May 03, 2008

Drive on, nothing to see here...

My brother has some advice for drivers. I suspect he has been stuck behind one too many snails on the road...

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June 19, 2007

I need these on posters and tee shirts...

From Harvey to Blackfive to Military Motivator....I just had to share what I found on that trip....


problem solving.jpg

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September 29, 2005

Smelling the coffee...

Read this.

Bad Example > > brain terminal

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August 22, 2005

Our dichotomy opens the combat

If you need a good laugh to start your day, check out this post over at RHOG. Make sure you follow the link to the Star Wars Episode III screen shots with re-translated subtitles.

That reminds me of a story I read in college. Some folks were trying to develop a computer program that would translate English and Russian. They figured the best way to test its accuracy was to translate a phrase, then feed in the result to be translated back. They entered the English quote "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." Then they took the resulting Russian phrase and fed it back in to be translated into English. The computer spit out: "the wine is ok, but the meat has gone bad."

I wonder if that experiment resulted in Babelfish....

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August 21, 2005

Minimalism. It can save time. Heh.


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August 09, 2005

Fly! Be Free!

The Bonfire is crackling at WunderKraut, and the Best of Me Symphony is harmonizing over at the Owner's Maunal....

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July 29, 2005

Avast, Maties!

The Carnival Of Comedy is up at Right Hand of God. It's particularly piratical this week....

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July 11, 2005

Why do bloggers always send readers to other people's posts?

If you're looking for something interesting to read (wait! am I implying that I have nothing interesting to read? hmmm....) you can head on over to the Best of Me Symphony. Ordinarily I also link to the Karnival of Kidz, but I seem to have been blackballed this week...who knew there was a maximum-allowed-cuteness limit that apparently this picture exceeded?

If roundups aren't your thing, you can stop by Jennifer's and help her odometer turn over, or visit the Cheesemistress for insightful commentary on current events. As a last resort, there's Harvey (who is in the running for the Blogger's Academy Humanitarian Award for helping new bloggers--most of whom he has spawned himself) the host of this week's New Blog Showcase....

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May 10, 2005

Will it make me go blind?

Bonfire of the Vanities.
BestofMe Symphony.
Karnival of Kids.

What do these three have in common? Why, I have entries in all of them, of course! This makes me essentially a self-linker. I now must go check to see if I have hair growing on my knuckles...

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March 31, 2005

My subtle way of saying "Go Away!"

I think it's time to remind everyone that the Great and Powerful Pixy Misa is a Cool Dude.

Thanks to GEBIV I found an idea whose (which's?) time has come.

Paul "shares" as only he can.

Victor bike-blogs.

Apparently there was a blog-meet in Chicago and no one invited me. I'll get you, my pretties.....

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January 24, 2005

Disclosure of Non-G(enerally) A(ccepted) A(ccounting) P(rinciples) Accounting Principles

The List has only been out two days, and already controversy swirls about. Charges of kickbacks, fraud and pandering to special interest groups abound. Dude. Sweet!

In the interests of assuaging bruised egos, it should be noted that the "favorite" twenty includes several that were included merely out of pity* rather than because they sent bribes I read them regularly. Of course, that meant I had to skip a few of the bigger blogging names [you know who you are] to toss those fellows a bone.

Next quarter I think I'll compose the list based less on who posts the most beefcake pictures for me how often I visit checking for fresh content and more on which blogs I actually enjoy reading...

*#13 and #20 are rather obvious, I'm afraid. But I bet you're surprised that #15 and #18 are pity links as well.

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January 23, 2005

Day of Restlessness

Linky Love for the Snubbed! Not that they were really snubbed, just that I didn't have time to do a Top 40 rather than Top 20 reading list. So, in support of the thesis that the squeaky wheel gets the oil:

Hold the Stephen and
Who Cares? Roger

Now I must go out into the elements and wend my way to the salt mines.

One nice thing about working at the salt mines---we miners get all we can eat at no charge. Too bad the water is $2 a bottle.....

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January 22, 2005

Stolen Meme

Via the Frankenmeister, I am stealing John Hawkins' idea of posting my top favorite blogs of the last three months. (Hey, I'm desperate for content! Pretend you care!)

Honorable Mention:
Matty O'Blackfive
Blathering Bob
Ramblings' Michael

20 Little Green Footballs
19 Ace of Spades HQ
18 INDC Journal
17 Llama Butchers
16 My Pet Jawa
15 Powerline
14 Rathergate
13 Evil "Instapundit" Glenn
12 Read My Tiger
11 Publius & Victor
10 Bloviating Bill
9 Sanity's Paul
8 Munuivana
7 Snooze Button Jim
6 History & Stuff's Jennifer
5 The Cheese Stands LeeAnn
4 Rocket Ted
3 Frank the Merciless
2 Ambient Pixy
1 Bad Harvey

I've tossed in a little gratitious linky-love for my true favs....

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November 20, 2004

I hope the ping goes through...

I tried to post this comment at Paul's, but his blacklist told me that my comment was denied for questionable content. There was this message at the bottom: "Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at plugins/Blacklist/lib/Blacklist/ line 44." God (and maybe Pixy Misa) knows what that means!

Anyway, here's my comment, Paul:

Unless it is blood from that jaywalker you ran over, there are only a limited number of substances that could be leaking from your car. Do you have a gallon of milk in the trunk? Sometimes those have factory defects that cause leakage. Is it an older car that has rusted through the undercarriage? Maybe the half-caf Mocha Grande Latte you spilled soaked through the carpet and is dripping through the hole.
Hope I helped....

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November 18, 2004

Try it, kids! Fun for the whole family!

Wandering the blogosphere on my morning coffeeing-up reading rounds I happened upon the Canard-o-matic (possibly via the PuppyBlender).

Gotta watch out for that amyl nitrate mixed with crack cocaine on top of's a killer!

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November 05, 2004

Deep Thoughts, inspired by Pixy Misa

In case you missed them, the always insightful (and occasionally inciteful!) Pixy Misa has some ruminations on the the recent elections in Australia and America.

Speaking as one of the uneducated, unwashed masses (wait! I thought that was Michael Moore!) who voted for the President, I feel honored--honored, I say!-- to be insulted by Jane Smiley. Of course, the whole Slate "dialogue" misses the point. Ameicans don't hate Democrats. Americans hate socialists and commies, and the Democratic Party just happens to be where they're hiding these days.

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October 06, 2004

If it's Wednesday, this must be 50¢ day

There must be a lot of self-delusion on the left. They seem to think they are the defenders of free speech, and yet their followers vandalize the property and campaign signs of Republicans, and shoot out the windows of Republican campaign headquarters (via the Puppyblender and Michelle Malkin).

Bill Whittle, as usual, is awesome. I'll try not to hold against him the fact he voted for Mondale.

So far, my poll is 20 to 4 in agreement with the married-gays-with-guns statement. Sorry I forgot to include an option for Libertarian/Independent/Communist/Other party affiliations...

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September 02, 2004

Don't click the link....

...unless you love satire.

Who says the liberals just don't get it? Larry does!

Massive drink alert in effect!

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August 31, 2004

Keeping up with the neighbors....

The lovely and talented Jim of Snoozebutton Dreams has been downsized--how about stopping by his site and making his tip jar jingle?

The BestofMe Symphony has a tasty Blackadder theme. I love Blackadder!

This week's Bonfire has a retro look--it's all about the '80s!

Harvey has disemboweled his computer and posted a picture for all to see--I think he's been spending too much time around Evil Glenn...

There is Fresh Cheese!!!

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August 14, 2004

Link to the burning issue of the day: Fear and Loathing in New Jersey

Well, the person I usually steal ideas from isn't posting. I hate it when that happens! So I will just have to link to the timeless wisdom of Mr. Green. You all should be reading him anyway!

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August 08, 2004

Good stuff you may have missed

I haven't done a ping storm in a long time, so I'm out of practice, but here are some pointers to a few interesting posts I've stumbled across...

A wonderful and witty point from John over at Conservative English Major, regarding the tendency of liberals to sue whenever a ballot issue doesn't turn out the way they want it to:

If liberals controlled America, there would obviously be no need for elections, since they would already know how voters SHOULD vote, and since voters have proven to be so dumb as to actually vote for conservative measures occasionally .........
Read the whole thing!

Over at My War--Fear and Loathing in Iraq, there are too many great posts to just link one. Stop by and read this post, at least. Things are a lot different that they tell you on CNN....

The Gray Monk is participating in an experiment, and so the rest of this post is my contribution to scientifical advancement....If you are feeling scientifical today, you can play too!

Testing Meme Propagation In Blogspace: Add Your Blog

This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs (and aggregation sites) are most influential in the propagation of memes. The dataset from this experiment will be public, and can be located via Google (or Technorati) by doing a search for the GUID for this meme (below).

Please join the test by adding your blog (see instructions, below) and inviting your friends to participate—the more the better. The data from this test will be public and open; others may use it to visualize and study the connectedness of blogspace and the propagation of memes across blogs.

The GUID for this experiment is:


The above GUID enables anyone to easily search Google or other search engines for all blogs that participate in this experiment, once they have indexed the sites that participate, which may take several days or weeks. To locate the full data set, just search for any sites that contain this GUID.

Anyone is free to analyze the data of this experiment. Please publicize your analysis of the data, and/or any comments by adding comments onto the original post (see URL above). (Note: it would be interesting to see a geographic map or a temporal animation, as well as a social network map of the propagation of this meme.)


To add your blog to this experiment, copy this entire posting to your blog, and then answer the questions below, substituting your own information, below, where appropriate. Other than answering the questions below, please do not alter the information, layout or format of this post in order to preserve the integrity of the data in this experiment (this will make it easier for searchers and automated bots to find and analyze the results later).

REQUIRED FIELDS (Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers)

(1) I found this experiment at URL:

(2) I found it via “Newsreader Software” or “Browsing the Web” or “Searching the Web” or “An E-Mail Message”: Browsing the Web

(3) I posted this experiment at URL:

(4) I posted this on date (day/month/year): 08/08/04

(5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 13:51

(6) My posting location is (city, state, country): (city), Indiana, USA


(7) My blog is hosted by:

(8) My age is: over two decades past the legal drinking age

(9) My gender is: Female

(10) My occupation is: Movie Theater Manager

(11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: What's "RSS/Atom reader software"?

(12) I use the following software to post to my blog: MovableType

(13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 25/04/2003

(14) My web browser is: Mozilla

(15) My operating systems are: Windows ME

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June 13, 2004

The media have no agenda!

I have to leave for work in 15 minutes, but I just had to point out this post of Blackjack's--the U.N. admitted Iraq had WMDs at the time of our invasion. Huh. Wonder why it's not all over the CBS evening news?

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June 06, 2004

I also hate liver and onions

Stupid Blogger. Blackjack is writing great stuff, but bogsplot's "comments" won't let me stalk him congratulate him on his insight and praise his articulate prose. I hate them. I hate them very much.

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June 02, 2004

A Picture's worth...

notGeorge Tiger has done a fantastic job with this week's Carnival of the Vanities. It may take me until the next one to read all that's on offer, but it will be worth it...

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May 22, 2004

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 19, 2004

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....

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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!

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May 11, 2004

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

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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!


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April 16, 2004

All coffeed up and nothing to blog...

From Tiffany, Page 23, sentence 5: "Finally, all HR systems, including staffing, training, reward, and performance management, must support the speed-management philosophy."
Hey, my text was the closest book to the computer....

King of the Blogs grades:

#1 Walloworld: Best. Challenge. Answer. Ever!
#2 DGCI: Moderately creative
#3 Debra Galant: cute photoshop, but a non-answer

Overall Blog:
#1 Walloworld--still good after all these weeks
#1 DGCI--great reading
#3 Debra Galant--not my cup of tea

Well, now IE's gone batty on me and I lost the rest of this post! Thank goodness for my "save early, save often" philosophy! (I compose in IE because of the spell check, you see).

I think I had mumbled something about it being the start of my work week...ah, well--guess we'll go to press without whatever it was....

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April 15, 2004

Anybody Else Wanna Negotiate?

While reading this week's Alliance homework assignments I came across a few interesting items. Over at Johnalism there's a great post called "The Idiot's Approach to Online Debate" (April 14th). Excerpt:

So let's say that yesterday it was sunny for the majority of the daylight hours but it rained for one of them. Therefore, I make a statement like this:

Me: It was sunny most of the day yesterday.

Other person: Oh yeah, real sunny...that's why it rained from 4 to 5.

Me: I said it was sunny *most* of the day, not all day. Quite a difference when you look at what I really said.

Other person: You are backpedaling.

We see a lot of this kind of thing when people are arguing an emotional rather than intellectual positon. Of course, the most common emotional position these days is "We hate Bush," although you occasionally get this discussing abortion, gay marriage, gun control and a few other "hot button" topics.

Taron at ISDL has a brief look at the State Religion of Indiana; the punishment for heretics is terrifying....

Chachi over at The JG Spot tells us How Bush Could Have Prevented the 9/11 Attacks. I wish he had permalinks! It's the second April 12th entry...

Here's my compilation of the Top Ten Taglines for Air America from the Alliance of Free Blogs:

10 Air America: Actors With Faces For Radio
9 Air America: Where washed up comedians get a second chance.
8 Air America: We think Al Franken is funny, I swear.
7 Air America: The Few. The Proud. The Totally Insane.
6 Air America! We must be smart! We have the hip little smart person glasses!
5 Air America: Like Air Jordan...but less sporty.
4 "Air America: Goofy looking, yet unprofessional."
3 Think of us as the audio version of the Democratic Underground.
2 Almost as unbiased as Dan Rather.
and the #1 tagline : Air America: Did We Mention We Hate Bush?

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April 07, 2004


I read this post, which reminded me of this post, and while I was looking for it I stumbled across this post, which reminded me of this post, where there are some comments that made me think of this post.

I'd elaborate, but between work and school I'm beat. Plus I just found out I was mistaken on the due date for my Final Paper--it's due tomorrow, not Friday as I thought. Drat.

But first, a nap....

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April 02, 2004

Any port in a teacup

As many of you probably know, Harvey spent some time in the Navy. That's why I thought of him when I read this at Frank's

Every so often, yell "Emergency Deep", run into the kitchen, and sweep all pots/pans/dishes off of the counter onto the floor. Then, yell at your wife for not having the place "stowed for sea".

Put on the headphones from your stereo (don't plug them in). Go and stand in front of your stove. Say (to nobody in particular) "Stove manned and ready". Stand there for 3 or 4 hours. Say (once again to nobody in particular) "Stove secured". Roll up the headphone cord and put them away.

Ok, Harvey wasn't on a submarine, but still, he WAS a sailor, which is why he's never surprised when a new blog child shows up on his doorstep...

Everyone please welcome Harvey's latest indiscretion protégé, Johnny-Oh.

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March 31, 2004

This one's for Ted

I always look forward to and enjoy reading Ted's Air Force Blue posts. Ted, I think you'll enjoy this post at Frank's. Make sure you read the comments...

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March 24, 2004

What's in a name?

I've been catching up with my blog reading. I am way behind here, between work and school and life and the Bestofme Symphony (which, by the way, is at Rocket Jones next week, so send Ted your links early, mmmkay? He needs to know how much pizza to order to feed everybody...)

Aside to ozguru--just pick an old post of yours or somebody else's that you liked and email the link to's no screening process (but no prizes, neither!) I recommend you submit this one....

Anyway, there's tons of stuff out there about the various "Peace Protests" last weekend, and a lot of bloggers are talking about each other, as usual. There are the usual quizzes, of course. And the Bonfire.

So there's lots of good stuff for you all to read...shoo! I'm done.

Oh, except to tell Bill to get WindRider to change Tiger's link to Read My Lips at protect notGeorge from the Puritan Gestapo....

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March 05, 2004

Monday Morning Blues....

I seem to have a touch of the Beal again, Dear Readers--and what's worse, comment Beal as well. I've read wonderful and entertaining posts at Tiger's, Blackfive's, Teresa's, Tiffany's, Silver Blue's, Bill's, LeeAnn's, Tom's, Jennifer's, Bob's, and several more that my fast approaching senility won't allow me to recall, and I think I left a total of two three comments. Sigh. Guess link-love will have to suffice...

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March 02, 2004

How to flog a dead horse

Today's loudest laugh (sorry, Frank!) was found at Random Fate

sample: "6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired."

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February 23, 2004

It's not ice cream on Tuesdays but...

Bill over at Walloworld points out that images have power. Whether it's good or bad really depends on what you fear the most...

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February 11, 2004

Cruelty to Cats and Other Creatures

Ah, Frank-- you've done it again...made me laugh out loud so suddenly and without warning that my poor kitty jumped and fled the room. Know Thy Enemy: John Kerry proves that Frank does, indeed, hate cats.

UPDATE: Blackfive is responsible for another cat-startling incident with this picture...

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February 10, 2004

Rinse. Repeat.

In my wanderings I discovered this gem. Are the Democrats the twenty-first century version of the National Socialist Party? Read it, then you make the call...

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February 08, 2004

Those who can, sleep; those who can't, blog

Over at Hold the Mayo, Stephen has a Presidential campaign platform that's the most sensible thing I've heard since President Reagan held office. New political party, anyone? the No-mayos, perhaps?

My Latin's a little rusty...does this mean annika's getting some?

Tiger took his navel on the road...I've heard about those cafes with internet access, but I've never seen one...

Looks like the New Blog Showcase is still on hold. That info is a P.S. on a post discussing whether the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews was the evilest evil ever. Nobody has brought up the 5 million non-Jews that were also Hitler's victims. The crippled, the mentally ill, Catholics, Poles, gypsies and homosexuals were all rounded up and killed. I would say that the methodical excision of 11 million people who were considered societal misfits is uniquely the evilest evil ever--so far...

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February 04, 2004

Wednesday Wanderings

The CoV is up at A Perfectly Cromulant Blog; it may take me a few days to get through everything....
This post, at Dissecting Leftism, which disputes the euro-myth that Americans are stupid, was extremely uplifting, since some days I am tempted to fall for the leftist propaganda that the whole world hates us. It kind of choked me up to read about our good points from a non-American's perspective.

So the New Blog Showcase had its week's vacation and should be back--except the same entries as two weeks ago are still up. Hmmm....

Frank is on a roll...from Top Ten Ways the Democrats Can Ensure Victory in the Presidential Election:

4. Texas has a large number of electoral votes certain to go to Bush. As Janet Reno demonstrated, it's quite flammable, and "accidents" happen.

He also has a new Know Thy Enemy--The Democratic Underground. Make sure all beverages are locked down far from your monitor and keyboard...

Tiger mistakenly wandered into a meeting for Democrats instead of Republicans, but missed an opportunity to report on infiltrating the enemy...I guess he was too tired from waiting for a phone call all day...

