June 26th, 2001

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evil news

Man Faces 7 Years For NOT Selling Drugs
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Dealing drugs is a dirty business. Rogelio Arroyo of Modesto learned that when he tried to pass off about 6 pounds of dirt as heroin, said Lt. Raul DeLeon, commander of the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency.
Now, Arroyo faces up to seven years in state prison for trying to sell phony drugs.
"That's a lot of money for someone trying to sell dirt."

Lotto: You Gotta Kill To Win It
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Police believe an American woman whose remains were recently unearthed in Malaysia was used as a human sacrifice in a ritual to obtain lottery numbers from the spirits, newspapers reported.

Bank Robber Passes Out Money
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A guard at a Turkish state bank robbed his own cashiers and distributed $25,000 to passers-by in what police said was a response to the planned closure of the bank.

Japanese Ace Launches Surprise Attack On Parked Car
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A Japanese fighter jet conducting training Monday on the northern island of Hokkaido mistakenly fired its machine guns, hitting a car parked nearby.The gunfire also pierced the roof of the garage at the rehabilitation where the car was parked but did not hit a minibus as earlier reported, police spokesman Akihiro Ishikawa said.

Leaders Encourage Teen Boys to Buy a Lot of Beer and Girls
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Just days after a phony legislative memo urged female pages to dress provocatively, the heads of South Carolina's two major political parties told teen boys college money received from the state could "buy a lot of beer and girls."
Democrat Dick Harpootlian and Republican Henry McMaster made their comments at the annual Boys State leadership event for some 800 high schools seniors on June 11, The (Columbia) State reported Saturday, quoting the Boys State newspaper, The Citizen Times.
Harpootlian noted that qualified high school graduates could get $4,500 for college from the state lottery. "That can buy a lot of beer and girls," he said. "Democrats are for beer and girls," McMaster responded. "Republicans are for cold beer and hot girls."
McMaster later said he was trying to get the teens' attention before discussing issues like gun control and education.

Woman Keeps Mom's Corpse For 6 Years
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According to authorities, a woman in San Luis Obispo kept her mother's corpse as a housemate for six years.
Officers went to the residence and were invited inside by a 63-year-old woman later identified as the dead woman's daughter.
Once in the home, police immediately noticed a strong unpleasant odor, reports said. After a cursory search, they discovered the source of the stench: A decomposing body.
An autopsy revealed that the body belonged to the owner of the home, who appeared to have died in February 1995, when she was 95.
Authorities said that the dead woman's daughter had left her right where she'd taken her last breath -- in bed.

Chubby is contagious?
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Sitting next to an obese person may have greater repercussions than loss of personal space. A human virus that turns skinny roosters into chubby chickens is contagious, US researchers have shown. The overweight birds are causing a re-examination of the controversial idea that obesity could be catching.


Man Killed For Not Using 1-800-COLLECT
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An exploding pay phone on the West Bank yesterday killed an Islamic militant singled out by Israel as a top terror suspect.
Osama Jawabri, 29, was killed when he tried to make a call at a public pay phone he often used on a square near his house in Nablus.
The explosion blew the phone booth to smithereens and sprayed shrapnel across the square.
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Dream memory

I had a horrible dream last night. A freaky, nonsensical one. For some reason I was running in a underground tunnel system, with a long, deep channel of water runnning down the middle. I had a box of comic books, and some little figurines that were Newton and my sweetie (Not sure if they were really them, or just toys, but my dream mind said to protect them at any cost). There was a pack of wolves chasing me, and the tunnel was badly lit... All I could see was the wolves eyes in the dark, and echoing growls. To throw the animals off my scent, I urinated on some of the comic books... I remember taking a long time to weed out the ones I didn't like as much... old Issues of Superboy, and tossed them down a side tunnel. I dove into the water, and swam upstream... the water seemed very clean, so I don't think I was in a sewer. only one wolf followed me, and I savagely ripped out it's throat when it clamped it's mouth on my right arm. It was very vivid, and turns my stomach just thinking about it. The body I put in the water, and sent it floating downstream to the others, hoping it would make them slow down, and possibly eat him. I waded out of the water, figurines still in hand, and bright lights and a klaxon alarm went off... I began running again...Newton was on my shoulder, wearing a diving mask and a snorkel.

