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SPACE BABES -
From Nony
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NSFW - Belly, Tummy, Stomach.... Love em - This is for the recognition of bellies of women. All bellies are beautiful and sexy. Submit your belly and show the world.I do not claim to own any of these pictures unless otherwise noted.
From Nony
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NSFW - Your Daily Porn - Pretty much what you think it is.18 only, please. If you can't figure out that this is NSFW, you're too stupid to operate a computer.
From Nony
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|| 07/03/2016 ||
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Geometry -
From Nony
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Wondermark -
From Nony
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spicyhorror -
From Nony
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Gun & Fez & Waffle -
From Nony
|| 05/23/2016 ||
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blazed off the indica -
From Nony
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Navy -
From Nony
|| 05/21/2016 ||
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Military and Aviation - All the interesting things related to land, naval and aerial engineering, with a focus on military applications, most is from the internet, but some is OC.
From Nony
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|| 04/20/2016 ||
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Nude Soldiers -
From Nony
|| 03/18/2016 ||
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NSFW - (porn ocean) -
From Nony
|| 03/03/2016 ||
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|| 01/28/2016 ||
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HURTYOUBAD SUPERBLOG -
From Nony
|| 01/11/2016 ||
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Psychedelic Jungle -
From Nony
|| 11/03/2015 ||
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NSFW - unflippinbelieveable - Oh yeah, and this blog is for 18 only, and this is all FANTASY and PLAY
From Nony
|| 10/21/2015 ||
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Bad Kids Jokes -
From Popper
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|| 10/01/2015 ||
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|| 09/30/2015 ||
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NSFW - dirt babe -
From Nony
|| 09/22/2015 ||
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Some NSFW - Tabula in naufragio - Picture blog
From Nony
|| 09/03/2015 ||
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Tree Roots -
From Nony
|| 09/02/2015 ||
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The Industrialist - misc. pictures
From Nony
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|| 08/17/2015 ||
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The God King Fnhfal - war photography
From Nony
|| 08/14/2015 ||
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Historical Nonfiction -
From Nony
|| 08/03/2015 ||
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FUCKING HOMEPAGE -
From Nony
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NSFW - Super Hairy and Hirsute Chicks - This blog is for lovers of really hairy and hirsute women/girls. Hairy belly, arm pits breasts, thighs, legs.
From Nony
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|| 06/14/2015 ||
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NSFW -Partial Boner -
From Nony
|| 05/19/2015 ||
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misterS - Swiss army knife fetish?
From Nony
|| 05/10/2015 ||
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spicyhorror - complete randomness of stuff that catches my eye, mostly from digging through over 100 years of the pop culture trash heap.There will be some naked stuff if anyone doesn't want to see that stuff, almost all is 1930's and before, but naked nonetheless.
From Nony
|| 04/07/2015 ||
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NSFW - RetroFucking -
From Nony
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My Imaginary Brooklyn -
From Nony
|| 02/25/2015 ||
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HUMANOID HISTORY - Strange history, ancient wonders, interstellar delights, and other adventures in space and time.
From Nony
|| 02/18/2015 ||
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My Little Corner of Hell -
From Popper
|| 02/07/2015 ||
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All this and WW2 -
From Nony
|| 02/07/2015 ||
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HUMANOID HISTORY - Strange history, ancient wonders, interstellar delights, and other adventures in space and time.
From Nony
|| 01/26/2015 ||
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Fountain Pen Blog - Fountain Pen fans unite!
From Nony
|| 11/28/2014 ||
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newyorkshitty.com -
From Nony
|| 09/01/2014 ||
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menstruation - a blog about periods and everything menstruation related. submissions encouraged.
From Nony
|| 08/30/2014 ||
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Musings of a Naked Lady - 27. stripper. feminist. college grad. artist. corgi enthusiast. tough cookie. couch potato.
From Nony
|| 05/24/2014 ||
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|| 04/14/2014 ||
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Retrogasm - It has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with being turned on by the past.
From Nony
|| 02/06/2014 ||
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SANFRANCISCO -
From Nony
|| 02/06/2014 ||
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German Military -
From Nony
|| 01/13/2014 ||
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The Meta Picture -
From Popper
|| 01/02/2014 ||
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Bro My God -
From Popper
|| 12/31/2013 ||
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Quartz - Top News
From Popper
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Fitz: What it takes to rescue a heavy heart from the abyss of poverty - I’ve never been poor. I’ve been broke, but I never felt trapped like some of the Southern Arizonans profiled in our poverty series.When I was a starving artist, Dad asked me, “Have you sold anything yet?” I said, “Yeah. I sold my stereo, my camera and someone’s interested in the car.” Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you saddle him with a student loan that’ll kill his appetite and deaden anyone’s sense of humor.
From Anawaram
|| 06/25/2013 ||
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kaliyuga blues - Some NSFW content
From Nony
|| 05/26/2013 ||
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|| 05/18/2013 ||
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kaliyuga blues - borderline NSFW - Picture blog
From Nony
|| 04/26/2013 ||
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kaliyuga blues - borderline NSFW
From Nony
|| 04/19/2013 ||
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Erotic Babes - NSFW -
From Nony
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|| 02/27/2013 ||
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ParisLemon -
From Nony
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Cheezburger -
From Popper
|| 01/27/2013 ||
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|| 01/11/2013 ||
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|| 12/24/2012 ||
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Kyrnosik - some of the pictures are NSFW
From Nony
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Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians Read - WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians. The group, led by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, commissioned a new study showing that the cost of an average politician has soared exponentially over the past decade. While the American family has seen increases in the cost of food, health care and education, Mr. Adelson says, “those costs don’t compare with the cost of buying a politician, which has gone through the roof.”
From Popper
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tbfs. -
From Nony
|| 10/04/2012 ||
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long hair don't care -
From Nony
|| 10/03/2012 ||
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neo_crescent - NSFW -
From Nony
|| 09/30/2012 ||
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#Caturday -
From Nony
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|| 09/16/2012 ||
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Midwest Mapboy -
From Nony
|| 09/16/2012 ||
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This Is The Internet -
From Nony
|| 09/09/2012 ||
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NSFW - Tendre Bulle - Les photos présentées sur ce site pour adultes sont toutes la propriété des auteurs. Les photos sont retirées sur simple demande de l'artiste dčs lors qu'il me précise l'image concernée et le lien correspondant vers son image originale.
From Nony
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|| 07/24/2012 ||
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OMG FACTS -
From Popper
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Trapping Deer Flies in Livingston County, Michigan - Welcome to my deer fly blog. This blog documents my experience of trapping thousands of deer flies at my house (which is in the woods) using Tanglefoot Tangle-Trap Sticky Coating on blue plastic cups attached to a black-and-white umbrella. I trap hundreds of deer flies each day in the mid-morning and then I can work outside all day (even without a hat) and not be bothered by a single deer fly. This blog describes my method and presents my data
From X Isle
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Fear the damned, the lost and the whore. - one of those picture blogs
From Nony
|| 07/03/2012 ||
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Beautiful and depraved. - For connoisseurs of premium filth.For more extensive filth, you can find me and many others at: Fi/thy Gorgeous Th/ngsI'm also here: beautifulanddepraved.blogspot.comand I can be reached at: beautifulanddepraved {at} gmail.com
From Nony
|| 06/26/2012 ||
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gorestep -
From Nony
|| 06/08/2012 ||
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KITTENMEATS - Hello, I'm Kristin. I tend to post about classic horror films, films in general, video games, cats and art.I keep to myself and don't really talk much. I have an addiction to board games and tin robots.
From Nony
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|| 06/06/2012 ||
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arizona problems -
From Nony
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uh - I'm Maura and I'm perfect
From Nony
|| 03/10/2012 ||
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|| 02/28/2012 ||
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Is Anyone up? - WARNING - kind of NSFW
From Nony
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|| 02/18/2012 ||
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ASTRONAUT CLASS - Medium NSFW - i profusely enjoy taking pictures (and having pictures taken of me) while naked, as evident by this blog. I long to be in movies [scary ones], music videos, magazines, anything – but for now the internet is my home.
From Nony
|| 02/12/2012 ||
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Nerd Approved -
From Popper
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|| 01/17/2012 ||
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everything nice -
From Nony
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death becomes her - Page 1 of 1773 - "Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?"
From Nony
|| 01/02/2012 ||
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HELP FEED THE TROLL -
From Nony
|| 12/28/2011 ||
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Nothing To Do With Arbroath - A daily mish-mash of stuff, fluff and nonsense
From Nony
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|| 12/18/2011 ||
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babezatron - NSFW -
From Nony
|| 12/17/2011 ||
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Nerd Approved -
From Popper
|| 12/06/2011 ||
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NSFW - Crokz - smut, art, and humor for the heathen
From Nony
|| 11/30/2011 ||
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HighNiggaPies -
From Nony
|| 11/08/2011 ||
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Evil GOP Bastards -
From Popper
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|| 10/01/2011 ||
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sweetheart, daddy died. - lots of gifs
From Nony
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|| 09/17/2011 ||
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Push The Movement - "Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful" -I do not claim ownership to anything posted unless stated otherwise.-
From Nony
|| 09/07/2011 ||
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Sexy Witch -
From Nony
|| 08/11/2011 ||
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W E L L* F E D - Some NSFW pics in this blog
From Nony
|| 07/31/2011 ||
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Cakehead Loves Evil -
From Nony
|| 06/18/2011 ||
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higher than space -
From Nony
|| 06/18/2011 ||
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Not Super Human -
From Popper
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Man live-tweeted Bin Laden's death - A Pakistani man inadvertently described in real time the attack that killed Osama bin Laden on Twitter, The Wall Street Journal writes. Sohaib Athar, whose Twitter handle is ReallyVirtual, describes himself as "an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops."
From CC
|| 04/01/2011 ||
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ULTRAVIOLENTLOLITA -
From Nony
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|| 03/30/2011 ||
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Mostly Forbidden Zone -
From Nony
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Mike Mitchell's Tumblr of Amazing Things. - The place where an artist / idiot puts things he thinks are funny / awesome.
From Nony
|| 03/18/2011 ||
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|| 02/13/2011 ||
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fuck you very much -
From Nony
|| 02/01/2011 ||
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NastyCute - The nastiest thoughts of the cutest animals. Every day. By Eliza Skinner
From Nony
|| 01/27/2011 ||
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iPhone Savior - iPhone News, Reviews and Satire
From Popper
|| 01/13/2011 ||
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American Jesus - American Jesus is brought to you by Wes Anderson and Zack Hunt, both youth ministry veterans who are fascinated and yet horrified by the incestuous relationship between America and Christianity.

worth of a bookmark!
From Nony
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|| 01/05/2011 ||
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TSA Watchdog - I'm going to be submitting to this blog. Recommend others do too. --Popper
From Popper
|| 12/27/2010 ||
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Argue With Everyone - More a board than a blog.
From Popper
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| Dial-A-Nihilist -
From Nony
|| 12/25/2010 ||
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Internet Weekly Report - - Issue 458 - Week of 12/20/2010 - Humor, Cartoons, Funny, Toons, Art, Japan, Animation, Videos, Politics, Beautiful Paintings and Illustrations of Women, Girls, Monsters, And Music
From Nony
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|| 12/16/2010 ||
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Mr Blog - Mr Blog is a celebration of the lively cast of 'Mr' shops that people our high streets
From Nony
|| 12/04/2010 ||
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What comes next? - I'm a middle aged mom of a 20 year old daughter, a 17 year old son, 2 dogs and a husband of 21 years. I'm a full-time housewife enjoying my days with manicures, pedicures, friends and lots of shopping. This is my place to vent, my opinions and thoughts. Please be respectful. Feel free to leave a comment!

