May 14th, 2005

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7368 - Saturday the 14th... where's Richard Benjamin, these days?

Feeling a lot better today. Not as stuffed up, and throat is clear.



Pretty pleased with the writing group's first venture.



More Time with Danny in June. Good deal.



Good Heavens... Chocolate Lucky Charms? Count Chocula wasn't good enough? General Mills cereal with Chocolate, Marshmallows and the occult... all covered!



I live about a 3 minutes away from the James Randi Educational Foundation. Opponent of Pseudoscience, Spoon benders, dowsers, stigmata and other such stuff.



Google Maps spots a bunch of UFOs over South Florida (about 50 miles north of my house, fairly close to tarpo It's a freaking Newfoundland Destructor Fleet... I just know it.) A Closer collection of the West Palm Beach UFOs., all on the same map (and the points connected)



Kev's pooch Rippy-doodle passed away, and they got a new Golden Puppy Named Viggo. So they're still at the balance of 3 kitties and 3 pooches.

Karen is engaged and will be moving out in 2 months. I'm impressed. I figured Kev would share his house with her until he turned 40. He came in under the mark by 2 years. I'm happy for both of 'em!



myid8myego pointed me at Thomas Szasz recently. Interesting viewpoints regarding mental illness. see the link for more detail. I'm pretty liberal, but hardly libertarian.

See Also: Mental Disorders Are Not Diseases, and The Myth of Mental Illness

I don't totally agree with the points made, but it is interesting reading. The issue of semantics is a big one, and I'll certainly grant that.



Flickr ditched flash for AJAX



Ex-bosses wife has a $264,716.86 lien on their stuff for tax evasion.

Ex-boss himself has a $568,823.82 lien from the same sort of evasion.

$833,540.68!

I hope that they didn't blow all the money they were skimming on pizza, hookers and beer.



Random Scotto Factoid: When I was in elementary school, I had the most problems with learning my 8 times tables and 13 times tables. (we had to memorize up to the 15s. Later, I remember my brother only having to learn up to the 12s.) I wonder if kids today only have to learn up to the tens?

I don't know why the 8s gave me so much trouble, especially 8x8. Dad taught me how to count in octal, and it helped a bit, but it was a sticking point.



Random Scotto Factoid part two - I have Hobbit feet. Hair on the first knuckle-joint of every toe and a patch of hair on top of the foot itself. The soles aren't as tough as they were when I work my birks all the time, now.

I could never commit a crime in this age of "CSI" and super forensics. I shed everywhere I go.



Moment of Lyric: (mp3)
I'm going deaf, you're growing melancholy
Things fall apart, I don't know why we bother at all
But life is good and "It's always worth living at least for a while"

If I could do just one near perfect thing I'd be happy
They'd write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes
On second thoughts I'd rather hang about and be there with my best friend
If she wants me


My current active desktop background (swiped from here). I really enjoyed the comics, but fear that the movie will be poop.



Rob Liefield portrays Jesus vs. The Greek Pantheon

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Pages 4 & 5, Page 7 - via GrayPumpkin



1 year ago - Stan/Satan, Wifi in office (has since moved), first new palm pics, coming moonlight movies, Stay Tuned, Rawwr, Downtown ft laud treasures.

2 years ago - Update Virus Defs, Rainmaker, Frankie Mooch Phone booth, there stuff and quests

3 years ago - Termite inspection, apt shopping - tenants rights, web page fiddling, fonts, Tman, Name a Terrier

4 years ago - ossify, evil news, tumor talk, veggie poll
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