May 31, 2004

Traffic and Parrots

Sometime overnight I broke the 50K mark on site meter. Judging by past milestones, the lucky visitor was probably Silver Blue...

Elderbear took exception to my statement that

I'm so tired of the idiotarians parrotting the same nonsense we have heard from day one that my brain hurts.
calling it an a ad hominem attack. Hmmm. Well, since his second point was "Bush lied", which IS the same nonsense that has been parroted by the left from day one, and which is actually the real ad hominem attack (being an attack on the President's character without any basis in fact), I guess he must be offended by the term "idiotarian." But since idiotarians are those who parrot the left's nonsense without thought, what I am actually guilty of here is redundancy, and therefore I apologize to all of my readers. (I also apologize for the spelling errors--mea culpa!)

Posted by Susie at 09:46 AM | Comments (9)

May 30, 2004

Get your Fresh, Hot Cheese!

LeeAnn lives! Yay!

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May 29, 2004

Somebody find me the want ads section

The owner finally admitted what we at the theater have all known for weeks--the construction would not be done yesterday. He accepted this truth AFTER booking the movies, advertising in the paper, and having us announce the schedule on our marquee, box office signs and recording. So, between 10am and 3pm Friday we went from four movies scheduled in three theaters to one movie scheduled in one theater. We hurriedly had to change the signs, recording and marquee, but there's nothing we could do about the newspaper ads which went out a week ago, and so we spent the night turning away customers who had come to see the three movies we weren't showing.

I'm a little stressed right now. I wonder if it could be because this weekend still has three days of irate customers to go?

Posted by Susie at 10:55 AM | Comments (3)

May 28, 2004

From both sides of the horse's mouth...

I had to get up at a ridiculously early (for me) hour to let some workers into the theater, and thus had set my clock radio. For reasons unknown (doubtless operator error), it was set to radio instead of alarm, and so I woke to the soothing tones of NPR. Since I'm never up this early, I didn't know they played anything other than soporific bedtime classical or jazz; I was surprised to hear "news". Apparently Kerry gave a speech somewhere last night and they interviewed two people about it. The Independent said she was going to vote for Kerry because he would get us out of Iraq. The Democrat said he would vote for Kerry because he would take things slowly and not rush us out of Iraq like Bush is doing.

?????????????

I guess the reason that Kerry is getting away with taking both sides on every issue is that people only listen until they hear what they want to hear, then stop listening.

And the press is letting the contradictions slide. What a surprise!

I need more coffee....

Posted by Susie at 08:33 AM | Comments (5)

May 27, 2004

A little help from my friends?

Please, somebody fisk this for me--I'm so tired of the idiotarians parrotting the same nonsense we have heard from day one that my brain hurts.

1. Mr. Bush allowed Iraq to become a distraction from the war on terrorism.

Before we invaded Iraq, it was a stable nation. Saddam provided a secular government and would not tolerate the Islamic fundamentalism that fuels al Queda—in fact, he brutally suppressed it. Don't get me wrong, he was an evil SOB, even worse than Dick Cheney! But Iraq was off-limits for al Queda activities. Saddam was well contained militarily by UN sanctions and the US enforcement of them. He posed no threat to the region, nor to the US homeland.

Now, Iraq is unstable, a “failed nation” at present, with little control of the populace. Terrorism is rampant, aimed at Iraqi collaborators and American occupiers. The US occupation of an arabic nation, an Islamic nation, fuels al Queda's recruiting. Iraq is one big training camp where live fire operations are possible. This is George W. Bush's gift to al Queda.

2. Mr. Bush lied to the American people and the world about the threat posed by Iraq.

Mr. Bush has destroyed most of the good-will that the United States received internationally after 9-11. He changed the focus from fighting terrorism (an action with broad international backing) to demonstrating that in US foreign policy, might makes right, a policy that has lost us the sympathy of many foreign nations.


3. Mr. Bush has instituted policies that destroy the freedoms of Americans.

While this may make it marginally more difficult for terrorists to operate in the homeland, al Queda can point to impacting the American way of life. They counted coup on us, not just by knocking down some buildings and killing some people (Yes, 9-11 was horrible, but let's put it in perspective: depending on which source you choose, between 1,000 and 4,000 women die each year of domestic violence, itself a form of terrorism that leaves many severely scarred who manage to physically survive it. It scars children, too. Homeland Security? Give me Dennis Kucinich's cabinet level Department of Peace that would address this problem directly), but by changing our way of life.


