January 21, 2007

She's Running

You know, I could have sworn that waaaaaaaay back in 2006 when a certain person was running for Senate in NY, she promised that she would NOT run for President until at the very least, the end of her Senate term. (2012, for those who forgot that Senate seats last for 6 years.)

Isn't this breaking that promise?

Eh, what do I know? And why did I ever think that a Clinton would be telling the truth?

I guess now that there's a Democrat Governor of NY, instead of the RINO we used to have, she's not worried about the Dems loosing her seat. So that makes it OK for her to run now.

You know, that reminds me of a joke.

Every car in NY has a "Run, Hillary. Run." bumper sticker on it. Democtrats have it on the back bumper. Republicans have it on the front.

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January 20, 2007

Dihydrogen Monoxide alert

Everyone is always screaming about global warming- I'm sorry, I mean GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!- and yet no one has yet addressed the much more serious problem of Dihydrogen Monoxide. An insidious chemical also known as Hydric Acid.

Dihydrogen Monoxide (Or DHMO for short) is a dangerous chemical that our government has repeatedly refused to ban over the years. Even though it is directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the last century alone.

The list of things that DHMO is responsible for is to great for me to go into right now. I strongly suggest going to DHMO.org and reading up everything you can about this hazardous chemical. And then, once you've learned as much as you can, call your Senator or Congressman and ask them to do something about controlling DHMO in our homes, schools and businesses.

The old Congress is gone, maybe the new one can do something about DHMO.

(This message has been brought to you by the National Consumer Coalition Against DHMO.)

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January 15, 2007

State Employees

Got this link in an e-mail from my Dad. And yeah, this is pretty much how I'd expect my State Government's employees to react.

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January 13, 2007

Ghost Rider

Hadn't heard of this before last night. But it looks to be interesting.

Ghost Rider

Staring Nicholas Cage...?

(Looks better than FF4-Rise of the Silver Surfer.)

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January 12, 2007

Silver Linings

With everything in life, if you look hard enough, you can always find a silver lining. Sometimes it's easy. Often it's hard.

Personally, I've found a few over the last couple of weeks. You can use these examples to help you find your own silver linings.

Sick for a week with a head cold?
With the stuffed up nose and ears, I kind of sound like Christopher Walken... at least to myself.

Bloody nose from blowing it so much?
The blood flowing through my mustache changed some of those silver hairs to red highlihts.

Working long hours for low pay?
I don't have enough time to spend more than I make.

No Wii's in any of the stores?
Ok, you got me. There's no silver lining here.

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Now, as far as I can tell, there is not one drop of Oriental, or even Asian blood in my family tree. Not that that would be a bad thing. It's just a fact about my lineage.

And yet, I can use chopsticks with the most profficent of abilities. In fact, when eating certain cuisine (Chinese, naturally) I find it is quicker and easier to use chopsticks than a knife, fork and spoon.

* A quick aside. Does anyone remember an early movie of Jimmy Stewart's called Pot o' Gold, where he's the nephew of a cereal manufacturer who's having a feud with a bording-house full of musicians? The musicians have a song they sing before each dinner called "A Knife, A Fork And A Spoon." And now I can't get it out of my head. But it's still a good movie.

I guess thinking of the origin of my chopstick skills, it'd have to have come from my Dad. Not that he's a master at using them, but since he was in the Navy when I was a small child, he'd bring back stuff from over-seas. And one of the things he brought back was a family-sized packet of fancy choptsticks. Thinking a little harder, I seem now to remember many, many bowls of Ramen Noodles eaten with said chopsticks...

Ah, Ramen Noodles.

Well, what do you know? Mystery solved.

So, are there any other non-orientals who are good with chopsticks?

In fact. Here's a poll!

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