Archives: February 2003

Fark, Fark, Fark

If you’ve never seen a Fark.com Photoshop contest, then this instant classic one will explain it all – basically they take a photo and alter it in photoshop in a funny way. Today’s contest: What’s missing from George Bush’s hands?

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Hello, Big Brother!

I’ve had several people close to me recently express dismay at the political ideas I’ve been writing in this weblog lately. Actually, I’ve been writing the same things in this log for over three years, and on my website in essays and other writing since 1994. But just recently, people have asked me if I

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Goodbye, Mr. Rogers

Goodbye, Mr. Rogers. I loved visiting your neighborhood; it was always a beautiful day there. I’ll miss the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

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What advice would you give your twelve-year-old self?

Here’s a question courtesy of two sites I read every day, slash dot and also Wil Wheaton: What advice would you give your twelve-year-old self? 1. Take more computer science classes. 2. You already know this, Steph, but it’s perfectly okay to have a crush on that girl Jamie down the street. What you don’t

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Sad News

I just found out that my realtor’s fiancee was killed on Monday in a snowmobiling accident. 🙁

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Ready.Gov Humor

And if the government’s Ready.Gov site is not enough to scare you into supporting an unnecessary war tell you how to prepare for a terrorist attack, there are several alternative sites that are willing to help out with great information humor.

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Bomb Iraq

Thanks to Tom Tomorrow: If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq. If the markets hurt your mamma, bomb Iraq. If the terrorists are Saudis and the banks take back your Audi And the TV shows are bawdy, bomb Iraq. Sending all my love to Germany and France for standing up against our moron president. And

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US Senator Robert Byrd

One of the most exciting speeches given recently by a U.S. senator. I wish my senators were giving speeches like this.

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Information Awareness Office (IAO)

Information Awareness Office (IAO): A project of the Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The IAO is responsible for a controversial project at the Pentagon called Total Information Awareness, run by former Reagan aide and convicted criminal John Poindexter. Total Information Awareness is a master database of corporate databases, collecting information on anyone and

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Living Room Update

Kathy and I have made further progress on the living room. I’m now optimistic, whereas before I was depressed by the amount of work. She has been a great help. I should have photos up sometime of the work. I’m at home because of Presidents Day, which is also when I conveniently scheduled a dentists

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Runs in the Family

A man walks into the bar and orders three double-shots of vodka. The bartender asks, "that’s a lot of liquor, what’s the problem?" The man replies, "I just found out my younger brother was gay." The next day, he comes back and orders the same thing. The bartender asks, "What’s wrong now?" The man says,

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Top Ten Jerry Falwell Pet Peeves About TV

10. Angels Shouldn’t Go Around "Touching" Anyone 9. Mister Rogers’ sissy loafers. 8. "Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane" are lesbian, gay, gay and lesbian. 7. Bastards at MTV didn’t even look at my "Road Rules" audition tape. 6. If you don’t pay the bill on time, Playboy channel gets all fuzzy. 5. Fox won’t even

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your terrorist alert grocery shopping list

As long as I’m stealing posts from Lori’s blog — here’s something else your terrorist alert grocery shopping list. Apparently the federal government says we’re supposed to stockpile food and water, batteries, flashlights and battery powered radios, and plastic to tape over our doors and windows. Yikes.

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Bush Deficit Graphic

I’m totally stealing this from my friend Lori… but I think it’s worth looking at, because, hell…. it says a lot about the dumbass President we have.

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Living Room Update

So this past weekend, Kathy and I got some work done on the living room. Also, I had a legal-sized, four drawer file cabinet delivered so I can finally sort out and organize all my financial and legal paperwork and generally get my life in order. It was a pretty good weekend.

