June 15th, 2006

scotto monkeypulse

8408 - Thoisday

Payday, and almost the weekend. I'm looking forward to a day where I can sleep in, and just unwind a bit.

WHAT: 21st annual Mango Festival
WHEN: Friday 6/16 - Sunday 6/18
WHERE: Deerfield Beach [Broward]
WALLET: see Web site for ticket prices
- {City of Deerfield Beach - Mango Festival page}
- {TheMangoFestival.com}

"South Florida's largest multicultural festival, Mango Festival is a celebration of Black Music Month and mangos! Join us for a weekend fullof exciting entertainment, over 100 vendors of unique arts & crafts and wonderful international foods.... Two stages will feature continuous live entertainment."
--City of Deerfield Beach

Phoenix on Wednesday was named the sweatiest city in the United States, but Miami topped the list as the most uncomfortable American city due to its mix of humidity and heat. Collapse )

nonja Nonja is an endangered Sumatran Orangutan that has been living for years at Miami Metrozoo, but that’s not what makes the hairy female unique.

Dozens of school children lined up to see her Wednesday as she celebrated her 54th birthday, making her the oldest living orangutan in the world.

Her name means “girl” in Dutch, as she originally came from the Wassenaar Zoo in Holland in 1983. Nowadays Nonja would be called more of a grandma than a girl, after giving birth to five offspring that have in turn produced two other offspring in captivity. Most orangutans in captivity only make it to be 50-years-of-age.

The old but otherwise healthy primate was given a special cake prepared by her keeper, which zoo officials said was made with a mixture of peanut butter, bananas, mangos and other “primate chow”.

It seems as if despite her age, Nonja has not learned any manners, as she suspiciously looked at the cake before ripping right into it and making a birthday mess.

Moment of lyric - mp3

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Never said I was a stool pigeon
I never said I was a diplomat
Everybody is under suspicion
But you don't wanna hear about that
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1 year ago - David Sutherland RIP, trunk turtles, Easter walkies, chimp pics, paper toys, gCensus, Mothra Song, superhero TV themes, vet mixup, menstrual superstitions, 250 questions

2 years ago - Queequeg, Lizard (a knight anole) pictures, fixed calamity's icon,Mycoprotein, Sammy doodle, sites for positive change, yahoo goes fromsix meg to 100meg (now at 1 gig vs gmail's 2+gig)

3 years ago - Father's Day, vampire game, wondering about a world free of psychoactive drugs

4 years ago - lovely long talk, South Park Scotto, Tea room, Replacement parts, star trek breast insignia

5 years ago - Predators of man, Apt seeking, Nothing sacred, sql/ado. pet quiz, pizza parlor, writing urge, Big Guy and rusty.

6 years ago - Nothing in particularGeotarget

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8409 - What sort of Chess Piece do you move like?

Poll #748518 Chess Piece Face

What sort of Chess Piece do you move like?

The King - one step in any direction at a time
The Queen - as above, but anywhere across the Board
The Rook (Castle) - Horizontal and Vertical, only bound by borders of the board or other pieces
The Bishop (Onionhead) - Diagonally on the same color
The Knight (Horsie) - L-shape
Pawn - Straight ahead (but can capture only diagonally forward)

Why? (answer in comments, my answer is below)

Poll was brought on by hearing that the knight on a chessboard has to move in an "L" shape because back then, the horse had to be turned left or right for the knight to get close enough to hit someone with a sword or mace.

Sometimes I think that I shuffle that way, behaviorally (is that a word?). I move off to the side, and then a bit forward. (or vice versa) It seems to progress effectively, I have to shift a bit, laterally.

It's also worth noting that I am *horrid* at chess... I still haven't grasped the best strategies of the game. I do very well at simpler ones, like Go, Othello (Reversi), Pente, Checkers, and the likeGeotarget