Thursday, May 31, 2007
Turns out, according to the online medical dictionary, it means Illness or Disease. Not as serious as I'd thought.
SEATTLE (May 31) - A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.
The article goes on to say that the person in question, under 35 indictments for email fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, is known as one of the top 10 spammers in the world. Conviction could put him away for a long, long time. Hopefully without access to computers.
via By the Way...
I first read about this organization from Ariane Benefit's Neat Living blog. When I read what they were up to, I signed on as a volunteer to distribute posters of missing children.
I'll blog more about it as it goes along and I get a sense for how it all works.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
see more mailboxes here.
Gattina - POSTED!
Steven - POSTED!
Karen - POSTED!
Photographs And Memories Too
Janet - POSTED!
Fond of Photography
Cosette - POSTED!
Birds of Venus
Suzanne R - POSTED!
New Suzanne R's Life
Carly - POSTED!
Ellipsis... Suddenly Carly
Teena - POSTED!
It's all about me!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I say ... and you think ... ?
- Dancer :: Elton John
- Intellectual :: smart
- Direct :: TV
- Tolerate :: put up with
- Post :: blog
- Instinctive :: natural
- Brink :: edge
- Regain :: get
- Repulsed :: disgusted
- Distressed :: upset
And so I have decided to start looking up words when I'm not really sure what they mean. It's good for the brain anyway.
moribund \MOR-uh-bund\, adjective:
1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.
Monday, May 28, 2007
What does that mean? What is simple? Simple compared to what?
To me, simple is quiet. Reflective. It's hard to get those times, with job, family, society and media all vying for your attention.
Simple meals. Eating has become more and more complicated. Remember meat and potatos? No: you forgot the veggies. Your meat portion is too large, and you shouldn't eat carbs. Unless you should eat carbs. You should eat dairy, but not milk, yogurt or cheese. Wine? One glass, two glasses? It's good for you, unless it isn't. Diet soda, regular soda, no soda. Sixty-four ounces of water a day. Or not. Green tea, white tea, red tea, black. Antioxidants. Free radicals. When I was growing up, "free radicals" was a political term.
Love. No...love only sounds simple. It's, in fact, one of the most complicated simplicities in the world.
Online bill paying. Sounds simple. Sure. Until a computer glitch loses your payment, doubles your payment, overdrafts your account or takes your money after you cancel the program.
Getting out to get fresh air. Bug spray, sun screen, no hairspray. Broad hats, flats - or sneakers? - beach, mountains, meadow, pool...gear.
Getting dressed. Going where? What to wear? White after Labor Day? Winter white? Pastels, prints, stripes, polka dots. Matching socks.
No, life ain't simple. But oh yes, it's good.
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A Tony-award winning Broadway actor, Reilly also appeared 95 times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and made bit appearances on most of the popular TV shows of the 70's. He was nominated for an Emmy for his performances several times.
He made a name for himself for his outrageous one-liners and innuendos on game shows like Hollywood Squares (where he occupied the center square) and Match Game.
I personally best remember him as HooDoo on Lidsville. A sad thing to say. I remember him - and contemporary Paul Lynde - as familiar faces in lots of favorite shows in my youth, including Nanny and the Professor and I Dream of Jeannie.
Photo via Wildlife Pictures Online.
Giraffe: one of my favorite animals. They're so funny looking!
Goofy: the general mood of my family.
Great: big or good, depending.
Gemin: Maxcy's new last name
Gemini: A sign of the zodiac. My mother and sister are both Geminis.
Gouda: a kind of cheese.
Girl: I'm one, and I have three girl-children.
Gee: A word I should use more, instead of the seemingly standardized profanity.
God: omnipotent, omniscient creator of the universe.
Greek: a country in southern Europe, origin of some of my favorite myth stories, country of Aesop, who wrote some excellent fables.
Gyros: Greek food pronounced "yee-rohs," made of spiced lamb on pita with a cucumber cream sauce.
Gnocchi: Italian dumplings. Quite yummy.
See more of these at http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sf-papercraft/Gallery/Gallery.html
Via boingboing, finder of all things nifty.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Information on the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Complete guide to Star Wars bloopers.
Blueharvest.net: One of the definitive SW sites for ubergeeks. Great for quotes and fonts, etc.
TFN: News, humor, reviews. Awesome, definitive site for SW info of all types
An excellent article on the meaning of the original trilogy vs. the prequels to GenX'ers.
...and of course, starwars.com
Friday, May 25, 2007
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I never would have guessed at what the Lost fans discovered.
Hoffs/Drawlar isn't just a funny name for a funeral home, its also an anagram for "Flash Forward," which aptly described the temporal nature of the sequences we were watching.
"Narcotechture" is a coined term for houses built on drug money. Not all the houses belong to drug lords, but the slideshow at Monocle's site shows that sometimes, crime temporarily pays.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Okay, here's one: The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. A fun quartet of silly young hot guys, deliberately patterned after the Monkees. C.A.P.E.R. stood for Civilian Authority for the Protection of Everybody, Regardless, and the kids, Doc, Doomsday, P.T. and Bugs would solve crimes and sing songs.
I say ... and you think ... ?
- Coastguard :: cutter
- Buddies :: list
- Nap :: ahhhh
- Groan :: moan
- Sitcom :: laughter
- Reader :: Adobe
- Heroes :: television
- Amazing :: grace
- Woman :: man
- Don’t! :: Stop!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
It's a long drive from Mom's to the duck, and once you get there, there's not a lot to do, except look at the big duck, and go inside to shop for duck-themed items. Even so, it's an affectionate piece of Americana and one of the first buildings that was built in the shape of its product. Because of this, other buildings in the shapes of their products are called "ducks."