>sigh<
From Nony
|| 11/27/2010 ||
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The Ark In Space -
From Popper
|| 11/24/2010 ||
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Quirky Japan Blog -
From Nony
|| 10/07/2010 ||
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Texts From Last Night -
From Popper
|| 10/01/2010 ||
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Neo-Neocon - Previously a lifelong Democrat, born in New York and living in New England, surrounded by liberals on all sides, I've found myself slowly but surely leaving the fold and becoming that dread thing: a neocon.
From NeoCon
|| 09/13/2010 ||
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Lame Book - The Funniest and Lamest of Facebook
From Popper
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Mendel's Soup -
From Popper
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|| 08/06/2010 ||
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Arizona's Flaming Retard!! - Hello, my name is Ke-ke-Kevin. I live in Arizona where I just graduated from the University of Arizona's SALT Division, with a degree in Sti-Sti-Stutter Management. I also received an award for being Arizona's number one flaming retard. I realize that I am pretty stupid and look like pig vomit, but I take this award as a compliment, because no one else has given me such an honor. This page is dedicated to all the other droolers out there. Also, please write a note to me in my guestbook.
From Nony
|| 07/13/2010 ||
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40 Inspiring Blog Designs - It’s a fact that the blogosphere is getting bigger and bigger, which I think is great, since we can find some really interesting content if we look in the right place. With the increase of blogs also comes an increase of talented designers pushing blog design to the limits. Most people already understood that good content is the key to a successful blog, but a great design can really help capture our attention. So for this post, we’ve gathered 40 blog designs that are guaranteed to inspire you.
From popper
|| 06/19/2010 ||
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Tacky Raccoons - interesting stuff (kind off) to waste time
From Nony
|| 05/29/2010 ||
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youmakemesohappy -
From Nony
|| 05/14/2010 ||
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|| 05/07/2010 ||
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Fuck You Very Much -
From Popper
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|| 12/26/2009 ||
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Epic Fail -
From Popper
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Nothing Toxic -
From popper
|| 12/16/2009 ||
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ZWConcepts blog - Just set up my blog. Photography, writing, computers, programming. Take a look-see. Tell me what you think.
From Surfer
|| 12/15/2009 ||
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Fascinating People - interesting blog! Not for trolls, too boring, no pictures, no sex and lots of words with more than 5 letters.
From Nony
|| 12/10/2009 ||
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bangalore flroists - We are one of leading online gift shop for delivery of flowers and cakes to Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and all major cities of Karnataka. We do same day delivery for perishable items like cakes, flowers. You will find a wide range of gifts for all kind of Occasions. http://www.bangaloreflowerplaza.com
From shallugaurgh
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[NSFW] Georgia Jones LIVE at LiveCamNetwork TONIGHT - Just a short blog entry announcing Georgia Jones on webcam and a link to a sweet gallery...
From Mediaguy
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Five People Who Made Nancy Pelosi's Shit List Last Night - Joe (YOU LIE!!!!) Wilson may be getting all of the attention in Washington today, but who will ever forget that death glare that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot Wilson moments after he unleashed his id on President Obama? Talk about withering─no wonder Wilson looked so shaky when he went before reporters this morning. This is why we enjoy watching Pelosi so much whenever Obama gives a big speech before Congress.
From CC
|| 07/25/2009 ||
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Abortion clinic escort's blog - We do this because clients of the clinic are often met at their cars by protesters. Between 2 and 5 protesters will follow/chase a client from their car parked in the public lot across the street to the private property line; talking at them, handing out literature, attempting to steer clients into the fake clinic down the block, shouting misinformation, slowing their pace, blocking the door and impeding clients any way they can.
From Understudy
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Sanford and His Love Interest, in E-Mail - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com - “I don’t mind his Latin romance at all. What I really hate is him doing it while spouting ‘traditional marriage’, family values and generally beating up on gays to gain political power,” writes Alan in Sydney.
From danomil
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FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments - washingtonpost.com - Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon. What some fail to realize, though, is that such reviews can be tainted: Many bloggers have accepted perks such as free laptops, trips to Europe, $500 gift cards or even thousands of dollars for a 200-word post. Bloggers vary in how they disclose such freebies, if they do so at all. The practice has grown to the degree that the Federal Trade Commission is paying attention. New guidelines, expected to be approved late this summer with possible modifications, would clarify that the agency can go after bloggers - as well as the companies that compensate them - for any false claims or failure to disclose conflicts of interest. It would be the first time the FTC tries to patrol systematically what bloggers say and do online. The common practice of posting a graphical ad or a link to an online retailer - and getting commissions for any sales from it - would be enough to trigger oversigh
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6 Reasons to Grow Old - The New Old Age Blog - NYTimes.com - SOME SAGE ADVICE YOUR WARTHOG. LISTEN UP, SHUT UP AND LEARN. YOU CANNOT HEAR WHEN TALKING. YOU DON'T LEARN WHILE TALKING. YOU LEARN WHILE LISTENING. TRY LISTENING, WARTHOG. “There’s a shady side and a sunny side,” said Joshua O. Haberman, rabbi emeritus of Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C. He was talking about old age. Tranquility tops his list. “You have achieved in old age what you have wanted to, if you are fortunate,” he said. The important battles have been waged, the decisions made. “You no longer have to do the pushing, the striving, the struggle.” Next, the cooling of passion. “You don’t rush to quick action,” Rabbi Haberman explained. “You’re more likely to stop and think.” These days he’s hardly indifferent to the world’s problems, he added, but he’s less inclined to think he can solve them, or that they’re soluble at all.
From danomil
|| 05/26/2009 ||
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Rapture Ready - Rapture Ready board rarely disappoints! have you seen the latest Google logo??? “Scientist unveil fossil of Darwinian masillae’…I mean..I am really tired of this stupid AC world… MY FATHER IS YHWH…MY GOD AND MY SAVIOUR YESHUA and THE KADOSH RUACH….they worship satan…. Sick stuff… yeah i was about to post something on it. I find myself mad and in disbelief that googel would celebrate such an out right falsehood. Its a monkey people!!! As everyone keeps Reading The Bible says there will be a Increase in Knowledge in the Last days, Man Thinks he has all the Answers and they say this will pull it all togeather the Missing Link and Millions will fall for it. that is SAD Hell is opening her Mouth and Getting ready to Swallow many on this one, I saw it and was going to post on it as well but you beat me to it. I almost threw my laptop it made me soooooooooo mad! Made me wonder what the logo would look like after we’re taken outta here! I never use liberal Google either
From danomil
|| 04/02/2009 ||
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Define Irony - Irony, as per Microsoft.
From TerminalGlitch
|| 02/02/2009 ||
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Kiss My 83 Year Old Ass - The election is over. Barack Obama is now President Obama and Bush has slithered back to Texas where I am sure he will drink himself into obscurity. Palin seems to have been successfully de-clawed for now. I have sworn off Rush Limbaugh and The View, and Fox News was never really an option for me. So… now what do I do? I think I might read a few of that big-footed Ann Coulter’s books and then point my “guns” at her scrawny ass. She bugs me almost as much as Palin so this could be fun.

Great Blog! Needs a bookmark
From Nony
|| 01/21/2009 ||
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Stuff Christians Like - a cool blog for christians
From Magdalene
|| 12/31/2008 ||
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I Hate Neocons - Who else out there hates Mr. Neocon and his heroin inspired hate filled posts?
From Lee Burrol
|| 12/21/2008 ||
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Good news for Azprick and NeoCon - Sorry guys, no posts from me, sick as a dog, can't even think of it now ...
From Nony
|| 11/27/2008 ||
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The Political Jungle - Take a stand against liberals
From NeoNazi
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|| 09/22/2008 ||
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|| 09/11/2008 ||
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Why I became a nurse - It was never in my life about why I would be a nurse; it was when would I have the ability to sit down, take the classes and begin. I started as a surgical tech and scrubbed in surgery at an Atlanta specialty hospital for 15 years. I stopped long enough to adopt two children and then when finances and life started barking at the door, I knew.
From red
|| 09/08/2008 ||
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God is for Suckers! - Commentary, news, and rants on the evils and stupidity of belief in the big invisible daddy in the sky. Illuminating and watchdogging the widespread attempts to institutionalize the theocratic rule of the US. Making fun of believers everywhere.
From Nony
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The hardest job you will ever love...and hate. - There are some days I actually cringe when I wonder why on earth I became a nurse. It is literally the hardest job you will ever love...and hate; and amazingly those same feelings can happen on the same day. You can be working in the ED with just a handful of non-acute patients, nothing big going on...you actually have time to sit down for a bit. In the (literal) blink of an eye that can change. Before you know it you are at the side of a patient who, for all intents and purposes is DEAD. There…
From red
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Nursing - Why God Put Me on this Earth - You can argue the title of this blog all you want, but I will believe what I believe, and I am proud of it. Many people wonder what "the meaning of life" is.. or, "Why am I here..." Stuff like that. Over the past few months, I have discovered that I was created for exactly what I do for a living: Being a nurse and helping people. And thankfully, I love doing it.
From Belinda
|| 04/20/2008 ||
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Texas Rainmaker - Either that, or he's finally supporting the Iraq war.Last Fall, he was proud of the fact that he stopped wearing an American flag pin on his lapel. He acted as if it was some revolutionary stand.
From cjdusa
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Michael Calderone's Blog - Politico.com - Yesterday, liberal blog Think Progress published an explosive and "EXCLUSIVE" charge that John McCain had plagiarized from a1996 speech by Adm. Timothy Ziemer.Now Think Progress takes it back.Think Progress had gotten a tip and searched Nexis to verify the scoop. But it never contacted the campaign. From the explanation: "After we published the post, the McCain campaign contacted us and pointed to a speech given by the senator in 1995, which appears on McCain's Senate site. Once again the left tries to bring down a republican with lies.
From CJDUSA
|| 03/27/2008 ||
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Tanker Facts - Today we ran an ad in numerous national newspapers entitled “The Tanker Decision: Why It Doesn’t Add Up.” While we have our protest in with the GAO, we wanted Americans to know that the KC-X acquisition process was flawed and clearly understand our reasons for protesting. Boeing firmly believes that changes were made to the bid requirements and evaluation criteria that led the Air Force away from a highly capable, mid-sized tanker and pushed them into selecting a less capable, less survivable tanker.
From CJDUSA
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Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.
From Nonoxyl
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[NSFW] Sex? -
From Nony
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Comcast Must Die - Arrogant American Businesses acting as their usual greedy selves.

