January 26, 2006

Aw! I knew fer sure I oughta been an archeologist

Your Career Type: Investigative
You are precise, scientific, and intellectual.
Your talents lie in understanding and solving math and science problems.

You would make an excellent:

Architect - Biologist - Chemist
Dentist - Electrical Technician - Mathematician
Medical Technician - Meteorologist - Pharmacist
Physician - Surveyor - Veterinarian

The worst career options for your are enterprising careers, like lawyer or real estate agent.
What's Your Ideal Career?

Dentist? Yuk! And I'm not so sure about Veterinarian, Physician or Mathematician, either. (I tried to teach myself calculus about ten years ago. Not happening.) I did, however, study (and enjoy) drafting throughout high school and, years later, looked into surveying and cartography. Feelers also went out to Journalist and Physicist, but I'll just settle for armchair-status these days.

So I ended up running printing presses. It'd be pretty boring if I had good machines, though. Luckily, my machines are pieces of crap and I get to solve problems all day every day! :)

Tip o' the tam to Michele.

BTW, I'm not quite back yet. My old PC has magically come back to life, but I do have a new(er) Mac that I'm trying to clean up for the eventual switch. Hopefully it will know how to play .wmv files as nearly half of Michelle Malkin's recent posts have been useless to me. Excelsior.

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January 18, 2006


So anyway, the fan in my computer stopped working some time ago. I took off the cover to let it air out as it ran.

About two months ago, the dang thing started having trouble booting up. The last time I did a shut down, it took about two hours of turning it on and off before it finally booted up, so I decided that it'd better just leave it on 'cuz if I turned it off it might never start up again.

Well, at some point yesterday my housemate, Chris, noticed that I'd left my computer on. He likes to save as much as possible on the utility bills, so he did us all a huge favor and shut my computer down and turned it off.

It's dead. Fried. Will not resusitate. @#$% you very much, Chris.

So, until I can get a new 'puter, I am decidedly off-line. No blogging, no surfing, no email, no nuttin'. Hopefully, Honorary Sister Lawruh can come up with a processor that can we can load my harddrive and disk drives into very soon. Don't know how long it'll be, though. Maybe a few days, maybe a few weeks, maybe never. Who knows.

So, 'til then, y'all take care o'yourselves, y'heah?

I'll be bahk.

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January 16, 2006

The Morning After

I went to bed pretty early last night; 10:30pm. Well, that's pretty early for me, anyway. But I woke up at about 3:15am and couldn't get back to sleep. I did, however, come up with an idea for a short film about a psychiatrist/therapist who's driven slightly mad by one of her patients/clients.

It's sort of a Stephen King meets Andy Kaufman thing where the patient -- who insists that the therapist does not in any way shape or form understand him -- ties her ankles and wrists (behind her back, of course) and puts her through twelve plus hours of repititious "chanting". (I don't wanna say what he was chanting because I may actually write this as a short story this weekend.)

Dispite her early attempts at getting through this Chinese water torture-like ordeal, she is, after over twelve hours, at her wits end. She sleeps in the office and in the morning can't shake the "chanting". The other therapists think she's gone loopy, but she insists that she's fine except for the chanting voice that, like an annoying song, she just can't get out of her head. (Her secretary will walk in on her in the morning as she's screaming into the radio speakers singing along to a song just to finally rid her head of it all.)

Anywho, I immediately had one, and only one, image of who I saw playing the therapist: Carol Lynley. You remember her. She played Nonnie in The Poseidon Adventure and so many other roles. Believe me, you'd know her if you saw her.

Oh, wait, here she is:


I saw her in The Poseiden Adventure when I was 9 years old. I was immediately smitten. Oh sure, you'd think that a young tyke like me would've taken more to Pamela Sue Martin. Nope. Nonnie Nonnie Nonnie. That face. That voice. That look of quiet panic and doom when she admitted to Red Buttons that she couldn't swim. "You can't swim?" "No, not a stroke."