4. Mr. Bush has de-emphasized solving the Israeli-Palestinian quagmire

Stabilizing Israel and Palestine will remove a key recruiting point for al Queda. But, Mr. Bush chose to put less energy into solving this problem, and to focus in causing a problem in Iraq. Good for al Queda, bad for Israelis, bad for Palestinians. Bad for Americans.


5. If elected, Mr. Bush can be counted on to continue a policy of international beligerence, thus strengthening the terrorist call to action.

Mr. Bush has given no indication that he will repudiate Dick Cheney's implementation of the Plan for a New American Century, a plan of military intimidation and dominance. This belligerent behavior will serve only to isolate America and coerce cooperation from fear. But al Queda will not be coerced, it will only grow in the nooks and crannies and dark spaces of the globe. The Bush doctrine of preemption isolates us from our allies and fuels the fires of hatred that power terrorism.

# posted by Elderbear : 11:41

CD? Stephen? Tom? Harvey? Will you ride to the rescue of a damsel in distress?

Posted by Susie at 01:51 PM | Comments (12)

May 26, 2004

Better Late Than Never...

Yes, my homework is late again! It's because, uh--the cat ate it! Yes, that's it.
Anyway, to help CNN with their next "unbiased" poll, I present an unbiased poll:


Do you think the media, like CNN, is fair and balalnced?
Yes, absolutely! (except FOX)
Yes, usually (except FOX)
Yes, in most cases
Yes, in fact they are TOO fair
No, they are a right wing attack engine parroting Bush administation lies

  

Free polls from Pollhost.com

Posted by Susie at 09:42 PM | Comments (5)

Strother Martin said it best...or maybe it was George Thoroughgood

I think one reason I've not posted much these last few days is that there's so much going on that my thoughts are as fragmented as my days. I had to work Monday night, so I didn't get to see the President's speech, and I haven't had a chance to go searching for the text on the internet.

The kids at work are convinced that Kerry is going to win in November, and it makes me heartsick to think that if they are right then all the sacrifices of our military will have been in vain--nobody can lose the peace like a liberal Democrat...

I'm tired of the media harping on the prison scandal and doing their best to show only the worst of what's happening in Iraq. I'm tired of hearing moonbats' theories about 9/11 (and the prison scandal and the beheading) being perpetuated as if they have some validity. I'm tired of the anti-Americanism of the American left.

I'm also enervated by the continual delays and problems associated with the construction at the theater. There is apparently no one co-ordinating the various efforts, and consequently the myriad teams of laborers all seem to be working at cross-purposes. I've already had to go into work on a number of occasions during my time off to let people into the theater because the individual that the owner entrusted with the keys either failed to show up or wasn't informed he was needed. Every day when I go in I find a new message from an attempted delivery during non-business hours (ours, not the delivery truck's) and have to call to re-arrange delivery; simply informing me of the delivery beforehand so that I could be there to accept it the first time has apparently not occurred to anyone, and the delivery delays cause construction delays...

This morning, on my second trip in so far today, I learned from the men installing the new screens that a 24.8' screen was ordered for the 23.9' space, and a 23.7' screen was ordered for the 22.9' space. They are going to put the screen ordered for the smaller theater into the larger theater, and will have to order a new one for the smaller theater. The owner has already booked the movies we are supposed to be showing in that theater on Friday. THIS Friday. The day-after-tomorrow Friday.

What we have here is a failure to communicate. And I need one bourbon, one scotch and one beer....

Posted by Susie at 10:06 AM | Comments (3)

Waiter, there's a whine in my soup

This is my last "weekend" off until school starts again in August. Starting Monday I get only one whole day off a week.

I'm really tired today. Sweet dreams to me...

At least I've got my Bonfire post now!

Posted by Susie at 12:08 AM | Comments (1)

May 25, 2004

Is it beal or is it memorex?

Topic-less today. Bleck.

What have you been up to?

Posted by Susie at 11:34 AM | Comments (7)

May 24, 2004

In my inbox

Pepsi has a new "patriotic" can coming out with pictures of the Empire State Bldg. and the Pledge of Allegiance on them.

However, Pepsi left out two little words on the
pledge. "Under God". Pepsi said they did not want to
offend anyone.

If this is true, then we don't want to offend
anyone at the Pepsi corporate office. So, if we don't
buy any Pepsi product, they will not be offended when
they don't receive our money that has the words "In
God We Trust" on it.

UPDATE: Thanks to Dennis for pointing out in the comments that this is an urban legend! See what happens when I rush to meet a deadline (get to work on time)? I pull a USA Today...

