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Screw that, get a tissue.

Harold Ramis dead.  This ranks up there with the loss of Leslie Nielsen in Lemur King’s world.

I collect spores, molds and fungus.

The man directed GroundHog Day, which is one of my favorite movies.  It took a stroke of genius to find the right balance between comedy, smug satisfaction at Phil’s fate, pity at the horror of his fate, and transformation of a vile creature into a human.

Thanks Harold.  RIP.

Any movie that includes Scott’s work or the work of Oscar Wilde wins with me.  This one won’t be applied to Mr. Ramis.

High though his titles, proud his name,

Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

Despite those titles, power, and pelf,

The wretch, concentred all in self,

Living, shall forfeit fair renown,

And, doubly dying, shall go down

To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,

Unwept, unhonor’d, and unsung.

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For me, and for me alone…

 

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Deliver me…

Day 15 now since Operation Invading In-Laws began.  Maintaining an uneasy truce with spousal in-law units.  Ready to have home back.  About five days ago I was ready for that.  Well, actually five days before that.

But they are helping with things I just cannot do (and at times don’t know how to do) on remodeling the home, so I’m remaining silent, mostly.

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Source of Cat Quadcopter Picture – Reuters.

Stuff your dead cat with a quadcopter.

Creepy as hell.  Thanks to alert co-worker Butcher of Lansing.

Thoughts in the order they arrived:

  • WHY would you DO that?
  • What kind of flight time per-charging do you get?
  • Do you charge it in a litter-box shaped receptacle?
  • Self cleaning?
  • Does it charge 23 hours of the day and work only 1 hour per day?
  • Mouse-powered fuel cells would be ultra-cool.
  • WHY would you DO that?

 

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Kim Jong Ill is dead. Who is hungry?

Yeah, go look it up. I’m not going to bother regurgitating the big news orgs’ stuff on it.

Sad. Pity.

We will see how tight insanity can be woven into the fabric of a society. Whether it can continue to feed itself after the current main vine has died.

Yep, what a pity.

Who is hungry?

How about a baked cheese and kimchi dip?

Kimchi Dip

It is all I got. Glad the little f*ck is dead.

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Update 2:

Hey, it’s “Let’s be a racist black man” Day!!!

An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.

Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist.

“In hindsight, this field trip could have been approached and arranged in a better way,” Madison wrote. “But as I reflect upon the look of excitement, enthusiasm and energy that I saw in these children’s eyes as they stood in the presence of a renowned African American rocket scientist in a very successful position, it gave the kids an opportunity to see this type of achievement is possible for even them.

“It was not a wasted venture for I know one day they might want to aspire to be the first astronaut or scientist standing on the Planet Mars.”

What, encouraging MY kids and inspiring them is somehow less important because they are white?   It is MORE important to inspire black kids because they are black?

That’s racism.  Goes both ways dude, and that is a wonderful life lesson you’ve just given all of them.

The idea that the black kids would have their experience lessened by the presence of white kids is racism.

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Update:

Ok, we need to take our nation BACK.  The full article is linked there – I suggest you go read it on the NBC site.

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees?

GEORGE KIRIYAMA  Thu, May 6, 2010

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

How is it that THEIR holiday supercedes our rights here in America?  Time to send them all packing.

Then one student says this:

Freshman Laura Ponce, who had a Mexican flag painted on her face and chest, told the Morgan Hill Times that Cinco de Mayo is the “only day” Mexican-American students can show their national pride.

Laura, your national pride, you little twit, should be aimed at your country.  You’re either American or Mexican – pick one but I think I speak for a lot of American when I say you can’t be both.

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A good friend, Enas Yorl… I worry about him.

He’s a WoW Zombie.

No, I don’t actually worry about him.  He’s a big boy.  It’s fun to pretend that I’m worried for his well-being – but he pops up every now and then.  He’s good.

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Awww… shit. (can I say that on a blog?)

Man, this is a sad day. This is the guy who taught me the meaning of the word “irony”, which seems to be used in every way but the proper one. He made me laugh even as my parents recoiled in parental concern over his language. He was parental taboo.

George Carlin, 1937-2008

But dammit, he was funny and original. He was incredibly sharp and had a mind that never quit moving.

Well George… we’ll miss you. Let’s all remember him by saying some words that can never be said on TV….