--Popper
From Popper
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Volunteer to clean up oil spill, Thanks, but No Thanks - And don't forget that loyalty oath is mandatory also.
From Understudy
|| 10/15/2007 ||
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[NSFW] Sex and Blogs - Everything you know about sex is true.
From Nony
|| 09/10/2007 ||
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The dullest blog in the world - The dullest blog in the world
From cw
|| 08/12/2007 ||
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Stupid pro-Bush blogger - Yawn ...
From SDFLKJ
|| 07/19/2007 ||
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neverhappened: technology - interesting blog
From Nony
|| 07/01/2007 ||
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New Back Yard - Here's a photo set of some work I'm doing in my back yard. I have a half acre or so of land that I'm clearing out (I have a few acres of land and this is just a bit of it). I rented a CAT loader to clear out the land and level the dirt. My friend Jim is helping me clear the place out. I'll be planting grass over the entire area (and some shade plants / trees).
From cw
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20 Blogs That Will Change Your Life - One of the most intimidating things about locating genuinely top-notch blogs is that there are so many out there. Technorati, the most authoritative index of blogs and blogging-related content, boasts that it is “currently tracking 86.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media”. That’s a pretty staggering figure, especially when you consider that it does a valiant job of filtering out blogs that are just useless spam with its iron fist of justice.
From cw
|| 05/07/2007 ||
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The Black Republican - I dedicate this blog to the founder of our Grand Old Party: But you say you are conservative -- eminently conservative -- while we are revolutionary, destructive, or something of the sort. What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? We stick to, contend for, the identical old policy on the point in controversy which was adopted by our fathers who framed the Government under which we live; while you with one accord reject, and scout, and spit upon that old policy, and insist upon substituting something new. True, you disagree among yourselves as to what that substitute shall be. You have considerable variety of new propositions and plans, but you are unanimous in rejecting and denouncing the old policy of the fathers.... Not one of all your various plans can show a precedent or an advocate in the century within which our Government originated. And yet you draw yourselves up and say "We are eminently conservative!" - Abraham Lincoln, in a speech at New Haven, Connecticut, March 6, 1860
From CJDUSA
|| 04/26/2007 ||
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Silent-Porn-Star -
From Nony
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Russian photo - interesting blog
From Nony
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SuperFrenchie - Frenchies' adventures in French-bashing America
From Nony
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Girls With Glasses - Girls With Glasses.com is the web's first and only place to see the hottest amateur models showing off some of the finest eyewear around!
From Nony
|| 11/04/2006 ||
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Japan Tech Toys Blog - Many Tech conferences listed here located around Tokyo.
From Popper
|| 11/03/2006 ||
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Tokyo Blog -
From Popper
|| 10/26/2006 ||
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[NSFW] 3xL : Lust, Love & Latex! -
From Nony
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Associated Press and the Bilal Hussein case - This is AP photographer Bilal Hussein, detained in Iraq for five months after US military captured him with insurgents, including an alleged al Qaeda leader, in a Ramadi apartment with bomb-making material.
From MOAB
|| 09/07/2006 ||
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Wacky Ways to Lose Weight - Fun collection of silly ways to try to lose weight
From michelle
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Jair Dynast Intelligent Hip Hop Lyrics - Jair Dynast's new solo debut album, V.I.A.L.E.N.C.E. is a must listen for anyone who is interested in hearing something different. Jair dares to push the envelope, touches serious issues in a metaphorical way and with witty punch lines. This album is a classic piece of art; as one of his fans said: "he's ahead of his time". Jair's 12-inch for "Vicious" and "Pull Up" was #4 most added in the country on RapNetwork and RapAttackLives. This is a very strong showing for a new artist like Jair considering the competition he faced. The 12-inch followed notable artists such as, J Dilla feat. Common & D'Angelo, Butta Team feat. Big Daddy Kane & Little Brother and Born Unique. Jair's buzz single, "Vicious" and "Pull Up" debuted at #19 on Rapnetwork's Record Breakers and #25 on RapAttackLives Top 30 charts. It is now steadily rising on these charts in North America. In addition, on Friday, August 18, 2006, Jair's single was included on 95.9 FM Radio Laser in France between 11:00 p.m. and 12-midnight. Interested in underground, intelligent hip hop this is a rapper to check out and help spread the word.
From emultimedia
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Blog (that is the President of Iran) - Iraanse president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad keeps a weblog ... (it's in arabic)
From SDFLKJ
|| 08/12/2006 ||
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Super Hot Sex (Story) - Its almost dinner time. I'm standing in the kitchen preparing something to eat when I feel you behind me, sliding your hands round my waist and softly kissing my neck.... I know you want me.... as I feel your hands slide up my waist to my breasts, you gently tease my nipples, still kissing my neck and whispering in my ear that you can't wait much longer, you need to just take me, right here, right now... (complete story on the link)
From Monica
|| 06/23/2006 ||
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The Homeless Guy - There is more to homeless people than being homeless.
From cw
|| 06/20/2006 ||
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The Johanna Beyerinck Diaries - Johanna Beyerinck was the wife of a Dutch Civil Servant living in Sumatra when the Krakatoa island volcano exploded on August 27, 1883.
From NeoCon
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[NSFW] nozokix - Japanese site with lots of NSFW links
From Nony
|| 06/02/2006 ||
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New York Hack - Pictures from a New York City cab driver.
From Nony
|| 05/13/2006 ||
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Redeye VC: 53,651 - Over the last several weeks, I’ve been on several phone pitches from west-coast companies that are looking to be the “flickr of XXXX” or “like del.icio.us but YYYY” or “the Digg killer”. It got me thinking – how many people outside of the valley have ever heard of these companies? I asked a bunch of local (Philly-area) acquaintances and the answer came back loud and clear: none – nada - zip. People here have barely heard of Myspace and Craigslist – let alone any of the “hot” Web 2.0 companies.
From cw
|| 03/14/2006 ||
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[NSFW] .:. BJLAND .:. ASK ANY BUDDY - A gay blog with lots of "interesting" pictures
From Juniper
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Maxim Magazine Covers '9/11 Truth Movement' - sorry for the subject line, I just wanted to pump up the thread readership a bit. Scans, commentary, etc: I am going out and buying 2 copies of Maxim because they did this maybe $ signs in their eyes will make them tell a bit more truth
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|| 02/02/2006 ||
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UUUHHHGGG-rrrr! - Chewbacca's blog
From Nony
|| 01/18/2006 ||
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The Neo Con Blogger(TM) - I didn't know NeoCon had a blog ...
From Juniper
|| 12/19/2005 ||
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Xooglers - A gathering spot for ex-Googlers to reminisce and comment on the latest developments in search.
From cw
|| 12/14/2005 ||
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Motorcycle Helmets - Read and write reviews on all motorcycle helmets, all the information is here for you to make that right choice. All different brands and types all here at M Helmets.
From Mark Chubb
|| 12/03/2005 ||
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Instant democracy - In the run-up to the Iraq conflict, Salam Pax captured a global following with his web diary from Baghdad. This is the first in a series of blog posts he will be writing for Guardian Unlimited as Iraqis prepare to go the polls for the third time in 11 months
From cw
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|| 11/03/2005 ||
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Girl 'kept blog on poisoning mum' - A 16-YEAR-old Japanese girl was arrested for trying to kill her mother with rat poison and keeping an Internet blog narrating how her condition deteriorated, news reports said today.
From cw
|| 10/27/2005 ||
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Taxi Tales - Tales of my life and times as a taxi driver
From cw
|| 10/20/2005 ||
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Surfer's Website - It's fast, it's simple. It's my life (just in case some of you wonder or get bothered enough to want to know more about me). No time to make anything complicated so I'm using the Protopage link I found here and an account on Journalspace. And since it's my personal site, I don't care if you are running 800X600 on your screen. Deal.
From Surfer
|| 10/01/2005 ||
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I surf the web, so you don't have to.

I also learn things. Like, today for example. I didn't know that the so called "tenth planet" now has a moon. Buddhists think gays in the Bardo state are bored and want "real" sex. I also learned the web is full of lies and crap. I learn about the speed of ice melting due to global warming (then why is it cold here today!). I learn about the latest blown up people in Iraq, the starving kids in Rwanda. The latest bombings, the last space flight, the new advances in science....

But we knew that.

I always find surfing the internet for interesting stories fun and time well spent. After all, you guys and gals here at codewolf.com get a condensed version of what I read every day here as well as a amalgamation of the surfing habits of hundreds, thousands of,  the other members just like you that submit something interesting.

When you condense the amount of information down and take it in, it's missing the whole picture somehow. I think the internet is a great tool for disseminating information, but it removes the individual from the scene; a scene where that individual wouldn't be in in the first place, somewhere they probably wouldn't want to be anyway.  This great tool of communication has brought us closer but has also put people at the far reaches of tragedy where they can commiserate in solitude. We donate money to causes more, due to the shared misery of individuals spread by messages on the net yet never have to connect with the person that was helped. That's good, I think...

Internet dating, internet food ordering, internet buying, internet sports, internet gambling, internet jesus....

I think I'll stay at home tonight.

 

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|| 09/27/2005 ||
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[NSFW] Duo at (on) table -
From Nony
|| 09/22/2005 ||
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My Boring Ass Life - Silent Bob's Blog
From cw
|| 09/20/2005 ||
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[NSFW] Raven's Gothic Porn Blog - I explore the dark, erotic beauty of gothic sexuality and sensuality at Raven's Gothic Porn Blog. Sit back, explore, and enjoy our beautiful, goth girls both nude and clad in lace, leather, latex and other fetish wear.
From Nony
|| 09/03/2005 ||
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interdictor: The Real News - The following is the result of an interview I just conducted via cell phone with a New Orleans citizen stranded at the Convention Center. I don't know what you're hearing in the mainstream media or in the press conferences from the city and state officials, but here is the truth:
From Surfer
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Minister Calls On People To Pray For Osama - Interesting thought -- Christians are to pray for our enemies -- how do you pray for this enemy?
From Green Lantern
|| 08/13/2005 ||
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[NSFW] Sweet Candy Nights Sex Adventures What was your first job? Other than "hand" or "blow"! I mean like real work. Ever drive a cab? Ever drive a cabbie??? How about 2 or 3 cabbies? :-)
From Nony
|| 07/20/2005 ||
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Who's your Baghdaddy? - Welcome to my oasis on the web. I began this blog to chronicle my year of deployment in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
From cw
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BlogRolling - The best link manager for your weblog and more - BlogRolling is a one-stop linklist manager for your blog or journal, helping you manage your ever-evolving linklist with ease. There are a lot of tools out there to help you blog without getting your hands dirty - but managing your linklist still means having to crawl through the HTML in your template every time you want to add or remove a link. No more! Now it's as simple as clicking a link or making a pit stop at BlogRolling.
From Jeb
|| 07/18/2005 ||
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Baghdad Burning - Baghdad Burning
From cw
|| 07/13/2005 ||
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The Queer Arabs Blog Rantings Of Angry Sarcastic Bitchy Queer Arab Americans
From Juniper
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|| 07/12/2005 ||
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Opticalinch
From Alice
|| 07/07/2005 ||
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KARL ROVE'S WEB OF EVIL - Damn you Karl Rove. Damn you.
From SeaBass
|| 07/03/2005 ||
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[NSFW] Cute Japanasian blog, updated daily. bookmark, and see how wild, weird and kinky asians are. And here are the archived images if you don't want to go to the blog
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From Nony
|| 07/01/2005 ||
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I bought a new computer (well, all the parts for one) a few days ago from newegg.com (a great company to buy computer parts from), it just arrived today. Here's what I got:

The case is OK. It isn't a top quality case, but the blue lights and front temperature display are great. I'll be adding three more fans and modding the case a bit to allow for more air flow. I cheaped out on the RAM a bit and didn't get the top line video card, but at least I got a decent one. I'll be throwing in my SoundBlaster Audigy card and hooking up my Klipsch 5.1 speakers to it. Total cost was  $666.66 (!), but I already had the hard drive (about $110). I have a DVD RW in it that I already had and will be adding another DVD-ROM to it for disk to disk copying. The front of the case has panels that hide the optical drive colors with drop down doors, pretty cool design. Setting it up was not too hard. It took a few phone calls to Nils to make sure I wasn't fucking anything up. I'm typing this on the new machine, so I guess it's set up correctly. The video card has an over clocking utility, how cool is that?!