WindRider (who has now reduced the suckiness at Bloviating Inanities to well below the 50% mark) posts a link to an exclusive video of Paul dealing with an annoying co-worker.

Speaking of Paul, I think I'll get him to help me with my HR homework, especially the paper on sexual harrassment...

Harvey learned the hard way--beer matters.

Drink alert.

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February 02, 2004

Hogging the Ground (coffee) Day

I'm having one of those mornings where, despite sufficient sleep, the coffee is making no inroads on its chore of brain re-animation. Please God, don't let me be coming down with another cold...

So, to 'splain my last post: Saturday night when I came out of work my car doors were frozen shut. This is not an unusual occurance, actually, as the rust marks along the door where the screwdriver I use as a prybar has scratched off the paint will attest. Unfortunately, the locks were also frozen. I eventually managed to get the passenger door unlocked and pried open, and had to climb over the shift console to drive home, praying the whole time I didn't get involved in a firey crash that required a fast egress...
I'm too old to be climbing over gearshifts in full winter regalia.

This week's Bestofme is at unbillable hours, and has a very funny legal theme. LeeAnn, maybe Tiger will give us a group discount!

Tim's back! Yay!

Poor Frank's having tv troubles! At least that didn't stop him from posting a (insert appropriate superlative here once coffee has vocabulary function operational again) new In My World hosted by Quibbles and Bits.

A note to Mr. Hypothetical--perhaps in Minx the "delete entry" button could be placed somewhere that pre-sufficient-coffee-intake bloggers won't accidently click it while aiming for the "save" button?

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January 30, 2004

This caprice is not a chevy

Thanks to Dana I had a much-needed post-work laugh. It's here. (Her fisking was good, too--but I love the muppets....)

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Frank humor

Anyone remember Frank? That really funny blogger who authors IMAO? I used to read him every day until he went off the Idaho or somewhere apparently without internet access for two weeks. So I got out of the habit of reading his site daily while he was gone, which is why I missed this In My World. Apparently a few readers were offended, but we Catholics know God must have a sense of humor or he would have smote us long ago. There's a follow up today.

"Fix my dog!" Rumsfeld commanded, shaking his fist at God.

"He is kinda wacky happy," spoketh the Lord, looking over Chomps.

"Your son wussified him!" Rumsfeld yelled.

"Yeah," stated God, Almighty, "He's always been a love and peace type. Me, I like the occasional smiting of the unbelievers. Haven't got to do that in a while, though." He turned to Chomps. "Hey, boy. Want to do some role-playing?" God pointed to a nearby loveseat. "Let's say that's a heathen. What do we do to heathens?"

Now if we can just get Frank to see that this Goldberg thing isn't funny...

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January 28, 2004

Swallow before Clicking

I just read a very amusing post, Trial Lawyer's Prayer, that was not written by my dear Tiger.

And so, Lord, if we aren't able to settle the case in the morning, and if the Judge doesn't cancel the trial so that he can go fishing, which, as you know, he loves to do, and perhaps should be omnisciently compelled to do tomorrow, then I will stand before the jury and in my loudest voice, demand that they return a verdict of $7 million.

This means there are two funny lawyers in the world...

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January 23, 2004

Blogroll Maintainance and other remarks

Oh, joy...the start of another work week.

My head cold is finally winding down, but it has moved into my ear area so that everything sounds muffled to me...between being sick, the arctic temperatures and my natural indolence I would really love to chuck my job and hybernate 'til Spring. Of course, then I would have no True Theater Horror Stories to entertain my Gentle Readers anynore, so that might be a bad thing.

I've added a few new folks to the blogroll. You meet the most interesting people in the comments. Over at Serenity's I met Natasha, who led me to George, who led me to doc Russia. Of course, I had seen all their names in Misha's comments at one time or another, but never went to visit their blogs until the other day. I re-added Two Nervous Dogs, who seems to be back up and running again after (apparently) moving. Also say "howdy" to S., whom I found lurking in my comments, and enjoyed my visit to his blog.

Next up--a new Alliance assignment, if I can think of anything even vaguely amusing....

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January 21, 2004

The Long Over-Due Ping Tsunami of Chaos

Thanks to the efforts of Pixy, working on intel received from Rob (who recently hosted a Susieless Bestofme Symphony because I neglected to find the time to prowl my old blog entries to see if there was anything I could stand to read again), there are now little scripty buttons on my Mozilla browser display of the MT composition page! Yay! [Don't fret about it, Trey! If you don't get it, your life will probably be a lot easily in the long run without having to worry about the whole browser compatibility thing....]

Hopefully this means that The Linkmistress of Chaos is back....let's find out, shall we?

Harvey, fellow King of the Blogs judge, currency freak and pervert extrodinaire, has been in a posting frenzy! If you need a chuckle, head over to Bad Money.
Tiger seems to be having computer "issues" too. If any of my geek friends can help him out with the squirrel thing, I'm sure he'd be grateful.
SilverBlue still has the best pictures!
Tiffany has moved! I crawled into my template to change her url, now you all do the same! And thanks to Jen, I found out that Jon has finally fled bogsplot, so you might as well update his listing while you're at it.
LeeAnn once again makes me laugh out loud.
Trey has a great idea for a new wireless phone ring tone...this picture CD has posted will help you envision the exact sound.
Victor has been having browser/blogging "issues", too.
My beloved Pixy Misa has a hilarious take on the Dean squeal speech. I'm just happy we Americans provide such political entertainment value for our friends down under!
There's a new Bonfire in town and I'm linking it even though I'm not in it! (not that I had nothing worthy of the flames, just that I didn't get to it this week. Maybe they'll let me send in two posts to the next one.....)
Feste makes a great point about politicians and military service.
I may disagree with my pal Nor bizness when it comes to politics, but he can still make me laugh!

8. There’s a recurring Beltway legend which says that if you mention a program (No Child Left Behind) enough times, it will find some actual funding under its pillow upon the next full moon.

If you haven't checked him out since he moved off of bogsplot, now would be a good time and this would be a good post to chuckle at.

Well--I made it for two-and-a-half hours of blogging and browsing before locking up, and only lost one sentence of this post, so I'd say we're doing pretty well! I'll save those lost pings for the next time....

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January 18, 2004


I live out on a farm twenty miles away from the nearest police station and a mile and half from my neighbor. The country used to be a place where you could leave your doors unlocked and your car in the driveway with the keys in the ignition overnight. Not any more.

By now everyone probably knows that I think there are too many blogs with too much good writing to keep up with them all. That's why I'll understand if you may have missed the above post by James over at VRWC. However, now that I've pointed it out to you, you have no excuse--so go read "Packing Heat" immediately...

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January 17, 2004

Poetry over Politics

A paucity of posts at the Showcase again...only four political entries and one non-political one. One of the political entries, as Harvey pointed out, is enviro-hysteria. Another is a variant of last week's "You only disagree with liberals because you're stupid" theme. This one is from an Alliance member, although he has a better post (All the King's horses) he didn't enter. The remaining political entry was an interesting read, although several of the links either wouldn't load or were to subscription-only sites.
So, I think I will cast my vote this week for the non-political entry from Ivy was here: Crows and ravens was yesterday's theme. I haven't argued the meaning of a poem with anyone since my undergrad days, but I remember it well...

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January 15, 2004

Susie's Directive #14

Everybody go visit Ith. She's trying to break 50K visitors before her two year anniversay and we all need to help out.

Here she talks about Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pirates of the Carribean all in one post. Now that's talent!

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January 09, 2004

A Quickie

I have to be quick because I'm not supposed to keep my computer turned on very long since without a fan it'll implode or melt or something. I found one more entry at the New Blog showcase that I found interesting Moveon hasn't earned the right to be angry. Unfortunately it's on bogsplot, and with the permalink problem it's a little difficult to find. However, if you scroll down a bit to the first entry for January 8th (which means it's on the bottom, just before Jan 7th) you should find it. It starts out "Must read for today:..."

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January 08, 2004

Recommended reading

The delightful and charming Josh over at Quibbles and Bits has another suspenseful and twisted tale for your enjoyment. I suspect he read too much Poe as a child...

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January 07, 2004

Wednesday means Prince spaghetti New Blog Showcase day

I don't know if the blogger is a liberal or a conservative, a republican or a democrat, but this entry at the New Blog Showcase made me laugh out loud. Some of the titles of other recent entries at Flummery include "Bill O'Reilly Wins Debate with Brick Wall", "Hitler Offended at Bush Comparison Ad" and "Sean Hannity Replaced by Tape Saying "Liberals Suck" Over and Over, No One Notices". Bookmark. Blogroll. Take more cough suppressant....

Looking at Flummery's blogroll, I think I have stumbled across the Democrat version of Frank J--which is probably the highest compliment I can give....

The only other Showcase entry so far is "You're Stupid," on the same subject as my 666th MT post.

Since these posts both have to do with something that's been on my mind lately, I thought I would expound on a topic near and dear to my heart--the difference between Republicans and Democrats.

This is something my dad explained to me when I was a young'un, and it's pretty simple:
Democrats want to consolidate power at the federal level. Republicans believe important issues should be decided at state level or below.

That's it. That's the real difference, and that's where all the strife arises, between the people who want Uncle Sam to control their lives, and people who want to control their own lives.

Yes, it's simplistic, but it is the core difference. The closer the government that's making the rules, the more accountable they are. And it's one of the reasons Republicans get so riled up over "judges legislating from the bench"--particularly Supreme Court justices who impose their opinion on the whole country. See it's one thing if the people of California decide that everyone must wear puce on Tuesdays. That's their right. It's another whole critter if the Big Nine get in on the act and say what's good for California is required for everybody, and we all have to wear puce on Tuesday, whether we like it or not. That's particularly annoying if we in Indiana had already outlawed the color puce, because it clashes with IU's colors...

So, if any of my readers happen to be Democrats, think about it--do you really want to have to wear puce on Tuesday just because they do in California?

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More information than you probably need....

The Carnival of the Vanities is up and there are many good posts to read. My favorite was actually the non-link--

Gary Cruse offers no link, but does provide an interesting observation on this Independent article...

"We are going to have to re-evaluate the listenership of Radio 4. I would have expected this result if there had been a poll in The Sun. Do we really want a law that says you can slaughter anyone who climbs in your window?" --Stephen Pound

To which, Mr. Cruse replies: "MP Mr Pound has stumbled onto Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwean Solution. Rather than change the law, replace the electorate."

I laughed so hard I started coughing (lingering remnants of the recent illness) and coughed so hard I wet myself...
I guess that makes Gary's remark wet-your-pants-funny...

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January 03, 2004

And another thing...

How's this for lazy posting? A copy and paste of my post at Alliance HQ:

...yep! New Blog Showcase voting reminder!!! I was going to let it slide this week, since last week's vote for Banning Smokers carried over, but my blog buddy Harvey gave me a gentle nudge (where it was needed most, I might add) and I stopped by to look at the candidates. Thanks, Harv! I found a lovely rant called "So Your Heroes Have Always Been ... Serial Killers?" at The Surly Guy. How can I not cast a vote for a man who knows that The Big Lebowski is "Best. Movie. Ever."?

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December 18, 2003

A kitten amongst the sparrows

Because it's Wednesday (or was, just a bit ago) I stopped over at the New Blog Showcase to check out this week's offerings to the Gods of Suck (oh, wait--that's Bonfire of the Vanities, my bad)--er, this week's entrants, and there are only four so far. Interestingly enough, all three entries in the political category are newbie Alliance members (the ink's still wet on the loyalty oath for two of them!).

First up we have the adorable (gives Daniel a run for his money in the cutie-pie department) Dan K O'Leary with Bush, Saddam and Howard Dean. Apparently the mention of the Amazing Howard in the title caused an influx of lefties, two of whom left comments attempting to edjumicate poor Dan...
[Update: Dan fires back! Nice barrage!]

Next is Justin with The Politics of the Lord of the Rings. This was a very good post! Nice job, Justin!

The third is Son Shade's entry, not a political entry at all, and overloaded with language that makes the Emperor look mealy-mouthed...I really didn't "get" this post, except as an illustration that taking drugs makes you stupid, and blogging about it makes you look even stupider. I suspect this post will appeal strongly to the hippies of the LoL and PC Coalition (Muhahaha...). However, because I think Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is one of the funniest movies ever made (and because he joined the Alliance) I gave him a pity link....

Aside: As you may recall, one of the leading vote-getters in last week's Showcase was disqualified for not linking to three other posts. I suspect that, because of the way their blogs are set up, both Dan and Son Shade are going to have problems with their votes registering. I recommend to both of these two that they post their New Blog Showcase votes in their blogroll to make sure they get counted...

Update: There is now a political entry from the PC Coalition! I'll let you find "In Praise of Taxes" on your own...

Update part deux: Another political entry Howard Dean's Point. You must read this, even if you only look at the pictures! The man looks like he could really use some ex-lax....

I couldn't easily find the post in the non-political category, the permalinks being bogsplotted, but the blub was pretty long. It was kind of boring...

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December 12, 2003

Apropos of not much

There seems to be a common misconception that the 12 Days of Christmas lead up to Christmas. Actually, December 26th is the First Day of Christmas, and the 12th Day of Christmas is January 6th, the Feast of the Three Kings.

Jim's begging for soliciting entries for the next Bestofme Symphony. If you can't find an old post of your own that you like, dig around in a friend's archives (that's what I did...)

LeeAnn's interview is up at Jen's! Hurray!

One meets the best people in the comments! I'm going to blogroll Robert as soon as I finish this post and wiggle into my template-spelunking gear...


Gotta love Bill. Even when he's got something, he's got nothing:

Well, that was me blogging about Tiger blogging about Buzz blogging about toilet paper. I hope you've enjoyed it. Stay tuned for my next post where Alice interviews my penis about the current economic "growth" and other sexual innuendos.

Tiger, founder of USURP, asks that all members link to this post.

The Bartender needs suggestive dirty adult-oriented posts for this week's Tales from the Champagne Room... Help him out, folks--I'm getting tired of seeing 40 posts from Harvey every week....

As a reminder, this is my Monday and I have an adventure-filled workweekend ahead. Pray for me. Thanks.

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December 11, 2003

More good stuff...

...over at the New Blog Showcase today! First recommendation is "The Iraq war will be a success" at anti anti-war, and the next is Iraq contracts at Locke, or Demosthenes?. The latter doesn't seem to have permalinks, so it's the December 11th post.

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December 10, 2003

More New Blog Showcase votes and other stuff that fell out of my head and onto the keyboard

Thanks to the hunky scrumptious brilliant DF Moore, I found another New Blog Showcase entry that is well worth reading: Cheating and the Academic Transaction at In the Shadow of Mt. Hollywood(bogsplot--December 8th post). It's in the non-political category, as is another entry from MOZHET BEET. Unfortunately, the latter blogger picked a poor post to enter...had the author chosen November 24th or November 25th's post, I certain would have voted for it....

In other news, Ted's interview is up at Jennifer's, The Bonfire is roaring mightily, and Silver Blue posted one of the most terrifying pictures I've ever seen (that was not of Hillary Clinton).

Meanwhile, James over at VRWC has an essay that gave me shivers.

The ideal that all men are created equal. The ideal that we are all free to our own lives. I don't dwell on past wrongs; instead I focus on future rights. I know that it was the American flag that flew over the slave ships. I know the American flag was the one carried by the mounted cavalry on their quest to slaughter Indians who interfered with the building of railroads.

But I also know that it was the American flag that stood defiantly on the ridge overlooking Yorktown. The American flag was the one that was raised over the Jewish concentration camps after we'd pushed the Germans back and began to give medical attention and funerals to the slaughtered. And in case you forgot, it was also the American flag that was stitched to each soldiers arm as they took Baghdad.

Superlatives elude me. Go read it and you'll see what I mean...

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Lacking a Good Post Title

A few more Showcase entries this morning. The one I found most interesting was "Sigh" from ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES....It's the December 4th entry (bogsplot--nuff said). I think it was mis-categorized, though. I would have put it in the non-political category.

Not to worry, Rod. Staying at home isn't all that you cracked it up to be. For one thing, household chores consist of vastly more stuff than taking out the garbage/rubbish; the only chore you mentioned. Especially when small children are involved. ( I have a personal plea to insert here: If any woman in the U.K. is actually doing Rod's chores for him, could she please stop for six months? Just completely stop? Thank you. Then ask him to rewrite this article.) For another, staying at home with small children can be mind-dumbingly boring for some personalities.

Go read. Good stuff.

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December 09, 2003

It's early, but....

There are two entires to the New Blog Showcase so far for this week. One is from the aptly named "It's Craptastic!" Don't bother reading the entry unless you have really low blood pressure.
The other one, "Israel's Sammy Davis Jr?" was an interesting and enjoyable post that I recommend.

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December 05, 2003

Better Late than Never

I happened to check the New Blog Showcase and there are a several new entries. Although a couple blurbs caught my eye, the posts themselves weren't compelling enough to get me to post--until I stumbled across this one...
Go visit dogtulosba, it was interesting!

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December 03, 2003

New Blog Showcase Vote Time

This deconstruction of Al Franken was interesting. Also interesting is the fact that this week is chock-full of non-political entries, and only two political ones, in stark contrast to the last couple of weeks. I enjoyed this one and this one.

Posted by Susie at 08:43 PM | Comments (2)

...three shall be the number...

I'm playing catch up again, since the Blogosphere continues on without me whilst I am trapped in the dreaded Technology Free Zone™...

The Bonfire is here to warm us as the weather turns colder...

Jim of Snoozebutton Dreams has started a Carnival/Showcase Thingie...It's called The Bestofme Symphony, and all you have to do is dig through your archives to find an old post (minimum age two months) you think was really good and email the url to him by midnight Sunday (Eastern time). You can also email other people's old goodies, too!

Kevin is sorting out the nominations for his Weblog Awards... So far, a few of the categories have official nominees.

There was more stuff I wanted to post, but I ran out of coffee and only had enough to brew one cup this morning! Therefore my brain is not functioning properly, as well as being all cloudy....luckily this is the start of my weekend, so--to be continued....

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December 01, 2003

Ping Tsunamette

Time to send your worst post of the week to Kevin (bonfire at wizbangblog dot com). I hope he has time to work on it with the 2003 Weblog Awards he's starting. There's already a controversary brewing and the nominations haven't even opened yet! It seems some bloggers are upset with the category "Best Looking Female Authored Large Mammals Blog". I suspect Harvey thought up this category, as he is a dedicated afficinado of Large Mammals. To be fair, though, I really think there needs to be a "Best Looking Male Maurading Marsupials Blog" category, just for balance.

Speaking of Harvey, I loved this graffitti currency caption....

From Jennifer I learned that there is a new controversy brewing with those guys at General Douchebaggery...One LoL member has five blogs and cross-wired his site meters to track every hit as counting toward all the blogs. He doesn't think he's done anything wrong, that makes it ok!

