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Another bizarre auction posting site. Some funny stuff.

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    Zoo Fest – Redux

    A fine day yesterday as a gaggle of friends and family hit Denver City Park for a picnic and then a trip to the zoo. Three hours of focused walking, I am kinda beat today, but what a fun afternoon. Zoos are for kids, they say, but I had a great time. Monkeys and lions and tigers, oh my. Julie, Ed and Fun Shelly didn’t want to take in the bird house or the Tropical Adventures exhibit. They equated birds and lizards as not worthy – I think it is safe to call them scaredy cats. But the monkeys were captivating, as we just stared and stared at their human like features. They know when the audience wants a show. And the same seemed true for the elephant. She trumpeted and did some fancy foot work for the crowds gathered.


    Guest Poem Du Jour

    Sung to the tune of Springsteen’s “The Rising”

    Can see bills in front of me
    Can see credit man coming up behind
    I make my way through this on-sale
    I can't feel nothing but these debts that bind me
    Lost track of how much I've spent
    How much I've charged, how many I've bought
    On my card's a ton of tickets
    On my card, over a grand of charges

    Come on up for the milking
    Come on up, put your credit on the line
    Come on up for the milking
    Come on up, go into debt tonight

    Signed online this morning
    Error Messages filled the air
    Picked up the phone started dialing
    I got lucky, I'm going, oh yea!

    Come on up for the milking
    Come on up, add a show or more
    Come on up for the milking
    Come on up, is Bruce a whore?

    oy,oy, oy,oy,oy,oy, oy,oy,oy

    There's shows before and after me
    Shows in July, now on August nights
    May your bootlegs sustain me
    Bruce, as I try for tickets, all day and night


    I see you Mary in section 323
    In the stadium up so freakin high
    There's a band playin way down below
    Music fillin up the summer night
    May you be able to see them
    May you hear the sound way up high
    A dream of a show comes to you
    Like a video you watched, the other night

    Summer of Bruce and tailgates (a dream of mine)
    Summer of fun, summer not to forget (a dream of mine)
    Summer of music and friendship (a dream of mine)
    Summer of laughs, summer of debt (a dream of mine)
    Summer of shows and bootlegs (a dream of mine)
    His burnin' music fills our souls alright
    Shows of passion and companionship (a dream of mine)
    Shows with Bruce, fill up my life

    Come on up for the milking
    Come on up, add a show or more
    Come on up for the milking
    Come on up, is Bruce a whore?

    oy,oy, oy,oy,oy,oy, oy,oy,oy
    by Amy K.

    Via a Springsteen Boot trading list on yahoo.groups.

    Friday Fives

    A day late but nonetheless:1. What was the last song you heard?
    Rhett Miller “Point Shirley”

    2. What were the last two movies you saw?
    Home video – “Barbershop.” At the theater: “Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers.” I don’t do many theater outings. I almost always months behind.

    3. What were the last three things you purchased?
    Since I am unemployed, purchases aren’t happening at an alarming rate. Easter candy, recent Rolling Stone issue, Warm Mist Humidifier.

    4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
    Sunday is Clean Sheet day! Run to hardware store for new handle for tea pot. Empty out the cat box. To the zoo for a picnic!

    5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
    Julie, Shelly, Ed, Mark, Sage



    Back to my fascination with dead things (I don’t understand it either – celebrity dead pools, subscriptions to online obituary services, afternoons whiled away at cemeteries – it is a sub culture that for some reason fascinates me.) I present you with this A small collection of pictures of people who are all dead already. Notice the lack of smiles on these gentlemen’s faces.


    Thank You Mr. President

    I noticed that when President Bush gave one of his rare press conferences on Thursday, that it all seemed very scripted. The order of who would ask questions was laid out for him on his lecturn and he even joked that the affair was to go to plan. But the dean of the Washington Press Corps, Helen Thomas wasn’t accorded the chance to ask a question. Apparently it was the first time in 40 years that she didn’t put a question before a president in a press conference. And with the way the current White House works to control the media, (every White House does, but this one seems very good at it.) I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that the questions were submitted in advance, judging from the way that Bush – not known for his great extemporaneous speaking skills – answered those put before him.


    Why You Should Love Mozilla

    I first started trekking around the internet using Netscape Navigator five or six years ago. Netscape, back then, was cool. It was a finger-poke-in-the-eye to Internet Explorer and seemed to work very fast. Then Microsoft finally decided to take the internet seriously and advanced its Internet Explorer browser to a great application – IE6. But last summer and fall there kept popping up another story in the news about a security breach that was open in IE5 and IE6. I hunted around and moved over to Opera. A great browser with lots of toys but it was kind of buggy using Windows 2000 and not real friendly to broadband (I am told it is great with dial up users because of the way it does stuff on the back end.) Soon I came to Mozilla. The open source brother of Netscape. Mozilla looks and acts like Netscape. In fact Netscape 7.0 is basically an offshoot of Mozilla 1.1 or something or other. But it is so cool. It has lots of add on thingies, like mouse gestures you can add and skins to change the way the face looks. It has the all the cool functions of IE and Opera but best yet it is totally free. It can be modified, using a few points and clicks in the prefs section to avoid pop up and pop under ads and even to get rid of banner ads. That’s right, make those pesky x10 camera go away!. Yeah.
    I could go on and on, but Matt Haughey, owner/operator of Metafilter says it all so much better here on his personal blog. Give it a read, install and use Mozilla and make Bill Gates even angrier.

  • Mozilla – THE killer app.
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    And I Can Even Stand Doug

    I can only imagine that this book will be come a huge seller. Who do you know that isn’t at least secretly, if not openly, addicted to Trading Spaces! Via my Amazon.com recommendations list. Sigh! They have me pegged.


    Will The Real Iraqi Please Stand Up

    This should be offensive, but instead I find it amusing and sad that CBS news would go to this length to make it Suddam Hussein interview seem more legitimate. If the softball questions weren’t enough, we now have fake accents. God Lord.

  • CBS used actor to fake translator accent
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    If You Are Following UN Resolution Debates . . .

    France has been in the headlines of late for threatening to veto any UN Resolution that authorizes use of force against Iraq. But yesterday, Russia has also said it would do everything in its power to block a use of force resolution. A set back for the United States and more importantly perhaps, a ripple in the international community as two major US allies have banded together to oppose the Bush administration plans. Germany, while not weilding veto power, has a seat on the council and has pledged to fight to the resolution. So has Belgium. Can the United States and its sole European powe allyr, Great Britain, fight this fight alone? Latest reports are that the US has already set a confidential date for invasion, based on a night manuevers when there is no moon over the desert. That being said, is a resolution even necessary at this point? The U.S. is going this alone and I am dismayed at the next steps. Remember all of this in the 2004 elections as we prepare for a post war America.