I bought two of those Dell 17" LCD flat screens that I mentioned the other day for $200 each, so I'll have a dual monitor setup. They should arrive next week sometime.

It's been a while since I put together a new machine, so I'm pretty psyched  about this! It seems pretty fast compared to my old machines; it boots in about 20 seconds and installed office XP Pro in under one minute! I can't wait to try a few games on this box!

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[NSFW] Kandy Boobies for Golly
From Nony
|| 06/26/2005 ||
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Optical Illusions Etc... Cool blog, makes for a decent scroll ...
From Nony
|| 05/25/2005 ||
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Mujer de la semana
From Alice
|| 05/13/2005 ||
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Is this healthy?
From Alice
|| 05/06/2005 ||
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So I'm cleaning out a room next to my home office to use as an audio studio. I really want a place where I can professionally produce internet radio, as well as use it as a mixing studio for music. So I have a loose plan on what I want. However, the first step would be to make some space. I started cleaning out the extra room where I've been tossing stuff I don't know where to put for the last few years and ran across the following items:

Who the fuck stores shit like this! I'm fucked up, I have to seriously clean out my house!

Here's a pic of some of the removed stuff

|| 04/22/2005 ||
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Sitting here watching the Red Sox game (what else ...), drinking a few beers. I'll probably do a podcast tonight a bit later. I may save it for tomorrow when I usually have a few phone calls with a friend that I grew up with who calls me every Saturday night to discuss things like his recent invention ideas, and the state of things in general. I had an interesting phone conversation with Lou tonight who's playing the bachelor tonight since his family is in NYC. He was at a local bar having a few beers before a poker game with some friends, gave me a call. I ended up talking to the bartender, telling him that I'd be there on Monday with my tools and my shoes, "just so I'll have them". I don't think he got the joke (as probably 99% of you won't either).


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|| 04/16/2005 ||
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So I spent the day helping out my friend Dan (dano on here) paint his garage. Dan, Lou (stew) and I painted, drank beer and got the whole thing done in about four and a half hours. I'm a bit tired, walking up and down a ladder really gives you a workout; I'm sure I'll be hurting tomorrow. Dan has a great place with three horses (well, two horses and a pony). I also helped him paint the barn in the pictures (with the American flag on it that I made sure was painted correctly, albeit missing the stars).

I brought Dog(tm) out there with me, so he spent the day running  (as well as an old dog can) around in the fields and barking at the horses that I think he thought were just very large dogs that didn't want to play with him). He also hung out with Dan's dog Kona, a female dog that totally dominated my old pup. Poor thing, once I got home he just passed out in my office, totally beat. Probably the most fun he's had in quite a while though.

Anyway, if you'd like to see a few pictures of the day's adventures, you can check them out here.

Oh, by the way, the horse in the front of all the horse pictures is available to a good home for free. If you live in the area (or are willing and can trailer it) let me know and I'll give you Dan's contact information to discuss it. It's an 11 year old, about 15.3 hands.

|| 04/15/2005 ||
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So I have finished my second week at a new consulting job. So far it seems like a decent assignment, but I do have a few general consulting complaints. When a corporation hires a consultant they should realize that the consultant needs almost zero ramp up time. A consultant is ready to start working the first day on the job (well, I am). Here's a few pointers if you are ever in a position to hire a consultant or are involved in the process that should maximize the benefit of hiring an outside consultant (being a consultant myself for over 10 years, I think I speak from experience):


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|| 04/12/2005 ||
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So I just finished doing my taxes. ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

I was a rough year last year and on top of it all I owe the IRS a ton of money (well, not anymore, I paid them). But, DAMN! that hurt! (After all was done I felt like the IRS shoved this up my ass. NSFW!) Thank god for TurboTax and e-File taking the pain out of filling out forms and looking up all the various forms I needed this year (unemployment income, self-employment income, miscellaneous income, charitable contributions, interest income, etc. etc.). But damn, I got fucked this year. Let's hope next year is a bit better. Remember, to file your taxes! Even if you can't pay it, you should file just to avoid the penalties. Now I can relax for a year.....

|| 03/29/2005 ||
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Terri Schiavo's Blog Find out what she thinks about the media circus
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|| 03/29/2005 ||
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So, I got a job! Well, a consulting gig, but I believe it'll last a while. The pay rate is decent and I should be working on some good stuff. This comes from what I thought was a "not great" interview where I was grilled for an hour by two system architects. I didn't think I did that well, but I guess I must have done well. I'm not sure when I'll start working again, maybe as early as next Monday, I'll find out in a day or so. It'll be good to have some income again, I need to get the Cobra back on the road for the summer.

So I guess I'll only have a few more days of sitting around, doing nothing but watching TV, surfing the net and drinking beer till 4 AM.

|| 03/25/2005 ||
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[NSFW] Terri Schiavo's LiveJournal
NSFW I guess.
From Rufus
|| 03/25/2005 ||
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I haven't blogged anything in a while, I know most of you people don't read (or at least don't comment on) the blog entries, but I do know that some of my detached friends do read them. So here's a recap of recent events in my life:

I'm currently unemployed, having just finished up an assignment at Citigroup where I finished a six month assignment in three months, completing the project under budget and well under time. I've been interviewing with a number of local companies for various assignments and I may have a job soon, I've had some great feedback on interviews that I thought I totally fucked up. For example, in one recent interview I was grilled (well not really grilled, but it seemed like it) for about an hour on very technical questions where I had to lay out database designs (given example situations) application designs, system architectures, and quizzed on everything from old-skool VB code to .NET services. However, I learned this morning that I must have impressed them enough to have them looking into creating a position for me. That was a nice relief.

I learned the other day that I can't collect unemployment since I have used up my yearly allocated amount of $11,000 or some such last year. I asked about extensions and was told that it's only available if I can show that my job was lost due to foreign outsourcing. Interesting, but how the fuck can I prove that as a contractor? I find it's pretty obvious that it's become difficult to find a position due to corporate outsourcing, but how am I to prove that? So, no money from unemployment coming in. Basically, no income at all, this sucks. I'm sure things will work themselves out as always.

On the happy side of things I received six tickets to Red Sox games that I ordered when I had a job, so I know at least I'll be going to a few games this year. Also my new business venture is going OK, although I have no decent income coming in I do have many potential clients and a lot of great ideas that my business partner and I are working on. So it all should work out. If anyone needs some decent hosting services, let me know.

-codewolf

|| 03/11/2005 ||
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So today I have once again entered the ranks of the unemployed. The group I was working with was a great group of people and I'm disappointed that I didn't have the chance to get to know them better. They all took me out to lunch today and we had a great time. I think I'm a bit more worried about their future than my own. The area I was working for was bought out by another company and almost all of the people that I was working with had been at the same company for years, have no clue how to write a resume, how to interview for a job, what it's really like in the "real world." I know that if I lower my rates or am more willing to work crap jobs, I can be employed. But I don't think that these people know how to go about doing what I do every day as a consultant. So I wished them luck and left the consulting job that I had been doing for the last three months regretting I couldn't have done more for them.

The employment situation here in the Hartford area is not that great. It's not easy to land a consulting job. Most companies would rather you work at lower wages as a "permanent" employee on a job that is just as tenuous as a consulting gig. Since Hartford used to be the "Insurance Capitol of the World" it is swarming with insurance companies that have shipped most high tech jobs offshore (to India) and co-located their data centers to the mid-west. So the jobs available around here available for someone like me are scarce. I know that MET Life will be bringing in about 5000 new positions to this area - for a call center. The Visa kids from India will take those $13.00/hr jobs, the state will be happy and tout that they created jobs. But it's all bull shit, no American will land a job here.

I see that Hartford is building up the Civic Center, funded by the Madison Square Garden (the owners), I have to assume they are also funding the 30 story apartment building that will soon house thousands of Indian workers, working at the new MET call center here in Hartford. What is happening to America, we sold out!

I am an American. I am working hard to make a living. I am very employable, I have skills. However, because of the attitude and actions by our GOP government, I am out of a job! The current government is selling out my life, my employment and my ability to make a living off of my 16+ years of skill. I'm a bit pissed. Thank you, government for letting India buy out the jobs, China buying out our textile industry, who's next? Japan! Sure, you're welcome! As Colin Powel said to India, "America is yours for the taking."

I'd just be happy being paid what I'm worth, not having India govern my pay rate.

|| 03/09/2005 ||
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So After spending six months last year unemployed, then hooking up with a decent consulting assignment for the last three months, (only to have it come to an end due to a buyout by MET Life) I'll be unemployed once again in two days.

This time I know what to expect, and I can guarantee I won't be eating Ramen for every meal again! I at least have had a promising interview and have a few leads on some other assignments. However, I am looking forward to having a bit of time off, even if it means not getting paid. I've started a new business with a good friend of mine, and we've got some great leads on new clients. I'm actually hoping I have a bit of time off to devote to giving this business a kick-start (more on that this weekend).

The economy around here isn't that great, everything seems to be moving out. I'd rather not move, I like this area (even with the snow, the 2.5 hour commute last night - normally takes 15 minutes - That was a story in itself, but I was too beat to write it up). So, I'll try my luck at keeping employed around here. I'm actually considering getting out of consulting (at least for a while) to take a solid job with the right company should the chance come up.

A few things I won't try this time:

  • Living on free stuff ordered over the internet - I now get about 10 free magazines, but as far as food - I only got some toothpaste and a slice of beef jerky, hardly enough to survive
  •  Begging for money - I did receive over $500 (over 6 months), also not enough to survive (all of that money was donated to Make a Wish once I got a job). I may start begging once again if I don't get a job, every bit helps
  • Switching to cheap beer - not good, bad. bad. bad.
  • Using sugar packets from McDonald's - Sugar is relatively cheap, I learned
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retroCRUSH: The World's Finest Pop Culture Site. Interesting if you are into that stuff.
From Juniper
|| 02/25/2005 ||
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There's a certain "mystique" about working as a consultant for a company that's about to go belly up or one where its business has been sold out. I don't work for either, but the attitude around my workplace is similar.

I work for Citigroup. Although this is arguably the largest financial institution in the world, I doubt I can get fired for blogging about this turn of events, for a couple of reasons: it's public knowledge, I'm a consultant, not an employee, and my contract has run its course (as in I have an end date with no hope of renewal of contract).

My department was sold off to MET life for a few billion, they (MET) only care about the holdings, the employees and the systems are throwaway to them. So anything I have been working on or will work on in the next two weeks of my remaining contract are trash. Nice.

This is quite typical in my business, hell, I work for 3-4 employers a year. And I honestly can not think of one thing I have programmed that has survived corporate takeovers or business failures. So, in my life, I have worked my ass of to produce nothing. Nice thought that puts me in my place.

