Archives: November 2002

Unusual Kentucky

Unusual Kentucky. Fortunately, these people have taken all the photos, so I never need to go down there on a road trip. Although the site is cool, it definitely leaves a person with a eerie, uncomfortable feeling about the state.

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Home for the Holidays

A man in Florida, in his 80s, calls his son in New York. The father says to the son, "I hate to tell you, but we’ve got some troubles here in the house.

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government “Big Brother” database

Great — our government is using the new Homeland Security measures to build a “Big Brother” database to track what you purchase. Geek News: Pentagon confirms development of “Big Brother” test database The Pentagon confirmed the development of a prototype database to track consumer and business transactions under an initiative called the Total Information Awareness

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Things to do this weekend

caulk leaky downspout trim tree clean out gutters and sweep roof rake and bag leaves splice wire finish pulling nails from living room ceiling set up router finish organizing decor in spare room meet a nice girl attend Barry’s wedding reception go to Dan and Doug’s party

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Frustration Recovery

I’ve recovered from the crappy weekend, somewhat. In the evenings, I’ve been doing a bunch of small, “finish-it-in-one-shot” projects that have gotten small, niggling problems out of the way. And I’ve still had plenty of time to play with Spike, so he seems happy. I think if I keep working this way, I’ll get through

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Crappy Weekend

I had a really crappy weekend. I worked all day Saturday on the house, especially the living room, and I got nothing at all done. I managed to get the old nails pulled out of the ceiling joists for only 1/3rd of the ceiling. I got the blocks of wood nailed up that will support

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Vincent the Haunted Mirror

When I was in college I had friends who lived in this house in Muncie. The friends were these three women (who we called ‘the gorgon sisters’ behind their backs, but that’s another story) and we used to go to their house and play cards all the time, because it was one of those houses

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Which Firearm are you?

Okay, I got a bunch of e-mail about the below test I took. Hostile e-mail from people who don’t believe in guns. Fortunately for me, they don’t believe in guns. Here’s the thing, we were on a site at work for one of the authors of one of our books. And he had the test

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Ani DiFranco

You know, I own one Ani DiFranco album, and I’ve never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through. This is one of those things I’ve never admitted to anyone, because everyone seems to think she’s the shit, despite that fact that you never actually hear anyone out just humming one

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At least they were in France

At least they were in France. Americans can all breathe a sigh of relief. (2014 Update: No idea to what wacky article this link to the Weekly World News was. But, apparently, fuck France. France.)

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Osama bin Laden really is alive after all

So, it seems Osama bin Laden really is alive after all: [He’s ba-a-ck! America’s public enemy No. 1 has suddenly reappeared — and the White House doesn’t care – JOE CONASON] Considering that we’ve totally fucked up Afghanistan and this ass is still alive, why they hell are we talking about Iraq? Please, please tell

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The Second Coming — W. B Yeats

From the Book: The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats TURNING and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction,

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Scavenger Hunt Ideas

http://www.lcm.org/scav/scav.html How not to organize a scavenger hunt Several lists of different hunts Scavenger Hunt Party For My 30th Birthday! Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt (Checklist) University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt of 1993 (urban legend)

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How much is in a keg?

New from Rob at cockeyed.com: another science experiment… “How much is in a keg?” I’m pretty sure we did this experiment at one time or another in college, but I forgot what the answer was.

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Weekend Update 2001-11-11

I had a fantastic three-day weekend in which I accomplished a ton of stuff around the house and otherwise, complete with photos. I raked all the leaves around my house, raked them off the roof, and cleaned out the gutters. I finished the cellar door and opened up the blocked off back door, trashed all

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March 8, 2003 Website

Some sort of new publicity campaign, for a book, I’m guessing. Apparently something dramatic “will be revealed to the world” on March 8 on this website, which spins a conspiracy theory story, much like the advanced publicity for the Blair Witch Project.

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Happily Ever After

I believe in happily ever after. No I’m not the whole rainbows and unicorns type of person, but I do believe in a loving relationship that can stand the test of time. I know it can happen because I’ve seen it in action. My grandparents have been married for over 60 years. They treat each

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campaign your friends for political office

Look at this, I’m blogging on my new PowerBook. This is so extremely cool. Here’s a fun prank to play on your friends: campaign them for political office without their knowledge. Now that’s funny.

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Lunch at Home

While visiting my dog at lunch, I discovered I received another threatening phone message and a rather vicious e-mail from Pepper. Nice.

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Disputes with friends are never dignified

I just got a cell phone call from Pepper ordering me to take down my previous post. I told her I wouldn’t, and she said I’d hear from her lawyer. I said go ahead. She said, “Aren’t you afraid of libel?” I informed her that the legal definition of libel states that the statement I’m

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Talbott Street Bar Issues

Here’s the whole story on the previous rant I posted: I live next to the Talbott Street Bar, and I’ve had a lot of problems with the bar patrons parking in my backyard and also parking in front of my house, waking me up late, leaving piles of beer bottles and fast food trash in

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No Parking

I thought I had communicated this to all of my friends, but apparently the message isn’t getting across. I AM NOT THE AUXILIARY PARKING LOT FOR THE TALBOTT STREET BAR. IF YOU PARK AT MY HOUSE FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN TO SEE ME, I WILL HAVE YOU TOWED. What does it take to get

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Book Crossing

Here’s something I’m going to be doing in the near future. Once I get my library finished.

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