LeeAnn has come over to the dark side and installed Mozilla. Yay!

Silver Blue is always thinking of me!!!! (Harvey, I think you'll want to see this!)

Since everyone seems to be having blog contests, I've decided to start one of my own--The Grouchy Old Blogger contest. So far, the only contestants are Paul and Bill. Now I just have to decide which one of them is Walter Matthieu and which is Jack Lemon....

Here's a joke for both Tiger and the Commisar.

I haven't given Victor any link love lately, but that's partly because he hasn't been posting much. The Barkeep, on the other hand, always seems to have something new to read, like the latest issue of Tales from the Champagne Room...

And last but not least, a litlle link-love for my Alliance Blog Buddies who voted in the New Blog Showcase this week:

Thanks, Frank, Harvey and Blackfive! Sadly, The Emperor has ignored my humble pleas, so his link-love goes to Tuning Spork instead....

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November 27, 2003

And now, the rest of the story

So I took a deep breath, shook off my irritation at the irrationality of some environmentalist wackos, and moved on to the next entries in the Political category. What a refreshing change to read this on an Environmentalist blog:

During the discussion, several of the environmentalists casually referred to business and industry groups as "the polluter lobby".
To me, this kind of label implies that polluting is the central purpose of their businesses. Somehow, I don't think that's the case. Maybe if we stop referring to them as the polluter lobby, they'll stop calling us "environmental whackos".
His entry is the showcase is definitely worth reading, and voting for.

I have mixed feeling about endorsing the next entry, from Counterfactually Speaking--this quote is an excellent example of why I am reluctant to recommend it:

"I agree completely that America is in fact the world's most dangerous rogue state and that it has very often interferred with disastrous results in the affairs of sovreign nations. But I also say that the US has not intervened when it should have."

Joe's Thoughts has an entry that is short and sweet. He gets a vote, too.

There are only two non-political entries so far, and of the two I highly enjoyed this amusing entry from Psyche's Knot. Although Venturpreneur is well written, the issues really didn't interest me. If you're a lawyer or interested in finance, you'll probably enjoy it.

Posted by Susie at 07:25 PM | Comments (2)

November 22, 2003

A Blast from the Past

Well, I'm trying something new--I'm posting before I read what everybody else wrote while I was working and sleeping. This means
a) I'm out of the loop
b) I'll be linking to yesterday's hot topics

Whoo hoo!

Of course, I may accidently stumble upon something current while seeking the links to yesterday, but so be it...

First up, James of VRWC wrote an awesome essay on war, peace, and shades of gray. An excerpt:

I understand what some on the left are doing. They want to do right thing by respecting others territory and livelihood, the want to be nice and not offend. I agree wholeheartedly with the basic sentiment. But the scenario does not permit this. Some on the left opposed the war in Iraq because of humanitarian reasons. Basically, they were worried, afraid and angered and what could happen to the innocent Iraqis caught in the crossfire in a war between the US and Saddam Hussein. Because conservatives supported the war so much that can only mean that we are heartless people who could care less about a few thousand dead foreigners. And since we are heartless, we can’t possibly be fighting the war to liberate the Iraqis, we have to have other motives. Taunts of “imperialism” and “no blood for oil” became chants.
Go read the rest. It's choice.

Bill, copying Paul as usual, is complaining he doesn't get the comments and linkage he deserves.

If I'm going to keep doing this FOR YOU, I want a few things in return. I want more comments. A lot more. I want comments and e-mails. I want some recognition, damnit! I want more links! I want more love and appreciation, more acknowledgement. Did I spell that right? See how hard this is? I have to actually spell things correctly!!! I'm working here, people! See? You spell acknowledgement twice. TWICE!! And if I spelled it wrong, that just proves my point. I think.

Bill, here's how it works: I used to link to you a lot. I commented a lot. I even asked quite a few "dear Scabby" questions. But did you return the love? No. You were too obsessed with Michele and your Lileks man-love to pay me any attention. So eventually my unrequited affection simply burned itself out, and I started stalking Paul instead. It's your own fault, ya ingrate!

LeeAnn loves beer, but has been forced by an evil cabal to drink Bud Light. My heart goes out to her. People, we need a Beer Fund here....

Frank is continuing his campaign against muckadoos. He's also offered the top ten reasons why he didn't post anything funny on Friday. I laughed hardest at # 9 and #6...

Silver Blue finds the greatest pictures! He's also looking for a snappy new tagline. Go help him out here...

Tiger has decided to racially profile his readership. As this could have important implications for his future blogging efforts, please stop by his blog and help him out. He's also developed a new Blogger's Award for Humanitarianism in the Blogosphere. My Marvelous Mentor and Beloved Benefactor Pixy Misa of Ambient Irony is deservedly one of the first recipents.

I think I still owe a few people pings, like Daniel and the Bartender, but I'm all blogged time, guys, ok?

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November 13, 2003


Maybe I'm just in a bad mood, but after glancing at the excerpts for the New Blog Showcase entries, only one blurb made me interested enough to read the entry. It was pretty good, so I'm going to vote for it.

The Daily Ablution: David Lynch to Bring World Peace

Hey, I love satire...

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November 10, 2003

No one expects the Susie Pingslaught....

It's your Monday, but my Wednesday--so Happy Hump Day, Gentle Readers.
Since I can't remember whether I have anything to blog about (since my first cup of coffee hasn't quite made it as far as my brain yet), let's see what the other kids are doing...

Ok, everyone go vist Tom at Tom's Nap Room. Tom's feeling a little lonely since he moved to MT and his audience is still apparently hanging around his bogsplot place waiting for him to post... He's a good writer and he likes Disco. Forgive him for the latter because of the former and drop by there today...

My {real} interview is up at Jennifer's! Yay!

Don's chosen the victims contestants for his Survivor game and posted the first immunity challenge. This should be interesting....

Beloved Benefactor and Keeper of the Templates Pixy Misa has a poll up--help him decide which CPU to buy! Geeks and Geekettes--help him out, please!

Paul's feeling a little better, thank goodness!

Silver Blue has a photo that made me wonder, did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight?

Harvey posted up a storm while I was stuck in the Technology Free Zone™, including a new grafitti currency and his thoughts on the Liberal Menace to the Ecosystem....

Nobody links to Kang A. Roo (understandably)... So here are some pity links.... ;)

Tiger has come up with a new blogging alliance and I'm all for it! It frosts my (plural body part) when people demonize the "R" word. I'm in, Tig! I'll get your logo up as soon as the flamethrower is recharged!

Bonfire Reminder--get your worst post in to Kevin by 8pm (Eastern) tonight...

Saving the best for last, there's a hilarious new In My World up at Frank's (although I suspect using Frank and hilarious in the same sentence is redundant...)

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November 06, 2003

I think I'm coming down with something....

Ok-- Jennifer is taking questions for my interview until midnight tonight, so anyone who wants to know why English doesn't have noun genders or how to thread an embroidery needle without a needle-threader needs to email them to jenlars-at-hotmail-dot-com. I may also be willing to answer questions of a more personal nature, if they are tastefully phrased....

Mercy-linkage to Bill, whose blogging sucks so badly he is now accusing other bloggers of even worse suckage (and he is also a bad influence on his readers, as evinced by the fact that I've used the work "suck" twice three times in this post!)

Silver Blue has a headache, and Paul is sick again.... all the good whines are taken....

Posted by Susie at 05:20 PM | Comments (1)

November 04, 2003

Pulp Fiction

Tuning Spork has dusted off the Hard Boiled Detective Genre with Part 1 of "The Karbon Kopy Killer"--here's a taste:

She wore a bonnet with a veil that half-obscured her face, but I could still see a face beneath the veil that begged for sublime closure.
Dressed in neutral greys she slowly approached my desk on a pair o' gams that would have stretched onto forever were they not stopped by the floor.
Look out, Mickey Spillane!!!

And speaking of good writing, J over at Quibbles and Bits has a great two part suspense story...

From Part One:

It came in darkness, with the deepest of the night. It curled its coal dark tail around the head of its chosen, resting its dark body against the swelling torso before it drew its nourishment. It left no mark; it left no signs of its fury, no indication of its malice. It left sated, cradling in its gullet a little life that once was.

And here's the conclusion.

Posted by Susie at 03:40 PM | Comments (2)

Thought for the Day

Frank is brilliant as usual. I loved this:

Does anyone care about the Democrat's primary anymore? Just end the farce and pick some doofus already. It was funny watching the Democrats implode for a while, but now it’s just getting sad.
Posted by Susie at 03:03 PM | Comments (0)

Burnin' Love

Kevin has the Bonfire roaring with the blogosphere's worst, and the theme this week is s...e...x.... Using his computer wizardly and high-tech skills, he even managed to recover the photo that was missing from this post. Thanks, Kevin!!!

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November 03, 2003

Meet Sheri

Thanks to Daniel, I found a wonderful new blog for my edification and amusement, Two Nervous Dogs. Sheri, I think you should enter this post in the New Blog Showcase... Or maybe this one...

Posted by Susie at 03:32 PM | Comments (7)

October 30, 2003

Better Late than Never

Over at the New Blog Showcase there are a couple of late entries, and one I particularly enjoyed--The Perfect Post at the evangelical outpost. I think we can all relate...

There's another one I particularly appreciated--maybe because I live in a city that thinks it's still really a town--and that's Everyone's from somewhere at Electronic Countermeasures. There are some follow-ups too, in case you are as interested in the story as I am.

And, to get in the spirit of next week's political/non-political divisions, I'm going to recommend you read these two entries: Legalizing Illegals from Peripheral Mind and Our Mission at Good News Israel Blog

Now everybody go vote, because the stupid LoL (which needs a witty tagline, by the way) is already stuffing the ballot box for their "we hate Charles Johnson because he tells the truth about us at LGF" candidate, and it would be a darned shame if that tripe wins....

Posted by Susie at 10:55 PM | Comments (0)

Quick Links

Alliance business finally slain, I'm almost to tired to post. However, these two links won't wait until tomorrow:

aimless has an ad for a new product that every anti-idiotarian needs... drink alert!

Via Ith I found a great post on the true meaning of Halloween...
Oh, and she also informed me that Allah has moved....

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October 28, 2003

Crackle Crackle

Kevin the Wiz has the Bonfire roaring this week--some people will do anything for attention (me included!)....

Since Kevin's hosting the Carnival of the Vanities next week, he's going to farm out the Bonfire. I'm kind of disappointed--I was hoping for merry mix-ups and general confusion ....

Posted by Susie at 03:38 PM | Comments (2)

October 26, 2003


Anna over at the Belligerant Bunny Blog (thanks to Daniel for the pointer) has some great pictures (with even greater commentary) of a moon-bat rally at the Mall.

I wish there was some way to provide these folks with a Clue™....

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October 24, 2003


Go read this over at Rocket Penguins, who I found via Ted, Paul and Bill. How can I not blogroll a man who says: "Even if I wasn't pro-war, I couldn't be a member of the anti-war movement, because of the company I would have to keep." ?

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Even though Demosophia has a great post, and so does Captain's Quarters, I still would like to remind my readers to vote for Irrenconcilable Musings, the URL of which is: because the Liberal Menace is voting early and often....

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October 22, 2003

Read Frank

As usual, Frank's world is much better than ours....

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Vote Early, Vote Often

Although it's early, I've stumbled across two excellent posts in this week's New Blog Showcase.
The first is at Irrenconcilable Musings:Defending the Blogosphere Front in the War on Terrorism, and the second is at Captain's Quarters:Fareed Zakaria Loses It.

I highly recommend both these posts.

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October 20, 2003

M is for Monday

Bush Haters of the World: Unite! LOL!

Yay! The Mustard Story!

I don't know why, but that reminded me of a customer yesterday who asked if we accepted cash.

Blackfive has a frightening story about blind prejudice.

Hmmm...looks like I have inadvertantly done a "Letter of the Day" post--"M" is for Michael Moore, mustard, money and Muslim....

Thanks to Tiger I learned: You are Mr. Brown, who can moo!

Mr. Brown
Which Dr. Seuss character are you?

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Munuvians "moo" with the best of 'em!

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October 17, 2003

I hate Mondays....

It seems like the weekend just flies by too fast to ever finish working my way through my "to do" list. Some things get put off 'til next weekend, but some just fade into a distant memory that bobs tantalizingly just below conscious thought until it either sinks into obscurity or rises as the Spectre of Things Undone to wreak havoc and devastation at a later date. (This will probably occur on Tuesday when I run out of clean underwear since I didn't get the laundry done).

Daniel Moore is adorable. I'm just sayin'.

Jennifer has her interview with Frank J. up. She is soliciting questions for the aforementioned cutie, Daniel. Not to be overly critical, since it was the first one and all, but the questions for Frank were pretty pathetic (mine included). I've got a much better question for Jen to ask Daniel than I did for Frank, and I think Jen needs to recycle Frank later in the series and ask him some of the questions people sent in for other interviewees....

Did you know that Cherry talks to people? Shocking!

Here's a new blog that's still too new to enter the New Blog Showcase, but shows a lot of promise. Their tagline is "Speak Loudly and Hit Idiots With A Big Stick" and I'm all for that....

Trey Givens spouts off about whales and sonar. He says:"Based on the opposition alone, I'm inclined to think that it's a REALLY good sonar system now. It probably kills terrorists on contact and cures baldness and makes mocha frappachinos and votes according to libertarian political values." Applause!

For the cat lovers among us, Silver Blue offers advice on how to give your cat a pill. Drink Alert in effect.

Bill is happy that the Yankees won. I guees I am too, in that now I don't have to waste precious blogging time watching the World Series....

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October 16, 2003

Today's post brought to you by the letter "R" and the number "4"

Well, my weekend is almost over and once again I have spent all my spare time playing on the internet.....someone needs to invent clothes that launder themselves and carpets that are self-vacuuming so that when I play on the computer I don't feel so guilty about it!

Anyway, Heather has done me the Great Honor of including me in her Gold Enclave of Privileged Capitalists. Yay! Now I just need to find some workers to downtrod..... (oh, wait, I already have some! ;)

I also have to link to this post of the Yeti's. Oh, and this one, too! Why isn't the Yeti on my blogroll? Must remedy....

The next Alliance assignment asks the question "What award would you give Michael Moore?" Goodness, there are so many to choose from! (And all involving odoriferous private bodily functions....). I'll have to think about this.

S-Train is back, and he's kickin' butt and takin' names! You go, S!!!!! Glad to see you back again!

The letter "R" by the way, is for Responsibility (a "bad word" to JadeGold and the like) and 4 is the number of blogs I've pimped in the post....

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New Blog Showcase

I really miss Tiger's reviews of the New Blog Showcase I have to read them myself! :)

Well, actually, I just read the blubs, and if it sounds interesting I go read the post. Two caught my eye this week. Hipocrisy and Hypotheses had a cute post about kids, malls, bras, elbows and coins, and She Who Will Be Obeyed (a fan of Rumpole of the Bailey perhaps?) posted about Israel.

So, did anybody find a new blog candidate they liked better than these? That's what the comments are for, Gentle Readers.....

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October 15, 2003

In Frank's World....

Funniest. ever. Frank rules!

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October 13, 2003

Minor pingslaught

The Blogosphere's Bartender needs help--he would like to devise an Official Imperial Cocktail for His Most Dread Majesty, The Emperor Misha I. Head on over and leave suggestions in the comments.....

Blog-friend Silver Blue lists his cast of characters so that new readers can keep track of who's who. He includes yours truly! But Darling, everyone knows who I am! ;)

Marvelous Mentor and Lambent Landlord Pixy Misa, Keeper of the Templates of Munuvia, attended a two day anime convention. Pictures....waiting....

Victor asks, Jennifer answers, and I am (deservedly) the topic of discussion. Do "Ambient Irony" next, Jen!

Harvey has a great limerick!

Well, got a few errands before I head off to the theater...

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October 10, 2003

A blogger's civic duty....

I really have to cast my New Blog Showcase vote for the Bartender, Mr. Taylor, and his new blog Madfish Willie's Cyber Saloon. His entry, Hangover-Part I really is the first part of a series on dealing with hang-overs (which no doubt explains why Blackfive has blogrolled him....)

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October 09, 2003

Am I wrong?

I was wandering the blogosphere and came across a new blog with an amusing post that I decided to share with my readers by linking to it. But then I read some more of the blog, and was dismayed to find blatent bigotry in some of the other entries. This created a dilemma for me. To link or not to link? The post I enjoyed was not bigoted. But would I, by linking to the blog of a bigot, be encouraging bigotry? In the end I decided not to link to the post, but then came the question: am I doing my readers a disservice? Am I underestimating their good sense and ability to realize that I don't endorse bigotry of any kind?* Would many of them even follow the link and read the post, let alone the rest of the blog? Perhaps I should rather link to the bigoted posts and take issue with them? But that might bring untoward attention to a blog that deserves to wither away in obscurity....

What do you all think?

*understood exceptions: telemarketers, PETA activists, and puppyblenders

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October 06, 2003

So sad it's funny.....

I find it interesting how the brain makes certain connections. For example, I read this at Jennifer's and immediately thought of this at Ambient Irony.

For the lazy or click-through impaired, Jen posted:

This was a note left for the person who orders office supplies:

"My computer is almost completely out of toner!"

and Pixy Misa has a great post discussing

... a truly wonderful study that brings to light something we all know: Idiots are not aware that they are idiots.

I guess to me that's the scariest thing about idiots--their ignorance of their idiocy.

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October 03, 2003

Showcase time again

It's New Blog Showcase voting time again, folks, and this week's decision was tough. I wish Tiger was still doing his reviews so I didn't have to be the one to say "Pickins' are slim this week, Joe-Bob." That's right: hardly a link-worthy candidate in the bunch. .

So, this week, instead of choosing the best entries, I'll be voting for the least worst.

The entries that, IMHO, suck the least this week are, in random order:
Trey Givens
Just Another Rice Grad
Tom's Nap Room

There you have it. Go forth and vote on thine own blogs....

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October 01, 2003

Return of the Ping Tsunami

This is gonna be some super-duper, all-out full-throttle pingage, folks, so hold on.

Frank has a new In My World! Yay! He also informs us that Bill Whittle's essay Power is up. If I go read it now, all linkage will be suspended, so I'm going to save it to savor....

Pixy Misa (have I mentioned that he is the bestest?) is enraged: Die Spammers, Die!!!!

Jennifer has a really cool new banner which she did her own self. I asked her to make me one with penumbras, but she couldn't find any that were practical enough. However, she did make me a splendid title banner (which looks just like that button over there <------that I am linking to myself with) and as soon as the flamethrower is fully re-charged and I can find my map of my template (which I scribbled on the back of an old Chinese take-out menu--moo shu pork! yum!--and then put in a "safe" place, which is always a mistake) I am going to try and unfurl Jen's banner over my digs.