So, I've been thinking about the story all day... and about Carol Lynley... and decided to check out some photos on the web. Unfortunately, she is entering her mid-60s now and is no longer right for the part. But, still, that can't stop a grown 9-year-old from dreaming, now, can it? N-n-n-n-o-o-o-o-o-o!. So, as a service to mankind, here are some more photos of the lovely and talented Carol Lynley. Fair warning: 2 are semi-nude. Yay! :)

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January 15, 2006

Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get

So anyway, I'm listening to the Beatles' Anthology 2. Thumbing through the booklet I saw, on page 8, a lovely black & white photo of Paul playing an acoustic guitar. Clearly he is on stage at a concert somewhere and probably singing Yesterday.

Now, at the tender age of 23, this guy lost more talent with his nail clippings than I ever had in my whole neighborhood. I know that already. But, in that photo on page 8, Paul is on stage playing the acoustic guitar with a cigarette in his left hand.

Paul's a lefty, so that means that he's picking the strings to the tune of Yesterday (presumed) with a frickin' cigarette in his hand! Do you understand what I just said? He was playing the guitar vir-tu-o-so-ous-ly to a paid crowd of who knows how many thousand and doing it with a @#$% cigarette in his hand!

Y'know, Larry King used to smoke in the shower.

Nicotine bad.

Beatles good.

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Point / Counter Point


This is the first demand we must raise and do: That our people be set free, that these chains be burst asunder, that Islam be once again captain of her soul and master of her destinies.

And the fulfillment of this first demand will then open up the way for all the other reforms. And here is one thing that perhaps distinguishes us from the Great Satan as far as our program is concerned, although it is very much in the spirit of things: our attitude to the Jewish problem.

For us, this is not a problem you can turn a blind eye to-one to be solved by small concessions. Don't be misled into thinking you can fight a disease without killing the carrier, without destroying the bacillus. Don't think you can fight racial tuberculosis without taking care to rid Islam of the carrier of that racial tuberculosis. This Jewish contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the Nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst.

If I am really in power, the destruction of the Jews must be my first and most important job. And since I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink. They will stay hanging as long as hygienically possible. As soon as they are untied, then the next group will follow and that will continue until the last Jew in Islam is exterminated.

Why does the world shed crocodile’s tears over the richly merited fate of a small Jewish minority? I ask Bush, I ask the American people: Are you prepared to receive in your midst these well-poisoners of the Muslim people and the universal spirit of Allah? We would willingly give everyone of them a free plane ticket and a thousand-dollar note for travelling expenses, if we could get rid of them!

When the question is still put to us why Islam fights with such fanaticism against the Jewish element in Palestine, why it pressed and still presses for its removal then the answer can only be: Because jihad desires to establish a true community of the people…. Because we are jihadists we can never suffer an alien race which has nothing to do with us to claim the leadership over our people's land.

Europe and America cannot find peace until the Jewish question has been solved. In the course of my life I have very often been a prophet and have usually been ridiculed for it. Today I will once more be a prophet: if the presence of the Jews in Palestine should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a war, then the result will not be the democratization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Islam.

The Jewish question today is no longer a Palestinian problem: it has become a world problem. Only when this Jewish bacillus infecting the life of peoples has been removed can one hope to establish a co-operation amongst the nations which shall be built up on a lasting understanding.

There was a time when the Jews in Islam laughed at my prophecies. I do not know whether they are still laughing today, or whether they have been cured of laughter. But take my word for it: soon they will stop laughing everywhere.


Hmmm. Now, vai dush zis all zound zo familiar?

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Weather or Not

According to my weather pixie the temperature was 52 degrees F yesterday afternoon. It was warm calm and rainy. Today it's 19 F with snow on the ground and winds howling. Good ol' January!

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January 14, 2006

Re-Discovering Antarctica

The discovery and mapping of Antarctica was a long and difficult process. The weather down there isn't exactly balmy.
Here is a brief chronology of what we knew about the southern continent and when we knew it. (I snagged most of the Antarctica info from here.)


First, the Earth cooled. As the atmosphere scattered the Sun's rays at the poles, some of the Earth became very very cold, indeed, and life was hard pressed to flourish there as it did in the tropics and beyond. Coming out of equatorial Africa, human tribes spread throughout the continents. Into the Caucasus region; west and north into Europe; east into India, Asia and Australia they went.

