill at their own work, and permit nothing else outside one’s work to signify in any serious way. View the rest of the world as a more

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Amusement Park Extravaganza 2002

Check it out: my friend Rich is on a 10 day amusement park road trip… “Amusement Park Extravaganza 2002” — 10 days, 8 amusement parks, 58 roller coasters in all. He’s on day 2 today.

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Winona Ryder shoplifting case

Now that’s the first time I heard this: in the Winona Ryder shoplifting case, the security guard says they found the security sensor tags cut off several items of clothing and stuffed in the chair of the dressing room Winona had been in. The cut material on the tags matched holes in the clothes she

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Origami Boulder

Okay, if you are going to buy me something for my birthday (and you should, because I’m famous — see post below) don’t buy me an origami boulder. I already have some that I made myself for the cat.

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Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday, dear me. Happy Birthday to me. In case I hadn’t mentioned it, today is my birthday. Yesterday, I had someone come up to me and say “I recognize you from somewhere.” And after we went through a big list of places (work, college, high school,

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Cat Property Laws

1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 3. If it’s in my paw, it’s mine. 4. If it looks like mine, it’s mine. 5. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 6. If I can take it away from you, it’s mine. 7. If

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Politically correct cat definitions

My cat does not barf hairballs; he is a floor/rug redecorator. My cat does not break things; she helps gravity do its job. My cat does not fear dogs; they are merely sprint practice tools. My cat does not gobble; she eats with alacrity. My cat does not scratch; he is a furniture/rug/skin ventilator. My

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Rules for cats to live by

BATHROOMS: Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything. Just sit and stare. DOORS: Do not allow any closed doors in any room. To get door open, stand on hind legs and hammer with forepaws. Once door is opened, it is not necessary to use it. After you have ordered

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Cat Psychological Test

Answer the following questions to determine if your cat has psychological problems that require treatment by a professional therapist. Does your cat sleep 22 hours a day, and spend the other two hours in non-stop eating? Does your cat take frequent naps in annoying places, such as in the center of the dinner table, in

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Why God created animals

A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to “Where do pets come from?” Adam said, “Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you

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Outsider Videos

This is really cool — the best of underground “outsider” video. Orson Welles drunk. Anna Nicole Smith stoned. A wierd movie pitch. Part of a cult recruitment video. Just watch.

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