Paul has more dating tips, this time with input from the ladies. (If I'd known he was going to just post direct quotes, I would've tried to be funny...)

Bill is being cranky and petty today. This means he's the Bill we all know and love.....

Harvey has been keeping me supplied with my RDA of laughter....

Tiger got to meet Tony! How cool is that? (and is that Dr. Pepper in your mugs, guys, or a fine guiness?)

James has a lovely fisking....
He also is very fed up with the "liberal" in Liberal Arts. Academia...the last bastion of socialism in America (except for Hollywood, but you knew that).

Over at Munuviana we have a couple of new immigrants, Heather and Don. Yay!

Kevin started the bonfire without me! (and I had a good excuse for being late---the dog ate my homework!)

Silver Blue asks the important questions, and is finding time to blog in the midst of hurricane cleanup.

There's an adorable kitty over at the Cheese's. Its name appears to be Chickenhead. Wonder what being called that does to a cat's psyche?

I hope I'm not too late to get in on the drinking and the whoring linking over at Blackfive's. Order me a Killian Red or Michelob Honey Lager to toast the Cubbies, guys.

Victor had a nice birthday. I would have loved the Textile museum myself, although I haven't done any batik in years (decades?)

Tuning Spork is still blathering about gravity. Hey, I drop things, they fall. How much is there to discuss? Guess there's something, because Daniel keeps talking about it....

Mr. Green tells a drinking story, and sneaks in a reference to my favorite George Thoroughgood song....hmm, need to tell my landlady I done lost my job.....

Ted got it exactly right. His critic obviously does not speak English as even a second or third language (or else is a complete ignoramus). He also provides some great links so I don't have to.

Tim is still adjusting to life north of the border. Yeah, milk-in-a-bag would freak me out, too...

Generalissimo John Collins is still missing.....

Cherry crawled out of the murky depths of her templates with only a few scratches. Yay! We should probably start a template-survivors support group....

Mookie is very educational. Go visit her.

Kelley at Suburban Blight linked to me in the Cul de Sac again. Obviously a woman of excellent taste and refinement....I must put her on the blogroll once the Chinese menu is found.....

Stevie wants feedback.
Don't we all..... (except, of course, Don, who is, shall we say, divergent?)

Tom's Nap Room is one of my new this!

Well, the Linkmistress of Chaos needs to get off her hiney and do some day-off chores. If I missed you this time, I still love you, I just got a cramp.....

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September 24, 2003

Three Words

Rottweiler of Damocles.

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September 23, 2003


Gosh, it's only Tuesday and I've already found a new blog to vote for:
Tom's Nap Room. In fact, there are two; the King of Fools proves that his blog title is a misnomer with this post.

As usual, Frank gets to the heart of the matter:
* Wesley Clark reportedly said he would have been a Republican if Karl Rove had only returned his phone call. That's pretty whiny sounding, which makes him a Democrat. Rove should call Clark now and say, "Here's your callback, bitch," and then hang up.

If you haven't stumbled across Debbye yet, stop by her blog. She said today:"One can never heap too much snarkiness on the French." Amen.

The evil Technology Free Zone™ has been somewhat stressful lately, and homework is piling up as the semester hurdles toward October, so I am behind on my blog reading and linking. I do want to thank Cherry for ghost-writing Tiger's Night Navel Gazing Report....perhaps he should consider having Guest Gazers on a regular basis.....

Well I am off tomorrow, so perhaps I will have something more blogworthy then (Seinfeld<--Elaine<--"sponge-worthy"-LOL).

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September 22, 2003

Monday Mornin'

Lots of stuff swirlin' in my brain, hope I can get it all out before I have to head into the salt mines...

In no particular order:

Yay!!! Silver Blue is alive!!!! Clean up, however, may take awhile....

Bonfire entries are due by midnight tonight!

The UN in Baghdad got bombed again. Loved this quote via Reuters:

Paradela said U.N. staff did not know why they were being targeted. "It's not really for lack of security that this happens," she said. "If people are willing to kill themselves there's not a lot we can do."

Don't get me started.

A lot of people who voted in the New Blog Showcase aren't getting their votes counted. I'm not sure if things would have turned out any differently, but there is a bug there somewhere.....

The Patriette has gone on vacation, but she left us with a great picture: Dad vs. the Hurricane.

Thanks to Ted for sending me over to Mookie's for my much-needed dose of Viking Kitties.....

Heather is always a great read...if you haven't stopped by her blog, go check her out.

The Beloved Overlord of Munuvia speaks Geek again excerpt:

"So I bought 6 Maxtor 120GB drives to replace the 6 45GB Deathstars."
It took me a little while to figure out he wasn't talking about Star Wars.....

Mr. Green has posted his picture. He's dead sexy.....

A new In My World! Yay! (IMAO seems to have been disappeared in Mozilla....use your IE to get there....) Unfortunately, the mayhem and cursing were edited for television.....

Harvey has too much good stuff for me to pick just one to link. Go read.

So this joke chain thing from Daniel, Victor, Da Goddess and LeeAnn? My brother made this one up over a decade ago, but it's still a family classic:
Two guys walk into a trash compactor. One guy says to the other "You think we can squeeze another guy in here?" (thank you, thank you, he's got a million of 'em)

I want to help Serenity out with this question, but all I can think of is
How do I despise thee? Let me count the ways.
I despise thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach...

Blackfive has some more great stories from the annals of his military career....

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September 20, 2003

In case you missed it...

Ith, of Absinthe & Cookies, offers Ways to Guarantee You'll Never Have An Instalanche. I particularly enjoyed #13....

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September 19, 2003


Arr, me hearties! That's the extend of my piratese pre-coffee. but it's the thought that counts, right?

Kevin the Wiz is sure doing a lot of posting for a man with no power.

Ted, Mookie, Nic and Victor survived. Victor even has pictures! No word yet from the more coastal bloggers....

*Oh, no! Another work week starts

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September 18, 2003

Storm Surge

Once again my weekend is almost over and I haven't accomplished anything of note. I did finally go see Daddy Day Care yesterday, which was a cute movie. I may go watch Matrix:Reloaded tonight, if I can bring myself to actually get dressed today....
I don't know if there's not enough hours in the day, or too many workdays in the week, but there is definitely a dearth of playtime in my life. I've also had a heck of a time trying to follow Isabel, since I don't have cable TV and the local stations are more concerned about the memorial for our late Governor than some weather on the east coast. I learned more from Bill C.., Silver Blue and Windrider than the news.

I have done quite a bit of blog reading today, in an effort (successful, I might add) to avoid doing my homework, so here's some link-love for y'all....

Frank is soliciting tee shirt ideas. He also has the scoop on what a certain ex-dictator has been up to.

Axis Of Isabel bloggers managed to get a few posts up before she made landfall...
Kevin offers his hurricane menu.
Ted has some thoughts on survival of the stupid.
Mookie reports on the first tree down.
Victor, ever foresightful, is taking "before" pictures.
Roxette Bunny assures us she intends to stay inside and keep her fur dry.
Bill & Alice have a nice stockpile of Tequila to keep them cozy.
Silver Blue hasn't posted since this morning, and neither has Tink...I think that means someone's power is out....
Windrider has been wandering his neighborhood checking damage. One hopes his name is not prophetic.

In non-hurricane news, Pixy Misa has started to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrgh, maties, pass the grog!
Jennifer does the link thing with her usual panache. There was no linky-love for Susie, though. Good thing I don't hold a grudge!
Harvey got a Mishalanche by proxy! Cool!
Blackfive had me rolling on the floor with his photoshopographic masterpiece.
Tuning Spork did the 50 things thing.

Well, that's enough linkage for one go read Munuviana!

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September 17, 2003

Wednesday Wanderings

Frank has a hysterical new In My World. He's getting better. He also posted a list of his all-time top 10--check them out if you haven't read them.

This is too adorable for words.

Serenity has made it safely to God's Country (aka Texas) and is settling in.

Bill interviews Hurricane Isabel. She seems a little antisocial.....

James has a must read Special News Report! (I think he's trying to make my list of the funniest writers in the Blogosphere).

The Evil Minion posts tips on how to gain the Puppy Blender's attention. Or you can do what I did--just email him asking an innocent question.

Glenn is opting out of the Alliance. Does this mean I have to change his blogroll link back to Glenn (Not Reynolds)?

Rob's got a cool link to cameras facing Isabel's path.

Here's a great idea.

Howard has a joke for the Texan in all of us...

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September 16, 2003

Frank report

Frank has the lowdown on his brother's wedding, and promises pictures. He also reminds those in Isabel's path to check out his hurricane tips.

Frank, I really laughed to see your link to "Earl's Lies about Frank J", but the really good lies are at the correct address!

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Bonfire redux a la Windrider's Contest

Harvey goes chicago-style in his Bonfire Entry this week over at whats-his-face's blog. Wonder what Santa is going to bring Harv for christohannukahmas this year? He'll probably start to bibble if you suggest a nice kilt....
I needed all my leg fingers tonight to keep track of Elliot's bad jokes...but Kevin was having a bubble when he gave this post that label....
I thought I would need a bar wallet to tip the guy Tiger pictured in his entry--boy, was I wrong! Tiger really dropped the ball on that one!
Owen's entry showed he has a grandma metric sense of humor. (The humorousness was known only to him!)

Thanks for the terrific terribly kron posts, Kevin! They're enough to turn a person to phillumeny!

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September 15, 2003

A Splatter of Pingage

Well, I need to check in at school before I go in to work, but I think I have enough time to reward a few hardy blog-friends for posting over the weekend...

Victor shameless angles for a ping with this post...(was it good for you, sweetie? there's more where that came from...)

The Keeper of the Templates of Munuviana is pinging another woman! (at least it's a fellow Munuvian, or my response would be even more lachrymose...)

Speaking of his pingee, she's posted 50 things about herself. I think I might steal that someday....

Tiger seems to have gotten his new template looks great!

Well, off to class and then ten hours in the Technology Free Zone™....

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It's only Monday and already I've found two blogs to vote for in the New Blog Showcase!

Snooze Button Dreams had a great post last week, but wasn't counted properly because of a messed up link. Here's this week's gem.

Fellow Munuvian DF Moore also has an entry, and since I was his inspiration, of course I am going to plug it. Read it even if you don't want to cast a vote for one of the True And Original Axis of Naughty members...

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September 14, 2003

New Blogs

I thought I was done blogging for today, but 2 last-minute entries at the New Blog Showcase deserve links:

Mudville Gazette

and Q and O

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September 13, 2003

Stuff, etc.

I finally remembered why I started to blog last night. I was going to answer this call to arms. But Heather has already done a far better job that I ever could.
So I'm going to have to work a little to get my post up to her standards, and that won't be happening til I get some free time--probably Monday or Tuesday. (This is not free time. This is drinking my coffe before I go to work time. Big difference.)

Jennifer has a picture of Ethel's trip. I wonder when she is going to realize that Ethel is really Frank's evil twin, escaped from the attic again....

Not really interesting question to any geeks (or Geek Gods): why is it when I try to search my site using Mozilla it takes me to Munuviana, but I can search using IE?

A couple of quick plugs for my non-munu friends--

Tiger is working on his blog design in a super secret location. Shh! Don't tell that I told!

Bill has some common sense tips for Office Retards

John Collins is STILL among the missing. Somebody go to his house and see if he's ok!

Harvey waxes philosophical even while in the throes of a Mishalanche

And finally, Kevin reminds us to send in our Bonfire entries. (He also has a caption contest going--I came in third last week, but still haven't gotten my limited edition, one of a kind, Wizbang! designer combination hula hoop and back scrubber....)

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September 11, 2003

What we're feeling today...

I recommend this story over at VRWC, Inc, where James also has an excellent 9/11 post. Bloodthirsty? You betcha.

Misha also provides his reflections on Black Tuesday. Yes, he makes James sound like a pacifist.

Bill expresses it simply: Rage.

Paul says it with the very appropriate words of a great songwriting team.

Tiger contemplates the effect that the loss of loved ones has...

annika has pictures, as does Jennifer....

A list of links to Munuvians' posts on 9/11 is here.

Even Frank has an uncharacteristicly serious post today.

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Remember.

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September 10, 2003

Ping Pong, Susie Calling...

Here it is my day off, I'm rarin' to go with full-throttle linkage, and three of my favorite victims bloggers haven't posted in days! And a fourth one has only posted a pathetic yet transparent bid for sympathy (no, not Bill).

Glenn is even giving odds that John Collins is going to give up blogging.

This link Kevin posted is hysterical! Go have fun!

Tiger thinks he's outgrown his blog title. Have Jennifer set up a poll for you, Tiger. Try "Pepperoni Pizzazz" if you want Victor to read you more often....

Frank is heading off to Idaho for his brother's wedding, but he left us with his predictions for the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, some Links of the Day and his latest In My World.

Tuning Spork and Harvey are both giving Frank a run for his money in the humor department.

I've been spending so much time at Munuviana lately trying to keep up with my compatriots in the comments that I've been neglecting my homework. Sigh.

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New Blog Showcase vote

Virtuepure, because it was an interesting post on role playing, and Elliot recommended it.

Also Pardon My English because they belong to the Alliance.

And brainstorming cuz it's a cute post.

Snooze Button Dreams was very funny, but probably won't get its votes tallied since the link at the Ecosystem is messed up.

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September 06, 2003

I am the "Linkmistress of Chaos"! Yay!

Well, since I seem to have posted every single day since I moved to munu, I am going to have to post something now, even though I have very little to say (which, now that I think of it, has never stopped me before), because it will be tomorrow when I get home from work tonight...

So, it seems like Ted broke Technorati.

And we have to add LeeAnn and Pixy to the list of birthdays to celebrate...

(Bonfire, here I come....)

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September 05, 2003

The Keeper of the Templates Speaks, and I obey....

Over at Munuviana

Where all the cool kids play,

A True Blue Bunny hopped right in

To begin her blogging day.

Welcome to Munuvia, Roxette Bunny!

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Hurray! I don't have to go into work at 11! Hurray! And I actually got a couple of things accomplished yesterday, like getting my car an oil change, and making an appointment for the cat to get his shots, so my "weekend" wasn't a total waste...

So I guess the Jets lost last night and Rob gets to insult John Collins all day. So far there's nothing in the Bill C/Paul/Glenn model of quality insults, but I'll be checking back....

Tiger did all his posting late last night, after I had collapsed into slumber--which is good, because his Nightly Navel Gazing Report™ was fraught with danger and would have given me nightmares....

Tuning Spork is in terrific form with his parody of Fox News. If you need a good laugh, head on over...

Kevin the Wiz has some new "skins" to play with. He also has a caption contest that offers terrific possibilities for libel and slander...

Jennifer is casting aspersions on my loyalty to the True and Original Axis Of Naughty! Jen, you're the one who sold our cool name and logo to the the Enemy Camp!
And you will notice I link to Axis members (and the occasional declared neutral) far more that Alliance members! I mean, that's the Axis Motto, isn't it? "It's all about the links" (or something to that effect...)

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September 04, 2003

Inane post #793

The boys are all like "oh, football is so cooool!" and I'm all like "whaaat-ev-er".

Harvey (who only started watching football in a channel surfing accident) has another great grafitti money exhibit.

Bill is dreaming about me now... (sorry, Alice--I must have taken a wrong turn at the water park!)

And I really started to blog because I wanted to share what I think is the world's stupidest bumper sticker. I saw it on a Emerald-colored Yuppie SUV which also had the world's second stupidest bumper sticker. The world's second-stupidest bumper sticker said "Green" in big letters, and I think, gee she must really like the color green. Then at the next stop light I am close enough to read the subscript: "Save the Earth." What an arrogant bint! The Earth is much more likely to destroy us with earthquakes and typhoons and ice ages than we anything could ever do would permanently damage it. So that bumper sticker is really pretty stupid.

But the stupidest bumpersticker, the world's stupidest ever, said: "War is Terrorism." Gotta be a misprint, right? They meant to say "Terrorism is War." ...except there is that environmentalist wacko bumper sticker next to it...

Yuppie Liberals. God spare us....

UPDATE: Frank's got a troll infestation!
I think the uneducated brain-oxygen-deprived IQ-challenged individual mistook Frank for the Emperor....

If anyone would like to fisk its droppings, here you go:

Ah the smell of a republican in the morning air. The only thing better is a pile of dead republicans. Dont u retards realize u are evil when the same people u r voting for are also being elected by neo nazis. Im going to devote my whole live to fucking over republicans. Why do u believe that its a good thing to not help poor people? My only other question is why i havent killed u yet. I would rather enjoy chopping u in half and then carving 666 in ur forehead and then show ur dead body to all republicans until they start helping people in need. Ignorance isnt bliss because i will end up making u go through a excruciating and painfull death u dumb fuck. Posted by at September 4, 2003 09:02 PM
Sorry i couldnt find a place to comment on ur nuke the moon essay but here will do fine. When u say people would rather pick on the person who avoids conflict you are speaking from the republican view. Republicans are sissys and homosexuals who disrespect women. Picking on the little "whennie" is just another way that u use to lie to urself about the fact that u r a homosexual. FUck REPUBLICANS. YOU ARE ALL TRASH. Posted by at September 4, 2003 09:09 PM

UPDATE: It wasn't done...

When i think of Republicans there are too many things that would make me want to kill them. Hence the three posts today. The reason you guys are pro guns is because u are wankers and trash. Only sissys need guns to protect their insecurities. Real men and women fight without weapons.

Women are beautiful so you republican pieces of shit need to start direspecting them. Danm you guys are just trash.
Posted by at September 4, 2003 09:30 PM

[What kind of moron uses the term "hence" but doesn't know that a complete sentence requires a subject and a predicate? (I also love that it makes that freudian slip when it says it wants Republicans to start "disrespecting" women...) Ed.]

Posted by Susie at 08:10 PM | Comments (4)

Whining, Wondering, Wandering

Geez Louise, my weekend is half over and I haven't gotten anything done (except sending a little link-love to some of my friends). Why do work days seem to drag so, and days off fly by? Or is that an imponderable?

And as long as I'm complaining, how come so few people leave comments? Yes, I know, that sounds like Tiger, but it's a fair question, I think. I've been reading a lot of blogs today (and linking to many) and with a few exceptions it's almost like visiting an art exhibit in a ghost town...there's all this beautiful prose just hanging in the blogosphere, waiting to be admired, but the art gallery is deserted.

I think I'm mixing my metaphors. I must be tired. See what accomplishing nothing all day does for a person? Yep. Brain rot.

Anyway, some late night linky love...

Go read Tiger's Wicked Willie won't regret it...

James linked to me, even though I hadn't linked to him--now that's link love!

Bill is going to be 39 next week....I think he thinks I'm stalking him, which is why he won't answer my Dear Scabby questions...Don't worry Bill! It's Paul I'm stalking!