From there they sailed to islands in the south Pacific and up and across a land bridge into Alaska. Tribes then traveled south into warmer lands, settling throughout North and South America and, finally, reaching the end of the world -- the island of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America -- around 12,000 years ago. Then people thought that it might be a good idea to keep track of things and they started to write stuff down.

It is now widely believed that Leif Erikson and the Vikings were the first to discover the Americas since the "Age of Recorded History" began. But, while the Vikings' explorations yielded descriptions of the new lands, they were not, let's just say, in the loop when it came to passing on that information to their contemporary scholars, which is to say, the Medieval Church.

Christopher Columbus, on the other hand, was a "legitimate" explorer with backing from the Spanish monarchy. In the autumn of 1492 he set sail west in search of a passage to Asia that didn't require sailing all the way around the southern cape of Africa. I mean, it was frickin' c-c-cold down there. Columbus never made it to Asia, of course, as he kinda ran into a wall that's now called North and South America.

In September of 1519 Ferdinand Magellan -- bent on finding a way to those Asian spices without having to brave the Cape of Good Hope -- travels south into even colder waters and navigated through the Straits of Magellan, that narrow passage between the main continent and the large island of Tierra del Fuego. Magellan surmises that Tierra del Fuego may be the northern tip of a large southern continent.
But, in 1758, Francis Drake - after having passed through the Straits of Magellan - is blown southward by a storm on the Pacific side. He discovers that Tierra del Fuego is not part of a larger continent, but merely an island. The open sea below the island's Cape Horn is now called "Drake's Passage".

In August of 1592 the Falkland Islands are discovered by John Davis. It wasn't until April of 1675 that Antonio de la Roché is blown off course and discovers the island of South Georgia, some 700 miles to the east of the Falklands. A century later, in January of 1775, Captain James Cook sails about 450-500 miles eastward past South Georgia and discovers the South Sandwich Islands. It was two years earlier, in January of 1773, that Captain Cook was the first to sail below the Antarctic Circle - about 67 S latitude - but he spied no land.


In February of 1819, William Smith - while sailing through Drake's Passage - is blown south and is the first to sight the South Shetland Islands. A year later, in January of 1820, the Royal Navy sent Smith and Edward Bransfield out to explore what lies south of the South Shetlands and they become the first explorers to see the Antarctic Peninsula. Later that month, Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen - sailing down the west side of the peninsula - is the first to see part of the main continent. (Now, remember, this is nearly 330 years after Columbus first discovered the West Indies.)

In February of 1823, James Weddell sails to 74 S into the Weddell Sea. (Due to ice, no one is able to repeat that feat for eighty years!) Weddell never saw land, but in February of 1831, John Biscoe sights the main continent from the Indian Ocean side, just under Madagascar. John Balleny discovers the Bellany Islands by sailing south from New Zealand in 1839, and a year later Charles Wilkes leads a team that sees the portion of the continent that lies below western Australia, now known as Wilkes Land.

Expeditions throughout the 19th century continued to provide a more and more detailed mapping of Antarctica's coastline . In the 20th century, exploration onto the continent itself began.

Now, why in the world am I going on and on about the discovery and mapping of Antarctica? Because there is a story here that reads:

A map due to be unveiled in Beijing and London next week may lend weight to a theory a Chinese admiral discovered America before Christopher Columbus.

The map, which shows North and South America, apparently states that it is a 1763 copy of another map made in 1418.

If true, it could imply Chinese mariners discovered and mapped America decades before Columbus' 1492 arrival.

Chinese characters written beside the map say it was drawn by Mo Yi Tong and copied from a map made in the 16th year of the Emperor Yongle, or 1418.

Here is the map in question:


Notice that all of the contients are represented.

According to the Economist magazine, Mr Liu only became aware of the map's potential significance after he read a book by British author Gavin Menzies.