Posted by Susie at 01:45 PM | Comments (4)

Can you see me now?

Well, I can see my blog and recentest posts, but apparently some of my dear readers can't. Can we have a show of hands here? If you are reading this, you are close enough....

Posted by Susie at 01:40 PM | Comments (10)

I blame that pesky "y" chromosome

God is punishing me. He send me a plague of 16 year old boys.

The 16 year old girls create great dramas full of emotional upheaval and love-hate-love relationships. The 16 year old boys break things. Expensive things, like the glass on the candy case, or the safe.

Yes, the safe. Last night one of my clerks stuck a plastic fork into the lock and broke off the tines. Since my mind does not comprehend 16 year old boy, I do not understand his motivation, although I suspect it was a combination of scientific inquiry and the general male tendency to enjoy inserting things into other things.

I fear that, like the plumber, the locksmith will need to go on retainer.

UPDATE: It only took the locksmith half an hour to remove the two plastic fork tines from the safe lock. Then he cracked her open, gave all the moving parts a quick lube, and made sure it was working smoothly before riding off into the sunset...

I haven't seen the bill yet.

Posted by Susie at 10:42 AM | Comments (5)

May 23, 2004

Spam, spam, sausage and spam

151.38.236.25 is the IP address of some knuckle-dragger apparently from Milan, Italy.

16 spam comments from the same IP, all for the same product, but all with different email addys. Dork.

Posted by Susie at 11:53 PM | Comments (6)

Awed postless...

I just finished reading Bill Whittle's STRENGTH.

Awesome.

Read it, there'll be a quiz later....

Posted by Susie at 12:06 PM | Comments (4)

May 22, 2004

But I thought since I got a tax cut that makes me one of the evil rich...

So I'm supposed to be working on a 4 page (minimum) paper that's due tomorrow, which is why I'm blogging instead. Because I am annoyed. I haven't shared with you, my faithful readers, my frustration and annoyance with this current class. This is the worst class (with the worst textbook) I have ever had in my life. It's worse than my high school American Government class that was taught by the track coach (at least in that class I could amuse myself by correcting his spelling and grammatical errors on handouts and tests).

For this class, we have to write six 4-6 pages papers and one 10-14 page paper. The big paper, ok. It's these little ones that are killing me because the assignment makes no sense. It's like the instruction is to analyze Freud's representation of the conflict between the ego and the id as indicated by this statement: Marcia drives a Volkswagen.

It's kind of hard to get "Whaaaaat? to stretch to four pages.

To top it off, the completely useless, $130, gibberish-ridden text came with a "free" subscription to Business Week magazine. Oh. My. God. You know the left is entrenched in the media as well as academia when you crack open an issue of Business Week. The Cover Story this week is on the working poor. Cool! I consider myself to be "working poor"--and hey, they do too! But you would think that a magazine about "business" could at least do math, because their poster child (er, womyn) for working poverty got a job making $10/hr--"bringing her salary to $14,400 a year."

Now, it just so happens that I make $10/hour salary--when I work only 45 hours a week. Some weeks I work 50 hours, and in summer as many as 60 hours, but since I am on salary, I still get the same pay, bringing my earnings down to as little as $7.50/hour. So if their example is actually salaried, AND making $10/hour AND taking home $14,400, she is only working 28 hours per week! She's a part-time worker on salary! How COOL is that? Of course, they never SAY she works part-time, and that might be why she has no insurance or pension...but hey, I work full time, with no insurance, pension, sick days or vacation, so doesn't that make ME twice as bad off?

What they fail to mention in their loverly tribute to those of us poverty-stricken folks who make only $10/hour is that by the time the various government entities get done taking their cut of my earnings, I'm only making $7.82 an hour ($5.87/hour in summer)... That should be the cover story...

And don't forget, it's all President Bush's fault, because before his tax cuts I was taking home $7.37 an hour! Why, in summer, my take home was a whopping $5.53! How dare he let me keep more of my money!

Sigh....I'm preaching to the choir, aren't I?

Posted by Susie at 01:10 PM | Comments (5)

Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the Sick

It's wonderful to wake up to a full email box...until you realize that twenty of the comment notification emails you received are for comment spam. {MT blacklist rulz!}

So I cleaned up the mess the spam left, and changed Silver Blue's blogroll link, and now is the time on Sprockets when we dance to check and see how Bill's Quest for A Hundred Thousand is coming along....

Seems I was visitor #94,764 this morning. That means Bill needs 5,236 visitors in the next nine days. You're not trying, folks!!!!