"Enjoying" isn't exactly the right word to describe my appreciation of Ted's countdown to 9/11, but this picture did bring a smile to my face (yes, I am a heartless member of the wanna make something of it?)

The Alliance Limerick Laureate is freelancing with non-Alliance poetry (I'm going to have to check his contract to see if that's allowed....)

Tuning Spork eviscerates some media noodle-brain. I don't watch tv, so I have to take his word for it (though his description of the soup he had made me laugh out loud...)

Okay, that's tonight's linkage, folks....

Posted by Susie at 12:15 AM | Comments (2)

September 03, 2003

Munu Maundering....

Pixy Misa links to the same post of annika's that I did....
Tuning Spork confesses to an addiction...
John Collins is going to be working harder and posting less, dammit!!!!!
Tim hasn't posted...hopefully he's getting settled in at school and will be back with us shortly...
Cherry needs to define "murkely" for those of us in the northern hemisphere....
Victor fisks some Yuppie grocery shopping...
Jennifer clues us in on women's voting rights the world-round...
Ted recommends a comedy he enjoys...
Mookie, our youngest Munuvian, is apparently still traumatized by some icky things her dad uncovered....(eeeewwww.....)
And for anyone wondering about Munuvians, the Lambent Landlord of Munuviana gives us a little munu etymology....

Posted by Susie at 11:46 AM | Comments (0)

Carnival of the Inanities

It's my weekend! Yay! Time to see what good stuff I have missed while I was slaving over a hot projector and flinging popcorn at annoying urchins...

The Everlasting Phelps eloquently fisks an article that decries the "franchising" of President Bush's War on Terror...

A over at the Meatriarchy serves up a little protein to round out some journalists' empty-carbohydrate-intenstive "reportage". More proof that most reporters are either lazy or biased (or could it be both...?)

Rand reminded me to stop by Allah's blog. Don't you hate it when you have to explain satire to some people?

Deb sweetly points out a little Franco-hypocrisy...

His Most August and Mighty Imperialness, The Emperor Misha I , commands his Loyal Citizenry (and being an obedient LC myself, I anticipated His Awesomeness's edict and pre-obeyed)...

Ninjababe reveals another aspect of the Evil One's plan for World Domination (and she didn't even recognize it!)....

annika fisks California in what may be a truly cautionary tale for the rest of the country....

I noticed that Serenity still hasn't blogrolled me, in spite of the fact that we are both fighting the good fight...maybe once she is out of the city that worships Cyber-Lenin and is no longer being attacked by paooki...

Victor of the Apes appeals to Allah (who seems to have one of the most popular blogs in the Ecosphere)....

The Bonfire of the Vanities is up at the Evil Minion's and the Carnival of the Vanities is up at Rhetorica...

Perry informs us where to find the salient commentary of one of the country's foremost political pundits....

Pietro links to the bizarre so I don't have to...

Thanks to Tiger, I laughed out loud at this joke at Silver Blue's....

Frank has a new In My World! Yay! I'll be back later to let you know what's going on around Munuvia....

Posted by Susie at 10:36 AM | Comments (0)

September 02, 2003

New Kid on the block

was begging for links in Frank's comments, and since I have met some excellent folk there I thought I would give him a plug.

My flamethrower is out of juice, so I can't blogroll him (yet) but if he were to join the Alliance he would definately get blogrolled there....

UPDATE: Oops! My bad! He declared for the Alliance on Saturday! (Jon--where's your banner? where's your filthy lie? Did you get the memo....?)

Posted by Susie at 09:56 AM | Comments (5)

September 01, 2003

I am so easily amused....

Some link lead me someplace where there was a link to Glenn's link to the Slogan generator...

So, the top 10 12 slogans for Practical Penumbra:

#12 Why Have Cotton When You Can Have Practical Penumbra?

# 11 Make Every Practical Penumbra Count

# 10 Whatever You're Into, Get Into Practical Penumbra

# 9 Only Practical Penumbra Can Prevent Forest Fires

# 8 Smart. Beautiful. Practical Penumbra.

#7 Happiness is Practical Penumbra-Shaped.

#6 Practical Penumbra - It Does a Body Good

#5 You deserve a Practical Penumbra today

#4 Fall Into The Practical Penumbra

#3 Sometimes You Feel Like a Practical Penumbra, Sometimes You Don't.

#2 Practical Penumbra - Now with extra cleaning power!!

And the #1 slogan for Practical Penumbra:

Practical Penumbra: Not run by a fat Texan.

Posted by Susie at 08:37 PM | Comments (2)

Someday I hope to get a job that pays time and a half for holidays....

Rain. It's good for business! (Just trying to think positively before I head out to run up and down stairs all day).

I got my own mini-ping tsunami over night. Many people seem to like that phrase. Thank you, thankyouvery much.... I must give credit where credit is due, however, since Beloved Benefactor and Marvelous Mentor Pixy Misa originally dubbed my excessive gratuitious linkage as a "ping storm" and I just cranked up the weather imagery to indicate an increase in pingage....

From Kelly's Cul-de-Sac I found this list at e-Claire which made me feel very old, and Fritz's new blog on Trolls. There's lots of other neat stuff, including a mention of moi....

Yay! The Alliance won Kevin's permaroll spot! Yay! (Bonfire entries due by midnight Tuesday).

NZ Bear is charting the Great Blog War. Cool!
In a related matter, something is amiss in the ecoworld of Practical Penumbra... it seems as if my alternate URL (since I can be found at both and different addresses for the same blog) has taken on a life of its own....while it's nice to find myself at #43, it is not a true reflection (unfortunately) of my place in the Ecosystem....

Well, time to catch up on my blog reading before having to labor today....

Posted by Susie at 09:24 AM | Comments (4)

August 30, 2003

Ping Tsunami

Hurray! The Munuvians have their own blog! Our Benevolent Benefactor and Marvelous Mentor Pixy Misa has set up a group blog where all of Munuviana can babble expound on various inanities topics.....

It's very cool.....

Elsewhere, Evil Minion Kevin is not surprised that two Saudis are among those arrested for the mosque bombing...

Jamie McDonald has a lot of cool stuff posted...go read him!

Paul, while alive, hasn't posted again.....hope it's not a relapse!

Bill, as usual, posts even when there's nothing interesting to post about....

Harvey, Alliance Secretary of the Treasury and our guide to Bad Money, is torn between two trackers.... (sounds like a country song, doesn't it?)

Meanwhile...Some people, particularly this one, still haven't updated their links to Jennifer's new address....

Here's Tim's battle cry.... (and I thought it was "Susie doesn't link to me anymore!"....)

Eric has a battle cry,!

Tiger has fled to Mexico...but he leaves us with his battle cry (and snarky archives) until his return...

Victor has 2 more Dfilm entries in the Back From Vacation Saga.....

Glenn is using pMachine now....looks the same to me!

Here's SilverBlue's battle cry....

Lesser Evil Minion Kin has a photo of some guys who got a bad batch of puppyshake....more proof that the Evil One is, uh, Evil.....

That's enough pinging for one post...don't want to break anything!

Posted by Susie at 12:54 PM | Comments (4)

August 29, 2003

Ping Squall

By George, I'm up early today! Guess I'd better see what I missed yesterday when sending my "linky love"....

Harvey is trying to get into the swing of the ping.....
He also has one of his funniest graffitti currency entries ever...

Pietro has declared for the Puppy Blender, and is doing his part to ensure that Evil One remains atop the Ecosystem...come into the Light, dear blogfriend!

Victor did his Naked Munuvian Dance of Welcome for Jennifer and Ted, and I missed it! Drat!
(by the way, Victor, perhaps if you come into the Light, The Emperor will update his link to you on his blogroll...)

Bill has an insightful, um, insight, on the homeless....

Mac reveals the real reason the French were unprepared for their recent heatwave.....

John Collins is his usual diplomatic self in an encounter with a backhoe driver....

Glenn challenges the other Glenn, who is too frightened to respond....

Perry has a question for MT users...since I have trouble operating my keyboard, I'll toss it out to the experts:

I'm thinking of moving this blog from Greymatter over to Movable Type. It's not that I don't like GM, I do, but MT has a ton of features that GM doesn't, plus it's currently being updated and improved.

I do have a question for you MT types out there, though. Right now with GM I have the ability using Internet Explorer to highlight some text in a page that I want to reference and then right-clicking and choosing a menu option to automatically have the page's URL and highlighted text appear in a GM entry window. That makes it really simple to reference articles and stuff I find online in order to post about them.

I can't find where MT has a similar feature. Anyone know if it does?

Limerick Laureate SilverBlue has a lovely poem for us...

And I have to read here that Mookie is now a Munuvian!!!! Sheesh!!!! Talk about being out of the loop!!! Now I have to suit up and head into my template again! (Hope I'm out in time to go to work....not that I want to work, but internet access won't pay for itself....)

Posted by Susie at 08:44 AM | Comments (4)

August 26, 2003

Wandering the blogosystem....

Well, for those of you no longer amused by the Great Blog War to End All Blog Wars, Frank has moved his war posts to Alliance Headquarters, and is back in true Frank form with a new Frank Answers, Bite-sized Wisdom, and Hate Mail....

Tiger is threatening to do his Nightly Navel Gazing Reports on a guest navel!!!! No! No! I will accept no substitutes!!!!

Thanks to SilverBlue, I learned that Ted of Rocket Jones did my wandering for me...Thanks, Ted!

Well, next volley of thunderstorms is moving in...offline with Susie....

Posted by Susie at 03:45 PM | Comments (0)

August 23, 2003

Follow that link...

Michele reminds us that religious fanatics should not be dismissed as mere wackos...

Posted by Susie at 01:33 PM | Comments (2)

August 22, 2003

Excessive GL Warning....

Fighting a three-front Blog War is very time-consuming, especially the way work cuts into my blogging time. I finally have some time for Gratuitious Linkage, so here goes....

Tiger has been blogging a Nightly Navel Gazing Report. These are a must read!

Frank has The Rumsfeld Strangler vs. Cyber-Lenin up. Yay!

One side effect of having to work all the time is I have seriously neglected linking to Kevin of Wizbang! So much so that I lost to Kin!!! (If only Kevin had waited an hour or so before tabulating the votes!!!!)

Paul has been possessed by Stephen King. Before that happened, he offered his thoughts on the Great Blog War....

Silver Blue offers a lovely limerick....

Jennifer wades in to take up the gratitous linkage slack for me...Thanks Jen! That's what girlfriends are for.... (now get MT so I can ping you!).

Tuning Spork considers the concept of Trust...

Tim (thanks for doing my work for me, Jen!) summarizes the Blog War for the uninterested...

James reviews Gods and Generals (spoiler: he panned it).

John Collins got food poisoning at Red Lobster. Oddly enough, the last time I ate at Red Lobster the same thing happened to me.... (psst...John...update your blogroll..Victor has moved).

Speaking of Victor, he denies he is at war with Ted....sounds like the opening salvo to me....

Well I have to head into the theater and thread movies for showing to empty theaters (since the kids are back in school but we are still running matinees...go figure).

Until the next episode of GL, I bid you peace....

Posted by Susie at 10:45 AM | Comments (2)

August 19, 2003

Breaking News....

Well, I am sure my fellow Axis members will be delighted to know that I am feeling a tad better today. While I may never develop an appreciation for fungi, I thank God frequently for mold in handy pill form...

Meanwhile, Beloved Benefactor, Brave Axis Ally and Avowed Insta-Enemy, Pixy Misa has a cool new toy...

Stalwart Champion of Fence Sitting Neutrality Tiger is seeing Superheroes in his visitor stats...

Axis Leader Jennfer continues to gather allies in her battle with Frank....

And Frank is better! Yay!

Posted by Susie at 12:24 PM | Comments (4)

August 17, 2003


Silver Blue needs new linkage! So you all go read this, and then link to it! He forgot jumping rope, but he's a boy.....

Posted by Susie at 11:30 AM | Comments (0)

Nightly roundup

Victor explains his position in the Blog War with deeply moving prose. Dearest Blogbrother, please--hate Frank all you want, but don't let it drive you to the Dark Side! [He also has two more Dfilms, one of which made me laugh out loud.....]

Silver Blue has collected an assortment of put-downs--there's one for every occasion!

Meanwhile, Frank has breaking news about the Evil One!

Posted by Susie at 01:00 AM | Comments (0)

August 14, 2003

So much to blog about, so little time....

I only have two hours until I have to leave for work, and that is definately not long enough to comment on all the good stuff I encountered last night (well, since it was after midnight it was probably really early this morning) when I got home from work.
Handy reminder list:
[Now, the last time I posted a list like this, Tim wanted to know when I was going to finish blogging about it. So let me explain. Having typed all the "subjects" in a "list", I then go back and fill in a few sentences and or links to explain why they are there. However, you, my Loyal Readers, don't see that part of the process. You only see the finished result. So imagine the list part, and enjoy my gratuituos linkage...]

Tiger provided me with so much to read last night when I got home from work that I was finally commentless...

Kin reminded me of a song I used to sing on the way to the laundromat when I was in college--here it is for you in all its glory:

You can tell by the way I do my wash
I'm a laundryman--use Snowy Bleach.
You bring the clothes and I'll bring the soap
Just hand 'em over, don't need no speech...
Ah, ah, ah, ah, doin' the wash, doin' the wash,
Ah, ah, ah, ah, doin' the wash!
© Susie (with apologies to the BeeGees)

Pixy Misa has 80 million invoices and payments to deal with...and I thought I had a lot of bills!

Victor has two more entries in his Dfilm serial, Back from Vacation...I think the real Collins and Cimino are actually less articulate than he depicts them in Part 6...

Tim is on this list because he is one of my blog siblings and needs links....

Perry has noticed an absence of "tagging" in his comments...sorry, Perry! What happens is I start down my "reading list" and then wander off into a link, which takes me to another link, and before I know it, it's time to go to work! Then, when I get home, everybody has posted NEW links for me to get lost in.... I will try to do better...

Jim S says my comment tagging looks like I'm a troll.... Dang! Can't a girl try to share the love? And it really takes less time to write "Susie was here" than "The beauty and eloquence of your prose has stunned me commentless..." (which some people might not take in the spirit in which it was written...). Maybe I'll have to re-think this comment thing....(or maybe Jim is just jealous I haven't "tagged" his blog....?)

Kevin the Wiz keeps us up to date with the Blogging Kevins (sounds like a band of bagpipers, doesn't it?)

Harvey's Hare Tonic search...did anyone help him out?

Frank J! He posted a long Declaration of War while I was at work yesterday, and support seems to be growing...

Well, folks, now I have to go read and "tag" all the stuff I missed last night, and I only have a half hour to do it before I have to get ready for work...

Somebody needs to make a "kept woman" out of me so I can blog all day (in return, favors.....)

Posted by Susie at 10:29 AM | Comments (2)

August 12, 2003


Well, that went surprisingly well.. I only tripped over one toasted racoon corpse and the slug infestation seems to be subsiding (must be that new Slug-Be-Gone that Pixy Misa started using...).

Anyway, since he pingged me so enjoyably, AND because I'd already had him bookmarked for some reason, I have added Steven Taylor of Poliblog to that list thingee over there <------.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in blogland, Frank has been in a posting frenzy...

Maybe I need to adjust my brilliant idea a little, and figure if I link to a post they'll know I've read it, so I don't have to comment...

Posted by Susie at 11:05 PM | Comments (1)

Share the Love...

Man, it's tough leaving comments on every blog I read! Sometimes I get so interested in the article I forget to comment and have to go back!

Anyway, here are a few of the less interesting posts I've encountered:

Bill has nothing so badly that even his lame poll tanked--not one person had answered it more than 6 hours after he put it up. Now that's sad...

Tim sneezes...

Paul has nothing, too, but in fewer words....

Tiger spends a lot of time trying to figure out why people visit him...

Victor is still making movies....

Hmm...looks like I just scooped Kevin on next week's Bonfire entries!

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

Off the beaten track

In keeping with my new policy of commenting where ever I go, I have discovered that some people actually read the comments to their blog! How cool is that? Way cool!
So I am out doing my morning wander, and as sometimes happens when I am still drinking my recommended daily minimum requirement of caffiene in the form of Gevalia's Costa Rican Peaberry, I strayed off my usual path into a series of intriguing links that led here. So I left my "tag" in the comments. Turns out this blogger has moved to type pad and has multiple blogs there. But what I find most interesting is he is from Australia and is a geek. My bestest blog friend, Pixy Misa, is also an Aussie geek.

Do you two guys know each other?

Posted by Susie at 09:54 AM | Comments (7)

August 11, 2003

Lame Linkage Post #896

In his post, "You're not alone...," Paul says:I'm curious about something. How many of you who are reading this are at work, and should be doing actual work instead of reading this mindless drivel?

But I am, Paul--I am alone! My workplace is a technology-free zone... I have to blog and read blogs at home, on my own time! [the horror!]

As [shudder] horrifying as that is, I have found something even worse: not being at work and having to read this post!
[oh, the humanity.....]

Posted by Susie at 06:45 PM | Comments (2)

August 09, 2003


Since Frank was kind enough to visit my blog and leave a snarky (love that word!) comment, I am going to link to his most recent Frank Answers.... (which was pretty funny if you missed it because you stopped going by there ever since he put up that annoying banner ad, and who could blame you? other than Frank, I mean...)

Posted by Susie at 01:07 PM | Comments (0)

A Handy List

Things I want to blog about today:

Tim's essay (which seems to me to be a perspicuous prognosis of where our two major political parties are headed)
Tuning Spork's essay (an excellent analysis of Arnie's potential as Governor of Kalifornia)
Kevin's search for Kevins (of which I have only two others blogrolled that I am aware of, Kevin of The Primary Main Objective and Kevin of The Smallest Minority, in addition, of course, to Kevin the Wiz)
Tim's next Dfilm attempt(which blows the lid off the the curse of Dfilmania's TRUE origins.....)
and John Cole's Blogger Awards, and Tiger's campaign to be Snarkiest Blog (so everybody vote for him!)

Posted by Susie at 11:52 AM | Comments (2)

Saturday Sillies...

Well I woke up today with every intention of suiting up and heading into my main template to work on my blogroll...but I just had to stop by Pixy Misa's first, and goodness he was busy while I was asleep. Ping storm!

Episode 16 of the Blogdfather is up. Episode 15 was apparently eaten by overzealous bureaucrats at some snarky (LOVE that word! must use it more!) web host place. In place of it, there's this fragment, apparently all that remains of The Lost Episode...

Now, into the template with me.... (send ruggedly-handsome and attractively-buff firemen to rescue me if I'm not back in an hour....)

Posted by Susie at 09:52 AM | Comments (4)

August 08, 2003

Friday Night Follies

John Collins turns the tables on Paul with an interview....

Bill strikes back at both John and Paul with flair and sensitivity (his hallmarks).