The book, 1421: The Year China discovered the World, made the controversial claim that a Chinese admiral and eunuch, Zheng He, sailed around the world and discovered America on the way.

Zheng He, a Muslim mariner and explorer, is widely thought to have sailed around South East Asia and India, but the claim he visited America is hotly disputed.

While I think that it's highly doubtful that a Chinese vessel would have made it all the way across the Pacific Ocean and sailed up and down the coasts of the American continents to gather the info that could produce that map (and all in the year 1418... or 1421, whichever makes more sense...), I think it's downright rediculous to suggest that he would have mapped the coastline of Antarctica as well, including what appears to be a defined Ross Sea.
Even if it does prove to have been drawn in 1763, sceptics will point out that we still only have the mapmaker's word that he copied if from a 1418 map, rather than from a more recent one.

Even if the map was made as an original in 1763, it would predate the first European sighting of the Antarctic peninsula by 57 years, to say nothing of the discovery and mapping of the continent itself.

Nope. I predict that the forthcoming carbon dating of the map will show that it was drawn sometime in the latter half of the 19th century. Just a prediction. I could be wrong.

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January 12, 2006

Well, that was a cakewalk...

Yay! I passed the U.S. Citizenship Test with a perfect score! **ahem**

(Yeah, so? It was easy as pi, so what...?)

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

Could You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

Okay, I admit: On one of 'em I narrowed it down to two possibilties and guessed. Guess which one!

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January 11, 2006

Newsflash: The Unborn Aren't Old Enough To Drive

A pregnant Arizona woman tries to justify her use of the carpool lane.

Unborn children don't count when it comes to carpool lanes, according to a judge's ruling.

Even after being fined $367 for improper use of a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, Ahwatukee Foothills resident Candace Dickinson stood by her contention that Arizona traffic laws don't define what a person is, so the child inside her womb justified her use of the lane.

Ooooookay. The reason the carpool lane is there is to encourage people to er... carpool, right? Now, that would be to try to have as few cars on the road as possible and to ease congestion. I don't think the fetus was gonna to be taking the second car out for a spin any time soon.
When he asked Dickinson how many people were in the car, "she said two as she pointed to her obvious pregnancy," Norton said.

The case set off a firestorm of opinion but Phoenix Municipal Court Judge Dennis Freeman used a "common sense" definition in which an individual occupies a "separate and distinct" space in a vehicle.

"The law is meant to fill empty space in a vehicle," Freeman said.

Actually, the law was meant to empty full space on the highway. Even if Mrs Dickinson had seven kids in the car with her, that doesn't qualify as carpooling any more than eating pizza qualifies as windsurfing. Words mean things. Language is funny that way.

Good luck, kid.

Tip o'the tam to Drudge.

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January 08, 2006

Find me!

Okay, here's a challenge for all you 'puter savvy guys n' gals out there. My IP address is . Tell me where I am! And if you can do that you must must must tell me how you did it.

I've been updating a post from yesterday and I am hitting a wall trying to locate the source of the "PayPal" scammers. I wanna know what frickin' wall socket their line is plugged into.

You have been tasked! Have at it!

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January 07, 2006

Colors and Commerce

There's a client of ours that orders prints of 10,000 business cards at a time. Granted, he only shows up about once every two years, but still...

His business is called Stop & Go Transmissions. His business card is printed in red (PMS 165, Steve) ink on Meadow Green colored card stock. Meadow Green is a deep rich earthy green. Kinda, as you'd expect, grassy green, but even more so. What an ugly card.

Now, you might ask "But, Spork, red and green are such a pretty combination -- Why would it turn out so ugly?"

Well, ink goes on very thinly. The color of the paper effects the color of the ink. And, as I said to Bossman yesterday, someone oughta tell this guy that red and green are opposite colors. When you mix them, all you get is some shade of brown.

"Red and green are opposite colors"?! Yep.

There are three primary colors in pigments: Red, blue and yellow. The three secondary colors are purple (blue and red), orange (red and yellow) and green (yellow and blue). So when red ink (a primary color) is printed on green stock (a secondary color made up of the primaries blue and yellow) you get brown. Brown on green. Ugly.