Go--marvel at the wonder that is Bill. [Laughing and pointing is encouraged!]

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May 21, 2004

I need one!

perfect pc.jpg

Posted by Susie at 10:43 PM | Comments (4)

Scraping the bottom again...

Alliance Assignment: What would Evil Glenn name his children?

Boy: Biff Hobowacker

Girl: Sanguine Ichor


Ok, I spent all my blogging time judging. Maybe the Alliance needs a bonfire for bad assignments....

Posted by Susie at 12:50 PM | Comments (4)

Uneasy lies the crown....


Judge not
lest
ye be judged...
except
when you
have to
because you're a judge...

Nick does this to me every time--gives us a judging deadline of a time I am imprisoned in the Technology Free Zone™ so that I have to hurry up and get my grades in before I go to work.

Sigh...the things I do for a little gratuitous linkage....

So, this week's King of Blogs competitors are off! Here's how they finished:

Challenge: [the question was "A Hollywood studio is going to make a film of your life. What's the title, who is the star, and what on earth is it all about?"]

1.Walloworld :ROFL

2.Chase Me Ladies, I'm in the Calvary :LOL

3. News from the Great Beyond :giggle

4. Red Beetle Road :smirk

5. A View from the Pew :smile


Submitted Post: This was very difficult, because each was a great post in its own way.

1. News from the Great Beyond

2. Chase Me Ladies

3. A View from the Pew

4. Red Beetle Road

5. Walloworld {I think Bill's tired of being King, folks--he had better ones he could have submitted! And believe me, this one was no dog...}


I predict that, unlike last time, this first round is going to be a squeaker!

Posted by Susie at 11:55 AM | Comments (0)

May 20, 2004

Confessions of a Before Coffee Mind

I just hate it when stuff happens before I've had my coffee.

Susie! You say, in a shocked tone, It's almost noon and you're just now getting up?

Well, yes, I reply. I work nights, remember. My workday ordinarily doesn't start until 3pm. Plus, it's my weekend. Plus I watched the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring extended version DVD last night--twice! (the second time with the Cast Audio Commentary). So it was pretty late early this morning before I embraced slumber.

So while my coffee is brewing I stagger to the computer to check my email and learn that not only have I been comment-spammed, but my blog has disappeared.

I HATE it when that happens! Especially BC!

The BC "apparent animation" mode is based largely on muscle memory. There is little or no conscious thought involved in various motions until actual coffee ingestion has occurred. Each action that occurs in merely a repetition of subconsciously memorized behavior, basic motor function with no higher mental involvement. Therefore any occurance that has not already been internalized causes a system shutdown.

Open email from Harvey: motor memory. Read

I dropped by your place this morning (9am CDT) & your 2-20-04 post was at the top of the page.
:motor memory. Try to view my blog and it won't load: system shutdown.

Open spam comment notification and click on blacklist link: motor memory. Failure of blacklist page to load; reload: motor memory. Failure of reload to work: system shutdown.

Pour now-brewed coffee: motor memory. Ingest said brain re-inflation liquid: motor memory. Try to get to my blog via other blogs: motor memory.

A conscious thought begins to wiggle its way out of the dessicated brain sludge....email Pixy. Another sip, and the task (though still largely motor memory) is done. Return to trying to get to my blog via a link from the Alliance. Holy Cow! It worked! Despam with blacklist! It works again!

All praise the Reverend Pixy Misa! The mere act of emailing him fixes my blog! Hurray!!!! He doesn't even need to read and respond to it! ! It's a miracle!

Posted by Susie at 11:24 AM | Comments (4)

May 19, 2004

I wish I were as funny as LeeAnn




Well, I was going to do this week's Alliance assignment, but I'm drawing a blank. So instead I thought I'd try this trick I found at Mandarin Designs.

It's actually Harvey's fault I used this picture, since in the assignment he said

Anyway, it seems that some imprisoned terrorists were "humiliated" by prison guards, by being dragged around on leashes and forced to run around naked in handcuffs.

THAT'S not humiliation. That's just a normal night at my house.


So, the only thing I could think of to humiliate anybody was to send them to Middle School with a bad haircut and a Spongebob Squarepants lunchbox, but I think that's specifically banned by the Geneva Convention as cruel and unusual punishment....

Hopefully I'll do better on the next assignment...

Posted by Susie at 05:25 PM | Comments (2)

New blogs that can kid

Being the Hostess of the Alliance blog and therefore the Membership Directress, I have the opportunity to check out the blogs of applicants before they make the roster. It's sort of like holding a social or mixer--one gets to meet all sorts of interesting folks before introducing them to the rest of the party.

