Archives: December 2004

Oh Zephyr winds that blow on high, lift me now so I may fly

Really I had no reason to blog that, but I thought of it just now. So when’s that show coming out on DVD, anyway? Update: A quick search tells me that the ownership of the show is changing, and it may someday soon be offered on DVD. Currently the companion show, Shazam, is running on

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Aid for the victims of the Asian Tsunamis

Sorry — I’ve been away from the computer for a few days and haven’t had a chance to blog anything…. Tsunami Relief – An 9.0-magnitude earthquake and destructive tsunami has caused massive damage in many countries in South and Southeast Asia. USAID is assisting in the relief and recovery effort. Find out how you can

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My Board Games

I love board games, and have 100+ different games in my collection. So far. General Games Adverteasing – The Game of Slogans, Commercials and Jingles Aggravation Apples to Apples (with expansion packs one and two) Backgammon Bazaar – A trading game Bethumpt’d With Words (with Voyager expansion pack) Bingo Carcassone (with Inns & Cathedrals and

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Scared of Santa

A Great photo album of kids crying on Santa’s lap. My mom probably has a few of these at home of one of my siblings or another crying, because I can remember it happening.

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My “Naughty or Nice” Rating

Nice, with a few exceptions. Needs to be nice to everyone not just friends. (Ha!!!) Could try a little harder when things are tough. (Yeah, I know.) Good sense of humor. Made list last year. Needs to be good all December. ———————- Considering that it’s a randomly generated rating, it’s scary how accurate it is,

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I’m going to be on the cover of Nuvo (and weekend update)

So I found out today that the article that Nuvo Newsweekly is doing on my Big Things Photo collections will be a cover article. I have to go in for an additional photo shoot this evening and the article will run in the January 5th issue. This weekend my grandparents and Aunt Rosemary and Uncle

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Amazon vs. Barnes and Noble

Hmmm. I didn’t notice at first perusal of the buyblue.com site, that Amazon.com is on the wrong site of the page. They donated 61% of their political donations to Republicans last year.

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Wow. “India, Russia, China working towards 2005 trilateral summit”

NEW DELHI: The leaders of India, Russia and China are planning to hold a summit next year aimed at countering the dominance of the United States in international affairs, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed the possibility of a three-way dialogue at a meeting in

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One Book, One City

One Book, One City is an annual city-wide book discussion program organized by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and the City of Indianapolis. The goal is to promote a city zeitgeist of reading and discussion by picking an annual book selection from a long list of titles suggested by Indianapolis residents. In 2004, the program’s

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Mini-Marathon Sells Out Early

From the Indy Star: “Officials at the 500 Festival announced today the 2005 half-marathon has sold out at the earliest date in its 29 years of running. The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which will be held on May 7, will have approximately 30,000 runners and walkers, officials said. The cap was reached today, with some

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Costco Vs. Walmart

Interesting information on Costco’s excellent treatment of their employees, versus numerous articles on WalMart’s incredibly poor treatment of their workers: In California In Georgia and other states In Arizona

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Republican “moral values” hypocrites, part 248

Judith Regan, moral hypocrite. You may have heard that Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik recently took his name out of the running for head of Homeland Security. One of the reasons being cited was his possible employ of an illegal immigrant. But there are a couple of other problems that may be the

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Trailer for new Willy Wonka Movie

Check out the movie trailer for Tim Burton’s Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp. There’s a lot of stuff I recognize there, especially in Depp’s portrayal, which is clearly an homage to Gene Wilder.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoons

Yesterday, Stephanie and I curled up in the living room under the quilt, next to the Christmas tree, and watched TV while sipping hot chocolate and eating popcorn and cookies. We watched five hours worth of Survivor (including the season finalé) and one of Joan of Arcadia. I love lazy Sundays. On Friday night, a

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Apparently We Missed A Really Big Party

Indianapolis Police are looking for a disgruntled former beer delivery driver who, after being fired from his job, stole the delivery truck he drove and parked it on the west side of town. The trailer, which had contained 14,000 cases of beer, sat open for six weeks while people help themselves to the contents. Police

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How to Kill A Mockingbird: A Book Report

A super cool Flash book report on the book How To Kill A Mockingbird. I didn’t remember so many pirates or sharks or explosions in the book though. I’ll have to read it again. Those are some skilled pirates — flinging bears from the backs of flaming sharks.

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IPS: Sign The Yellow Petition

Currently in Indianapolis, there is a plan to renovate the crumbling Indianapolis Public Schools system by renovating 12 schools. The plan will cost $200 million and will be paid for through the sale of property taxpayer-supported bonds. The plan is “controversial” because the greedy Republicans in the suburbs don’t want to pay for inner city

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Republican “moral values” hypocrites, part 247

Shamelessly borrowed from Atrios, with some additions: Monday, 10/06/2004: Bush introduced Mike and Sharla Hintz, a couple from Clive, whom he said benefited from his tax plan. Last year, because of the enhanced the child tax credit, they received an extra $1,600 in their tax refund, Bush said. With other tax cuts in the bill,

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The Coming of the Third Reich

I started reading The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans a few weeks ago. It’s profoundly disturbing, not just as a work of history but as a harbinger of ill-omen surrounding the current political situation in America. There are parallels that are shocking. And considering that right-wing bloggers are busy making jokes

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Rupert Sightings

So far, we here at IndyScribe have had two close encounters with Rupert Boneham, beloved star of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: All-Stars. The first was at P. F. Changs Restaurant at Keystone at the Crossing. Rupert came in and ate at the bar with friends, prior to the season finale of Survivor: Pearl Islands,

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False data found in abstinence program

Fucking lying bastards, scaring the hell out of kids with false information. “Many American youngsters participating in federally funded, abstinence-only programs have been taught over the past three years that abortion can lead to sterility and suicide, that half the gay male teenagers in the United States have tested positive for the AIDS virus, and

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Things that make you want to vomit…

Check out this Republican set-up photo of president Bush. Is there anything that makes you want to throw up more than that? If you can go to hell for arrogance, Bush will be in the Ninth Circle…. “Iconic symbolism, loyalist rallies, nationalism, corporate corruption, the rising persecution of gays, purging of political opponents, unprovoked invasions,

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Sorry Everybody Photo Site

Wow… a new picture site, along the lines of Sorry Everybody, which apologized for the results of the 2004 election. This new site, called The FOR Iraq Photo Project hosts pictures of people sending messages to the Iraqi people. It’s pretty powerful.

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Poignant Quote of the Day

From Salon Magazine’s review of Michael H. Kater’s new book “Hitler Youth”: To that end, it was crucial to curb formal education and abstract thinking. By the end of the ’30s, teachers were encouraged to wear HJ uniforms to school, and a new category of “liaison teachers” was formed, answering directly to the HJ. The

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Another problem with thieves

This time to my truck. I went out this morning and found my gas door open and my gas cap off and hanging. There was no gas missing (I had just filled my tank) and the truck seemed to run fine. (I have a warning light/beep that goes off in the car if I try

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Update Your Amazon Wish Lists, People!!

Sheesh. I’m looking at them to get ideas for presents, and people have all this outdated stuff. Plus, if you add your friends as “amazon friends” you can win stuff. It’s cool. Also, let me know if you have a wish list.

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