Friday, October 31, 2003

mailed to me by my wife

.... i wunder if sheeees hintin at sumphin.... ( actual quotes from a rectal examinee)

1. “Take it easy, Doc, you’re boldly going where no man has gone before.”

2. “Find Amelia Earhart yet?”

3. “Can you hear me NOW?”

4. “Oh boy, thatwas sphincterrific!”

5. “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”

6. “You know, in Arkansas, we’re now legally married.”

7. “Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?”

8. “You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out. You do the Hokey Pokey....” -my fave

9. “Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!”

10."If your hand doesn’t fit, you must acquit!”

11. “Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.”

12. “You used to be an executive at Enron, didn’t you?”

13. “Could you write me a note for my wife, saying that my head is not, in fact, up there?”

Posted by bbeard on 10/31 at 01:03 PM
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on lighter notes

has anyone seen pirates of the carribbean? or matrix revolution? please respond with critique

Posted by bbeard on 10/31 at 11:59 AM
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Hi. I’m Black!

I think I have found another permanent member for the right side list.

http://www.contractorpeon.com/blog/index.php?id=P826

Posted by SPN on 10/31 at 05:57 AM
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Thursday, October 30, 2003

fantastic planet

I just had to post something about this since the spooky day is coming up.  Again, I flagrantly steal from other bloggers.  Read the entire thing here.

- excerpt -

There is no Hell

Since it’s Hallowe’en and time for some spookiness, let’s put an end to this rumor right now:  Hell does not exist.

Okay, so a statement like this does need further explication.  After all, we’re playing games with a concept that’s included in almost every single major world religion.  Now, most people think of “Hell and Brimstone” Christian fundamentalists when they think of Hell:  Jack Chick/Fred Phelps-style preachers who seem to derive a cruel satisfaction from pulling the levers that plummet the wrong-headed into the lake of fire.  After having read about half of the Quran, I’m finding that at least a full third of the verses in that otherwise fascinating holy book are devoted to describing how horrific is the post-mortal doom Allah has set aside for “disbelievers.” Heck, even those peace-loving Buddhists have a hell, and it’s a nasty place.

Posted by SPN on 10/30 at 05:49 PM
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I can’t believe it!

Well, actually I can.  I also can not claim to be the first to tell this story.  Prometheus6.org is where I first read it.

Here is an excerpt from the article at Newsday.com

The mother of a black Queens girl yesterday pressed for the transfer of a white PS 35 teacher who made a racial “joke” about the gorilla pictured on the girl’s folder.
[p]Rachelle Hogans-Blair said the city’s Education Department did not go far enough in disciplining fourth-grade teacher Gail Kaplan at the Hollis school for remarking to 9-year-old Cheyenne Griffin, “You took a picture of your family and put it on the front of your folder.” The incident happened Oct. 17 during a spelling test, the girl’s mother said.[/p]

Posted by SPN on 10/30 at 05:34 PM
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fires

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Posted by bbeard on 10/30 at 03:03 PM
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good example for the quote of the day

Hyman said the dispute began after a newly hired editor chose a cover photo of O’Donnell for the August 2002 edition that the entertainer deemed unflattering. image

“Ms. O’Donnell walked away from the magazine causing it to shut down in its second year of publication and causing hundreds of people to lose jobs and Gruner + Jahr to lose millions of dollars,” Martin Hyman, lawyer for publisher Gruner + Jahr USA, said in opening statements in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The magazine, launched in 2001, folded soon after O’Donnell resigned in September 2002. G+J is seeking $100 million from O’Donnell; she asks $125 million in a countersuit.

O’Donnell, wearing a bright-red coat over a black shirt and pants, is expected to take the witness stand during the trial. She listened attentively to opening arguments, but showed no reaction.

Hyman said the dispute began after a newly hired editor chose a cover photo of O’Donnell for the August 2002 edition that the entertainer deemed unflattering.

Hyman said the editor, Susan Toepfer, ignored O’Donnell’s request to use another photo and O’Donnell saw that as a sign she was losing control of the magazine. From that moment on, he said, O’Donnell was determined that either Toepfer would go or she would.

In her opening statement, O’Donnell’s lawyer Bonnie Scofield defended O’Donnell’s decision to walk away from the magazine, saying the publisher breached an agreement that gave her control of the magazine’s editorial content.

She agreed with Hyman that the disputed cover photo had upset O’Donnell, but that her client saw that as a sign that her wishes were not being respected with regard to the magazine. Scofield said O’Donnell found Toepfer difficult to work with and wanted the previous editor, Cathy Cazender, to return.

“She wanted things to return to the way they were when she was in control,” Scofield said.

The trial is expected to feature differing accounts of O’Donnell’s style as the editorial inspiration of Rosie, which essentially subsumed the failing publication, McCall’s.

Another key prong of the dispute is how the magazine reports its circulation numbers.