Here are some of the newest blogs that I found amusing:

Chase Me Ladies, I'm in the Calvary has the sort of humor I enjoy...

Over at Whimsy Capricious, there's plenty of capricious whimsey...

Gilly's World [motto:It's like Dennis Miller, only without the obscure Crimean War references] also manages to tickle my funnybone...

Now, to work on my Alliance assignment....

Posted by Susie at 12:29 PM | Comments (3)

May 18, 2004

I do not like them, with a goat

Yes, it's ME--my preferences, I mean. But drat it! I hate hate hate when I click on a comments link and instead of a handy box popping up I get a new page!! EEEeewwww!!!!!!!!

I'm not talking "show comments"--I like seeing the comments displayed on the same page. What frosts my twinkies is when I want to read a blog's comments and it does the typepad thing--takes you to a whole 'nother page that you have to back out of to get to the posts again.

It was bad enough that typepad blogs did this, but now people are moving to PMachine and WordPress, which do that same horrible new page thing that typepad does, and the worst--the a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e worst is when MT blogs do it on purpose!!!!

By the way, the Survivor blog does have a lovely new decor. But I probably won't be commenting or reading the comments there anymore. Just as I seldom comment at Tiffany's or Blackfive's because it's too annoying, I won't be doing much commenting at Silver Blue's new place, either. My comment to this post would've just been "LOL" anyway.....

Posted by Susie at 12:57 PM | Comments (14)

May 17, 2004

Just Keep Swimming...

...when you have nothing to say
link to someone who does...


Tiffany does a terrific job with the Bestofme Symphony this week!

One of the posts presented is an excellent analysis of what makes an American "American" at The Smallest Minority.

America is still the beacon of freedom to the rest of the world. The Land of Opportunity. As such, we are held to a high standard - one we occasionally fail. When we do, those who hate us, those who fear us, and those who simply don't understand us point to those failures and declare that our leadership is illegitimate, our freedom is false and our promise of opportunity is a trick. They say we are evil.
Interestingly, Kevin wrote this six months ago. Seems prophetic, doesn't it?

Thank you, Jim!

Posted by Susie at 10:04 AM | Comments (3)

May 16, 2004

Keeping the Bonfire in business since 2003....

*opening sentence backspaced out of existance. again.*

Inspiration. n. An agency, such as a person or work of art, that moves the intellect or emotions or prompts action or invention. American Heritage Dictionary.

Muse. n. 1. A guiding spirit. 2. A source of inspiration. American Heritage Dictionary.

Yes, I'm trying to jump-start a post here, but it's not working. So, via the Cheesemistress of Quizzes (or perhaps the Quizmistress of Cheeses, it's sooooo confusing before coffee):

You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe

But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated
You're a low maintenance kind of girl... who can hang with the guys
Down to earth, easy going, and fun! Yup, that's you: the friend everyone invites.
And you're dependable too. Both for a laugh and a sympathetic ear.

What Kind Of Coffee Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

Posted by Susie at 09:57 AM | Comments (2)

May 15, 2004

Foolish consistency mines the hobgoblins

I have no idea why I seem to be under the impression that that blogosphere will fall down go boom if one day passes without my posting.

I think LeeAnn has the truth of it--I just want to see the day's date on the calender change color....

Posted by Susie at 11:09 AM | Comments (1)

May 14, 2004

Could be worse...could be raining...

My work week starts today. Happy, happy! Joy, joy!

I am actually looking forward to going in today, just to see the progress on the construction. I only had one day off this week, because Ass. Man. had something he had to do on Wednesday (I forget what it was). So, I get next Tuesday off in exchange, which means I will have a three day weekend! Whoo Hoo!!!! I'm thinking about going somewhere or doing something, since I haven't had a vacation since I started this job in March of aught three...

I think I could afford to spend one night at the Holiday Inn--one day to pack, one day to vacate, and one day to recover. Sounds about right....

A couple things I want to drawn your attention to before I forget:

Operation Smile (thanks to Bill)

J. Fielek needs a job in Virginia (thanks to Harvey for the info).

Frank is a genius at taking his rage and turning it into hilarious satire.

Now I need to go update my firewall....

Posted by Susie at 12:30 PM | Comments (0)

Told ya so!

I told you I was a CSS dummy...I had to delete the entry using the CSS script because it made my blog go wonky in IE. Thanks for the heads up, Victor!