I think this is a good time to suggest that someone host a Dfilm festival..... (but not me, I'm an instigator, not an organizer....)

Tiger informs us he has a date....

Silver Blue got tired of waiting for Paul to interview him, and got Roxette Bunny to do it. He also has fallen victim to the Dfilm Disease....again!

Frank has the next part of Empress Condi up....

Posted by Susie at 09:00 PM | Comments (1)

August 07, 2003

Gratuitous Linkage and other fun

Well, I need to link to some people to keep my average up...who shall it be?

Oh! Kevin, of course, so I can stay on his permaroll with the grownups... he calls IMAO "the Netflix blog presented by Frank J." Since I love Frank and hate the Netflix banner, I am considering changing the name of his link to this more appropriate one. Kevin also has a scary story, kids....

John Collins discusses the sensative issue of homosexuality and the Catholic Church...

Jamie says :
Switched from Dataplain to Sitemeter so I can see just how pathetic my numbers are in a cool graphic form.
Excellent! Next you'll be checking the Ecosystem every ten minutes, like Tiger....

And somebody needs to point out to that Instaguy that there is a 14 episode "tribute" to him over at Pixy's....

Posted by Susie at 09:46 PM | Comments (4)

August 06, 2003

Playin Hookie.....

I snuck out of work and came home for about 1/2 an hour because I couldn't wait 4 more hours to read today's "In My World". Pixy Misa has a hilarious response to it. Tiger has fallen victim to Dfilmania....

Harvey lost Bolgroll Survivor (and it turns out I voted for serenity's answer anyway!) and now the pressure is on me to come up with a losers' logo. Thanks, Frank! I need more pressure in my life...

Posted by Susie at 08:11 PM | Comments (3)

August 05, 2003

A Smattering of Tuesday gratuitous link-pimping

Paul has another exclusive interview, this one with Bill.

Interview me! Interview me!

Also, yesterday was Kin's Birthday! Belated Happy, Kin!

UPDATE: my pinger is broken again!!!!!! man, that's 3/4 of the fun of MT.....

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

August 04, 2003

Nightly report...(aka "ping storm"...)

It was a rather uneventful day at the theater today...the only thing we ran out of was bottled water, and we only had to unfreeze the oil line with a hair dryer twice...but I'm still exhausted. So I don't know if I'm up for a full tour of my blog roll, but here at least are the highlights so far....
Paul has an exclusive interview with John Collins. They talk about Bill so much he thinks its about him...
Tiger offers an enigma wrapped in a pita....
Pixy Misa has gathered his magnum opus into one entry for those souls hardy enough to watch the entire thrilling saga....
Kevin reminds us that Bonfire entries are due by midnight....
Harvey (who I hope got his entry into Frank on time) has a gay example of grafitti currency today...
Tim uncovers a Communist plot....
Jennifer entertains herself (and all the other losers in Frank's contest)...
Glenn demands recognition for discovering Bill's nemesis (who thanks all the little people who made him the blogstar he is today)....

Loyal Readers know what tomorrow's forecast is!

Posted by Susie at 10:52 PM | Comments (4)

August 03, 2003

Ping Storm!

This habit many bloggers have of taking the weekend off leads me to suspect that either they do most of their blogging from work, or they consider blogging to be work.
I can understand the former if they don't have internet access at home (although the opposite holds true for me). But if the latter is the case, why do they bother to do it? It's not like anyone is getting paid by the word in blogging. It's not (for most of us, anyway) that difficult to compose a sentence or two and hit publish. I can understand why someone like Frank would take the weekend off, because he posts the equivalent of several small novels every week. But others like Victor who just take off for the beach on the weekend without even asking his Loyal Reader if its ok with her.....or John Collins, who just doesn't post the weekend through.... Goodness, even Bill posted a deep and meaningful analysis of the nuances of lint yesterday!
Kevin thoughtfully provided for my entertainment needs yesterday, as did Tiger and B.B.M.M. Pixy Misa.

Now here's a link to this week's New Blog Showcase Entry.
Pixy has part 7 of the Blogfather up, and I have to go watch!

Posted by Susie at 09:45 AM | Comments (3)

August 02, 2003

Added Value

One last link before I collapse into bed...Victor has a photo of me as I head off into my template to adjust the blogroll! I didn't even see the camera....(I was lucky to find the flamethrower....)

Posted by Susie at 06:56 AM | Comments (2)

July 31, 2003

Link Harlotry

Silver Blue is trying to be a Link Whore(Link Man-Whore?) and I am delighted to assist by being a Link Pimp. In case you don't know who SilverBlue is, check out his F.A.Q.. I also recommend meeting Roxette Bunny, occasional blog contributor.

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


Okay, a couple more things before I head in to face Another Day in Hell (wish I could get that TM logo to work...the one Kevin gave me doesn't....)

Someone needs to make a not blogrolled logo or something similar for Frank's Blogroll Contest Losers who really should have won: (names and links will be inserted later tonight after I get home from the bar where we are having a 21st birthday party for one of my nieces, provided I have not drunk myself into a stupor after dealing with the lack of a supply order and oillessness today at the theater....)

UPDATE: I had the world's worst Cosmopolitan followed by a Kaluha and "cream", so I'm not too sober to blog. Anyway, the losers (so far) amongst my "crowd" are SilverBlue, Tiger, John Collins, Bill, Norbizness, Banagor and Pixy Misa. The soon to be losers (at least two of the three anyway) are Jennifer, Harvey and Tuning Spork. So we need to band together to fight oppression and link- stinginess, I meant we need a cool losers logo.

Posted by Susie at 11:36 AM | Comments (6)

You vote now!

The answers for Group F are up over at the guy with the annoying banner ad's.

Three of my buddies are in this group, so I think one of other two are probably the ones with the lame answer that will win....

Posted by Susie at 11:22 AM | Comments (2)

July 30, 2003

.... just wanderin'

Jaboobie needs to check his comments--I wanted to reply to this
post that it looks like "nuke the moon" is working...

Speaking of the blogger with the annoying banner ad, there's a hilarious new In My World....

Tiger is conducting an Ecosystem experiment.... but I think we need to get Kevin in on this. (I'd ask for Pixy too but apparently his brain is made of cottage cheese....).

So Kevin, Pixy and Tiger all need to check their Ecosystem details and see if there are new links from me to their main page as well as individual articles....

Posted by Susie at 09:28 AM | Comments (3)

July 29, 2003

Tuesday's forecast:

Look for intermittant blogging with an 80% chance of gratuitous linkage...

Harvey has a laugh-out-loud response to Group E's essay question... I hope the question for Group F is as inspiring, since three of my blog friends (Harvey, Jennifer and Tuning Spork) are in that division....

Posted by Susie at 09:27 AM | Comments (1)

July 26, 2003

Reading notes

If you check out any sites in the blogathon, be sure to click on the webring icons...there are a lot of blogs out there, folks, and one or two of them might be interesting....

Posted by Susie at 09:19 AM | Comments (1)

New Blog Showcase Vote

I enjoyed reading this.

Posted by Susie at 08:55 AM | Comments (1)

3...2....1....They're off!

Well, the Blogathon is off and running.....Kevin and Lair both left the post at the same time, but Kevin is ahead by one post already....
(English is such an fun language!)

UPDATE: Laurence has evened the race!

Wait! Kevin pulls ahead!

K, 'nuf of that...I'll try to find something else interesting to post about as soon as I've finished my coffee...or not...

Posted by Susie at 08:39 AM | Comments (2)

July 25, 2003


Go here and click on View Image. Then come back and say "Thanks!".

Posted by Susie at 07:57 AM | Comments (3)

July 24, 2003

I have better things to do than blog, so I'm blogging

Bill wants us to send him stupid questions to answer, because he's lazy. Bill, shouldn't you be asking us to send in the answers too?

John Collins got his trackbacks turned on by pushing all the buttons and hoping for the best. So I have to mention that he's got his entry into Frank's contest and he wants everyone to vote for him.

I just emailed Frank my entry (I am in Group D, subsection Q, Kill-a-commie-for-Christ division), so tomorrow you all can try and figure out which answer is mine so as to avoid voting for it (because once Frank blogrolls me my life will be complete and I will retire to the Riveria where muscular young men in skimpy thongs will bring me strawberry margaritas all day...and I wouldn't have time to blog anymore, all my waking hours being taken up with sexually harrassing the help.....but I digress...)

I found a really cool post last night (this morning? when you get home from a hard day at the theater after midnight it's hard the make these distinctions) over at Classical Values. Eric gets 'rolled the next time I feel up to facing the Terrors of the Template...

Harvey explains why everyone is mourning the loss of the Iraqi Olympic Committee President.....

Pixy coins a new word... Hey, that's Tiger's job!

Posted by Susie at 10:19 AM | Comments (4)

July 22, 2003

An evening stroll

I have been remiss in linking to Frank today. And since he linked to my Benefactor and Mentor, Pixy Misa, it's time to stop taunting him for a typo.

Group C has 24 hours to submit their entries to Frank's contest. Both John Collins and Bill C. are in this group, so it should be interesting to see if Frank has to use a lot of asterisks to keep his website rated "G".

Speaking of Bill, he has more dinner recommendations for us. He also has some really sweet things to say about John Collins. Guys can get so mushy sometimes....

Looks like Tiger (who is in Group B) forgot to refill his flamethrower before he headed down to his main template. I hate it when that happens!

Harvey (who is in Group F with Tuning Spork and Jennifer) points us to The Customer from Hell. It happens I know her--she comes to the theater twice a week.

Paul has an interesting Personal Ad. I'd answer it, but ....

This is hilarious! Don't you love it when politicians get caught with their pants around their ankles? Thanks, Pietro!

Jaboobie gives everyone a preview of his Bonfire entry for this week....

Good night, Pixy Misa (who is in Group E), wherever you are!

Posted by Susie at 09:17 PM | Comments (3)

Something Awful...

I couldn't find a permalink to this entry (but that could be because I am techno-impaired, unless this is it) but today's article called Awful Adventures In the Kitchen: Prelude to Burnt Mushrooms and Onions In Rancid Ass Sauce had me laughing so hard I think I hurt myself. It's almost as if someone took John Collins and Bill C. and, using super-secret government-conspiracy-type DNA-tampering-cloning-technology, mooshed them together to create Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka....

Posted by Susie at 11:12 AM | Comments (2)

July 19, 2003

Bla bla bla

Well, even though I have to go to work shortly, I've decided to continue to do a terrific job procrastinating rather that use the available time to work on my homework. (Everyone needs a skill they can capitalize on, right? Just because I am an expert at putting things off until they come back to bite me in the butt doesn't mean I can't have a miserable, unfulfilled life like everyone else...)

Cogito ergo blogum. (I probably got the declension wrong on that--haven't used much Latin since I had two semesters of it in college. It helped me with etymology, what can I say? I probably would have gotten my Masters in Linguistics if not for that whole "can't leave the house" thingee. Oh well. )

Anyway--Tuning Spork is already up at running at the new digs, so put on your asbestos suits, grab your flamethrowers, and adjust your links to the new address. (The racoons dine on roasted slugs in MY template tonight!)

Kevin the Wiz was talking about some problem he had with Crisco. My first reaction was, well substitute butter or margarine! How difficult is that? But then I remembered that some guys just aren't into the whole cooking thing, so maybe it does seem like a problem to him.

Banagor has another must-read. And I'm not just saying that because he says nice things about Frank.

John Collins is not in jail after all, so forget the bail fund. Although I bet if we started a beer fund for him...

Bill partied very hard for Alice's birthday and is practicing hung-over blogging. I think he's got it down pat.

Tiger likes Red Green. I wonder how much he would charge me to bring his duct tape to my theater and fix things??

Did I remember to tell everybody to go over to Ambient Irony and tell Pixy Misa he's the bestest?

Posted by Susie at 04:00 PM | Comments (3)

July 18, 2003

The things that go on while I'm at work...

Harvey at Bad Money is in group F of Blogroll Survivor, but he wrote a great essay for the question given to group A.
(Hmm...Aquaman, "A". Wonder if group B's question will be about Batman....?)

I think we may need to scrape up bail money for John Collins--he hasn't posted today....

Bill found out he was Pixy Misa's Blog of the Day--2 days ago (or maybe 3, since there's some kind of riff in the space-time continuum called the International Dateline--I don't really understand it myself, but if you go over to Ambient Irony, I'm sure Pixy'll 'splain it--den Beste linked to him, you know!)

Tuning Spork has an actual blog entry! Whoo hoo! It looks like Frank's furry silly geeky whatever contest has had a positive result!

James has a thought-provoking essay on "playing the race card."

Kevin the Wiz reminds us of the next Bonfire deadline.

Pierto points out an amazing difference between Germans and Americans.

Tiger has a couple of blonde jokes (he says to substitute "Aggie" if you are a blonde. What's an "aggie"? Sounds like a yucky vegetable to me....)

Posted by Susie at 07:29 PM | Comments (5)

July 17, 2003

Microbe voting

I scrolled though the entries at the New Weblog Showcase and the blub to this rant caught my eye.
I also found this entry, which I hope is brilliant satire.
The only other blurb that caught my eye was this blog's entry.

All the others seemed like shrill re-hashings of political non-issues, or niche-centric techno-speak. But maybe that's just me. I'm feeling rather cynical today.

Posted by Susie at 09:48 AM | Comments (2)

Late Night Snacks

Blogroll Survivor is now in full swing. My turn comes sometime during the next vernal equinox, or shortly before the Plant People from Planet X arrive, whichever is later...

Tiger is also having a link contest, but his questions were too easy.....

Via Pixy Misa, from Kevin, it seems that the puppyblender had a mole at work at Frank's blog....

Posted by Susie at 12:30 AM | Comments (2)

July 16, 2003

This just in.....

Banagor unsheathes his sword and has at an anti-Semitic newspaper columnist. This is why the world needs more knights in shining armor.

Mentor and Benefactor Pixy Misa posts another poem about toes...
go read it now!

I am going to play on my typepad test blog this morning. you're welcome to swing by and leave snarky comments......

Posted by Susie at 08:31 AM | Comments (2)

July 15, 2003

Wake up, competitors!

Yoo Hoo! Bill! Tiger!! Get with it guys, you only have til noon on Wednesday to jump through Frank's first hoop!

Posted by Susie at 09:43 PM | Comments (6)

He was sad....

Frank is preparing the hoops through which we must jump in order to be considered for a coveted blogroll link.

There are really bad thunderstorms approaching, so the computer is going OFF now!

Posted by Susie at 08:45 AM | Comments (1)

Short and Sweet

Tim has comments and a site meter now! Dude, he's freakin' serious about this blogging thing! So stop by there and make that meter roll....

Posted by Susie at 08:18 AM | Comments (3)

This just in....

Buck the Marine speaks out on uranium-gate. You know where to find it.

Posted by Susie at 08:03 AM | Comments (3)

July 14, 2003

Links Schminks

Kevin at Wizbang linked to my Bonfire of the Vanities entry, so naturally I am linking back to his post. If you are really, really bored you can just go back and forth between our blogs all night.....

Bill is having his own linkage contest, but, like all Bill's contests, the requirements are pretty tough....luckily, we are already cross-linking so I don't have to sweat it.
Bill also tells us more about himself than we really needed--or wanted--to know.

John Collins is no longer welcome at Best Buy. I don't understand it at all--he's such a sweet-tempered guy.....

Through a link at the comments of He Who Will Not Be Pinged, I found this site, only to learn that Bill had beaten me to it! Anyway, go on over to SilverBlue and wander around for a bit. I found this gem there.

Posted by Susie at 07:01 PM | Comments (2)

Monday Morning Stroll

Amish Tech Support could use a few more supporters--for the blogathon. (No, you don't have to be Amish, but it helps!)

Tiger points out that there seems to have been a massive overnight shift in the Ecosystem. I blame Frank. I think he's designed a secret weapon to suck away the linkage to the Instapundit, but something went horribly wrong...

My Beloved Benefactor and Renaissance Man Pixy Misa of Ambient Irony can list Poet on his resume...

Victor has taken a break from his hiatus, and posted a link to a cool picture (and it's not of his rats!).

Bill is having another "contest".
Bill is very non-PC. I like that in a man. He also says nice things about me (unlike some other bloggers who shall remain nameless and unlinked).

Paul warns us of the dangers to be found in the kitchen cabinet. (KIDS: Do not try this at home!!!!)

Jennifer does Grant. Her assessment is not quite as scholarly as James' was, or as well-researched as John Collins', but it does help round out the picture for me. Thanks Jen!

Kevin says last call for entries to this week's Bonfire.

Gotta go! need to find somethin' bad to enter!

Posted by Susie at 09:00 AM | Comments (5)

July 13, 2003

G.L. Quickie

Most likely due to Jennifer's subtle blegging in his comments, Frank is going to have a competition for a spot on his blogroll....

Now if it were based on sheer volume of linkage, I'd be a shoe-in.....

Posted by Susie at 04:14 PM | Comments (1)

Hung over blogging....

While I wait to see if the coffee makes a dent in this brain cloud, you all go read Pixy Misa's tale of his weekend... it includes a lovely rant which I must excerpt for those readers too timid to click-though:


I spot a leaflet stuck to a telegraph pole. It reads "SMASH MIDDLE EAST TERRORISM". Well, I'm all for that. "BOMB ISRAEL NOW". Right. That's coming down. It was glued on pretty well, so I was reduced to tearing it into illegible strips. At the next pole, some other right-thinking person had already started in on the leaflet, so I finished the job. And so on until I reached the supermarket.

To the backwards-evolved febrile pus-monkeys who stuck these things up: Your little hate-papers are gone now, suckers. And may you get run over by a speeding garbage truck before your next birthday.


The Emperor would be proud!

Posted by Susie at 10:57 AM | Comments (2)

July 12, 2003

Morning report

Jennifer is indeed a Crunchy Crustacean this morning. Dang, I'm good.

New Loyal Reader Banagor is already a Slimy Mollusc. Every damsel needs a Paladin in her arsenal (in case the Mage or Cleric just don't have enough hit points to make it across that life-sucking barrier).

Bill is an Adorable Little Rodent. Yes, folks, Bill is a rat!

My Benevolent Benefactor, Pixy Misa, is a Crawly Amphibian. He's Australian. Aussies are Cool.

Perry is another Crawly Amphibian. He's not Australian.

Pietro isn't Australian either, but he's also a Crawly Amphibian.

Loyal Citizen Victor is a Slithering Reptile. Victor has been on a tour analyzing the fares of taxis in Paris. There is also a cool "notice" where his pictures of Rat Calle should be. This is why people say:
Running List Of Blogspot Defectors

Tiger is a Marauding Marsupial. Tiger is a lawyer, but I like him anyway.

John Collins is a Flappy Bird (same as I!). John is very very funny, but one of these days someone is going to have to wash his mouth out with soap....

