June 15th, 2005

Kiss My Ass

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Gee, thanks Dad...call me at some god-awful hour of the morning, wake me up, and give me news that annoys me and screws with my day. Yeah, you're a pal. 'Preesh!

*grumblegrumble*
There Is No Banana

Chips In Place Of Ashes

Now, I can understand these women being upset and angry. Two ladies discovered that, behind the glass door of their mother's niche in the synagogue, the cedar chest containing their mother's ashes had been replaced by a can of sour-cream-and-onion potato chips. But the fact that they have turned around and filed lawsuits is just insane. MAYBE I could see them suing the synagogue...but, as they say, "the question here is one of legal responsibility, and [we] did not do anything wrong." The place certainly did not "intentionally inflict emotional distress", which appears to be the lawsuit's charges. And the fact that they are suing the companies that arranged for their mother's cremation and inurnment? What the fuck? They had nothing to do with this. These women have come up with some bullshit charge that they didn't close and lock the niche...ignoring the fact that they both had visited in the past year, previous to this, and had seen nothing wrong, etc.

Look, as I said, I can see them bring distressed and upset, OK. But, damn, to just jump right on this, suing everyone you can think of? That's just stupid, and pointless. None of these people "intentionally" did anything. The funeral services companies have NOTHING to do with this, their job was long done. The synagogue, well, maybe needs better security, but they sure didn't go out of their way to screw with these people.

Suing the temple. Man, that's just cold. Funniest line in the article? "A locksmith opened the niche and Houston police took custody of the can, which still contained potato chips." Oh, great, nice to know that the can of chips is in police custody...and thank heavens it still contained chips! I'd hate them to have discovered the chips missing, too!
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Nooz

Yes, I'm sure you've heard it, but in case you haven't: the results of Terri Schiavo's autopsy are in...and they back up her husband, all the way.

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Next, we have the couple in Korea, who are in jail, due to their video-game playing habits? Why? Because it resulted in the death of their four-month-old baby.

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And, lastly, we come to my favourite of the day: A Fort Wayne Fort Wayne youth was shot by an acquaintance for making fun of how fast his buddy was eating his french fries. Yep, shot over fry-eating habits...no word on whether he was making fun of the guy for eating them slowly or quickly.

Geezus...fuckin' humans.
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Heart In This Shell

RIP David Sutherland

David Sutherland, an illustrator whose images helped lead the fantasy role-playing game "Dungeons & Dragons" to success in the late 1970s and 1980s, died June 6 of chronic liver failure. He was 56. Sutherland died at his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

His illustrations include the famed scene of a dragon, a wizard and a bow-flexing knight on the first "D&D" boxed set that brought the game into the mainstream. Images on the covers of "Dungeon Masters Guide" and "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual," were his as well. Sutherland also worked as TSR's artistic director.

Dammit, I still have the book with that illustration, too.

:(
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Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

Congrats to those of you that saw through Dee Septor's little trick: he threw the ball straight up where it travelled the short distance, came to a stop, then reversed itself.

Now, get your heads around this little dilemma
Dynamite is a tool commonly used to cut down trees. To cut a tree 18" in diameter requires five sticks of dynamite: one on the north, south, east, and west sides of the tree, and the fifth stick on the side to which the tree should fall. During construction of a dam, a tree 18" in diameter was completely covered by water. Since the tree top was fouling boat propellers, it had to be cut down. A diver went down and put a stick of dynamite on all four sides of the tree. Since the current is flowing south at 2 knots per hour, on which side of the tree would you instruct the diver to put the fifth stick of dynamite if you wanted the tree to fall north?
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Glow Skull

Grrrr

Mood still greyish. Feet cold (in June, can you dig it?) Need food, and need to ride.

Make me smile. Say something, link something, make me a fansign, stroke my ego, anything. Hey, how often do I ask, huh?
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See? Ass-Kickin' At It's Finest

You guys rock. Anyone tells ya differently, you just send them my way, and I'll beat it into their skulls.

Thanks, y'all. I needed a little pick-me-up, and y'all came through.

Thanks, celticcross13, for the sexy vid and the ass gropin' (mmm, booty!)
Thanks, nysidra, for the scary story and the "Leroy" vid (no matter how many times I see it, it's STILL funny!)
Thanks, devilsdarling, for the ego stroke and the horn throwin'...I can always count on you to rock
Thanks, geisha_doll, for caring...and the puppy eyes
Thanks, discordian, for giving me something to try and get my head around (damn, that one's got me...for the moment)
Thanks, syrinakintari, for the hugs...and for still being there, after all this time
Thanks, wolfye, for knowing that dirty jokes are always in season
Thanks, egonix, for making fun of pro sports
...and, as always, thank you, swanwhite, for making me smile, every single day...and for pointing out the blessings I miss.
Hitman

A Small Piece Of Me Just Died

You know...OK, I grew up watching "The Dukes of Hazzard." There's a part of me that, to this day, would still get a car even close to the General Lee and paint it appropriately (and I'm not saying I'll ever give that up). So, you can imagine my reaction to the making of a movie of this beloved memory of my childhood (note that I called the memory beloved, not the show...I'm not claiming the show was that great; *I* think it was, but that's just me).

Now, you may not believe this, but I really have tried to give it the benefit of the doubt. I can hear the groans, and I know that may be hard for you to swallow, but I really have. Of course, that benefit is eroding quickly, every time something new shows up...for instance:

Jessica Simpson has remade These Boots Are made For Walkin' for the movie...and here's the video.

*sigh* Once again, I'm just going to hope for this to follow in the footsteps of so many other remade movies - a big release, followed by a swift replacement by whatever next splash comes out, followed by a slide into obscurity.
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