Posted by Susie at 11:12 AM | Comments (0)

May 13, 2004

Style for Dummies

...it's like
cooking...the fewer ingredients, the less likely I am to mess up...


Until CSS is idiot-proof (that means even Bill Cimino can do it) I'm playing it safe....
Posted by Susie at 10:20 PM | Comments (2)

I'm a copy and paste kind of girl

...How often do you
blog
au natural?
Seriously...


So even though the CSS way may be less keystrokes if you're typing all that code, my way I just had to change a couple of color names....
Posted by Susie at 09:39 PM | Comments (3)

This is a test of the emergency CSS system...this is only a test....

I'm trying to play with the Barkeep's code...can't tell if it's working, though!

A day off
from work
is like
a day
when you
don't have to
work...

If it's wrong, this post may self-destruct!

Well, the lightest color needs a little tweeking, and it's a little unsettling that it doesn't show up in color and font on the preview the way the original script does...so I changed the "light" colors since they disappeared into my gray...

I think I'm done playing now.....

Posted by Susie at 09:15 PM | Comments (0)

Some times I feel like a need a lame excuse for my assignment, even when it's on time...

I have it on excellent authority that the FedEx package delivered to Evil Glenn contained one of these...

I suspect he's going to try to infiltrate the Alliance again...

Posted by Susie at 08:57 PM | Comments (0)

I thaid "No thalt! No thalt!"

Thanks to my dearest Silver Blue I have a new effect to try out....

...I wonder if anyone is reading this naked?...
Now I just have to figure out the proper color codes....and fill this space with text so that it looks right...maybe I should think these things through...or even actually have something to post... Hmmm......
Posted by Susie at 08:49 AM | Comments (15)

May 12, 2004

This calls for a Congressional Investigation

Now that the construction crew is making merry in one of my theaters, things are getting a liitle too exciting for me. Yesterday, the electrician locked me out of my projection booth.

My theater is pretty old. It was built in 1971, and it seems that over the decades many of the keys to various locks have gotten misplaced. For example, there are locks on the theater doors, the emergency exits, the room where the ice machine lives, the popcorn warmer and several of the concessions drawers that no longer have keys. The projection booth has a yale lock and door handle lock, but since we don't have a key to the handle lock, we only ever used the yale lock.

It was my understanding that the construction crew would only have a key to the front door. Wrong! It seems that the owner's secretary gave the foreman the GM's entire keyring--keys to the whole building! This means he has a key to my office, my safe, and my store rooms. [The owner wants me to count the stores of bottled water every morning to be sure that the construction workers haven't pilfered any, and yet it doesn't bother him that they have an office and safe key. Insert RCA dog head tilt here.]

Well, apparently the eletrician thought he needed to look at something in the projection booth, so the construction guys unlocked the yale lock for him. Then someone locked the door handle before pulling the door closed. Did I mention we don't have a key to the handle lock?

So I go into work yesterday, and lo and behold, I can't get into the projection booth! Auuuugh!!!!!!!! Locksmith, stat! I had him disable the handle lock while he was there.

I can't wait to see what mischief those guys have gotten up to today...

Posted by Susie at 10:01 AM | Comments (6)

May 11, 2004

Clap if you hate Michael Moore

Although there seem to be a few brain-damaged folks who take Michael Moore's distortions, delusions and fabrications as gospel, most of us recognize him for the prevaricating provocateur that he really is. That's why The Alliance wants to make a "documentary" about him, and needs all the "facts" we can supply.

Here is my contribution:

Contrary to popular opinion, Michael Moore is not the result of a eugenics experiment gone wrong. He is actually the result of a crossbreeding experiment gone wrong....

Play along! Either add your "facts" in the comments here or at the Alliance, or post at your own blog with a link to the assignment post....

Posted by Susie at 12:18 PM | Comments (20)

If it's not quite long enough to be a Round Up, is it a Round Down?

The latest Bestofme Symphony can be found here. Poor Pixy! He's so tired he forgot which blog he was supposed to post it at, and so just made a new one for it....

The Bonfire is at Swirlspice this week, but I'm going to childishly refuse to link to it because the hostess refers to the President in less than courteous terms. I could be charitable and assume she refers to Clinton as Adulterer-in-Chief, but I'm offended and not feeling charitable...

I posted some stuff at Jim's*


*yes, THE Jim

Posted by Susie at 11:45 AM | Comments (0)

May 10, 2004

The Return of the Return of the Linkmistress of Chaos

I have blogging ADD. I have written three different opening sentences so far and backspaced each one into oblivion. I just can't settle on a topic to write about!

