Wednesday, August 31, 2005
One thing that is true of the United States... it must fend for itself. In times of disaster, Americans band together, because outside help is scarcely offered, other than a few loans and well-wishes.
If there is one thing that the US gets right. When other countries are hit by natural disasters, we're ready to help. No matter the place, we're willing.
Americans are really never a malicious people... we can be very misguided, even to the point of murder... and these times prove it.
If you see some way to help the Mississippi Delta area, please, offer. If not, just pray.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
I love Browncoats. Especially armed with a box of legos and freetime.
The Lego Serenity
In the words of the person who sent me this: "Mmmm... Lego Kaylee..."
Thursday, August 25, 2005
I believe in respecting religion. I prefer tolerating absurd theories and extremism. But when I heard a Flying Spaghetti Monster was being worshipped, I was a bit skeptical. But now, I have no fear, for You are with me.
Please fight those opposing Reason, wherever you are, in FSM's name!
Monday, August 22, 2005
The History of Dingle Peninsula
I personally love its description as a "mountainous finger of land".
The best part about the Air and Water Show is always naming planes seconds after you see them, as the people next to you stare blankly and wonder why you know the names of the F-15 and P-51 flying by.
And, hats off to Lima Lima, they made my dad and I tear up doing their Missing Man Formation accompanied by "Taps".
In other news:
The Catholic Priesthood
Saturday, August 20, 2005
WTF MMY HARNDS AROE STITLL SHAKING FR?ODM THE MUSIC LAT MIGDDHT?! I STTLL CAN]T HEER WEE*EOL, SA IYE BEAN SHUOTIMNG LOTSA! WRE WENUTT 4 A CLUB, ANIT SUCIKET! BU I DDDIDDD IT FO MY BRODHEER, ND IM FINE WITH THAT! AR LEASDT UNTTIL I MR=DER HIM IN HIS SLEEP, WHUIOCH SHOUDNT BE TR#OBBLESPME SNCE HE CANT HER ME OR ANYO:E ELE CVOMING (HE WAAS LISTNIUNG TUO THHE MUSSSIC TOO)!
CLUB PM, MOORE LKEKE CLUB PMS IMHO!
Monday, August 15, 2005
I slipped a gun onto the "L". Not because I intended to. More that I forget I had it packed. Of course, why would I have a gun? Unless it was an AirSoft gun. Which it was.
It wasn't hard. It was in my bag. It's mostly metal, with some plastic for the casing. It's about as heavy as a real gun.
Honestly, I kept thinking about playing around with it. I had played with it all through my Wisconsin trip. Plenty of shooting up there. It was fun, everyone had these guns, though everyone liked mine. It was very real. Looked like FBI-standard issue. Everyone else had clear plastic. Still hurt, plenty of annoyed groans from direct hits by pellets.
When this one creepy guy started talking to me on the platform, I kept thinking about the gun. If anyone attacked me, I could give them the right scare. If someone pointed a gun at me, I could point one right back at them! I could match them in "fear factor."
I kept my bag zipped.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
My new favorite bumper sticker:
Monday, August 08, 2005
Rest in peace, Peter Jennings, my favorite of the Rather-Brokaw-Jennings news. Not only that, but the other two are off the air, too. Even though they've all been off the air for several months, it only hit me now. These guys knew news.
Watch some BBC or something, and enjoy real people telling you the news sometime, instead of reading blogs and bbc.com. Read a newspaper. Enjoy life, away from a computer for a while.
This is Eaglie, signing off, for now.
Friday, August 05, 2005
The Top Ten College Pranks of All Time
Check out the rest of the site, museumofhoaxes.com. It's a historical read.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
I just watched part of a lawyer reality show, where people have to make their case on TV in a "real" court. The case I watched was one where a man sued another for calling him a terrorist. Apparently the defendant made a poster that called the guy a wanted terrorist as a joke. Also, the men were friends.
The defendant lost and was forced to apologize and pay a large sum of money. For calling his friend a terrorist as a joke.
So, as a tribute, I am now going to call several of my close friends terrorists. Feel free to alert the authorities.
Noah G. ---> terrorist
Alex M. ---> freedom-hating terrorist hippie
Andrew Z. ---> suspicious hair folical activity
Joe P. ---> enemy combatant, detained at Guantanamo Bay
Jordan G. ---> enemy combatant, under house arrest
Chris B. ---> unpatRIOTic and suspected of un-American activities
Chris E. ---> black
Sarah S. ---> ecoterrorist
Alex Z. ---> dark complexion, can do Iraqi accent
All others have been cleared. You listening Rummy?
Monday, August 01, 2005
As a tribute right now to my ongoing writing and reading pursuits (yes, I've mostly put away my computer... not playing Warcraft for at least several days), I present an interesting set of facts about banned books. The part about the banned WWI pamphlet denouncing the draft is probably the coolest thing I've read in a while.
I encourage everyone to do a bit of reading right now. And writing. And 'rithmetic.