Anyway, I am working with and surrounded by, a few hundred people (2000 or so total) that will not have a job in a few weeks (months). To add insult to injury, they are interviewing for jobs with the new company. Some (most) of these people have not interviewed for a job in over 15 years. Sad. I work with these people and I have to say, at least for the people that I work with directly (and, no, they will never find or read this site) they are a cut above the typical corporate employee. A bit smarter, a bit more well rounded. But they'll all be out of a job in early July.

I feel for them. In my position as a consultant, I expect this, and deal with bouts of unemployment. Sometimes for extended lengths (like this last summer). But these people have no clue. I hope that something in the Hartford area picks up, because they have little or no chance of getting a job, honestly.

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"Cathy, I'm lost, I said, although I knew she was sleeping"

Some nights I just stay up too late. Tonight is one of them. It's 5:35 AM as I write this and it's not late, it's early. For most of the rest of you, up at this time it's either normal or you are just waking up. I'm just thinking about sleep. I'm sitting here with Dog(tm) next to me, he's sleeping, soundly, as he seems to do in any situation. Dogs do that.

I was up all night writing code, fixing things, not with this site, although I checked in, just writing code for use for later and maintaining other sites that I maintain. I spent most of the night counseling someone who was not as good a coder as I code logic and suggestions on how to approach a programming project.

I spend many nights like this. Why?

I write code. This is what I do well, in any language, any database, any scripting language, that's what I do. I like it, in a sick way. I'll stay up at all hours exploring why some programming languages behave the way they do to find out more. My art is becoming outsourced faster than the federal deficit is being fucked over.  I'll be out of a job in a few weeks actually because of a buyout by METlife. Oh well.

I may move on, I may not. I've come to expect the inevitable layoff in the consulting world as normal. I used to be able to hold a position for years, now it's a few months at a time, if that. Not that I don't do a good job for those I work for, I do, but I just work a tenuous job now , tending on projects that teeter on the fine line of corporate divorces and financial breakups. Sad really, thinking that nothing I work on will ever be used for more than a corporate takeover. I'm a bit sick of all that crap.

|| 02/04/2005 ||
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What the hell is up with people these days? So I started working, consulting, at a company about one and a half months ago. I'm converting a bunch of reports and writing a web based reporting system in .NET, nothing exciting, but it's decent work, and I like the work. It keeps me busy. However, I have noticed that people in the corporate world don't act normal. And this pisses me off, let me explain.

When I take a piss at work I close the door to the toilet cube, there are no urinals where I work, all just stalls for shitting. After pissing, I wash my hands, and leave the restroom to go back to work. However, I have noticed that, where I work, other people do not follow a "normal" hygiene maintenance program. They seem to ignore normal hygiene and opt for disease spreading techniques.

I was washing my hands one day after pissing and noticed a man getting out of the toilet after a groaning session and just walk right out. Yup, just walk out to spread his fecal mater among the work populous.

What is it with people that they think that we would want to be anywhere near them after they shit and spread crap germs all over themselves? Why can normal people not take the few seconds it takes to wash their hands? I don't get it!

Another thing that has been bothering me is the printer etiquette. I am converting reports, financial reports. Every printout I make has to be shredded (everything is locked down, I deal with millions of dollars of accounts and I had to go through a background check, a piss test, and a ton of forms for this job, but that's become the norm for financial jobs). So I have to account for everything I print, and I print a lot of reports. Probably about 150 pages a day. I sit right about 10 feet from the printer. Today I watched as I sent a job to the printer, and planned on picking it up in a minute or so. Someone else had  printed a document, probably some meaningless crap, and I sat at my desk and watched this person walk to the printer, pick up the printouts, including mine, take his out, and look at mine then throw mine into the recycle bucket next to the printer!

What the fuck! I guess he didn't think that the rest of the world had a job to do? Maybe my job wasn't important to him? Maybe he just says fuck you to the rest of the world? Anyway, I had to fish out my reports out of the trash to make sure they went into my shred pile, because if I get caught with financial files on my desk or thrown out I'll get written up for it, as a consultant, probably fired.

What is it with people these days? I just look around and see all these people living their lives as if no one else exists. To them they live as if people are not there, how do I get to that point, where I just don't care about the other humans around me?

|| 01/22/2005 ||
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Jesus Christ! there are some long rants on codewolf.com. Why the hell do people write so much! Hell, it's not a forum, I set one of those up for you people! But that's ok, if you want to use the comment area to rant, go ahead! (I just don't get it, maybe I should link the articles to the message board?)

So I'm stuck here on a weekend when it's supposed to snow a ton (I doubt the weather forecasts, all I have to do is look out the window to know they lie)..  A few things have been bothering me lately:

  • My left shoe always comes untied. I don't know why. I tie it extra tight now. It doesn't seem to help. It's not just on one pair of my shoes, all of them, just untie themselves. It's an odd leftist underfoot conspiracy against me!
  • Why does the old man driving really slow appear in front of me! (as well as the young girl on the cell phone and the old lady with the stuck blinker on)
  • Why do I always choose the wrong line at the supermarket!!!! No shit, the other day I was there with my father and the old woman in front of us had to have help to lift her groceries onto the belt, she was with an old man that my father (himself not that young anymore) had to help him get his wallet out of his pocket! What The Fuck!!! Why Me!! (of course they had to argue over prices and pay with a check)
  • Why do people that seem to want to go fast attempt every Mario Andretti maneuver in the book to get in front of me then drive really, really slowly!
  • Why do projects I've worked months on, alerted everyone about the changes, get hung up on a problem that someone was alerted to months ago?!!
  • Why do I bother!

I have learned to be patient. If I was easily pissed off, I would have lost it a long time ago. I really can't stand most of the rest of the people that inhabit the space I live in. I'm sure it's not just me, I'm sure there's a lot of other pissed off people, I seem to understand news stories where someone with a samurai sword attacks a traffic cop and 10 innocent bystanders. Makes perfect sense to me!

|| 01/22/2005 ||
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When I was unemployed, I did a lot of things that I'd rather not post here about. However, I'll mention this one. I watched people.

Yup, I watched people. You'd think that there weren't that many people to watch from my little window here in the far land of outback Connecticut, but, there are a few. For example, the Hartford College girl's college track team uses the road in front of my house as a jogging route. So sitting at my desk every day wasn't bad. But that's not what I wanted to talk about. You see, there was this guy, he had a weight problem, he wanted to work it off and he had a mission. I'd like to mention this "guy". He's a hero to me. When I was unemployed, he kept me going, because, he kept going. It was amazing. Let me explain....

When I became unemployed, I spent a lot of time at my computer, searching for jobs, answering emails, and such. However, I always had this big window in front of me that gave me a view onto the world outside. Usually it was boring, I'd see an occasional accident, (people seemed to love hitting the "slow down" sign at the end of the street, after they removed it, the sign accidents stopped, odd.) but otherwise, life in the far from the street house was somewhat quiet. Basically I live where nothing at all happens and people like it that way.

If I was to play Nirvana at top volume that my most powerful stereo can handle on a sunny quiet day, my neighbors would never notice. Trust me, I've tried this, at 3:00 AM with Zappa, no reaction. That's how far out I live. However, I once heard my neighbors having a good time. Once when I was not that happy, that pissed me off, those far off sounds of laughter, that can get to you....

Anyway, as I sat by my window every day, looking intensely for a job, There was one sight that kept me somewhat sane... This guy...

You see When I became unemployed I was somewhat without hope, not having a job and all, but as I was sitting there on my first day of unemployment, sitting there writing my resume, I looked out the window... And there was this big fat guy, walking down the street, with a big fat jogging suit on. I had to laugh at the irony of it all, fat guy, walking, jogging suit.

But there he was.

I spent many days unemployed, many days. Every day that guy was there, walking along the road. I'm not making this up, this is true.

This guy was there. I'd wake up and he was there walking along, started to piss me off! So I watched this fat guy, walking along the road. He had a mission to get thin, and I had one to get a job.

Every day, he'd be there, walking along, his route was predictable, he'd round the corner and turn around then come back .... I'd wake up every morning, he'd be there, walking along, I'd be in my spot looking for a job, it became an uninvited fight of wills.

I'll skip the boring interim part, but, he got thin, I got a job and he still jogs past my house and has no fucking idea that he motivated me to get a job.

I still watch the guy jog past my house and want to say to him, "Hey, you can stop now."

|| 01/06/2005 ||
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So while I'm waiting for my late dinner to cook, I'll post a quick blog......

I like my new job and all, but what the fuck! The other day I went to have a quick lunch (I try to keep lunch under a half hour or less so I can just get my job done and get home...) over at the local food court. I was sitting there eating my "assorted meat" wrap with lettuce, diced tomatoes, black olives, smothered in mayonnaise.... and I realized this is not "it". I can't believe that this is what life is about... working a job from 8-6, complaining about meetings and attempting to avoid work. You see, as a consultant, I view work very differently than your typical Joe Worker. I get paid a very good hourly wage to work, get the job done, faster and better than the workers they have at the place I'm working. So every minute of every working hour, I'm making sure my client is getting their money's worth out of me. The typical day labor people just treat a job like a place to be for eight hours a day.

So I was sitting at lunch, in the food court, watching all these people that work eight (or probably six) hours a day, wander through their lives. I decided I don't really like this day working shit. I think I may need a change of pace, I don't like working the daily grind. I like the work, just not the routine.

It snowed today. I live in New England, so you expect this in the winter, we had about 5 inches last night. The driving sucks but almost everyone has a four wheel drive vehicle (except for the idiot I saw attempting to drive his Porsche Boxter to work). But, as I expected, almost everyone was out, "because of the snow." That's bullshit, people are just taking the day off of work. No one works from home. I do excuse mothers that have kids that have to stay home, that's a legitimate excuse. But when I look around and see that over half the office is either out of work or very very late to work I have to wonder where they left their brains. No one values work anymore. It's hard to work when you know you're working with a bunch of people that just treat their jobs as a place to sit for a few hours a day.

Maybe I'll open a brew pub. I'm looking into it. This "work" shit has got me down.

|| 01/03/2005 ||
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We biked 90 miles round trip from Three Points, AZ to Sasabe, Arizona yesterday. We had good weather with temps midday in the sixties. This is a good winter ride but not advisable in the summer. Car traffic is minimal - mostly Border Patrol vehicles. Sasabe is the smallest border crossing I have ever seen. Only a small general store (with a gas pump) , a small catholic church, and a post office make up the town of Sasabe. Some great views mountain and sky on the way down. Only one illegal seen on the way!

Arizona border crossings
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Raed started writing on this Blog. Salam Pax kindly asks you to always check who is posting, Raed's brain de-rails sometimes. My ramblings are in orange, his in white.

An Iraqis blog from before the war up to now. Insiders view point.
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|| 12/26/2004 ||
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Well, it was a good JesusDay Christmas. I got some books I wanted, some slippers from LL Bean, and some other clothes. Isn't it funny when you were a kid and hated getting clothes, but now it's "Oh, cool new socks!" As usual, I gave nothing in return. My father is here for the weekend (currently sleeping with Dog(tm)). We made a great dinner, a roast beef with the typical side dishes (mashed potatoes, carrots, etc.). I think I ate about 2 pounds of meat. I figure I'll soon be giving birth to a meatloaf. Damn, I'm full....