Oops! There went another sentence!

I hope I'm not coming down with beal. That would be bad.

Well, we know what happens when Susie has too much time on her hands and nothing interesting to say: Linkmania!

The Rumsfeld Strangler returns! Yay!

Mr. Green is posting again. Remember kids, he's not a physician, he just plays one on his blog...

Pixy Misa takes time out from his busy schedule to give the Devil his due...

Nic has a Customer Service suggestion for drugstores. Amen, sister!

Harvey is all settled in at his new digs--stop by and say hello!

Ok, it must be a beal onset--I'm having trouble finding witty things to say about the posts I want to link!

Sheesh!

Posted by Susie at 11:11 AM | Comments (3)

May 09, 2004

Audience Participation Day

Have I mentioned that Windows ME sucks? Discuss.

Have any of you heard of/tried Green Mountain Coffee? Is anybody addicted?

Have you stopped by Bad Example yet to welcome Harvey to his new home?

Is anyone going to demand a recount?

Do you think Bill's going to make his 100k mark without posting pictures of his naked man boobs nipple ring cleavage?

Please format all essays using the APA style. Points will be deducted for spelling and grammar errors. No refunds without receipt.


Posted by Susie at 09:23 AM | Comments (7)

May 08, 2004

Drum roll, please...

The deliciously debauched Harvey of Bad Money is now semi-officially the delightfully depraved Harvey of Bad Example.

Same pervert, better neighborhood....

It's about freakin' time!

Posted by Susie at 01:38 AM | Comments (6)

May 07, 2004

A little whine to go with that

Last semester, all our papers and major assignments were due Thursday night; since my weekend is Wednesday and Thursday that worked out very well. This semester, all our papers are due on Sunday night, and that sucks big honking boulders since my work week starts today with a 3-midnight, continues tomorrow with a 3-midnight, and on Sunday is a lovely noon to midnight. When am I supposed to find the time to write a six page paper in the next 60 hours???? During sleeping and/or blogging time, of course. *Wimper*

Posted by Susie at 11:53 AM | Comments (5)

May 06, 2004

Evil Glenn's Test Post

WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND as long as I have, nothing surprises you any more. Well, the Black Death took a greater toll than I'd expected, but it didn't really surprise me--just made it a little harder to find peasants to grind puppies for me.

- Glenn Reynolds 3:01 AM


BLOGGING software works. Will delete these entries. Indeed.

- Glenn Reynolds 3:03 AM


[This week's Alliance Assignment is courtesy of the Wayback Machine]

Posted by Susie at 06:21 PM | Comments (1)

I have happy feet!

Whoooo Hoo!!!! Somebody needs to give Tuning Spork a medal (for starting the discussion), and make up an honorable mention for Stephen (for posing the question) and the Emperor (for rallying the troops) because, thanks to their efforts

Rachel Lucas is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks, Jennifer! (for breaking the news in the comments at Bill's....)

Posted by Susie at 04:30 PM | Comments (0)

More inane billities

Bills says

Once I was attacked by a roving gang of goats while I was sitting on a bench innocently eating a hotdog.
Read the whole thing here. And leave a comment while you're at it--the comment spam removal operation was a success, but the patient still sucks....

Posted by Susie at 04:09 PM | Comments (0)

Charity bemoans at bloviation

The much-beloved eschewed maligned Bill Cimino of Bloviating Inanities (formerly the Reverend Bill of the much-missed Church of Inanities) has finally settled on a goal for his life: he wants 10k hits by the end of the month. This is so he can reach his even larger goal of 100k on the site meter.

Since the Church is no more, your visits can no longer be considered tax deductible, but stopping by there will still be an act of charity....or maybe it's a corporal work of mercy (visiting the sick)...either way, you'll get your minimum daily requirement of nothing.

And nothing's as important as something in the blogosphere!

Posted by Susie at 10:41 AM | Comments (5)

Thought for the day

If I were married, we would have to have his-and-hers coffee makers. That's assuming he drank coffee. If he didn't he would have to at least drink beer, or the wedding's off.

Posted by Susie at 10:25 AM | Comments (3)

Laughing myself sick

A Sing-a-long, courtesy of GEBIV of There's One, Only!

(To the tune of ‘He’s a Lumberjack’ by Monty Python)

He’s a Liberal and he’s OK
He taxes at night and spends all day

He hugs the trees,
He eats his lunch.
He went to Vietnam;
He spent his wife’s money
And then he had Botox.

