Category Archives: hope

Google Fu

A Man & His Mountain. “I’ve had a few different jobs, a few different apartments and a lot of girlfriends, but one mountain,” he says. “And it’s the thing that never lets me down.” I remember reading about this guy … Continue reading

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Australia seals crushing victory

Australia wins the Ashes test England lost their last five wickets for just 77 runs in 90 minutes to be all out for 370 half an hour before lunch on the fifth day after resuming on 293 for five chasing … Continue reading

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The-Day-You-Notice-Arbor-Day’s-Next-Week in America

CNN: House Goes to Democrats, Senate Still Up in the Air Because “Springtime in America” has already been registered by the forces of darkness, and because you might metaphorically go down and get a free tree at the county barn … Continue reading

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the former future president

Al Gore at TED It’s like a swing score. You know: the Saints, instead of pushing the ball into the end zone, fumbled on the one, and some bastard ran it back 99 yards for a touchdown. So the play … Continue reading

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Heavy, man

CNN.com – Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer’s – Oct 5, 2006 WASHINGTON, (Reuters) — Good news for aging hippies: Smoking pot may stave off Alzheimer’s disease. New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the progression of … Continue reading

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It’s back!

The first day of the year I see Orion is a good one. Usually it doesn’t happen until October or November, but as I’m getting up before the crack of dawn, it happened earlier this year. Went out with the … Continue reading

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Maybe if the Palestinians had a really kick-ass soccer team, we’d only have to read about them once every 4 years

I can imagine how unnerving the wars are for people who watch television. They unnerve me from my little be-newsprinted cocoon here on the coast. If I had to contend with tv news as well, I believe I’d have to … Continue reading

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FSM

The Church of the FSM Ah, you’ve probably surfed through this site at one point or another. Regardless, I want this, the best of all possible graphs, sitting in my blog for when I need to look at it.

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good news!

You know what? All the shit that’s happening in the middle east right now? It’s all going to blow over. Seriously. I can’t get excited by it. Of course bad things happen; they happen all the time there. Doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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This Just In: Water is Wet

CNN.com – Mystic mushrooms spawn magic event – Jul 11, 2006

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“$750 is pretty chintzy”

On April 24, 1976, Lorne Michaels, producer of NBC’s Saturday Night, made an on-air offer of $3000 to The Beatles if they would re-unite and perform on the show. “$750 is pretty chintzy,” George Harrison [said] to Lorne Michaels on … Continue reading

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firemen

Firemen are paid to be brave. I think that’s the only job like that. I mean, cops and soldiers are paid to be ready to be brave. That’s a lot easier than being brave. But firemen do brave things day … Continue reading

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petitioning God

I want to start a formal petition to God, requesting a fabulous omen. I think I could get a lot of signatures.

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this wildly amazing thing

In a way, the world has gotten much safer in the last few years, because of the internet. There are bloggers everywhere, remarking about the things that go on around them. People constantly visit sites in other countries. I think … Continue reading

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my new root hero

In my speech class that I’m taking, a requirement to get a good grade for a speech is to cite a “wealth of sources.” My informational speech I’ll be giving concerns how to book the best flight when going on … Continue reading

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global warming

I do have a religion: I’m an environmentalist. I’m not a perfect environmentalist, by any stretch. If I were perfect, or close to it, I’d be eating cold, soaked beans and corn harvested from my backyard instead of ordering pepperoni … Continue reading

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President Kerry

Wouldn’t it be great if John Kerry was President? Wouldn’t that be fine? The news is almost always loathsome nowadays, and it produces a kind of low-grade fever in me that I feel all the time. That would be gone! … Continue reading

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social statement alpha

I want a country that doesn’t tell its citizens not to talk about something. Our country and its government empower themselves to tell the citizens what is and what is not valid to discuss: These things you can hold an … Continue reading

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Habib gets time off for innocent behavior

“Habib’s more than three years of incarceration came into sharp focus this week, when the Bush administration agreed not to charge him with any crime and to repatriate him to Australia. Once home, he will be free, Australian officials said … Continue reading

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sea gypsies

When I become depressed about the state of the world, and muse on the idea that all of the real living was done long ago, and we’re here on earth now just to fill the place up in an efficient … Continue reading

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