James is also a Slithering Reptile But he finally wished Frank a Happy Blogiversary so I am sure he will be moving up the ecosystem rankings more quickly.

Paul is another Flappy Bird. Seems like there are a lot of us.....

Glenn (not Reynolds) is another Marauding Marsupial. He's not a lawyer, but I like him anyway.

Kevin is a Large Mammal. I keep meaning to enter the Bonfire of the Vanities.....maybe my Loyal Readers can point out my worst posts to me....

And check out how many times I've linked to Frank! (I think it missed a couple).

Posted by Susie at 09:45 AM | Comments (4)

July 11, 2003

Movin' on up...

Jennifer took my (astute) advice and signed up for the ecosystem. She may be a Microbe today, but I'll bet by tomorrow she's at least a Crustacean!

Posted by Susie at 05:02 PM | Comments (2)

Showcase vote....

I enjoyed Boomshock's analysis of Ah nuld's potential as a CA governor....

Posted by Susie at 10:01 AM | Comments (2)

Blegging and G.L.

Jennifer has asked if she can be on my blogroll just because she linked to Frank.

Loyal Readers know that it is a coveted and awesome honor to be on my blogroll, mainly because I say it is, but also because (even though Pixy Misa has taken care of the rats and the bats) my main template is an area fraught with peril, into which I only venture when well-equipped with excessive weaponry and bolstered by the assurance that my cause is just....

However, Jennifer, you may earn a place on my blogroll one of two ways:
#1 Read my blog and leave lots of salient comments so that I know how brilliant and insightful and tasteful you are
#2 Write something on your blog (with lots of citations) that I can use as a source for my paper on the leadership skills of U. S. Grant (this item expires on July 21st).

Special thanks to Victor (who seems to be on some sort of secret mission; I wonder if it has something to do with the taxi fare in Paris?) for pointing out that Frank answered another of my questions! I now know that the presence of all colors is called blurple. Cool! (I also learned not to leave my crayons out in the sun....)

In other news, Tiger spent the day in jail....
Pixy Misa alerts us to a little known danger....
Bill's toe is not broken....
Paul offers us yet another way to discourage unwanted attention in public...

Posted by Susie at 09:33 AM | Comments (3)

July 10, 2003

The Rival......

Be still my heart....John Collins even quotes the Big Lebowski in the comments!

Oh, and Bill broke his toe.

Posted by Susie at 09:49 AM | Comments (3)

July 09, 2003


Well I am checking out the usual suspects (Tiger, Pixy Misa, James, John Collins, Glenn et al) and so far, only Victor has linked to Frank and paid him homage....

Get with it, guys! You don't want to suffer the Wrath of Susie, do you?????

Posted by Susie at 10:15 AM | Comments (7)

Proper Attributions

Thanks to Paul at Sanity's Edge (which I followed the link at the trackbacks to Frank's blogivarsary to find) I learned that Bill at Bloviating Inanities has posted a lovely tribute to Frank.
(Gratuitous linkage to Fritz and venomous kate)

Posted by Susie at 09:12 AM | Comments (1)

Bad Money

I enjoyed this New Blog Showcase entry from Bad Money. I think Frank would enjoy it, too.....

Posted by Susie at 08:58 AM | Comments (1)


Frank (did I mention it's his blogiversary?)has a new In My World---the Hunt for the Rumsfeld Strangler!
But just because he has to go to the dentist is no reason to leave it a cliffhanger!!!!!! Auuuugh!!!!!!

Posted by Susie at 08:15 AM | Comments (2)

July 08, 2003

G.L.A. !!

Tiger requests the firing squad....ouch!

Thanks to Dave Barry's Blog, via Pixy Misa's links, I give you this: the top 10 reasons for wearing a kilt.
(I find the idea of men in kilts very sexy; almost as sexy as nightshirts!)

Posted by Susie at 03:00 PM | Comments (1)

G.L.A. !

Paul of Sanity's Edge states:"Nothing says stupidity like naked protesting." Gotta agree with that one!
He also relates an interesting way to be rid of those pesky old high school acquaintances....
And for Pete: a Caddyshack quote story...

Posted by Susie at 02:50 PM | Comments (2)

Exercise...and how to love it

Having fattened us up with his tasy recipe, Bill now shows us a quick weight-loss plan. Thanks, Bill!

Posted by Susie at 09:53 AM | Comments (2)

I think Frank has a rival for my affections.....

...and it's John Collins. Read his answers to Acidman's 25 questions for Maripat and Lori.
Keep an eye out for the quote from "The Big Lebowski"! (I LOVE that movie!)

Posted by Susie at 08:31 AM | Comments (3)

This is cool.....

Want to know what Glenn (not Reynolds) sounds like? He has an audblog post! Actually, two.....

However, Language Alert!!!! Be sure there are no younger or more sensative listeners around before you play them.....

Posted by Susie at 08:16 AM | Comments (1)

July 07, 2003


*gratuitous linkage alert

Pixy Misa, this one's for you....

Posted by Susie at 09:37 PM | Comments (2)


Frank has out-done himself in today's In My World! Go here immediately!

Tiger is back from camping! Woo hoo!

Pixy Misa has almost as many videos as I do! (but his are dust free!).

John had a brush with death....

Bill posts a tasty recipe, replete with photos!

So go enjoy the blogosphere's return to activity; I have to go to the library for more books on U.S. Grant.

Posted by Susie at 09:05 AM | Comments (4)

July 06, 2003

Public Service Pronouncements

Before I don my "professional attire" and head off to the salt mines for 12 hours of mediating teenage angst-driven disputes, threading movie projectors and serving popcorn to the semi-washed masses, I would like to point out that I was feeling particularly self-confident this morning and thus, attired in heavy-duty coveralls, lighted miner's helmet and sturdy boots, mag-lite at the ready and baseball bat in hand (for the critters lurking in the darkened recesses), I strode boldly into my template and added several links and logos. (I admit I flinched when I heard the scuttling of rats, but remembering my promise to Victor I did them no harm).

I have added Kevin of Wizbang, as well as his Tech site and also the Klink site for anyone still at blogspot wishing they could add comments.

Then, having successfully fended off the bats that dive-bombed me when I accidently stumbled into their lair, I also added the Blogspot Jihad Logo and an Amazon Pay thingee logo. (What the heck, right? May as well find out if any millionaire philanthropists are reading me....)

So, when I get home from work tonight, the contest deadline will have passed, and if I am alert enough I will declare a winner. Tune in tomorrow......

Posted by Susie at 10:55 AM | Comments (4)

More Gratuitous Linkage

Victor keeps blogging about some kind of tour. I think he's going on a trip to France with some really unlucky folks. Someone got stung by a bee, and someone else fell off a bridge or something. There is a nice colorful graph, though. I think it shows how much the taxi fare is in Paris.

James is in fisk-mode.

Kevin is guest-reviewing the new blog showcase.

Everyone else seems to have taken the weekend off.....


Posted by Susie at 12:56 AM | Comments (2)

July 05, 2003

You'd think it was a Holiday or somethin'.....

I've missed a few good blog entries lately, what with the combination of work and rolling waves of thunderstorms. What a day! The rain, wind, lightning, thunder and occasional tornado siren made it a memorable Fourth. The power flickered eight times, but never went out (to the disappointment of my clerks who wanted us to close, and the relief of myself, envisioning the nightmare of two theaters' worth of refunds--in the dark....) and the hail hitting against the plate glass windows while lightning flashed and thunder boomed made a pretty spectacular fireworks display.
More t-storms due today, so we should be fairly busy again. In the meantime, here are a few goodies you may have missed:

Bill Whittle posts Trinity as a two-parter. Irony in there somewhere, eh?

James posted an excellent synopsis of why we celebrate our Independence Day. Then Bill Whittle had to show him up.
Mr. Whittle showed me up too, James. I'm in.

The Emperor has more posts than I can link to on the subject of the Fourth and what it means. Head over and wander around. It's where I found out that Trinity was up.

Frank J gives us a History Lesson....

Everyone else either wishes the Yanks a Happy Independence Day or has gone camping.

UPDATE: In my desperate wanderings seeking "bloggy goodness" I discovered this important news flash (okay, so it's from February...I missed it then, ok? I wasn't even blogging then, ok? Just go read it. Thanks.)

Posted by Susie at 08:31 AM | Comments (2)

July 03, 2003

Humor alert.....

Frank. Need I say more?

Posted by Susie at 08:06 AM | Comments (1)

July 02, 2003

Gotta love Texas....

Tiger, this one's for you!
Thanks to Who Tends the Fires.

Posted by Susie at 07:55 AM | Comments (3)

July 01, 2003

A link up

Time to help a microbe on its way up the ecosystem food chain.
I cruised the zero-links listings, looking for a catchy title and found "Subversive Cognition". Then I headed on over, read a few posts, and decided to share...
So, Loyal Readers, check out this post, or this one.

Also, John Collins is now a Flappy Bird, and ahead of me in linkage by TWO. This is cool, since he only started blogging about a month ago! (ok, now he will be ahead of me by three, since I just added another link to his total....)

Posted by Susie at 09:58 AM | Comments (5)

Still too early to go to the Library.....

If you speak geek, you will probably enjoy (and understand) Pixy Misa's story. If you are geek-impaired, as I am, you will enjoy the title.

Frank answered another of my questions! Hurray! (Either my questions are getting better, or he's running out of things to answer....) He also has some Fun Facts about Hurricanes....

Tiger seems to have accidently had one of my days yesterday, while my day went fairly smoothly. Life ain't fair sometimes, is it?

Posted by Susie at 08:08 AM | Comments (2)

Slithering Reptile

New Weblog Showcase entry Patriotism vs. Nationalism, is a well-written, thought-provoking essay. Read it. Link to it. Debate it.

Posted by Susie at 07:24 AM | Comments (2)

June 30, 2003

Gratuitous Linkage and other Miscellany

Loyal Reader Pete demands more work from me, just because some other, less dedicated, bloggers are on vacation. Pete, did you start a blog so you could vote for me in the New Blog Showcase? Did you start 10 blogs and link to my entry from ALL of them so that I would win????

Well, it's just lucky for you that Tiger, Victor, John Collins, Glenn, Pixy Misa and Pietro all voted for my entry and I came in second. Otherwise I would be too depressed to blog at all!

Since I have a little time before I need to get ready for work (noon to six today! Hurray!!) and I am procrastinating getting started on this week's homework--no, wait--I mean, since I am, as a favor to Pete, neglecting, at the cost of serious detriment to my school career, starting this week's homework so that I can blog for his entertainment...yeah, that's good!--I will tell you a little about my day yesterday.

It sucked.

(I apologize to my more sensative readers who might be offended by the strong language of that remark, but some situations require extreme pejoratives.)

Remember the Saturday when the clerk got stuck on the roof? That was the day that the clumsy trainee killed our second register. Well, yesterday concluded our third straight weekend operating on only one register. The chaos has been unbelieveable, and since this past weekend has been three times as busy as the prior two (bad weather + great movies = tremendous business), I don't think "nightmare" is too strong a word to describe it.

Let me digress a moment to explain that the length of time it has taken to replace the register is the result of the combined efforts of the GM and the owner. When the trainee first spilled the soda into the register, it was assumed by all parties that once it dried out it could be reprogrammed. And so on my one day off during that long stretch when my Assistant was on vacation, the GM attempted to re-program it. (Although I have the instruction manual and the reading comprehension abilities to do it myself, the GM never gave me the programming key required to set the register to the program mode). It was at this point it was discovered that the machine WAS truly dead, and that a new one would need to be purchased to replace it.
It took the owner about five days to get around to buying me a new register.

Hurray! I have a new register!!

Drat!!! The new register is two and a half hours away at the home office.....

Hurray! The GM took the register to a theater only an hour away from us and the owner offered to pay one of my clerks to go pick it up!

Drat!!! The GM installed the batteries incorrectly and when we plugged it in the new register had no programming either!

Double Drat!!! The GM sent neither the manual nor the programming key!

Triple Drat!!!! The GM was sent to Minnesota for National Guard training!

Quadruple Drat!!! He mailed the programming key and the Post Office lost it!!!

This brings us to yesterday......

The clumsy trainee is now a clumsy concessions clerk. He is a very sweet young man, but seems to have difficulty paying attention, and so I must be constantly reminding him of what it was he was doing when he spaced out. Another new clerk is excellent on the register, but not very motivated, so when he works I have to constantly nag him to take care of the rountine tasks, like making popcorn and cleaning up after messy customers (the subject of a rant still in development). I have made it a point not to schedule these two together in order to avoid developing a fatal case of laryngitis.

I had scheduled the unmotivated clerk with Chris, one of my better workers, for the day shift, and the sweet-but-spacey clerk with Matt (one of my best workers as well as the one who was stuck on the roof) for the night shift.

Matt's dad called to say that Matt had a 101 fever and couldn't work.

**** (expletive deleted).

The problem with having almost entirely teenagers as your workforce is, when their parents go on vacation, they usually take the teenagers along rather than leave them home alone. And for some reason, they almost all seemed to choose the last week of June to vacation this year. That meant that I was already running shorthanded.

I will spare you the agonizing details, but the result was I ended up with laryngitis, a headache that would kill a Rhinocerous, and my patience restrained by a thread so miniscule that an electron looks the size of Asia in comparison.

The only good thing that happened yesterday is that one of my cashiers volunteered to drive to the theater that's an hour away and get their programming key. We got the new register up and running shortly after we closed......

Posted by Susie at 09:54 AM | Comments (4)

Gratuitous Linkage and other Miscellany

Loyal Reader Pete demands more work from me, just because some other, less dedicated, bloggers are on vacation. Pete, did you start a blog so you could vote for me in the New Blog Showcase? Did you start 10 blogs and link to my entry from ALL of them so that I would win????

Well, it's just lucky for you that Tiger, Victor, John Collins, Glenn, Pixy Misa and Pietro all voted for my entry and I came in second. Otherwise I would be too depressed to blog at all!

Since I have a little time before I need to get ready for work (noon to six today! Hurray!!) and I am procrastinating getting started on this week's homework--no, wait--I mean, since I am, as a favor to Pete, neglecting, at the cost of serious detriment to my school career, starting this week's homework so that I can blog for his entertainment...yeah, that's good!--I will tell you a little about my day yesterday.

It sucked.

(I apologize to my more sensative readers who might be offended by the strong language of that remark, but some situations require extreme pejoratives.)

Remember the Saturday when the clerk got stuck on the roof? That was the day that the clumsy trainee killed our second register. Well, yesterday concluded our third straight weekend operating on only one register. The chaos has been unbelieveable, and since this past weekend has been three times as busy as the prior two (bad weather + great movies = tremendous business), I don't think "nightmare" is too strong a word to describe it.

Let me digress a moment to explain that the length of time it has taken to replace the register is the result of the combined efforts of the GM and the owner. When the trainee first spilled the soda into the register, it was assumed by all parties that once it dried out it could be reprogrammed. And so on my one day off during that long stretch when my Assistant was on vacation, the GM attempted to re-program it. (Although I have the instruction manual and the reading comprehension abilities to do it myself, the GM never gave me the programming key required to set the register to the program mode). It was at this point it was discovered that the machine WAS truly dead, and that a new one would need to be purchased to replace it.
It took the owner about five days to get around to buying me a new register.

Hurray! I have a new register!!

Drat!!! The new register is two and a half hours away at the home office.....

Hurray! The GM took the register to a theater only an hour away from us and the owner offered to pay one of my clerks to go pick it up!

Drat!!! The GM installed the batteries incorrectly and when we plugged it in the new register had no programming either!

Double Drat!!! The GM sent neither the manual nor the programming key!

Triple Drat!!!! The GM was sent to Minnesota for National Guard training!

Quadruple Drat!!! He mailed the programming key and the Post Office lost it!!!

This brings us to yesterday......

The clumsy trainee is now a clumsy concessions clerk. He is a very sweet young man, but seems to have difficulty paying attention, and so I must be constantly reminding him of what it was he was doing when he spaced out. Another new clerk is excellent on the register, but not very motivated, so when he works I have to constantly nag him to take care of the rountine tasks, like making popcorn and cleaning up after messy customers (the subject of a rant still in development). I have made it a point not to schedule these two together in order to avoid developing a fatal case of laryngitis.

I had scheduled the unmotivated clerk with Chris, one of my better workers, for the day shift, and the sweet-but-spacey clerk with Matt (one of my best workers as well as the one who was stuck on the roof) for the night shift.

Matt's dad called to say that Matt had a 101 fever and couldn't work.

**** (expletive deleted).

The problem with having almost entirely teenagers as your workforce is, when their parents go on vacation, they usually take the teenagers along rather than leave them home alone. And for some reason, they almost all seemed to choose the last week of June to vacation this year. That meant that I was already running shorthanded.

I will spare you the agonizing details, but the result was I ended up with laryngitis, a headache that would kill a Rhinocerous, and my patience restrained by a thread so miniscule that an electron looks the size of Asia in comparison.

The only good thing that happened yesterday is that one of my cashiers volunteered to drive to the theater that's an hour away and get their programming key. We got the new register up and running shortly after we closed......

Posted by Susie at 09:54 AM | Comments (4)

Mish Mash

Hi Victor! Here is a gratuitous link just for you!

And head over here and visit the Drunken Blogger. He's only been blogging a couple of days, so you can read his entire posting history in one sitting! Cool, huh? His sister is psycho, and apparently will be providing much blogging fodder.
Keep up the good work, Mac, and I may venture into the omnious depths of my main template to blogroll you......

It looks like I will probably come in second in the New Blog Showcase, and I want to acknowledge that I made an error is my previous post....the frontrunner DID vote for three entries, but because of the way he listed them I mistook them for two. Mea maximus culpa!

Oh, I forgot this morning! Clue-by-four!

Well, it's late, and Frank has promised the thrilling conclusion to Attack of the Belgians in the morning! Hurray! So I must to bed.....

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June 29, 2003

Late for work...

...but just have to tell everyone, Frank has a new filthy lie!

Posted by Susie at 11:32 AM | Comments (5)

Late entry

Wow, dude! I found like this totally existential blog entry at the Showcase, you know? 'Cause it starts out, like one thing, you know, and then ends up being totally different, you know? Like maybe philosophical or something, you know? It's deep. Yeah, that's it, it's deep, dude.

Sorry. Spent the night working with a group of young people who have obviously seen "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" a few too many times. Or maybe it was "Dude, Where's My Car?" Didn't realize it had followed me home...

Posted by Susie at 01:06 AM | Comments (4)

June 28, 2003

So many blogs, so little time....

I keep finding great blogs that I bookmark and mean to go read again occasionally, but just can't quite get up the nerve to fiddle in my template to find a place for them. It has to be a blog I want to read every day, too, so, being on my brogroll is pretty much of an honor (except for Frank J--I just use his link as a shortcut to his blogroll...)