The obvious answer is to have these card printed thermographically. (That's where you get the fake-engraved-like raised print.) The problem is that ordering 10,000 thermographed business cards would cost him about $500. So, he opts for the flat printed red-on-green.

The other option is to print two inks (red and green ink on white stock) in reverse. But that would require a rediculous color registration as the small text would have to set just so to keep it clean.

No. The best solution is to have them thermographed, and not to hand out 10,000 business cards every two years. I mean, that's like 13 cards a day. Get a grip. Maybe you'd have more business coming in if yer cards didn't look like shit.

I'm jus' sayin' is all.

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Scam Alert, pt 4,762

I got one of them emails from "PayPal" telling me that my billing information needed to be updated. I assumed that this came from a scambot, but I wanted to be sure.

Usually, if you copy the hyperlink they provide and paste it into wordpad, wordpad will reveal the true address. F'rinstance, if the email reads Just click on https://paypal.com/whatever to update your info, the full text in wordpad might read Just click on http://paypal.com/whatever http://scamalot.revisited.nigeria/UN/oilforfood to update your info, or something,

So, I copy/pasted and got this:

You can also confirm your Billing Information by logging into your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/us/ [-].

Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

Hmmm. It definately redirects to something seemingly unPayPal-ish, but I still had a lingering doubt. Well, not really. But I was still curious about where this might take me, so I clicked.

I got to the fake PayPal page and was intent on entering my email address (which they obviously already have) and a fake password. If my fake password got me any further than this was obviously a scam.

But then I noticed the helpful option, offered as a highlighted link, next to the password field. "Forgot your password?". Hmmm. If this really is PayPal then they'd email my password. I clicked. Did they inform me that my password was en route? Nope. I got a message that began:

To retrieve your password, enter any email address you have added to your PayPal account. We will email instructions on resetting your password.

Uuuh... oookay. So I backed out of there and entered a fake password. I chose slowboat. I was gonna try whaddayatakemefor? but I figured that might have set off an alarm.

I got right in.

Then they, of course, wanted me to give them all of my personal information including name, address, phone numbers and, get this, credit card information including "credit card PIN".

There's gotta be a way to ping their IP with a dirty bomb and fuse their 'puter's circuitry, no? No?! Damm. I know their IP is but I have no idea what to do with that information.

Ah, well. Be careful out there, folks.

UPDATE: Got another one, from a different IP:

We recently noticed more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address.

If you accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you are the rightfull [sic] holder of the account, please visit Paypal as soon as possible to verify your identity:

Click here to verify your account [That link wont copy/paste for some reason -- TS]

You can also verify your account by logging into your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/us/ [http://rrcs-70-61-27-11.central.biz.rr.com/webscrr/index.php].
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise [sic] but to temporaly [sic] suspend your account.

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend to verify your account in that time.

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

And just 'cuz I'm curious:

Results of IP Tracking for
IP address:
Hostname: CPE00045a812ddf-CM001217cbc29c.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com
ISP: Rogers Cable Inc.
Country: United States

Results of IP Tracking for
IP address:
Hostname: rrcs-70-61-27-11.central.biz.rr.com
ISP: Road Runner-Commercial
Country: United States

UPDATE II: Just got the exact same one again. Road Runner again, but from a different IP:

Results of IP Tracking for
IP address:
Hostname: cpe-24-193-97-35.nyc.res.rr.com
ISP: Road Runner
Country: United States


UPDATE III: Rogers Cable is a cable and phone service provider, and Road Runner does kinda the same thing.



OrgName: Road Runner
Address: 13241 Woodland Park Road
City: Herndon
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 20171
Country: US

ReferralServer: rwhois://ipmt.rr.com:4321

NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-24-193-0-0-1
Parent: NET-24-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: DNS1.RR.COM
NameServer: DNS2.RR.COM
NameServer: DNS3.RR.COM
NameServer: DNS4.RR.COM
RegDate: 2002-04-05
Updated: 2002-11-25

RTechHandle: ZS30-ARIN
RTechName: ServiceCo LLC
RTechPhone: +1-703-345-3416
RTechEmail: abuse@rr.com

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE10-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-703-345-3416
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@rr.com

OrgTechHandle: IPTEC-ARIN
OrgTechName: IP Tech
OrgTechPhone: +1-703-345-3416
OrgTechEmail: abuse@rr.com

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2006-01-07 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

My guess is that all of this information is pretty useless. I searched my own IP address and it led me to believe that I was somewhere in Colorado. Pheh.