I think Christmas and Thanksgiving are the only two days of the year that I don't mind my phone ringing off the hook. Every day I get tons of phone calls, I usually hate it. When I'm home I don't want to be bothered. However during the holidays I enjoy the calls, I like going through the holiday checklist: What did you eat? What did you get? What did you give? etc. I think the best gift I heard about was given to one of my good friends, his daughter wrote a song about him. I listened to him attempt to sing it (it was written to the Danny Boy tune). Great stuff, really.

I woke up this morning to the noises of my father who had let himself in and was attempting to play Santa by filling Dog(tm)'s stocking with new dog toys, and mine with crap he probably picked up at the local dollar store (why I need a plastic magnifying glass and an orange is beyond me). However, Dog(tm) knew what day today was, and he woke up a few minutes after I did and came rushing down the stairs and headed right for his stocking (no shit, he really did know he was getting shit today!). My father thoughtfully bought the dog a silly x-mas hat to wear, so he would be sufficiently embarrassed while digging through his new toys and treats. We made him wear it all day, he really didn't seem to mind at all.

What did you guys do?

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|| 12/23/2004 ||
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A long time ago... well, maybe not that long ago, this used to be a site where I would post what I was thinking and I'd get one or two comments a week. This site has become much more popular than I ever thought it would have, not that that's a bad thing! Many people here post their opinions on the topical interest stories. However, I've felt a bit left out. You see I have changed from the being the editorial department to the site maintenance department. It's left me without a place to post what I really feel. I now tend not to post my opinions because I'd rather observe what others post and not influence their opinions just because I own the site. But... This is one fucked up country we are living in. It's so socially and politically divisive that I feel my opinion should have a bit of voice, if not to influence others, than to allow me to let you know how I feel about things that I observe. I think you all know where I stand on most issues, however, due to my lack of posting my opinion, you don't know what I believe.

So to end the silence, I'll start posting my opinion again. I'll try to avoid the common leftist clichés, I don't want to become a NeoCon red state quotation machine.

For now, I'll start with what I believe:

There is no god. The belief of a god is the sign of a weak mind. It's a fallacy to believe in a power that rules your life, I find it somewhat amusing that people believe that their own decisions on right or wrong are judged and governed by a "higher power". I feel that anyone that believes in such a supreme being has a weakness that is solidified by their beliefs. The belief in good and/or evil is false. Morals do not need a god to exist. There is no good, there is no evil; there are people with conflicting (to your own) morals. I can comprehend a moral existence where Hitler's and Charles Manson's moral beliefs were correct. However, it's not here in my life.

I believe that George W. Bush, and the republicans in general are attempting to lead the United States, the people into a moral cage. A situation where we, as "Americans" are expected to accept the moral beliefs of people that we do not agree with.

I do not agree with George W. Bush's morals. As I think most people of this country don't agree. The problem with the last election is not that it displayed a great division in politics. That it did. But it really displayed and as now is being forced, is a division in force of morals. Not what your moral beliefs are, just that the current government wants to FORCE it's morals upon you as an individual. Although some red state folk think this is OK, they miss the loss of freedom that is involved in this gesture of moral fortitude.

I do not want to be told by the government how to think, what is right or wrong. This force of morals is not bordering on a national religion, it IS a national religion. The beliefs of the republican right are seeping their ways into the laws of our country. The GOP realizes that it can control the constitution of the US not only through the use of Supreme Court appointees but also it has realized that in a war year the treaties that the US makes trumps the constitution (look at the DMCA). If you want to be schooled on constitutional law, just ask, I'll school you.

If you don't believe that this country is in a takeover state, think again. The rights of normal U.S. citizens have been subverted to allow the national fear of terror take over and the GOP freedom ring through. Your rights are at stake. Your freedom is replaced slowly, through the false fear of terrorism, with the fascist GWB belief of a false god that believes in only terror and false hopes. 

Disagreeing with the government attitude has somehow been replaced with an "Anti-American" attitude! When did questioning your government become wrong?!! I do NOT have a fucking "support the troops" magnet on my truck, those fucking things are made in Taiwan!. Does this make me less "American?" Probably to you Neo-Conservative folk.

Honestly, I think that anyone that votes republican is a fucking idiot. A stupid, uneducated fuck. Someone who does not value human rights above patriotism, someone who would rather see dissenters die than live. I, as well as most of the left wing (and I am very far from "left" in my political beliefs) look upon the right wing as a bunch of buffoons. A bunch of fucking idiots. However, I never have underestimated the power of fucktards in large groups.

I'm not one to say that you got what you deserve, because I have to live with this idiot along with you. I'd rather say, fuck you assholes.

|| 12/13/2004 ||
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Well I started my new consulting job today. It was about what I expected. Not bad, but after about six hours I realized, "Damn, I have to do this tomorrow too!" I just have to get back into the swing of things I guess. I do enjoy what I do, so it's not torture at all, it's enjoyable. My new co-workers seem nice, and I have my very own cell, er, cubicle, fairly good sized, with 6 foot walls. I've got a decent computer, a nice wooden desk, lots of shelf space, and a phone with tons of buttons. However, the desk is devoid of any supplies, the chair isn't that comfortable, and I don't have a waste basket (I'll have to scout one out tomorrow morning).  They do have free coffee, that's a huge plus.

Thanks everyone for wishing me luck! Everything seems to work it self out. I could have taken much lower paying jobs, but I decided to stick it out. I didn't want to be saying to myself, "I worked for 15 years just to take a job for what I was making 10 years ago!" It is a huge relief though; now knowing that I have a decent income and can easily pay my bills.

I just called unemployment to get my last check and it seems that it ran out, so this was perfect timing!

|| 12/10/2004 ||
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Today was my last weekday off as an unemployed bum. I'm a bit excited about working again, but I'll miss having the time off. Honestly though, I live in CT, there's absolutely nothing to do in this state, during the winter, even less. So having the summer off was nice, having a winter with no job would be hell. I'm thinking about reworking my finances so I can take every summer off. Although I'd have to save a bit more, it would be nice to know I can take summers off.

So I spent my last weekday of freedom filling out paperwork and taking a piss test. Fun. The paperwork part was boring, contracts, insurance forms, and non-disclosure shit. The piss test I figured I could have some fun with. I don't do drugs, so I don't have a problem providing excrement for someone to examine. I was thinking about going in there shaking and itching my arms, but I played it safe, I do need a job! So you piss into a cup and give it to this chick, and I say "Do you come here often?", nothing. Not even a smile. As she's pouring the piss into two vials, I ask, "So do you like your job?", nothing.

I take it the people that work at piss testing clinics don't get out much. So to get her back, she was trying to make small talk when filling out my form, and she said "Looking forward to the holidays?"... I replied, "No I fucking hate Christmas, it's just the season for your family and friends to mooch gifts off of you!" So that solidified our relationship, I was the piss giver, and she was the excrement taker, get your job done, I want out.

I woke up this morning at 7 am so I have officially reversed my sleep schedule successfully in one week. Not too bad! I spent the rest of day watching cartoons and having a long talk with Dog(tm) about the changes in my schedule next week. He seemed to understand. He ate a cookie and listened intently to my discussion.

Life is good.

|| 12/08/2004 ||
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My Dog(tm) is a moron. He spends hours every day putting toys under a rug in front of my fireplace, then hours more pretending to "search" for these toys. Maybe for a dog that seems smart, but when I watch him all I can think is "what a fucking moron."


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|| 12/06/2004 ||
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So today seems like a good day already! I just got off the phone with a consulting company that I was working with and it seems that I've got a new job! I'm not positive on all the details, but it looks like I'll be starting in a week from today.

This comes at a very good time. I've been out of full time work now for just about six months and my unemployment benefits would have run out in another week. The timing couldn't be better!

If you're wondering how this will change the site, no worries, it won't. I just won't be able to monitor it during the 9-5 workday. This isn't a support job, so the hours should be somewhat regular. I want to thank everyone for their support, financial and otherwise, for the last 6 months when this site would most certainly have had to shut down for a bit if it wasn't for the people that visit here, support the site and gave me encouragement to make it better while I was out of work.

-codewolf

|| 11/28/2004 ||
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So, as you guys have probably noticed, I'm back from spending "quality" time with my family for the holiday. I'm on a somewhat self-imposed ban from writing about my family on this site other than the casual reference to them (someday, I'll probably write a book or two about them since there's too much funny shit that happens in my family - I'll change the names to protect the not-so-innocent). However, the Thanksgiving holiday was a great time. I had a great time with my father, my sister and her husband. They have a great house (first time I've visited there), and the meal was perfect; we all had fun.

On the way up there, I drove my father, for about a two hour drive. He was probably dreading the ride with me since he knew I'd want to talk politics. He hates talking politics with me since "it pisses him off too much." But, we ended up talking and arguing anyway. So much so, that we missed the exit we needed to take. So, I called up my sister, and the following conversation ensued:

"Hey, I missed...."

"Where ARE you!"

"Um, I'm trying to explain, we missed the exit, and I need to know if I take exit 15 coming FROM Boston if that will put me back onto 128?"

"Why did you miss the exit?"

"Well, we just did, can I take this exit or not?"

"I don't know. Why is it taking you so long to get here?"

"Um, what I really need to know is should I take this exit or not?, because I'm about to miss it!"

"But why did you miss the exit?!"

At this point I threw the phone to my father and said "Fuck this, I'm taking the exit!" I turned to my father and said "Let's just head into Boston and have a few beers."

Of course we didn't, and I did end up on the right road, so it worked out. On the way back, we were talking politics and other hot topics, and ended up missing the exit for the MASS Pike (how the fuck do you do this! There's like 10 signs for it!), we almost ended up in RI. I yelled at him for not navigating, he yelled at me for talking too much, it was good father-son bonding.

Thank god I only have to deal with my family once a year.

Oh, and thank you to Nony (damn, it was Nony day on the 26th!) and Surfer for all the links when I wasn't able to surf the web!

|| 11/19/2004 ||
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Sorry for the lack of updates this morning people.... I had an interview for a Powerbuilder, MS SQL 2000, VB/ASP.NET job.

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A funny look at life in a typical office - maybe not that typical, but there's some good time wasting reading here.
|| 11/15/2004 ||
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Funny how things work. For about a month, my back has been killing me, I think I slipped a disk or something taking the air conditioners out. Every day I wake up with back pain, it goes away, but damn I fucked something up. Sucks getting old.

Anyway, so I was taking out the trash tonight (tomorrow being trash day and all). They gave us (the "neighborhood") these new big trash cans, you're only allowed to use one. They are fairly large and can easily hold at least a few weeks of trash and they have big wheels; it just arrived in my driveway one day. I stood there looking at it, looked down the street and saw about three other neighbors doing the same thing, standing there looking at the new big green trash can thing. It was surreal. But that has nothing to do with this story....

So out I walked with a bag of trash to put into my new trash can thing and going down my front steps, I slipped. Not just slipped, but one of those slips where you fly up really far into the air, like in the cartoons. Since I had a bag of trash in one hand and a flashlight in the other, I really had no chance of catching myself. As I flew up into the air, two thoughts crossed my mind. I remembered telling Dog(tm) to be careful on the steps because I hadn't bothered to scrape off the ice (not that he ever listens to me) and 2 - I should have fucking scraped the ice off the steps. So up I went...

And down I came, landing squarely on my back, right on the corner of one of the steps, and heard a crack. I laid there for a bit as you usually do after you really fuck up, wondering if I was alive, and if I was, if anything was broken. After a moment I got up. I was OK. I cursed myself for being so stupid. Dragging the trash out to the trash can thing I realized that my back no longer hurt! No shit!

