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Dizzying Intellect » 2004» October

Firedog!

Have a Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain, kids!

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And since Tim and Joelle have posted most of the great ones already, I’ll just leave you with this…

Book of Love - Witchcraft.mp3 (expired)

Update: It’s raining! And I have four bags of candy. I’ll be bouncing off the walls by eight.

Update: 11/1 - You’d think people would be sick of candy by now. I took 3.75 bags of candy (Butterfingers, KitKats, Three Musketeers, and 100 Grand, for those of you keeping score at home) and 3/4 of a package of peeps to work and left them in the kitchen, and they were gone by noon. How long before noon, I have no idea…

That time of year

No reason. I just love lemurs.

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Feel free to caption it if you want. Or just go “awwwwww,” like me.

He has his own “pet” goat

Is anyone else baffled that Osama has a DVD player in his cave?

More election crap

Incidentally… when I was little, I followed my Aunt Marion to vote - it would probably have been 1980 - and I caught a glimpse of the apparatus as she came out from behind the curtain. It wasn’t a punch card or a fill-in-the-oval thing, which are the only kinds I’ve seen personally. It was a whole wall full of little levers. Pretty cool. I had almost forgotten about that.

Does anyone else remember seeing or using them? How did they work? And how long ago were they phased out, and why?

So funny I forgot to laugh…

I saw this poster up at the range today, and I hadn’t noticed it before, so I thought I’d mention it.


(Click for full size)

I don’t think it’s that recent, but I think it’s relevant, because (a) Kerry would almost certainly push for the ban to be reinstated (and then some) immediately, if he got the chance, and (b) I just like it. Kerry=Oompa Loompa! Nyah!

I haven’t seen any full-size posters on the internets, but you can print the flyer from here.

Public Service Announcement(s)

1. I hacked MTCloseComments to make it close trackbacks when it closes comments. If you’re drowning in trackback spam, I highly recommend it, as there is currently no other way to moderate them.

2. This is your bi-monthly reminder to export (back up) your MT entries.

That is all.

peep. *MROWWWR!!*

Check it out. Black Cat Peeps.

Peep Cats! (doo doo doo doo doo-doo...)

I’ve never seen these before. They look brown in this picture, but they’re actually super-dark purple, up close. In this color, they look more like owls, so you’ll have to trust me (or the label) on the cat thing too.

I’m not a big peeps fan, but Sunday is crack-out-on-sugar night for my hyper ass, so they’ve been added to the list, behind Rosencrunch, 100 Grand minis, and Whoppers. I expect to fall asleep by noon Monday.

Incompetent Twits, part 6524

Aaaaaarrghhhhhhh!!!

The city where I live has this thing where, twice a year, you rake all of your leaves out to the street, and they come around and vacuum them up. They don’t tell you what day they’re going to do it, but it’ll be that week. So last Sunday I spent four hours leafblowing all of my twenty million leaves out to the street, leaving them all over the sidewalk and street and piled three feet high on both sides of my driveway, as instructed…

And they didn’t come.

Every other street in my area was done yesterday. So I called this morning at like 8:30am and told them they had skipped me. (They always forget our street for bagged yard waste too. It’s a small street.) She said she’d tell her supervisor. Usually that’s all it takes to get them to make it right.

I raced home to get here before five, got in at 4:50pm, and the leaves are still there. I call the city and, that’s right, everyone but the operator’s gone. For the week.

If you don’t hear from me in the next few days it means my neighbors have killed me. I’m raking them all into the street in the morning. They’re easing back into my yard and I have grass seedlings to think of.

I swear to god, it’s like pulling teeth to get anyone to do the job they’re paid for around here.

Oh, those WMDs…

The other day, Kerry said: “After being warned about the danger of major stockpiles of explosives in Iraq, this administration failed to guard those stockpiles - where nearly 380 tons of highly explosive weapons were kept. Today we learned that these explosives are missing, unaccounted for and could be in the hands of terrorists.”

Kerry has just bollixed up his own storyline about the war in Iraq. He is concluding his campaign by drawing an explicit association between Saddam Hussein, dangerous weaponry and international terrorists.

That’s Bush’s argument. Not Kerry’s.

Read it all. (via One Man’s Vote)

Personally, I’m still unclear as to why the Sarin and Mustard Gas they found earlier this year don’t count as WMDs…

Yeah, scary. Go get me my coffee now, ok?

I’m not saying the US isn’t rife with psychopaths. We did spawn Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. But you know what doesn’t scare me about Shazzam the Shitheel?

My friend Susan and her husband both wear this exact same model of yuppie geek wire-rimmed glasses. In that cutesy way couples have matching things. Not so scary, dude.

p.s. - “I’m cr-r-r-rushing your head!”