Then I woke up, heart racing, and in a sweat.

Yuck.
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Drinking Arizona Iced tea, and resuming thoughts.

Whee! agent_orange just gave me a text page! Hi!

This morning, after recovering from the nightmare, I checked my mail. (BB crashed again last night. time to get and install the new ram... that's enough.)

I got a letter from someone I've probably not seen in about 5-9 years. Robin Tunkel... a guy I hung out with, gamed with while I was at FAU/working at the Library. A nice enough guy, he started dating a girl after I dated her. That was weird. He found me on a gaming list... accessdenied, and is in Jacksonville now. I wonder if he's changed as much as I have. I wrote him back, and I'll be interested in seeing what went where. He and I both had some ugly sides to us at that I'm happy to have left in the dust... bits of shell crumbled slowly off over time. I like who I am now a lot more than who I was/Who I hung around with then.

He went through some tough times, spent a week on my floor at my old apartment, when I was in a smaller efficiency than I'm in now. A different time, short hair, tight, or no beard. A period of playing Shadowrun/GURPS/Hero System. Other folks from that time include James Dawsey (a roomie for a while), Pam, Just started hanging out with Ray and Kathleen. Just finsihed hanging out with Brent and Steve. Robin & James were some of the only friends of mine to go to my father's funeral, years ago.

Paul is quitting here today at five. That'll be a big bummer... he's the most easy-going account manager I know. Diana needs to take some of his calm-lessons. Terri will suffer a great deal, as I imagine she'll take on all of his responsibilities. Lately, they've been staying until 7ish at night, getting on top of some of our new jobs, but with one of them gone, it'll be really rough.
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Nosey Scotto strikes again.

Check any or all that apply. :)

Poll #1677 What do you read my jounal for?

Why Do you Read my LiveJournal?

Evil News
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Word of the Day
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Pictures of Newt
0(0.0%)
Short Fiction
0(0.0%)
To hear me gush about how in love I am
1(3.0%)
Scotto memories
0(0.0%)
Scotto Current Events
0(0.0%)
Poll of the Day
0(0.0%)
Because it's like watching a bug in a box wiggle
2(6.1%)
Because Scotto linked to me, and I feel guilty
1(3.0%)
To know my enemy as I know myself
0(0.0%)
I have no idea
4(12.1%)

Some other Reason?

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Stuff.

Drat, my free pc fell through. The person I was going to get it from is in crisis-mode, and it's not worth bothering her over.

Ah, well, I'm going to try an make big brain work like a good boy again... probably will be my project for while my sweetheart is off on her trip. I'm going to miss her terribly while she's gone. Plans to survive are - go to the beach, and write her a love letter every day. Lose myself in my work. Ack. so much for chatting all day with her. I'm going to flip my lid, I know it. Spend more time looking for Apartments, work on the short story, and maybe convince Danny to go out, or My brother for the fourth. It's no use though, if I look up and see fireworks, I'll envision her with me, holding hands. Not such a bad thing. I'm glad I carry her with me in my heart.

In other thoughts... Don't you hate when it turns out a person whos work your so impressed with turns out to have faults and failings? I'm sorely disappointed in a few of my childhood and teen heroes.... Ben Franklin, William Burroughs, Dr. Seuss, Thomas Edison. They all were brilliant minds, but seemingly *real* jerkweeds at times too. Pesky, but I guess that comes from being human. I'm a pod person, and still can be a stinker sometimes.
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I'm a singin'....


JOY TO THE WORLD

Jeremiah was a bullfrog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him a-drink his wine
And he always had a mighty fine wine
Singin'...

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

If I were the king of the world
Tell you what I'd do
I'd throw away the cars and the bars
And the war
Make sweet love to you
Yes I'd make sweet love to you
Sing it now...

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

You know I love my lady
Love to have my fun
I'm a high flyer and a rainbow rider
A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun
I said a straight shootin' son-of-a-gun

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the world
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

I wanna' tell you
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the blue sea
Joy to you and me

Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
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nitey night!

Ahg. microwave burrito mouth burn. ah beh tahing lahk diz.

*taking ice cream to bed. ni-nite. I'm going to read a while, then hit the sack.

Sweet dreams, you kids.