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Friday, January 25, 2002

Sanctity of Life Day? Puhleeese ...

Mork Morford's Notes & Errata column about Dubya's National Sanctity of Life Day - a smack in the face to women with IQs higher than 80. Bush Does Abortion Right / Lock up your daughters and subdue your girlfriends, it's National Sanctity of Life Day
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"National Sanctity of Life Day. It's positively poetic. Let it roll around in your mouth. Taste that bitterness? That acidic aftertaste?

"That's a very special sort of hypocritical irony, rich in creamy gloating as U.S. bombs still rain down on Afghanistan, where thousands of innocent men, women, and children lie dead because of our actions and here's Bush, declaring National Sanctity of Life Day ostensibly to protect unborn fetuses but actually to protect and assuage a fickle and much-needed voting bloc. ...

"The U.S. is sending increasing numbers of troops around the world right this very minute, the last batch just landing in the Philippines, U.S. soldiers now stationed in over 140 countries and counting, the "war" on terrorism a rather tedious and vague part of our everyday lives, and we are told to appreciate the sanctity of life.

"After all, aren't we protecting said sanctity all over the world via countless covert actions and puppet governments and military tribunals and eternally detained immigrants and wiretapped phone calls without your knowledge? You bet we are. Cherish the sanctity."
posted by lee on 01/25/02 at 09:52 AM

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Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Technoerotica’s Opt Out links page

Beings have asked me how to find this. It's here: No More Popup Ads.
posted by lee on 01/23/02 at 10:06 AM

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Tuesday, January 22, 2002

The Forwarders 12-Step “Program”

Forwarded to me from a friend in Canada, who got it forwarded from her friend in Massachusetts and where it was before that or who wrote it, I have no idea:


1. "I will NOT get bad luck, lose my friends, or lose my mailing lists if I DON'T forward an email!

2. I will NOT hear any music or see a taco dog, if I DO forward an e-mail.

3. Bill Gates is NOT going to send me money, Victoria Secret doesn't know anything about a gift certificate they're supposed to send me and Ford will not give me a 50% discount even if I forward my e-mail to more than 50 people!

4. I will NEVER receive gift certificates, coupons, or freebies from Coca Cola, Cracker Barrel, Old Navy, or anyone else if I send an e-mail to 10 people.

5. I will NEVER see a pop-up window if I forward an e-mail ... NEVER!!!!

6. My phone will not MYSTERIOUSLY ring after I forward an e-mail.

7. There is NO SUCH THING as an e-mail tracking program, and I am not STUPID enough to think that someone will send me $100 for forwarding an e-mail to 10 or more people!

8. There is no kid with cancer through the Make-a-Wish program in England collecting anything! He did when he was 7 years old. He is now cancer free and 35 years old and DOESN'T WANT ANY MORE POST CARDS, CALLING CARDS, or GET-WELL CARDS.

9. The government does not have a bill in Congress called 901B (or whatever they named it this week) that, if passed, will enable them to charge us 5 cents for every e-mail we send.

10. There will be NO cool dancing, singing, waving, colorful flowers characters, or program that I will receive immediately after I forward an e-mail.

11. The American Red Cross will NOT donate 50 cents to a certain individual dying of some never-heard-of disease for every e-mail address I send this to. The American Red Cross RECEIVES donations.

12. And finally, I WILL NOT let others guilt me into sending things by telling me I am not their friend or that I don't believe in Jesus Christ. If God wants to send me a message, I believe the bushes in my yard will burn before He picks up a PC to pass it on!

Instead of forwarding stuff - why can't people just blog things?
posted by lee on 01/22/02 at 07:48 AM

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Monday, January 21, 2002

Well, if you’re going to renege

on paying off your student loans, the first thing I would do is NOT work for the government. Boston Globe Online / Metro | Region / Grad accused of faking death to avoid loans.

Hmm, I always wondered what those Army buildings were for in Natick. I wonder what kind of research they do there?
posted by lee on 01/21/02 at 09:04 AM

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Sunday, January 20, 2002

Playing with the camera

'Twas a snowy evening. Not much to do 'cept watch bad tv, eat dinner, take pictures of the creatures.

Twitch tries to kill the laser light.

But the light is gone ...

Hey, hey - there's this noise, see, and, well, it's dark ...

The snowplow is coming to get me, oh no,
pleaseletmein ... it's me, Ginger, hey, hurry!

Ah've put a spell on you ...
posted by lee on 01/20/02 at 10:40 AM

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Friday, January 18, 2002

Blog-surf traps

Twice today I got trapped in a blog frame when blog hopping. You know, that thing you do when you follow Blogsnob or other links just to see what else is out there. Anyway, I'd ended up on Scott Rubush's blog. Which has a number of links. I followed the Blogsnob link through several, maybe five or so blogs. I happened to glance at the address bar and saw Scott Rubush's http no matter where I was. I noticed that on another blog hop earlier today (I forget which one). This is REALLY ANNOYING. That's why I'm not linking his blog. Sometimes I like to pop the blog into my favorites to look at when I have more time. This blog hopping trap makes it impossible to do that.

Does trapping blog hoppers in an URL jack up stats or something? Increase the popularity rating somewhere? (And why would anyone care?) Why would anyone do this? If it's intentional and not something accidental because one is using Blogger or something, then this is just begging for a countermeasure. Such as ostracism, maybe, or something else ...
posted by lee on 01/18/02 at 02:20 PM

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Just one more use for those little yellow pad thingies

Well, I want to know how long it takes to SCAN one of these puppies ... Post-It Theater. While you're there, explore the whole site - it's a strange conglomeration of stuff.
posted by lee on 01/18/02 at 08:20 AM

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Old Postcards & more

James Lileks, a writer hailing from Fargo, ND, has put together a gallery of postcards from Motels - apparently of the 1950s and 60s. There's also a LOT of other stuff to explore on his website -- a time sink to enjoy. Maybe you could even follow the link to buy "The Gallery of Regrettable Food."
posted by lee on 01/18/02 at 07:13 AM

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Thursday, January 10, 2002

Idle Time

15 Things to do when you're bored at Wal-Mart. Courtesy of Onomatopoeia. Guess there's not that much to do in Montreal. eh? (Like there's just SO MUCH to do in Connecticut ... )
posted by lee on 01/10/02 at 04:57 PM

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