Song Lyrics: I love words. I thank you for hearing my words. I want to tell you something about words that I think is important. I say they’re my work, they’re my play, they’re my passion. Words are all we have, really. We have thoughts but thoughts are fluid. And then we assign a word to a thought (POP) and we’re stuck with that word for that thought, so be careful with words. I like to think that the same words that hurt can heal, it is a matter of how you pick them. There are some people that are not into all the words. There are some people that would have you not use certain words. Yeah, there are 400,000 words in the English language and there are 7 of them you can’t say on television. What a ratio that is. 399,993 …to 7. They must reallllly be baaad. They’d have to be outrageous to be separated from a group that large. All of you over here, you 7! Baaad words! That’s what they told us they were, remember? “That’s a bad word!” (Wahhhh!) No bad words. Bad thoughts…bad intentions…and words.

You know the 7, don’t you, that you can’t say on television?
Shit, ****, ****, ****, **********, ************, and ****, huh? Those are the heavy seven. Those are the ones that’ll infect your soul…curve your spine…and keep the country from winning the war. ****, ****, ****, ****, **********, ************ and ****, wow! …And **** doesn’t even belong on the list! It’s such a friendly sounding word. It sounds like a nickname, right? “Hey, ****, come here, man. Hey, ****! Hey ****, meet Toots. Toots, ****. ****, Toots.” It sounds like a snack, doesn’t it? Yes, I know, it is, right, a snack. But I don’t mean your sexist snack. I mean new Nabisco ****! And new Cheese ****! Corn ****-n, Pizza ****, Sesame ****, Onion ****. Tater ****. “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One.” That’s true. I usually switch off. But I mean, that word does not belong on the list. Actually none of the words belong on the list, but you can understand why some of them are there. I’m not completely insensitive to people’s feelings. I can dig why some of those words got on the list, like ********** and ************. Those are…those are heavyweight words. You know. There is a lot going on there. Besides the literal translation and the emotional feeling. I mean, they’re just busy words. There’s a lot of syllables to contend with. And those Ks, those are aggressive sounds. They just jump out at you man. **********, ************, **********, ************! It’s like an assault on you, you know? So I can dig that.

Now we mentioned **** earlier of course and 2 of the other 4-letter Anglo-Saxon words are **** and ****, which go together of course, but forget that. A little accidental humor I threw in there. **** and ****. The reason that **** and **** are on the list is that a long time ago, certain ladies said, “Those are the 2 I ‘m not going to say. I don’t mind **** and ****, but ‘P’ and ‘C’ are out. ‘P’ and ‘C’ are out.” Which led to such stupid sentences as “Okay you *******, I’m going to tinkle now.”

And, of course, the word ****. The word **** – I don’t really, well that’s more accidental humor, – I don’t wanna get into that now. Because I think it takes too long. But I do mean that. I mean I think the word **** is a very important word. It’s the beginning of life, and yet it is a word we use to hurt one another quite often. And people much wiser than I have said, “I’d rather have my son watch a film with 2 people making love than 2 people trying to kill one another.” And I, of course, can agree. It is a great sentiment, I wish I knew who said it first and I agree with that but I like to take it a step further. I’d like to substitute the word ‘fuck’ for the word ‘kill’ in all of those movie cliches we grew up with. “Okay, Sheriff, we’re gonna **** you now! But we’re gonna **** you slow.” So maybe next year I’ll have a whole ******’ rap on that word. I hope so.

There are 2-way words. Those are the 7 you can never say on television, under any circumstances. You just cannot say them ever ever ever. Not even clinically. You cannot weave them in on the panel with Doc and Ed and Johnny. I mean, it’s just impossible. Forget those 7, they’re out. But there are some 2-way words, those double-meaning words. Remember the ones you giggled at in sixth grade? “…And the **** crowed 3 times” “Hey, tha **** crowed 3 times! Ha ha ha ha. Hey, it’s in the bible. Ha ha ha ha. There are some 2-way words, like it is okay for Curt Goudy to say “Roberto Clemente has 2 balls on him.” But he can’t say “I think he hurt his balls on that play, Tony. Don’t you? He’s holding them. He must’ve hurt them, by God.” And the other 2-way word that goes with that one is prick. It’s okay if it happens to your finger. Yes, you can prick your finger but don’t finger your prick”. No, no!

©1972 Dead Sea Music Inc., BMI

For those who want one-stop-shopping, here are the seven words, rendered only partially sanitized:

  1. Sh-t
  2. P-ss
  3. F-ck
  4. C-nt
  5. C-cks-cker
  6. M-th-rf-cker
  7. T-ts

Obviously the list has been carved into over the years since this first came out, but it was revolutionary at the time.

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Cool! History preserved…

Maryland attic holds 400 years of documents

Papers provide a firsthand account of life from the 1660s through WWII

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