Who needs chiropractors!

|| 11/08/2004 ||
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I'm always looking at ways to maximize my web surfing time. Sad life, huh?! Well, I have nothing better to do all day, I'm unemployed and spend way more time on the internet than should be allowed. I have probably 100 or so "common" sites I'll check for the latest goings on on the internet to report here, and try to spend a good amount of time looking outside of the usual channels for new sites that may expose the underbelly of the net that I've failed to look into. 


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So I spent the day today painting a barn with my friend Dan (you've seen him post on the shoutout). So He tells me I should show up early so we can finish painting his barn; OK I'm willing to help him out. So I wake up today at about 6 AM (internal alarm going off, must wake up - I'm like that).

So I make some coffee, turn on the radio to 1080 (local AM station) and turn on the TV, start surfing the internet after glancing at my emails (nothing interesting, a few new user posts I'll get to, some half-hearted offer to buy a domain I abandoned long ago, and a few spams (I get about 100 emails every minute, my spam blocking is pretty good, but a few get through - usually mortgage crap hell, I don't own a house, maybe I should take them up on it! ))

Anyway... I get my shit together and head over to Dan's.


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|| 09/22/2004 ||
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So I've been out of work now for almost four months. It seems hard to believe. I really hope they invent a time machine so I can come back and tell myself to just take a four month vacation instead of spending every day at home looking for a job and waiting for phone calls from prospective employers.

I've learned a few things while sitting around with no income. If you're ever in my situation, maybe some of these tips will help out a bit:


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|| 09/18/2004 ||
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The other day I found a lighter that I thought I had lost years ago. You see, I smoke, cigarettes. Yeah, bad me


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|| 09/17/2004 ||
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The other day I was pissed off at Apple Juice....


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|| 09/17/2004 ||
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About a month ago I was watching a Red Sox game. During a rain delay I was surfing the channels and came across an advertisement for The Church of the Latter-day Saints. I'm not sure why they chose that name, it kind of sounds like they were a bit late for the festivities of Easter or something. Probably a group pissed off that they missed the second coming of Christ, I figured. Then, I watched the commercial. I was filled with happiness and joy, my soul was lifted (either that or I just got up to get a beer, not too sure now that I recall this event). For some odd reason I decided to give these people a call to see what the fuck they could do for me, I guess....


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|| 09/15/2004 ||
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Ever have one of those days that nothing seems to go right?

This morning I was jarred awake by a call from the consulting company I used to work for.

"Hey, I submitted your resume to X job"

"Why did you do that without asking me? I have another group handling my relations with that company!"

"Oops, sorry!"

"Look, I don't work for you guys, you can't submit my resume without my consent, you probably just lost me a job!"

Nice of them to attempt to help me out, but that's just fucking unprofessional. If you are a consultant, you probably know what I'm talking about. If a large company gets more than one of the same resume from different companies, they'll just toss it out. My old company is still using my resume without my permission, I guess that pink slip I got didn't mean as much to them as it meant to me?

Then I had a lot of other things to deal with today, mostly involving money, which I'm very short on these days, being unemployed and all. On top of this shit, I have to try and deal with the person that administers the server that codewolf.com sits on. Usually he's a great guy (on the very few occasions that I've dealt with him, he's been very easy to deal with). However today was an exception... Here's a bastardized transcript:

"Hey, I still have no email access, how is that server move going?" (sent from my gmail account)

"It's done, you can access the server using the email I already sent you"

"Um, I have no email access on codewolf.com, how can I access the email you sent me?"

"Yup, I sent you an email about that"

"What part of, I don't have email access don't you understand?"

Just one of those days I guess. And for all the other people that have email accounts on codewolf.com, I'm sorry, I'm in the same situation. Please be patient.

|| 09/05/2004 ||
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I ran out of coffee the other week. Not that I really noticed since I've been drinking all this damn Red Bull. But I still would like to have a coffee in the morning. It was a good sign when my friend Heather showed up the other day begging me to fix her brother's computer that had been infested with porn pop-ups and spyware (and about 1000 viruses, virii, whatever). 


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|| 08/27/2004 ||
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I'm sitting here watching the Red Sox kick Detroit's ass. They seem to be a new team now that No-hit is gone. It's definitely a new team lately, they have actually been winning some games! That's good, I like to watch them win.

I'm still addicted to energy drinks. Since I wrote my last splat about energy drinks I've been in search of new ones, attempting to try everything available in my area to see what ones are good, which ones suck, so I can do a bit of a review.


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|| 08/19/2004 ||
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Once again, I'm taking care of Heather's short dogs. At least this time it's only for the night. If you're not familiar with the other times I've cared for these ricer dogs, check out this article, or this one. Fortunately, they have been fairly well behaved, only two fights broke out so far. The first when one of the small dogs was eating all of Dog(tm)'s food, the second over nothing at all. However, we had a pretty severe thunderstorm roll through this afternoon that caused a wave of fear to roll over the dogs every time lightning struck. All three were attempting to get on my lap at once. That's about 150 lbs. of dog jumping on you, but with 12 clawed feet. It didn't help that the power went off a few times. Fun, fun, fun.

|| 08/10/2004 ||
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So, today I went to my "Enhanced Re-employment Services program" at the local "I don't have a job" office. It was a bit harsh to switch around my schedule to get up early enough. I've basically switched my schedule around so I was going to bed at about 4:30 AM and waking up at about 1:00 PM. Getting up at 7:00 AM was a bitch. Anyway, I dragged my lazy ass up, took a shower and went off to be "enhanced" by the re-employment people. The actual experience wasn't that enlightening.


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|| 08/04/2004 ||
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Stung by a bee today, also put an air conditioner in my office so I could use it in the summer.

Bee Sting:
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This is a long blog, so I won't post it all on the main page. Skip to the end if you want to know why I have hinted about traveling to Sweden.


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|| 07/29/2004 ||
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So I actually woke up today at a reasonable hour (10:30 AM). It's good to get an early start on the day. I had a lot of plans for the day (which I spent much time thinking about with no real action). I listened to Rush Limbaugh to see what spin he'd put on the DNC. He spent a lot of time talking about how he wasn't going to talk about Moore, claiming that he didn't want to give another fat windbag any publicity (odd, I thought, he's been talking about Fahrenheit 9/11 since it came out!). He also went on a tirade about how O'Reilly didn't do a very good job interviewing Moore since the interview spent too much time talking about "sending our kids to die in Iraq." Since he didn't actually watch the interview, I'll give him a slight leeway. Moore's point was NOT that MonkeyBoy is sending "kids" to die in Iraq, his point was that MonkeyBoy was sending "kids" to die in Iraq BASED ON A LIE! Just thought it was worth mentioning the spin that is put on the issues by this drug addicted pus bag. I also got quite a kick out of his statements that Edwards and Kerry are spending too much time talking about Kerry's war record. I believe that he said something like "It's not the 60's where the drug taking, dirty, hippie, left-leaning liberals..." Whatever. I think he should watch his words when talking about drug addicted groups. He's one of the "new" drug addled groups in this new age. At least he's entertaining.

It's also interesting to see that so many right-wing radio talk shows flood the airwaves here in an area that is "Kerry country." I guess it just shows you who runs the radio stations.

I went out to pick up some beer just a little while ago (one of the many things I needed to do). On the way back, I ran into an older guy thumbing a ride. Odd, I've never seen someone hitchhiking in this area. No one would ever pick anyone up around here, it's not a "help your neighbor" type of town. It's more like a "don't bother me, and I won't bother you" type town. So I stopped to give him a ride. He wasn't going too far out of my way so I brought him to his destination while he listened to me rant about politics and the state of the country. I'm not sure if he cared to listen to me, but at least for the 10 minutes where he was under my control, he'd have to listen to me.

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So the other day my friend Lou brought me some food (well, a ton of food, so much, I had nowhere to put it all). One of the things he brought me was some fruit. Now, don't get me wrong, I love fruit, I guess. But I'd never buy fruit myself. I have reasons. Well, truthfully, actually I just have a problem with bananas. Let me explain...

I actually can see myself liking bananas, they are probably one of the most convenient fruits available, coming in their own easily removable packaging and all. I respect the banana. But, I have serious issues with this certain fruit. Let me explain my fear of bananas and you'll understand my dilemma:

When I was a child, not exactly sure on the date, time or place since I have blocked this from my memory, but I was young... I was eating a banana. Well, I guess this banana was left out too long in a bad banana area, where only the bad fruit had hung out, and it had become infested with fruit flies. However, I did not notice this till the second bite I took of said banana. After I noticed that there were little worm like things inside the fruit, I proceeded to puke, and continued to do so till my stomach was not only empty, but I had actually reversed my intestines and my stomach was sitting on the pavement. After some cleansing and quite a bit of gagging, I got my stomach in the right place and for over 20 years I have never eaten a banana again.

So Lou shows up with bananas the other day....

I have eaten two so far, carefully slicing them and looking for anything moving, no movement, I'll eat it. Bananas are not that bad when they don't have worms!

|| 07/23/2004 ||
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Sunday morning, 12:15 AM - watching the Jimmy Kimmel show. It has a few funny moments. This week was my week from hell dealing with SBC, the phone company. They screwed up my phone earlier in the week and I missed about 247 wrong number calls, pissed me off. I love getting wrong number calls - "Hello, is Juan there?" ... "No, I'm sorry if you didn't hear, he was killed last week in a serious accident with a truck full of sewage." They canceled the wrong line then spent the next three days fucking with me by switching my working line between the two lines I have feeding the house. Every 12 hours the line was switched for 3 days, no kidding! I think they've had their fun and are done fucking with me (for now). 

If only my cell phone would work in this house. I seem to live in some Steven King zone where no wireless signal travels more than 10 feet (maybe every wall is painted with pure lead, quite possible). My cell phone will work, only if you stand in the street in front of my house (perfect, 5-bar reception), but that's a bit dangerous, as I have to dodge passing traffic while talking.... "Hello? can you hear me? OH SHIT......No, I'm OK, Hold on... fuck he tagged me!" However, anywhere on my land, cell phones cease to work, cordless phones work sporadically, even TV remotes fail to work most of the time. "Hello? Can you hear me now?" NO I FUCKING CAN'T GET A SIGNAL! I'm living in some odd vortex of electromagnetic clouds where no electronics work properly. It's most likely attributed to my huge wireless array of network cards, cell phones, 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz phones, 20 or so computers, modified scanners, and fans to cool them all. I'm probably getting 12 different kinds of brain cancer as I write this, let me know if my spelling gets really fucked up.

I'd rather blame it on a government satellite that is in a stationary orbit over my house monitoring my activities, as well as blocking my signals. That would at least explain the odd weather patterns over my house, and that black van parked across the street.

Anyway, no updates to the job hunt, except one guy that emailed me from Kalamazoo, MI offering me a job, no shit, and I will be getting back to you about that job, this has just been a hell of a week for me. I'm also going to be a bit busy this weekend getting ready to do a full day trip to go downhill mountain biking on some mountain in NJ (does NJ have mountains? or are they just really large trash piles?). Should be a good time even though it'll be raining and I'll be traveling down a mountain at about 70 MPH with a broken brake pad on my front disk brakes on my bike since I was too lazy (or just out of cash) to get replacement calipers  for the brakes. Don't worry, I'll be wearing lots of protection so when I crash it'll just break a few bones and not my skull. Should be a good time. Unfortunately I have to wake up at about 4:30 AM to get there, and recently, that's about the time I've been going to bed. I got a call from my friend Clutch, at 2:00 AM yesterday morning, went like this:

"Hello?"

