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Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl friend codes [Feb. 29th, 2012|12:00 am]
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Wii friend code: 6550-8700-2496-9826
Super Smash Bros. Brawl friend code: 3222-5258-4225
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Green Day's new album [Apr. 28th, 2009|06:53 pm]
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Writer's Block: The Only True Question: [May. 31st, 2008|01:11 pm]
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If you could go back and fix your most regrettable decision, what would it be, and what would you do differently? Or: Pirates or Ninjas?
Pirates!

No, wait...ninjas!

On second thought...pirates!

...no, changed my mind again. Ninjas!

Yeah, definitely ninjas. They're awesome.

No, I just remembered. Ninjas are awesome, but pirates are the chosen people of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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Writer's Block: Lame jobs [May. 24th, 2008|02:23 pm]
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What's the worst job you've ever had?
I worked at an inbound call center that did customer "service" work for various companies. The pay was low, turnover rates were high, management was generally not that bright, and working conditions were miserable. For most of my tenure I took phone calls for an online discount travel agency that shall remain nameless. Said travel site has very draconian terms and conditions - no changes, no cancellations, no transfers, and no refunds. So naturally, what that meant was angry, angry, angry customers. The verbal abuse was staggering.

One of the worst things I ever had to do was tell a FEMA agent that no, I could not help him change his travel plans to go to New Orleans to assist in Katrina recovery.

It was a real soul-draining job.
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Culling the Herd [May. 5th, 2008|08:20 pm]
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Trapped Sea Lions Shot Dead in Oregon by Anahad O'Connor, New York Times

For years, the Bonneville Dam on the Oregon-Washington border has made life all too easy for the sea lions that congregate in the Columbia River just outside of Portland. Fish ladders in the dam create a bottleneck for salmon swimming upriver to spawning grounds, which allows sea lions to easily swoop in and dine on endangered salmon.

But now it’s the sea lions that have become the easy prey.

In an attempt to keep the sea lions from gorging on the salmon, state and federal authorities set up traps to humanely catch and remove them from the dam, to be shipped to zoos and wildlife parks. But over the weekend someone shot and killed six of the sea lions as they lay in the traps. According to the Associated Press, the animals were apparently shot in the middle of the night; their bodies were found around noon on Sunday.

Pinpointing the perpetrator will not be an easy task, because the Columbia River sea lions have been at the center of a long battle, and have a number of enemies. American Indian tribes in the area and others who fish the river for salmon have been pushing for months to get the federal government to set up regulations protecting the salmon and allowing lethal force to be used against the sea lions (themselves a protected species).

Just a hypothetical: instead of culling the endangered sea lions, maybe we should consider culling those pesky Homo sapiens.

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Judgment Matters, Period - Obama 2008 [Apr. 23rd, 2008|04:48 pm]
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From the MoveOn.org Obama in 30 Seconds contest.
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Hilarity from "Expelled Exposed" [Apr. 22nd, 2008|01:27 pm]
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From the "Expelled Exposed" website:

The Claim

Michael Egnor says in Expelled that he expected criticism, but was shocked by the “viciousness” and “baseness” of the response.

The Facts

Michael Egnor had apparently never been on the Internet before.

 
Explanation for those curious: Expelled is a "documentary" featuring Ben Stein. The movie is about how intelligent design can't get a "fair shake" in academia because "all scientists are atheists and worship evolution." (My words, not theirs - but close enough.) The website refutes the film's nonsense.
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New website for T-shirts [Mar. 21st, 2008|06:42 pm]
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TorsoPants - brought to you by the sickos at T-Shirt Hell
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Writer's Block: Charmed, I'm Sure [Mar. 5th, 2008|05:37 pm]
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What is a "charmed life"?
A life without worry or anxiety is a charmed life. That's all there is to it.
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"Worker Shortage Looms for Defense Sector" via Associated Press...whudda buncha bullshit! [Mar. 5th, 2008|05:03 pm]
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Read the article

What a steaming pile of bullshit! "Oh no! We can't find new employees! Whatever shall we do?" Oh, I don't know - how about paying for them?

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