Lawyers for O’Donnell are expected to contend that G+J deliberately overstated its subscriber base to make the magazine appear healthier than it was. O’Donnell’s contract allowed her to walk away from the magazine if it posted particularly high losses.

The trial comes as O’Donnell prepares to launch “Taboo,” a boisterous musical about Boy George and starring Boy George in a different role that O’Donnell has confidently predicted will win a Tony Award next summer. She is the $10 million show’s producer and single investor.

Posted by bbeard on 10/30 at 02:33 PM
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin

Posted by SPN on 10/30 at 12:03 PM
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A Salute To The Oppresed American Veteran

I like this, which was sent to me by a coworker.  Of course I have comments about the general nature of the quote.  But, it is pretty nice none-the-less.

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN, who salutes the Flag, who serves under the Flag. 

Posted by SPN on 10/30 at 09:54 AM
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update old-fire

mountains “old-fire” claims almost 450 more homes in running springs, cedar glen, lake arrowhead, and other mountain communities bringing the total home consumed in this fire to over 1200.  this is just the san bernardino and mountain communities! 

the fire continues to burn and now threatens homes in big bear, east highland ranch estates, hesperia, green valley lake, mentone, cushenbury, san bernardino, highland, devore, lytle creek, fontana, and rialto.

Posted by bbeard on 10/30 at 01:17 AM
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and it ain’t over yet horrifying stats of cali’s fires

CEDAR FIRE, San Diego County: 14 people dead, 233,192 acres burned, 1,060 homes destroyed. Started Oct. 25, apparently by lost hunter setting a signal fire. Air traffic nationwide was disrupted when flames forced evacuation of a Federal Aviation Administration control center. 15 percent contained.
DULZURA FIRE, San Diego County: No deaths, 46,291 acres burned, one home, five outbuildings and 11 structures damaged. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. Contained. Briefly burned across border into Tijuana, Mexico.

PARADISE FIRE, San Diego County: 2 people killed, 50,000 acres, 111 homes and 100 outbuildings destroyed. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. 20 percent contained.
GRAND PRIX FIRE, San Bernardino County: No deaths, 50 homes destroyed, 68,463 acres. Started Oct. 21, blamed on arson. 25 percent contained.
OLD FIRE, San Bernardino County: 4 people killed, 800 homes, 10 commercial buildings destroyed, 28,204 acres. Started Oct. 25, blamed on arson. 10 percent contained.
SIMI VALLEY, Ventura and Los Angeles counties: No deaths, 16 homes and 64 outbuildings destroyed, 102,089 acres. Started Oct. 25, cause under investigation. 35 percent contained.
VERDALE FIRE, Los Angeles County: No deaths, 8,680 acres. Started Oct. 24, blamed on arson. Contained.
PADUA FIRE, Los Angeles County: No deaths, 59 homes destroyed, 9,446 acres. Separated from Grand Prix fire in San Bernardino County. 50 percent contained.
CAMP PENDLETON, San Diego County: No deaths, 9,000 acres. Started Oct. 21 on the Marine base, cause under investigation. Contained.
PIRU FIRE, Ventura County: No deaths, three homes and three outbuildings destroyed, 55,812 acres. Started Oct. 23, cause under investigation. 20 percent contained. Damaged small corner of Sespe Wilderness and Sespe Condor Sanctuary, but no condors are currently in the refuge.
MOUNTAIN FIRE, Riverside County: No deaths, 21 homes destroyed, 9,742 acres. Started Oct. 26, cause under investigation. Contained.

Posted by bbeard on 10/30 at 01:12 AM
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Kobe….

HEY, Kobe just got traded to the Memphis Grizzlies!!!!!!!

Ok, I was dreaming.  But for a Memphis fan, we would love for Kobe to come to Memphis.

What does everyone think of what is going on with him.  Why did he and Shaq get into like that, in the media.  I know what people are saying about it around here, I just wanted to hear what other people are saying.

Posted by J. Swag. on 10/29 at 05:41 PM
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On a lighter note.

If you are a fan of cryptograms.  That is, usually, scrambled word puzzles.  Then the Cryptogram Corner might be the place for you to check out.  I have been more than frustrated with this site.  It is nice to get one solved every now and then.

Posted by SPN on 10/29 at 01:53 PM
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003

wanted: dead or alive; preferably burned!

so far the offering reward is 60LARGE ($60,000.00)

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Posted by bbeard on 10/28 at 07:08 PM
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Apple - iTunes - For Windows

Sorry I’m late telling you this.  But Apple has finally released ITunes for Windows 2000 and XP.  So, if you are at all concerned that your musical collection has been growing slower than when you were “stealing” from multimillion dollar recording artists, then download and download to your wallets content.  With full albums going for $9.99, legitimacy can’t be any cheaper.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Posted by SPN on 10/28 at 06:43 PM
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