"Hey! You're up! What are ya' doing?"

"It's fucking 2 AM man! why the fuck are you calling me at this time!"

"Because I knew you'd be up."

"Oh, ...yeah, ....right, I am, So... What the hell's up! You watching this infomercial about the RonCo thing?!"

I think unemployment would be a lot more exciting if they at least provided you with plane tickets to some exotic place and forwarded your checks there. At least you'd have more to write about than infomercials. An extended vacation at home is not that interesting. I do have to admit I've lost a bit of weight, and have at least started to read a lot more books.

|| 07/21/2004 ||
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Today was a great day. Well, actually it was pretty normal until this evening when my friends Lou and Jon stopped by. They both brought over tons of food! I had spent the entire day signing up for free samples on line, everything from beef jerky to shampoo. I was planning on attempting to spend the entire month of August trying to live for free from samples and things I could win on line (and I still will attempt that), but now I don't have to worry about food for a while! These two guys have definitely reminded me what great friends I have. THANKS!!!!!

Lou brought me spaghetti and sauce, Ramen (enough to feed an army!), fruit, hamburgers, hot dogs and buns, cereal, nachos and salsa, ketchup and mustard. Jon brought over hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, pizza, chicken, beer (!), and even a HUGE rawhide beef basted bone for Dog(tm)!

These two people have reminded me how great it is to have good friends and the good in people. I hope I can return the favor some day. You guys fucking ROCK! I can't express how happy you made me today, life IS good!

|| 07/20/2004 ||
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It's been about one and a half months since I became unemployed. I'm working through four different consulting agencies that get my resume out to the local businesses. However, there is a limited supply of jobs in the area right now, and not too many jobs that haven't already been farmed out to lower wage Indian firms. I probably won't have a full time job for a while, so I'm getting used to not spending money and living cheaply. I've learned a few things over the last few weeks that may help others in my situation:

  • You get really sick of eating EZ-Mac after about one week. However, cereal becomes OK for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hamburgers don't need buns. 
  • For a $2.00 beer, you can get a "free" meal during happy hour. 
  • You can get a free meal from the samples tray at the deli counter.
  • It's very easy to change your schedule to go to bed at 5:00 AM and wake up at 3:00 PM
  • Your friends do not appreciate you calling them at 3:00 AM 
  • Cheap beer is not worth the savings, you'll just drink 3 times as much, then ask yourself why you drank that swill and never caught a slight buzz
  • When you run out of sugar, go to McDonald's and buy a $1.00 double-cheeseburger, fill the bag with sugar from the condiments station, ignore the Ronald sitting on the bench that seems to be watching you. This also works for ketchup, salt, and pepper.
  • Your electric company can not shut off electricity, since your water comes from a well and they are required by law to keep it on if you would die otherwise (this takes a bit of social engineering to convince them of the fact though)
  • There is no need for two phone lines, call waiting, etc. However, when you cancel the line you don't need, the phone company (SBC) will screw it all up, cancel the wrong line, switch your lines, "forget" to cancel all the extra toys, attempt to charge you for this hassle, try to sell you DSL, and generally ruin an entire day of your unemployment vacation.
  • The gas company will never cancel your account, they will even call you up to tell you that, "Although you owe us money we just want you to know we aren't going to shut off your service." I have no idea why, but they are very lenient about non-payment, so I sent them $3.46 just for the hell of it.
  • McDonald's double cheeseburgers should be reheated for one minute 20 seconds on top of a McDonald's napkin in the microwave at "dinner plate" setting. This and a beer is a meal.
  • There's lot's of places online to order free samples. I may try to live the entire month of August off of this.
  • No one buys you anything from your wish list

So today I paid some bills. Everything was put on a charge card. I hope they don't cancel that one. For anyone that's wondering, the Dog(tm) doesn't know he's unemployed as well. He's eating better than I am, never scrimp on your dog! The only change in his life has been adjusting to my new daily schedule. I've also been taking him out for rides in the truck a lot more, he seems to think it's great.

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Today I'll be going to another Red Sox game in Boston. I somehow convinced my sister to pay for the next two games I go to as a birthday present. Thanks Sis!! I'll be sitting five rows from the field right where the foul line meets the right field. At least these seats are a lot better than the ones I had on Wednesday (but thank you to the people that left four open seats right near first base for me to grab!). Last night the Sox took the game fairly easily so I'm hoping tomorrow will be a good game. Lowe is pitching so it may be a rough ride. I'll have fun either way. This time out it's just Kevin (who runs bosox1.com) and I. Give his site a few hits, he really is a good sports writer and he's a bit dismayed that no one goes to his site (well, not many people). I don't think he realizes that it takes years to get a decent web site up and running.

I've gotten a TON of hits from the Netherlands and Belgium in the last few days (about 250,000 hits yesterday). WELCOME!!! This is the first week that some country other than the USA has topped the hit list! Spain was pretty close when I was the first website to air the Janet Jackson tit photos. I've also gotten a significant increase in the number of hits from government and military IP addresses. They must have me on some list now. I hope you guys enjoy the fun! Also showing up in the logs are countries that I had no idea existed: Seychelles, Czechia, and Niue. It's great to read the logs of people that visit this site and see so many different places from all over the world even though I only write in English. I hope you all at least can enjoy the same humor that I do. This site is watched by about 50-75 countries a month, it's always a surprise to read the logs. Thanks everyone for visiting the site, remember to leave a tip in the tip jar as you leave, one buck is enough.

I'm working on some very long winded articles about the election process (since many people I know don't know how it works in the US) and the candidates. I'm also working on a piece explaining my view on the erosion of rights in a society that has been labeled (by the people destroying it) as the "beacon of freedom" for the world. I'll have these up in a week or so. In the meantime, my work search is continuing, I've had some promising leads, some offers for part time work that may pan out, and much help from my friends. Thanks for the hamburgers Heather, they got me through a week.

|| 07/06/2004 ||
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It's been just a bit over a month and I'm still unemployed. I've only had one interview, but that's typical for this area. The Hartford area is pretty slow on the job market, and I don't see things improving at all. I wish I could make a living online, but the donations I receive for this site just barely cover the costs of the bandwidth. Maybe if every viewer of this site tells 4 people to go here I may get a few more donations. So that's your task for the next week: bring in four new members.

I was surfing on Amazon for a few books that I wanted and ended up making a wish list. Amazon's interface sucks, it's almost impossible to find your own wish list. But there's the link. If anyone wants to buy me a some food or get Dog(tm) some food that would be great. And the book I have on the list ("The Rum Diary") is one I've wanted to read ever since I started reading HST. I noticed when I was looking for a link to my own wish list that there were four other people with my name that had wish lists. Why can't I find my own list? The other pseudo mes have somewhat similar tastes.

Tomorrow night I'll be at the Red Sox game in Boston against Oakland. That should be a good game. It looks like they may win tonight, but I don't want to make any predictions before the game is over. If you happen to be watching the game tomorrow night, watch for me in grandstand 4 row 14. I'll be there with my father (who never took me to a baseball game!), and my friends Brian and Kevin (who runs bosox1.com)

 

|| 07/01/2004 ||
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So Heather stopped by and dropped off her two dogs for me to watch for the weekend. Living with one dog is good when you live alone, but having three dogs that all want the same toy at the same time is a bit of work. Fortunately my dog is a bit too old to argue with the others when they steal his bone or his chew toy and Heather's dogs are a bit too small to get into too much trouble (other than eating anything they can find). The last time I watched these two dogs was entertaining and tiring. Fortunately, being jobless has given me a bit more patience so I should be ok with the three beasts.

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|| 06/22/2004 ||
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Well, I'm a year older today. I plan on spending it sleeping late, then hanging out with my father watching the Red Sox play the Twins. Maybe they'll win a game for me. If anyone wants to get me a gift, that would be cool.

Oh, and a happy birthday to Dan who was a year older yesterday.

|| 06/17/2004 ||
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Unemployment Report

So it's been about two weeks since I have been unemployed. Here's some tips for anyone out there in this situation, or if you want to know what it's like:

Fuck all that shit out there that tells you to be optimistic, here's a real life guide on how to survive unemployment, assuming that you are employable, and you will get a new job, hopefully soon.


... Read the whole article ...

|| 06/07/2004 ||
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So I went away for a few days (Thursday to Sunday) white water rafting with a bunch of people. I'll be posting the pics and a story about that in a bit. However, the big news from the weekend was that I arrived home to find my work email out of service. Odd, I thought...

After checking into it, it seems that I was laid off by email on Friday, when my boss knew I wouldn't be home. Very fucking nice!

Another great move he made was to send the termination notice to my work email account (and an email account that was about 8 years old), then he terminated my work email account. If I hadn't kept a program running to filter spam and monitor my important accounts, I wouldn't even know about my new (un)employment status. 

So, I am currently unemployed. I have NEVER been unemployed since I went into my consulting career (15+ years). So this should be a new experience for me. I'm not that concerned, I just kegged two batches of beer and spent most of my last paycheck on the only vacation that I was planning on taking this year. Yeah, I'm in good shape: lots of beer, no work, and very little cash. Oh well. 

So right now would be a REALLY good time to donate a bit to this site, as I have only one more paycheck that I know of coming in, my dog needs food and treats, and I will be living on the 12 packs of EZ-Mac that I have for food in the house (that, and a gallon of orange juice, an old head of lettuce, and some chips - I took inventory to see how long I can live without shopping). I'm very serious about the donating bit, it will help me out, I need to pay the rent on Thursday. I figure I can let the other bills rest a bit, at least I have no other serious debt to worry about other than living expenses. 

On a good note, I'm a bit relieved. I've wanted to find a company that could market me a bit better than the company I had been working for. I had four calls today from other companies and some promising leads from other people I know - If I talked to you today, Thanks! So I hope to be working again soon, but this was probably the worst timing to get the boot. 

I hold no animosity for the company I had worked for, I understand their position (financially they couldn't keep me on due to their clients not having openings).  And, although I was let go by an ill-sent email, I'll forgive the slighting in trade for good references. They did treat me well for 8 years.

Oh, and sorry for the lack of content in the last few days, I was on vacation, getting laid off, having fun... Until today.

|| 06/01/2004 ||
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New Blog - Read here

|| 05/30/2004 ||
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For today's blog (no one reads my blog anyway) Here's some shots of the night out with the chicks I work(ed) with.


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|| 04/24/2004 ||
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New Blog

Highlights:

  • Baseball Cards
  • Gas
  • Pirates
|| 04/18/2004 ||
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New Blog

Highlights:

  • Bad Drivers

  • Mall People
  • Stay Home

 

|| 04/12/2004 ||
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New Blog!

Highlights:

  • Easter happenings
  • Dog(tm)
  • TV
|| 04/07/2004 ||
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A New Blog! - Oh Wow!

Highlights:

  • Explanation of a fucked family
  • End of codewolf.com?
|| 04/02/2004 ||
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New Blog, read if you care.

Highlights:

  • Plug of new sites
  • Contributor free stuff coming soon
  • Thanks