He’s a Liberal and he’s OK
He taxes at night and spends all day

He hugs the trees
He skips and jumps
He likes to press wild flowers
He supports gay marriage
And performs them in bars

He’s a Liberal and he’s OK
He taxes at night and spends all day

He hugs the trees
He wears Ray Bans,
Gucci and Armani.
If he runs out of money,
He’ll marry Donald Trump.

Posted by Susie at 12:17 AM | Comments (0)

May 05, 2004

Insert Title Later

Time to vent! The owner has some remodeling planned for the theater. Yesterday his secretary called me to tell me I needed to go into the theater at 9am this morning to let in a carpenter to look around. Yes, today is my day off. Yes, I don't get home from work 'til around midnight, and to sleep around two am. Yes, I would have to get up early to let this guy in. But, I'm the manager. That's one of the downsides of all that power--responsibility comes with it. So I get up at 8am, manage to make coffee without killing myself, and I get a message--the carpenter won't be there until 10.

I have an appointment at 10.

Luckily, it's not a doctor, or lawyer, or cable repairman--one that would take me weeks to reschedule. But what if it was? I can't not make appointments for my day off just because I might be needed to do something for work.

Someone is going to get the sharp edge of my tongue today. (And NO, Harvey, that's NOT dirty!)

Posted by Susie at 09:10 AM | Comments (4)

May 04, 2004

Ends at Odds

I should have known there was a full moon--our ice making machine died. With the new faucet for the mop room, that makes two break-downs. I'm hoping the fact that the roof was leaking again from the rain we had over the weekend completes the trilogy, but I'm not holding my breath....
(Repeat after me: Dear God, don't let the next one be a projector!)

The Bestofme Symphony is up for your reading enjoyment at goldie's. I submitted my beal post, which is rather appropriate since I seem to have school-related beal--I am avoiding my homework already, and it's only the second week of classes!

Why, I wonder, can't they make text books that are interesting? Would that be an oxymoron or something? I shudder to think of the torture this current text must be to someone who doesn't enjoy reading. It's as if the authors went to the Henry James School of Sentence Construction with graduate work at the William F. Buckley Vocabulary-Building Academy. Every sentence is an exercise in convoluted structure enhanced by obfuscatory jargon. I managed to slog through the first chapter and have absolutely no recollection of what I read (yet I can recount the plots and high points of the other four books I've read this week). I forsee a long semester....

Posted by Susie at 10:49 AM | Comments (7)

May 03, 2004

They're not bad, they're just drawn that way

In my wanderings I can upon this statement:

The killings of the Fallujah Four, I think, were retribution for something that hasn't come to light yet.

Oh.My.God. Could there be a better example of the left's tendency to attribute the noblest of motives to everyone except the right? That evil is not really evil, just a reasonable response to provocation? (The poor Palestinians! The nasty Zionionists forced them to blow up all those school children!) That who commits an atrocity defines whether it is actually atrocious? (Baathists=misunderstood freedom fighers!)

I feel sick.

Live Journal<John of Argghhh!<Little Miss Attila

Posted by Susie at 11:35 AM | Comments (6)

This is all I can come up with after a twelve hour workday...

The King of the Blogs first round results are in! Go here to see who will challenge Walloworld for the crown!

Why isn't there a CEO Barbie? A Litigator Barbie? An Oceanographer Barbie? I remember seeing a Stewardess Barbie once, but never an Archaeologist Barbie...

This is the concession sign at my theater. concessions1.jpg
Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? (When's the boss is away, the kids will play...)

The "D" from Milk Duds was moved over to the first column to create "Mike & Dikes".

16-year-old-boy humor....
Yes, I made them change it back.

Posted by Susie at 12:29 AM | Comments (6)

May 02, 2004

Murphy deserves to be disbarred

It's been pretty quiet at the theater lately, what with the nice weather and all, but the last few days have been chilly and drizzly, giving business a nice bump. So of course, the plumbing acts up. On Saturday. Naturally.

Why can't the faucet in the mop room (conveniently located in the haunted west men's room) wait until Tuesday to refuse to turn off? Because plumbers don't charge overtime on Tuesday, Silly!

Posted by Susie at 10:30 AM | Comments (3)

May 01, 2004

Lame Post # 72

Here it is May 1st already...time flies when you have nothing of significance to say. Of course, it IS the weekend, so most likely no one will be reading this anyway, so I can just natter on about nothing.
Except I don't even appear to have nothing.
I got nothin', folks!
Dang! I hate it when I sound like Bill!

Posted by Susie at 10:37 AM | Comments (5)