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Drop the Zero. Get with the Hero.



YES!
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There's no excuse to be skinny!



A simple rule I have had to rearrange my life around
»3pk
It seemed counterproductive to have a moist chicken.



Why is one of these not about quidditch?
»cromulent
Poor SoJo



2nd to last one.
»thewillhelm
The New Star of Instagram



sweet lord, my life is now complete.
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Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Rides a Roomba Vacuum Round and Round a Kitchen



it's got both your name and the C-train. muchos amore.
»kristen
Louis C.K. hates the C train



Dammit Rich, I read the comments.

I loved my visit to NC. Other than some bad traffic, we had a fantastic time there.

Why does it seem like North Carolina is just filled with assholes, now?

Not 100% asshole, definitely. But maybe l...
»stu
NC upset by NYT article on their crazy government



these things are all over HI. Populations boom and bust - they are prob just working towards their population equilibrium in FL. Or they are going to take over. Which, like, sure.
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Now in Florida: Giant African Land Snails



Nice calming electronic guitar on the main page too!
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April.01.2006 : Saturday
 secret jesus
Here's your Grace, kiddo!
Link: Sandwiches!
» anne  · 11:34  ·  Share comments   
June.25.2005 : Saturday
 Brutally Honest Personals
"My newly lowered self-esteem coupled with my anger, depression, and an over-willingness to drink one too many vodka and sodas is just what the doctor ordered to get me into the sack on the first date. "
Link: despite having a large stomach and excess facial and body hair from polycystic-ovary syndrome, I am extremely picky.
» anne  · 17:30  ·  Share comments   
06.19.2005 : Sunday
 Middle East/ Terrorism experience helpful but not mandatory
When asked whether he, as the FBI's former counterterrorism chief, could describe the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, Watson answered, "Not technically, no."

The headline is "FBI failed to hire experts", but the article is mostly about how we don't need them.
. . . . my newest right wing conspiracy theory goes like this: they do and say things like this so when folks try to protest or even talk about it, we'll just sound REALLY crazy . . . "for real, mom- I read it on the internet!"
Link: A bombing case is a bombing case
» anne  · 23:29  ·  Share comments   
May.06.2005 : Friday
 Boy Suspended After Talking To Mom In Iraq During Lunch Break
"When a kid becomes out of control like that they can either be arrested or suspended for 10 days. Now being that his mother is in Iraq, we're not trying to cause her any undue hardship; he was suspended for 10 days."
Link: Now being that his mother is in Iraq, we're not trying to cause her any undue hardship
» anne  · 17:36  ·  Share comments   
April.03.2005 : Sunday
 I like to watch
Heather Havirlesky is a t.v. critic for Salon.com. If I could figure out how to link through the commercial ad you have to watch if you're not willing to pay for Salon, I would link most of her columns.
Here's an interview with her. I think she's awfully amusing.


Link: We're All Sucking on the Same Pop Culture Crackpipe
» anne  · 16:46  ·  Share comments [1] 
January.16.2005 : Sunday
 I love blackhawks but you know who hates them ?
Last week's "This American Life" I can't recommend it enough.
*A story about a comedian who tells jokes that are only funny to soldiers in Iraq.
*Exerpts from a documentary that follows Arkansas National Guard guys . . one of my favorite lines "turn those cell phones off!"
*A telephone interview from a guy who was in faluja
who talks about music the US blasts through speakers to make Iraqis crazy and stuff the Iraqis blast to make the American soldiers crazy.
. . . speaks of care packages and crayon drawings from school children. (Another favorite line "artichoke hearts! I love those!")
Stories from people who are experiencing it- the way Ira Glass et al. do it. So worth an hour on a sat. afternoon.
Link: In Country
» anne  · 13:28  ·  Share comments   
01.02.2005 : Sunday
 That Dog is My God
so many stories, here's another to make you cry but in a good way
Link: happy (ier) tsunami story
» anne  · 18:36  ·  Share comments   
October.27.2004 : Wednesday
 Jokes
a recent McSweeney's. I liked it.
Link: I choose to believe you
» anne  · 08:59  ·  Share comments [1] 
May.16.2004 : Sunday
 what's wrong with a little synergy?
Highlights include:
  • The word "synergy" is used by Gn. Miller (guy who came up w. some creative ideas in Guatanamo) in a written report- around Sept. of 03 re: Iraq Military intelligence/ Detainee care takers- "atmosphere", etc.


  • Where that figure 60% comes from (percentage of detainees believed to present no threat to the coalition)


  • "ghost detainees": folks brought in by OGA (that's other gov. agencies). . . see read it and you too can learn the lingo.
    No one knows what they were charged with or why or by whom - but when the red cross came to visit they were hidden (actually moved around the prison) - to avoid discovery.


  • If it helps, at the end of the report there are names of people listed - including a military dog handler who get commendation for refusing to take part in this stuff.
    Read this and then watch TV reports about it- and then wonder if the people talking (or the people running this war) have read it or not.
    Link: The Taguba Report
    » anne  · 21:15  ·  Share comments   
    April.18.2004 : Sunday
     Stuff I didn't know about Jesse Jackson
    I saw this headline "Jackson asked to help free U.S. captives" and I thought "Michael"?
    Remember when Jesse freed those Spy plane hostages in China? I thought that was weird (and china just went with it to embarrass the racist U.S.), but I didn't bother to find out more. Apparently he's been mediating hostage releases for a while (gulf war I / Kosovo). I feel kind of bad, cause I always thought of him as a sort of ineffectual joke.
    more background history from CNN
    oops- update, got it wrong about China- J.J. wanted to go over-but wasn't allowed. The rest seems to be right.
    Link: doing stuff our gov can't do
    » anne  · 09:13  ·  Share comments [1] 
    January.16.2004 : Friday
     Halliburton on Mars
    Steve Streich, a veteran Halliburton scientific adviser, was among the authors of an article in Oil & Gas Journal in 2000 titled "Drilling Technology for Mars Research Useful for Oil, Gas Industries."

    ". . . an unprecedented opportunity for both investigating the possibility of life on Mars and for improving our abilities to support oil and gas demands on Earth".

    "In other words, NASA would pay Halliburton and other firms billions of dollars to perform research and development on Mars-bound technologies that they would use for profitable exploration on this planet. No doubt those scientific advances would be useful here long before anybody lands on Mars."- from Joe Conason's journal at salon.com

    Link: at least he's consistent
    » anne  · 19:30  ·  Share comments   
    April.21.2003 : Monday
     Uday's Gay Tiger
    This guy Bunsen, too funny.
    Link: oh, grow up
    » anne  · 16:11  ·  Share comments   
    March.26.2003 : Wednesday
     make-over-o-matic
    Can't change the world? Change your hair.
    This is from ivillage. Most fun if you've got a picture of yourself.
    FYI: I look pretty hot in Nicole Kidman's hair. My little brother looked better as Drew Barrymore.


    Link: highlights for everyone
    » anne  · 09:33  ·  Share comments [1] 
    February.21.2003 : Friday
     "this ideology makes us the cliches we adamantly reject"
    "This generation . . . created a new definition of "smart." Intelligence lies in one’s ability to spin pop-culture references in order to show how others have fallen prey to the media and are stupid."

    notice, I'm not saying any of this . . . I'd especially never use the term "Gen X" (note the quotation marks)

    for real- shutting up now.
    Link: Reasons We Don't Care or Why We Think Patriotism is Pathetic
    » anne  · 10:53  ·  Share comments [1] 



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