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Japan digs out

I've shoveled snow that was up to my thighs, but I can't imagine digging out of 13 ft of the stuff.


At least, the thing about snow removal in Japan is that, wherever you are, you're never very far from the ocean.

Then again, why get rid of it when you build giant snowmen! :)


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January 05, 2006

Point / Counterpoint


First of all, my condolences and most heartfelt hopes are with Prime Minister Sharon, his family and the state of Israel. It is sad to see this bull of a man in such a weakened state right now, and many are no doubt wondering why this has happened at this particular time. I must say that clearly, clearly, this tragedy has befallen Mister Sharon because he has been disobeying God Almighty. He has been dividing Israel and God is very angry about that.

God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says "This is my land," and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, "No, this is mine." The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who "divide my land.' Sharon was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations, or the United States of America.

Regardless of what the ancient maps say was the Israel of King David's reign, present day Israel is Israel and to give away any of it will infuriate God. I mean look at what happened to Yitzhak Rabin when he tried to barter land for peace with the Palestinians. He was shot dead. These things don't just happen. It was a terrible thing when it happened, but nevertheless he was dead.

So my point is that any Israeli prime minister who dares to forward a lasting peace process in a way that requires God's land -- as it is clearly marked on the maps in our World Almanacs -- to be set assunder will only incur the wrath of the Almighty. Thus spoke the Lord.


Who is this that speaks in My name? Who is this who dares to enlighten the world without first having darkened My door? "Why has this happened?" You have an answer? How can you have an answer when I have not revealed it to you? No, I will ask the questions and you shall answer Me.

Where were you when I laid the bedrock upon which your holiest shrines rest? Did you witness the birth of the stars and the death of the void? What psalm did the angels sing when first rain fell upon the dry sands. Tell me if you know! Who taught the birds of the air to soar and the fish of the deep to swim?

I will question you and you shall answer Me!

Where were you when the mountains arose and the trenches fell? Who planted the vines that sprawl across the globe or the gardens that perfume the air with their sweet scents? What Word unlocked the shackles of sloth to set loose the vibrant aurora and the rolling of the thunder? Surely you must know where the key is engraved!

Can you shout at the clouds and bring down a torrent of water? Can you send lightening bolts on their way? Do they report to you and say "We are here"? Have you seen the warehouse where the snow is stored -- or the sleet or the rain? Have you measured their dimentions and set their schedules? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons? Can you explain why spiders, rather than flies, spin webs? Tell Me if you can!

There are many things unseen by the eyes that you have been granted; granted for a time of My choosing. There are mysteries to which you still have not found even the sparcest clue. There are codes that you cannot break -- as they were written without your consent or council. The secrets of the earth cannot be found in the sky.

You say that you know Me. I say that you cannot begin to know Me. Will the one who praises the Lord's name correct Him?

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January 04, 2006

It Was So Cruel

They cried tears of joy!


They thought a miracle had happened.

I don't even want to think about it anymore. But I will. OSHA can bark, but it needs teeth.


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January 03, 2006

Comic of the day


Reprinted without pemission but with my traffic it's not like anyone will ever know or anything...

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Okay, so most "blond jokes" are pretty lame-o, but this one still has me wiping a tear from my eye.

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January 02, 2006


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It's the Blather Review 2006 Year In Review (So Far)!

Um. Okay, so there's nothing here yet. Spent Sunday recovering from Saturday night and Monday recovering from...well... just recovering from recovering. I'm gettin' too old t'be having that much fun.

Well, no real bloggery yet this year, but at least I haven't gone two weeks without a post unlike someone I could name but wont. **ahem** :P

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