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Give a man a fish and feed him for a day....Teach him to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks!

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

The GWB Wish List Wish List

Just in case you were stumped on what to get GWB (the shrub, not the bridge) for his birthday.

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Bird dropping hits singing Lauper in mouth

Bird dropping hits singing Lauper in mouth

"When the working day is done, girls just wanna have......dung!"
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Saturday, May 22, 2004

F'ing Deadwood

Talk Pretty - The linguistic brilliance of HBO's Deadwood. By Matt�Feeney

This is rapidly turning into my favorite TV show. I was skeptical when I heard that HBO was doing "a western” due to the "been there/done that" factor, but after watching an episode or so it's easy to get hooked. The show works on so many levels; with so many characters to root for and against. "The wife" informs me that she can't watch the show because it is "too dirty". I thought I understood, since the adult content and the liberal usage of the "f" bomb and the "cs" moniker make this show tough for some to take. But upon further discussion, I find that her aversion is based on the lack of proper sanitation and personal hygiene that is present in this frontier setting. Go figure; I may have to stop watching The Soprano's since I'm not a big fan of gold chains and big hair.
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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Historians vs. George W. Bush

Historians vs. George W. Bush

From the History News Network webpage:

"eight in ten historians responding rate the current presidency an overall failure. Of 415 historians who expressed a view of President Bush’s administration to this point as a success or failure, 338 classified it as a failure and 77 as a success. (Moreover, it seems likely that at least eight of those who said it is a success were being sarcastic, since seven said Bush’s presidency is only the best since Clinton’s and one named Millard Fillmore.) "

Nuff said.....

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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Graduation Day

News and Information | News

So why can't all commencement speaches be as honest and on target as the one recently given by Jon Stewart?
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Look Away

Why, given all the warm memories of the late comic actor Tony Randall's appearances in The Odd Couple and The Late Show, did I have to tune into The Larry King Show last night? In the same way that you get an annoying song stuck in your head, now I can't get the thought of the insipid interview that he did with Tony’s widow, Heather. Larry had to share his insights and experiences about dating younger women; we can only hope he wasn't laying the groundwork for being the "next Mrs. King".
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Monday, May 17, 2004

Wally World

Well, after a stress free week off from work, today I return to reality. The interesting thing is that blogging represents a whole new series of opportunities to get myself in trouble. Although it is tempting to do an open and honest confessional that is a window into my daily experiences, doing so might prove to be off-putting and place me in some compromising situations at work; and (for now) I lack the guts to really put myself out there. Perhaps some "fictional" pieces about life in a modern urban department store might be forthcoming given the right opportunity.

Anyway; what I really wanted to do appears to have already been done. There is a GREAT site called The Wacky World of Wally World " which is a blog written from the point of view of a frustrated Wal-Mart employee. Someone else described it as "a cross between "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". It's raw, real, and very funny.... makes a great read.
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Sunday, May 16, 2004


2005 Lotus Elise: Lotus Finally Lines Up a New Car for America

A nice article in the NY Times about the sharp new Lotus sports car. But, did she have to say “few things soothe middle-age angst better than a fast, low-slung, open-air sports car.”? Ouch; this hits too close to home since we just bought a new toy, a “classic” (read: used) Miata convertible. I knew that this might scream “mid-life crisis”, but as one of my co-workers assures me; as long as I don’t get a tattoo or piercing to go with it I can avoid the “MLC” label. Some things that I’ve learned since I’ve been driving it include: sunscreen = good, hat = better.

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Saturday, May 15, 2004

Day 2

OK, using this is easy....what is tough is having some meaningful content. I always wanted to have a diary as a I guess this is yet another deferred childhood goal that I pursue as a "so-called" adult. My original motivation for setting this up was as a way to update friends and family about things that might be going on in our lives. Perhaps, once I take the training wheels off, it may serve that purpose. For now, these minor ramblings will have to suffice.

Not to be too much of a geek, but I'm sitting here typing this while Anna is eating breakfast. "You-know-who" is sitting here looking cute, hoping that some of that bagel will find it's way to her. It did....who could resist that cute little face??

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Friday, May 14, 2004

Just Checking Things Out....

I just signed up for a Blogger account. Just what the world needs.....yet another annoying blog by someone with nothing to say. They say that honesty is the best policy; my only question is "Who the heck are 'they'???" More spiffy insights to follow after I read the documentation and brush up on my HTML.
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