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Anti-Americanism on the rise

Well here’s a big shock: Anti-Americanism is on the rise around the world. You think it could have something to do with the fact that our rats-ass government is trying rationalize an unjustifiable war with Iraq, when what we really want is control of their oil? Please, people from around the world… recognize that we

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Japanese Emoticons

Japanese emoticons are much cooler than American ones, because you don’t have to tilt your head to read them. (*^_^*) means Smile (>_

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Things You Learn About Computers In The Movies…

Author Unknown Word processors never display a cursor. You never have to use the space-bar when typing long sentences. All monitors display 2 inch high letters. High-tech computers, such as those used by NASA, the CIA, or some such governmental institution, have easy-to-understand graphical interfaces. As per their explanation, these computers too will need timely

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Let’s all play Gulf War

Let’s all play Gulf War 2: Bush Invades Iraq. You too can be the President of the United States. Watch out for those SCUD missiles, now. And if that’s not enough for you, check out Too Stupid to Be President.com.

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Arianna Huffington and her political background

This is a really interesting interview with Arianna Huffington. The one-time Republican journalist turned independent, and what caused her to change. She points out part way through the article that her concern about the issues never changed at all, just her belief about how the issues needed to be solved. “Because the issues I care

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The Laws of Work

When confronted by a difficult problem you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would Wonder Woman handle this?"

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Dear Dr. Laura

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

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The Perfect Car

A young woman had just purchased her dream car, a new BMW convertible, and was having trouble tuning her radio to a station she wanted. She returned to the BMW dealership and confronted the salesman, complaining about the radio.

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The Batty Hymn of the Repugnant

Mine eyes have seen the Teletubby and his cutsey little purse. He wears a purple outfit, and, dear friends, what’s even worse, He doesn’t scratch or spit or belch, He doesn’t even curse. What kind of guy is he?

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Discouraged Gay Men Chain Letter

Unlike most chain letters, this one does not cost anything. Just send a copy of this letter to five of your friends who are equally tired and discontented.

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The Gay Genie

A gay man was walking along the beach at Fire Island when he stumbled upon a Genie’s lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it, and lo-and-behold, out popped a gay genie.

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Michael Jackson’s Original court documents

Speaking of things that piss me off and make me angry… the original court documents alleging sexual abuse of a child on the part of Michael Jackson. Just for the record, Michael, stay far the hell away from me. I’m not inclined to be nice to you.

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Interment of American Citizens

In the IT’S STARTING ALREADY Department — a congressman who heads a homeland security subcommittee said on a radio call-in program that he agreed with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and suggests that such interment for Arab-Americans may occur in the future. I don’t know about you, but as a gay person,

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Camille Paglia

I’ve always thought Camille Paglia was a brilliant woman. Even if she does say so herself. 🙂 But she truly demonstrates it in this Salon Interview about Bush and the war with Iraq. Clear thinking, logical process… I love her. Probably as much as she loves herself.

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Snoop Dogg – Tha Shizzolator

Go to this site: Snoop Dogg – Tha Shizzolator, and type in my website address: https://commonplacebook.com. Almost fell off my chair laughing. And for kicks, if you haven’t visited Homestarrunner, you’re missing something. And that something would be Strong Bad.

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The Onion

This made me laugh out loud at work, where I’m not supposed to be reading it.

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Groundhog Day!

Not only did I totally space Groundhog’s Day (my favorite holiday of all!) but I forgot the Chinese New Year, too. Crap. I love the chinese new year. Stupid Yahoo calendar is supposed to remind me of stuff like that. Just for that, I’m going all out for Arbor Day this year.

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Rhyme Zone

In case you ever have to make up a little song, here’s an important link to have… the Rhyme Zone. Just type in a word, and find the rhymes to it. For example, the word vagina, contrary to popular belief, has plenty of rhymes, such as bone china, erwina, and dinah. “Someone’s in the kitchen

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Cyclops origins

Scientist find bones of prehistoric elephant (7 million years old) in the island of Crete. Because elephants have one large cavity in their skulls for their eyes and trunks, their skulls look like Cyclops… which may be source of the ancient greek myths.

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T.a.t.u.

Cute Russian lesbian teenage musical duo tops the U.K. singles chart. Yum. I’ll have to look up T.a.t.u., and their single “All The Things She Said.” I hope it’s in English. What the hell. If it’s not I’ll listen anyway.

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Weekend Update 2003-02-03

What did I do this weekend — mostly shopping. I didn’t get too much done around the house. I did get a large chunk of stuff done for my dad’s website. And Kathy and I got to spend time together, which is important to me. But I need to get working on the living room

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