However, today, thanks to Tiger and Bill, I found Sanity's Edge. The fact that John Collins reads it was an added bonus.

So, into the mysterious depths of the main template I crept, carefully bypassing all those arcane symbols, until I came to a section that looked like it might be the area where my links are stored, and carefully added Paul.

Whew! Success!

Drat! Another daily read! (I may have to drop out of school if my blogroll gets much longer......)

Update...Dean is of the more is more school....

Posted by Susie at 02:24 PM | Comments (3)

These just in....

I almost forgot...when I was attempting to reconstruct The Lost Hour I found some new items of interest.....

First, Bill has a post that is so controversial that one reader actually commented "You su**." (Better check it out quick before he edits it to say something sickeningly flattering, which is what I would do).

Next, Frank wants his pork, and later makes the day of a newish blog called Bad Money.

Pietro thinks Australians rock. Me too!

Tiger shares some odds (and a few ends).

Ok, now I am going to google Ann Coulter and see what all the fuss is about (and why John Collins wants to know if his readers would "do her".)

Posted by Susie at 11:45 AM | Comments (5)

Better Late then Never

Renee, Renee, Renee, why did you wait so long to enter the Showcase?

On the other hand, I entered on Tuesday and still only have 5 votes! Loyal Readers? Have I offended thee?

Bill? Oh, wait, Bill never even got around to voting for his protege, John.

Glenn? He said he would vote for me...maybe he forgot? Or maybe he is just waiting til Sunday so it doesn't drop off his main page?

Jamie? I think Jamie takes long weekends.....

Perry? Perry's having a tough week at work....

Tim? Tim seems to be on hiatus....hasn't posted in a week....

Romulus? Well, he's hit the bigtime now that he is a Showcase Winner Emeritus...

Jaboobie? Having car trouble......

James? Well, James seems to have had a little too much sugar and is probably having a hard time sitting still long enough to post anything....

And what about the world famous Frank J? It is probably too much to hope that he could be persuaded to link to my entry....unless bribery might work? Frank, I promise to buy your tee shirt if you link to my Showcase entry! (um, bribery isn't prohibited in the rules, is it?)

Oh, well, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how many of your pals you can make feel guilty for not voting for you.....

Posted by Susie at 06:39 AM | Comments (4)

June 27, 2003

(With apologies to Ray Milland)

Susie presents...Attempted Reconstruction of "The Lost Hour"

Starring (in no particular order):
Glenn(NOT Reynolds)!
Pixy Misa!
John Collins!
and a cameo appearance by Frank J

Stop! Hold everything! There's no script! someone get the scriptgirl over here and....what? a hoard of hungry WMD ate the script?????

Sheesh. Okay, did anybody read the dang script before it got eaten?

Okay, good....somebody take notes.....

Tiger coins the word "inanitarian"...ok, keep going. Glenn doesn't like Ann Coulter, but some people, like James, do, only Susie doesn't know who this woman is (good...suspense! keep going...). Pixy Misa was talking about a chicken, but failed to note it came from San Francisco "where all the froot loops live". (You're sure that line was in the script???? Well, ok, but somebody better get that cereal company on the phone in case we need waivers). John Collins needs a lawyer--cheap.

That's it??? That's all you remember? Can we at least get this Frank J guy to kill some ninjas or something?
Well, unless we get a good car chase, that's not even enough to get us a documentary slot at the Sundance Film Festival. We might as well forget it....

Okay, everybody, that's a wrap!

Posted by Susie at 08:41 PM | Comments (5)

June 26, 2003

And the vote goes to...

Well, so far I can only find two New Weblog Showcase blog entries (that are not mine) to link to...
The first is actually more interesting than the blub made it sound: Occasional Subversion on biotechnology or crop mutation or something. This is my favorite passage:

"Humans have modified crops for centuries through selective breeding; indeed, it would be difficult to name any crop which is "pure" -- just defining purity would be a challenge. The people who argue against genetic modification are often arguing from a point of view which equates something they call "nature" with purity, but such a view of nature has less to do with science than religion."

(Haven't any of these protestors ever heard of Gregor Mendel? Wait, they were probably taking "whiteness studies"....)

The next showcase entry I am voting for, Triteness Studies, I enjoyed because I had previously read that news article on the "privilege walk" and had been pretty annoyed that anyone was forced to take that class. The money quote from this essay is "History is much a tale of one people oppressing another. " So true and yet so cynical. Must be why I liked it. (Plus, my grandparents grew up German--in America--during World War I, so my "people" suffered oppression, too.)

Anyway, maybe I'll re-read some of the other entries tomorrow in hopes of finding a third candidate for linkage .

And remember, a link to my entry is a vote for me, a link to my blog is an indication of your taste and refinement....... :)

(Author's note: please pardon the ponderous prose and dangling participles--I am practicing my sleep-typing again!)

Posted by Susie at 08:16 PM | Comments (4)

Once around the 'sphere, cabbie

Tiger says:

I will stop as soon as someone devises an inpatient program where they keep you doped up for years until you have absolutely no more craving for nicotine. I am eager to trade my nicotine addition for an addiction to a better drug.

Frank offers a handy reference list for future Presidents on what Executive orders can and cannot do.... (and denies he is Gephardt's speechwriter).

Pixy Misa wonders what's all the fuss about Harry Potter ... (I am on page 440! halfway there!)

Loyal Reader Pete points out in my comments that we have never seen Frank and Bill Whittle at the same time.....

Pietro has the last word about Saddam's WMDs. (Mmmm...grammar check: Since WMD is shorthand for Weapons of Mass Destruction, why do we always see it pluralized? Shouldn't the newmedia treat it as we do other words that are both singular and plural, such as elk, sheep, etc., and say "a herd of WMD was spotted" or "hoards of WMD roamed the desert unchecked"? Just a thought.....)

Posted by Susie at 08:45 AM | Comments (4)

June 25, 2003, Wednesday update

Seeing as yesterday was my "weekend," today has a Mondayish kind of feel to it, which is reinforced by by the fact that the new In My World is another cliffhanger!
Frank, just because George Lucas obsesses over that whole trilogy thing doesn't mean that you have to, too! (tho' I must say you look hot with a light saber....)

In other news, Tiger has a new logo!

Pixy Misa is back from his trip, with photos to prove it! (He has also posted some cheesecake photos, giving his site the coveted PG-13 rating!)

John is hysterical (as usual) on marketing ploys for sports teams

Jamie has an ethical question that he needs to send to Frank Answers

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June 23, 2003

Monday Salmagundi

Thanks to Victor (wet T-shirt photos? please, Victor, this is a family blog!) I wandered over to James Finch's new site VRWC, and found the transcript to a recent conversation he had with Bubba--I mean, former President Clinton.
Wow, James! How come all those dweebs have your phone number???

Tiger is depressed because Glenn Reynolds hasn't linked to him....
Shall I remind him that Frank J has not only answered my stupid questions, but left comments on my blog? Nah, that would just be mean......

Pietro is making up for not blogging over the weekend......

John Collins was, um, ticked off this weekend....

Posted by Susie at 07:11 PM | Comments (4)

No Breaks Allowed

Don't you hate it when your favorite blogs go the entire weekend without an update? It's almost as if some of these folks have an actual life or something....
Ok, I am as flattered as the next woman when my blog is the top story for days, but it seems like Glenn, Tiger and Frank are the only ones considering MY entertainment needs....
(Pixy Misa is granted absolution because he warned me he was going on a road trip, and left me a catalog of his music to keep me amused til his return.)

Get with the program, guys!

UPDATE: Let me reiterate, Glenn(NOT Reynolds), TIGER and Frank worked very hard over the weekend to keep me entertained!!!!

Posted by Susie at 09:16 AM | Comments (6)

True Relevance

Frank is even hotter with a shotgun!

Yes, the Peace Gallery is now up, AND there is a new In My World!

See, this is why I love Mondays......

Posted by Susie at 08:57 AM | Comments (2)

New Blog of the Week..

The winner in the New Blog Showcase this week is An Unsealed Room

I'm kind of relieved, even though I didn't vote for it, because as far as I could tell there were no duplicate votes credited to this entry. Those of you further down the voting list (John) can take heart in the fact that some of the blogs above you really didn't garner as many votes as they seemed to.....

I emailed Bear about the duplication thing, but haven't heard back from him yet.

Wonder if he's sorry he started this whole showcase thing.....

Posted by Susie at 08:10 AM | Comments (2)


Oh no! I go to work and Frank menaces a sweet little kitten!
This man definitely needs a wife!

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June 22, 2003


And it was a sad day in the ecosphere (a pre-coffee rendering of ecosystem/blogosphere, I guess) when my new provider's network upgrades, which were supposed to be over with by 5:30 am, are STILL locking me out, and here I am back at blogger...
Gawd, the IRONY of that....

I had lots to say, too!

Frank looks very hot in his Nuke the Moon T, armed and dangerous for the first Peace Gallery photo.

The Emperor may unleash his wrath on all of us if we don't start coughing up pizzas at a faster rate.

Tiger has an excellent musing on tolerance, race, and humanity.

And I must be off to the theatre shortly, where I will be held prisoner 'til near midnight... I hope that my new blog is back by then.....

UPDATE: It's baaaaaack........ and the above is a copy of my post from 10:20 this am at my old blogspot site. Kudos to Tiger who found it there!!!

Posted by Susie at 11:41 PM | Comments (3)

June 21, 2003

Tigger's, er, Tiger's Hard Work

Once again, Tiger has laboriously waded through and critiqued ALL the entries to the New Weblog Showcase.
Thanks to his efforts, I am going to go back and read a couple of the entries that I had skipped over because the title or the blub just didn't grab me. Maybe I will even link to them, who knows?

UPDATE: here is a good entry..thanks, Tiger!

Posted by Susie at 12:11 PM | Comments (4)


I have been completely remiss in not linking to Frank's new subtitle!
Despite the fact it's NOT the one I voted for, I think it is an excellent description of Frank's site. And, there is NO mention of monkeys!!!!!!

Posted by Susie at 11:38 AM | Comments (4)


I bumped into Tim the Michigander hanging around the comments at Frank's and Bill's, and feel that he is link-worthy (why am I suddenly reminded of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine discovers that the sponge has been discontinued?), despite the fact he cracked on Indianaians (Hoosiers makes me think of Hooters, for some reason...) So check out his blog!

Posted by Susie at 11:26 AM | Comments (2)

Happy Birthday to John!

Today is John Collin's bithday! As a present to him, I am urging everyone to link to the Trilogy of Terror...

And, have to link to the POST, not the blog, for your vote to count!!!

However, John says it's not about winning, it's about getting read. But I say if you win, more people will read you!!!! So stuff that ballot box, Loyal Readers...pretty please? with sugar on top?

Oh! Bill! Where is your vote for John?

Posted by Susie at 11:08 AM | Comments (2)

June 20, 2003


Pixy Misa has a secret identity: Composer!
I enjoyed Crunchy Frog Blues so much, I still haven't listened to Stir-Fried Grasshopper.....

Posted by Susie at 08:56 PM | Comments (2)

Balloting Redux

John has threatened to kill a bunny if I don't vote for his entry in the new blog showcase.

John, why did you wait til so late to enter?????? All the good linkages are already taken!!!! Unless you can get your entry to register the double-votes like that White Whine person (and I noticed Glenn got double credit for 2 links, too...) you are pretty much out of the running!

Ok, Loyal Readers.....go read the Trilogy of Torture that John has posted as his entry, and cast your vote for him by linking to it.
Or he will kill a bunny.

Posted by Susie at 08:13 PM | Comments (4)

Civic Duty last post before I head off to the theater...

Go to Bill's and VOTE in the State Motto competiton!

And if any of my Loyal Readers votes for the Long Island Iced Tea one, they will have to write me a 1000 word essay on why they picked the least funny of the bunch!

Posted by Susie at 10:35 AM | Comments (3)

June 19, 2003

Eat Your Heart Out, Jonathan Swift

Read this.

Posted by Susie at 09:18 PM | Comments (2)


I don't know if it a glitch that NZ Bear will catch before voting closes on the New Blog Showcase, but if that White Whine guy can get multiple links from a few blogs counted toward his total, I don't know why I shouldn't stack the deck in favor of the three I have chosen. So here they are again:
Perry of Obnoxious Fumes dissing Michael Moore
Revsparker of Across, Beyond, Through musing on his Prodigal Father
and Norbizness of Happy Furry Puppy etc. etc. discussing a smoking ban. [Ed.: I Hate Smoking Bans.....]

Oh, and as long as I'm doing this, here are some "pity links" for my buds:

Glenn and

Mapchic's not really one of my buds, but I like her blog... and I think the template is cool....

Posted by Susie at 08:10 PM | Comments (4)

Feline Conspiracy Theory

I knew it!!!! The cats are trying to take over the world and Pixy Misa has proof! This explains why, when I come from from work, my kitty is "sleeping" in my computer chair and the screen saver has just kicked on......

Posted by Susie at 10:53 AM | Comments (4)

Corn, and Lots of It

Bill has extended his State Motto contest and some of the late entries are hysterical.

My favorite of the crop is:
Illinois: Miles and miles of corn, interupted by small pockets of urban decay.
This is not only hysterically funny, but true! [I am allowed to say that--I was born and raised in a one of those pockets of urban dacay and also went to college in Illinois. One of my best friends from college lived in Springfield--the capital, for those of you non-Land-of-Linconers reading this--and Springfield should be the poster child for urban decay. The only good thing about Springfield is the "horseshoe"...but I digress].

Anyway, head on over and read the rest of 'em.

Posted by Susie at 10:31 AM | Comments (3)

Late Night Reads

John has an excellent fisking of Bill O'Reilly. It's his entry from yesterday if the the link doesn't work correctly...

Posted by Susie at 01:06 AM | Comments (2)

June 18, 2003

Frankly Speaking

Man, I really enjoyed not having to work yesterday. This "day off" thing could really catch on if the word got out.....Unfortunately, I used it all up, and have to go to work today....

So---Frank has his Subtitle Contest choices up. Vote Early. Vote Often.

There is also an new In My World starring the Rumsfeld Strangler and Chomps!

Posted by Susie at 09:39 AM | Comments (3)

June 17, 2003

Once More for Moore

Ok, how can I NOT link to a post dissing Michael Moore? Especially when it's on a site subtitled "The Ranting and Raving of a Mean-Spirited Republican"?
Being a Mean-Spirited Republican myself, I think Michael Moore is a Big Fat Idiot. (Gee, that sounds familiar....wonder where I heard it?)

Remember my motto...Liberals are stupid.

Posted by Susie at 09:46 PM | Comments (5)

Another Blog to Read

Well, I was checking out who else had linked to Across, Beyond, Through for the Showcase, and it was Pieto, The Smarter Cop, who has a great blog. So I bookmarked it, and am putting his link in my blogroll. Check him out.

Posted by Susie at 06:11 PM | Comments (3)

A Worthy Candidate

My first vote in the week's New Blog showcase goes to......

Across, Beyond, Through

(Probably my only vote, because of that vote-dilution thing, but we'll see....)

UPDATE: See how fuzzy-headed all those 12-hour days made me? I totally forgot I meant to vote for THIS entry....

Posted by Susie at 05:24 PM | Comments (6)

And you thought you were safe.....

See what happens when I have a day off? I spend the day blogging (taking time out for meals, of course) instead of doing laundry, paying my bills, or returning the shoes that just don't fit right--all those thing that have been patiently waiting until I have a day off so I can avoid doing them.

Thanks to Frank I have discovered Jamie McDonald and will be putting him on my blogroll because of this* post.

Any man who uses proper punctuation ability as a guide for choosing the correct woman would have my vote for President.

* the link's not working so I copied and pasted it:

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Long ago

My roommate Jim once asked me what I looked for in a girl other than the obvious (Catholic). I never really liked the whole blonde vs brunette paradigm or even stating a preference for tall or short, so instead I said flippantly, "I want a girl who knows the difference between Y-O-U-R and Y-O-U-apostrophe-R-E."

And I ended up with a beautiful blonde who's working as an editor.

Posted by Susie at 01:48 PM | Comments (5)

June 16, 2003

King of the Microbes

And the winner of this week's New Blog Showcase is Judicious Asininity!

It's also Catchup week, whatever that means.

I plan to enter again, but I have a few weeks-- time to write something of which Tiger would approve.

No offense to NZ Bear, because I think the contest is a great way to help folks find cool new blogs (such as mine!), but I would rather get a Best in Show from Tiger than win with the most links. [This is a blatant attempt to curry favor with Tiger, who posted that he found nothing interesting on his blogroll today, and, since I was (mistakenly, I'm sure) included in that blanket non-endorsement, as I am on his blogroll, I wish to ensure that he will find something of interest tomorrow. However, since, unlike Frank J, Tiger does not seem to need flagrant ego-stroking, this may not work....].

Oh, and I added Bill from Bloviating Inanities to my blogroll, since he has been mentoring John Collins [and NOT because he pointed out my laxity to the entirety of cyberspace when he posted my entries to his State Motto Competition!] --despite the fact that he didn't know what Euchre was.....

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

Lunar Notes

Yay! Pete found the new address! Yay! This means it is almost time to update your address books and palm pilots, Loyal Readers, because simulcasting will cease shortly.

Hurray! my Assistant returns from vacation and I can return to a semblance of a normal life! Hurray!

So, first and foremost...Frank has a new In My World that has absolutely nothing to do with crass comercialism and the attempt to sell his tee shirts. Honest.

Meanwhile, my most kind and generous patron is still keeping "Secret Project X" under wraps! Like Tiger says, the suspense is killing us!

John is a smoker! You get cooler every day, John. And thanks for the link to Bill's state motto contest.

Time to go to work......ugh

Posted by Susie at 09:48 AM | Comments (3)

June 14, 2003

Balloting Blues

Here it is Saturday morning, I've got a big paper due by midnight tomorrow, and what am I doing? checking out the entrants in the new blog showcase.

Since I'm not entered this week, I don't have to vote for three, and doesn't multiple voting dilute the power of your vote anyway? I mean, whenever I go to the polls, and it says to choose three candidates for City-Council-at-Large, I usually only vote for ONE because what if my second choice edged out my first choice by one vote?

So, I already voted for Romulus, and I'm not taking it back. But I have a second choice, and I'm really torn as to whether to link to it....

Ok, I will just link to the blog, Tales from a Yeti Suit. You can go find his entry and link to it if you want to dilute your vote.....

Posted by Susie at 08:48 AM | Comments (2)

June 13, 2003

Laugh out Loud Alert


In a neverending effort to avoid working on my paper, I strayed from Jaboobie's through a link to Drumwaster's and read this:

And finally, I have just about had it with all the claims from the rabidly ranting rats on the Loony Left whinging (sic) about the lack of WMD in Iraq. After all, Saddam hasn't been found either, and so, by their logic, he must not have existed either, eh?

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